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.
Sail Date: September 2017
On the coach for 90 mins each way with only 45 mins in St Peters Square, booked wrong tour,weather was awful and Rome was flooded
On the coach for 90 mins each way with only 45 mins in St Peters Square, booked wrong tour,weather was awful and Rome was flooded Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: September 2017
We actually stayed in Rome for 3 nights following our cruise. Stayed in the Empire Palace Hotel which we found very satisfactory. Rome is a beautiful city and well worth spending some time in.
We actually stayed in Rome for 3 nights following our cruise. Stayed in the Empire Palace Hotel which we found very satisfactory. Rome is a beautiful city and well worth spending some time in. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
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Sail Date: August 2017
Excellent overview of Rome from the bus, then visited Vatican on our own. Quite amazing but extremely crowded so could only visit Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's because of the lengthy lines.
Excellent overview of Rome from the bus, then visited Vatican on our own. Quite amazing but extremely crowded so could only visit Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's because of the lengthy lines. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2017
Love Rome. We have been there multiple times before and so just used RC transportation and went off on our own. Had a wonderful lunch at a wine bar called Cul du Sac.
Love Rome. We have been there multiple times before and so just used RC transportation and went off on our own. Had a wonderful lunch at a wine bar called Cul du Sac. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2017
We chose RCI's 'Navigate through Rome' tour which essentially supplied a GPS handset, recommended a route and then let you loose. Rome is such an easy city to walk through, finding shade on the way, that we covered all the ... Read More
We chose RCI's 'Navigate through Rome' tour which essentially supplied a GPS handset, recommended a route and then let you loose. Rome is such an easy city to walk through, finding shade on the way, that we covered all the features we wanted, finishing at the Colosseum. We then caught a taxi back to the Vatican. I had pre-bought tickets for 2pm but we were able to enter at 1.30pm. This was a life saver as we were advised that the normal queue was 4 hours, and it was 30 degrees plus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: July 2017
Great guide, great transfers and time to do what we wanted. My only criticism is that 3 hours really is very little time to see anything.
Great guide, great transfers and time to do what we wanted. My only criticism is that 3 hours really is very little time to see anything. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: July 2017
The public transportation strike in Rome was used as an excuse to delay our departure almost an hour, and encouraged a 30 minute early departre from the city. losing 90 mninutes in an already compressed time space is not welcomed at all.
The public transportation strike in Rome was used as an excuse to delay our departure almost an hour, and encouraged a 30 minute early departre from the city. losing 90 mninutes in an already compressed time space is not welcomed at all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2017
Not enough time for one day so be prepared for it to be rushed, not RC issue
Not enough time for one day so be prepared for it to be rushed, not RC issue Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2017
Civitavecchia tours,rome on your own...Great,cheap option,for those who like to wander on their own....TREVI fountain was breath taking....long day..tiring day...hot day..take some pop and nibbles....make sure you have a holiday ice ... Read More
Civitavecchia tours,rome on your own...Great,cheap option,for those who like to wander on their own....TREVI fountain was breath taking....long day..tiring day...hot day..take some pop and nibbles....make sure you have a holiday ice cream... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2017
Joy of Rome was great... Francesca di Marzo was a wonderful guide. Colosseum and the Vatican are must sees.
Joy of Rome was great... Francesca di Marzo was a wonderful guide. Colosseum and the Vatican are must sees. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
Sail Date: May 2017
We had been in Rome 3 years before, and we knew the traffic to Rome from the port would take up valuable time, so we opted for the tour which would give us the most time in Rome. The Roma Express train takes boat passengers directly to the ... Read More
We had been in Rome 3 years before, and we knew the traffic to Rome from the port would take up valuable time, so we opted for the tour which would give us the most time in Rome. The Roma Express train takes boat passengers directly to the train station near the Civitavecchia port on a bus and disembarks at St. Peter's Station in Rome, giving 6 hours of free time in Rome. We knew that being in Rome would entail walking on cobblestone streets the entire day, so saving our energy by taking the train was a good solution, especially for mature travelers. We were able to leave Rome much later than those who opted to take the trains on their own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2017
We just wanted some time on our own to check out the city, and this was perfect!
