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.
Very walker friendly city.
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
Took the Rome on your own tour - expensive but it takes the worry about travelling.
Sail Date: October 2016
Took the Rome on your own tour - expensive but it takes the worry about travelling. (Some people who went on the train by themselves got delayed by 2 hours....glad we did not do that!) Bus drops you off giving you plenty of time to see a ... Read More
Took the Rome on your own tour - expensive but it takes the worry about travelling. (Some people who went on the train by themselves got delayed by 2 hours....glad we did not do that!) Bus drops you off giving you plenty of time to see a few sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
combined on your own tour with a Viator tour of the sistine chapel and Basilica
Sail Date: September 2016
combined on your own tour with a Viator tour of the sistine chapel and Basilica
combined on your own tour with a Viator tour of the sistine chapel and Basilica Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We used ships transportation to get to Rome and then used the Hop on Hop off bus to get around.
Sail Date: September 2016
We used ships transportation to get to Rome and then used the Hop on Hop off bus to get around. We had been to the Vatican before, and the Collesseum so this allowed us to see the rest of Rome.
We used ships transportation to get to Rome and then used the Hop on Hop off bus to get around. We had been to the Vatican before, and the Collesseum so this allowed us to see the rest of Rome. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour we wanted had no English speaking guides available so had to do Rome on your own which was ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Tour we wanted had no English speaking guides available so had to do Rome on your own which was fine but expensive again. Rome was beautiful so made it all worth it. Did the 'Hop on, Hop off' bus which worked well.
Tour we wanted had no English speaking guides available so had to do Rome on your own which was fine but expensive again. Rome was beautiful so made it all worth it. Did the 'Hop on, Hop off' bus which worked well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Love our guide Guilo.
Sail Date: September 2016
Love our guide Guilo. He told us lots of info in the ride into Rome. We booked Vatican tickets way before we left. Ran over there and did that, then walked back, stopping at Trevi, Forum, Colessium. Great day but lots to see.
Love our guide Guilo. He told us lots of info in the ride into Rome. We booked Vatican tickets way before we left. Ran over there and did that, then walked back, stopping at Trevi, Forum, Colessium. Great day but lots to see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
simple to do by yourself, train gets you to Rome in an hour, traffic is manic so if you can you are ...
Sail Date: September 2016
simple to do by yourself, train gets you to Rome in an hour, traffic is manic so if you can you are better walking to the various points of interest.
simple to do by yourself, train gets you to Rome in an hour, traffic is manic so if you can you are better walking to the various points of interest. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
very easy way to get to see Rome
Sail Date: September 2016
very easy way to get to see Rome
very easy way to get to see Rome Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We ended up with one of the dancer/singer from the stage show who had as much noledge as us she was ...
Sail Date: September 2016
We ended up with one of the dancer/singer from the stage show who had as much noledge as us she was surposed to be p&o representitive on the trip overseeing apparently the coach that got the women who was the guide said she was useless ... Read More
We ended up with one of the dancer/singer from the stage show who had as much noledge as us she was surposed to be p&o representitive on the trip overseeing apparently the coach that got the women who was the guide said she was useless and gave no information about rome at all............. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
The coach was on time and dropped us off next to the Colosseum.
Sail Date: August 2016
The coach was on time and dropped us off next to the Colosseum. It is about 1.5 hours drive into Rome and back.
The coach was on time and dropped us off next to the Colosseum. It is about 1.5 hours drive into Rome and back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very expensive for a basic bus trip.
Sail Date: August 2016
Very expensive for a basic bus trip. Informative rep on bus. Slightly too long in Rome for us.
Very expensive for a basic bus trip. Informative rep on bus. Slightly too long in Rome for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Expensive with cruise line but as this was our first time in med we were unsure how easy it would ...
Sail Date: August 2016
Expensive with cruise line but as this was our first time in med we were unsure how easy it would be to do on our own. Tour guide was very helpful and informative. If we were fortunate to be again would do it independently as everything ... Read More
Expensive with cruise line but as this was our first time in med we were unsure how easy it would be to do on our own. Tour guide was very helpful and informative. If we were fortunate to be again would do it independently as everything well signposted. Only criticism we could have done with more time in Rome Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked with cruising excursions.com.
Sail Date: August 2016
Booked with cruising excursions.com. All good. Just got a bus into the city. Book skip the line Colloseum tickets. there is time to go there and the forum. Then walk to Trevi fountain, pantheon and into Piazza Navona for lunch. Finally ... Read More
Booked with cruising excursions.com. All good. Just got a bus into the city. Book skip the line Colloseum tickets. there is time to go there and the forum. Then walk to Trevi fountain, pantheon and into Piazza Navona for lunch. Finally walk up to St peters square. We did all this from 9.30-3.30! Beware; many of the RCI excursions don't even go into the Coloseum! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had booked another tour, which was cancelled.
Sail Date: August 2016
We had booked another tour, which was cancelled. In this one, you get dropped at 3 spots to explore on your own. Not enough time to do any in depth, but then again, when all you have is a day, it's the best you can do/
We had booked another tour, which was cancelled. In this one, you get dropped at 3 spots to explore on your own. Not enough time to do any in depth, but then again, when all you have is a day, it's the best you can do/ Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
No info on operation or use of smart device.
Sail Date: August 2016
No info on operation or use of smart device. Order of trip changed - landmarks and comentary on way back instead of on way into rome.
No info on operation or use of smart device. Order of trip changed - landmarks and comentary on way back instead of on way into rome. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked train tickets ourselves , walk/ underground .
Sail Date: August 2016
Booked train tickets ourselves , walk/ underground . Saw a great deal .
Booked train tickets ourselves , walk/ underground . Saw a great deal . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great guide giving loads of information on the coach journey.
Sail Date: August 2016
Great guide giving loads of information on the coach journey. Ample time in Rome on a really hot day in August. Pre-booked the underground and third ring tour of Colosseum which was amazing, and then ate, then wandered around the Forum ... Read More
Great guide giving loads of information on the coach journey. Ample time in Rome on a really hot day in August. Pre-booked the underground and third ring tour of Colosseum which was amazing, and then ate, then wandered around the Forum until time to go. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tour guide was very nice and informative.
Sail Date: August 2016
Tour guide was very nice and informative. We tried walking on our own but was tough as the street signs are limited. City is amazing-lots to see-could use a lot more time. People are not very friendly, went to a restaurant and had ... Read More
Tour guide was very nice and informative. We tried walking on our own but was tough as the street signs are limited. City is amazing-lots to see-could use a lot more time. People are not very friendly, went to a restaurant and had horrible service but didn't go to see them so it was cool. Lot of homeless and pick-pockets so just be wary. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did bus with guided walk to vatican,colisseum and trevi fountain area.long journey but day ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Did bus with guided walk to vatican,colisseum and trevi fountain area.long journey but day good.Nice restaurants just before the pantheon.Rome prices ok but v hot.citavecchia looked nice port.
Did bus with guided walk to vatican,colisseum and trevi fountain area.long journey but day good.Nice restaurants just before the pantheon.Rome prices ok but v hot.citavecchia looked nice port. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Walking tour on our own.
Sail Date: July 2016
Walking tour on our own.
Walking tour on our own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Was ok but overpriced.
Sail Date: July 2016
Was ok but overpriced. Then the coach was late back so we had to wait in an underground bus depot for almost an hour in hot conditions with lots of fumes!
Was ok but overpriced. Then the coach was late back so we had to wait in an underground bus depot for almost an hour in hot conditions with lots of fumes! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Don't expect to go into places but you will have great time walking the city and seeing the sights.
Sail Date: July 2016
Don't expect to go into places but you will have great time walking the city and seeing the sights.
Don't expect to go into places but you will have great time walking the city and seeing the sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really, all we wanted was the coach into Rome and the coach back so that we would not have to worry ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Really, all we wanted was the coach into Rome and the coach back so that we would not have to worry about getting to the ship before it departed. We made arrangements for tickets to MAXXI - the Museum of Twenty-first Century Art, an ... Read More
Really, all we wanted was the coach into Rome and the coach back so that we would not have to worry about getting to the ship before it departed. We made arrangements for tickets to MAXXI - the Museum of Twenty-first Century Art, an architectural masterpiece by the late Zaha Hadid. In truth, we went to see the building, but the collections are very interesting as well. We were also able to sit and have a cappucino and a delicious pastry in a nearby cafe while waiting for the museum to open. Advice: we used the ultra-confusing website to purchase our tickets in advance. However, as opposed to the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, for which purchasing tickets in advance enables you to side-step the line-up, here we had to line up anyway to trade in our online "tickets" for museum tickets. However, we were here early - before the museum opened, in fact - and there was not a long line since it is not a highly publicized tourist spot. If you are a fan of contemporary art and architecture, it is well worth a visit. But don't bother to buy tickets online in advance. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Coach to Rome and then independent.
Sail Date: July 2016
Coach to Rome and then independent. We were given a smart device with information about places of interest etc, to take pictures on and e mail to ourselves and for contacting the guide. Lovely day.
Coach to Rome and then independent. We were given a smart device with information about places of interest etc, to take pictures on and e mail to ourselves and for contacting the guide. Lovely day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did one of the "Rome on Your Own"-type tours, that bussed us to three different locations.
Sail Date: July 2016
We did one of the "Rome on Your Own"-type tours, that bussed us to three different locations. It would have been nice if there were more time at the Colosseum; we bought our tickets ahead of time, but there wasn't enough ... Read More
We did one of the "Rome on Your Own"-type tours, that bussed us to three different locations. It would have been nice if there were more time at the Colosseum; we bought our tickets ahead of time, but there wasn't enough time to go into the Forum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International