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Before The Romans The Etruscan UNESCO Site of Tarquinia from port

Civitavecchia, Italy
  • 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about how and where the Etruscans once lived on this history-focused tour. You'll visit the Tarquinia Necroplis, with painted tombs dating back some three millennia, followed by a stop at the historic city center of Tarquinia to explore the Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense, a museum full of exhibits on ancient Etruscan life. Conclude the tour with a typically Etruscan meal before heading back to your ship.
  • A typically Italian lunch will be served
  • A driver/guide will be with you throughout your tour
  • All entry tickets are included
  • Round-trip transfers from Largo della Pace are provided

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • ticket entrance fee
  • Gratuities
  • professional guide

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

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

    TERMINAL CRUISE SHUTTLE BUS. It is the meeting point and last stop of the port free shuttle bus (that picks up you from the boat). From the shuttle-bus drop off area you have to exit from the port and we wait for you just outside of the exit holding a sign with your name on it" at 08.45 AM.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We offer pickup service from all accommodation facilities located in the city center. Hotels, B&B's and apartments. Please include, in your reservation, the accommodation name and its address. The time will be at 08.50 AM approxmatively, due to the traffic conditions you could wait 5 - 10 minutes more

What To Expect

Infopoint di Largo della Pace

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Necropoli di Tarquinia

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Porta Tarquinia

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Museo Nazionale Tarquiniense

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Operated by MyloveItaly Travel&Experiences

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.

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Traveler Tips

Everything was included, including a lovely lunch with multiple courses and wine.
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A Great Tour for History
Jeanne_D, Sep 2023
Andrea was a good guide. He was prompt to pick us up, knowledgeable and prompt also. Very good historical sites of Etruscans and Tarquinia. Good lunch too. It was a large multi-course lunch with wine.
REESE_B, Jun 2023
Andre and Sarah were amazing. Sarah guided us around Tarquinia. The underground Etruscan tombs were so amazing. An unbelievable lunch was included. Awesome and amazing. Highly recommend!!
Best Way to Travel!
James_N, May 2023
Our guide Mirko was fantastic--extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of our trip, down to choosing the best food pairings for lunch! Lots of walking and steps in the old city, the museum, and the Etruscan site, but well worth it. Picked up and dropped off to our local hotel right on time, and would gladly do a similar excursion in the future.
Response from Host, May 2023
thank you!!!
Necropolis of Tarquinia...
Raul_V, May 2023
Necropolis of Tarquinia was pretty awesome. Andrea our guide and driver was excellent and knowledgeable
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you very much!
Well worth the time and cost.
Erich_S, Dec 2022
The Etruscan burial chambers with the lovely paintings. Lunch with our guide was also very special.l
Great Excursion!
Christopher_H, Jun 2022
Great History! Andre was professional, passionate and knowledgeable about the Etruscan and Tarquinia region. Our 9yr old daughter found it fascinating and the paintings in the Etruscan tombs were so detailed and unique!! Fascinating walking the old medieval town of Tarquinia! Thank you for a great experience!
Great fun
Stephen_W, May 2022
Every thing went according to plan and it was surprisingly interesting and enjoyable. One of the best tours in our 3 week trip.
kamyot, Sep 2019
Our tour guide gave us a lot of information about the area and the sites we visited. She was articulate and passionate about her region. In addition to the Etruscan tomb site we also visited the town of Tarquinia - admired the views, 2 local churches and the local museum which had many beautiful examples of Etruscan pottery. Our tour guide also took us to her favorite restaurant and we had a lovely meal. We were warmly welcomed by the owners. As it happened my travel companion and I were the only clients registered for this tour and we had the opportunity to talk with our tour guide about the region and Italy as well as other subjects that interested us. As we were on a cruise, our tour guide assured that we arrived at the port on time for the next leg of our journey. I was happy that we did not go into Rome where other passengers on the cruise talked about rushing from one site to the next. We had more time to visit the site and spent some time in the countryside. For me this was the best excursion of my entire trip. I highly recommend this tour and this excursion company. You will not be disappointed!
Best way to see the ancient city of Tarquinia!
Emily L, Aug 2019
I'm so happy we took this tour. Our cruise docked in Civitavecchia and while our fellow passengers were boarding giant tour busses to Rome, we were met by our private tour guide and air conditioned van. Andrea was right on time and we found him easily just outside the port. He offered us water and loaded us into the van on our way to the Etruscan tombs. He talked about Etruscan history on the way and also spoke about his own life in Civitavecchia, a great personal touch. The city of Tarquinia is very impressive. I suspect most people pass it over when they dock here in order to go to Rome, but I'm so glad we stayed in town to see it. We stoped at a number of incredible churches, towers, museums, and monuments. Everything was included, including a lovely lunch with multiple courses and wine. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone, you will not regret it!
Viatour's lack of organization rescued by local tour operator
Elaine_C, May 2019
We arrived at the meeting point in plenty time. When meeting time approached and there was no guide we called the local number and spoke with Andrea, the local tour operator. When he arrived a few minutes later, he showed us that he had no bookings from Viatour on his schedule. However, he quickly salvaged the situation and came up with a tour that included everything on the advertised tour. We had an informative, professional and overall excellent tour with his colleague Erna. The UNESCO site of Tarquinia with the Etruscan tombs was definitely worth the trip alone. What could have been a disaster because of Viatour turned into a highlight of our trip thanks to Andrea and Erna.
Tuscany and Tarquinia
Go13894757753, Apr 2019
This tour was far and beyond our expections. The best kept secret in Civitavecchia. Living History with virtually no tourists, brilliant Museum. Andrea was a great guide who went out of his way to show us the wonders of Tarquini. Great value for money Arthur

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