Rome (Civitavecchia) Rome / Private Train Excursion Reviews

Take a train to Rome and see a plethora of astounding art and architecture ranging from the Ancient Roman Pantheon to the Renaissance frescoes of Michelangelo.
Once we were given our tickets it all went well the train is a great option do it if you can book ...
Once we were given our tickets it all went well the train is a great option do it if you can book ahead seats are limited.
Once we were given our tickets it all went well the train is a great option do it if you can book ahead seats are limited. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
We were a group of 10 only and 8 of the 10 were with us so that was really nice.
We were a group of 10 only and 8 of the 10 were with us so that was really nice. Our tour guide, Neals was OUTSTANDING and the best guide I have probably ever had previously. I was so glad my 3 teenaged sons learned so very much in one day ... Read More
We were a group of 10 only and 8 of the 10 were with us so that was really nice. Our tour guide, Neals was OUTSTANDING and the best guide I have probably ever had previously. I was so glad my 3 teenaged sons learned so very much in one day in Rome. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
No information available from RCL regarding free time available in Rome City so very difficult to ...
No information available from RCL regarding free time available in Rome City so very difficult to judge when to book independent tour (Colosseum Underground).
No information available from RCL regarding free time available in Rome City so very difficult to judge when to book independent tour (Colosseum Underground). Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Bus to train station and quaint vintage train only for cruise passengers and no other stops along ...
Bus to train station and quaint vintage train only for cruise passengers and no other stops along the way to Rome station about a 10 min walk from the Vatican. Again left it to R.C. to take the stress out of transfers and enjoyed 8/9 hours ... Read More
Bus to train station and quaint vintage train only for cruise passengers and no other stops along the way to Rome station about a 10 min walk from the Vatican. Again left it to R.C. to take the stress out of transfers and enjoyed 8/9 hours exploring the city on our own. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Rome on our own, we have been here before and just wanted a ride to Rome.
Rome on our own, we have been here before and just wanted a ride to Rome. Train was expensive but fastest way to and from the ship.
Rome on our own, we have been here before and just wanted a ride to Rome. Train was expensive but fastest way to and from the ship. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had a wonderfull well organised ship trip to Rome on the lovely Pulman Rome Express.
Had a wonderfull well organised ship trip to Rome on the lovely Pulman Rome Express. Takes 50 minutes. A guide on the shuttle bus came with us on the train, she took us to a meeting point. We had from 10am until 4pm to do whatever we ... Read More
Had a wonderfull well organised ship trip to Rome on the lovely Pulman Rome Express. Takes 50 minutes. A guide on the shuttle bus came with us on the train, she took us to a meeting point. We had from 10am until 4pm to do whatever we wanted to do. In 6 hrs we walked to St Pauls the Trevi Fountain Spanish steps and the Pink Ho Ho bus to the colleseum. There are street sellers but it's easy to say no and walk on or haggle the price down if you wish to buy something. Highly recommend the ship excursion. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was an interesting day but a tiring one.
It was an interesting day but a tiring one. The walk from the train station and back felt as though as it was miles because it was hot. One in Rome I took a hop on hop off bus, a good way to see the sights. The return journey by train took ... Read More
It was an interesting day but a tiring one. The walk from the train station and back felt as though as it was miles because it was hot. One in Rome I took a hop on hop off bus, a good way to see the sights. The return journey by train took a long time because they seemed to be having a problem with the train. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The private Roma Express train through Royal Caribbean is the way to go!
The private Roma Express train through Royal Caribbean is the way to go! We loved it. Our guide gave us some great pointers during the 50-minute ride into Rome and then we were on our own. We had a full day (approximately 9:30AM - 4:45PM) ... Read More
The private Roma Express train through Royal Caribbean is the way to go! We loved it. Our guide gave us some great pointers during the 50-minute ride into Rome and then we were on our own. We had a full day (approximately 9:30AM - 4:45PM) to explore. With careful pre-planning we saw the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica, Underground and Third Ring tour at the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain during our day in Rome. Amazing!! Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a great way to get into Rome for the day.
