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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Splendor of Rome Tour

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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion Splendour of Rome Small Group Tour

From $130.11

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


When your cruise ship docks at Civitavecchia, experience the ancient splendor of Rome on a full-day shore excursion. After port pickup, travel by air-conditioned coach to visit some of the most important ruins, piazzas and monuments of the Eternal City, including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. Taste authentic Roman pizza or gelato during leisure time for lunch, and end the day at the magnificent St Peter’s Basilica. Tour numbers are limited for a more personalized small-group experience.
  • Small-group shore excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia port
  • Travel from the port in an air-conditioned coach
  • See ancient treasures including the Colosseum, Pantheon and Circus Maximus
  • Admire Rome’s Baroque side at the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona
  • Sample Roman cuisine during leisure time for lunch
  • Admire the splendor of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All taxes, fees, parking, and fuel surcharges
  • Professional guide for groups of 9+ passengers
  • English speaking driver for groups of 8 or fewer passengers
  • Port pickup and drop-off (at the bus terminal)
  • Lunch
  • Vatican Museum
  • Palatine Hill entry fee (25 Euro pp)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Largo della Pace
    Largo della Pace, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy

    Take the free shuttle from the ship to the bus terminal and look for our agent holding a "DRIVERINROME" sign.

Start time

08:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Civitavecchia Port (Pass By)


1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Constantine (Pass By)

Circus Maximus (Pass By)

Trevi Fountain

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Piazza Navona

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Roman Forum (Pass By)

Palatine Hill

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. Peter's Basilica

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • If you are not ready to depart at the assigned time, we cannot wait for you beyond a reasonable amount of time, nor can we promise to fulfill the mentioned itinerary or extend the duration of the tour. Please allow enough time to get the free shuttle and meet us at the designated spot.
  • Please contact the local provider to verify the correct pickup time.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Depending on the length of lines, you may not be able to enter St. Peter's Basilica. If there is not enough time to clear security, you will be able to explore around the square
  • If the total Group has less than 9 participants you will have an English-speaking driver for the day. He will give commentaries while you're inside the vehicle. Drivers are not authorized to accompany you on foot .
  • This is a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group. If you have limited mobility we suggest booking a private tour for your best enjoyment.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after receiving your voucher if there are not enough participants. In this case, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is necessary during the tour. Buses have limited access to the city center sites.
  • We reserve the right to reverse the Itinerary at any given time starting at the Basilica of St Peter and ending at the Colosseum.
  • We are not responsible for admission tickets that you have booked on your own .
  • Being a shared tour, it's important to respect the time allotted at each stop by your driver. We kindly ask that you return to the vehicle at the appointed time so that we can stay on schedule.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Use common sense and consider crazy traffic, delays due to people not showing up and not sticking to the timelines set by the guide.
This was an excellent tour and worth the time and the money.


