Cruise Excursion from Civitavecchia: Rome in One Day
Full Day Private Tour
Personal attention, an experienced and knowledgeable guide and an unforgettable experience. That is what we guarantee with all of our private tours.
Rome is a large city, and its history cannot be condensed into a day. Especially on a walking tour! However, with your own private NCC car and licenced driver, and accompanied by a local, licenced guide and expert on all things Rome, you can visit all the main attractions in comfort and style, while learning how all the beauty, history, politics, religion, ruins and architecture come together to weave the unique tapestry that is … Rome!
In this completely customisable Civitavecchia Italy shore excursion you have the choice to see many famous and beautiful attractions – you pick because you’re the boss!
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.
You have the option of either walking the entire way, in which case your driver will introduce you to your guide before leaving you to enjoy your tour. Alternatively, your driver can pick you up and drop you off at certain points along the way to eliminate some of the longer stretches of walking – it is entirely up to you!
“Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes.”
-Alberto Sordi, Italian actor
In this wonderful Rome in one day tour, your ﬁrst stop 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.
Next stop is the Pantheon, another ancient building in Rome with some fascinating facts and an amazing history. Followed by the Trevi Fountain – a world-famous Roman attraction, having made cameo appearances in several Italian and Hollywood movies. Here, your personal tour guide will let you in on a few secrets of the fountain not many visitors to Rome know.
It is a short stroll from the Trevi Fountain to the Spanish Steps, centre of the medieval Spanish district in Rome. From here we take you on the metro (if you have booked the walking tour option) to the Vatican side of the city, where we will take a break for lunch.
Please note that lunch is not included in the tour fees, however our tour guides can recommend the best places to eat locally!
Following lunch, we’ll head to the Vatican City, again with fast-track entrance so none of your valuable time is wasted. Starting with a quick tour of of the Vatican Museums, you’ll learn the history of the most interesting statues and artwork that are on the pathway that takes us to the Sistine Chapel. Some of these you would normally bypass without taking much notice, but your expert guide will let you in on Vatican secrets that will make you look at it with a completely new appreciation.
The Sistine Chapel is the gem of the Vatican Museum complex, hosting the stunningly beautiful ceiling painted by Michelangelo 500 years ago. With astonishing new details revealed with recent restoration works, these frescoes are an absolute must-see while visiting Rome. When you gaze upon their intricate details, keep in mind their beauty took Michelangelo 4 years of grueling work to complete.
The ﬁnal stop on your day tour of Rome will be St Peter’s Basilica, the most ornate and largest church in Christianity. The Basilica is where newly-elected Popes are revealed to the public and where he addresses the public with special masses and celebrations throughout the year. Your private guide will take you to St Peter’s Square, where you can admire the magniﬁcent Dome and take plenty of photographs to help remember your day forever. Your tour guide will then accompany you to meet up with you driver, who will take you back to your ship safely and on-time for your departure.
So whether you choose to walk all of the way, some of the way or none of the way – we can design the best Rome shore excursions for the Royal Caribbean cruise. Complete with incredible memories, inside knowledge and indescribable wonder.