Shore Excursions Rome (cont…)


In addition to shore excursions Rome from the port of Civitavecchia, we operate a similar pick up service from Livorno (to Florence and elsewhere in Tuscany) and Naples as part of our Italy Shore Excursions.

Read the article below about our shore excursion rome options and offers, or visit the Rome Shore Excursions tab on our website.

Time is of the essence wherever day trips from a port – city and back again are concerned. It’s well worth considering the exact distances involved in order to minimize transfer time and see as much as possible en route, as well as at point to point destinations. While plenty of transfer time is required to move from the ports of Livorno and Civitavecchia to Florence and Rome, Venice is an exception as port and city are one and the same. In Sicily, both Palermo and Messina are proximal to areas of outstanding natural beauty. Segasta, Monreale, Cefalù and the Madonie mountains are all within an hour’s drive from Palermo, while Taormina and Castelmola are easily accessible from a Messina port transfer.

Rome port transfers from Civitavecchia to Rome and towns and countryside nearby, including Tivoli, Lake Bracciano, the Castelli Romani, Anzio, Nettuno and the Tyrrhenian coast.

Rome tours cruise ship transfer options include Sedan E-Class (2 pax), Viano (3-7 pax) or Minibus (8-16 pax). Always air conditioned Mercedes vehicles with all mod cons and leather interiors.

Our Shore excursions Italy service will soon include the ports of Messina and Palermo in Sicily. We’ll publish Italy shore excursions news items and related information on the usual Rome tourism portals in due course.

For Italy shore excursions, please visit When In Rome Tours – wherever your cruise ship docks on the peninsula, we’ll pick you up and show you the very best Italy has to offer. High quality shore excursions from Rome, Naples, Venice, Livorno, Palermo and Messina.

Shore excursions to Rome from Civitavecchia


Cruise Tours Rome provided by travel agencies based in the capital have become increasingly popular in the last few years. Bus tours into Rome offered by cruise lines themselves are generally very poor and have been described as ‘herding’. Not at all pleasant in the suffocating heat of Rome between the months of July and August. It has become all too common for us to hear tales of woe from customers who are visiting Rome for the second time to take private tours of the Vatican and other sites of historical and archaeological significance in and around the city, having missed most of them first time around on a bus tour from the port of Civitavecchia, arranged by their cruise line or tour operator back home.

Our shore excursions into Rome from Civitavecchia are 100% flexible; you can choose exactly where you want to go in Rome or anywhere else, and dictate exactly how long you want to spend there. Cruise lines advise all passengers to be back on board at least 90 minutes before embarkation.

Cruise Tours Rome from Civitavecchia to Rome with When In Rome Tours

Our suggested Rome tour itinerary emcompasses all the main sights and sounds of the eternal city. You’ll see the Vatican Museums on our tour, the Sistine Chapel, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Campidoglio, Piazza Venezia and much more.

There are many ancient towns and villages, forests, lakes and 285 kms of Tyrrhenian coastline in the Lazio region, a beautifully rich and diverse landscape which can be experienced in comfort on a bespoke Rome shore excursion with When In Rome Tours from Civitavecchia.

Transport is by air-conditioned mercedes limo, sedan or minibus with an English speaking driver. Your guide will also be a fluent English speaker.

A typical cruise tour to Rome from Civitavecchia takes c. 7 hours, but this depends on the itinerary. Rome – port / port – Rome transit times c. 3 hours.

To be continued…