From Renaissance Rome to Civitavecchia with Rome City Guided 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 the enormous white marble memorial to Victor Emmanuel of Piazza Venezia and climb the monumental Spanish steps from the Piazza di Spagna to the Trinita dei Monti.

Visit the Eternal City and make a wish at Trevi fountain then explore the Pantheon, the temple to many Gods of Olympus.

See the amazing collection of Bernini’s fountains and renaissance buildings at Piazza Navona and stand at the top of  Janiculum Hill for amazing views of the city of Rome.

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

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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
  • Includes visits to Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona
  • Professional guide for Rome walking tour (maximum 24 people per guide)
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Enjoy a beautifully enhanced cruise transfer from your hotel in Rome to the port at Civitavecchia with a fully guided tour of the Eternal City, visiting world famous sites like the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps, with time to admire Bernini’s fountains in the vibrant Piazza Navona and take in the breath-taking views of Rome from the top of Janiculum Hill.

Our smaller vehicles will give you a more personalised tour, taking you to places that larger vehicles cannot go, and allowing you to see more while walking less.

This service is available on all dates (April to November) when Royal Caribbean, Oceania, NCL, Princess and Celebrity cruise ships are starting or ending a cruise at Civitavecchia. You will be welcomed by your driver, who will meet you at the reception area/lobby of your hotel, and taken to meet the guide.

Highlights will include the prominent white marble memorial to Victor Emmanuel, known as the Altare della Patria, standing in front of the busy traffic intersection of the Piazza Venezia. After the victories of Giuseppe Garibaldi in the mid-19th century, Victor Emmanuel II became the first king of a unified Italy in the 1860’s, however the monument to him was not completed until 1925. Its enormous size dwarfs the Roman ruins around it and the structure itself contains statues, fountains and even a museum at its base.

The Spanish steps are a must see on any trip to Rome. Follow in the footsteps of Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” and climb these monumental stairs from the Piazza di Spagna up to the Trinita dei Monti at the top.

Head over to the iconic Trevi fountain to make a wish. Immerse yourself in “La Dolce Vita”. Throw a coin over your left shoulder. You will not be alone in this, up to 3,000 people are said to do the same every day. But take time to admire the intricate stonework and sculpting’s of Rome’s largest fountain and maybe your wish to return to the Eternal City will come true.

You will be taken on a visit to see the Pantheon, the temple to many Gods of Olympus, a Roman building that owes its survival because of its conversion to a Christian church in the Third Century AD. Built around 126AD, this essay in Roman architecture features an elegant portico and rotunda with a dome which, even today, is the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world. A superb testiment to Roman engineering. Certainly, the best preserved of all the Roman buildings in the city, it became a blueprint for Classical, Renaissance and Neo-Classical buildings worldwide.

Piazza Navona

One of the greatest of Rome’s open spaces is the Piazza Navona with its collection of fountains by Gian Lorenzo Bernini and it’s Renaissance buildings, crowned by the spectacular Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi. Once a Roman stadium, it has hosted markets and festivals since being declared a public square in 1490. You will have a chance to explore this remarkable area before being driven up to the summit of Janiculum Hill where in 1849 Giuseppe Garibaldi defeated the French to secure a untitled Italy, and from where you can admire a stunning view over the city of Rome before the transfer to your cruise is completed.

PLEASE NOTE – The professional guided tour will be conducted on foot by a professional Rome tour guide. Your driver will transport you from the hotel to begin the tour, and at the end of the tour the guide will return you to the vehicle.

Important Information

  • 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 pick ups 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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Why stop there?

The ever-increasing demand and availability for well-organised, safe and reliable trips means that we now go further afield, so while we love taking people on tours of England, Ireland and Scotland we are pleased to offer that little bit more with river tours of Amsterdam, coach tours of Paris and train trips to the chocolate capital of the world, Brussels!

Our Most Popular Essential Trips

There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.