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Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

The open-top, double-decker bus provides fantastic views and a great atmosphere to enjoy Rome's charm. From the iconic Colosseum and the famous Spanish Steps to the stunning Vatican, the city's history and majestic architecture will take your breath away. A fully narrated audio tour allows you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city with daily departures from the starting point at Termini Railway Station. You have the option to join the tour from any of the stops on the route. You may also experience the “eternal city” on foot with fantastic digital, self-guided walking tours. Some of the locations you can see on the tour route include: Colosseum Roman Forum Trevi Fountain Spanish Steps Piazza di Spagna Vatican St. Peter's Square Piazza Navona Pantheon Castel Sant'Angelo Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore Circus Maximus Piazza Venezia Altare della Patria Piazza Barberini Termini Railway Station

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & Colosseum Entrance

2. Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket & Colosseum Entrance

Discover Rome at your own pace with a combined 48-hour ticket for the official hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Colosseum, Imperial Forum and Palatine Hill. Your fast track entry to the ruins of Ancient Rome means less time waiting in line for tickets, more opportunity to learn about life as a gladiator, Roman emperor, or everyday citizen in the vast Colosseum and more time to enjoy the views of the Imperial Forum from Palatine Hill. You can explore the Colosseum on 2 levels, wandering the circumference to understand what it was like when the crowds roared as gladiators fought for their lives. Walk along the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) of the Roman Forum, where the Eternal City’s festivals and triumphal processions took place. Go to Palatine Hill, the most famous of the 7 Hills of Rome and admire views of the Roman Forum and Nero's Circus Maximus where the chariot races of the Roman Republic were held. From the open-top bus, enjoy privileged views of the Eternal City’s main sights, including the Spanish Steps, Colosseum and Imperial Forum. Hop-on or off at any of the stops listed below: • Via Marsala • Santa Maria Maggiore • Colosseo • Circo Massimo • Piazza Venezia • Vaticano • Fontana di Trevi • Piazza Barberini

One-Way Transfer between Rome and Civitavecchia

3. 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.

Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

4. Panoramic Bus Tour of Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Head to Rome on a full-day guided panoramic tour of the Eternal City. You’ll be welcomed by your tour leader at the Civitavecchia port, where you’ll board a comfortable air-conditioned coach that will take you to one of the world’s most beautiful, artistic, and charming cities. The first stop is just a stone’s throw away from the Palazzaccio (Palace of Justice) in Piazza dei Tribunali. From here you can admire the most powerful and imposing castle ever built in Rome, Castel Sant’Angelo. Nearby you’ll 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. Choose an optional tour of St. Peter's Basilica, with its Baroque and Renaissance facade that dominates the square and the skyline with its perfectly designed dome. Meet your tour leader at a designated point for the second part of the tour. You'll be driven on the bus for a panoramic ride along the streets near the Tiber, cross it near the Tiberine Island, see the Pyramid of Cestius, and the second largest Roman baths called the Baths of Caracalla. At the end of this amazing panoramic ride, you will stop in Via Petroselli, near the Theatre of Marcellus. When you reach the Capitoline Hill you'll see the beautiful Cordonata that leads to Piazza del Campidoglio. When you reach the Althar of the Fatherland, you will see the famous Via dei Fori Imperiali leading to the Coliseum. Then you'll be able to observe the Traian’s Forum, and continue to the Trevi Fountain where you can toss a coin into the water to ensure that you’ll return to Rome one day! Next on the itinerary is a break for a quick lunch or just an ice cream (gelato), if you prefer. Admire the incredibly well-preserved Pantheon, built as a temple with a massive dome. You may enter to see the tombs of Victor Emanuell II and Raphael. You’ll see Piazza Navona with the 4 Rivers Fountain by Bernini, before ending your visit to Rome and heading back to the Civitavecchia port.

From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

5. From Rome: Private Frascati 3-Hour Wine Tasting Tour

Experience the essence of Italy in the hills of the famed Castelli Romani, as you soak up the rich history and enjoy a wine tasting in this tour from Rome. Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. With 160 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and 3rd century caverns lined with French oak barrels, this is a treasure to behold. Let your guide reveal the secrets of traditional winemaking used here from antiquity through to the modern day. Learn how Imperial Rome became the cradle of wine culture and why the Nectar of the Gods went from being a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. After enjoying the beauty of the vineyard and learning about the history of the area, take a guided tasting of the specially selected wines, complemented with freshly pressed olive oil and fresh oven-baked bread and other. At the end, head back to Rome full of the sights and tastes of the Italian countryside.