We just wanted some time on our own to check out the city, and this was perfect! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2017
Very interesting and our guide Rita was excellent
Very interesting and our guide Rita was excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2017
The bus was too crowded and was 4 hours total. We only spent 2.5 hours in Rome. That was definitely not enough time.
The bus was too crowded and was 4 hours total. We only spent 2.5 hours in Rome. That was definitely not enough time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: March 2017
The transportation was arranged by Viking but they were not very helpful in arranging any other details. We wanted to spend time at the Vatican and then to have time for our own exploring and Viking was unable to arrange any skip the line ... Read More
The transportation was arranged by Viking but they were not very helpful in arranging any other details. We wanted to spend time at the Vatican and then to have time for our own exploring and Viking was unable to arrange any skip the line at the Vatican. We arranged our own but would have liked to have had it coordinayed with/by Viking. They could provide us no information. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: March 2017
As we had been in Rome before we wanted to explore our favorites on our own. I suggest going on line to the ORP site and getting the skip the line tickets. This takes you right to the security check points so you don't have to waste ... Read More
As we had been in Rome before we wanted to explore our favorites on our own. I suggest going on line to the ORP site and getting the skip the line tickets. This takes you right to the security check points so you don't have to waste hours in line trying to get into the Vatican museum or St. Peter's both of which are must sees. You also need to keep in mind that it can be 1-1/2 hours to get from the ship to St. Peter's Square if you are buying tickets which are timed. There is so much to see really suggest the Red Hop On Hop Off Bus tours! Money well spent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: January 2017
We also did this on our own. We took subway to Vatican City, back to Trevi fountains and the Pantheon.
We also did this on our own. We took subway to Vatican City, back to Trevi fountains and the Pantheon. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: November 2016
Walked all day to many famous places so we could take pictures along the way.
Walked all day to many famous places so we could take pictures along the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: November 2016
This was a Cruise Critic tour. Make sure your have pre-purchased your Vatican tickets. The place was packed.
This was a Cruise Critic tour. Make sure your have pre-purchased your Vatican tickets. The place was packed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: November 2016
good bus ride in , lots of information, stopped at the Colosseum and took pictures. Then we were left on our own to explore. Found the Trevi fountain which I wanted my grandaughter to see since her dad was there in 1984. I am glad we went ... Read More
good bus ride in , lots of information, stopped at the Colosseum and took pictures. Then we were left on our own to explore. Found the Trevi fountain which I wanted my grandaughter to see since her dad was there in 1984. I am glad we went in 'off season'. Would hate to be there in the peak periods. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2016
No booking.. we did Rome on our own with a bit of Geocaching thrown in.
No booking.. we did Rome on our own with a bit of Geocaching thrown in. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: October 2016
Not happy with the guide Katrina who pushed us into using an unknown hop on/off tour bus by lying about the other companies eg. Citysightseeing only have 3 buses when they have 17. If we had ignored her, we would have benefitted from a ... Read More
Not happy with the guide Katrina who pushed us into using an unknown hop on/off tour bus by lying about the other companies eg. Citysightseeing only have 3 buses when they have 17. If we had ignored her, we would have benefitted from a discount when in Florence the next day. She also gave everyone details about a particular restaurant but luckily a fellow passenger was previously duped by her and told us it was crap. We weren't informed about the "Holy door" at the Vatican which skips the queues. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Pullmantur
Sail Date: October 2016
We had only 4 hours to walk around in Rome ,because the bus arrived at noon in Rome and at 4 pm we had to be back on the bus.
We had only 4 hours to walk around in Rome ,because the bus arrived at noon in Rome and at 4 pm we had to be back on the bus. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: October 2016
Very walker friendly city. Once you arrive you don't need a guide but book your tickets to the Colosseum online ahead of time to avoid the long lines on the day.
Very walker friendly city. Once you arrive you don't need a guide but book your tickets to the Colosseum online ahead of time to avoid the long lines on the day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises