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Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Best of Rome Private Tour

Badge of ExcellenceCivitavecchia, Italy
Rome With The Best Drivers in Town
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Maximize your time at port with this full-day private shore excursion in Rome. Meet your English-speaking guide at Civitavecchia, and set off on a carefully curated day of sightseeing designed to match your interests. Imagine the age of gladiators and emperors with a visit to the Colosseum or Roman Forum, explore Baroque piazzas and fountains or admire the awe-inspiring art collection at the Vatican. Whether you want to see ancient highlights or hidden gems, your guide will help you make the most of your day in Rome.
  • Full-day private shore excursion from Rome’s Civitavecchia port
  • Fully customized itinerary
  • Travel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle with port pickup and drop-off included
  • See ancient ruins, Renaissance masterpieces and tucked-away treasures
  • Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide

What's Included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at the ship
  • Professional, informative English-speaking driver
  • Guaranteed return to the pier on time
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Private air conditioned vehicle (for your group only)
  • Gratuities (not obligatory; 10-15% is appreciated for good service)
  • Lunch
  • Walking-tour guide who can accompany you inside sites can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Entry fees not included. We can book tickets upon request (Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican Museums).

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup point

  • Civitavecchia Port
    Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 19, 00053 Civitavecchia RM, Italy

Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

Pick-up is AT THE SHIP. Do not take a shuttle. Your driver will be waiting for you on the pier, holding a sign with your name on it. Please be ready 10 minutes before departure time.

What To Expect

Civitavecchia Port (Pass By)


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Trevi Fountain

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II (Pass By)


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Arch of Constantine (Pass By)

Piazza Navona

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Spanish Steps

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Colle Capitolino

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Circus Maximus

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Domus Augustana (Pass By)

Teatro di Marcello (Pass By)

Piazzale Garibaldi

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Isola Tiberina (Pass By)

Roman Forum (Pass By)

St. Peter's Square

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
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time.
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • If you are not ready to depart at the assigned time , we cannot promise to fulfill the mentioned itinerary nor promise to extend the duration of the tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Your driver is not a licensed tour guide. Due to strict Italian law that protects licensed guides, drivers can only comment and explain attractions from inside the vehicle. Drivers cannot elaborate on the attractions when they are outside of the vehicle.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

There is no better way to see all the sights in one day and highly recommend Driver in Rome.


