Rome (Civitavecchia) Culinary tour Excursion Reviews

Italy is famous for its cuisine and its wines. Savor authentic Tuscan tastes on a culinary tour of the region.
Gourmetaly, a food tour with 5 stops highlighting the food of Rome (antipasti, appetizers, pasta, ...
Gourmetaly, a food tour with 5 stops highlighting the food of Rome (antipasti, appetizers, pasta, pizza, and gelato). Wonderful, and crossed several sections of the city. Lots of walking, but, highly recommend. Set through Viator.
Gourmetaly, a food tour with 5 stops highlighting the food of Rome (antipasti, appetizers, pasta, pizza, and gelato). Wonderful, and crossed several sections of the city. Lots of walking, but, highly recommend. Set through Viator. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
10 tastings of rome food tour was phenomenal!!
10 tastings of rome food tour was phenomenal!!
10 tastings of rome food tour was phenomenal!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
It was a fun walking tour around Civitavecchia that featured a bakery, coffee shop, market and wine ...
It was a fun walking tour around Civitavecchia that featured a bakery, coffee shop, market and wine store. Nonna was very knowledgable and a fun time.
It was a fun walking tour around Civitavecchia that featured a bakery, coffee shop, market and wine store. Nonna was very knowledgable and a fun time. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyed making our own pasta as well as the Tiramasu.
Enjoyed making our own pasta as well as the Tiramasu.
Enjoyed making our own pasta as well as the Tiramasu. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The best excursion ever.
The best excursion ever. had been to Rome before and this was a wonderful way to sample the food of Rome. We went to 6 different restaurants sampling their speciality. The tour ended with a gelato sampling.
The best excursion ever. had been to Rome before and this was a wonderful way to sample the food of Rome. We went to 6 different restaurants sampling their speciality. The tour ended with a gelato sampling. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Driven to the countryside where we cooked homemade pasta and sauce and dessert!
Driven to the countryside where we cooked homemade pasta and sauce and dessert! Great time for everyone. Wonderful hosts. Could not recommend it more! DO IT!
Driven to the countryside where we cooked homemade pasta and sauce and dessert! Great time for everyone. Wonderful hosts. Could not recommend it more! DO IT! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The food was good but the tour group was to big and we were always waiting on people.
The food was good but the tour group was to big and we were always waiting on people. I wish someone would of told us we weren't getting off the bus in Rome because I wouldn't have booked this excursion.
The food was good but the tour group was to big and we were always waiting on people. I wish someone would of told us we weren't getting off the bus in Rome because I wouldn't have booked this excursion. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked a street food walking tour through Viator.
Booked a street food walking tour through Viator. We enjoyed the sites and neighbourhoods. The tour was ok.
Booked a street food walking tour through Viator. We enjoyed the sites and neighbourhoods. The tour was ok. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went on a olive oil tasting tour with a short visit to Tuscania.
Went on a olive oil tasting tour with a short visit to Tuscania. Excellent morning trip and back on the ship in the afternoon to soak up the sun
Went on a olive oil tasting tour with a short visit to Tuscania. Excellent morning trip and back on the ship in the afternoon to soak up the sun Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It started at the Pantheon.
It started at the Pantheon. Saw a lot of wonderful sites in the area and ate well. Not brilliant, but very good.
It started at the Pantheon. Saw a lot of wonderful sites in the area and ate well. Not brilliant, but very good. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We really enjoyed our Trastevere Food Tour with Eating Italy.
We really enjoyed our Trastevere Food Tour with Eating Italy. The stops were varied and interesting, and the portions were plentiful. Highly recommended!
We really enjoyed our Trastevere Food Tour with Eating Italy. The stops were varied and interesting, and the portions were plentiful. Highly recommended! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
A Taste of Italy.
A Taste of Italy. Level 2. Listed as level 2, this tour pushed the envelope. We started off with a bus ride and a rest stop. Restrooms were down steep steps. We had a person using a walker who managed but it wasn’t easy. The guide ... Read More
A Taste of Italy. Level 2. Listed as level 2, this tour pushed the envelope. We started off with a bus ride and a rest stop. Restrooms were down steep steps. We had a person using a walker who managed but it wasn’t easy. The guide encouraged us to get a cappuccino or espresso while here, and we were astounded to discover it was a McDonalds. Their McCafe had the most amazing pastries and real Italian coffee. My husband and I split a pastry that was as far from anything a stateside McDonalds had to offer as Italy is from the US. Then we stopped for the tour of Castel Gandolfo, previous papal residence. From the parking lot to street level was a set of steep stairs. We got to the landing only to find another set of stairs, which was frustrating to the woman using the walker. From there we crossed the road but the sidewalk was only a few feet long before ending with a bit of a curb where we need to turn the corner, necessitating a step into the street. Again, not friendly to people with mobility issues. From there, we faced a very steep cobblestone street. The woman with the walker struggled quite a bit as did some of the other people who were not in the best of shape. The guide assured us it was all flat from there but as we got to the crest we found a short level part followed by two more steep climbs. So if you have mobility issues, think twice about this excursion. Having said all that, we once again got to view the outside of a museum, assured that you can get in only with tickets bought months in advance. We strolled around the small square and then made our way down the back road which was also steep. The back way was a narrower road so we had to use the cobblestone sidewalk, which was quite uneven. The bus parking area has some gorgeous murals painted on the retaining walls. And the town square had intriguing barcode squares done in mosaic tile. From there we drove to the restaurant for the cooking demonstration with the matriarch of the farm. The drive itself was interesting because the usual route was now off limits to buses and neither the driver nor tour guide seemed to know that, or the best route to take. I wanted to offer then my GPS. Finally, at the farm/restaurant. “Nonna” was delightful. We had been told she talked slowly and the guide would translate. Well, perhaps she spoke slowly for an Italian, but she chattered away and the guide gave us a bit of translation. We were served slices of bread that had been grilled with olive oil, and plates of bacon. Most of us awkwardly waited to see if we should begin eating or wait to eat (or pour wine) but finally just dug in. The cooking demo was short. We then moved into the dining area and were served more wine and plates of lasagna and gnocchi, which hit your senses like a day of Tuscan summer and sun-washed love. However, we were a tour group and as they were serving espresso (asking if we really wanted any), the group was given the cue to leave. To end the tour, we did a drive-by tour of Rome, with one quick photo stop, followed by a restroom stop at another McDonalds. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a walking food tour in the Trastevere area of Rome.
