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Day Trip to Rome from the Civitavecchia Port
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Day Trip to Rome from the Civitavecchia Port

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Could have started a half hour earlier. Extra charge for earphones was a little sneaky.
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  • English English
  • 6 hours 30 minutes - 8 hours

Embark on a full-day trip to Rome from the Port of Civitavecchia and take in the splendor of the Eternal City accompanied by an English-speaking guide at a much lower price than the tours offered by the cruise lines.  

Day Trip to Rome from the Civitavecchia Port

Meet your guide at Largo della Pace (Civitavecchia cruise ship reception center) and hop on a spacious air-conditioned coach to Rome. Enjoy the scenic landscape of the province of Rome for a little over an hour until you get to the city center.  

Upon arrival, your first stop will be near St. Peter’s Square (Piazza San Pietro) in the Vatican City. You’ll have an hour to explore the large plaza and visit the spectacular St. Peter’s Basilica, Italy’s largest temple. The church houses masterpieces like the Pietà, a beautiful marble statue chiselled by Michelangelo and St. Peter’s Baldachin by Bernini.

The tour then continues with a sightseeing bus tour, taking in Tiber Island, the Baths of Caracalla, the imposing Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Circus Maximus, and the unusual Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth). And all the while your guide will explain to you stories and secrets about the most famous corners of the Italian capital.

Out second stop is a walking tour of the Forum Boarium, where you'll learn all about the long history of places such as the Marcello Theatre. Then we'll visit the Capitoline Hill, one of Rome's seven hills, seeing the Piazza Venecia, the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the Trajan Forum, and Trajan's Column

Leave the historic center behind and head to the famous Fontana di Trevi. Enjoy a break of an hour and a half where you can discover numerous landmarks at your own leisure, such as the Pantheon (the inside of the building is also worth visiting), Piazza Navona (our favorite) and the elegant Piazza di Spagna, home to the Spanish Steps.

In the afternoon, you’ll head back to the Port of Civitavecchia with plenty of time before your cruise ship sets sail.  


This tour is exclusively organized for customers travelling on cruise ships. For this reason, the departure and return time varies depending on the schedule of the cruise ships. The usual departure time is 9:30 am, but if you are travelling on a Sovereign, Costa Favolosa and MSC Magnifica cruise, departure time will be at 9:45 am.

Passengers who arrive on Sunday on the MSC Divina will return to the port at 4:00 pm

Important information

  • St Peter’s Basilica has a very strict dress code: men and women must cover both knees and shoulders. Please note that the Basilica is sometimes closed for special celebrations.
  • The tour always includes a tour leader who will reveal interesting information on the bus journey. Depending on the day you book the tour, you might also be accompanied by an official tour guide who will accompany you during the whole tour.
  • On Wednesdays the tour will visit the monuments in a different order, as entry to the Vatican will be at 2:30 pm.


Adults Children 3-12 years old Children under 3
US$ 36.30
US$ 26
  • Adults

    US$ 36.30
  • Children 3-12 years old

    US$ 26
  • Children under 3


More Information


6 hours 30 minutes - 8 hours.

Language English

The tour includes a multilingual escort that speaks English.


Pick up and drop off at the Port of Civitavecchia.

Return transportation by airconditioned coach.

English speaking tour leader.

Not included


Entrance tickets to the various monuments.

Official tourist guide and headphones (€8).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (7:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Does the bus have child seats?

    A - No, the bus does not permit the use of child seats - children should travel on their parents' laps or in a seat.

  • Q - If we want to end the excursion in Rome, can we bring our luggage?

    A - Yes, it's possible.

  • Q - Can we leave a pushchair/stroller in the bus during the trip?

    A - Yes.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


Yes (some of the areas are accessible).

US$ 36.30
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Meeting point

The tour departs from Largo della Pace.


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (10) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.