Discover the Top Best Civitavecchia Shore Excursions for 2024


Buongiorno and welcome to Stefano Rome Tours, Rome's leading tour company for Civitavecchia Shore Excursions.  Setting sail on a Mediterranean cruise with a stop in Italy's Civitavecchia cruise port in 2024 presents a myriad of opportunities to discover the charm of Rome and its scenic Roman Countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of Italy's tourist-packed attractions.

With the return of mass tourism, navigating through top tourist attractions can often feel like a battle for elusive yet restrictive time slot tickets, a test of patience in long queues to clear security, and a struggle not to get trampled by throngs of tourists. Why subject yourself to packed crowds at the Vatican or endure unpredictably long security lines at the Colosseum and elsewhere when wonderful alternatives are waiting to be discovered in Rome and its serene countryside?

Join us as we unveil the best Civitavecchia shore excursions for 2024. This blog serves as your compass to discover hidden gems, ensuring a more laid-back, immersive, and thrilling experience that goes beyond the usual tourist traps. Say goodbye to the masses and embrace a truly unforgettable La Dolce Vita journey that promises to make your cruise exceptional.


Top Best Civitavecchia Shore Excursions for 2024


 Top Best Civitavecchia Shore Excursions



The Postcard Rome Tour for Cruisers

If you're yearning for a more leisurely and panoramic exploration of Rome's timeless wonders on your Civitavecchia shore excursion, the Postcard Rome For Cruisers shore excursion with Stefano Rome Tours is your ticket to an unforgettable experience. 

Tailored especially for cruisers, this excursion ensures that you can savor the magic of Rome without the hassle of lengthy security lines or the need for elusive and restrictive admission tickets.

Postcard Rome For Cruisers Tour Itinerary:

  • Piazza della Rotonda (outside view of the Pantheon)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • St Peter's Square
  • Capitoline Hill with a picturesque view of the Roman Forum
  • Colosseum Square
  • Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls


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A Seamless Itinerary Unveiling Rome's Postcard Perfect Marvels

Your journey through Rome's iconic landmarks begins with a stop at the awe-inspiring Piazza della Rotonda for a stroll and to admire the architectural genius of the Pantheon, a testament to Ancient Rome's architectural prowess. From there, you'll traverse the enchanting Piazza Navona, basking in the architectural grandeur and delightful fountains that define this historic square. The adventure continues as you ascend the legendary Spanish Steps, toss a coin into the mesmerizing Trevi Fountain, and stand in awe in St. Peter's Square.

Marvel at the colossal presence of the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine with a stroll through Colosseum Square, symbols of power and glory that dominate the cityscape. Reach the summit of Capitoline Hill for a postcard-perfect panorama that unveils the eternal splendor of the Roman Forum, the ancient heart of the Roman Empire.

The journey concludes with a spiritual encounter at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, one of Rome's Papal Basilicas. Immerse yourself in serenity surrounded by stunning mosaics and sacred artifacts that bear witness to centuries of devotion.


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Your Personalized Experience with Stefano Rome Tours

Throughout the tour, your personal English-speaking Stefano Rome Tours driver will expertly navigate the city, ensuring you get as close as possible to each site. This minimizes walking distances, allowing you to maximize your time and fully appreciate the beauty of Rome. So, relax, indulge, and let the Postcard Rome For Cruisers tour be your passport to an enchanting and hassle-free Roman adventure.


La Dolce Vita from Civitavecchia - Sweet Life of Rome


In the heart of Rome, where history and culture weave together seamlessly, every day is an opportunity to savor the sweet essence of life - La Dolce Vita. For cruisers seeking an authentic and intimate exploration of the Eternal City, free from the constraints of crowded tourist hotspots, our La Dolce Vita Rome private excursion from Civitavecchia beckons.

