From Civitavecchia to Rome with Tivoli, Villa D’Este and Traditional Lunch with Wine

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

Travel through vineyards and farms to the hillside town of Tivoli to the beautiful water gardens at Villa D’Este where you can see fountains, waterfalls and walk the 16th century gardens.

Visit the Temple of Vesta where you will dine in its shadow at the famous Sibilla restaurant for a traditional lunch and wine before your driver drives you to your hotel.

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Tour Highlights

  • We collect you directly off the ship and drop off at over 100 Rome city centre hotels
  • Travel in luxury minivan, maximum 8 people per vehicle, with professional English speaking driver
  • Door to door service
  • Entry to Villa D'Este and 2 course meal with wine in the shadow of the Temple of Vesta!
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Tour Schedule


Your driver/guide will be waiting for you at the cruise port, easily identified with contact number and sign with your name. Once you are settled aboard the vehicle we will drive out into the countryside towards Tivoli. The journey will take approximately two hours through undulating hills. Vineyards and farms and upon arrival you will be taken to the tranquil water gardens at Villa D’Este to start your visit. Laid out at the height of the Renaissance, and built as a summer residence for Cardinal Ippolito D’Este, the spectacular gardens feature over 60 waterfalls and around 360 water jets. There are canals and cascades around every corner, ornate water spouts and a total of 51 fountains. One can only stand back and marvel at this beautifully crafted creation all intricately controlled by gravity from the garden’s hillside location. The 16th century grounds also include box hedge gardens and delightful labyrinths along with grottos and statues. Wander from terrace to canal and from sculpture to mosaic, truly a serene and uplifting experience.

Temple of Vesta

Re-joining your guide, you will make the short drive to the famous Temple of Vesta, dedicated to the Roman goddess of family, and much loved by romantic artists such as Turner, it was an important stop while embarking on the Grand Tour. This temple dates from the First century AD and its lofty perch at the edge of the town’s acropolis has attracted artists and poets from the Romantic movement of the late 18th and early 19th century. Like the Pantheon in Rome, it’s incorporation as a Christian church two hundred years after construction secured its survival. It will be here, right next to this ancient Roman temple and in the gardens of the Villa Gregoriana that you will visit the world famous Sibilla Restaurant to sample local cuisine and locally produced wines. Famed for its stunning views and for being one of the oldest continuously operating restaurants in the world, one can try the gastronomic delights of the Lazio region while gazing over the river and its waterfall, admiring the views of the town, and relaxing over a glass of vino rosso before your driver collects you for the journey to your hotel in Rome.

Important Information

  • Please note this is a guaranteed cruise day trip transfer.
  • If you require a transfer on a different date or prefer a private transfer for 1-7 people please contact us.
  • If your enquiry is for 9 or more people please let us know.
  • In order that we can guarantee your booking, you will need to make payment in full.
  • However, all cruise transfer/tours which are booked from this webpage, are not subject to cancellation charges up to 42 days (6 weeks) prior to the transfer/tour travel date.
  • Within 41 days of your travel date, our normal 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.

Joining Procedure at Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal

  • Nearly all cruises at Civitavecchia arrive between 05:00 and 06:00 in the morning with disembarkation starting around 07:00.
  • Your driver will meet you at the terminal building exit just below your ship from 07:30 holding a sign with your name.
  • We plan to leave Civitavecchia by 08:00. In the unlikely event your ship is delayed into port, we will delay our departure time accordingly (applicable only to the listed ships we service).
  • For all delayed ship arrivals we will aim to leave at the latest one hour after docking (earlier if possible).

Arrival at Rome city centre hotel

  • We cover the vast majority of hotels in Rome city centre.
  • We also drop at Termini and Tiburtina Coach/Train station.


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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