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Shore Excursions

From the Port of Civitavecchia
Code : CV03
Type : Private Tours

Duration : 9 Hours

Price tag Starting From:
*81.25 €
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Adults (15 - 64)
Kids (4 - 14)
Senior > 64
Infant (0 - 3)


This customized private shore excursion from Civitavecchia will be designed by you, according to what you desire to see and do in Rome and Vatican City.  

Features of this “Rome What You Wish” day trip from Civitavecchia:

  • Pick-up at the cruise terminal
  • 80-min drive to Rome in air-conditioned vehicle
  • You decide where to go

We invite you to watch our explainer video here.

If you have a theme in mind for a personalized excursion to Rome but need a hand with the specifics we’ll be happy to help you with suggestions. Architecture, ancient Rome, art, history — these are all great points of departure for a personalized tour of Rome.  

Do you already have a list prepared?  Benissimo! All we’ll need do is sort out the timing and route.

Been to Rome previously and have seen all the classic highlights?  Nessun problema!  The supply of things to see in Rome is almost endless.

Here are some suggestions of popular and interesting sights in Rome, to get you started creating the perfect tour. We’ve divided them into primary and secondary groups according to popularity.  The things on the secondary list are just as impressive as those on the primary list, only less visited (which might be a good place to start if you want to avoid the throngs of high season).

Primary sights in Rome and Vatican City

  • Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel (closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays; additional cost; must be pre-booked)
  • St.Peter's Square and Basilica
  • The Colosseum (additional cost to enter; must be pre-booked)
  • Imperial Forum Avenue and the Roman Forum
  • Piazza Venezia and the Victor Emanuel Monument
  • Capitoline Hill
  • Trevi Fountain
  • The Spanish Steps
  • The Pantheon (additional cost to enter; must be pre-booked)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Circus Maximus 

Secondary sights in Rome 

  • Aventine Hill
  • the Baths of Caracalla
  • Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Pyramid of Caio Cestius
  • the basilica of San Paolo Fuori le Mura (St. Paul Outside the Walls)
  • the basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (St.Mary Major)
  • the church of San Giovanni in Laterano (St. John in Lateran)
  • the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth)
  • Caravaggio paintings in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi
  • Quirinal Hill 
  • Christian catacombs
  • the quarter of Trastevere
  • the Appian Way
  • Via Veneto

Choose the sights and we will come up with the schedule for your custom day trip. Please keep in mind that the Vatican Museums/Sistine Chapel are closed on Saturday afternoons and Sundays.



Please be aware that obtaining skip-the-line tickets is not guaranteed and is contingent on availability, which is confirmed at the time of booking. Due to the activities of prominent agencies with early access, securing tickets has become more challenging. Ticket sales for the Vatican Museums open two months before the selected date, while the Colosseum opens one month ahead. If we are unable to secure tickets, alternative activities will be proposed. Pre-purchased tickets are non-refundable, but we will make every effort to find suitable alternatives.



  • Private vehicle 
  • English speaking driver-guide at your service for 9 hours 
  • Pick-up and drop off right at your ship
  • Personalized itinerary customizable with your driver whenever possible 
  • Live commentaries and explanations on board 
  • Gas, toll and parking fees


  • Tickets and guides, if not specified to be part of the tour package, are an extra cost to be arranged with the office.
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Please be aware that tickets are guaranteed only when booked.

Booking tickets this year has become almost impossible and we’re struggling to find slots available.

The Vatican opens availability 2 months ahead the selected date and the Colosseum opens availability one month ahead. We will do our very best to get the admission tickets for you but if by this time we are not able to secure tickets, then those are not guaranteed.

We will have to relay to other suppliers but it’s not guaranteed.

You will be notified in case of lack of unavailability and offered an alternative solution for you to still have a wonderful experience during your visit; for example at the Colosseum, you may decide to only see the Roman Forum which is another good attraction and instead of the Vatican we can take you to see other beautiful churches in Rome.

We will be able to provide a certain answer regarding availability 7 weeks ahead for the Vatican and  4 weeks ahead for the Colosseum, in refer to the selected date of your tour. 

You will be then free to decide how to move forward with your tour, of course.

This may cause some inconveniences, but we wanted to inform you in advance and be transparent with our customers regarding this whole situation.

Thank you very much for understanding. 


  • If mass is taking place, entrance to churches may be restricted.
  • The Vatican museums are closed on Sundays, except the last Sunday of the month, provided that it is not Easter Sunday, June 29, or Dec25/26. For complete details:
  • The order of the sights visited may vary according to local conditions and opening hours.
  • Complete information including our phone numbers, meeting time and place are included in your confirmation voucher.
  • Please give your voucher to the driver at the end of the tour. We hand select our drivers and tour guides in order to give you the ultimate experience.

Meeting Point

  • Your driver will be ready to wait for you in front of your ship holding a sign with your name before the appointed time. As soon as you get off the ship, please look for your driver and if you are not able to find him, please don’t leave but call the office ASAP. If you think you will be late for any reason, we kindly ask you to contact the office ASAP.


Is this tour private?

The tour is private, just for your party, however if you prefer to share your tour with other passengers to alleviate costs, you may find your travel companions to create your small group and divide the costs.

Does the driver go with us inside the monuments?

No, only a licensed guide is authorized to accompany you during the visit of sights. Our driver will drop you off close to the sights but will stay with the vehicle for the duration of your visit.

Does this tour include lunch and admission fees to sites?

Lunch and admission fees are not included in the rate. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.

Does it include a guide?

A guide is not included either. If you choose to visit the Vatican, we would recommend hiring a private guide. Please contact our office for pricing and reservations.

Do you guarantee the return to the ship on time?

In almost 30 years of business, we have never missed the ship that is why we have organized all itineraries to guarantee your return on time.

What is the duration of the tour?

The duration of the tour is 9 hours, including pickup and drop off at the ship.

Is the itinerary flexible?

Our itineraries are completely flexible, and we will be happy to operate any changes to the original itinerary (within reason). Please contact our office with all the requests you may have so that we can better organize your day.

Is gratuity included in the price?

Tips are never included in our quotes. We think that a tip shouldn’t be included in the rate otherwise it would be a tax!!! Once in Italy do not feel as though you have to tip everyone because someone told you to. Tip only if you really liked the service. Tips are generally: 10% not bad 15 % great 20 % best tour in my life. Please report any abuse.

Cancellation Policy

There will be a full charge for booking cancelled with less than 72-hour notice for any service required. In this case, full charge will be made on your credit card. If you miss your flight or if your airline decides to cancel the flight due to bad weather or if your flight is directed to another airport on arrival, please advise us on time (as soon as you know) or a full charge will be made. Please give us enough time so we can accept other reservations and allocate them to our chauffeurs. If the ship does not make it to the pier for bad weather, you will not be considered responsible so NO CHARGE will be made to your credit card. Full charge will be made for no show-up. Only pre-purchased skip the line tickets (if requested) are not refundable any under circumstance and will be charged to your card.

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