Panoramic Rome for Cruisers

Most Popular Private Rome Tour from Civitavecchia Port and from Rome Hotel

duration:Full Day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM at Cruise Port


  • A more leisurely tour offering guests a broader taste of Rome's timeless landmarks
  • Avoiding crowded attractions with strict ticket time slots, you enjoy a more relaxed tour with coveted flexibility
  • View grand remains of Ancient Rome from Colosseum Square such as the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine
  • Explore Piazza della Rotonda with an outside view of the Pantheon
  • Exult in visits to Rome's most famous squares for a taste of La Dolce Vita
  • Gaze in reverence at St Peter's Basilica with an outside view from the embracing St Peter's Square
  • Visit St Paul Outside the Walls, one of Rome's most revered basilicas
  • Enjoy a higher level of personal attention and flexibility on our private tours by car
  • * This tour does NOT include a Tour Guide, you will Self Tour away from the vehicle
  • ** This tour does NOT include visits inside the Vatican, Colosseum, or Pantheon due to long security and entry lines, with extremely difficult-to-obtain time slot tickets
  • *** Please read ALL the information on the tour page before booking to ensure this tour meets your expectations. If you have any unanswered questions let us know. Tour Requests are confirmed based on availability.


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


  • Private deluxe vehicle
  • English speaking Driver (drivers are NOT licensed tour guides)
  • All Taxes, tolls, parking fees

not included

  • Tour Guide / Walking Tours (you will self tour away from the vehicle)
  • Admission Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs' Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers, where an unforgettable adventure awaits! Get ready to immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and rich history of Rome our most popular Rome Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia.

Our Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers is a private tour by car crafted with consummate cruisers in mind, maximizing your time and ensuring you have the opportunity to savor Rome's mesmerizing highlights while avoiding crowded time-consuming attractions like the Vatican Museums and Colosseum with lengthy security lines and restricted admission tickets that hinder your exploration. 

From the moment you step off your cruise ship, your personal English-speaking RomeCabs driver will whisk you away on a captivating day trip to Rome exploring Rome's iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Discover the city's most vibrant squares and world-renowned fountains that offer an exquisite blend of sightseeing and indulgence. 

Marvel at the awe-inspiring Ancient Roman monuments that have stood the test of time. Visit one of Rome's most awe-inspiring churches, far from the bustling crowds, where you can bask in tranquility as you admire its architectural splendor. Your personal driver will ensure you are dropped off as close as lawfully possible to each site, minimizing walking distances and maximizing your valuable sightseeing time.

Experience the true essence of La Dolce Vita and savor authentic Italian artisan gelato. Relax for lunch at a local Roman ristorante or trattoria and savor traditional Italian cuisine from mouthwatering pasta dishes to delectable pizzas topped with the freshest ingredients, each bite a symphony of flavors.

  • This Rome shore excursion will NOT include visits inside the Vatican Museum, Colosseum or Pantheon. It will not be possible to customize this tour with visits inside the Vatican or Colosseum.

  • POST-CRUISE TOUR OPTION: For cruisers heading to Rome at the end of their cruise, please book our Post Cruise Panoramic Rome Tour from Civitavecchia. We'll pick you up directly from your cruise ship and transport you to your desired hotel in Rome at the conclusion of your Rome post-cruise tour. This tour is only valid as a Shore Excursion with a return to the ship and without luggage



  • For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:  590 EUROS
  • For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:  650 EUROS
  • For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:  690 EUROS


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Panoramic Rome for Cruisers Tour from Civitavecchia private excursion


While this Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers does not include visits inside the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, or the Pantheon, you will encounter the essence of Rome's wonders from panoramic views and architectural marvels to hidden gems and cultural treasures, each stop along the way carefully selected to immerse you in Rome's captivating history and charm.



 PIAZZA DELLA ROTONDA - Rome's Historic Square

Prepare to be captivated by the vibrant energy of the bustling Piazza della Rotonda, adorned with a magnificent baroque fountain and crowned by a towering 20-foot ancient Egyptian obelisk, a true masterpiece originally crafted by Pharaoh Ramses II for the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis.

Pause for a moment to marvel at the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Pantheon, an architectural marvel that effortlessly dominates the square. 


