Rome (Civitavecchia) Rome on Your Own Excursion Reviews

Venture out on your own in Rome, a living museum with gorgeous artwork, amazing architecture and inspiring ancient sites -- yet alive and vibrant in a 21st-century way. It's an unforgettable city to visit and we'll warn you right now once you've experienced it you'll want to come back for more.
Only issue was the originally stated hours were not met.
Only issue was the originally stated hours were not met. Left at 9am and expected us to meet bus at 3pm with a 1:30 hr ride we barely had time in city.
Only issue was the originally stated hours were not met. Left at 9am and expected us to meet bus at 3pm with a 1:30 hr ride we barely had time in city. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Too much to see, too little time left after one and a half hour bus ride (each way).
Too much to see, too little time left after one and a half hour bus ride (each way). Paid $125 for tour. Waited one hour to get into St. Peter's Basilica, and spent another 30 min. walking thru Vatican museum to see the Sistine ... Read More
Too much to see, too little time left after one and a half hour bus ride (each way). Paid $125 for tour. Waited one hour to get into St. Peter's Basilica, and spent another 30 min. walking thru Vatican museum to see the Sistine Chapel. Had to pay $7 per person for Metro (All day ticket) to go see the Coliseum. Not enough time left for much else. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were here before so we could pick out places to explore we hadn't seen before and just take in ...
We were here before so we could pick out places to explore we hadn't seen before and just take in the shops and eateries. Did revisit St. Peters Basilica since it is the most beautiful church ever built! Breath taking!
We were here before so we could pick out places to explore we hadn't seen before and just take in the shops and eateries. Did revisit St. Peters Basilica since it is the most beautiful church ever built! Breath taking! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Journey was not too long and we had lots of time in Rome.
Journey was not too long and we had lots of time in Rome. Booked independently to go in the Colosseum with a fast track ticket. Building works going on which made it difficult to navigate in places. Also saw the Trevi fountain.
Journey was not too long and we had lots of time in Rome. Booked independently to go in the Colosseum with a fast track ticket. Building works going on which made it difficult to navigate in places. Also saw the Trevi fountain. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
We're history buffs so we love Rome and have been a number of times.
We're history buffs so we love Rome and have been a number of times. We love cats too and enjoyed revisiting the cat sanctuary which has been established within the archaeological site of the ruins of Pompey's theatre (on the ... Read More
We're history buffs so we love Rome and have been a number of times. We love cats too and enjoyed revisiting the cat sanctuary which has been established within the archaeological site of the ruins of Pompey's theatre (on the steps of which Caesar was murdered). Very well organised Cunard coach trip. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
We did the hop on hop off.
We did the hop on hop off. Loved Rome, would do this one again
We did the hop on hop off. Loved Rome, would do this one again Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
you get transport there ( 90 min drive) and a short bus tour , then 5 hours by yourself at your own ...
you get transport there ( 90 min drive) and a short bus tour , then 5 hours by yourself at your own pace
you get transport there ( 90 min drive) and a short bus tour , then 5 hours by yourself at your own pace Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
We traveled with a group of 13, but ended up breaking up into smaller groups.
We traveled with a group of 13, but ended up breaking up into smaller groups. Some in the group had trouble catching the Hop On/Hop Off bus an ended up taking cabs to each attraction. We had no trouble with the buses. Suggest visiting ... Read More
We traveled with a group of 13, but ended up breaking up into smaller groups. Some in the group had trouble catching the Hop On/Hop Off bus an ended up taking cabs to each attraction. We had no trouble with the buses. Suggest visiting the Colosseum later in the day because everyone headed there first. When we rode by it on the bus later in the day, the crowd was about 1/2 of what it was first thing in the morning. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Rome is lovely.
Rome is lovely. It is very easy to get lost in the tiny streets and discover beautiful buildings and great places to eat, which is pretty much what you want. While it was peak season and there were clearly a lot of people around, it ... Read More
Rome is lovely. It is very easy to get lost in the tiny streets and discover beautiful buildings and great places to eat, which is pretty much what you want. While it was peak season and there were clearly a lot of people around, it never felt truly crowded. Note that if it is your first time in Rome and you are going on a cruise, the city is over an hour from the port, so plan accordingly. We stayed in Rome for 24 hours before the cruise but could have easily enjoyed a few more days there, just strolling around. Our favorite restaurant “Vini & Cucina” was a great little find close to the Pantheon. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Did a Rome on your own tour which was excellent.
Did a Rome on your own tour which was excellent. Good transport, lots of info enroute and punctual and professional. Rome is lovely especially on a Sunday when it is so much quieter but still lots open.
Did a Rome on your own tour which was excellent. Good transport, lots of info enroute and punctual and professional. Rome is lovely especially on a Sunday when it is so much quieter but still lots open. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Hop on Hop off was good, but Rome has a lot to see and there is lots of traffic.
Hop on Hop off was good, but Rome has a lot to see and there is lots of traffic.
Hop on Hop off was good, but Rome has a lot to see and there is lots of traffic. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Specifically Hop on Hop off, which generally can be a great way to see a lot.
