Cruise Excursions

Travel in comfort and style on a Civitavecchia to Rome day trip. Make the most of your Civitavecchia cruise stop. Enjoy all of the major sites of Rome and the Vatican from the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle, with commentary and assistance from your driver (who will also act as your personal photographer!) throughout the day.

Choose between walking tours, driving tours or just cruise on your own, taking advantage of our skip the line tickets to all of the major sites. If you need special assistance during your trip, please email us to discuss your needs. We’re dedicated to great customer service and would be delighted to help you enjoy Rome to the full.

Rome in a Day Walking Tour with Return Transfers

Your personal driver will ensure you arrive at your arranged meeting point with your tour guide for the day, feeling comfortable and well-rested after your smooth transfer from Civitavecchia port. During your excursion to Rome, you will always be in the company of a local expert, so that at no time will you be left alone. Your driver will introduce you to your guide before leaving you to enjoy your tour.

The first stop of your day is the Colosseum, where you will skip the public lines to go straight inside and enjoy dazzling stories of gladiators, crazy emperors and mock sea battles – all of which make up part of the incredible 2000 year history of this famous monument!

From here you will go through the Roman Forum, the major city area of the Roman Republic where everything took centre stage – politics, state funerals, business, triumphal parades of the Roman Army and the place for passing the time for the general population.

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Tour fees depend on the number of people in your party, as the size/number of vehicles required will vary according to the number of people.

For groups up to 8 people.

Base Price (2 pax) : €825

Additional Price per person: €75

For groups larger than 8 pax, please send us an email.

For groups up to 8 people.

1-3 passengers: €950

4-8 passengers: €1050

For groups larger than 8 people, please send us an email.

Entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are optional and cost extra.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel:

Adult Ticket Fees: €30

Under-18 Ticket Fees: €25

Duration: 2 hours*

Additional Time Fee: €60 per hour for parties of up to 7 persons, €120 per hour for parties of 8 up to 14 persons

Skip The Line Tickets: Colosseum & Roman Forum

Collect your tickets from our tour coordinator, to save valuable time by passing the long ticket lines at the Colosseum – those queues can last over two hours in the height of the summer!

Ticket Fees: €20

Duration: 1 hour*

Additional Time Fee: €60 per hour for parties of up to 7 persons, €120 per hour for parties of 8 up to 14 persons

These tickets are also valid for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and can be used once at all three entrances (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill).

*Additional time: Additional time is calculated according to the number of people, as we need to pay two drivers for parties of 8-14 people.

The additional time automatically added when you select these options are according to typical times required to make it through these sites. If you wish to spend more time at any site, please advise us in advance, so that we can factor this into tour tour itinerary and have everything planned perfectly for your day.

Please note that 1 hour is sufficient only for the visit to the Colosseum – if you wish to also visit the Roman Forum and/or the Palatine Hill you need to advise us of this in advance so that we can properly plan the day for you, as this will take additional time to fully enjoy your visit here.

– Some walking is required in order to enter buildings and at some sites where it is not possible to park close by. If walking is impossible for a member of your group, please send us an email to discuss options more suitable for your needs or consider the Design Your Own Cruise option.

– Entrance to sites such as the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are optional and cost extra.

Cruise Rome in a Day with Transportation

Travel in style and comfort for your whole day in Rome!

Your professional driver will take excellent care of you, collecting you from your ship in the morning and returning you to the same point at the end of your tour.

You will enjoy all of the major sites of Rome and the Vatican from the comfort of your air-conditioned vehicle, with commentary and assistance from your driver throughout the day.

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For groups up to 8 people.

1-3 passengers: €400

4-8 passengers: €450

For groups larger than 8 passengers, please send us an email.

Entrance to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum are optional and cost extra.

Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel:

Adult Ticket Fees: €30

Under-18 Ticket Fees: €25

Skip The Line Tickets: Colosseum & Roman Forum

Collect your tickets from our tour coordinator to save valuable time in passing the long ticket lines at the Colosseum.

Ticket Fees: €20

These tickets are also valid for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and can be used once at all three entrances (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill).

 Colosseum tickets are also valid for the Roman Forum and Palatine Hill, and can be used once at all three entrances (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill).

– The duration for tickets is set at 2 hours, although the total amount of time you spend at each site is entirely up to you. We will modify the total duration of your round-trip based on the time you tell us you would like to be collected.

Cruise Rome on Your Own (with Skip the Line Tickets)

Beat the other tourists into Rome with your own private transfer! Travel in comfort and take advantage of our skip-the-lines ticket services to ensure that you do not lose any of your valuable time waiting in lines.

Private transfers from Civitavecchia to Rome:

  • Your driver will greet you at the pier, at your preferred time, and will then drive you in total comfort to the drop-off point of your choosing – the Colosseum or the Vatican.
  • All cars and minivans are air-conditioned and drivers are English-speaking. Transfers are private, so no sharing the vehicle with strangers and no waiting while others board!
  • While in Rome, you can avail of our skip-the-lines tickets for the Colosseum and the Vatican, so you don’t waste any of your valuable time waiting in lines.
  • Choose your pick-up point – either the Vatican or the Colosseum – and your driver will be there at your chosen time to take you back to the steps of your ship.
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Design Your Own Cruise Excursion

Have something special in mind? Tell us the itinerary you want and the time you want to do it in and we’ll send you a quote for your custom private tour of Rome.

Don’t need a pick-up service? Only need one-way transfers to Rome? No problem! Our customer service agents will reply with a quote within 24 hours and will discuss your needs and options by email before confirming the perfect excursion that is just right for you.

To request a quote for your private cruise excursion into Rome, select from the options below and click submit:

Your tour fee will be calculated according to your needs. This will depend upon:

  • The number of hours required with your guide.
  • The size of the vehicle required will depend upon the size of your party.
  • Entrance tickets requested by you for various sites.

Our customer service agents will reply within 24 hours with a quote, and will discuss your needs and options by email before confirming the perfect excursion that is just right for you.

– When arriving from a cruise, please note that it takes up to one and a half hours to arrive by road into Rome, possibly longer if you are coming by train. Please take care to also note the time you will actually be permitted to disembark from your cruise.

– We ask you to allow time to arrive into Rome, as the hours you book with us will be the only time the guide will be available. We also reserve entrance tickets with specific entrance times to sites based on the time of arrival that you tell us, and these can expire if you do not arrive on time.

– We know your time is precious and do not want you to waste one minute of it, either by booking a guide for a time before you arrive or by standing in lines due to expired reservations, so if you need advice on the best time to schedule your tour, please ask us in the comments field while booking, and we can advise you. 

– Less is more – we recommend booking a small number of attractions, if you wish to enjoy the places that are of most importance to you fully.

– You can add additional time in blocks of 30 minutes, in order to allow yourselves more time at the sites you have selected, or to allow for breaks or shopping etc.

– Of course, if you want to squeeze in as much of Rome as possible, then tick as many boxes as you like. Just keep an eye on the duration so you don’t miss your boat!