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.
We also did this on our own.
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
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Arrived 2 days earlier.
Arrived 2 days earlier. Hop On Hop Off offered opportunity to spend more time at each of the venues we wished to see.
Arrived 2 days earlier. Hop On Hop Off offered opportunity to spend more time at each of the venues we wished to see. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
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.
Walked all day to many famous places so we could take pictures along the way. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This was a Cruise Critic tour.
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
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
good bus ride in , lots of information, stopped at the Colosseum and took pictures.
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
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
No booking..
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
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Not happy with the guide Katrina who pushed us into using an unknown hop on/off tour bus by lying ...
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
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Pullmantur
We had only 4 hours to walk around in Rome ,because the bus arrived at noon in Rome and at 4 pm we ...
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
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very walker friendly city.
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
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Took the Rome on your own tour - expensive but it takes the worry about travelling.
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
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
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
combined on your own tour with a Viator tour of the sistine chapel and Basilica Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
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.
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
Sail Date September 2016
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 ...
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
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Love our guide Guilo.
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
Sail Date September 2016
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 ...
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
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We ended up with one of the dancer/singer from the stage show who had as much noledge as us she was ...
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
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
The coach was on time and dropped us off next to the Colosseum.
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very expensive for a basic bus trip.
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
Sail Date August 2016
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 ...
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked with cruising excursions.com.
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had booked another tour, which was cancelled.
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
No info on operation or use of smart device.
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked train tickets ourselves , walk/ underground .
Booked train tickets ourselves , walk/ underground . Saw a great deal .
Booked train tickets ourselves , walk/ underground . Saw a great deal . Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great guide giving loads of information on the coach journey.
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
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line