Top 3 Private Rome Tours from Civitavecchia Port

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published March 28, 2024

Civitavecchia Port is the cruise gateway to Rome – pre-book a private tour to get the most of the Italian capital.


Civitavecchia Port is the main gateway for cruise passengers to the city of Rome. Don’t make the mistake that you can just hop off the boat and be confronted by the Colosseum – the port it still 70km from the city. This means that while there are trains to Rome you could be wasting valuable sightseeing time. It is far better to book a private tour from the port that will take you to the capital, take in the main, iconic sights, and then bring you safely back to the cruise ship. Here are the top three Rome tours from Civitavecchia Cruise Port.

From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome

This tour visits picks you up at the harbour at 8am and then embarks on a tour of the most famous landmarks of the Eternal City. The journey’s first stop is St. Paul’s Cathedral, one of the most beautiful churches in Rome, before visiting the Colosseum and Palatine Hill, perhaps the best-known icons of ancient Rome. The tour is fully customisable but it’s advisable to also check out Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, the Vittoriano House, and the Trevi Fountain. The guide is on hand to give local tips and a comprehensive history of Rome. Lunch and drinks are not included but it’s still a good value tour. From €386.

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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion to Rome and Vatican

This nine-hour excursion visits both Rome and the Vatican. The first stop is the Colosseum, where the driver will explain its long history, plus there is the option to go inside. Then it’s off to Aventine Hill and a stop for panoramic views across to Palatine Hill, with the Circus Maximus below, before heading to Piazza Venezia. The rest of the trip includes the Spanish Steps and Baroque Trevi Fountain, before visiting the Vatican Museums to see the Sistine Chapel. Finally you’ll be dropped at the cruise ship for a well-earned rest. From €850 per group up to eight.

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Civitavecchia Port Excursion: Family Friendly Rome with Gelato

Get a real taste for life in Rome with this shore excursion. Not only will you get to see the key sights – Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Pantheon – there’s even the chance to sample a delicious gelato tasting at an artisan gelateria. It’s all done by air-conditioned car and after lunch, when there is the pit stop for an ice cream, it’s off to the Vatican to see St Peter’s Basilica with skip-the-line access to the museums and the Sistine Chapel. From €590.

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