Piazza della Rotonda Panoramic Rome Tour from Civitavecchia


As you leisurely stroll through this enchanting square, allow the elegant facades of pastel-colored historical palazzi that embrace the surroundings to transport you to a bygone era, evoking the rich tapestry of Rome's captivating history and architectural beauty. These palazzi, with their delicate hues and intricate details, create a captivating backdrop, further enhancing the irresistible charm and allure of Piazza della Rotonda.

Take your time to meander through the square and around the Pantheon, exploring the inviting shops, and treating yourself to the indulgent pleasure of savoring Rome's finest gelato from a nearby gelateria.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Entry into the Pantheon is not included in the tour due to excessively long entry lines, even for visitors with pre-booked tickets, that are exceedingly difficult to secure.


TREVI FOUNTAIN - the world-famous Baroque fountain

Not to be missed on any Rome shore excursion is a stop at the world's most famous Baroque Fountain. You know you are near the Trevi Fountain, when you begin to hear the soft melodic sounds of the baroque fountain with the water gushing from Neptune the sea god riding the seashell chariot drawn by sea horses.

Here you can follow the tradition of tossing a coin into the fountain to ensure another visit to Rome. This fountain has been featured in popular classics: "Three Coins in A Fountain", "La Dolce Vita", and "Roman Holiday". You will be happy to know that the coins are collected each night (some 3,000 Euros!) And donated to charity. Tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain is the highlight of many travelers and cruisers visit in Rome.

SPANISH STEPS - the showpiece elegant staircase

On this Panoramic Rome tour, you have the opportunity to admire the picturesque Spanish Steps with its elegant and windy stairway connecting with the obelisk and the Church of the Trinity above with the Fountain of the Old Boat below.

Visitors enjoy the lively atmosphere of this famous square. On the right side of the building is where the famous English writer John Keats lived.


PIAZZA NAVONA - Rome's charismatic and lively square

The vibrant Piazza Navona consists of 3 splendid fountains in an oblong square embraced by earth-toned historic buildings and made colorful by a variety of paintings and drawings exhibited by local artists.


Piazza Navona takes its shape and name from the ancient 1st century AD Roman stadium by Emperor Domitian that was used for athletic competitions. The square today rests over the interior arena of this ancient stadium. The name Navona is rooted in the ancient word for games, ‘agones’.

The grandiose 17th-century fountain that dominates the square is Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) which represents the four major rivers of the four known continents of that time: Nile (Africa), Danube (Europe), Ganges (Asia) and Rio de la Plata (America). The fountain is topped by an ancient Egyptian obelisk commissioned by Pope Innocent X.


VISIT SAINT PETER'S SQUARE - gaze in reverence at St Peter's Basilica

One of the most famous squares in Rome is Saint Peter's Square. This spacious square welcomes visitors to the largest and most famous church in Christendom: Saint Peter's Basilica.  Built in the 1600s, the Basilica was designed by BramanteBernini, and Michelangelo.

The vast elliptical space of the square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini allowing the greatest number of people to see the Pope give his blessings. The classic 4-column deep Tuscan colonnades with 140 statues of saints embrace the visitors in the arms of the Mother Church.

Don't miss Bernini's point of illusion: there is a special spot marked Bernardo's point of illusion: what is a point of illusion is only 1 column, not a row of 4.

The center of Saint Peter's Square is dominated by the 84-foot tall Egyptian obelisk from Heliopolis, Egypt dating back to approximately 2500 BC It was brought to Rome in 37 AD by Emperor Caligula.

Enjoy a stroll through the spacious square that welcomes you with its enormous embracing colonnades.


CAPITOLINE HILL - a picture-perfect panorama of the Roman Forum

A stop on a special terrace on Capitoline Hill will reward you with a stunning sweeping view of the Roman ForumPalatine Hill, and the Colosseum in the distance. It's no wonder this picture-perfect spot is one of the most photographed places in Rome!


For centuries the Roman Forum was ancient Rome's political, judicial, religious, and commercial center. The Roman senate, the tribunals, temples, government offices, and commercial activities made this rectangular forum the Navel of the City of Rome (Umbilicus Urbis Romae). Ancient monuments of ancient Rome's glorious and influential past.

COLOSSEUM SQUARE - outside view of the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine

From the spacious cobble-stoned Colosseum Square, you will have the opportunity to admire the imposing Colosseum - the iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, and the nearby Arch of Constantine.

The Colosseum's most magnificent feature (and also most photographed) is its partly ruined monumental facade made up of 4 arcaded stories - the lower 3 floors boasting 80 arches each. The Colosseum was clad in white marble with 160 larger-than-life statues placed inside niches within the arches.  


Time, nature, and humans have taken their toll on this ancient wonder. During the Medieval and Renaissance eras, the Colosseum was quarried for its precious marble and stones and used as building materials elsewhere in Rome.

Near the Colosseum is the impressive Arch of Constantine - the triumphal arch of Emperor Constantine the Great commemorating his victory over Emperor Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD. Emperor Constantine is well regarded for having legalized Christianity, a world-changing event.

CIRCUS MAXIMUS - Ancient Roman chariot racing stadium

Standing in front of Circus Maximum evokes images of riveting chariot races from epic movies such as Ben Hur, with tens of thousands of excited spectators shouting from the stadium seating.  Even though only the outline of this once grand ancient Roman stadium remains, you can imagine the thrilling chariot races held here for the pleasure of Roman royalty and citizens alike.


Panoramic Rome Tour Circus Maximus


On the spina (spine) in the center of the stadium that served as a dividing barrier, once stood Obelisco Flaminio, the ancient Egyptian obelisk that was brought to Rome in 10 BC by Caesar  Augustus, and it currently graces the center of Piazza del Popolo.

The majestic backdrop behind the Circus Maximus features ruins of grand ancient Roman villas on Palatine Hill where emperors and Rome’s elite resided.


ST PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS - one of the Four Papal Basilicas


Your Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers will continue with a visit to the remarkable St Paul Outside the Walls, the second largest basilica in Rome and one of the four highest-ranking churches in Christendom known as Papal Basilicas.  The basilica was given the name “outside the walls” as it was built outside the Aurelian Walls.


Saint Paul Outside the Walls Basilica Rome Panoramic Rome Tour from Civitavecchia


This Basilica was originally built in the 4th century by Emperor Constantine over the burial site of Saint Paul the Apostle, and it is currently one of the top pilgrimage destinations for millions of Christians around the world.  Paul's tomb is below a marble tombstone in the basilica's crypt, about 4.5 feet below the altar.

This beautiful basilica was destroyed by fire in the early 1800s, but with the generosity of donors across the continents, the basilica was perfectly restored to its previous glory which you can admire today.

What makes Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls a must-see?  Aside from being an architectural masterpiece that rivals all major papal basilicas in Rome that also boasts a graceful portico and cloister of the monastery, St Paul Outside the Walls is more accessible to visitors than St Peter’s Basilica where lines that form in the square to clear security checkpoints are unpredictably long and potentially exhausting.

This marks the end of your Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers. From here you will enjoy a relaxing drive to your ship in Civitavecchia, savoring the memories created and the sights admired, ensuring your journey remains indelibly etched in your mind for years to come.

Thank you very much for booking with RomeCabs Tour and Transfer Company, we look forward to showing you beautiful places in Italy on our Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia!

Important Information



Payment can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you confirm your Tour. PayPal processes all online credit card payments for safety and security.

If you wish to PREPAY you may do so online when CONFIRMING your BOOKING by SELECTING your preferred option of payment. Refunds for Prepaid services will only be NET RATE (*See cancellation policy below)


We kindly ask that cancellations be done at a minimum of 7 days in advance so we can rebook the service and the reserved driver does not work for that day.

** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment.  Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.



Italy has strict laws protecting official licensed guides making it unlawful for Tour Drivers to provide guests commentary while outside the vehicle or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle.  Your driver can offer basic information while at the vehicle, however, in order to comply with Italian laws, your private driver in Rome is obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee on your own (SELF TOUR) away from the vehicle unaccompanied by your Driver.


MEETING POINT - for Rome Shore Excursions from CIVITAVECCHIA

Your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your scheduled pick-up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation. Look for the driver in the same area as ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients.

Please do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the port.

Pro Tips for Visiting Rome’s famous piazzas:

The areas around the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps can become quite crowded, especially during the peak travel months.  Please be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you at all times. Do not accept ‘gifts’ from street vendors or strangers approaching tourists. They may offer you roses, bracelets, or trinkets, but if you choose to accept, you will be expected to pay or give a tip to them.

Tips / Dress Code for visiting religious venues in Rome:

Please remember to dress appropriately when visiting religious venues as many enforce modesty dress code: no bare shoulders or bare knees. Capri-type pants are completely acceptable for ladies and men can wear shorts if they are long enough to cover the knees.



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