Post-Cruise Rome in A Day Tour from Civitavecchia

The most popular Post Cruise Rome tour from Civitavecchia to your Rome hotel

duration:Full Day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:7:30 AM


  • Maximize your sightseeing opportunities of Rome at the end of your cruise
  • Enjoy Rome in A Day with easy morning pick up at your ship and afternoon drop off at your Rome hotel
  • Tour Rome comfortably in your private deluxe vehicle and English speaking Driver at your service
  • With Rome at your fingertips, you will see MORE in LESS time, effortlessly, on our Private Tours by Car
  • Perfect for cruisers with limited time in Rome post cruise
  • Bask in the grandeur of Ancient Rome's architectural wonders
  • Delight in visits to Rome's most famous squares for a taste of "La Dolce Vita"
  • Admire crowning achievements in art and architecture at the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Your driver will drop you off as close as possible to each site you self tour to minimize walking distance
  • Your luggage will conveniently travel with you inside your vehicle's luggage compartment
  • 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 when away from the Vehicle
  • * 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.


  • Colosseum Square (outside view of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine)
  • Circus Maximus
  • Capitoline Hill to view the Roman Forum
  • drive by Piazza Venezia
  • Piazza Navona
  • Pantheon (*On weekends you will need to Book Time Slot Entrance Tickets in advance)
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • The Vatican (Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel)
  • St Peter's Square ( * pending time and security lines, you may also briefly visit St Peter's Basilica, although not the possibility is guaranteed)


  • Pick up on the Pier next to your ship at Civitavecchia and transport to Rome
  • Private Deluxe Vehicle
  • Personal English speaking Driver
  • All Italy VAT and taxes
  • Highway tolls, parking fees and road expenses
  • Drop off at your Hotel Accommodation at completion of tour by car

not included

  • Admission Tickets
  • Tour Guide / Walking Tours
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (if you are pleased with the service received from your driver)
  • * Without a Vatican Tour Guide with access to St Peter's Basilica from inside Sistine Chapel, it is difficult to visit St Peter's Basilica from St Peter Square due to long security lines. See IMPORTANT INFO Below)


***  IMPORTANT FOR SUMMER CRUISERS:  Due to High Demand this travel year, the Vatican Museums Tickets (and Colosseum tickets as well) are selling out Months in Advance with May - July already mostly sold out.  Before booking this tour, we must first double-check the availability of Vatican Museums Tickets. In case the Vatican Museums Tickets are sold out, we will be happy to offer other exciting Rome tour options such as our Panoramic Rome Tour, Tour Rome as Romans Do, or Rome Town & Country Tour which can be converted into Post Cruise Tours.

Make the most of your cruise and visit Rome with our new Post Cruise Rome in A Day tour from Civitavecchia.

Due to the high number of requests from our guests, we created a Post-Cruise version of our popular Rome in A Day tour and shore excursion combination so you can enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Rome at the end of your cruise.

Your luggage will travel with you and remain safe inside the vehicle under the careful watch of your Driver while you are sightseeing. So you have nothing to worry about, simply enjoy your tour!

As with our popular Rome in A Day Shore Excursion, the itinerary is the same, with the added benefit that you have extra time to spend at the sites you visit in Rome since you don’t have to leave early to go back to your ship.




  • For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:  600 EUROS
  • For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:  650 EUROS
  • For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:  720 EUROS


* You may also do a QUICK PRICE CHECK using the Price Check & Booking Form on the Right Side of this page.  Once you receive the PRICE QUOTE based on the information you input, you may proceed to SUBMIT your Tour Request.

** Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectableare NOT AVAILABLE

WATCH: Enjoy a preview of the epochal wonders of Rome on our Post-Cruise Rome in A Day from Civitavecchia Tour VIDEO:


COLOSSEUM SQUARE - admire the magnificent Ancient Roman architectural wonders

Your first stop will be Colosseum Square where you will have the opportunity to admire the imposing iconic symbol of Rome and testament to its imperial magnificence The Colosseum (Colosseo  in Italian). 

