From Civitavecchia: Private Day Trip to Rome
- Private group
- Duration: 9 hours
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A perfect way to see Rome for cruise passengers arriving to Civitavecchia. Loved it and would highly recommend for anyone coming with a cruise ship. Pros: -great price, MUCH cheaper than overpriced tours sold on board - very comprehensive tour, all main attractions (including Vatican) are included - multilingual tour guides (all major languages are available) - each bus includes an assistant from Civita tour company in addition to a tour guide - great comfortable buses - very easy to find: the free shuttle takes everyone from the cruise right to Civita tour staff/buses waiting area
The tour itself is excellent, the guide is very enthusiastic. Easy to find the meeting point and convenient drop off. The only draw back is they could manage the timing of the bus better. The bus send us back to the port 25 mins later than expected, leaving us only 5 mins before the all aboard time. So a group of us have to run to the port shuttle to catch the last shuttle back to ship. A bit scared that we would miss the ship but luckily we are all fine and we are not alone.
Arrived from the cruise ship by shuttle bus the bus for the tour is in the same depot. The area was chaotic and we had to stand around waiting to find out what was happening. Coach trip is about an hour and a half with a short comfort break. The trip doesn't include any guided audio talk, you can upgrade to another tour. Extra cost for entrance to the Basilica with guide using the express line. You need cash as they don't take payment by card.
Very rewarding experience and most impressive service. Our guide, Patricia, was well versed in so many cultural and historical facts about Rome and it's people and artefacts. She was so informative and helpful and the skip the line made us feel privalaged. This really helped us to fit so much in when we had such a short time frame to meet up with our cruise ship. Highly, highly recommended
Our driver was excellent. He knew the city very well; he gave us excellent suggestions and convenient pickup and drop off locations. The vehicle was clean and safe. We saw more things in Rome than we could have on a tour.