Specifically Hop on Hop off, which generally can be a great way to see a lot. Unfortunately this bus only passes the Coliseum and only comes in the vicinity of the other sites which wouldn't be a problem but one round trip with Rome ... Read More
Specifically Hop on Hop off, which generally can be a great way to see a lot. Unfortunately this bus only passes the Coliseum and only comes in the vicinity of the other sites which wouldn't be a problem but one round trip with Rome traffic uses up all but 1 or 2 hours to see a site. It would be impossible to take this and do the Vatican. You could perhaps walk and see Trevi fountain and the Parthenon and short lunch before you head back. We ended up having a wonderful lunch and walked the rest of the way back to the cruise bus because we didn't have much time for anything else. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too much for a day.
Too much for a day. We had to take taxis to cover most of the sites. Definitely need at least 3 days.
Too much for a day. We had to take taxis to cover most of the sites. Definitely need at least 3 days. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Just used it as transport, we've been in Rome before went our own way to St Peters, Colosseum, ...
Just used it as transport, we've been in Rome before went our own way to St Peters, Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese. Took a cab in between and all good
Just used it as transport, we've been in Rome before went our own way to St Peters, Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Villa Borghese. Took a cab in between and all good Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Cost 95 dollars to be taken into Rome and dropped back off at the ship.
Cost 95 dollars to be taken into Rome and dropped back off at the ship. However, the guide was great providing lots of info on the way.
Cost 95 dollars to be taken into Rome and dropped back off at the ship. However, the guide was great providing lots of info on the way. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The cruise ship charges $69 to drive you the 2 hours to Rome.
The cruise ship charges $69 to drive you the 2 hours to Rome. They do include a bus overview of Rome. We loved walking around Rome and visited the Colosseum on our own. We need to go back!
The cruise ship charges $69 to drive you the 2 hours to Rome. They do include a bus overview of Rome. We loved walking around Rome and visited the Colosseum on our own. We need to go back! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Perfect for people who have visited Rome before.
Perfect for people who have visited Rome before. An opportunity to just get transportation to and from the ship with plenty of time to walk this beautiful city!
Perfect for people who have visited Rome before. An opportunity to just get transportation to and from the ship with plenty of time to walk this beautiful city! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Due to cold and rainy weather we didn't get to see all we'd wanted to see in one day in Rome.
Due to cold and rainy weather we didn't get to see all we'd wanted to see in one day in Rome. We did get to see Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum. The bus should have returned to the point of ... Read More
Due to cold and rainy weather we didn't get to see all we'd wanted to see in one day in Rome. We did get to see Vatican City, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum. The bus should have returned to the point of leaving a little earlier than it did as everyone was ready to leave early due to the awful weather, but no bus! Disappointing day but mainly due to weather. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Marathon foot race to see the main sites in about 5 hours.
Marathon foot race to see the main sites in about 5 hours. It's possible but can't go into the venues
Marathon foot race to see the main sites in about 5 hours. It's possible but can't go into the venues Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a bit disappointing as the bus the cruise line used to facilitate getting us around to the ...
This was a bit disappointing as the bus the cruise line used to facilitate getting us around to the various locations broke down and another didn't appear for 45 minutes. Given that you have just a set amount of time to get around ... Read More
This was a bit disappointing as the bus the cruise line used to facilitate getting us around to the various locations broke down and another didn't appear for 45 minutes. Given that you have just a set amount of time to get around and see the sites ... we had to rush. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Viator was an excellent choice.
Viator was an excellent choice. The tour was just as described for the Colesseum and the VIP Breakfast Vatican tour.
Viator was an excellent choice. The tour was just as described for the Colesseum and the VIP Breakfast Vatican tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wish we had about another hour here.
Wish we had about another hour here. The Roma train was a nice way to transfer to the heart of Roma. Just wish the time on your own was a tad longer.
Wish we had about another hour here. The Roma train was a nice way to transfer to the heart of Roma. Just wish the time on your own was a tad longer. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
We were dropped near a Metro station with a map and instructions for how to get around.
We were dropped near a Metro station with a map and instructions for how to get around. We visited the Colosseum and Palantine Hill. The Colosseum was awesome! Lovely city that we'll definitely return to.
We were dropped near a Metro station with a map and instructions for how to get around. We visited the Colosseum and Palantine Hill. The Colosseum was awesome! Lovely city that we'll definitely return to. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
A very comfortable bus provided transportation to St.
A very comfortable bus provided transportation to St. Peters Square. From there we were able to tour Rome via either the hop on and off bus or to walk to the sights we wanted to visit. We walked and had plenty of time before we needed to ... Read More
A very comfortable bus provided transportation to St. Peters Square. From there we were able to tour Rome via either the hop on and off bus or to walk to the sights we wanted to visit. We walked and had plenty of time before we needed to return to the pickup point. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took the Passage to Rome excursion which gave us the whole day in Rome.
We took the Passage to Rome excursion which gave us the whole day in Rome. This worked really well for us as we just wanted to do our own thing (and did the HOHO bus).
We took the Passage to Rome excursion which gave us the whole day in Rome. This worked really well for us as we just wanted to do our own thing (and did the HOHO bus). Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International