5 Top Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia

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Rome is one of the most popular destinations in Italy cruisers filled with ancient history, culture, architecture, beauty, and charm.  The cruise port that serves Rome is Civitavecchia (about 1,5 hours away from Rome) 

We included 5 Top Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia that you can enjoy from your Cruise Ship.

Your personal English-speaking Driver will meet you right on the pier next to your ship in the morning for optimal convenience, take a driven tour of Rome to enjoy many of the Eternal City’s highlights.  In the afternoon, you will enjoy a leisurely drive through the countryside back to your ship in Civitavecchia. 

Some of the Rome Shore Excursions included are offered by our sister company Stefano Rome Tours which specializes only in tours and Italy excursions

You may CLICK on the TITLES of the tours to arrive at the actual TOUR PAGES where you will find detailed information about each tour, price lists, and options to book your preferred Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia.

We will also include 3 NEW BONUS Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia that we added to our exclusive collection of private excursions.


5 Top Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia


1.  PANORAMIC ROME For Cruisers Excursion from Civitavecchia

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We created our  Panoramic Rome Tour  due to high demand from cruisers who preferred to enjoy a more slow-paced flexible tour, avoid super crowded places such as the Colosseum and Vatican, and the flexibility of not having to purchase in advance non-refundable tickets at specific time slots as required by the Vatican Museums and Colosseum.


  • Piazza della Rotonda (with an outside view of the Pantheon)
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Navona
  • St Peter's Square
  • Capitoline Hill with a view of the Roman Forum
  • Colosseum Square with an outside view of the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine
  • Brief stop at Circus Maximus
  • Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls


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Embark on our Panoramic Rome For Cruisers a captivating journey that promises a plethora of cultural gems and iconic landmarks. Begin your exploration at Piazza della Rotonda, where the majestic Pantheon dominates the square.  Admire its architectural brilliance and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the square, where history meets the vibrant pulse of contemporary Rome.

Continue your leisurely stroll through the city's lively squares, including the sophisticated Spanish Steps—a masterpiece of baroque elegance. Next, revel in the oblong and entertaining charm of Piazza Navona, where artistic fountains and bustling outdoor cafes create a captivating scene. The symphony of gushing waters at the Trevi Fountain beckons, inviting you to make a wish by tossing a coin into the fountain and marveling at the intricate craftsmanship.

Feel the embrace of St. Peter's Square, offering a remarkable exterior view of St. Peter's Basilica. The juxtaposition of ancient architecture and modern vitality makes this a truly memorable experience.

Following a delectable lunch, venture into the heart of ancient Rome. Ascend to the strategic terrace on Capitoline Hill for a panoramic view of the Roman Forum—an archaeological marvel that unfolds the city's rich history. Catch glimpses of the Palatine Hill and the iconic Colosseum, each with its own tales of ancient grandeur.

Stop in Colosseum Square, where you'll find a perfect vantage point for a photographic spectacle of the imposing Colosseum. The juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary Rome creates a tapestry of experiences, weaving together the city's storied past with its vibrant present. Visit the Papal Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls—a sanctuary of historical and religious significance. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this iconic basilica, adorned with striking mosaics and architectural splendor.


2. ROME TOWN & COUNTRY TOUR from Civitavecchia

Can't decide between the allure of Rome and the tranquil charm of the Italian Countryside for your upcoming shore excursion from Civitavecchia?

Look no further than our exclusive Rome Town & Country Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia, seamlessly blending the best of both worlds: the timeless splendor of the Eternal City of Rome and the picturesque Italian Medieval countryside.




  • Colosseum Square for an outside view of the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine
  • Piazza della Rotonda (outside view of the Pantheon)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Medieval village of Ceri
  • Medieval town of Bracciano
  • Orsini- Odescalchi Castle

On this exciting shore excursion, you will enjoy a taste of Rome's Rome's renowned squares and monuments. From the monumental Colosseum Square, where you'll marvel at the grandeur of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine, to the historical Piazza della Rotonda to admire the Pantheon, the lively Piazza Navona, the elegant Spanish Steps, and the enchanting Trevi Fountain, every moment is a brushstroke in the canvas of Rome's rich history.