La Dolce Vita Civitavecchia Shore Excursion Itinerary:

  • Piazza Colosseo (outside view of Colosseum, Arch of Constantine)
  • Circo Massimo
  • Aventine Hill
  • Gianicolo Hill
  • Trastevere
  • St Peter’s Square (outside view of St Peter’s Basilica)
  • Piazza della Rotonda (outside view of the Pantheon)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  •  ** The sequence of sites may change due to traffic or to optimize sightseeing


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Enjoy a taste of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) in Rome

Crafted with care, this driving tour takes you through the soulful streets of Rome without the chaos of typical tourist attractions.  Bid adieu to overwhelming lines and elusive tickets at the Vatican Museums and Colosseum, and instead, embrace the genuine spirit of the Eternal City at your leisure, just like a local Roman.

The itinerary invites you to discover the charms of Rome's iconic squares, from the grandeur of Piazza Colosseo, where the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine reign supreme, to the enchanting Trastevere, an Old World neighborhood that exudes local charm. Take in the breathtaking views of Rome from Aventine Hill and Gianicolo Hill, relish the architectural wonders of the Pantheon with a stroll through Piazza della Rotonda, and delight in the lively Piazza Navona.


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No Roman adventure is complete without indulging in the culinary treasures of the city. Savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant nestled in the enchanting Trastevere neighborhood. And, of course, leave room for a velvety Italian gelato that will sweeten your memories of Rome for a lifetime.

As your private Roman adventure draws to a close, bid a fond arrivederci to these iconic sites. Your personal driver will take you back to your awaiting cruise ship in Civitavecchia, leaving you with not only treasured memories but also a profound and lasting connection to the eternal city, all wrapped in the sweet embrace of la dolce vita.


Rome City and Countryside Tour - Best of Both Worlds

Torn between the captivating Rome and the enchanting countryside? Fret not, for our Rome City and Countryside Tour offers the perfect solution, allowing you to relish a taste of both worlds in one remarkable journey.

Rome City and Countryside Civitavecchia Excursion Itinerary:

  • Colosseum Square - for an outside view of the Colosseum
  • Piazza della Rotonda (outside view of the Pantheon)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Medieval hamlet of Ceri
  • Historic town of Bracciano
  • Odescalchi Castle / Bracciano Castle
    ** The order of the sites in the tour may change

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A Seamless Blend of City Grandeur and Rural Splendor

This Civitavecchia shore excursion promises an enriching experience that seamlessly blends the best of Rome's city wonders with the serene beauty of the countryside.

Begin your adventure at Colosseum Square, where the iconic Colosseum stands as a testament to Rome's ancient glory. Traverse the heart of the city as you take in the awe-inspiring views of the Pantheon that dominates Piazza della Rotonda, stroll through the delightful Piazza Navona, ascend the elegant Spanish Steps, and throw a coin into the legendary Trevi Fountain. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Rome, strolling through captivating streets steeped in history.


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Escape to Serenity: Countryside Marvels Await

As you bid farewell to Rome, prepare to embrace the tranquility of the Roman Countryside. Traverse charming historic villages and delight in the medieval hamlet of Ceri, a hidden gem where you will enjoy a tasty Italian lunch at a local family-owned restaurant in the village.  

The journey continues to the historic town of Bracciano, home to the magnificent Bracciano Castle (Castello Odescalchi) where medieval charm and pristine landscapes converge.

You will have the opportunity to explore the fairytale Bracciano Castle, an architectural masterpiece that echoes tales of bygone eras. Your senses will be captivated by the idyllic landscapes and pristine lakes that define the enchanting countryside.


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Savor the Beauty of Rome & the Charm of the Countryside in 1 Day

With our Rome City and Countryside Tour, you don't have to choose between city excitement and rural charm. This Civitavecchia shore excursion allows you to savor the beauty of the Eternal City and indulge in the medieval enchantment of the countryside, creating memories that will linger long after your journey concludes.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, nature lover, or simply seeking a well-rounded experience, this tour promises an unforgettable day of exploration and discovery.


Castles and Lakes Tour -  a Journey Through Time

Situated north of Rome is the Roman countryside, a hidden gem often overlooked by the average tourist but cherished by those seeking a less-trodden path.  Our signature Castles and Lakes Tour from Civitavecchia not only offers a glimpse into the splendid countryside surrounding Rome but also takes you on a journey through three pivotal eras in Italy's rich history.

