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

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Rome

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

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours Rome

From US$ 26.44 per person

Unravel the mysteries of The Eternal City on an open-top hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Enjoy an optional round-trip transfer from Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal to Rome city center.

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Duration 7 hours
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian


  • Hop on and off the sightseeing bus in Rome and explore the city at leisure
  • Enjoy a transfer from Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal to Rome (if option selected)
  • Avail of the free Wi-Fi and headphones while aboard the sightseeing bus
  • Learn the history of Rome from the onboard commentary (available in 9 languages)
  • Get on and off the bus close to the most popular and significant sights in Rome
Full description
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 9:00 AM and drop-off on Via Crescenzio 19 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 amongst 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 The hop-on hop-off buses operate every day from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The online voucher can be validated on any of the Big Bus buses. Return departure to Civitavecchia Port at 3:30 PM from Piazza dell’ Independenza and stops at 3:45 PM at the bus stop on via Crescenzio #2. Please note this is on on your own tour option.
  • Round-trip transfer from Civitavecchia Port to Rome city center (if option selected)
  • Tour assistants on each hop-on-hop-off bus in Rome
  • Open-top hop-on-hop-off bus tour of Rome
  • Free Wi-Fi and headphones aboard the hop-on-hop-off bus
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses are wheelchair accessible, however for the shuttle buses customers are required to walk a couple of steps to board the bus
  • Transfer from the Civitavecchia cruise port to Rome and back with ease; check-in is until 9:15 AM at the Largo della Pace Cruise Welcome Center in Civitavecchia Port
  • The complimentary shuttle service only operates on days when cruise ships are in port
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 123 reviews

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This tour was very good. Very informative and hits all the Rome highlights. The only issue we encountered was finding the Big Bus after the bus from the port dropped us off in Rome. There were no instructions in the advance emails so once the bus drops you off, walk in the same direction the bus is facing to the bus/train terminal which will be on the left. The Big Buses load there.

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October 3, 2022

Smooth transfer from the port to Rome and back. Friendly and helpful staff. Had to wait ages at certain stops for the hop on hop off bus and at times it was full so we couldn't get on. We only had a short time in Rome before we had to get the transfer back. Because the buses were full and we couldn't get on buses, we were not able to visit some of the sights. Found the commentary on the bus informative. Ideal option for people with mobility issues. Would certainly recommend but you would need to factor in extra waiting times at popular sites.

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September 13, 2022

All in all it was very well planned. Only the starting point, where the trip should start, was displayed incorrectly by Google Maps. The point was somewhere in the harbor area. But he was at the beginning of the port. And the shuttle buses went there. Then all you had to do was get on the other bus and off you went. But because we didn't find the point right away, we arrived a full 3 minutes later. So the bus to Rome was gone. We then had to take a €8 bus to the train station and from there take a €40 train to Rome. So we spent an additional €48. That really sucked, to be honest. Otherwise there was nothing to complain about. The return transport was also flawless.

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October 14, 2019

Product ID: 97863