10 Important Things to Remember when booking Rome Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers

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Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for reliable Airport Transfers, Civitavecchia Transfers,  Day Tours, and Shore Excursions.

Arranging your airport or Civitavecchia port transfers is an important aspect of your travel plans. You’ll need to know how to get to your hotel in Rome from the airport and then back again, or how to get to and from your ship in Civitavecchia for your cruise.

Stefano’s RomeCabs makes this process easy and seamless by providing both Airport and Civitavecchia Port Transfers so all your transfer needs are taken care of.

When booking your transfers, there are some important things to keep in mind to avoid disappointments during your travels. Below we discuss the most important ones.

 

10 Important Things to Remember when booking Rome Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers

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1  Use the Correct Arrival Date in Rome.

Some travelers departing from the American continent (Canada, US, South America) incorrectly book a transfer for the date of their own departure from home, not on the day “after” when they arrive in Rome.

Please check your plane tickets carefully for the Arrival Date, Time and Flight Number arriving at FCO Airport or Ciampino Airport
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2  Check for Correct Flight Number for Arrivals.

 If you have multiple flight connections enroute, make sure that the Flight Number and Arrival Time you book your transfer from the airport is the correct ones arriving at your final destination in Rome.

By double checking your flight itinerary for accuracy,  you from don’t accidentally include the flight number from a previous leg in a different city or country.
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3  Include the Complete details Drop Off Location

Be sure to provide your Hotel Name and Address with complete street number.

There are many hotels in Rome, for example, that are similar by name. Having the complete address of the hotel is very important, especially for pick ups when you want your driver to arrive at the correct location to pick you up.

If staying at a B&B or apartment, please provide the complete address with the exact building number. Many streets are long, and surrounded by convoluted one way systems. Knowing the street number not only helps the driver plan the route to your drop off location, but it’s vital for pick ups – without your building number it would not be possible to know your exact location.

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4   For a Hotel Pick Up, use the Same Name in your Transfer Reservation as the Name registered at the Hotel

Drivers often arrive at your hotel and present themselves at the front desk as the Driver for “Name in the Transfer Reservation”.  If you book your transfer and hotel under different names, your hotel concierge will not know to inform you that your driver has arrived.

This is also important if the company needs to reach you by phone at your hotel with important information.
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5  For Civitavecchia Transfers, be sure to include the actual Ship Name, not the Cruise Line Company.

On many days there can be multiple ships docking in Civtavecchia by the same cruise line, and they dock on different piers making impossible to guess which is your ship if you only provide your cruise line instead of the actual ship name.

For example: Crown Princess (not just Princess Cruises).
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6  Schedule your Civitavecchia Transfers at the Right Times.

If your Transfer starts from Rome and ends at your ship in Civitavecchia, recommended pick up time from your hotel is 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If your Transfer starts from your ship in Civitavecchia and ends at your hotel in Rome, the most common pick up time most cruisers book is 9:00 AM as that is when most cruisers are disembarked by.  

If you schedule your pick up from your ship later than 9:00 AM, you risk disembarking earlier and have to wait on the pier for your driver to arrive for your scheduled transfer.

Civitavecchia is about 1.5 hours away from Rome, if you disembark 30 – 40  minutes early, it would be possible to send the driver right earlier on the same morning  as he or she is likely still enroute to Civitavecchia.

From Civitavecchia to Fiumicino Airport, travel time is about 1 hour, so keep that in mind when booking your transfer from Civitavecchia to Fiumicino Airport.

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Civitavecchia harbor
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7  Schedule your Transfer from Rome to the Airport at the Right Time.

Travel time between Rome and Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport is about 40 – 60 minutes pending traffic conditions.

If you need to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight departure time, schedule your pick up at least 3 hours prior to your flight departure time to allow for travel from Rome to the airport.

For transfers to Fiumicino Airport also be sure to include in your reservation or inform your driver of the Terminal Number your flight departs from. At FCO Airport airlines share multiple terminals for departure depending on various factors such as first destination city, code sharing, etc. Terminals can also change last minute. It’s important to know which terminal your flight will depart from in advance.

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8 Include the Total  Number of your Suitcases and Carry-ons in your Reservation.

To ensure that you and your luggage will safely fit together inside the vehicle, it is important to include the total number of Large pies of luggage (checked in suitcases), and Small pieces of luggage (carry on cases).  

If you exceed the luggage capacity for the vehicle suitable or priced for the number of persons in your party, you may need a vehicle size upgrade, or a 2nd vehicle if you are a party of 7-8 traveling with more luggage than the minivan can accommodate.

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9  Read the Information in the Website and Confirmation Email to Inform yourself about the Services you Book.

