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About Rome

Standing in the Colosseum, visiting Vatican City and tossing a coin in the Trevi Fountain are all unique experiences of a lifetime to be had in the Eternal City of Rome, reached from your Italian cruise port Civitavecchia.

Rome’s breathtaking monuments, palaces, churches and classical features are quite unlike anything you will find in any other European city. They will always leave you wanting to come back for more – hence the coin-tossing, which is said to guarantee your return.

The city’s other must-sees include the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon (probably the most complete ancient Roman building in the city) and the Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s masterpieces.

While steeped in history, Rome is also a modern, bustling city with designer shops and chic boutiques at every turn. Reasonably priced department stores selling all the latest fashions can be found in the many pedestrianised shopping streets, while restaurants and cafés spill out onto piazzas offering authentic Italian dishes and sensational ice cream.

 

Shore excursions in Rome

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

3 of the Best Rome Transfer

Activity mediumShopping

Duration: 9 hours

If you want to see 3 of the main sights in Rome, and like to do your own thing, this is the perfect tour for you.

This sightseeing ‘3 of the Best’ option will transfer you from the ship into Rome. Your coach will then take you to three of the most popular historical landmarks, where you will enjoy free time to explore independently.

You will enjoy free time at the following places: Colosseum – 1 hour Trevi Fountain – 2 hours St Peter’s Basilica – 1 hour

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience Rome with the comfort of a coach transporting you to each site.

Essential information

This tour operates by coach and on foot. This tour is unguided, exclusive of lunch and entrance fees. Please remember to take Euros; major credit cards and debit cards with you. The walk to the Trevi Fountain from the drop of point, takes approximately 20 minutes. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended, as is a bottle of water.

Bracciano Castle

Activity high

Duration: 4½ hours

Journey though the Italian countryside to Bracciano, and visit the impressive castle.

Just an hour from Civitavecchia you’ll find yourself in the ancient hillside town of Bracciano dominated by the imposing Odescalchi Castle.

Once described as one of the most beautiful feudal residences in all of Europe, Odescalchi Castle was built in the 2nd half of the 15th century and combines military architecture with a captivating elegance. Discover impressive rooms adorned with renaissance masterpieces, frescos and busts. The castle is built around a central courtyard and the views over Bracciano Lake are truly captivating. See for yourself the reason why Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter Petra chose this fairytale location for her wedding in 2011.

Essential information

This excursion operates by coach and on foot. There is a 10-15 minute walk from the coach parking area, through Bracciano town, to the castle. The tour of the castle involves around 1 hour of walking including many steps, gravel, uneven ground and a spiral staircase. Comfortable, flat non-slip shoes are essential. As Odescalchi is a private residence, this tour may be cancelled at short notice.

Bracciano Lake and Chariot Ride

Activity lowRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 4¾ hours

Journey through the countryside to Bracciano Lake, take a boat ride across the tranquil lake, enjoy a relaxing chariot ride and sample local produce.

Just an hour from Civitavecchia you’ll find yourself at Bracciano Lake. Formed within an ancient volcanic crater, the tranquil Bracciano Lake is surrounded by hills and medieval towns and the lake mirrors its beautiful surroundings.

Here, you’ll board a local boat for a leisurely boat ride across the lake, where you can soak up the wonderful sights and scenery.

You’ll dock at the town of Trevignano, where you‘ll re-join your coach for a short drive to a local estate. Here, you will sample traditionally-produced wines and local products (availability depending on the season) and embark on a relaxing chariot ride in the countryside, before you return to the pier by coach.

Essential information

This excursion operates by coach boat and on foot.The drive between Civitavecchia and Bracciano Lake is approximately 1 hour. The boat ride is subject to local weather conditions. Passengers must be able to walk approximately ¼ mile over uneven surfaces with few steps between the coach drop-off/pick-up point and the motor boat dock. Passengers must be able to negotiate the steps of the coach and able to board the motorboat. Comfortable, flat non-slip shoes are essential. On Sundays and public holidays, the majority of the shops will be closed and only souvenir shops will be open.

Civitavecchia Private Tour by Car – Full Day

Activity low

Duration: 8 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by private car. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 2 passengers. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

Civitavecchia Private Tour by Minibus – Full Day

Activity low

Duration: 8 hours

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide at your service.

This exclusive private tour is designed to give you the freedom to customise your time ashore so you can discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.

With your private vehicle, and the personal attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you’ll have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests, and take in the sights at your own pace. See the famous sights, or go beyond to create your own special and memorable day ashore.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus. Private minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person) and will accommodate up to 6 passengers. Only one person in the party needs to book the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. Entrance fees for attractions, meals, refreshments and gratuities are not included. In many destinations, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited, so passengers are encouraged to secure their private vehicle reservation as early as possible. Tour price includes sightseeing within the city limits, touring outside the city is available at an additional cost.

 

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