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Rome (Civitavecchia) Private Tour Excursion Reviews

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Plan for an intimate and enlightening experience with a private city tour of Rome. This excursion will highlight major sites in Italy's capital, granting an easier access and a personalized experience you are sure to appreciate!

SamIAmMontreal

1 review

Rome – with a private tour of the Vatican! You definitely can’t see it in a day… but I think we did. Again we used the services of Joe Banana Limos and were met at the gangplank by our driver, Leonardo at 7:30 am. Our group of 8 climbed into his immaculate mini van and off we went. Personally, I think Leonardo could easily teach history at one of the Universities. My head is still reeling from what we learnt and saw that day.

As in Florence, we first started up high on a hilltop overlooking the city of Rome and the Vatican. Also as in Florence, buses and many cars can’t access the roads that this tour company could, which made it remarkably easy to get us from one place to another. From there it was onto Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain (which was under renovation), the Spanish Steps, the Roman Forum and Colesseum, Circus Maximus, the Appia Antica, oh and so much more! All this by 1:30 pm! Our group wanted pizza and Leonardo took us to what many would consider ‘a hole in the wall’, but they served 26 types of pizza and I had the best pork Paninni of my life at Pizza V.I.P. The rest of the group ordered all types of pizza… and loved it!

At 2:30 pm we met Alexandra, our guide for the private tour of the Vatican, just outside the Vatican Museum. This is where things went a little haywire. Although, this booking was not handled by Joe Banana directly, but another company, that person booked us in on the wrong dates. The owner of this company, himself showed up, and although it was an hour later, we did finally make it into the Vatican. I must say that all the tour directors stepped up to the plate on this one and we were very well compensated for the problem that arose. Yes, we did get into the Vatican, but truth be told, as we did need to get back to the ship, we went through at lightning speed. Thank god Alexandra knew a lot of the guards and security inside, as this helped us get through some of the longer lines. Alexandra loved the Vatican or as she put it the original ‘recyclers’! Her enthusiasm was contagious. Although we made it through, by the time we got to St. Peter’s Basilica they were preparing for a televised Beatification for the next morning and many things were off limits. Oh well… just means we need to go back one day!

It was back to meet Leonardo and our trip back to the ship where we were safely back on board by 6:30 pm.


Provider: Independent Operator

hsmcruise

13 reviews

Great Tour. Took train and then subway to Coliseum. forum, trevi fountain (covered in scaffolding_
spanish steps, parthenon, Vatican (St John basilica) as it was Sunday.


Provider: Independent Operator

bhturtle

1 review

It was great to have fewer people and more flexibility


Provider: Independent Operator

laqueviaja

1 review

I pre-booked a trip with Roberto Brunetti of LimousInRome - roberto.europe@gmail.com.
What a wonderful experience. He was waiting for us, as promised. We had an air conditioned, comfortable, clean, mini-van for the seven of us. He drove us to Rome and gave us history along the way. We first visited the Colosseum and he took us to a "secret" place to get our tickets fast. We then visited, the Trevi Fountain - which was under renovations, the Spanish Steps - partial renovations, the Pantheon,lovely lunch at La Soffitta and ended with the Vatican City. We arranged a private guide at the Vatican City and had also pre-purchased our tickets on-line - skip the line and well worth it. Overall, left us wanting more of Rome and will certainly return. Loved this port!


Provider: Independent Operator

marybethhuebner

1 review

Went to Coliseum and the forum. Had Francesca as a private Tour Guide she was great. Very personable and knowledgeable. This was booked thru Rome Driving. Picked us and our luggage up at the pier. Toured us thru the city and then dropped us at the hotel.

Before we went on the cruise booked an excursion with the same company to Tivoli. It was a wonderful way to start our vacation.


Provider: Independent Operator

Newfoundseeker

1 review

Vacation highlight: Fabulous Fabio who, not only instructed us how to safely operate a Segway, gave us a packed and informative tour of ancient Rome. It helped that he is an archeologist but his absolutely sunny demeanor and obvious pride in Rome is what made it so special. Worth every penny!


Provider: Independent Operator

dvanlang

2 reviews

Rome: The port is one hour out of Rome and the traffic is terrible. Again we went with our independent tour company. The four of us in a van and the driver parked right next to the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, one block away from Colosseum and Vatican City. The driver walked with us thru the Colosseum and Roman Forum. A quick Panini in the car on the way to Vatican City and we saw everything again that we wanted.


Provider: Independent Operator

k8ti

1 review

Private Tour in Italy was fantastic. The communication before our trip them asking about our expectations, requirements were first rate and our Driver/Guide could not have been any better. I would highly recommend them.


Provider: Independent Operator

CK57

2 reviews

Private tour of 8 worked out perfect with Rome In Limo. The guide was great, and we picked up additional guide to get us thru the Vatican and St. Peter's Bascillica. No way that we could have seen so much, or learned as much without the experience and knowledge of the guides to get around the city and explain all the sights. You could spend several days in Rome and I would come back as there is just so much to see and enjoy. Our tour was excellent.


Provider: Independent Operator

milolii

2 reviews

Rome: Romeinlimos Ultimate Tour of Rome. Our guide for today was Sergio. We went straight to Rome after disembarking the ship early again. If you have the opportunity to do this, take advantage of it for Athens and Rome. Both drivers in these ports were pleased we were some of the very first off the ship.

Rome included the Coliseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Parthenon and the Vatican. We did not visit the Vatican as we had been there before. Instead we went back to the Forum. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon exploring more of the Forum. Sergio then took us to a grocery store and a quick stop for gelato.He aslo stopped so we could get some more euros! We were running oiut by now! Too much fun! The gelato was very good. Our ticket for the coliseum allowed us entrance to the Forum. Ah Roma!

First Class Service all the way!


Provider: Independent Operator

louirish

1 review

Simone was our guide, he was wonderful. Had a tour of Vatican

Provider: Independent Operator

flycgb

1 review

Excellent. Comfortable new Minivan with 6 in it + driver and excellent English speaking guide. Could ask for changes etc and comfort breaks etc. 35 mins from ships steps to outskirts of Rome, Vatican first - taken to entrance to buy tickets 19E. Then various sites including Forum etc and then Collisseum Guaranteed to get you back to ship on time but it took 60 mins from very wet colliseum to ship. Excellent highlights tour (been before but 30 years since seing the sights) EU over 65, take passport - free entry into colliseum

Provider: Independent Operator

JetskiGirl

1 review

We spent a couple of days in Rome before the pre-cruise excursions. It is a lot of walking and around every corner another surprise. We had great meals, shopped, saw the Jewish Quarter and Spanish steps. Really an amazing combination of the ancient and modern city of Rome. The excursion took us to the colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and lots more. The second day was the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Square and the Sistine Chapel. There is unique pizza and gelato on every corner. Some of our best advice was to avoid the gelato that is brightly colored because it is just colored with food coloring. It was good advice.

Provider: Independent Operator

sofmoll

2 reviews

We were part of a private tour booked through Cruise Critic roll call. Another rainy day, unfortunately, and Rome was teeming with people, but we saw the requisite tourist spots and had a nice time with friendly people. But I feel you can't do a city like that justice in just a few hours.

Provider: Independent Operator

stagetek23

3 reviews

Rome in Limo is the best company. We used them in Livorno, Rome and Naples. The best value. Cheaper than a ship excursion and small private groups. Very professional!

Provider: Independent Operator

Spitfire8

1 review

n/a...someone else booked it for us and I only recall one snafu on departure from VENICE

Provider: Azamara Club Cruises

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