Italy Shore Excursions

Private, Luxury Shore Excursions from Rome, Florence, and Naples Ports

Please take a look at our Italy shore excursions from Civitavecchia/Rome, Livorno and Naples/Sorrento ports. Italy’s Best has special permits that allow us to enter Italian ports to pick you up or drop you off right at the gangway of your cruise ship. Our inventory of diverse shore excursion programs has something for everyone. Whether you are on an escorted voyage, planning a custom overland, pre-cruise or post-cruise stay, or just looking to sightsee for a day, you will find options at one of the links below.
One of our experienced English-speaking drivers will meet you dockside and take you on a private personalized shore excursion. He will drive you straight to the city centre and, after your guided tour, he will bring you back to the port in time to board your cruise ship.
Our private shore excursions allow you to travel exclusively with your party, and in many cases fully customize your tour. In choosing to book a private tour with your party of four members or more, you’ll find our prices to be competitive with those of major cruise lines, and for more flexibility, personal attention and tailoring according to your interests.
Please be aware that many of our tours in Rome, Florence and the Naples/Amalfi coast are also possible as excursions from your cruise ship, however, since the purpose of a shore excursion is to  maximise visiting time, we’ve carefully crafted the following tours.

  • Chianti Countryside and Wine TourChianti Countryside and Wine Tour

    Chianti Countryside and Wine Tour

    This Chianti shore excursion from Livorno includes a wine tasting and full exploration of the Tuscan countryside, including a winery visit.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Embark on a full day wine tour shore excursion from Livorno port
    • Take a scenic drive through the famously picturesque Tuscan countryside with your private English-speaking driver
    • Stop in Greve, the charming center of the wine business
    • Drive along the Chiantigiana Road, in the heart of Chianti Classico, where the most famous Italian red wine, with the black rooster as its symbol, is produced
    • Visit one of the most famous wineries in the area and take a guided tour of its wine cellars
    • Enjoy a guided tasting of Chianti wines and extra virgin olive oil

    Private Chianti Shore Excursion through the Tuscan Countryside When your cruise ship docks in Livorno, and you have only a single day to see the Tuscan countryside, we suggest a privately guided, ...

    Duration : 9 hours
  • Highlights of Florence Shore ExcursionHighlights of Florence Shore Excursion

    Highlights of Florence Shore Excursion

    This Florence shore excursion from Livorno touches on the highlights of Florence including a visit to see Michelangelo’s David.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Discover the birthplace of the Renaissance with the Florence shore excursion from Livorno port
    • See Florence’s top attractions with an expert local guide, including Michelangelo’s famous statue of David and the iconic Duomo
    • Enjoy a lunch of local cuisine at a fantastic nearby restaurant and shop for souvenirs
    • Cross the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most beautiful bridges in the world

    Private Florence Shore Excursion from Livorno Your private driver will meet you at your ship to begin your scenic 90-minute ride through the Tuscan countryside to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. ...

    Duration : 8 hours
  • Highlights of Rome Shore ExcursionHighlights of Rome Shore Excursion

    Highlights of Rome Shore Excursion

    This private Rome shore excursion from Civitavecchia takes in the highlights of Rome, including the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Private shore excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia
    • Transport to and from Civitavecchia port in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, giving you easy access to the city and back
    • This tour introduces you to the most prominent sights and famous landmarks of Rome
    • We supply pre-booked and pre-paid tickets to the Colosseum, giving you fast, hasslefree access on that day

    Private Rome Shore Excursion Rome wasn't built in a day but if a day is all you have, we have created this full day itinerary so that you may experience the ...

    Duration : 8 hours
  • Highlights of the Amalfi Coast Shore ExcursionHighlights of the Amalfi Coast Shore Excursion

    Highlights of the Amalfi Coast Shore Excursion

    You have a choice to visit Sorrento, Amalfi, or Ravello during this Amalfi Coast shore excursion along this UNESCO world heritage site.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • You will be driven along the world’s most breathtaking coastline, the Amalfi Coast, and choose where to stop en route.
    • Choose between picturesque, lively and unique towns such as Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi or Ravello
    • No matter where you end up, bask in overwhelmingly fantastic coastal views of sparkling turquoise bays

    Private Amalfi Coast Shore Excursion Your private driver will pick you up at the ship to begin your Amalfi Coast Shore Excursion, a journey to one of the world’s most famous coasts: ...

    Duration : 8 hours
  • Lucca and Pisa Shore ExcursionLucca and Pisa Shore Excursion

    Lucca and Pisa Shore Excursion

    During your private Lucca & Pisa shore excursion, your private driver will bring you to some iconic Tuscan destinations, including the Leaning Tower.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Full day Pisa and Lucca shore excursion from Livorno port
    • See Pisa’s top attractions including the Leaning Tower and the Piazza dei Miracoli
    • Stroll through Lucca’s perfectly preserved center or around its elegant city wall
    • Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch in Lucca after visiting its most prominent sites like the Cathedral of San Martino and San Michele al Foro, as well as the Roman amphitheater and the birthplace of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini

    Tour the Leaning Tower and Stroll the Medieval Tuscan Streets During Your Lucca and Pisa Shore Excursion Upon disembarking from the ship at Livorno pier, you and your private English-speaking driver will ...

    Duration : 8 hours
  • Naples and Pompeii Shore ExcursionNaples and Pompeii Shore Excursion

    Naples and Pompeii Shore Excursion

    During this Naples and Pompeii shore excursion you will have city tour in Naples and archaeological tour of Pompeii with an expert guide.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Embark on an adventurous private shore excursion to Naples and Pompeii
    • Witness panoramic views over Naples from the incredible Posillipo terrace
    • Tour the UNESCO-listed ruins of ancient Pompeii with a professional guide, including the magnificent amphitheater and the stately homes of the ancient Roman nobility
    • Examine the plaster casts of those killed during the eruption, their bodies in motion as they tried to escape the lava and ash.

    Naples and Pompeii Shore Excursion: From Neapolitan Pizza to Archaeological Ruins See Southern Italy's most historically prominent destinations with a full day Naples and Pompeii shore excursion, including a Naples city tour ...

    Duration : 7 hours
  • Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Shore ExcursionPompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Shore Excursion

    Pompeii, Sorrento, and Positano Shore Excursion

    This private Pompeii shore excursion also visits two Amalfi Coast jewels – Positano and Sorrento. Your driver will transfer you to and from Naples port.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Enjoy a private shore excursion to Pompeii, Sorrento and Positano
    • Take a literal walk through ancient history as you examine casts, artefacts and structures of the ruined city Pompeii
    • Admire scenic Sorrento as you shop for local handcrafted specialties like wood works, mosaics and porcelain
    • Learn why so many celebrities choose to vacation in Positano when you experience its immaculate views

    Private Pompeii Shore Excursion, Guided Tour of Pompeii with Visits to the Amalfi Coast This private Pompeii shore excursion includes pick-up at Naples or Sorrento Port by a private driver and ...

    Duration : 8 hours
  • Pre-Cruise Tour of RomePre-Cruise Tour of Rome

    Pre-Cruise Tour of Rome

    This Rome pre cruise tour has been designed to allow you to see the sites of your choice before a driver transfers you to your ship in Civitavecchia.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Perfect for those looking to have a quick taste of Rome for a few hours before their cruise departs
    • The possibility of choosing each landmark and destination at preference
    • Sites can be totally personalized by your private driver upon request

    Personalized Rome Pre Cruise Tour The Rome pre cruise tour has been especially designed for those guests who arrive by train or plane and wish to tour Rome before boarding their ship ...

    Duration : 3-4 hours
  • Rome and the VaticanRome and the Vatican

    Rome and the Vatican

    During this Rome shore excursion from Civitavecchia, your English-speaking drive will provide an overview of Rome, including the Colosseum and Vatican.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Private shore excursion to Rome from Civitavecchia
    • Transport to and from Civitavecchia port in luxury air-conditioned vehicles, giving you easy access to the city and back
    • A top-quality private tour with an intimate touch, programmed especially for you and directed by a professional
    • Vatican guide in fluent English (optional)
    • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum

    Rome Shore Excursion: Luxury from Civitavecchia With this Rome shore excursion you can enjoy an overview of the city of Rome plus a Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel tour in just one day. Our English-speaking driver will ...

    Duration : 9 hours
  • Sorrento and Capri Shore ExcursionSorrento and Capri Shore Excursion

    Sorrento and Capri Shore Excursion

    During your full day Sorrento and Capri shore excursion discover the streets of Sorrento and enjoy a guided tour of star studded Capri.

    HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Take a private shore excursion to Sorrento and Capri
    • Stroll through Sorrento and take in impeccable views of the Bay of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea
    • Walk through the historic center of Capri as a local guide points out the Piazza Umberto I, the iconic clock tower and the ancient Roman walls (optional)
    • Stroll down Via Camerelle, famous for its luxury shops and designer fashion boutiques.
    • Take a chairlift ride to the top of Mount Solaro and enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Vesuvius, or visit the beautiful gardens of Villa San Michele in the town of Anacapri

    Private Sorrento & Capri Shore Excursion Once your private driver picks you up at the ship for this Sorrento and Capri shore excursion, you will enjoy a comfortable ride along the Sorrentine ...

    Duration : 8 hours