This tour does NOT include a visit inside the Colosseum.  Colosseum tickets sell out fast and are not always avaialble.  See more informaiton below.

The Flavian Amphitheater (as the Colosseum was originally named) was built in 72 AD by Emperor Vespasian who belonged to the Flavian dynasty. The amphitheater was built over the previous Emperor Nero’s opulent and enormous private residence the Domus Aurea (Golden House).


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The name of the Flavian Amphitheater eventually evolved to just the Colosseum due to the "colossal" ancient bronze statue of Nero depicted as Apollo the pagan sun god that once stood in front of the amphitheater.

While strolling around Colosseum Square taking in the ancient Roman atmosphere, be sure to see the Colosseum from different angles and capture different views in postcard-perfect photos!

Next to the Colosseum, you will see the imposing Arch of Constantine, the ornate 4th century AD Victory Arch. Emperor Constantine is credited with legalizing Christianity in Rome.

CIRCUS MAXIMUS - the ancient Roman chariot race stadium

The Circus Maximus was the largest ancient Roman stadium ever built, primarily where dangerous chariot races took place for the pleasure of Roman citizens and royalty alike. On the spina (spine) in the center of the stadium that served as a dividing barrier, once stood Obelisco Flaminio, the obelisk that now graces the center of Piazza del Popolo.

Nothing but the outline remains of this Roman stadium, but you can imagine the grandeur of this structure that is considered an Ancient Roman wonder. The majestic backdrop behind the Circus Maximus is Palatine Hill where the villas of the emperors and Rome’s elite overlooked the city below.


CAPITOLINE HILL - with picture-perfect panoramic view of Roman Forum

From the terrace behind Capitol Hill (Campidoglio), you have a splendid picturesque view of the entire Roman Forum, a stunning portion of the Palatine Hill, and the Coliseum peering in the distance. This is also a very popular spot for great photos and group pictures, so make sure to bring your cameras!

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On Post-Cruise Rome in A Day from Civitavecchia tour, you will see nearby the great Piazza Venezia which gives prominence to the palatial monument dedicated to the first king of Unified Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II.

Completed in 1935, the monument was built of fine white marble, and features grand stairways, lofty white Corinthian columns, elegantly sculpted fountains, a huge bronze equestrian sculpture of Vittorio Emanuele II in the center, and two statues of the pagan goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas (a chariot drawn by four horses abreast).

The monument also contains the tomb of  the WWI unknown soldier  with an eternal flame guarded around the clock by sentinels. 

PIAZZA NAVONA - Rome's charismatic square

Piazza Navona is a delightful oblong square with magnificent fountains embraced by earthy colored historic buildings.

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Piazza Navona takes its unusual shape as well as its name from the ancient 1st century AD Roman stadium by Emperor Domitian that was used for athletic competitions. The square today rests directly on top of the interior arena of this ancient stadium. Over the ages, the name Navona evolved from the ancient word for games, ‘agones’.

The square centerpiece is the magnificent 17th century Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) by the legendary sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.  This intricate fountain 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). Topping the fountain is an ancient Egyptian obelisk commissioned by Pope Innocent X.


THE PANTHEON - the ancient Roman pagan temple dedicated to all gods

The Pantheon is the ancient Roman temple originally dedicated to all the Roman gods and to date considered the best preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings and the oldest standing domed structure in Rome in continuous use throughout its history.

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The temple was eventually converted into a church and burial place for Italy’s royalty including King Umberto I and Queen Margherita,  King Vittorio Emanuele II, and the notable Renaissance artist Raphael.

A unique feature of the Pantheon is the oculus (Latin for ‘eye’) in the center of the dome that has always been open to nature’s elements, allowing the sunshine to illuminate the interior and rain to fall to the floor.

On your Rome in A Day tour, you will have the opportunity to also visit 2 of Rome’s most famous squares: the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.


THE TREVI FOUNTAIN - Rome's most iconic Baroque fountain

The famous  Baroque Trevi fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in Rome and probably the most recognized in the world. Thousands of visitors follow the long tradition of throwing a coin into the fountain to ensure a return to Rome.

The Trevi fountain was also the setting of the classic movie Three Coins in a Fountain and Federico Fellini's famous film La Dolce Vita.

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SPANISH STEPS - admire the elegant staircase, a masterpiece in Rome

The iconic Spanish Steps boasts an elegant 18th-century winding stairway that takes you from the square below up to the French church of Trinita dei Monti.


The Obelisk Sallustiano at the top of the stairs is a smaller copy of the large original Egyptian obelisk that once belonged to Pharaoh Ramses II  which is currently the centerpiece of Piazza del Popolo, and previously, it stood on the spina of Circus Maximus.

At the foot of the staircase is a lovely early 1600s Baroque fountain, “Fontana della Barcaccio”, or “The Fountain of the Old Boat”, credited to Pietro Bernini, the father of the famous sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

After your visit to the Spanish Steps, you will stop for a quick traditional Italian lunch at a local restaurant or trattoria.

THE VATICAN - explore the art and treasures of Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel

Your next visit will be inside the smallest country in the world, the Vatican (also known as Vatican City).  

Your first stop will be the Vatican Museums, where you will have the opportunity to admire the extensive and compelling collection of the world’s greatest masterpieces by well-recognized including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Caravaggio, Raphael, Perugino,  Giotto, Titian as well as a vast treasure of classical sculptures from antiquity.

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Among the most widely visited halls and galleries inside the Museums are the Gallery of Tapestries, Hall of Maps, the Raphael Rooms, the Pinacoteca with the grand finale stop inside the Sistine Chapel.

Pending available time, following your Vatican Museum Visit, your driver can take you near St Peter's Square to visit St Peter's Square.  Pending available time and length of security lines, you may have the opportunity to briefly visit St Peter's Basilica.

* Vatican Museum Tickets SELL OUT FAST and are NOT always available. If tickets are no longer available on your Tour Date, we can suggest other Rome Tours, or offer alternate sightseeing options.

** To enter the Basilica via St Peter's Square you may encounter potentially long security lines and extended wait times. The possibility to visit St Peter's Basilica is NOT guaranteed due to long security lines and wait times. 

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This marks the end of your exciting Post-Cruise Rome in A Day tour from Civitavecchia, and a perfect conclusion to your debarkation day from Civitavecchia. From here your Driver will bring you to your hotel or place of accommodation in Rome.

If you will continue your stay in Rome and wish to explore more of Italy, our guests who booked this Post-Cruise Rome in A Day tour also enjoyed the following tours:

  • COUNTRYSIDE SPLENDOR  Day Tour from Rome - spend a day in the idyll Italian Countryside near Rome exploring Castles, Medieval villages and sacred sites of long-gone civilizations
  • TIVOLI VILLAS AND GARDENS  Day Tour from Rome - delight in visits to Tivoli's Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa

Important Information



Payment for this Post-Cruise Rome in a Day Tour from Civitavecchia 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.

If you wish to PREPAY you may do so online when CONFIRMING your BOOKING by SELECTING your preferred option of payment. (*See cancellation policy below)



We kindly ask that cancellations be made by E-mail at least 7 days prior to the Date of the Tour

Cancellations are accepted only via E-mail so your cancellation is on record. We do not accept cancellations by phone, text message, or 3rd parties.

** 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.


Our Post-Cruise Rome in A Day Tour from Civitavecchia provides a private tour with a tour Driver who is NOT also a Licensed Tour Guide.

Italy has strict laws to protect the integrity of licensed tour guides, prohibiting Tour Driver to act as a guide and accompany guests away from the vehicle. Your Tour Driver Guide will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR away from the vehicle.

For your safety inside the vehicle, drivers provide commentary only when it is considered safe to do so while driving. When your driver must concentrate during difficult driving conditions, please refrain from any distracting behavior as your safety during the tour is our top priority.

* Your Private Driver will drop you off as close to the sites as legally possible and in accordance with the Municipality and Traffic laws of Rome.

* If you are pleased with the service you receive from your Private Driver gratuity is customary in Italy.


Sedans priced for 1-2 passengers can accommodate up to 2 standard suitcases and up to 2 small carryons.

Minivans for up to 8 passengers can accommodate up to 6 suitcases and up to 6 carry-ons in TOTAL. If you anticipate bringing luggage in excess of what the standard 8-seater vans can accommodate, please inform us prior to booking this service so we can help ensure that everyone and their luggage will travel safely inside the vehicle.

VATICAN MUSEUMS TICKETS ( * to skip the Ticket Lines)

Admission Tickets to Vatican Museums are currently 21 EUROS ** PER PERSON

** NOTE: Admission ticket prices are subject to change up or down without notice.

Upon confirming the tour, you will be provided with LINKS and INSTRUCTIONS to purchase your  Vatican Museum Tickets in advance online via authorized websites.  You will be required to bring your Ticket VOUCHERS with you so they can be converted into actual tickets on-site.

These tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE once purchased the Vatican Museums do NOT issue refunds on purchased tickets of any kind. 

** VATICAN MUSEUMS TICKETS are SELLING OUT FAST! **  Availability of Tickets is NOT guaranteed. In case the tickets sell out before you have the opportunity to secure them, you may substitute the Vatican with other sites in Rome.

St Peter's Basilica can only be visited from St Peter's Square pending available tour time and length of the queue to clear security.  Accessing the Basilica is not possible from inside the Vatican Museums without a Tour Guide.  Due to huge crowds resulting in delays during peak tourist season, a visit to the Basilica is NOT guaranteed.


If you book this tour on a Saturday or Sunday, you will need to schedule your Pantheon Entrance Ticket in advance. The Pantheon currently requires Entry Tickets at specific Time Slots on weekends.  We will provide you with the links and a suitable time slot for your Pantheon Visit. Be sure to book them early as the time slots get booked up fast!



For Post Cruise Rome Tours from Civitavecchia, your private 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.

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

Look for the driver in the same area as ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients.


VISITS INSIDE THE COLOSSEUM (Optional upon special request) 

This Post Cruise Rome in A Day Tour from Civitavecchia itinerary does NOT include a visit inside the Colosseum. The Colosseum is enjoyed viewed from the outside of Colosseum Square to allow for more opportunities to enjoy more of Rome's must-see locations at your leisure and with less stress.

As our private tours offer the flexibility of choice, if you prefer to visit inside the Colosseum, you would be required to purchase your own Colosseum Tickets online - PENDING AVAILABILITY OF TICKETS which often SELL OUT FAST. A visit inside the Colosseum would also reduce the time available to enjoy other sites on the tour. It may be necessary to skip a visit to one of the squares or extend your tour duration for your optimal enjoyment of all the locations in the tour.

Please let us know this preference so we include it in your reservation and provide you with LINKS and Instructions to pre-purchase your Colosseum Tickets online.


  • Colosseum Tickets require a specific Time Slot for visits.
  • Colosseum Tickets currently SELL OUT far in advance and availability is NOT guaranteed.
  • Colosseum Tickets are NON-Refundable once purchased
  • The Colosseum has security checkpoints for ALL visitors that may result in potentially LONG SECURITY LINES and unpredictably LONG WAIT TIMES.
  • The Colosseum is extremely crowded, and for safety and security visitors are capped at 3,000. Unfortunately, even Ticket Holders with specific time slots often had to wait longer than expected when the Colosseum reached its peak number of visitors. 
  • Do not bring large bags, backpacks, or sharp metal objects inside the Colosseum as large bags may not be permitted to enter the monument.
  • It’s advisable to wear sunscreen and a hat in the summer as it can be quite hot and sunny inside the Colosseum.

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