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From Ancient Rome to Civitavecchia with Colosseum and Roman Forum Tour

Enjoy a private morning, luxury transfer from the city of Rome to your chosen Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal. Travel in luxury minivan, maximum 8 people per vehicle, with professional English speaking driver with our door to door service.

See Oppian Hill, one of Romes famous hills and Skip the line entry to the Colosseum where you can walk the galleries and hear tales of gladiators and executions.

Visit the ruins of Imperial Palace on palatine Hill and walk along the Via Sacra to the Roman Forum, the site of the tomb of Julius Caesar.

After your historic tour of Ancient Rome, your driver will take you directly to your cruise ship.




  • £125.00 Price (GBP) Person

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Tour Highlights

  • We collect from over 100 Rome hotels and deliver directly to your cruise ship
  • Travel in luxury minivan, maximum 8 people per vehicle, with professional English speaking driver
  • Door to door service
  • Skip the line entry to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Professional guide for Colosseum and Roman Forum tour (maximum 24 people per guide)

Tour Schedule

Enjoy a cruise transfer with a tour of the Eternal City, delving into antiquity and visiting Rome’s iconic and ancient sites such as the Colosseum, Via Sacra and the Roman Forum. Using smaller, luxury vehicles you will be offered a more personalised tour with vehicles that can go where larger buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more with less walking.

This service is available on all dates (April to November) when Royal Caribbean, NCL, Oceania, Princess and Celebrity are starting or ending a cruise at Civitavecchia.


After meeting your driver in the reception area/lobby of your hotel you will be taken to Oppian Hill. One of the famous seven hills of Rome and once the site of a former palace of Emperor Nero, we meet the guide and overlook the spectacular Colosseum. From here we descend to our special Skip the Line Special Access entrance to the Colosseum. Once inside, your expert guide will talk you through the bloody past of this amphitheatre with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles and executions. The enormity of its size and the events that went on here is truly awe inspiring. Take a walk around the galleries, cast your mind back to a distant past, then look at the structure again and see how it resembles our modern sports stadiums.

Palatine Hill

After a photo stop at the Arch of Constantine, built in 312AD and an influence on many of the world’s far later triumphal arches, you will be taken to Palatine Hill where the ruins of the Imperial Palace lie elevated above the Colosseum and here an uninterrupted view over the ancient remains of the city awaits. Look down upon the Roman Forum and Nero’s Circus Maximus, a huge chariot racing stadium that could accommodate over 150,000 spectators.

Via Sacra

The last stop on this tour is a walk along the Via Sacra (or Sacred Way), the main artery that linked the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill. It runs through the heart of the Roman Forum, passing the site of a wealth of important buildings and was used in the days of antiquity for a whole host of festivals and triumphal processions. Perhaps, most important of all is the site of the tomb of Julius Caesar in the Temple that bears his name, and where even today visitors lay flowers and offerings on the dusty stone that marks his resting place. After an absorbing and eye opening tour of Ancient Rome your guide will take you back to your luxury minivan, where your driver will be waiting to take you directly to your cruise ship.

Important Information

  • We guarantee to run this service on all dates listed.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment; this is a very popular cruise transfer service.
  • If you have any questions about pickups and joining, or any aspect of this service, please email us.
  • In order that we can guarantee your booking, you will need to make payment in full.
  • However, all cruise transfer/tours on dates which are booked from this webpage are not subject to any cancellation charges up to 42 days (6 weeks) before the transfer/tour date.
  • Within 41 days, our standard booking conditions shall apply.
  • The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kgs per case) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (max 10kg per case).
  • If you have more than this you must contact our office prior to travel.
  • We do not carry outsize items (eg bicycles) and you MUST inform us in advance if you have a wheelchair, mobility vehicle etc.

Collection from your Rome city centre hotel

  • Pickups in Rome will begin at 08:15am.
  • Central Rome pickups are usually complete by 08:45.
  • You must be ready for collection in the hotel reception area from the time stated on your e-ticket.
  • We recommend you are ready 10 minutes before the stated time.
  • On a small number of occasions we may alter the route/timings to ensure prompt arrival at the cruise terminal.
  • This may be down to road closures, events in Rome etc etc.
  • If we do amend the timings we will contact you in advance.

Civitavecchia arrival

  • There are two major cruise terminals areas at Civitavecchia port, your driver will check where and will bring you just below your ship for the check-in.
  • In normal circumstances you will arrive at Civitavecchia by 13:30/14:00.
  • At Civitavecchia port you will be dropped off at your cruise terminal and walk straight to the check-in desk.
  • Porters will take care of your luggage, ensuring it is delivered to your cabin.
  • Make sure you use the luggage label in your cruise pack to facilitate this.


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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