Postcard Rome Tour for Cruisers

Enjoy a more leisurely panoramic tour of Rome's timeless landmarks from Civitavecchia

duration:Full Day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM from Cruise Port


  • A picture-perfect, fun-filled, relaxing, and comfortable Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia curated for cruisers
  • Experience as much of Rome as possible while avoiding super-crowded attractions
  • Enjoy postcard-beautiful squares, elaborate fountains, imposing Ancient Roman monuments
  • Explore the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls, one of Rome’s most compelling churches
  • Your personal Driver will take you as close to each site as possible minimizing walking distances
  • Convenient Pickup, Drop Off on the Pier next to your Cruise Ship in Civitavecchia
  • ** This tour does NOT include visits inside the Vatican Museums, Colosseum, or Pantheon in order to enjoy MORE of Rome's magnificent sites.


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


  • Private Deluxe Vehicle
  • Personal English speaking Driver
  • All applicable Taxes
  • Highway tolls, parking fees, road expenses

not included

  • Admission Tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Licensed Tour Guides / Walking Tours



  • This Postcard Rome Tour for Cruisers is a "Shore Excursion" valid with a pickup and return to the Ship in Civitavecchia (not a drop-off in Rome)

  • For a DAY TOUR starting/ending at your ROME HOTEL: please book the PANORAMIC ROME TOUR

  • From Civitavecchia to Rome hotel - POST-CRUISE Tour: If your cruise concludes at Civitavecchia and you are heading to Rome on your Disembarkation Day, please book the POST-CRUISE POSTCARD ROME TOUR from Civitavecchia with Pick-Up at Civitavecchia and  Drop-Off at your Rome Hotel.



For up to 4 Persons from Civitavecchia:  580 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Civitavecchia:  630 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Civitavecchia:  680 EUROS 


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Postcard Rome For Cruisers
shore excursion from Civitavecchia with Stefano Rome Tours is a fun-filled, relaxing, and comfortable shore excursion from Civitavecchia tailored especially for cruisers, allowing you to experience the wonders of Rome without the constraints of lengthy security lines or advance admission tickets.

Explore Rome's postcard-perfect squares, witness their architectural grandeur, and soak up the exhilarating atmosphere. Walk through the majestic Piazza della Rotonda, revel in the splendor of Piazza Navona, ascend the legendary Spanish Steps, and behold the iconic beauty of the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Square

Marvel at the colossal presence of the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine, eternal symbols of power and glory that dominate Colosseum Square. Admire the awe-inspiring Pantheon in Piazza della Rotonda, a testament to architectural genius. From the summit of Capitoline Hill, gaze upon a picturesque panorama that reveals the eternal splendor of the Roman Forum, the ancient heart of the Roman Empire.

Indulge in a spiritual encounter at St. Paul Outside the Walls, one of Rome's Papal Basilicas where you'll find serenity amidst stunning mosaics and sacred artifacts that bear witness to centuries of devotion.

Your personal Stefano Rome Tours English-speaking driver will expertly navigate the city, taking you as close as possible to each site, minimizing walking distances, and maximizing your sightseeing opportunities.

Your journey begins as your personal driver whisks you away from Civitavecchia to Rome, the Eternal City, in a comfortable deluxe vehicle. Sit back, and relax as you transverse the scenic countryside on your way to Rome.


ROME'S FAMOUS SQUARES  are "Rome Postcard" perfect

Your postcard-perfect tour of Rome will begin with a taste of La Dolce Vita as you visit some of Rome’s most iconic squares and fountains that have made their way into classic films and contemporary movies.

PIZZA DELLA ROTONDA - Rome's historic square

As you step foot into this vibrant square, your attention will undoubtedly be drawn to the imposing Pantheon and the mesmerizing Fontana del Pantheon, a captivating fountain crowned by a remarkable marble Egyptian obelisk.


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This obelisk, once part of a magnificent pair crafted for the Temple of Ra in Heliopolis, finds its twin counterpart proudly displayed in front of the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, just behind the Pantheon.

Take a moment to appreciate the awe-inspiring exterior of the Pantheon, a monumental structure that dominates the square, emanating an undeniable sense of grandeur.

Roam through the square, leisurely exploring the area surrounding the Pantheon, and allow yourself to be enveloped by the enchanting architectural marvels that abound. Admire the historical palazzi, peruse the inviting shops, and treat yourself to the epitome of Roman indulgence—a delectable gelato from one of the nearby gelaterias.

  • Please note: Unfortunately, due to long entry lines, even for visitors with  hard-to-obtain pre-booked time slot tickets, a visit inside the Pantheon is not included in this tour

TREVI FOUNTAIN - Rome's iconic Baroque fountain

Your Postcard Rome tour continues to Rome's most famous squares.

The moment you hear the soothing sounds of water gushing forth, you know you’re near the Trevi Fountain, dominated by the pagan god Neptune riding a seashell chariot drawn by seahorses.


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Don’t forget to continue the long-enduring tradition of tossing a coin into the fountain to ensure a future visit to Rome. Aside from being one of the most well-recognized fountains in the world, the Trevi Fountain’s fame has been cemented in classic films such as “Three Coins in A Fountain”, “La Dolce Vita”, and “Vacanze Romane”.



You will feel like you are in a Rome postcard at the picturesque Spanish Steps with its elegant unfurling stairway that connects the Church of Trinity and obelisk above with the square below that features the Fontana della Barcaccia (the Fountain of the Old Boat) below.

The beautiful palazzo to your right, if you are facing the Spanish Steps, is the  Keats-Shelley Memorial House,  the famous English writer John Keats lived.


The lively Piazza Navona is dominated by 3 fountains situated in a spacious oblong square surrounded by warm-toned historic buildings.  A variety of colorful paintings and drawings exhibited by local artists adds to the charm and vibrant atmosphere of Piazza Navona.


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Piazza Navona takes its oval shape and name from the 1st century AD Ancient Roman stadium commissioned by Emperor Domitian to use for athletic games and competitions. The name "Navona"  derives from the ancient word for games “agone”.

The imposing Baroque 17th-century fountain that dominates the square is the Fountain of Four Rivers (Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi) by Gian Lorenzo Bernini which represents the four major rivers of the four known continents of that time: Rio de la Plata (America), Danube (Europe), Ganges (Asia), and Nile (Africa). The fountain is crowned with an ancient Egyptian obelisk commissioned by Pope Innocent X whose symbol tops the obelisk.

Revel in the magnificence of SAINT PETER’S SQUARE

One of the most esteemed squares in Rome is Saint Peter’s Square which welcomes millions of visitors within the embrace of “the maternal arms of the Mother Church”.

The sweeping elliptical square was designed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini to define the square and allow a large number of the faithful into the square when the Pope gives his blessings. The 284 colossal Doric columns are arranged in 4 rows. The colonnade is topped with 140 statues of various saints.


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The center of Saint Peter’s Square is dominated by the 84-foot tall ancient Egyptian obelisk originally from Heliopolis, Egypt that was brought to Rome in 37 AD by Emperor Caligula.

Between the obelisk and the fountains on both sites, you will find white marble disks on the ground. They mark the centers of each colonnade, and if you stand on the disk it will give you the illusion that there is only 1 row of columns, not 4.



Your Postcard Rome tour will then take you to see the wonders of Ancient Rome that grace postcards everywhere.



A special stop on a tucked-away terrace behind Capitoline Hill will reward you with a breathtaking panorama of the Roman Forum that graced many a Rome postcard. See where the Roman Empire was governed, the imperial Palatine Hill beyond where emperors and the elite had their opulent palaces and the Colosseum peeking from the distance. Be sure to have your cameras ready as this picturesque spot is one of the most photographed locations in Rome!


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For many centuries the Roman Forum was the main gathering place for the locals and Ancient Rome’s political,  judicial, commercial, and religious center from where the empire was governed making this rectangular forum the Navel of the City of Rome (Umbilicus Urbis Romae). The impressive ruins of many structures and monuments that once glistened in fine white marble and were covered with terracotta roof tiles are vestiges of Ancient Rome’s glorious and powerful past.


Piazza del Colosseo is a spacious cobblestoned pedestrian square where you will have the opportunity to admire the grandiose Colosseum and the nearby Arch of Constantine.

The Colosseum’s most iconic feature (and also most photographed) is the partially ruined monumental facade made up of 4 arcaded levels with the lower 3 levels consisting of 80 arches each. While the travertine stone out of which the amphitheater was built gives it its earthy tones, originally the Colosseum was clad in fine white marble and adorned with 160 larger-than-life statues placed inside niches within the arches.


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A combination of time, nature, and human activity has taken its toll on this ancient wonder. During the Medieval and Renaissance eras, the Colosseum was quarried for its precious marble, and stones there were recycled as building materials elsewhere in Rome.

Near the Colosseum, the impressive triumphal arch of Emperor Constantine commemorates his victory over Emperor Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312 AD.


ST PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS - one of the four Papal Basilicas

Your Postcard Rome Tour will continue with a visit to the impressive St Paul Outside the Walls, the second largest basilica in Rome and one of the four Papal Basilicas - the highest-ranking churches in Christendom.  The Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls was given the name “Outside the Walls” as it was built outside the ancient Roman Aurelian Walls.


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The Basilica was originally commissioned n the 4th century by Emperor Constantine to be built over the burial site of Saint Paul the Apostle.  Today, this basilica ranks among the top pilgrimage destinations for millions of Christians around the world.  Paul's tomb is situated about 4.5 feet below the altar, placed beneath a marble tombstone inside the crypt.

This remarkable basilica was destroyed by fire in the early 1800s, however, it was perfectly restored to its previous glory thanks to the generosity of donors from around the world.

Apart from being an architectural masterpiece that rivals Rome’s major papal basilicas, St Paul Outside the Walls also has a graceful portico and cloister of the monastery. This Basilica is more easily accessible to visitors than St Peter’s Basilica where security lines that form in the square are unpredictably long and potentially exhausting.


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As the Postcard Rome Tour for Cruisers draws to a close, our commitment to your comfort and satisfaction remains our utmost priority. Your dedicated personal driver will accompany you back to your cruise ship ensuring a seamless and relaxed journey.

As you bid farewell to Rome, take a piece of Rome with you - a postcard-perfect memory that can be revisited time and again. Whether it's the majesty of St Peter's Square, the lively atmosphere of Piazza Navona, or the haunting allure of the Colosseum, may these moments forever remind you of the magic that awaits in the Eternal City.

We at Stefano Rome Tours await the pleasure of taking you on this remarkable exploration of Rome's postcard-worthy treasures. We look forward to welcoming you to Rome!

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PAYMENT OPTIONS for Postcard Rome Tour:

Payment for this Postcard Rome tour can be made in Euro funds at the end of your journey directly to your driver, or you may prepay in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you Confirm your Tour.


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This Rome excursion provides an English-speaking Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide. Your driver will be happy to provide general touristic information while at the vehicle, but will not be able to accompany you to sightsee away from the vehicle.

* Italy has strict laws and regulations aimed at protecting official licensed guides that make it unlawful for Drivers to act as tour guides or accompany guests to sightsee on foot away from the vehicle. In order for us to comply with Italy’s laws, Drivers are required to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee away from the vehicle.

* On this Panoramic Rome Tour for Cruisers you will SELF TOUR (unaccompanied by your driver) when away from the vehicle.

* You will be dropped off as close to the sites as possible in accordance with the municipality and traffic laws.


Meeting Point For Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia:

For Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, your driver will meet you on the Pier next to your Ship at your tour's scheduled pick-up time holding a sign with the NAME in your reservation.

Do NOT leave the ship area, and do NOT take a shuttle bus outside the port. 

Look for your driver in the same area on the Pier as ALL private drivers will be waiting for their clients.  After you meet your driver you will be accompanied to your vehicle and your Rome private shore excursion will begin with a leisurely drive from Civitavecchia to Rome.

ROME TOUR TIPS: When touring Rome, please wear comfortable walking shoes, and mind your belongings when visiting super crowded attractions such as the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps.


ROME TOUR SHARING from Civitavecchia Cruise Port

You can save a lot on this Postcard Rome tour for Cruisers from Civitavecchia by sharing your tour with fellow cruisers for up to 8 guests per minivan! All you need to do is place an ad on the Cruise Critic roll call and invite others to join you. Share the fun and the expense, Find out HOW: TOUR SHARING

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