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Ancient Rome to Civitavecchia with Colosseum & Roman Forum Tour - 1 day

Morning luxury transfer from Rome city centre to Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal with guided tour


Price includes:

  • Door to door service. We collect from over Rome city centre hotels and deliver directly to your cruise ship.
  • Travel in luxury minivan, maximum 8 people per vehicle, with professional English speaking driver
  • Skip the line entry to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Professional guide for Colosseum & Roman Forum tour (maximum 24 people per guide)

Enjoy a cruise transfer with a tour of the Eternal City, delving into antiquity and visiting Rome's iconic and ancient sites such as the Colosseum, Via Sacra and the Roman Forum. Using smaller, luxury vehicles you will be offered a more personalised tour with vehicles that can go where larger buses are not permitted, allowing you to see more with less walking.

This service is available on all dates (April to November) when Royal Caribbean, NCL, Oceania, Princess & Celebrity are starting or ending a cruise at Civitavecchia.

After meeting your driver in the reception area/lobby of your hotel you will be taken to Oppian Hill. One of the famous seven hills of Rome and once the site of a former palace of Emperor Nero, we meet the guide and overlook the spectacular Colosseum. From here we descend to our special Skip the Line Special Access entrance to the Colosseum. Once inside, your expert guide will talk you through the bloody past of this amphitheatre with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles and executions. The enormity of it's size and the events that went on here is truly awe inspiring. Take a walk around the galleries, cast your mind back to a distant past, then look at the structure again and see how it resembles our modern sports stadiums.

After a photo stop at the Arch of Constantine, built in 312AD and an influence on many of the world's far later triumphal arches, you will be taken to Palatine Hill where the ruins of the Imperial Palace lie elevated above the Colosseum and here an uninterrupted view over the ancient remains of the city awaits. Look down upon the Roman Forum and Nero's Circus Maximus, a huge chariot racing stadium that could accommodate over 150,000 spectators.

The last stop on this tour is a walk along the Via Sacra (or Sacred Way), the main artery that linked the Colosseum to Capitoline Hill. It runs through the heart of the Roman Forum, passing the site of a wealth of important buildings and was used in the days of antiquity for a whole host of festivals and triumphal processions. Perhaps, most important of all is the site of the tomb of Julius Caesar in the Temple that bears his name, and where even today visitors lay flowers and offerings on the dusty stone that marks his resting place. After an absorbing and eye opening tour of Ancient Rome your guide will take you back to your luxury minivan, where your driver will be waiting to take you directly to your cruise ship.


Collection from your Rome city centre hotel

Pick ups in Rome will begin at 08:15am. To make the booking process easier we have listed Rome hotels for you to select from when you book, however we will collect from all city centre hotels. Please do not worry if your hotel is not on the list but is Rome city centre. Simply select 'Hotel to be advised' from the list, then on page 2 of the booking process there is a box for additional information, add your hotel details here. We will then contact you prior to travel to confirm timings. If your hotel is not listed please email Central Rome pick ups are usually complete by 08:45.

You must be ready for collection in the hotel reception area from the time stated on your e-ticket. We recommend you are ready 10 minutes before the stated time. On a small number of occasions we may alter the route/timings to ensure prompt arrival at the cruise terminal. This may be down to road closures, events in Rome etc etc. If we do amend the timings we will contact you in advance.

Civitavecchia arrival: 

There are two major cruise terminals areas at Civitavecchia port, your driver will check where and will bring you just below your ship for the check-in. In normal circumstances you will arrive at Civitavecchia by 13:30/14:00. At Civitavecchia port you will be dropped off at your cruise terminal and walk straight to the check-in desk. Porters will take care of your luggage, ensuring it is delivered to your cabin. Make sure you use the luggage label in your cruise pack to facilitate this.


Guaranteed Departure Dates
We guarantee to run this service on all dates listed. Book early to avoid disappointment, this is a very popular cruise transfer service. If your date is not listed above we can offer you a private transfer, available for 1 or more people please click here for details of private transfers.

If you have any questions about pickups and joining, or any aspect of this service, please email  

Booking Conditions & Payment
In order that we can guarantee your booking, you will need to make payment in full.  However, all cruise transfer/tours on dates which are booked from this webpage are not subject to any cancellation charges up to 42 days (6 weeks) before the transfer/tour date. Within 41 days, our standard booking conditions shall apply.

The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kgs per case) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (max 10kg per case). If you have more than this you must contact our office prior to travel. We do not carry outsize items (eg bicycles) and you MUST inform us in advance if you have a wheelchair, mobility vehicle etc.