Following a captivating morning in Rome, your adventure takes a scenic turn as you venture into the Italian countryside. Indulge your senses with a delectable lunch at a charming family-owned restaurant nestled in the medieval clifftop hamlet of Ceri. Your relaxing lunch is followed by an exploration of the Medieval-Renaissance Castello Orsini-Odescalchi in Bracciano, also known as the Bracciano Castle, where history unfolds amidst architectural marvels and captivating tales of the past.

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3.  TOUR ROME AS ROMANS DO from Civitavecchia


Why not tour Rome as the Romans do?  This tour was inspired by our (locals of Rome) favorite locations when we wish to be local tourists for the day.

With Vatican Museums and Colosseum Tickets selling out fast and enormous crowds that make sightseeing difficult, this tour skips these challenging attractions for a more relaxing, leisurely, and flexible Rome shore excursion that offers cruisers the opportunity to enjoy the sites that we, Romans, enjoy the most!


  • Piazza Colosseo (outside view of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine)
  • Circo Massimo
  • Aventine Hill
  • Gianicolo Hill
  • Lunch in Trastevere
  • St Peter’s Square (outside view of St Peter’s Basilica)
  • Piazza della Rotonda (outside view of the Pantheon)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Trevi Fountain

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Embark on a captivating Rome shore excursion from Civitavecchia and immerse yourself in the city's most iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Begin your journey at the iconic Colosseum Square, where the monumental Colosseum stands as an ancient testament to Rome's grandeur. Nearby, the Arch of Constantine adds to the majestic atmosphere, narrating tales of triumph and glory.

Venture to Circus Massimo, once the ancient Roman chariot racing stadium. Immerse yourself in the historical significance of this vast space, where the echoes of ancient competitions linger in the air. Ascend Aventine Hill and delight in the tranquility of the Garden of Oranges. Indulge in panoramic views of Rome before peering through the famed Keyhole in the Piazza of the Knights of Malta, offering a unique perspective of Saint Peter's Dome framed by greenery.

Marvel at Rome's rooftops from the summit of Gianicolo Hill, where a breathtaking panorama unfolds. Let the cityscape below captivate your senses, creating a picturesque tableau of Rome's architectural treasures. Take a delightful detour to Trastevere, a charming old-world neighborhood across the Tiber River. Immerse yourself in its narrow cobblestone streets, adorned with vibrant facades and authentic Roman character. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in this atmospheric district, savoring the flavors of traditional Roman cuisine.

Move on to St. Peter's Square, a vast plaza embraced by Bernini's iconic colonnade. Admire the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica from the outside, where the spiritual aura of the Vatican envelops you. Arrive at Piazza della Rotonda and behold the majestic Pantheon, a marvel of ancient engineering. Absorb the energy of this bustling square as you take in the external magnificence of this historic structure.

Wander through the lively Piazza Navona, an artistic haven adorned with Baroque masterpieces. Let the animated atmosphere and impressive fountains captivate your senses. Stand in awe of the Trevi Fountain, a masterpiece of Baroque artistry. Toss a coin into its crystalline waters to ensure your return to the Eternal City.

Conclude your journey at the Spanish Steps, an iconic meeting place in the heart of Rome. Ascend the elegant staircase, relishing the ambiance and panoramic views of the city below.





Perfect for travel connoisseurs and history buffs, this signature Rome tour follows two important ancient Roman roads that lead to incredible places.

Via Ostiensis is one of the oldest roads of Ancient Rome, extending about 20 miles from the city of Rome to the ancient harbor city of Ostia.  Along this road, you will visit the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, one of the fur highest-ranking Catholic churches in the world, known as the Papal Basilica.  Walk in the footsteps of Ancient Romans exploring the ancient Roman city of Ostia Antica.

Via Appia (Ancient Appian Way) is regarded as the Queen of the Long Roads of Ancient Rome.  Constructed in 312 BC, this strategic road extended from Rome to Brindisi in the southeast region in the heel of the Italian peninsula.  Nearby, you will have the opportunity to explore the ancient underground Christian Catacombs. A guided tour will take you through a vast labyrinth of subterranean tombs and crypts.





