Civitavecchia Shore Excursion: Rome in One Day Private Tour
Reviewed by: Sara J, July 2015
The tour guide was amazing. She engaged everyone on the tour. There is so much more to see but we saw enough to get a taste of Rome
Reviewed by: Lyle T, June 2015
Booked private tour for family of 6. Would highly recommend a private tour if you're short on time and haven't visited this area before. We talked w/others on our cruise that did public transportation and they struggled w/heat and crowds. We had a clean, comfortable van that our driver maneuvered right up to the spots we needed to go which is no small feat in Rome. Got to pack the most into our short time in this spectacular city.
About the tour.. We had a bit of confusion on where to meet the driver. In hindsight, the instructions were clear that we should meet outside the port terminal, but when we got off the ship we saw other drivers at the gangway. Being new to the tour process and thinking maybe something changed, we waited at this spot. After a bit and no driver, we called the local contact and found out where to meet up. We took the shuttle and found him, but had lost an hour by the time we got going. We wound up getting everything done, but felt a little stress early on. A note in the tour instructions that some drivers will be by the ship, but yours will be at the terminal would prevent this. Once on the road, we were able to talk w/our guide, David, and settled in for the drive. We elected to tour St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, Pantheon, Piazza Narvona, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum outside only and the Forum. David did a great job of adjusting the tour as we wanted, getting us past the long lines this alone is worth the price of the tour, and sharing his knowledge of the history and important points at each stop we made. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and his English was excellent. He also took us by a take-away sandwich shop down an alley by the Pantheon that was wonderful. By the end of the day, we were very tired but had been able to see all the things we wanted to see. Our driver got us back to the ship in plenty of time so even though we got off to a rough start, the tour was everything we had hoped.
Reviewed by: Alice, July 2014
Our driver was a smoker and it was unpleasant. He did not smoke in front of us, but in the vehicle.
Our guide was the best! Bright, kind and passionate about her knowledge to share. We were with our grandchildren 10 and 13 with their parents, she did an excellent job sharing the information and keeping everyone's attention. A perfect experience with the guide.
Reviewed by: Patsy H, July 2014
Our tour guide Annalisa was great. She was very informative and personable. She had everything organized to take us through all the sites in our limited amount of time. Our driver was very good from the pier to and around the city and back to the pier. I will tell my travel agent about this tour company so she can recommend it to other travelers.
Reviewed by: Linda S, June 2014
This was excellent nothing more to say great driver and fantastic tour guide very obliging.
Reviewed by: Steven A, June 2014
No better way to see Rome in one day when arriving by cruise ship. Superb guide, great driver, saw it all, and the guide took us to a local restaurant rather than a typical "tour" restaurant.
Reviewed by: Donna L R, December 2013
It was awesome our tour guide leader was very knowledgeable and helpful spoke great English and was always considered of out needs and what we wanted to see I highly recommend this company