Different companies in different countries operate by certain set of laws, regulations, and culture norms.  

Read the Terms of Service prior to placing your reservation so you know in advance what is included and what is not included in your transfer, payment and cancellation policies, and other important information. Assuming all companies in all countries operate the same only leads to disappointment during your travels.

Also read the information available on the website prior to booking your transfers, and the confirmation email as well so you fully understand the type service you book and what to expect, know where to meet your drivers, emergency contact information, and the price of the service.

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HOW TO MEET YOUR ROMECABS DRIVER AT FIUMICINO AIRPORT
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10  If any Information Changes in your Reservation, Please Contact Us to Update Your Reservation

If you experience changes in the number of passengers, arrival flight number or arrival time, your Hotel, or amount of luggage, please contact us so we can update your reservation with new information. Failure to provide the company with updated information may result in service not provided accurately.

 

We hope this information helps you book your perfect Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers for stress free and seamless transfers.

If you’d like to book your Airport Transfer or Civitavechia Transfers with Stefano’s RomeCabs, please visit our website at www.RomeCabs.com , or click on the Transfers of your choice below:

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AIRPORT TRANSFERS

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Fiumicino Airport Transfers

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CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS

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ROME CABS CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS

Civitavecchia Transfers with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Transfers and Tours in Italy. We look forward to welcome you to Rome!

Stefano’s RomeCabs Team
http://www.RomeCabs.com

 

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CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS – HOW TO MAKE YOURS EVEN BETTER!

.Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs Travel Blog.

Our goal is to provide our clients with easy, affordable, reliable and comfortable private transfers to and from Civitavecchia Cruise Port.

Whether you are traveling between Fiumicino Airport and Civitavecchia, or between Rome and Civitavecchia, our private transfers with door to door service will deliver you and your luggage swiftly and efficiently to your final destination.

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As if having your private driver at your disposal, driving in the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle, never lifting  your luggage, and travel relaxed and comfortable is not perfect enough…. we’d like to make your Civitavecchia Transfers even better by enhancing your transfer with sightseeing opportunities along the way.

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CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS –

HOW TO MAKE YOURS EVEN BETTER!

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For Rome lovers and cruisers who are only in Rome for short time (such as arriving in Rome the day before they sail on their cruise), we offer the very popular ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR that takes you on a half day tour of some of Rome’s top highlights, and then transfer to Civitavecchia.

Touring Rome by car is relaxing, you maximize your sightseeing possibilities by being able to see more, enjoy sites of your choice that are best accessible by car (our private Pre Cruise tours can be customized to suit your preferences), and have your luggage with you so you don’t have to worry about returning to your hotel at the end of your tour.

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ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR and TRANSFER TO CIVITAVECCHIA

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On your Rome Pre Cruise Tour you can enjoy either the Colosseum or the Roman Forum (the same tickets are valid for either site),  the ancient Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and give Rome a proper “arrivederci” with a visit to Janiculum hill for an unforgettable sweeping view of Rome from a special terrace on the top of the hil..
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 WATCH TREVI FOUNTAIN VIDEO

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 WATCH ROMAN FORUM VIDEO

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10 Unique Facts Abbout the Pantheon You Probably didn’t Know

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 WATCH  OUR PANTHEON POSTCARD VIDEO

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COUNTRYSIDE PRE CRUISE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR AND TRANSFER TO CIVITAVECCHIA

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If you’ve already seen Rome’s highlights and prefer to start off  your cruise with a relaxing countryside tour, Stefano RomeCabs offers a fabulous countryside tour that takes you one of Rome’s most pristine lake, visit the formidable Renaissance Bracciano Castle, and enjoy a traditional lunch in the Medieval hilltop village of Ceri for a fairy tale countryside escape.
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ROME COUNTRYSIDE TOUR and Transfer to Civitavecchia ROMECABS

Countryside Pre Crusie Countryside Tour – RomeCabs

 

Odescalchi- Orsini Castle (commonly referred to as Bracciano Castle) is an imposing 15th century fortress that was later converted into a residential castle. For centuries, the castle is still owned by the Odescalchi family.  

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Bracciano Castle Countryside Pre Cruise Tour to Civitavecchia Rome Cabs

Bracciano Castle – RomeCabs

 

The Castle is open to visitors to explore the opulent Renaissance rooms where Kings, Queens, Lords, Ladies and Popes have lived and slept, and explore the castle grounds.

Not to be missed is the breathtaking panoramic view of the pristine Bracciano Lake that is actually a volcanic crater!

 

Bracciano Lake Countryside Tour to Civtavecchia RomeCabs

Bracciano Lake view from Bracciano Castle – Rome Cab

 

Nearby in the midst of the rustic countryside is the medieval clifftop hamlet of Ceri, a 13th century fortified fortress that is now a charming tiny village with a remarkable church: Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri that boasts an incredible wall with medieval era frescoes depicting biblical scenes.

 

Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri with RomeCabs Pre Cruise Tour to Civitavecchia

Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri – RomeCabs

 

Ceri is also best regarded for the local family owned restaurants that draws patrons from all across central Italy, including many of our international clients who request a visit to Ceri just to have lunch there!

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Lunch in Ceri - Civitavecchia PreCruise Tour RomeCabs

Ceri is famous for its delicious local restaurants! – Rome Cabs

 

If you thought just having a private transfer to Civitavecchia was great…. Now you have 2 new options to transform your transfer into Pre Cruise Tour and get your cruise off to a fabulous start!

Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your private Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours and Shore Excursions in Italy.  We are at your service to make your holiday in Italy your best ever!

 

The RomeCabs Team
http://www.RomeCabs.com

 

10 Reasons to book Stefano’s Rome Cabs for your Civitavecchia Transfers

Rome Cabs Civitavecchia Transfers

 

Stefano’s RomeCabs is one of Rome’s leading companies for private Transfers and Tours. We take pride in our dedication to provide reliable, safe, convenient and affordable Civitavecchia Transfers to cruisers in Italy.

 

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Why should you book your Civitavecchia Transfer with Stefano’s Rome Cabs?

Here are some excellent reasons to start and finish your Cruise holiday in the best possible way…

 

Continuous reliable Civitavecchia Transfer service

With more than 12 years of continuous reliable, professional and quality service, Stefano’s RomeCabs is one of the most recommended companies in Rome for port transfers by cruisers world wide.

Rome Cabs provides Private Transfers for personalized service

We provide private transfers offering guests flexibility and customized service to serve your unique transfer needs.

We don’t shuttle our guests in crowded vans packed with maximum seating capacity to increase profit while compromising comfort and quality of personalized service.

 

Easy to book your Civitavecchia Transfers on http://www.RomeCabs.com

Easy to book website and confirmation process for secured transfer reservations.

Our website is rich with useful and important information to prepare you in advance.

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Rome Cabs Civitavecchia Transfers

http://www.RomeCabs.com Civitavecchia Transfer Page

 

English speaking office staff

English speaking office staff are on duty 7 days a week to take care of your reservations and transfer needs, and answer your email inquiries. We are also reachable by phone for any urgent matters regarding your reservation.

 

Travel in comfort and style in our air conditioned deluxe vehicles.

 

ROME CABS CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS

Private Civitavecchia Transfer with Stefano’s Rome Cabs

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Professional Rome Cabs Drivers

Stefanos’ RomeCabs Drivers are professionally licensed and have the necessary security clearance to access Civitavecchia port and the cruise ship piers to pick you up and drop you off right on the pier next to your ship for optimal convenience.

 

No worries about your transfer details

Your Stefano’s Rome Cabs driver will have all your transfer information before hand, so you don’t have to negotiate your transfer needs at the time of the service.

Everything is organized in advance, there is nothing for you to do other than enjoy your relaxing journey to and from Civitavecchia Port.

 

Competitive and fair prices

Competitive prices among our peers who provide same level of quality service between Civitavecchia and Rome / Fiumicino Airport. Quality and reliable service at fair prices has always been our philosophy and business model.  

Our prices include all applicable taxes, highway tolls, parking fees, and all road expenses required to provide the service.

While quality  does come at a price, the price should also be fair and competitive so our clients receive the best possible value.

 

Convenient and easy Payment Options

RomeCabs’ clients have the option to to pay in advance or on the same day without requiring credit card number or deposit.

You are not required to give out your credit card number when booking, or required to leave a deposit. We trust you!

 If you wish to prepay in advance, you may do so safely and easily online via PayPal – keeping your credit card information safe.

 

Upgrade Transfer options with RomeCabs’ Pre Cruise or Post Cruise Tours

You have the opportunity to upgrade your Civitavecchia Transfer to a Pre Cruise Tour or Post Cruise Tour to maximize your sightseeing opportunities in Rome or the countryside before and/or after your cruise.

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ROME PRE CRUISE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR

ROME CABS PRE CRUISE ROME TOUR AND CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFER

Rome Pre Cruise Tour with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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PRE CRUISE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR

PRE CRUISE COUNTRYSIDE TOUR WITH ROMECABS

Counryside Pre Cruise Tour with Stefano’s RomeCabs

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How Not to Miss Your Ship and Get Your Cruise Off to a Great Start!

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Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs travel blog.

In this travel article we address a common question: how not to Miss Your Ship and Get Your Cruise off to a Great Start!


Arriving late and missing your ship can and does happen, and it potentially ruins your vacation because trying to catch up with your ship at the next port of call is never easy.  Usually this misfortune happens when you book your arrival flight on the same day as your ship’s departure.
It takes approximately one hour (pending traffic conditions) from Fiumicino Airport to the Port of Civitavecchia, but even if you have a few hours in between and think you have plenty of time, in all reality any slight flight delay can result in missing your ship.
Even if your flight arrives on time, other things can go wrong. If your luggage is delayed and due to arrive on a different flight after your ship’s departure, it probably won’t find you during your cruise.
And if your luggage gets lost not only you may not have enough time to file the appropriate paperwork for missing luggage, but you won’t have time for any last minute shopping for important items, leaving you having to rely on what’s aboard the ship and make do without your personal belongings.

Ok, so your flight and luggage arrived on time. Great!!! Still, you’ll be arriving in Rome jetlagged and exhausted after a long transcontinental flight. Instead of celebrating your first evening on your cruise, you’ll be spending it in your cabin recuperating from your journey and missing out on enjoyable activities.

With Rome being a top travel destination in Europe with so many incredible things to offer, why not spend a couple of days pre-cruise in the Eternal City to rest, taken in the sights, have lunch at an outdoor cafe, and get get your vacation off to a relaxed and fantastic start. And if you and your luggage arrive in Rome late, you have nothing to lose.

Our advise is: Arrive in Rome at least one day before your cruise departs.

* It relieves the stress of flight and luggage delays.
* Eliminates the risk of missing your ship.
* You have the opportunity to enjoy Rome.
* You will begin your cruise relaxed and refreshed.

For Airport and Port Transfers, Day Trips from Rome, and Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, Naples and Livorno, please visit us at www.RomeCabs.com.

We’d like to invite you to also visit our sister company, Stefano Rome Tours, for more exciting Tours and Shore Excursions in and around Rome: www.StefanoRomeTours.com.

We are more than happy to assist you with your tour and transfer needs and help make your visit to Italy the vacation of a lifetime!

Do you have any practical travel tips and ideas you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments box below.

Sharing is fun: If you found this article helpful, please pass it along to anyone who might benefit from it.

Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon in Italy!!

~The Rome Cabs Team

Plan Ahead to Avoid Last Minute Travel Headaches

Roman Forum view by RomeCabs photo
Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs travel blog!  Our mission is to help and advise visitors and cruisers to Rome make the best of their holiday in Italy!
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Below are some practical tips to Plan Ahead to Avoid Last Minute Travel Headaches

When you go out to a popular restaurant on a Tuesday night, usually you don’t need to make reservations. However, if you plan to dine at the same popular restaurant on Friday evening, without advance reservation you may not get the table of your choice, you may encounter a long wait, or not be able to get a table at all. 
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The same applies to booking private companies for transfers and tours, and it can make the difference between a relaxing and hassle free experience, and a stressful and difficult one.
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During the off season months, usually November to March, last minute bookings are usually accommodated in many cases. But during the peak season months, especially May through October, the most reliable and well recommended transfer and tour companies are the first to get fully booked.
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As a result you may find yourself fumbling online looking for different car service companies, using airtime minutes to call around if they don’t respond to your email request in time, and then only to find yourself at the mercy of lesser known, unknown, less reputable, or questionable companies that would not have been your first choice at all. And this can make the difference between a carefree, safe, and enjoyable transfer and tour experience, and a frustrating, uncomfortable, and potentially unsafe one.
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Waiting until last minute and finding out the most recommended companies are fully booked comes with some unpleasant circumstances.

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For one, it leaves many who require transfer services having to rely on taxis and their availability at the airport. This means if you are a party of more than 3 persons, have extra luggage, need a child seat, are wheelchair bound, or need extra service you’re at the mercy of what’s available at the taxi ranks.

You might even require more than 1 taxi if one vehicle cannot accommodate your group or your luggage. All of a sudden, the price of transportation just doubled! And unlike reputable companies that charge clients only the quoted price so you know in advance what you’ll pay, the same cannot be said about all taxis or fly-by-night companies.
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Bad Weather

Rainy Day in Rome with Traffic

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During rainy weather taxis are in demand and you may have to wait a long time at the taxi rank for cabs to arrive at the airport. Even worse is if you require a taxi to take you to the airport. If you need to make your flight on time, this is a risk not worth taking. With a private car service reserved in advance, these are someone else’s headaches, not yours.
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Public Transportation Strikes

Taxis are also difficult to find at the airport when there is a public transportation strike because they are much in demand in Rome itself. When taxis are busy locally, they will not travel to the airport unless they are dropping off clients they picked up in Rome. When all the train takers need a taxi to get into Rome, the demand for taxis just increased a thousand fold. And once again, if you are in a hurry to get to the airport and there are no taxis readily available, it spells trouble for your trip home.
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Taxi Strikes

Hopefully you don’t need a transfer during a taxi strike (which has happened on a few occasions in Rome in January 2012) and be forced to take public transportation when you are among those who find it difficult to do so.
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Public Transportation

Public Transportation is a great mode of transportation for many travelers, but may not be a pleasant experience if you’re traveling with a lot of luggage or heavy luggage, children, are elderly, disabled, wheelchair bound, and extremely jetlagged and exhausted.
Taking the Train to Civitavecchia with Luggage

Taking the Train to Civitavecchia with Luggage

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Leonardo Express stops at one of the farthest tracks at Termini Station that requires quite a bit of walking to get to the metro, bus and taxi area. Once you’re there, your choices are once again: metros, buses, or taxis.
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Passengers waiting at FCO Airport for Leonardo Express Train

Passengers waiting at FCO Airport for Leonardo Express Train

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If you plan to take the bus, you’ll need to know well in advance which bus number to take (there are dozens of buses at the stop, it might take some time walking back and forth to find the right one…only to have to wait for it if it hasn’t arrived yet), which bus stop to get off at, and where exactly is your accommodation from there.
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Bus Ride in Rome on A Rainy Day
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If you are taking the Metro, you will need to know if it’s the A line or the B line, and which direction you need to go….in some cases, you might even have to take an extra bus if the metro stop is not near your accommodation (as it’s often the case with off the beaten path B&B’s, rental apartments, and other types of accommodations).
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Taking the Metro in Rome
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If by the time you arrive at Termini station you decide to take a taxi, you’ll have to put your trust in the taxi driver that he will be honest with the fare and the short drive to your hotel won’t cost as much as the transfer from the airport itself.
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Taxi Rank at Termini Station
 
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Tours 

 

ROME COUNTRYSIDE TOUR and Transfer to Civitavecchia ROMECABS

Day Tours and Shore Excursions with RomeCabs

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Tours also get booked early during the peak season. This is further impacted when numerous ships arrive in Civitavechiaat once, and thousands of people have booked shore excursions in and around Rome.
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With limited number of professional and experienced English speaking driver guides in Rome, tours get booked up rather fast. This leaves you with very few alternative options.
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Public transportation such as trains and buses are not always convenient, are time consuming, and not very reliable for day trips in many areas outside of Rome – especially in less touristy yet very attractive areas. During the hot summer months it proves to be uncomfortable as well.

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There are very few options available, and probably not where you wanted to go. If you are on a shore excursion from Civitavecchia, and there is a public transportation strike, your options of getting to Rome on short notice are very limited (and very expensive if you opt for a taxi).

Renting a car for the day works for some people, but may not be a practical option for many either because it can be an expensive or a time consuming process. If you are on a shore excursion and renting a car, you must be sure not to get lost or delayed in any way that may cause you to miss your ship.

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Here are a few tips to consider when planning your vacation.

* Book your airport and port transfers when you book your airline tickets.

* Book your shore excursions once you book your cruise and know the places you’d like to visit.   

* Book your day trips after you booked your hotels and once you decide on the places you’d like to visit.

With a little planning in advance and booking early, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you won’t have any last minute hassles booking the services you need with the companies you trust.

For more information on Tours, Shore Excursions and Transfers, please visit us at http://www.RomeCabs.com  or click on the OPTIONS below:

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AIRPORT TRANSFERS WITH ROMECABS

CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS WITH ROMECABS

DAY TOURS WITH ROMECABS

SHORE EXCURSIONS WITH ROME CABS

 

You may also visit our sister company Stefano Rome Tours at www.StefanoRomeTours.com.

We’d love to hear from you and help you make your visit to Italy a most memorable experience.

Do you have any practical travel tips and ideas you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments box below.

Sharing is fun: If you found this article helpful, please pass it along to anyone who might benefit from it.

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Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog. We wish you Happy Travel and hope to see you in Italy soon!
 
~ The Rome Cabs Team
http://www.RomeCabs.com
 
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P.S. This blog was inspired by stories and experiences shared with us by other travelers. We thought we’d share them with others in order to help them avoid the hassles these folks experienced.
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Day Tours and Shore Excursions in Rome with RomeCabs