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 2015
Appreciated the information provided regarding getting around Rome, landmarks to try to see during our short excursion. We had adequate time to visit St. Peter's and Pantheon. Very disappointed we landed in Rome on Sunday because ... Read More
Appreciated the information provided regarding getting around Rome, landmarks to try to see during our short excursion. We had adequate time to visit St. Peter's and Pantheon. Very disappointed we landed in Rome on Sunday because the Sistine Chapel was closed -- Viking, please reconsider scheduling Rome on Sunday! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: August 2015
We will return to Rome. This is a busy city and complete contrast to Florence. We went on a Sunday so the Vatican was closed and the Pope was suppose to be at his summer retreat - though he was spotted by our guide looking from a balcony ... Read More
We will return to Rome. This is a busy city and complete contrast to Florence. We went on a Sunday so the Vatican was closed and the Pope was suppose to be at his summer retreat - though he was spotted by our guide looking from a balcony from one of the back villas. This was the only tour that we were heavily advised about pickpockets. Our guide kept reiterating to be vigilant and keep possessions close. To validate her point as we got off our coach and another guide came up to our guide and warned her there was pick pockets by the outside entrance. Sure enough as we came outside there was two females undressing their many layers pulling out wallets, phones etc!!! We were all well warned now. As we were there only for the day we had to make a decision on whether we spent a lot of time at a few attractions or a bit of time at as many as possible, we chose the latter. We walked our socks off. There was a que at St Peters Basilica so chose to just view the square. We managed to see the Spanish steps, colosseum, forum, bridge of angels, palatine, piazza della rotonda, pantheon, piazza Navona, Hard Rock Cafe! The only disappointmen was the Trevi fountain, whilst beautiful it was not working!! Covered by scaffolding and net. We were very pleased to do Rome on our own, with our guide book in hand and good walking shoes, hat, water and sun cream we saw everything we wanted to and more. We were not timed to any particular limit and enjoyed the freedom. We had looked at the guided Rome tour and took a while to decide, but very glad we took advice from people who had visited Rome before and did it our way. It is easy to get around and with a good guide book you can truly capture Rome. An excellent day and we will return. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2015
left waiting after the rep told us a different time to the other travellers! good job I was on the ball and managed to sort it out. Unfortunately our rep was badly organised.
left waiting after the rep told us a different time to the other travellers! good job I was on the ball and managed to sort it out. Unfortunately our rep was badly organised. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Sail Date: August 2015
If you've never been to Rome, book a guided tour. You can't see it all in a day, so follow the tour. We've been several times, so this tour was perfect for us - drops you off at the vatican, and then picks you up 8 hours
If you've never been to Rome, book a guided tour. You can't see it all in a day, so follow the tour. We've been several times, so this tour was perfect for us - drops you off at the vatican, and then picks you up 8 hours later. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2015
Basically transfer from port to Rome. Our guide, Massimo was charming and funny. We loved Rome - although not much time before having to return to the ship. Visting these ports gives you a taster for perhaps returning for a city break
Basically transfer from port to Rome. Our guide, Massimo was charming and funny. We loved Rome - although not much time before having to return to the ship. Visting these ports gives you a taster for perhaps returning for a city break Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: August 2015
Nice train that takes you close to Vatican. Avoid Green Line Hop on Hop Off bus, that is the one the ship pushes. Intercomms inoperative, water doesn't drain on top deck (plugged drains). Long waits at some stops.
Nice train that takes you close to Vatican. Avoid Green Line Hop on Hop Off bus, that is the one the ship pushes. Intercomms inoperative, water doesn't drain on top deck (plugged drains). Long waits at some stops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: July 2015
not much to say really because we had to spend most of the time at the British Embassy to get Temporary Passports for our Grand children after being Mugged in Marseilles
not much to say really because we had to spend most of the time at the British Embassy to get Temporary Passports for our Grand children after being Mugged in Marseilles Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: July 2015
Very informative Tour Guide on the way to Rome. Loads of facts. Bus dropped us close to the Piazza Navona, at the Ponte Umberto, so with a map (supplied) it's easy enough to navigate yourselves to the sites
Very informative Tour Guide on the way to Rome. Loads of facts. Bus dropped us close to the Piazza Navona, at the Ponte Umberto, so with a map (supplied) it's easy enough to navigate yourselves to the sites Read Less
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Sail Date: July 2015
Private train to St. Peter's station and the Vatican with Rome on our own. The city is amazing. An open air museum.
Private train to St. Peter's station and the Vatican with Rome on our own. The city is amazing. An open air museum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: July 2015
There wasn't enough time to see everything. We bought tickets for a hop-on hop-off bus which was a great way to get around. It was extremely hot day so we were slower walking pace than usual. Avoid summer.
