Your Own Italy Shore Excursions

Your own adventure when you step ashore...

With eighteen cruise excursions starting at five major Italian ports, Your Own Italy has you covered in the "Bel Paese" wherever you go! From the treasures of Florence's Uffizi to the ancient glory of Rome's Colosseum to the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast. You will see it all, always privately and always in with our local guides specially vetted by Your Own Italy team.

Rome Port

Night view exterior walls of the Colosseum in Rome

Rome in a Day for First Timers

Is it possible to see much of Rome in a day? It is with Your Own Italy and our experienced local tour professionals! Beginning with the most important landmarks of the ancient Forum, your local guide will explain the origins of ancient Rome, the Republic, and the glory days of the Empire. One of...

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Bird's eye view of St. Peter's Square in the Vatican

Basilicas of Rome

Rome Italy Basilicas Tour. Nowhere is the intersection of Western history, religion, art, and architecture as palpable as in the basilicas of Rome, the four churches in which a high altar has been set aside for use by the Pope. The oldest and most important of these is the Basilica of St. John...

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Detail of cobblestone road along the Appian Way in Rome

Walk With the Ancient Romans

Italy Rome Tour Packages. Your Own Italy’s shore excursion of ancient Rome is ideal for families and those looking for an in-depth and entertaining way to explore the life and times of the ancients. The tour begins at the Forum: the center of the capital of the western world. You will learn...

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Walk with lush greenery at Villa d'Este in Tivoli

The Roman Countryside Tour

The tumult of Rome has been something Romans love to leave behind for almost as long as there has been a Rome. This day long guided trip to Tivoli, a historic town lying east of Rome, will introduce you to the Roman countryside. This area that has been favored since the 2nd century as a summer...

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View of walls and vaulted archways of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome

Baroque Rome and The Vatican

This tour will take you to all the must-see sights of Rome from the Baroque period. The Baroque period was a time when thanks to political consolidation, wealth from the New World and pressure from the Protestant north, Western art and architecture was dominated by the city of the Popes. You will...

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Naples Port

View of Faraglioni cliffs jutting out of the sea at Capri Island in Italy


Do not forget your bathing suit for this sensuous, sumptuous dalliance with the blue waters of the Mediterranean! Your guide will accompany you from your cruise ship aboard a private boat to Capri. Don't bother to resist the siren's call of the pristine waters of the world-famous grottoes that...

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Statues lining the walls of a home in Pompeii

Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius

Meet Pompeii and the volcano that destroyed it! The world’s most well-preserved ancient town, Pompeii boasts paved streets, vivid frescoes, brilliant mosaics, and in many buildings walls that are intact up to the second story. There are the villas of the wealthy, who lived in airy homes with rooms...

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View of Amalfi through courtyard of palm trees

The Amalfi Coast

Prepare for the experience of a lifetime! The winding roads of the Amalfi Peninsula are a cinch for your Italian driver, and all you'll have to do is sit back and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean spread out before you. Your first stop will be Positano, a tiny jewel of a town...

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Livorno Port

View of leaning tower and Cathedral of Pisa in Pisa, Italy

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa Italy Tours. There is only one Tower, and it's in Pisa, your first stop on this tour of two small Tuscan treasures! Once in Pisa, however, you will realize that the Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is only one of the marvels of the the city. Its baptistery and duomo, which share the...

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View of domed top of Pisa Baptistry in Pisa, Italy

Florence and Pisa

With the kind of planning and attention to detail that you can expect from Your Own Italy, it's possible to see both Florence and Pisa in one day. You will be picked up directly at your cruise ship by your personal driver and taken to the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance. At Piazzale...

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Looking at the city of Florence, Italy

Florence in a Day

The route from your cruise ship to the city known as the cradle of the Renaissance will take you through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Once in Florence, you will briefly stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, with its breathtaking views of the city. From there the you will meet your guide at the...

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Castello Banfi wine cellar with barrels lining the walls

San Gimignano and the Chianti Region

The medieval gem of San Gimignano, known as "the city of beautiful towers," is your first stop on this enchanting tour of Tuscany. In its heyday, the town boasted 72 towers. Although only 14 remain, they create a medieval dreamscape today, rising above the Elsa Valley. The stunning architecture of...

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View of Cinque Terre with the backdrop of the Ligurian Sea

The Cinque Terre

Built in ancient times by people seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, and lying between the mountains and the sea, the villages of the Cinque Terre have for centuries been isolated from the rest of Italy. This aura of isolation, and the area's dramatic coastal scenery, have made the Cinque...

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Venice Port

Night lights shining down on the water of the Grand Canal  in Venice

Venice in a Day by Boat

This private tour is ideal for first-time visitors to Venice. It departs directly from your cruise ship and features a private boat tour of the Grand Canal that ends in the magnificent St. Mark’s Square. You will disembark to visit the Basilica, rich with marbles and mosaics; the Doge’s palace...

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Long view of the Piazza San Marco in Venice

Venice in a Day Walking Tour

Your private guide will be waiting for you upon exiting the ship and will accompany you the entire day as you discover Venice. You'll begin with, naturally, a boat ride from your cruise ship through the Grand Canal, where you will learn about the palaces, warehouses, churches, and gardens that line...

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La Spezia Port

Basilica San Michele at night in Lucca, Tuscany

Pisa and Lucca

Pisa is, of course, the site of the famous Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it would be a remarkable place even if the tower stood perfectly upright. Its baptistery, duomo, and tower that make up the architectural complex of the Piazza dei Miracoli sport a flamboyant use of marble and...

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Horses carrying Neptune in fountain at Piazza della Signoria in Florence

Florence in a Day

Florence, known as the "cradle of the Renaissance," is your destination from your cruise ship through the beautiful Tuscan countryside. You will begin at Piazzale Michelangelo, where you will enjoy breathtaking views of the city before proceeding with your guide to the center of the city center for...

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Colorful boats and buildings adorn the Port of Cinque Terre at night

The Cinque Terre

Nestled between sea and mountains and founded in ancient times by natives seeking refuge from barbarian invaders, the towns of the Cinque Terre have been isolated from the rest of Italy for centuries. Because of this and the area's dramatic coastal scenery, the Cinque Terre have become ever more...

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