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Rome Pre-Cruise Private Tour

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    What to Expect
    Spend a few hours exploring Rome’s major sights before boarding your cruise ship, starting with a pickup at either your Rome hotel or Fiumicino airport, five hours before your cruise departure time. Your English-speaking driver will give you an introduction to the history of the Eternal City and some of its most famous sights and wonders, taking you to the ones you are most interested in. Marvel at the ancient amphitheater, the Colosseum, and have time to take photos outside, or visit it with a skip-the-line ticket upgrade, requested after booking. Imagine the spectacle that once took place at the chariot racing stadium, Circus Maximus, and gaze at the oculus of the former Roman Temple the Pantheon. Wear comfortable shoes for walking and when you need a break, you can linger and people watch at the Trevi Fountain or Spanish Steps, or have time to shop or browse nearby boutiques. Sip on a cappuccino, or sample gelato during your four-hour adventure exploring the history and culture of this ancient city. After about four hours, your driver will make the one-hour journey to Civitavecchia Port, transferring you and your bags to your cruise ship to depart Rome for your next destination.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    From the lobby of your hotel or Fiumicino Airport
    Departure Time
    5 hours before ship's departure
    • Driver
    • Bags carried on board from the van
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Hotel/airport pickup
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Landing and facility fees
    • Entrance fees (if you do wish to enter the Colosseum, please notify the local tour operator who can provide you with the skip the line tickets for 18 euro/person)
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a fantastic time on our short visit to Rome prior to our cruise. Max and Manny (I believe these are the names of our tour guides) were fantastic! They were both extremely friendly and personalized our tour to meet our desires. We could not have been happier with our 5
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    On a scale of one to five, I would rate Rome Private Excursions a ten! My husband and I had only one day and a very tight schedule to visit Rome before boarding our cruise ship, so we weren’t optimistic that we could make it happen. I found Rome Private Excursions via a google
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    We arrived in Rome Saturday morning and were picked up by Manny! He's awesome. We visited the so many wonderful sights around Rome and Manny was very knowledgeable. He then took us to the port so that we could board the Star Clipper.
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    We just returned from Italy and we (2 moms and 4 teens) had the time of our lives on our private tour with Fausto. He timed everything perfectly so we didn't wait anywhere or miss anything the city had to offer. We never waited in traffic which is pretty amazing in the high of
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    I’ve always say a great tour guide is what helps make one’s travel experience memorable. We had Manuel, and extremely happy we got him as our guide. Manuel has a great personality, very funny, honest, knowledgeable, helpful, and overall wonderful person! We really enjoyed our
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    About the operator
    By: Rome Private Excursions
    682 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Great day with guide/driver
    We had a wonderful day with Max, our driver/guide. He was prompt to collect our family of 5 and took us to all the
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    Fort Collins, Colorado
    Perfect choice!
    We booked this tour at the last minute. We docked at the Civitavecchia port, we wanted a tour of Rome, but had to
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    Day Trip to Pompeii and Sorrento
    Definitely would rate this organisation a 5+. There were five of us and we were all very impressed with Rome
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    Kathy H
    Melrose, Massachusetts
    Fantastic day in Rome with Manny!
    We had a wonderful day touring Rome with our guide Manny. He was so knowledgable, warm and friendly. The van was
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    Rick B
    Bel Air, Maryland
    Amazing tours in Rome!
    We had a fantastic time on our short visit to Rome prior to our cruise. Max and Manny (I believe these are the
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    Kerry J
    Evans, Georgia
    Excellence Experience
    We did a two day car tour with Johnny. He was amazing and so passionate about his city. He went above and
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    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Three ports, Three tours
    We used RPE in our cruise ports. What we liked is we have a driver who takes us to the destination and talks about
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    Ben S
    Wonderful 3 days in Italy
    Just returned from a Mediterranean cruise that stopped in Livorno (Florence), Civitavecchea (Rome), and Naples.
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    AMAZING day with John at RPE
    We used RPE for a post-cruise full day tour of Rome. Our guide was John and he was fantastic! He genuinely loves
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    Huntsville, Alabama
    Great experience
    We were promptly picked up at the cruise terminal, and driven to Rome for our private tour. The guides were very
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    Gregory L
    Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Positano and Mt Etna
    We had a group of 8 for a private tour and Raphael was our guide, he did a fantastic job!! He was funny,
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    Bagley, Minnesota
    Great tour🙂
    We had Max as our guide, he was great! He was a good driver, spoke excellent English, and best of all he was so
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    Amazing tour company
    Rome Private Excursions totally caters to their guests. This is our second trip with them and we have been
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    I loved being picked up and dropped off at the hotel and the private tour of the city and St. Paul and Peter and
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    Cindy G
    Excellent day tour with Antonio
    We enjoyed our day tour with Antonio Dante. He was very knowledgeable and made our trip to Rome wonderful. I
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