We took a walking food tour in the Trastevere area of Rome. It was excellent. We sampled several treats, including gelato and prosciutto. We also had a sit-down lunch with three different pastas and wine.
We took a walking food tour in the Trastevere area of Rome. It was excellent. We sampled several treats, including gelato and prosciutto. We also had a sit-down lunch with three different pastas and wine. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chef's assistant called at 2 am and said the kitchen caught on fire at AQUA restaurant and ...
Chef's assistant called at 2 am and said the kitchen caught on fire at AQUA restaurant and cancelled the tour... bummer.
Chef's assistant called at 2 am and said the kitchen caught on fire at AQUA restaurant and cancelled the tour... bummer. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tuscania is a pretty town, the guided tour was a bit boring and we were only given half an hour of ...
Tuscania is a pretty town, the guided tour was a bit boring and we were only given half an hour of free time which was not enough. The farmhouse lunch was excellent with plenty of food and wine.
Tuscania is a pretty town, the guided tour was a bit boring and we were only given half an hour of free time which was not enough. The farmhouse lunch was excellent with plenty of food and wine. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Enjoyed immensely except restaurant/farm was not expecting us, when guide telephoned ahead to ...
Enjoyed immensely except restaurant/farm was not expecting us, when guide telephoned ahead to confirm ETA. Had to make a detour to fill in time
Enjoyed immensely except restaurant/farm was not expecting us, when guide telephoned ahead to confirm ETA. Had to make a detour to fill in time Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Beautiful scenery at Marta on lake Bolsena, then to a winery for a very generous wine tasting ...
Beautiful scenery at Marta on lake Bolsena, then to a winery for a very generous wine tasting experience
Beautiful scenery at Marta on lake Bolsena, then to a winery for a very generous wine tasting experience Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We have been to Rome 3 times prior so we looked for something a bit different.
We have been to Rome 3 times prior so we looked for something a bit different.
We have been to Rome 3 times prior so we looked for something a bit different. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Taste of Italy tour was really lovely.
Taste of Italy tour was really lovely. We made pasta in the Rome countryside at a Farmhouse restaurant and had a lovely 3 course lunch with wine. Very well done. We later got to go into Rome proper and see the major sites from our bus ... Read More
Taste of Italy tour was really lovely. We made pasta in the Rome countryside at a Farmhouse restaurant and had a lovely 3 course lunch with wine. Very well done. We later got to go into Rome proper and see the major sites from our bus which was fine since we had done all the Rome things before. We had a horrible bus with NO shocks and the seats were meant for children not adults. We all had bruises on our behinds from the seatbelt fixtures poking us for 6 hours. Other than the bus it was lovely. Read Less
Sail Date June 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a olive oil tasting.
This was a olive oil tasting. The tour did not match the description at all. We stopped in a little town for 45 minutes where we walked around. Then we headed to a farm where we had less than a 5 minute exp,a nation of olive oil. We then ... Read More
This was a olive oil tasting. The tour did not match the description at all. We stopped in a little town for 45 minutes where we walked around. Then we headed to a farm where we had less than a 5 minute exp,a nation of olive oil. We then went to the farmhouse where we were given a piece of stale bread with olive oil, a little pasta, and some cheese, along with a glass of wine. The name of this excursion implied we would trying different types of olive oil. There was nothing informative or exciting about this tour. Read Less
Sail Date August 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
A lot of walking around the Testaccio area of Roma, not often experienced by tourists.
A lot of walking around the Testaccio area of Roma, not often experienced by tourists. We had seen the major sites, and wanted something different. Sarah was an excellent guide, and all the places we visited were varied and interesting. ... Read More
A lot of walking around the Testaccio area of Roma, not often experienced by tourists. We had seen the major sites, and wanted something different. Sarah was an excellent guide, and all the places we visited were varied and interesting. The food samples were delicious! We took the train from ship to Ostiense station, then taxi to meeting place. The trains were on time; we booked our tickets from home, before we left; very reasonable, good value for money. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great trip, lovely town and had some good authentic food and wine tasting.
Great trip, lovely town and had some good authentic food and wine tasting.
Great trip, lovely town and had some good authentic food and wine tasting. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises