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From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

1. From Civitavecchia: Vatican, St Peters & Sistine Chapel Tour

Start the tour at Civitavecchia Harbor where you will be picked up. Embark on a small group tour in an intimate group of a maximum of 10 people. Arrive at the Vatican Museums and meet your tour guide. Take advantage of your exclusive skip-the-line access tickets, entering the museums through a panoramic terrace where you can admire the stunning view of Saint Peter's dome overlooking the Vatican gardens.  Begin your tour of the collections which include a seemingly infinite number of masterpieces by Bernini, Raphael, Botticelli, Perugino, and other treasures - all incredibly united under one roof. Learn about how the numerous popes that have lived in the Vatican continuously enriched it with different artworks. Admire the most beautiful Roman ancient statues and gaze in awe at the length of the enormous Tapestry Hall, before continuing on through the Hall of the Painted Maps. Finally, witness the unmissable ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and marvel at the sublime 'Last Judgment' by Michelangelo. To end the tour, pass through a special door to reach the largest Catholic church in the world: Saint Peter's Basilica. Once you enter, the greatness of the structure and attention to architectural details will overwhelm you. Gaze in awe at Michaelangelo's sculpture 'Pieta' and discover the tombs of the popes including St. John Paul II's and St. Peter the Apostle. At the end you have time to explore Piazza San Pietro before returning to Civitavecchia

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Civitavecchia: Etruscopolis Underground City

2. Civitavecchia: Etruscopolis Underground City

Meet your driver and then travel 20 minutes to Tarquinia, the capital of the Etruscans. An ancient civilization with their own culture and language, the Etruscans were an early adversary of Rome and were ultimately assimilated into the kingdom of Rome. Within the underground city of Etruscopolis however, the ways of this ancient people are once again brought back to life. This historic site contains a museum of recreated artifacts, which were lovingly crafted by the artist Omero, who is known as “the last of the Etruscans.” See tombs, homes, objects, and scenes of daily life. Understand Etruscan culture through objects as well as intricate dioramas. Explore an underground Etruscan quarry from the 4th-century BC which spans 15,000 square meters. Journey into the past, and see recreations of Etruscan homes. See what life was like in a time before the Romans had even conquered all of Italy. Afterward, have lunch at a typical trattoria in Tarquinia’s historic center. 

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Civitavecchia: Air Force Museum Ticket & Transfer

3. Civitavecchia: Air Force Museum Ticket & Transfer

Start your day at Civitavecchia Harbour at approximately 845AM where your professional, English speaking driver will be to meet and greet you. Take a scenic 45 minute drive to Vigna di Valle near Bracciano lake where your tour will commence.  With your pre booked ticket you will be able to enter the Italian Airforce Museum with convenience. Take your time wandering the museum and experiencing the three hangars: the Trosted Hangar, Velo Hangar and Badoni Hangar - truly exciting places for any World War I, II and aviation enthusiasts. As part of your package take a break during the day to enjoy a bite to eat in the Museum. End your day in convenience as your driver will return you back to the Harbour. 

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Private Tour of Lazio and Umbria Regional Gems

4. Private Tour of Lazio and Umbria Regional Gems

Get picked up from your accommodation in Tarquinia, Civitavecchia, Montalto di Castro, or Tuscania and travel 35 minutes by car to reach Civita di Bagnoregio. See firsthand why Civita is known as the dying city as its foundations slowly crumble and fall into the spectacular Valle dei Calanchi below. Knowing that this ancient city is soon to disappear – and that nothing can be done to prevent it – makes your visit all the more special. Check out the 2,500 year old Romanesque Arch built by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago and the facade of the Renaissance Palace that remains after the rest collapsed into the canyon. Visit the largest piazza where what’s left of the town population socializes.  Afterwards transfer to Orvieto. Go on a walking tour and explore the town's impressive Duomo. Then head to the incredible Orvieto underground for a guided excursion through the remains of an ancient mill, medieval ruins, and other evidence of everyday life from past civilizations. Continue on to Montefiascone on Bolsena Lake. Tour the historically significant Rocca dei Papi, perched on the highest point of the Montefiascone hill. Learn why it was chosen as a key seat of papal power during the pope's exile in Avignon in the 14th century.  Take in a breathtaking view of Bolsena Lake before getting transferred back to your accommodation.

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Rome: Private Full-Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

5. Rome: Private Full-Day Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia

See Rome's most significant monuments, the famous piazzas and the Vatican Museums. The tour will start from the Port of Civitavecchia with an easy and comfortable drive to Rome that will take approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. During this time your private driver will point out various points of interest along the way and answer any questions that you may have about your day. The day trip includes a dedicated personal tour guide to show you all of Rome's highlights as well as ensuring you make it back to the cruise ship at the end of the day.