There wasn't enough time to see everything. We bought tickets for a hop-on hop-off bus which was a great way to get around. It was extremely hot day so we were slower walking pace than usual. Avoid summer. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: July 2015
Don't hesitate a bit to book on your own. The cost is probably half, you have more time, and in our case was just the 4 of us in a very nice minivan. Giovanni was our guide in Rome. We had just been there one year before so had ... Read More
Don't hesitate a bit to book on your own. The cost is probably half, you have more time, and in our case was just the 4 of us in a very nice minivan. Giovanni was our guide in Rome. We had just been there one year before so had seen the major sites. My daughter is an art history major in college and Giovanni brought us to a lot of unique churches with works by the masters that we would have never found on our own. He taught my daughter a lot and is closer to a historian than a tour operator. We learned and saw more with him in one day than we had on our own on the previous trip for 4 days. Also brought us to a great lunch location that was our best meal in Italy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: July 2015
This travel agency was excellent with client services. However, I would have liked to receive this appreciation questionnaire directly to my e-mail address as they do not pass on your evaluation to us. I had to search for it and call ... Read More
This travel agency was excellent with client services. However, I would have liked to receive this appreciation questionnaire directly to my e-mail address as they do not pass on your evaluation to us. I had to search for it and call Celebrity directly and wait a long time on line to get an agent who finally told me where to go on your site. This should be more obvious to find when attempting to find it ourself on your website. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: July 2015
Coliseum was amazing Bought the special underground tour and the tip top tour...worth it !
Coliseum was amazing Bought the special underground tour and the tip top tour...worth it ! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: June 2015
we went by train to Rome then did a segway tour which was fun
we went by train to Rome then did a segway tour which was fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: June 2015
Rome is amazing. My niece spent 6 months there and gave us an itinerary. After being driven in, we started at the Vatican, visited Pantheon, Coliseum, Palatine Hills, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. Enjoyed Gelato, Pizza, Pasta, ... Read More
Rome is amazing. My niece spent 6 months there and gave us an itinerary. After being driven in, we started at the Vatican, visited Pantheon, Coliseum, Palatine Hills, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. Enjoyed Gelato, Pizza, Pasta, Cappuccino, etc. Need to go back but thoroughly enjoyed! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2015
We were told that this was wheelchair accessible, as long as they could walk "a few steps". The tour bus was not equipped for a wheelchair. My traveling companion had to climb up 5 steep steps into the bus, with me literally ... Read More
We were told that this was wheelchair accessible, as long as they could walk "a few steps". The tour bus was not equipped for a wheelchair. My traveling companion had to climb up 5 steep steps into the bus, with me literally lifting her legs onto each step. She was exhausted by the time we got on the bus. Thankfully, they moved passengers out of the front seat so she wouldn't have to try to get down the aisle to the first available seat, which was near the back. They need to supply tour buses with wheelchair lifts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2015
Great to do things on your own. Train to rome cheap and fast
Great to do things on your own. Train to rome cheap and fast Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: June 2015
With the excursions a lot depends on the guide. We had a good guide but it's a two hour drive each way with only four hours in the city. A lot to do in one day. Very tiring and hot.
With the excursions a lot depends on the guide. We had a good guide but it's a two hour drive each way with only four hours in the city. A lot to do in one day. Very tiring and hot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2015
Took the free shuttle from the port to the meeting/drop off point. Got on the Cruising Excursions bus (Rome on Your Own, pre-paid at $53/adult round trip). Interesting tour guide on bus. Gave out maps, explained some things and answered ... Read More
Took the free shuttle from the port to the meeting/drop off point. Got on the Cruising Excursions bus (Rome on Your Own, pre-paid at $53/adult round trip). Interesting tour guide on bus. Gave out maps, explained some things and answered all sorts of questions. Dropped off at the Colosseum around 9:30am, did our own explorations (we have been in Rome before) and meet the bus near St. Peter's at 3:30pm. Less then half the price of the NCL Rome on Your Own transportation. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2015
Went on the private train really enjoyable.
Went on the private train really enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: May 2015
Nor enough time to do much of anything unfortunately. We tried to get it into St Peter's but the line was too long. The walking back to the meeting point was time consuming.
Nor enough time to do much of anything unfortunately. We tried to get it into St Peter's but the line was too long. The walking back to the meeting point was time consuming. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2015
The tour operator did a great job but it is a long bus ride, then bumper and bumper to get into the historic part of Rome. Once there the sights were interesting. I'm not sure it was worth it unless you are Catholic and want to see ... Read More
The tour operator did a great job but it is a long bus ride, then bumper and bumper to get into the historic part of Rome. Once there the sights were interesting. I'm not sure it was worth it unless you are Catholic and want to see the Vatican. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: May 2015
Bit expensive but the tour guide was lovely and made up for it. Well organised. Rome was amazing but could have done with even longer there.
Bit expensive but the tour guide was lovely and made up for it. Well organised. Rome was amazing but could have done with even longer there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Sail Date: May 2015
Get on the bus - get off the bus, see Rome in a few hours (that was nice as we have been there several times before, so we went to places we have not gone to yet), get on bus, wait for others, bus is full, go back to ship, wait in line to ... Read More
Get on the bus - get off the bus, see Rome in a few hours (that was nice as we have been there several times before, so we went to places we have not gone to yet), get on bus, wait for others, bus is full, go back to ship, wait in line to board. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises