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Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to/from Rome Termini Station

1. Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to/from Rome Termini Station

Pre-book the SIT shuttle bus service between Civitavecchia Port and Rome Termini railway station, and benefit from a reliable service that departs daily at 9:30 AM. Redeem your voucher at the bus stop just outside the Port. You take the free shuttle service from your cruise dock to reach Largo della pace where our stewardess welcomes you and you hop aboard. Sit back and relax. Use the luggage storage to keep your bags safe, and stay online with the onboard WiFi. For departure transfer, make your way to the bus stop at least 15 minutes in advance. You can also change your destination dropping off at the Vatican area instead of Termini Station wherever is more convenient for you to start your visit to Rome.

Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

2. Rome On Your Own: Bus Transfer from Civitavecchia

See the sights of Rome at your own pace with a round-trip transfer from the cruise terminal at Civitavecchia, and get 8 hours to explore the "Eternal City" according to your own interests. Upon arrival in the city center you are free to visit the sites that interest you the most. Go to the Basilica of St. Peter's in the Vatican City and marvel at works of art by Michelangelo and others. Visit the Mausoleum of Hadrian at the Castel Sant' Angelo or discover the temple to all gods at the immaculately-preserved Pantheon. Follow in the footsteps of famous poets at the Spanish Steps, and marvel at the architecture of Piazza Navona, built over the Stadium of Domitian. Discover the highlights of Ancient Rome, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain and much more. Alternatively, spend the day shopping or enjoying lunch in sought-after neighborhoods such as Trastevere. Travel by modern, air-conditioned coach and benefit from the services of an assistant who will be happy to give you tips on how to reach places as fast as possible. Upon arrival in Rome, get dropped off on Via Lungotevere Marzio "Zanardelli", on the opposite side of the bridge from where the Justice Palace, Palazzaccio, stands.

Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

3. Classical Rome: Full-Day Bus Tour from Civitavecchia

Discover the grandeur of Rome on a day trip from Civitavecchia. Travel in a comfortable and airconditioned coach and stop at highlights like the St. Peter's Basilica, the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, and Pantheon. Depart from the port of Civitavecchia by bus in the morning and relax on the ride to Rome. Upon arrival, meet your licensed guide and head to the imposing Leonine Walls. Listen as your guide provides you commentary about Rome’s historical traditions and its art. Head to St. Peter’s Square to admire stunning views of St. Peter's Basilica which is surrounded by Bernini’s colonnades which date back to 1656.  Enter St. Peter's Basilica, but if there are long lines to enter your guide will tell you about the Basilica from the outside. Explore the famous artwork inside the largest church in the world.  Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. Hop on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets. Cross the Tiber river near Tiberine Island, pass by Capitoline Hill which was designed by Michelangelo.  View ride the Marcello Theater which was commissioned by the Emperor Augustus. Watch as your guide points out monuments like the Temple of Portuno and Temple of Hercules, 2 of the finest temples in the center of Rome. End your sightseeing bus ride with a stop near the Colosseum and start the walking portion of your tour with a guide at the foot of the Colosseum. Stroll by Circus Maximus, the largest stadium built in ancient Rome and where thrilling chariot races once took place.  Continue along the famous Dei Fori Imperiali road leading to Piazza Venezia. See the Altar of the Fatherland and visit the spectacular Trevi Fountain, which was originally designed by Bernini, but finally constructed by the architect Nicola Salvi.  Have 30-40 minute break where you can go purchase a light lunch or an ice cream from one of the local shops. Walk to the Pantheon, the great pagan temple that dates back 2,000 years.  Finish your tour with a visit to Piazza Navona, to view masterpieces by Bernini and Borromini, the greatest architects of the 17th-century. Marvel at Borromini 's Church of St. Agnes in Agony and Bernini's 4 Rivers Fountain. Return to Civitavecchia by bus. 

Civitavecchia: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

4. Civitavecchia: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus

Enjoy the fantastic views of the city comfortably seated in an open hop-on hop-off bus. Discover how Civitavecchia developed from an Etruscan settlement, becoming a strategic point from Roman times until today by following your local guide around the city. Pass by the most famous sights and discover this port town full of history. The live guide will make you experience the fascinating atmosphere of Civitavecchia taking you back in time on a journey through its monuments and historical buildings. Get off and on at any stop along the route and explore on your own every corner of this magnificient town. For the first stop, find the historic Piazza Calamatta, from which you can reach the Old Town from Piazza Leandra. In the heart of the ancient medieval village, where the small Church of the Stella stands, pass through the Porta dell’Archetto until you reach Piazza Saffi. Next, take the time to explore The Cathedral of St Francis of Assisi, Civitavecchia’s main church, built in the 17th century. Go into the National Archaeological Museum of Civitavecchia, housed in the 18th-century palace of Clement XIII, or admire The Michelangelo Fortress. Walk to The Marina of Civitavecchia, where the famous Statue of the Kiss stands and where Civitavecchia’s historic seafront promenade winds along. At the third stop, decide to have some lunch at a local restaurant with a seaview at The Pirgo. Try a seafood dish, and relax before continuing on your tour. At fourth stop, reach The Church of the Japanese Martyrs, where you can admire the splendid frescoes by Japanese painter Luca Hasegawa. At the fifth stop, discover the Thermal Baths of Trajan, named after the famous Roman Emperor Trajan. Hop on and off as you please, listening to your knoweldgeable live guide.

Civitavecchia Port: Private or Shared Guided Tour of Rome

5. Civitavecchia Port: Private or Shared Guided Tour of Rome

Start your Roman adventure at 9:00 AM as you exit from your cruise ship. At the ship's Pier, you will be greeted by your friendly and professional driver. Once you hop in your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan you will set off on your adventure.  Your driver will take you to all the most historical and socially significant landmarks in Rome. For those pressed for the time, this is the greatest way to ensure you see the main attractions of the city, all in 7-hours. During each stop you can hop-off the van and walk around, taking beautiful holiday snaps as you do. In the vehicle, you will enjoy the benefit of an audioguide in English. At each stop, you will be able to learn the basic history of each fascinating location.  During your tour, you will visit: Vatican City and St. Peter's Cathedral (1-hour), Colosseum (40-minutes), Piazza Venezia (15-minutes), Trevi Fountain (20-minutes), Spanish Steps (30-minutes), Pantheon (30-minutes), Piazza Novona (20-minutes) and the Panoramic View (15-minutes). Once you have visited all these major landmarks, you will be taken back to your cruise terminal, 1-hour before your ship departs and no later than 5:00 PM, ensuring a relaxing end to an exciting day.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

6. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided sightseeing bus tour of the Eternal City from the port of Civitavecchia. Discover the city's hottest locations like St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain. Be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port and board a spacious coach. Relax on the drive to your first stop in Rome that is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. Take time to admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby, marvel at magnificent St. Peter's Basilica from the top of Via della Conciliazione.  Feast your eyes on the semi-circular colonnades that frame St. Peter's Square, designed and built by Bernini in the 17th century. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. Board the bus for a panoramic ride. Cross the Tiber near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and view the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest Roman baths. End your scenic bus ride with a stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. Reach the Capitoline Hill to see the Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. Arrive at the Althar of the Fatherland and view dei Fori Imperiali roade to the Colosseum.   Observe Traian’s Forum and toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain. Take a break for a quick lunch or to grab a gelato. Enter the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon temple built to see its massive dome and the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. End your tour in Piazza Navona where you can see the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the port in Civitavecchia.

