Tarquinia and Tuscania

If you have seen all there is to see in Rome and you are now ready to explore other interesting sites while in the port of Civitavecchia, we can offer you an enjoyable and independent day tour. Discover the achievements of the Etruscan culture on a semi-private shore excursion to the ancient hill towns of Tarquinia and Tuscania:

We are happy to offer you two options for this best-in-class excursion:

1) Private tour for just your party
2) Small-group excursions – 85 Euros only!

Our driver will chauffeur you to the two towns, where you can explore on your own and be free to choose the sites you wish to see. In Tarquinia, attractions include the town’s necropolises (large burial grounds) and the Etruscan museum, where you can see well-preserved tombs. In Tuscania, you may explore the ancient historical center or visit the beautiful Roman Basilica of San Pietro. Our driver will make sure to return you safely and on time to catch your ship.

Your independent day trip starts as you leave the Civitavecchia port with your private driver and head through the beautiful Latium region on a 30-minute drive to the hill town of Tarquinia, a fascinating ancient town home to many historic and archaeological sites. Your driver will teach you about the history of the Etruscan people. Learn how the Etruscans populated central Italy long before the days of the Romans, and hear how they rose to prosperity and power, and then disappeared from history, leaving behind unsolved questions about their origins and culture. Your driver will also give you an overview of attractions and sights you may want to see (entrance fees at own expense).

When you arrive in Tarquinia, your driver will drop you off in a central location so you can explore on your own. Visit the Etruscan museum, where you can see well-preserved sarcophagi (ancient coffins carved from stone) and frescoes from the 6th to 1st centuries BC. Walk to the Etruscan necropolis to see one of the most beautiful and well-preserved tombs of the ancient world. You can also visit the aristocratic Palazzo Vitelleschi, a masterpiece of Gothic-Renaissance architecture.

Next it’s on to Tuscania, where your driver will recommend a typical trattoria, where you can enjoy lunch (own expense). Then explore the medieval historical center and see the beautiful Basilica of San Pietro. Standing on the town’s old Etruscan acropolis, the Roman basilica has a 13th-century façade with symbols of the Evangelists.

You will return to the Civitavecchia port on time to board your cruise ship.


  • Full-day semi private shore excursion to Tarquinia and Tuscania from Civatevecchia
  • Enjoy an independent day trip with private transport, allowing you to explore at your own pace
  • Visit the Etruscan museum in Tarquinia and learn how the Etruscans rose to prosperity and power
  • See the aristocratic Palazzo Vitelleschi –  a masterpiece of Gothic-Renaissance architecture
  • Explore the medieval historical center of Tuscania and admire the Basilica of San Pietro
  • Port pickup and drop-off included
  • Guaranteed on time return to your ship


  • Private driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Worry-Free Shore Excursion Guarantee


  • Entrance fees to attractions in Tuscania and Tarquinia
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability


Send us an email now (info@ItalyTours.EU) and let us know:

  • How many of you will be touring
  • When are you going to be in each port
  • What tours you are interested in booking
  • Any special requests or information we need to know (for example mobility issues, etc)