5.  SEVEN WONDERS OF ANCIENT ROME – Private from Civitavecchia

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Our Seven Wonders of Ancient Rome is a very special tour for lovers of Ancient Roman architecture, history, and culture as it takes you on a journey to Rome’s most incredible architectural and engineering wonders:  the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla, Via Appia (Ancient Appian Way), Park of the Aqueducts, Pantheon and Trajan’s Forum.


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On this tour, you will enjoy some unique locations outside of the city center such as Park of the Aqueducts and Ancient Appian Way for a more relaxing experience.

Here are your BONUS Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia:



VACANZE ROMANE / ROMAN HOLIDAY Tour from Civitavecchia



Vacanze Romane / Roman Holiday Tour is offered by our sister company Stefano Rome Tours and is inspired by the classic movie by the same name, starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck.  

For decades this delightful romantic comedy has inspired so many worldwide with beautiful locations in Rome that added to the romance and charm. The beautiful iconic couple has been immortalized on souvenirs everywhere! Of all the Rome shore excursions, this is one of the most fun ways to enjoy the Eternal City!

This tour will take you to the top locations in Rome where Vacanze Romane movie was filmed:  a visit to the Colosseum, a drive along Piazza Venezia, Teatro di Marcello, and Palazzo Barberini, a stop on Capitoline Hill to view the Roman Forum, the Mouth of Truth (try it for yourself, and be sure to tell the truth or else!),  a stop to enjoy the view of the imposing Castel Sant’Angelo, a stop on the elegant Spanish Steps, a stroll along Via Margutta where Gregory Peck’s character lived, and the ancient Roman monument – the Pantheon.

Vacanze Romane / Roman Holiday tour by Stefano Rome Tours was also RECOMMENDED by TRAVEL & LEISURE as one of the WORLD’S GREATEST DREAM TRIPS

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ANGELS AND DEMONS – Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia


Last but not least of the top 5 Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia is another exciting tour from Stefano Rome Tours is Angels and Demons – hugely popular when the book and movie came out, and it remained popular over the years because this tour includes some of Rome’s most fabulous locations that are worth seeing and visiting – with or without inspiration from Dan Brown’s book and film.  

The Angels and Demons tour is based on the Four Elements: Earth, Fire, Water,  and Air, along with other additional sites mentioned in the book and shown in the film.

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The places included  in the Vacanze Romane / Roman Holiday tour are:

EARTH:  Santa Maria del Popolo Church features the famous Chigi Chapel (one of Raphael’s most important architectural masterpieces), and the paintings by the famous Caravaggio inside the Cerasi Chapel:   Conversion of St Paul and Crucifixion of St Peter

FIRE:  Santa Maria della Vittoria is a relatively small highly ornate church that features Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Ecstasy of Saint Teresa sculpture

WATER:  Piazza Navona is a lively and entertaining oblong square that takes the shape of the ancient stadium of Emperor Domitian upon which it was built.  The square is dominated by the Fountain of Four Rivers by Gian Lorenzo Bernini which represents the rivers through the four known continents of the 1600s: Nile, Danube, Rio, and Plate.  The fountain is topped by a very tall Egyptian obelisk crowned with the symbol of Pope Innocent X who commissioned the fountain.

AIR: the Vatican.  The smallest country in the world, Vatican City houses the remarkable Vatican Museums that hold a treasure trove of artistic masterpieces from as far back as the classical era, the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s famous frescoes,  and St Peter’s Basilica.

The other locations that you have the opportunity to visit that are featured in the novel and film are the Pantheon and Castel Sant’ Angelo 

Unlike Robert Lange, you can enjoy all these famous and magnificent places in Rome at your leisure without having to save the world.




ROME IN A DAY – Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia


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The first of the top 5 Rome Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia is the most frequently requested tour of all Rome Tours and Rome Shore Excursions is our very popular Rome in a Day – a top favorite for more than 15 years! And for good reason.

Rome in A Day takes you on a journey exploring the “Ancient Rome” area of the city to admire the Colosseum from Colosseum Square and visit the Pantheon, be awed by a picture-perfect panorama of the Roman Forum (with a bit of the Palatine Hill and Colosseum for a breathtaking view) from a special terrace on Capitoline Hill. Nearby, you will make a quick stop to admire the outline of what once used to be the magnificent Circus Maximus (ancient Rome’s chariot race arena).



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