Day trip

From Civitavecchia: Tarquinia & Unesco Site Visit with Lunch

Day trip

From Civitavecchia: Tarquinia & Unesco Site Visit with Lunch

From US$ 182 per person

Discover the Etruscans on this guided cultural tour and visit the city of Tarquinia with its UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the ancient Etruscan necropolis with tombs painted more than 3000 years ago, before enjoying a typical Italian lunch.

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Duration 6.5 - 7.5 hours
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English, Italian, German, Hungarian, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from Civitavecchia is available for all accommodation in the city center. When booking, please provide your pickup address. Pickup will be at approximately 8:50 AM, please wait up to 10-minutes later than this. Pickup from Civitavecchia Port Largo della Pace is available via the Terminal Cruise Shuttle Bus. Get off at the last stop of the shuttle bus and exit the port, your guide will be waiting for you at 8:45 AM, holding a sign with your name on it.
Private or small groups available


  • Visit Tarquinia and learn about the history of the Etruscans
  • Explore stunning Etruscan tombs painted more than 3000 years ago
  • Discover an impressive Etruscan museum
  • Enjoy a typical Italian lunch
Full description
Discover the city of Tarquinia and visit the Unesco world heritage site of the Etruscan necropolis, containing tombs painted more than 3000 years ago, with the help of your local guide. Learn about the extraordinary artwork in the tombs, which predates the Romans and gives unique insight into the ancient culture and daily lives of the Etruscan people.  Leave the necropolis, and follow your guide to one of the most impressive museums on the Etruscans, located in the spectacular Palazzo Vitelleschi. Continue your discovery of Etruscan life and see items of pottery, arts and crafts which have previously been displayed in New York and Paris.  Finish your time in Tarquinia by relaxing and enjoying an authentic Italian lunch, in a traditional local restaurant. Savor the unique and dazzling flavours of the Lazio region, for the perfect end to your day of discovery. Upgrade the default tour option to also explore the underground city of Etruscopolis and see a massive underground quarry from the 4th-century BC featuring recreations of Etruscan homes and see what life was like in a time before the Romans.
  • Pick-up and drop service off from Civitavecchia port
  • round trip transfer
  • english speaking driver
  • Entrance ticket to the Etruscan Necropolis
  • Entrance ticket to the Etruscan museum at the Palazzo Vitelleschi
  • Typical Italian lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance ticket to the Underground City of Etruscopolis (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • It is not permitted to visit churches in shorts, miniskirts or with uncovered shoulders, so please dress appropriately
  • The tour may be altered without notice due to unforeseeable weather and traffic conditions
  • Please bring a valid form of ID/ passport, as visitors may be asked for security reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Interesting tour and good value for money

This was probably the best value tour we took out of 11 over a recent Med cruise. Our guide (Andrea Gringana ?spelling) was enthusiastic, friendly and informative but not "in your face". Everything was included in the price - travel, coffee, lunch, entrance tickets. We decided that a switch-over day in Civitavecchia was probably not long enough to go to Rome for a sensible period of time so we stayed locally. We'd never heard of Tarquinia past or present but it's well worth a visit. The only thing to note is that the ancient Etruscan necropolis consists of rooms underground, each reached by a steep staircase and therefore this tour is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. The size of the port of Civitavecchia and the rules associated with it mean that the guide cannot meet you inside the port gates so you need to take the shuttle bus to the entrance and meet them at the drop-off point immediately outside.

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October 15, 2019

My friend and I enjoyed our guide and the city so much. We especially liked that the guide was from the city and was passionate about the area. It was at a leisurely pace and covered everything we initially asked. The Italian lunch was authentic to the region. We would recommend this guide and the tour highly!

September 28, 2018

November 11, 2019

Product ID: 60667