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Rome (Civitavecchia) Private Tour Excursion Reviews

Rome (Civitavecchia) Private Tour cruise excursion
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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!
Member Image KCKansas
1 review
Jun 2015
Driver very knowledgeable. Kept us on scheduled and worked with our needs.
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Provider: Rome by Limo
Member Image RaptorDaD
1 review
Jun 2015
I've been all over the world. Rome is awesome! Circus Maximus, imperium forem, Piazza Campidoglio, Colosseum, Trevi Fontain, Pantheon & etc...
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Provider: RomeinLimo
Member Image christyl
1 review
Jun 2015
Nice tour and pace.
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Provider: shoretrips
Member Image familyfun1909
1 review
May 2015
Private tour (just the 3 of us) in Mercedes Van for less than the cruise ship bus. We saw as much of Rome as could be crammed into a day (The Colosseum, The Forum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and a privately guided tour of The Vatican. The Pope must be in great shape. That place has a lot of steps. Rome is very crowded and we had to rush a bit to see it all, but it was great.
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Member Image hoopmd
1 review
May 2015
I can't say enough good things about this company. They have great reviews on Trip Advisor and that is how I found them. We travelled as a family of 5 and they kept my teenagers entertained without their cell phones and stopped at plenty of local eateries to enjoy
Read hoopmd's full Norwegian Spirit cruise review
Provider: Laura with Private Tours of Rome
Member Image seahappy08
1 review
May 2015
Have been to Rome many times so wanted to do something different. We had a comfortable van for 8 people and went to Villa Adriana which belonged to Emperor Hadrian and then to Villa d'Este, where all the fountains are. We had a great day out.
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Provider: Luca of Italy Shore Drivers
Member Image Ansky
2 reviews
May 2015
She was great. They picked us up at the bus drop off. She had the radios that made it easy to hear her at all times. Got into the Coliseum without a hitch. Gave a great explanation of everything, the mini bus was always nearby so there wasn't any waiting. Took us to a fantastic restaurant for lunch. Then was able to get us into the Basilica.
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Provider: MSC Cruises
Member Image lady travel
1 review
May 2015
Rome by night, with all the monuments lit up, a nice dinner with an Italian singer, and plenty of time to take photos at each monument. It was very different and Rome seen in a different way was worth it.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image enjoylifenow
1 review
May 2015
Coliseum was on strike our tour guide very quickly re-arranged our tour, and we managed to see everything. Strike only lasted a few hours. Bravo!! He arranged a guide for the Vatican (no waiting in queues) We stopped for lunch, Look up Rome in Limo. You will not be disappointed.
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Provider: Rome in Limo Tour sharing
Member Image Frisbeejerry
1 review
May 2015
Fantastic - we used these guys three times - Florence , Naples, Rome. Each time was just perfect. Showed up in new Mercedes picked us up and became our tour guide for the day. We took a single cruise guest with us at no additional charge. This is much less expensive than if we had book big group excursion from HAL. They took us where we wanted at our own pace. Fun and professional !! Highly recommend !!
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Provider: Italy Limo Service
Member Image RogNAsh-somerset
1 review
May 2015
Lovely lovely city! We had an independent tour which we booked prior to leaving the UK, this was a great way to see the sights although it was tightly packed as there is lots to see. Our tour was in a mini bus with only the 4 of us, the guide we had Carlos was lovely, very well spoken in English and took us on a great day out.
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Provider: NCC
Member Image Eagle eddie
1 review
Mar 2015
Very informative and the guide had a good command of english. The cost was significantly less expensive than the ship's tour and the itinerary was better.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image SamIAmMontreal
1 review
Not Rated
Oct 2014

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.

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Provider: Joe Banana Italy Tour Sharing
Member Image hsmcruise
13 reviews
Not Rated
Sep 2014

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.

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Provider: cbm tours
Member Image bhturtle
1 review
Sep 2014

It was great to have fewer people and more flexibility

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Provider: share a shore excursion in Italy
Member Image laqueviaja
1 review
Not Rated
Jul 2014

I pre-booked a trip with Roberto Brunetti of LimousInRome -
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!

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Provider: LimousInRome
Member Image marybethhuebner
1 review
Not Rated
May 2014

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.

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Provider: Rome Driving
Member Image Newfoundseeker
1 review
Not Rated
Dec 2013

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!

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Provider: Rome Segway
Member Image dvanlang
2 reviews
Not Rated
Oct 2013

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.

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Provider: Driver Guide Service
Member Image k8ti
1 review
Not Rated
Sep 2013

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.

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Provider: Thomson Cruises
Member Image CK57
2 reviews
Aug 2013

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.

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Provider: Princess Cruises
Member Image milolii
2 reviews
Aug 2013

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!

Read milolii's full Norwegian Spirit cruise review
Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Rdubesq
1 review
Jul 2013
Cannot say enough positive things or say them strongly enough. Do this company and do their tours wherever available!
Read Rdubesq's full Royal Princess cruise review
Provider: Romeinlimo
Member Image louirish
1 review
Not Rated
May 2013
Simone was our guide, he was wonderful. Had a tour of Vatican
Read louirish's full Legend of the Seas cruise review
Provider: Happy travel
Member Image flycgb
1 review
Jan 2013
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
Read flycgb's full Serenade of the Seas cruise review
Member Image JetskiGirl
1 review
Not Rated
Dec 2012
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.
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Provider: through Aquafest
Member Image sofmoll
2 reviews
Oct 2012
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.
Read sofmoll's full Carnival Breeze cruise review
Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image stagetek23
3 reviews
Aug 2012
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!
Read stagetek23's full Norwegian Spirit cruise review
Provider: Romeinlimo
Member Image Spitfire8
1 review
Not Rated
Jul 2011
n/a...someone else booked it for us and I only recall one snafu on departure from VENICE
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Provider: Azamara Club Cruises

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