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What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? – RomeCabs

16 Apr COLOSSEUM - What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? - RomeCabs

Buon giorno, and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Civitavecchia Cruise Port Transfers and Tours.

One of the most frequently asked questions cruisers arriving in Rome and departing from Civitavecchia cruise port ask us is, what to do in Rome Pre-Cruise?

Most cruisers booked for a cruise from Civitavecchia arrive in Rome a day or so early to take in the sights of the Eternal City before they embark on their cruise.

With so many travel variables, personal interests, budgets, and stamina, there is no one single answer for everyone.

We would live the opportunity in this travel blog to offer some suggestions to make the most of your limited time in Rome.  

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What to do in Rome pre-Cruise?

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Many cruisers arrive in Rome 2 days prior to cruise departure to allow them a day and a half of enjoying the Eternal City.
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Full day to spend toruing Rome

Next day: morning free, then transport to Civitavecchia.

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TOUR BY CAR – SEE MORE OF ROME IN LESS TIME

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For travelers who wish to make the most of their sightseeing opportunities effortlessly (minimize walking and maximize sightseeing) with no need to plan their itinerary and without worrying about getting from site to site and the hassles involved of learning the public transportation system, know where to find taxis, or reading the map, we offer the very popular ROME IN A DAY TOUR in addition to other popular  Day Tours of Rome depending on personal interests. 

You will tour inside your private deluxe Mercedes vehicle driven by your personal English speaking Driver for commentary and assistance throughout your tour.

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ROME IN A DAY TOUR - What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? - RomeCabs

ROME IN A DAY TOUR – What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? – RomeCabs

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You may further expand your sightseeing opportunities in Rome by also booking a tour straight from the airport! 

We offer a popular  VIP TRANSFER with 2 HOUR tour by car to enjoy some of Rome’s highlights. 

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You may of course, depending on your flight arrival time at and your level of energy after your journey, extend your tour time to 4 or 6 hours.

By taking advantage of this extra time for touring Rome from the airport on the way to your hotel, you may use the morning prior to going to the cruise port enjoying the charming Roman countryside instead!
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Click on ROME TOURS below to see the various options of day tours and experience Rome in a day with RomeCabs.

ROME TOURS

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SIGHTSEEING ON YOUR OWN / DIY

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If you prefer to see Rome on your own, you may split your day with spending your morning in Ancient Rome visiting the Colosseum, Roman Forum, stroll along Via dei Fori Imperiali

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COLOSSEUM - What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? - RomeCabs

COLOSSEUM – What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? – RomeCabs

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In the afternoon after lunch, you may visit the Vatican (Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St Peter’s Basilica).

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THE VATICAN  - What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? - RomeCabs

THE VATICAN – What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? – RomeCabs

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By organizing your day based on areas you wish to visit, you can maximize your available sightseeing time by minimizing the required time to travel (on foot, public transport, or taxi) from site to site.  If you focus on  2 main areas such as Ancient Rome and Vatican, you can better enjoy these areas fully without over exerting yourself.

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THE MORNING  BEFORE YOUR CRUISE

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PRE-CRUISE ROME TOUR AND TRANSFER TO CIVITAVECCHIA

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If you wish to get the most out of your morning in Rome before heading to your cruise ship, Rome Cabs offer a Rome Pre-Cruise Tour with Transfer to Civitavecchia combination so you have all your sightseeing and transfer needs taken care of together.  It’s very simple and convenient with 9 AM pick up from your hotel, 4 hours of sightseeing in Rome, and then off you go to Civitavecchia to begin your cruise! As you will be traveling with your luggage, you don’t have to waste time returning to your hotel to pick up your belongings.

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The most popular sites in Rome in the Pre-Cruise tour are the Colosseum (with a visit inside the monument), the Pantheon,  Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain (don’t forget to throw in your coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure a return visit to Rome!)…and a proper farewell to Rome from the terrace in Piazza Garibaldi on Janiculum hill so you can bid the Eternal City arrivederci!

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ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR -What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? - RomeCabs

ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR -What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? – RomeCabs

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In case you’ve already seen some of these sites already, don’t worry…with so much to see and do in Rome you’ll run out of time before running out of exciting things to see.

Even if your time in Rome before your cruise is brief, with Rome Cabs’ Pre-Cruise Tour with Transfer you will have the opportunity to squeeze in as much fun in Rome as time allows, all in the comfort of your own private deluxe vehicle and personal English speaking tour driver at your disposal.

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If you wish to skip Rome and the chaos, you my book a Countryside Pre Cruise Tour instead and visit enchanting Renaissance Bracciano Castle, and enjoy lunch in a Medieval clifftop hamlet where time stood still and the food is legendary.

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SELF TOURING ROME BEFORE YOUR CRUISE

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You can do some sightseeing on your own in Rome before your departure to Civitavecchia depending on where in Rome you are staying.

If you are staying near the Colosseum, you can visit the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Most visitors who don’t have all day to devote to sightseeing only need about an hour to visit each site.

If you are staying near the Vatican, you can visit the Vatican on your own in the morning. Usually you can touch on the highlights of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica in 2-3 hours.

Having a private tour guide on this tour really helps enhance your experience….not only are the Vatican Museums a vast labyrinth of halls and galleries, but you don’t want to miss the most important works of art while wandering around where there is least to see.  A private tour guide will also take you through the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica so your Vatican experience is complete.

My Rome Guides offer private walking tours to the Vatican as well as Ancient Rome, and they are locally licensed tour guides (be sure that if you book a tour guide in Italy they are professionally licensed and carry a badge)

Always be sure to purchase your tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum online or by phone in advance to avoid the time wasting long lines.

If you are staying near the famous squares, you can take a stroll to Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain or the Spanish Steps.

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If you are booked with a private car service company, you don’t want to leave Rome later than 1 PM as it takes about 90 minutes to reach Civitavecchia from Rome by car

 

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POST-CRUISE TOUR from CIVITAVECCHIA

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Staying in Rome after your cruise? You can enjoy a post cruise tour starting from your cruise ship and ending at your hotel in Rome.

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ROME IN A DAY POST CRUISE TOUR -  What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? - RomeCabs

ROME IN A DAY POST CRUISE TOUR – What to do in Rome pre-Cruise? – RomeCabs

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Prefer a Post Cruise tour instead?  Learn more about Rome Cabs’ Post-Cruise Rome Tour, with pick up right by your ship in Civitavecchia and drop off at your hotel in Rome (or train station or airport if you have a train or flight to catch in the evening). 

Any Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia can be converted into a Post Cruise Tour at the same price.

 

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For more information on Rome Cabs’ Pre-Cruise Tour and Transfer, and any other services offered, please visit the official Rome Cabs website  below.

We thank you for choosing Rome Cabs Limousine Car Service for your Tours and Transfer needs and wish you in advance a most enjoyable cruise and holiday!
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