From the ancient Etruscans who left an indelible mark on Roman civilization to the medieval charm of Ceri's hilltop fortress and the Renaissance grandeur of Odescalchi Castle, this tour promises a multifaceted exploration of Italy's treasures and greatness.


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Castles and Lakes Civitavecchia Shore Excursion Itinerary:

  • Historic town of Bracciano
  • Odescalchi Castle / Bracciano Castle
  • Medieval hamlet of Ceri for Lunch
  • Cerveteri Banditaccia Etruscan Necropolis


Bracciano: Odescalchi Castle and Lake Bracciano

As you depart from your ship in Civitavecchia, you'll find yourself captivated by the unspoiled countryside on your way to the historic town of Bracciano. Here, the famous Renaissance Bracciano Castle awaits, perched alongside the pristine shores of Lake Bracciano - an ancient volcanic crater lake. Marvel at the architectural splendor of the castle and indulge in the breathtaking views that surround this tranquil oasis.


Culinary Delights in Ceri's Medieval Hilltop Fortress

The journey continues to the ancient medieval hamlet of Ceri, the hilltop fortress that whispers tales of a bygone era. Step into its cobbled streets and savor a culinary delight within the fortress walls. The ambiance is both charming and historic, providing a unique experience that transcends time.


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Exploring Etruscan Tombs: Cerveteri Banditaccia Etruscan Necropolis

Venture into the mysteries of the Etruscan civilization as you explore the ancient tombs inside the Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerveteri. A UNESCO Site, Banditaccia Necropolis' park-like setting unveils the ancient legacy of the Etruscans, a civilization that greatly influenced the Romans. Wander through this archaeological wonder, where history comes alive amidst the tranquil Roman countryside.

So, if you find yourself yearning for a bit of relaxation and serenity, join us on the Castles and Lakes Tour, where history, charm, and tranquility converge for an unforgettable day of discovery.


Medieval Wonders Countryside Tour - Go Back in Time

Long before the Renaissance era graced the Italian peninsula with its rebirth, the medieval landscape was adorned with fortified walled cities, perched proudly on hilltops, surrounded by enduring stone buildings and castles. The Roman Countryside is a landscape of gentle allure, adorned with charming medieval villages that stand as living remnants of a bygone era.

Join us on the Medieval Wonders Countryside Excursion from Civitavecchia, where you'll have the opportunity to traverse this beguiling land, immersing yourself in the magic of the Middle Ages.


Medieval Wonders Civitavecchia Shore Excursion Itinerary:

  • Tuscania
  • Medieval hamlet of Ceri
  • The historic town of Bracciano
  • Odescalchi Castle / Bracciano Castle


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A Glimpse into Tuscania's Medieval Splendor

Your Civitavecchia Shore Excursion begins with a visit to Tuscania, a remarkable medieval walled town that captivates with its mesmerizing views. Wander through narrow streets steeped in history, where the echoes of the Middle Ages linger around every corner. Experience the charm of Tuscania as you explore the medieval Basilica of Saint Peter and the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, and soak in the atmosphere that inspired tales of knights and fair maidens.


Lunch in Ceri: A Tiny Medieval Cliffside Gem

Next, we invite you to savor a culinary delight in Ceri, the tiny medieval fortified clifftop village that feels like a step into a fairytale. The ambiance of Ceri is spellbinding, offering a glimpse into the daily life of medieval times. Enjoy a delightful lunch in this enchanting setting, surrounded by the timeless beauty of Ceri.


Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano: A Historic Lakeside Marvel

Our excursion concludes with a visit to the historic lakeside town of Bracciano, home to the imposing Castello Odescalchi. Explore the grandeur of this medieval castle, perched majestically on the shores of Lake Bracciano. Walk through its storied halls and marvel at the architectural wonders that stand as testaments to a time when castles were both protectors and symbols of power.