Rome: Civitavecchia Port and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

7. Rome: Civitavecchia Port and Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Make the most of your cruise stopover at Civitavecchia Port and by exploring Rome with an all-encompassing hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Select the transfer option for a pick-up departure from Civitavecchia Port at 9:15 AM and drop-off next to Castel San'tAngelo near Vatican City to board the open-top sightseeing bus. Hop off at any stop, all conveniently located next to the most famous monuments in the city. Learn the history of Rome with the on-board digital commentary available in 9 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese). Ride along as you view fascinating must-see landmarks, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Stroll among the gods at the miraculously preserved Pantheon and marvel at the grandeur of St. Peter's Basilica; or seek inspiration with poets and painters on the Spanish Steps and drive through the immense Borghese Gardens

Civitavecchia: Cruise Port to Rome Termini Station Transfer

8. Civitavecchia: Cruise Port to Rome Termini Station Transfer

Your cruise ship stops at the port of Civitavecchia and you want to reach the Termini railway station in Rome? Travel by comfortable buses with air conditioning and professional and qualified staff, pre-book our transfer service to Rome Termini Station and you will arrive on time to catch your train. Meet at the point at where the cruise shuttle bus drops off at the Cruise Terminal Largo della Pace. Cruise passengers must take the free shuttle service of the port from the pier directly to the Terminal to reach it. The staff will be waiting for you for the daily departure at 9:30/40 am. Show them the voucher, they will help you get on board. Relax and enjoy the journey of about an hour.

One-Way Transfer between Rome and Civitavecchia

9. One-Way Transfer between Rome and Civitavecchia

Ensure an easy and comfortable transfer from your hotel Rome to the Civitavecchia port to board your cruise ship with a private, luxury car service. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, meet your professional driver, who will be holding a sign with your name on it, at the lobby of your residence in Rome. Enjoy a comfortable ride in a spacious, luxury car, and get dropped off directly at the Civitavecchia port in front of your cruise ship. The service is also available in the reverse direction, with a direct transfer from the Civitavecchia port when you disembark your cruise ship to the lobby of your hotel in Rome, and is available as a shared or private service, depending on your preferences.

Private Rome Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

10. Private Rome Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

Experience the best of Rome on a tight schedule by joining a private day trip with a roundtrip transfer from the Port of Civitavecchia. Explore the highlights of this elegant city with skip-the-line tickets to the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter's Basilica. Meet your driver upon arrival at the port and make your way toward the city to find your guide. Learn all about the lives of the ancient Romans in the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. See how they lived and worked, how they worshipped, and how they were entertained by bloody gladiator spectacles. Browse through the large collection of world-famous artworks at the Vatican Museums before stepping into the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo's mesmerizing frescoes. Admire the majesty of St Peter's Basilica for a comprehensive Vatican experience. Take a relaxing stroll through the historic city center, visiting the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and Piazza Navona. Finally, say goodbye to your guide and board your car to be taken back to the port perfectly in time for departure.

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,893 reviews

This was a great way to see the highlights of the city when you only have a short time to visit. Included in our ticket was the transfer on SIT Shuttle Bus from the Civitavecchia cruise terminal to Rome. For those who may have trouble walking It is quite a walk to the Hop on Hop Off Bus stop from the SIT shuttle drop off point. Catching a taxi is a good idea for those with impaired walking abilities. The full route was longer than advertised because of traffic but for us that was fine. We enjoyed seeing the city on top of the bus. The Hop On Hop Off signs were easy enough to spot. There were employees around the area pointing us in the right direction. The Get your Guide Employee at the cruise terminal was very informative and did his job well. He made sure we understood where to go and what to do.

Went without a hitch .... Lady was waiting with a sign where the port shuttle dropped us at 8.30am and the bus left for Rome at 9.30am sharp. Excellent bus with wifi. Pleasant trip through the countryside with some traffic through Rome. Drop-off at Termini 2 blocks from our hotel in under 2 hours. Highly recommended. Ian from Australia 19th Nov 2022

Excursion highly recommended. With the classic tour the schedule is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. approx. The guide Beatriz and the historian Jan have shown us Rome with great interest. Congratulations for the professionalism!!! It becomes very enjoyable and they take into account some free time. I would repeat without hesitation ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Easy access to transportation, bus comfortable and on time

The bus left on time, was comfortable, and we had wifi.