This was a great way to get into Rome for the day. A guide takes you to the train, rides with you and walks you from the station in Rome to the Vatican, about 10-15 minute walk. Our day didn't go quite as planned due to record ... Read More
This was a great way to get into Rome for the day. A guide takes you to the train, rides with you and walks you from the station in Rome to the Vatican, about 10-15 minute walk. Our day didn't go quite as planned due to record breaking temperatures (105 degrees F!!) But the private train was a great (and I believe the quickest) way to get to and from Rome. At the end of the day the group met up at a predetermined spot at the Vatican for the walk back to the station. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice air conditioned train and quite a bit of time to explore the main sights of Rome.
Nice air conditioned train and quite a bit of time to explore the main sights of Rome. Got on a hop on hop off bus which helped a bit.
Nice air conditioned train and quite a bit of time to explore the main sights of Rome. Got on a hop on hop off bus which helped a bit. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had to move carriages as the aircon had broken in ours.
Had to move carriages as the aircon had broken in ours. Lots of waiting for the train on the platform in Civitavecchia .... so wonder, all in all, if it works out no slower than a tour bus. Once in Rome we picked up a "hop on hop ... Read More
Had to move carriages as the aircon had broken in ours. Lots of waiting for the train on the platform in Civitavecchia .... so wonder, all in all, if it works out no slower than a tour bus. Once in Rome we picked up a "hop on hop off" - tickets were around €20 - the tour guide advised where we could purchase them, (inside the souvenir shop in St Peters Sq). We had headsets to use on the bus but not good commentary. Once the train returned us back to port we had to be transferred by coach ... for various reasons we were delayed a few minutes ... but the bus driver was very grumpy and seemed to have the aircon on luke warm ... it was really hot and uncomfortable. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did rome on the train .
We did rome on the train .
We did rome on the train . Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Train was very uncomfortable, cramped and had to sit interlacing legs with person across.
Train was very uncomfortable, cramped and had to sit interlacing legs with person across. Could not move and I was in pain from sciatica due to that. Guide wasted our time after we got to Rome telling us all vendors os HoHo bus were fake ... Read More
Train was very uncomfortable, cramped and had to sit interlacing legs with person across. Could not move and I was in pain from sciatica due to that. Guide wasted our time after we got to Rome telling us all vendors os HoHo bus were fake except for her friend. "friend" finally showed up and ran out of change and then tickets. We found another vendor and tickets were quite real. Visited Coloseum. Purchased taht on our own in advance. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
go with the train, quicker to Rome and you do not have to fight traffic
go with the train, quicker to Rome and you do not have to fight traffic
go with the train, quicker to Rome and you do not have to fight traffic Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Getting to Civitavecchia rail station independently involves both a shuttle bus and a town bus and ...
Getting to Civitavecchia rail station independently involves both a shuttle bus and a town bus and Italian trains are not the most reliable, so we decided to take the private train. A short bus ride from the ship takes you to a rail ... Read More
Getting to Civitavecchia rail station independently involves both a shuttle bus and a town bus and Italian trains are not the most reliable, so we decided to take the private train. A short bus ride from the ship takes you to a rail siding just inside the port, and from there the private train with its red leather seats takes you to San Pietro station in Rome. The tour guide walks you to St Peter's Square and from there you are on your own for five and a half hours. We took a local bus to Piazza Venezia (1.50 Euros, buy tickets before boarding at machines or tobacconists) and from there visited the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. The same ticket (12 Euros) gets you into the Colosseum. The Palatine entrance has the shortest queues; if you try to buy your tickets at the Colosseum you could be in the queue for hours. We then visited the Trevi Fountain, gleaming after a recent restoration, and the Spanish Steps which you can see but not walk up during a restoration project. If you haven't already seen it the Pantheon is well worth a visit, as is Piazza Navona. We took the metro from Spagna to Ottaviano for an easy walk back to St Peter's Square. If you want to visit Vatican sights you will need most of the day and will probably want to investigate skip-the-line options. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The tour was called Panoramic Rome and was a coach around Rome, taking in as many of the famous ...