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An Unforgettable Journey Through the Middle Ages

The Medieval Wonders Countryside Tour offers more than a glimpse into the past; it's a journey through the Middle Ages, where tales of knights, fortresses, and timeless beauty come to life. If you're yearning for an escape to a world steeped in history and charm, join us on this enchanting excursion that promises to transport you to the magical realms of medieval Italy.


Etruscan Mystery Countryside Tour  - Discover Ancient Etruria


The Roman countryside, once known as Etruria, holds the legacy of this ancient yet highly advanced civilization that continues to mystify and inspire. Our Etruscan Mystery Tour takes you to the enchanting Roman countryside, where the Etruscans settled and added to the magical ambiance that perpetually surrounds them. Immerse yourself in the rich history and peaceful landscapes that define this ancient land.

 Watch our official Etruscan Mystery Tour Video



Etruscan Mystery Civitavecchia Shore Excursion Itinerary:

  • Etruscan Necropolis in Tarquinia
  • The National Museum in Tarquinia
  • Medieval Borgo Tuscania


Explore Ancient Painted Tombs in Tarquinia’s Monterozzi Necropolis

Your Civitavecchia Shore Excursion begins with a visit to Tarquinia, an ancient town whose Monterozzi Etruscan Necropolis - a UNESCO World Heritage Site -  boasts the only frescoed tombs of their kind in the world. Step into the sacred realm of the Etruscan afterlife as you explore these remarkable tombs, adorned with vivid frescoes that have endured for millennia. These tombs are not mere artifacts; they are windows into a civilization that thrived in secrecy and sophistication.

Continue your exploration at the National Museum in Tarquinia, where the artifacts from the Etruscan tombs come to life. From intricate jewelry to finely crafted pottery, each piece offers a glimpse into the daily lives and customs of this enigmatic civilization. The museum serves as a sanctuary of Etruscan heritage, preserving the legacy that has fascinated generations.


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Tuscania: Ancient Etruscan Town with Timeless Views

Your journey through Ancient Etruria continues to Tuscania, an ancient town renowned for its breathtaking views.  Its belvedere in Parco Ravello reveals a serene panorama of lush rolling hills and valleys.  Visit the imposing medieval churches of Saint Peter and Santa Maria Maggiore,  and stroll through Tuscania’s medieval streets, where history and beauty intertwine, creating an ambiance that transports you back in time.

As our Etruscan Mystery Tour unfolds, you'll not only witness the remnants of a once-mighty civilization but also feel the mystique and intrigue that have lingered for over two millennia. Join us on this exploration of Etruscan wonders, where the past comes alive in the picturesque landscapes and ancient treasures of the Roman countryside.



Ostia Antica and Cerveteri from Civitavecchia


Not far from the bustling streets of the Eternal City, lie the remnants of two ancient civilizations, each telling tales of greatness—  the Ancient Roman harbor of Ostia Antica and the Banditaccia Etruscan Necropolis in Cerveteri.  Our popular Ostia Antica and Cerveteri Tour invites you to immerse yourself in the layered history, diverse culture, and delightful gastronomy of these ancient sites, offering a comprehensive experience of the richness woven into a single day.

From the grandeur of Ancient Rome to the mystique of the Etruscans, each moment is a step back in time. As you explore, indulge, and absorb the essence of these ancient wonders, you'll find yourself immersed in the intricate layers of history that define Italy. Join us on this unforgettable journey through time, where the past comes alive in the remarkable landscapes and sacred sites of Ostia Antica and Cerveteri.



Ostia Antica and Cerveteri Civitavecchia Shore Excursion Itinerary:

  • Visit Ostia Antica
  • Ceri for Lunch and Visit
  • Explore Etruscan Necropolis in Cerveteri


Ancient Roman Echoes in Ostia Antica

The first half of your day unfolds amidst the well-preserved ruins of Ostia Antica, a once-thriving Ancient Roman port city that flourished in the 2nd century AD. As you wander through the ancient Roman streets, imagine the hustle and bustle of a bygone era, where merchants peddled their wares and citizens engaged in daily life. Ostia Antica unveils the splendor of Ancient Rome, offering a glimpse into the past that transcends the ages.


Lunch in a Medieval Haven: Ceri

This charming medieval town provides a tranquil backdrop for a leisurely repast. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of Ceri, where history meets gastronomy, creating an experience that is as much about culinary delights as it is about cultural immersion.


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Explore Etruscan Mysteries in Cerveteri

After lunch, your tour will continue to the Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerveteri, the sacred site that unravels the mysteries of the Etruscans. Chanel your inner Indiana Jones as you wander among the tombs that stand as silent witnesses to a civilization that once ruled central Italy with unmatched sophistication. The Etruscans, the most advanced pre-Roman civilization west of the Mediterranean, left behind a legacy that continues to intrigue and captivate.



Orvieto Wine Tasting from Civitavecchia

For wine aficionados seeking an immersive journey into the heart of Umbria, our Orvieto Wine Tasting Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia promises a perfect blend of vineyard exploration and historic charm. Our Orvieto Wine Tasting Excursion is more than a journey through vineyards and medieval streets; it's a celebration of Umbria's delights, blending the artistry of winemaking with the charm of historic towns. 

As the day unfolds, you'll create memories that linger in every sip, every step through cobblestone streets, and every glimpse of Umbria's timeless landscapes. 

Orvieto Wine Tasting Shore Excursion Tour Itinerary:

  • Winery visit in Umbra
  • Visit Orvieto


Wine Tasting Tour from Civitavecchia Shore Excursion


Winery Visit in the Verdant Hills of Umbria

Your Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia begins with a leisurely drive from the cruise port, traversing scenic country roads of Umbria that wind around steep fertile hills and deep valleys. Your destination: an esteemed certified organic wine estate perched on the crest of a hill surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and iconic cypress trees. This wonderful oasis immerses you in the natural beauty of Umbria and Tuscany, a world away from fast-paced cities.

Explore the winery's vast vineyards, where natural and sustainable agricultural practices are implemented, reflecting a tradition dating back to the early Etruscans. Learn the intricate process of winemaking, from grape cultivation to the final product. The winemakers will guide you through a wine-tasting session, allowing you to savor elegant wines accompanied by local delicacies, a delightful pairing that brings out the vibrant taste, complexity, and structure of Umbrian wines.

With each sip, you'll taste the history that has shaped the flavors of this winery. Raise your glass in a toast to the ancient traditions and modern craftsmanship that culminate in the winery's exquisite offerings. The sublime location and the richness of Umbria's terroir create an unforgettable experience that transcends the ordinary.


Explore Orvieto's Medieval Charm


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Following your winery visit, the journey continues to the enchanting town of Orvieto, dramatically perched on a large butte of volcanic tuff. Once an Etruscan citadel, Orvieto offers a commanding view of the surrounding Umbrian countryside. Amidst medieval streets lined with inviting shops and boutiques, you'll have free time to savor a delicious lunch of local Umbrian specialties at a restaurant of your choice.

Stroll along pedestrian-friendly streets adorned with hand-crafted ceramics and explore enoteche (wine shops) offering a variety of local wines for additional tasting and purchases. Behold the resplendent late 13th-century Gothic Cathedral of Orvieto, a masterpiece dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, showcasing intricate architecture and adorned with mosaics that shimmer in the golden afternoon sunlight.

Cheers to an unforgettable excursion to the heart of Umbria!


In the year 2024, the Civitavecchia Shore Excursions promise a voyage beyond the ordinary, an exploration that transcends the realms of ancient grandeur and tranquil landscapes. 

From the iconic landmarks of Rome to the enchanting medieval villages nestled in the Roman countryside, each excursion beckons with a promise of discovery. Whether strolling through the vibrant squares of the Eternal City, making wishes at Baroque fountains, or venturing into the timeless allure of medieval hamlets, Stefano Rome Tours' Luxury Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia seamlessly blend history, culture, and natural beauty, creating an immersive experience for every traveler.