78 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great tour
Michael_S, Sep 2023
Alex was a very knowledgeable, professional and interesting guide. Comfortable car, flexible to satisfy the different needs of people traveling with us.
I highly recommend this...
Shane_A, Aug 2023
I highly recommend this tour if you have only one day in Rome (we were on a cruise). Lucio our tour guide was amazing. He was so friendly and passionate about his job and gave us an amazing tour of the entire city. We hit all the highlights including the 4 main cathedrals including St. Peters, the Colosseum, the Roman forum, Trevi fountain, Spanish steps. He knew all the good spots for great views of the City and dropped us at the perfect location for each of the sights. He then drove us right back to our cruise ship. I couldn’t think of a better way to do Rome in a day. Thank you Lucio!
our tour guide was very...
Anne_K, Aug 2023
our tour guide was very nice and inform-able about the places we went to see but just not enough free time to explore on our own..
Day in Rome
janetkchambers, Jul 2023
Our guide was very knowledgable and concerned for our safety wherever we went. We saw a lot for just having one day in port to see Rome.
When in Rome
Willy_S, Jul 2023
Very informative tour. The only downside was a lack of adequate time for lunch. Other than that, we had a lovely day!
You get to see a LOT of Rome
Jon_L, Jun 2023
Rome was absolutely beautiful. I was in awe at the shere magnitude of the remains of one of history's most powerful nations. Miki our tour guide was awesome. Very knowledgeable about Roman history and had an answer to each question that was asked. Highly recommended tour, especially for those that are on a cruise
Our guide was excellent....
yullee, May 2023
Our guide was excellent. Saw so much of Rome. We would not be able to see on our own. Needed to have more time to experience Rome.
Quick tour of Rome
YHEINNY_S, Apr 2023
Tour guy was very knowledgeable but he was easily offended by people stupid questions. He waited till the last minute for a late couple. Regardless, we were able to cover some highlights of Rome. The tour was super fast so unfortunately we were not able to buy stuff.
Our tour guide was great!
Rabab_M, Jul 2022
The whole experience was great! Our tour guide Fabrizio, was excellent. He was informative and funny. We didn’t spend too much time in the suites which we liked. He was really accommodating to our needs. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Splendid Indeed
Karen L, Oct 2019
This was my favorite tour of our entire trip. Our guide, Daniella was amazing. She was thorough and detailed and informative without being boring. Rome was amazing. We saw all the sites as promised. We did a lot of walking. Had plenty of time on our own for exploring and lunch. This was an excellent tour and worth the time and the money. Highly highly recommend this.
Fantastic and interesting day!!
Alyson2007, Jul 2019
For a full day of site seeing you can't go wrong with this tour! Danielle was very informative and patient. We visited the colosseum, Trevi fountain and the vatican city to name a few. Worth every penny!!!
Awesome day and Tour
Connector46074626429, Jun 2019
The trip was wonderful, the tour guide Danni was amazing and awesome. She prepared the tourist on the bus talking about the places we are going to visit and also showing/talking about the places the bus was traveling. The trip gave some time to roam around by ourselves. Glad we did this excursion with wonderful Tour guide Danni. We will recommend this trip to anyone with Danny as tour guide.
Splendor of Rome
Veronica_J, Jun 2019
First of all our driver was excellent in every way. He could drive like a speed demon, charm the ladies, and inform us all of so many thing most guides would take for granted. Thanks so much Viator for choosing our driver.
Great experience! Very informative. Will recommend :-)
Grace_K, Jun 2019
We started roughly 30 min late because we waited for a couple that didn't show up. I fear that they might be waiting at the wrong place. We had to take a 10 min shuttle bus ride from the terminal to a parking lot where the tour guides were. Our tour guide, Daniella, was friendly, informative and organized. My dad said it's much better than the last experience he and my mom had in 1980s. The tour began with Colosseum and ended up with Vatican. Note that with this type of tour, it's most unwise to buy advance tickets (Colosseum or Vatican). Use common sense and consider crazy traffic, delays due to people not showing up and not sticking to the timelines set by the guide. The itinerary can change because the end goal is going back to the ship on time. Our original group was split into two and one group had to use taxis once we reached the city to get to Vatican with their 10 am Vatican tickets. However, there's a special event in Vatican that morning which might affect their plan. The rest of us was a great bunch of people that stick to the schedule so we saw a lot, heard a lot and had a great time! Hey Viator! Can you add one more type of visit to your list of category? I and my parents are not "couples", "family(young children", "family(teens)", "friends","business", nor "solo".
Very poor and unprofessional service
mauricelo, Oct 2018
We waited at the bus terminal exit as instructed before 7:08 am despite of the meeting time was 7:30 pm. After 8:00 am, we contacted the driverinrom and were told that they were gone because they could not find us but were able of find a group of 22 people. Recall from my memory, there was a lady rushed in the bus terminal after 7:45 am and she only carried a sign that I was not able to read. She passed through and did no ask us whether we belonged to the group.
Our tour guide switched the itinerary...
lmcl1982, Sep 2018
Our tour guide switched the itinerary for the day, starting with the Vatican, and ending with the Colosseum. We booked this excursion originally because it was described as doing the opposite itinerary, with minimal time at the Vatican we had no intentions of fighting the crowds on this time limited excursion so were not happy it was changed. The silver lining was at it was Wednesday so the Pope was holding a public mass in St. Peter's Square, so we had a positive experience because of this. Our guide took us to a hill top overlooking the city while the rest of the group went into the Vatican, and then we visited the rest of the sights with the group once we reconvened. The positives were that our guide was extremely helpful with assisting us at the Colosseum with online tickets and filling in time while waiting for the rest of the group. My wish for the future would be a stricter timeline for the group to follow, and to stick to planned itineraries.
Splendor of Rome Tour
Beverly_B, Sep 2018
This was a great tour! Day was full and we managed to see everything that was listed. Amazing city, and our guide was perfect!
Not the splendor as stated
Dinesh_N, Aug 2018
I was excited to go on this excursion . It was expensive especially for four people and did not include tickets to the Colleueum and also Did not include visit inside the St.Peters in Vatican city. We had to pay additional $80 ( for 4 people) to go inside the colleusm . I later found out that the ticket had also included the Roma Forum which we did not visit. We waited for more than an hour to go inside thew colleusm. It wasn't worth the amount we paid for.
One of the best tours I've ever been...
Attracta_L, Jul 2018
One of the best tours I've ever been on! Dani our guide was so nice and had such a great knowledge of all the sites we got to see. Got so much done in one day. Bus was excellent very comfortable and well air conditioned and brought us straight to and from the port to all the major sites. Would really recommend this tour if you want to pack loads of site seeing into one day. Also even though we got to see so many sites such as Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain etc the time spent at each sight wasn't rushed and had plenty of time to take it all in. Highly recommend and great value for money!
Great Guide
John_L, Jul 2018
Our guide went above and beyond. Traffic was a nightmare with a race and parade scheduled the day of our visit. He still got us to every attraction on our list, knowing the back streets and work arounds. He never got flustered at all. He was so knowledgeable and even got one couple to a church they wanted to see. Thanks for the reserved tickets to the Colosseum--we went right to the head of the line!

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