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

6. From Civitavecchia Port: Rome Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Make the most of your cruise stopover at Civitavecchia Port and journey to Rome with an all-encompassing hop-on hop-off bus tour. If you choose the option with transfer, depart from Civitavecchia Port at 9:00 AM and get dropped off on Via Crescenzio 19, near the Vatican City. It is about a 10-minute walk to the Hop-on Hop-off bus stop number 6.  Then, jump off and on at 8 stops, all conveniently located close to the most important monuments in the city. Learn the history of Rome with the on-board recorded commentary available in 9 languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Portuguese). 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. The transfer bus departs 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.

Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to Rome

7. Civitavecchia: Shore Excursion to 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/guide. 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.

Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

8. Rome: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Vatican Museums Ticket

Discover Rome at your own pace with a combined 24 or 48-hour ticket for the official hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, and a skip-the-line entrance ticket to the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City. Have fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums which means more time exploring the world’s most extensive collection of art, and less time waiting in the famously long lines. Once inside, wander the galleries at your own pace, and see masterpieces of art by celebrated artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, and more. Marvel at the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, and see ancient cartography in the Hall of Maps. Go to the Pinecone Courtyard and the Gallery of Candelabras. From the open-top bus, you will enjoy privileged views of the Eternal City’s main sights, including the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, and Imperial Forum. Why not throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain or sip an authentic Italian coffee in Piazza Navona – the choice is yours. Hop on or off at any of the stops listed below: • Via Marsala • Santa Maria Maggiore • Colosseo • Circo Massimo • Piazza Venezia • Vaticano • Fontana di Trevi • Piazza Barberini

Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

9. Civitavecchia to Rome Shore Excursion by Private Car

Enjoy a private tour of Rome from Civitavecchia port with round-trip transportation included. Perfect for small groups of 2 to 8 people. An English-speaking driver will be available during the whole excursion and will assist travelers with basic information about the sites including suggestions. The tour begins with 08:00 departure from the pier of your cruise ship. You will find your driver directly under your boat with a sign and your name on it. Enjoy transportation from Civitavecchia port to Rome (approx. 1.5 hours). After approx. 1.5 hours (depending on traffic) you will stop in the city where you will visit the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum (only outside) and the center of ancient Rome where you will be dropped off to enjoy free time observing this breathtaking site of ancient Romans. Next, discover Venice Square, which is famous for the Vittoriano. This is also where Benito Mussolini made the declaration of the second World War. At Navona Square, observe the site where the Stadium of Domitian was built in 1st-century AD. Following, you will see the famous Pantheon, which was commissioned by Marco Agrippa as a Temple of all gods, and the Trevi fountain, which holds a legend that if visitors toss a coin, they are ensured a return in Rome. Next, visit the Spanish Square before ending your tour with a visit to the Vatican and St. Peter Basilica. Here, you'll have 1.5 hours of free time to explore independently.

Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to and from Vatican City

10. Civitavecchia Port: Shuttle Bus to and from Vatican City

Book the SIT bus transfer between Civitavecchia Port and the Vatican City area. Benefit from the services of the staff as they assist customers with their transfer details. Choose between a 1-way or round-trip transfer. From the beginning of your transfer, staff will be on hand to assist you. Simply present your voucher on arrival to redeem it and hop on board. The driver will help you store your luggage in the provided area before driving towards the Vatican City or Civitavecchia Port, depending on your chosen transfer option. Your transfer will end after drop-off unless you choose the round-trip option. If heading to the Vatican City from the port, you'll be dropped off in the Prati District at a location that's a convenient 10-minute walk to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Church. If heading to the port, get dropped off outside the Civitavecchia Port.Please take the Port free shuttle service from your cruise pier to reach the PORT INFO POINT where you meet your stewardesses to take you to the bus stop.

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What people are saying about Rome

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 668 reviews

Excellent experience, it allowed us to get to the different places of interest in a short time

Revelation. helpful crew. Frequency Approx. It is a pity that there is no guide in Polish.

Cool thing. After two days of walking around the city, you can comfortably see a lot ...

The bus was on time. The information was good. The climate in the bus was pleasant.

Everything went well with the pre-booked ticket. Tour was good as expected.