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.
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
Great coach, air conditioned and nice tour guide.
Sail Date: July 2016
Great coach, air conditioned and nice tour guide. Dropped off in Rome and told when to report back. Basic but worth it.
Great coach, air conditioned and nice tour guide. Dropped off in Rome and told when to report back. Basic but worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Good excusion, Glad we did it on our own although lots of walking, the bus drops you at the ...
Sail Date: July 2016
Good excusion, Glad we did it on our own although lots of walking, the bus drops you at the Marcello theatre quite near the Colleseum, walked to the Trevvie fountain spanish steps and down the long mainstreet.
Good excusion, Glad we did it on our own although lots of walking, the bus drops you at the Marcello theatre quite near the Colleseum, walked to the Trevvie fountain spanish steps and down the long mainstreet. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We booked a bus transfer with others from our social media group.
Sail Date: June 2016
We booked a bus transfer with others from our social media group. The drive in was uneventful and we were dropped close to the Coliseum. Our only plan for the day was the Vatican Museum and St Peter's. We easily got a taxi and used ... Read More
We booked a bus transfer with others from our social media group. The drive in was uneventful and we were dropped close to the Coliseum. Our only plan for the day was the Vatican Museum and St Peter's. We easily got a taxi and used our prepurchased tickets to avoid the long line outside the museum. We spent about 4 hours touring and then had lunch and gathered back at our meeting spot. The bus driver was 45 minutes late but we left at the same time as the ship excursions (all the busses were in the same parking garage). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Rome is great, just getting there takes so much time!
Sail Date: June 2016
Rome is great, just getting there takes so much time! We purchased the bus transportation to Rome - it was good as it was no worry that we would not make it back in time to the ship/also no worry about pickpockets (!!) , but ride was long, ... Read More
Rome is great, just getting there takes so much time! We purchased the bus transportation to Rome - it was good as it was no worry that we would not make it back in time to the ship/also no worry about pickpockets (!!) , but ride was long, wait for bus at designated time/meeting place was long. We had enough time in Rome to wait in line to see St. Peter's Basilica, walk to the Trevi Fountain, and have a nice lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great experience.
Sail Date: June 2016
Great experience. Wished we could've had more time on our own!
Great experience. Wished we could've had more time on our own! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Drop off and pick up at the Colosseum on time.
Sail Date: June 2016
Drop off and pick up at the Colosseum on time. Suited us well as we wanted to explore the Palatino, Roman Forum and Colosseum so this was ideal. As it was the first Sunday in the month, the tickets are free and couldn't be ... Read More
Drop off and pick up at the Colosseum on time. Suited us well as we wanted to explore the Palatino, Roman Forum and Colosseum so this was ideal. As it was the first Sunday in the month, the tickets are free and couldn't be pre-ordered. Top tip if the queues for the Colosseum are long (4 hours in our case!) then get your ticket from Palatino (no queue in our case) which gives you entry to all these sites. Do the Palatino first which flows into the Roman Forum and then find the queue for people with tickets (difficult with many people) and get in in around 20 minutes which is mainly to get through security. Avoid the ticket touts with their 'jump the queue' for 20euros per person (paying for a guide and group) as they took the same 20 minutes to go through (unless you want to)! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Bus tour of Rome and then free time to explore...
Sail Date: May 2016
Bus tour of Rome and then free time to explore...
Bus tour of Rome and then free time to explore... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gets you into Rome and out again (barring late italian Ladies).
Sail Date: May 2016
Gets you into Rome and out again (barring late italian Ladies). Gave us time to visit the Forum and Palatine Hill. The 1.5 hour coach journey to get there can be tiring and there is just too much to see of Rome in this way (but we'd ... Read More
Gets you into Rome and out again (barring late italian Ladies). Gave us time to visit the Forum and Palatine Hill. The 1.5 hour coach journey to get there can be tiring and there is just too much to see of Rome in this way (but we'd spent a long weekend there before - so just wanted a guided tour of the Forum) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Our excursions and hotel stay at the Grand Hotel de Minerva was very good and would highly ...
Sail Date: May 2016
Our excursions and hotel stay at the Grand Hotel de Minerva was very good and would highly recommend.
Our excursions and hotel stay at the Grand Hotel de Minerva was very good and would highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Liked having my own time to explore on my own.
Sail Date: May 2016
Liked having my own time to explore on my own.
Liked having my own time to explore on my own. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
See review
Sail Date: May 2016
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Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
felt the 75 dollars per head, was far too much just for a lift to and from rome.
Sail Date: May 2016
felt the 75 dollars per head, was far too much just for a lift to and from rome. sadly we also wasted money paying for a 'fast track' in the the vattican museum, as it took 90 minutes to get in there, after having to stand in the ... Read More
felt the 75 dollars per head, was far too much just for a lift to and from rome. sadly we also wasted money paying for a 'fast track' in the the vattican museum, as it took 90 minutes to get in there, after having to stand in the blaring sunshine, due to bad organisation, it would have been quicker to just queue Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We "hitched" a ride into Rome, visited the Vatican and walked around the town.
Sail Date: May 2016
We "hitched" a ride into Rome, visited the Vatican and walked around the town. It was amazing!
We "hitched" a ride into Rome, visited the Vatican and walked around the town. It was amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We enjoyed walking to areas of Rome away from the tourist crowds.
Sail Date: May 2016
We enjoyed walking to areas of Rome away from the tourist crowds.
We enjoyed walking to areas of Rome away from the tourist crowds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
excellent visited so many places in one day...
Sail Date: April 2016
excellent visited so many places in one day... was incredible
excellent visited so many places in one day... was incredible Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour was too short, allowed seven hors total but took almost four of those to and from ship and ...
Sail Date: April 2016
Tour was too short, allowed seven hors total but took almost four of those to and from ship and then another hours walking to and from bus drop off pick up point with elderly parents who struggled to walk. Then held up in Rome traffic so ... Read More
Tour was too short, allowed seven hors total but took almost four of those to and from ship and then another hours walking to and from bus drop off pick up point with elderly parents who struggled to walk. Then held up in Rome traffic so did not get to either Coloseum or Vatican. Need to either focus on one sight or go on tour which includes a few but is more extended in time. Port is a fair way out of Rome, maybe organising local taxi better option ( or stay a few days ideally as too big to "see" in a day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Coach transfer only, a map is also provided.
Sail Date: March 2016
Coach transfer only, a map is also provided. Think this was expensive option, but suited us, as we had visited Rome before. We then bought a hop on hop off ticket, the buses are right at the coach drop off area. €18 each. The hawkers ... Read More
Coach transfer only, a map is also provided. Think this was expensive option, but suited us, as we had visited Rome before. We then bought a hop on hop off ticket, the buses are right at the coach drop off area. €18 each. The hawkers selling selfie sticks etc are annoying but that's Rome. I would pre book any visits to St Peters etc if you can. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
great day used open top bus saw pretty well every thing but a bit of a rush.
Sail Date: December 2015
great day used open top bus saw pretty well every thing but a bit of a rush.
great day used open top bus saw pretty well every thing but a bit of a rush. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
They drove us to Rome near to the Colosseum and they took us back with safety-what more to expect!
Sail Date: November 2015
They drove us to Rome near to the Colosseum and they took us back with safety-what more to expect! It was expensive for what they offered though (50e per person)
They drove us to Rome near to the Colosseum and they took us back with safety-what more to expect! It was expensive for what they offered though (50e per person) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Hop on Hop off
Sail Date: November 2015
Hop on Hop off
Hop on Hop off Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Dropped at the Colesium with clear direction where to meet.
Sail Date: October 2015
Dropped at the Colesium with clear direction where to meet. We had a wheelchair, for my wife and found Rome easy to negotiate. We had also prebooked the tourist bus, this would have been cheaper booked on the day. Weather was torrential ... Read More
Dropped at the Colesium with clear direction where to meet. We had a wheelchair, for my wife and found Rome easy to negotiate. We had also prebooked the tourist bus, this would have been cheaper booked on the day. Weather was torrential rain at times but still enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line