The tour was called Panoramic Rome and was a coach around Rome, taking in as many of the famous sites as possible, and stopped for half an hour at the Coliseum. Recommended again for those that struggle to walk long distances
The tour was called Panoramic Rome and was a coach around Rome, taking in as many of the famous sites as possible, and stopped for half an hour at the Coliseum. Recommended again for those that struggle to walk long distances Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
By taking this private train, we were able to get into Rome very promptly, and it took us to the ...
By taking this private train, we were able to get into Rome very promptly, and it took us to the Vatican stop.
By taking this private train, we were able to get into Rome very promptly, and it took us to the Vatican stop. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Well organised if expensive way to get to Rome but you don't have the worry if the transport fails ...
Well organised if expensive way to get to Rome but you don't have the worry if the transport fails as you might if travelling indepently for this distance.
Well organised if expensive way to get to Rome but you don't have the worry if the transport fails as you might if travelling indepently for this distance. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
The port is Civitavecchia and is an hour outside Rome.
The port is Civitavecchia and is an hour outside Rome. We pre-booked the Lake Bracciano Wine Tour but it was cancelled a day before without any reason. We weren’t really interested in Rome as we had been there before but decided to go ... Read More
The port is Civitavecchia and is an hour outside Rome. We pre-booked the Lake Bracciano Wine Tour but it was cancelled a day before without any reason. We weren’t really interested in Rome as we had been there before but decided to go anyway. So we booked the Rome Shuttle & Express Train which included a bus to the train station and a 40 min train ride to St Peters Train Station right next to the Vatican, and return. I highly recommend this if you want to go into Rome on your own as we had a guide to get us to Rome and back, plus the train ride was very scenic, fast, and no traffic. Once at the station in Rome we were free for 5 hours on our own to sightsee. We used a Hop On-Hop Off bus by St Peters to go to the Forum & Coliseum. Some long lines but we were able to get into the Coliseum. We bused back to St Peters and took pictures there and had lunch. Probably not enough time to do both the Coliseum and the Vatican due to the lines for tickets and entry, so pick one. Or just take the HO-HO bus around everywhere and take pictures. They are guided rides with headsets in selectable languages. If you have not been to Rome before, I recommend you take a fully guided tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Train was good and views of the country side.
Train was good and views of the country side. Rome was very crowded and not well signposted to see the sites some lovely statutes and fountains would recommend the pathion
Train was good and views of the country side. Rome was very crowded and not well signposted to see the sites some lovely statutes and fountains would recommend the pathion Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
To put it briefly, the train was excellent, clean, comfortable, quick and within 10 mins walk of ...
To put it briefly, the train was excellent, clean, comfortable, quick and within 10 mins walk of the Vatican. Great information from the guide and plenty of free time to look around.
To put it briefly, the train was excellent, clean, comfortable, quick and within 10 mins walk of the Vatican. Great information from the guide and plenty of free time to look around. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Didnt give us the return tickets so we had to bunk on the return train !!
Didnt give us the return tickets so we had to bunk on the return train !! however gave us a free meal at choppes grille to compensate us !! yippee !
Didnt give us the return tickets so we had to bunk on the return train !! however gave us a free meal at choppes grille to compensate us !! yippee ! Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Air-conditioned train a very comfortable way to travel to Rome!
Air-conditioned train a very comfortable way to travel to Rome! Too much to see in a short space of time, but managed to get to the Sistine Chapel and Colosseum.
Air-conditioned train a very comfortable way to travel to Rome! Too much to see in a short space of time, but managed to get to the Sistine Chapel and Colosseum. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This is basically a tour on your own but get transportation to the train station and walked to the ...
This is basically a tour on your own but get transportation to the train station and walked to the Vatican City. You can get a train on your own but if you want peace of mind then book this.
This is basically a tour on your own but get transportation to the train station and walked to the Vatican City. You can get a train on your own but if you want peace of mind then book this. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International