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Excellent tour and ask for Ricardo
Leslie_P, Nov 2023
Our driver was Ricardo and he was perfect, excellent!! Good communication, on time and over all an excellent tour guide. We had tickets to the Vatican, he was very helpful, he looked at our tickets showed us where to meet our guide and stayed with us until our tour guide arrived to take us on our Vatican tour. He had good recommendations what to see and gave us a good amount of time in each spot. I would definitely ask for Ricardo!
Best tour day ever!
stacey_h, Sep 2023
We have cruised extensively (600+ days) and have had many port excursions and experiences. This tour is at the very top of that list. The pre-trip communication was exceptional - we did this tour privately (didn't cost much more as we had 5 in our party) and were able to customize to suit our needs. Matteo was our driver/in vehicle guide. He knew everything about our venues and the best way to structure our day. He was amazing and I can't say enough about how great this whole experience was. We were back in plenty of time and were met at the gangplank for our departure.
Rome private tour
vakoc2019, Oct 2019
Luigi. our driver. provided excellent commentary on all the sites we we wanted to try to fit in and navigated the streets and parking to make our stops very efficient. And then he surprised us bringing us to a very fun excellent multi-course lunch just blocks from the Vatican with wine, aperitif, & dessert that was at a ridiculously low price of 15 euros pp. We have nothing but praise for Luigi.
Rome in a day!
Guide56122025208, May 2019
Livio picked us up at the port and drove us to Rome, where he dropped us at the Colosseum with our "Skip the LIne" tickets. He was professional and informative. We saw all the important sights even though we just had one day. He recommended a lovely restaurant near the Vatican where we enjoyed a very inexpensive lunch of salad and ravioli. He also provided us with "skip the line" tickets to the Vatican museum. He stopped wherever we wanted to take pictures and picked us up right where he dropped us. There is no better way to see all the sights in one day and highly recommend Driver in Rome. Livio represented his country beautifully and we would definitely choose this tour again.
We booked a Mediterranean cruise and...
WyllaJ_A, Oct 2017
We booked a Mediterranean cruise and couldn't find any excursions offered that would hit all the places that we wanted to see in one short day. We were a little hesitant about booking outside of the cruise options, but Viator guaranteed our return to the ship, so we chose this tour. Our only regret now is the fact that we only had a day in Rome. Davide met us just outside the terminal with an easy to read sign. He was so pleasant and personable, that the ride from Civitavecchia into the city seemed to take no time at all. By the time we reached the walls of the city, we felt like long lost relations. We needed to meet our guide for the Colosseum, Forum and Palatine Hill at a predetermined spot outside the Colosseum, so Davide parked, walked us over and exchanged numbers with Eva. Shortly before our tour was over, he had called to check on the times and arranged to pick us up. We had a list of places to see, but we needed to have lunch, and let Davide recommend a small restaurant off the beaten path. He took us to Campo de Fiori, where we sampled some very tasty local pasta dishes and one of the best lasagnas we've ever had, at a very reasonable price. Once fed, we were off to the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. Davide even managed to eke out some time to visit Vatican City and at least see the square outside the Basilica. Even managed to get some pictures of the Swiss Guard. The day was over all too quickly, and although there was still so much more to see, we were more than pleased to have had Davide as our guide for the day. Hopefully the coin tossed in the Trevi will bring us back.
Mateo was an amazing driver and tour...
humera.kassem, Jun 2017
Mateo was an amazing driver and tour guide. We got off the ship about 15 minutes earlier than our meeting time. He was waiting for us with a sign, professionally dressed and had a Mercedez Minivan waiting very close by with tons of cold bottled water. Mateo took great interest in what was important to us, and customized our trip the way we wanted it. He was always where he said he would be each time he dropped us off or picked us up. He even gave us a European pre-paid phone to take with us and call him in case he had to move the car. Being in a foreign country, small details like this really helped us feel safe and secure. He was very knowledgeable about Rome, knew his way around the city, and had great recommendations for everything including lunch. At our request, he took us to a place where only locals ate, and we had the best pasta of our life! I would absolutely recommend this tour, and Mateo!
Our driver Franchesco was amazing...
MFP, Jun 2017
Our driver Franchesco was amazing!! he was waiting as soon as we got out of the boat and took us everywhere that we needed, we traveled with our two kids and he was so good with them, before we arrived to almost every site he will have his ipad ready to give the kids some of the history of the place!!! He even invited us for gelato and gave us an olive oil bottle!!!
Rome is a very big place and full of...
Michelle_H, Jul 2016
Rome is a very big place and full of tourists, very difficult to see much in a day but our driver Davide was excellent and very efficient in showing us the highlights of the city. He also had a great recommendation for lunch in Rome. Vehicle was clean, reliable and he was on time picking us up and dropping us off.
We had a private tour with Faust. He...
Kevin_B, Jun 2016
We had a private tour with Faust. He went out of his way to make our day special. He even took us to see the LDS Temple being built at our request. Highly recommend!!!
We had a wonderful time with a great...
PamelaJ_M, May 2016
We had a wonderful time with a great driver. He showed us everything we wanted to see and more. We didn't have to wait for a whole bus load of people to get back so we could go much faster. Also since we had a smaller car we could get dropped off and picked up much closer to the places we were going which saved time. The driver was very knowledgeable and could tell us about every place we went. I would greatly recommend this.
Driver/Guide was wonderful. He...
William C S, Nov 2015
Driver/Guide was wonderful. He acted like an old friend taking us out for a visit, Great Job!
Our driver, David, was excellent...
Shar M, Oct 2015
Our driver, David, was excellent. He listened to our desires and planned the day perfectly - seeing everything we asked about.
JOOJOS_S, Jul 2019
Consegue em poucas horas ver o melhor de Roma, com a maior comodidade, segurança. Pode pedir que comprem bilhetes para evitar longas filas. Cuidado com o Restaurante que seja indicado. No nosso caso perderam a ordem e perdemos imenso tempo.

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