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From Civitavecchia: Rome Shore Excursion

6. From Civitavecchia: Rome Shore Excursion

During your highway journey, you will take in views of the Roman countryside and the Tyrrhenian Sea. What you will see aspects of Ancient Rome, monumental Rome, and Christian Rome on this tour. For a taste of Ancient Rome, see the Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Capitol Hill, and an overview of the Roman Forum, Trajan’s Column, and Circus Maximus. Monumental Rome consists of Venice Square and the "Wedding Cake," the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps. Enjoy a traditional lunch in a typical Roman restaurant. After lunch, discover Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with a 2-hour guided tour and skip-the-line tickets included.

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Civitavecchia: Odescalchi Castle and Air Craft Museum Tour

7. Civitavecchia: Odescalchi Castle and Air Craft Museum Tour

This day trip to Bracciano takes you to an iconic castle, the historic city center, and the beautiful countryside. You'll begin your experience by visiting the Air Craft Historical Museum, which sits on a lake and hosts beautiful and unique planes from 1912 to 1990. You'll then take a guided tour of the Orsini-Odescalchi Castle, which is an icon of the power and prosperity of its lords. Built in the early 5th century A.D., the castle has now become a popular place for parties, with actor Tom Cruise choosing it for his marriage to Katie Holmes. After taking the time to explore the castle, take a short walking tour through the historic center of Bracciano, before finally reaching the Belvedere Della Sentinella. Once there, take the unique opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking view of the lake and the surrounding countryside. You will finally complete your tour by renewing your energy with lunch in a typical restaurant consisting of local products.

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Tarot Garden And Capalbio Tour From Civitavecchia

8. Tarot Garden And Capalbio Tour From Civitavecchia

Start your day at Civitavecchia Harbor at approximately 8.45AM where your professional, English-speaking driver will be ready to meet and greet you. Take a scenic 45 minute drive to Capalbio in Tuscany where your tour will commence. With your pre booked ticket you will be able to enter the Tarot Garden with convenience. Discover the vision of the Garden's creator, Niki de Saint Phalle. After visiting the Tarot Garden you will take a look into Capalbio's city center and discover the delights of Capalbio’s beautiful from the picturesque Piazza Magenta to the walk around the top of the ancient city wall that defended the old village. A breathtaking panoramic view of the sea and surrounding countryside awaits you. At the end, a succulent tuscan lunch is waiting you in the Capalbio's city center.

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Private Tour Before the Romans: Tarquinia's UNESCO Site

9. Private Tour Before the Romans: Tarquinia's UNESCO Site

Discover the Etruscans on this guided cultural tour and visit the city of Tarquinia with its UNESCO world heritage site. Explore the ancient Etruscan necropolis with tombs painted more than 3000 years ago. Learn about the extraordinary artwork in the tombs, which predates the Romans and gives unique insight into the ancient culture and daily lives of the Etruscan people. Leave the necropolis go the National Etruscan Museum. While in Tarquinia take the opportunity to relax and enjoy an authentic Italian lunch, in a traditional local restaurant. Savor the unique and dazzling flavors of the Lazio region, for the perfect end to your day of discovery. This tour includes pickup and drop-off from Civitavecchia with an English-speaking driver, air-conditioned transportation. At about 3:30 PM the tour will start to come back to the port of Civitavecchia.

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What people are saying about Civitavecchia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 890 reviews

Truly great experience. We had our own personal driver and guide for the entire day. No waiting in line, no trouble and we were able to see all the sights in great detail. We were on a cruise and for the little bit more expense we had this wonderful guide and driver and we were able to go inside the Vatican, Sistine chapel, St Peter's basilica and tour the Coliseum plus see the Pantheon and Trevi fountain. I would not hesitate to book this again. Everybody was very accommodating.

Great Tour

Andrea is a top notch guide. We saw all there is to see in Tarquinius including the necropolis site, the museum and climbed the city wall for great views. Had a great tasting (and very filling) lunch (included), then went to the fabulous Tarot park——a must see. Why bother to go to overcrowded and overpriced Rome when you can do this itinerary with a private guide. Next time your cruise ship stops in Civitavechia, do this. You’ll have a great time and wonderful memories.

Absolutely wonderful day! Our guide, Andrea, was personable and tailored our full day private tour to our wishes. We were picked up on time directly from our hotel. No problems whatsoever during the entire trip. We were able to enjoy far more unique sites in central Italy than if we had attempted to do this on our own with a rental car.

Outstanding guide

Our guide was vigilant in keeping tabs on individual group members’ needs and keeping the group informed; he mixed a depth of knowledge on a wide range of topics and issues with genuine humor and humanity; we unreservedly recommend him to others