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Small-Group Day Trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Port

Rome, Italy

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Make the most of your time on dry land with a small-group eight-hour tour to Rome.  After pickup from Civitavecchia Port, you'll visit the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and more. With a maximum of 13 people, you can interact with your guide and have a more personalized experience.  You also get to skip the long ticket lines at museums, which gives you more time to experience each attraction. Please note entry fees are not included.
  • Visit Rome’s major attractions in a single day (admission fees extra)
  • Skip the long lines at major attractions
  • Maximize your time with port pickup and drop-off
  • Enjoy a small group size of maximum 13 people

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

See Rome’s top attractions with a guide rather than a driver, who often cannot accompany you out of the tour vehicle.
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Blue Badge guide
Port pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Transportation to/from attractions
Colosseum entrance fees (18+ are 23EUR per person)
Colosseum entrance fees (6-17 are 5EUR per person)
Vatican museum entrance fees (18+ are EUR €24)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup next to your cruise ship at the Civitavecchia Port. Your driver will be holding a "Mea Tours" sign for ease of recognition


  • Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please pay your entrance fees directly at the meeting point to your guide (cash only)
  • Ages 5 and under admission fees are free of charge
  • For ages 18- 25, please bring a valid student ID
  • Please note that the transfer from the Pantheon (the last stop on the Ancient tour) to the Vatican Museums is not included
  • All guests must have proper identification, including children
  • For ages 6-17, please bring a valid student ID
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • For a more personalized experience, this small-group tour is limited to 13 passengers
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mea ToursEvents S.r.l.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Small-Group Day Trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Port?
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Port.
What is the policy on sanitization during Small-Group Day Trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Port?
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Port.
What is the maximum group size during Small-Group Day Trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Port?
This activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Small-Group Day Trip to Rome from Civitavecchia Port.

Traveler Tips

  • "Also, the skip the line access was so worth it!" See review


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Perfect Tour
, Oct 2019
Rome is a beautiful city. Wish we could have stayed longer. So many places to see. The tour covered the main sights. Tour guide was very knowledgeable....she was very passionate about Colesseum. We had a different guide for the Vatican Museum and she is likewise a great tour guide too. The driver was nice and shared some info about the city. Very organized tour. We ended up being a private tour as there’s only my husband and myself. Totally worth it!!
Rome day excursion from cruise
, Jul 2019
We were on a Mediterranean Cruise with Royal Caribbean and spent a day shore excursion in Rome. It was our best tour of the week. We were picked up by our driver and dropped us off at the Colosseum where we met our guide Aueralia (?) and we were able to enter the historical site quickly beating the crowd. She was very pleasant and knowledgeable and help us took group photos of my family of four. She was so nice that we were able to visit Trevi Fountain that was not in the original itinerary. Afterwards, we took a taxi to the Vatican and met up with our other tour guide Luisa. She also was very pleasant and accommodating. At the conclusion of our tour, our driver was able to bring us back in good time to our ship. Hight recommend this tour to others.
Rome in a day!
, Oct 2018
Our guides we're so prepared and informative. I couldn't understand the second guide as well. So much history revealed!
We booked a full day small group, skip...
, Sep 2018
We booked a full day small group, skip the line tour while visiting Rome on a cruise. They picked us up from our port and we were in a van with 5 other people. Unfortunately 2 of the other guests needed canes to walk and 15 minutes was spent discussing whether they could get a wheelchair to access the coliseum. The older gentleman decided not to do the tour and just meet us at the Pantheon but his wife still came and really held us up. We ended up only having 45 minutes of free time for lunch between the Pantheon and the Vatican, rather than the 1.5 hours we were supposed to have. Although I cannot blame the tour company they clearly advertise this is a strenuous walking tour, it was still very frustrating on our end as an active couple in our 30s in Rome for the first time. Plus, this couple was from the Oceania cruise line which departed 3 hours before our Royal Caribbean cruise so we couldnt even extend the excursion because they would have missed their ship. On a more positive note our tour guide Sarna?? was very knowledgeable and we had headsets that allowed up to hear her very clearly, even if we wandered off a bit to take pictures. Also, the skip the line access was so worth it! We walked past a ton of long lines and we were able to see a lot in our allotted time that we likely couldnt have done if we were not part of this group. Overall, it was a good tour that would have been a 5 star if we had been with the right group of people.
Remarkable tour of Roma with Judy!
, Aug 2018
From the minute we met Judy at the outskirts of the Colosseum to our final parting at the gift shop outside St. Peter's Square, we enjoyed the warmth, intelligence, extreme knowledge and ultra-professionalism of a first-rate guide and tour. Our family of twelve felt as if we had known Judy forever and she became our friend for this day! She never ceased to amaze us with her knowledge of all of the highlights that we hit successfully during this whirlwind 9-hour tour of the highlights of the great Roma. But the brief time frame did not hinder Judy in any way, as she effortlessly navigated the crowds and gave us the most comprehensive experience of each highlight. She never stopped sharing integral and informative information about each and every historical moment that we passed, whether in the forum itself, or on the streets of Rome during our walking tour from the Forum to the Pantheon. She even personally escorted us to the Trevi Fountain from the Pantheon even though this was not part of the tour so that our group would not get lost and lose valuable time. She went above and beyond what we anticipated for a private tour guide and we cannot say enough about her skills, professionalism and warm personality. Although we are certain that other guides are similarly excellent, we suggest that any one considering this tour request Judy. You will, as we did, undoubtedly enjoy one of the best experiences of your vacation in Rome.
With only one day to see Rome, this...
Robert P
, Jan 2018
With only one day to see Rome, this tour was well worth the added cost over the usual bus tour. We never could have seen as much on our own, either! A really great tour.
Unfortunately, our driver went to...
, Dec 2017
Unfortunately, our driver went to the wrong cruise ship causing us to wait for an hour after our scheduled pick up, so we were rushed throughout the day to try to keep to our schedule of 8 hours in Rome. Once in Rome, our guides were amazing and very knowledgable, so the tour part of our day was excellent.
This was truly miserable. Youll...
, Dec 2017
This was truly miserable. Youll find yourself walking about 7 miles by the time its done. The guides were simply machines, not engaged with us at all. They broke the day up, with the Vatican in the afternoon. They neglected to tell us where to meet, so we spent a lot of useless time looking for them. They planned the day so poorly, we had to demand to be returned sooner in order to make the ships sail time.
Our guides were awesome!! I paid...
Maggie A
, Oct 2017
Our guides were awesome!! I paid extra for the blue badge guides and it was a great decision. The only downside to this was due to the cruise ship time allowance we had to walk fast and snap pictures quickly. Rome is truly a place to be seen for all its history and beauty, unfortunately 8 hours of its beauty is too little of time. :
The car that was supposed to come at...
Rex J
, Oct 2017
The car that was supposed to come at 8.00am came only around 8.45am. It was 9.00 am by the time we got going. The drive was bumpy as the tires need air. Ride back was good, perhaps they checked the tire pressure. The driver was excellent navigating thro' the Rome traffic.The tour was as advertised. But it is a lot to take in a day. We rushed all day long in order to cover all the places. Guide was excellent, friendly and professional. Rome deserves better. However We covered all the places within the time frame to return to the ship on time. One surprise was that we had to take a cab from the area of the Colosseum to the Vatican. Although it was only about 12 Euro's per cab, it was a surprise. Extra entrance fees are worth it. Well worth the money still, after all how many times will we go to Rome in our life.

Product code: 30495P20

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