Post Cruise Rome Tour from Civitavecchia

Best of Rome disembarkation tour from Civitavecchia with Rome hotel drop off

duration:9 Hours

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:7:30 AM


  • Make the most of your disembarkation day with our Post Cruise Rome Tour
  • Convenient pick up at your Cruise Ship in Civitavecchia and drop off at your Rome hotel at end of tour
  • Your luggage will travel safely with you inside your vehicle’s luggage compartment
  • Enjoy overview of Rome's top ancient monuments, squares, museums and churches
  • Private Chauffeured Tour by Car with English speaking Chauffeur at your service
  • Experience MORE of Rome in one day comfortably in your own deluxe private vehicle
  • Ideal tour for families with children and senior travelers
  • Perfect for cruisers who are in Rome for the day
  • Our Private Tours by Car offer the privacy and safety our guests can rely on


  • Pick Up at your Cruise Ship in Civitavecchia
  • Visit Colosseum
  • Stop on Capitoline Hill to view the Roman Forum
  • Visit the Pantheon
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • The Vatican (Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel... * with St Peter's Basilica time pending)
  • Drop off at your hotel in Rome


  • Private English speaking Chauffeur
  • Deluxe air conditioned vehicle
  • Italy's VAT Tax
  • Highway Tolls, parking fees

not included

  • Lunch
  • Admission Tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Private Licensed Tour Guides
  • Personal client expenses



For up to 2 people from Civitavecchia:  480 EUROS
For up to 4 people from Civitavecchia:  525 EUROS
For up to 6 people from Civitavecchia:  600 EUROS
For up to 8 people from Civitavecchia:  650 EUROS



Rome certainly wasn’t built in a day, but you can see the best of Rome in a single day on our Post-Cruise Rome Tour!

This Post Cruise Rome Tour is designed to provide our cruising guests the option of enjoying the best of Rome in a day starting from Civitavecchia cruise port and ending at your Rome hotel accommodation.

Make the most of your disembarkation day with an exciting overview of the Eternal City visiting ancient monuments, famous squares, and unforgettable museums and churches.

Post Cruise Tours are fun, convenient and stress free!  Your professional English speaking Tour Chauffeur will meet you inside the Port of Civitavecchia on the Pier next to your Cruise Ship holding a sign with your name at 7:30 AM. Your tour will conclude with your arrival back to your hotel at approximately 4:30 PM. Your luggage will travel with you inside your vehicle from Port to Hotel.

Your Post Cruise Rome Tour begins with a relaxing drive through the countryside from Civitavecchia to Rome.


Upon arriving, you will visit Rome’s most iconic symbol and the world’s most famous ancient amphitheater: the Colosseum!


This ancient Roman wonder was built in 79 AD and was initially the Flavian Amphitheater after the family of Emperor Vespasian who commissioned the amphitheater to be built.

The name Colosseum is believed to have originated from the colossal bronze statue of Emperor Nero that was erected next to the amphitheater.

On this visit you will have the opportunity to enter and visit the Colosseum and imagine what took place 2,000 years ago on the arena below.

Next to the Coliseum you will see the impressive Arch of Constantine erected in 315 AD to commemorate Emperor Constantine’s victory over Emperor Maxentius at the battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD.

* First Sunday of the Month is "Free Entry", and unfortunately without Advance Tickets with time slots, the lines and wait times may be too long to be able to visit the Colosseum on this day. You may SUBSTITUTE the Colosseum with other sites such as the Roman Forum.



You will drive nearby to the grand Piazza Venezia with its imposing white marble monument dedicated to King Vittorio Emanuele II. Nicknamed the “wedding cake”, the monument is one of the most recognizable buildings in Rome and the designated place for the eternal flame of the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Next to the Vittorio Emanuele monument is Capitoline Hill with a special spot where you will enjoy the most spectacular overview of the Roman ForumPalatine Hill behind it, and the Colosseum in the distance. This view of Ancient Rome is one of the most picturesque in Rome, so be sure to bring your camera with you.


From here you will continue on to the Pantheon: the ancient Roman pagan temple dedicated to all gods.

One of the oldest and best preserved ancient monuments was built in 126 AD, but it has been in continuous use throughout history and in 7th century, it was converted into the church dedicated to Saint Mary and the Martyrs.

Some of Italy’s most illustrious figures are buried here, and you can see the tombs of King Vittorio Emanuele IIKing Umberto I and Queen Margherita, and the famous Renaissance artist Raphael.

Your eyes will be drawn immediately to the massive coffered dome with the oculus in the center, providing light and ventilation. The oculus has always been open to the elements, and when it rains the water drains below the floor through a drainage system.



From here your Post Cruise Rome Tour continues with visits to Rome’s famous piazzas: the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps.

The Trevi Fountain has been featured in many films such as La Dolce Vita and Three Coins In A Fountain, making it one of the most well recognized fountains in Rome!

No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to this Baroque masterpiece with gushing water and nautical sculptures. And be sure to follow tradition and throw a coin over your shoulder with a wish for a return visit to the Eternal City.

By now it’s time for lunch where you will have free time to enjoy local specialties according to your taste at a local Italian ristorante or trattoria.


After lunch, you will visit the smallest state in the world: the Vatican!

On your visit to Vatican Museums where you’ll walk through spectacular halls covered in opulent works of art, displays of masterpieces from the Classical Eras to Modern times

You will see the famous sculpture of Laocoon that was the masterpiece for which the Vatican museum was founded by Pope Julius II in early 16th century.

You won’t want to miss the Cortile del Belvedere with their world renown classical sculptures, the Raphael Rooms featuring the “School of Athens”, the Gallery of the Maps, the Flemish Tapestry Room...and then the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo’s finest work: the Sistine Ceiling and the Last Judgment.

* IMPORTANT REGARDING THE VATICAN: For a few years the Vatican allows access to St Peter's Basilica from inside the Sistine Chapel only to guests accompanied by a Licensed Tour Guide, with an extra admission fee. Self Touring visitors are required to exit the Museums, meet their chauffeurs outside to be driven near St Peter's Square where they may enter St Peter's Basilica from the square entrance... AFTER clearning security.  During normal busy tourist months, the security lines to enter the Basilica can be quite long (up to 1 hour sometimes).  Due to the unpredictably long security lines, a visit to St Peter's Basilica CANNOT BE GUARANTEED without a Licensed Tour Guide.

If self touring, you may try to acess the Basilica through St Peter's Square, and extend your tour time if need to allow you the additional time needed to visit the Basilica.

For your enjoyment of the Vatican, we strongly recommend reserving a LICENSED TOUR GUIDE for your Vatican Visit that will include the Vatican Museums highlights, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

* The Vatican Museums are CLOSED on Sundays,  not possible to visit on "Free Last Sunday" of each month due to extremely long lines due to No Tickets Required

 When the Vatican Museums are CLOSED or not possible to visit, you may SUBSTITUTE the Vatican with other sites in Rome. We are happy to offer suggestions!

This marks the end of your Post-Cruise Rome tour. After a fun filled day in Rome, your chauffeur will take you to your hotel accommodation.

Thank you for choosing Rome Chauffeur private tour services. We look forward to meeting you and showing you Italy!

Important Information

* NOTE:  Please READ carefully the Important Information below, as well as Read and Accept our TERMS OF SERVICE  and PRIVACY POLICY  before booking.


The listed price of the tour is per vehicle, not per person.  Rome Chauffeur accepts online prepayment via PayPal or Credit Card at the time you confirm your tour, or you may pay on the Date of Service in Euro funds at the end of the tour made directly to your Chauffeur. If at any time you need extra funds on the day of your tour, your chauffeur will be happy to help you locate an ATM machine. 


Cancellations must be made at least 3 days prior to your Date of Service. Prepaid services cancelled last minute less than 3 days or are No Show on the Date of Service are NOT Refundable.

Cancellations must be made in writing via E-Mail followed by an official cancellation confirmation E-Mail from our office in order for your cancellation to be valid. Cancellations are NOT accepted by Phone, Text, Or through 3rd Party individuals such as hotel clerks, friends, or concierge services. 

POST CRUISE TOUR - starting from Civitavecchia Cruise Port:

Your professional English speaking Tour Chauffeur will meet you on the Civitavecchia pier next to your ship holding a sign with your name at 7:30 AM with Rome hotel drop off at approximately 4:30 PM.

From the port you will journey approximately 90 minutes on the motorway through the countryside of Lazio into Rome.

Pre-Purchase your Colosseum and Vatican Museums Admission Tickets

Please be sure to PRINT at home all our ticket vouchers and bring them with you as they are required to be converted into tickets at the Colosseum and Vatican Museum.  Admission prices mentioned here can change without notice. 

*** VATICAN MUSEUMS TICKETS: Please purchase your no-line Vatican Museums admission tickets in advance at 21 Euros per person (17 Euros standard + 4 Euros online booking fee) at 2:00 PM time slot directly from the Vatican: VATICAN MUSEUMS TICKET OFFICE

* Vatican Museums are CLOSED on Sundays (and NOT possible to visit on Last Sunday of the Month without tickets to skip the very long lines)

*** COLOSSEUM TICKETS: Please purchase your Colosseum No-Line tickets here in advance at currently 16 Euros  per person in order to avoid lengthy queues. You will be provided with appropriate online link to the Colosseum Ticket Office  to purchase your tickets in advance.  

* On First Sunday of the Month it may NOT be possible to visit the Colosseum due to extremely long lines without tickets required.  On the First Sunday of the month, or if Colosseum tickets are sold out, you may SUBSTITUTE the Colosseum with the ROMAN FORUM instead.

Tickets are subject to availability and price changes.


If you wish to reserve a licensed tour guide for a private Colosseum / Roman Forum combination tour, or Vatican Museums / Sistine Chapel / Saint Peter’s Basilica private tour, please inquire for quotes and reservation. 

While a private tour guide for the Colosseum/Roman Forum combination is optional, a guided tour of the Vatican is highly recommended to ensure you will not miss the most significant works of art as the Vatican Museums are vast and complex and often confusing.

Note for Vatican Visits: Only Visitors with a Tour Guide are permitted access to Saint Peter's Basilica from inside the Sistine Chapel.

Without a Tour Guide you may not have quick access to Saint Peter's Basilica from Sistine Chapel and you risk missing out on this site. The only other access is Saint Peter's Square which requires additional wait in security queue, therefore adding time and cost to your tour (if your tour starts/ends in Rome).  If you do not wish to book a private Vatican Tour Guide, you take the responsibility of missing out on visiting Saint Peter's Basilica.

A licensed tour guide will offer in depth information about the works of art you are seeing, and can also guarantee you back way shortcut access to Saint Peter’s Basilica from the Sistine Chapel so you don’t have to exit the Museums, travel around the Vatican to Saint Peter’s Square where a wait through the security line is required to enter the Basilica. It is up to the Vatican security if non-guided visitors can access this otherwise restricted passageway.


Tour Chauffeurs are not licensed tour guides, therefore chauffeurs are prohibited by law to accompany or guide guests on foot to sightsee. Only licensed tour guides with identifiable badges are authorized to do so. Chauffeurs are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee.


St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel enforce modest dress code that requires visitors to have their shoulders and knees completely covered. Visitors not in compliance with the dress code may be turned away.

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

It is recommended to wear sunscreen and sunglasses during the summer months.

Photography and videography are permitted inside St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums (with selected areas forbidding flash photography). Photography or videography is forbidden inside the Sistine Chapel.  


During hot and sunny months please be sure to use sun protection while touring outdoors, and wear hats and sunglasses if needed.  

*** New security check point at the Colosseum may result in wait lines to pass security.***

All visitors, including ticket holders, are obliged to wait in security line at the Colosseum.  Any delays related to Colosseum visit is outside of our control, and various delays may impact how many other sites you would have time to visit. To lessen the impact of delays, we ask that for Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, you meet your Chauffeur at 7:30 AM.

In the event the Colosseum Tickets are SOLD OUT, or if you prefer to skip such a crowded venue, you have the opportunity to view the Colosseum from the outside from Colosseum Square, and enjoy MORE of Rome with the extra time you save.

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