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Rome Signature

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,295

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Take an intimate journey into Rome to discover the heart of the city and its fascinating history. Visit beloved landmarks on a private walking tour, admire the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive, and explore the restricted underground dungeons of the Colosseum.


This 4-day Italian vacation showcases all that the Eternal City has to offer. It features deluxe accommodations and a mix of private and small group tours.

Your Italian journey takes you to Rome, the Italian capital and one-time centre of the ancient world. Staying in the deluxe accommodations of The Inn at the Roman Forum, an upscale hotel located on ancient ruins, you’ll explore the city on a variety of tours that’ll showcase its historical and religious significance. A private three-hour walking tour will showcase some of the most popular sites and give you invaluable insight into their history. You’ll venture to the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza Colonna, and the Pantheon. The next day, get up early to see the Vatican Museums before the crowds arrive. Head straight to the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll be able to enjoy Michelangelo’s gorgeous frescoes without the crowds. Then continue through the rest of the museums to see other masterpieces, such as Raphael’s frescoes. Cap off the tour with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest church and the resting place of the bones of St. Peter. That afternoon, continue the journey through ancient history with a trip to the Colosseum, where you’ll enjoy restricted access into the dungeons and fighting deck of this ancient stadium. Afterwards, explore Palatine Hill, where the political elite of Rome lived, before ending the tour at the Roman Forum, the centre of economic and philosophical life in the empire.

At the end of your tour, you’ll head to the airport to connect to your next destination. Consider extending your stay in Italy by combining this trip with visits to other cities.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,295

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Day 1

Train Station to Central Rome

Duration30 Minutes

The Inn at the Roman Forum

The Inn At The Roman Forum is a 5-star deluxe property situated in a wonderful position to discover the historical Rome of the ancient splendor, boutiques, and shopping. A 7-minute walk from a metro station, this upscale hotel with Roman ruins and an annex is also an 11-minute walk from the Colosseum. The Rooftop Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy something to drink after a long day spent in the city. This is also where the complimentary breakfast is served.

Meal Plan Buffet Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

The Inn at the Roman Forum

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    The Inn at the Roman Forum



    The Inn At The Roman Forum is a 5-star deluxe property situated in a wonderful position to discover the historical Rome of the ancient splendor, boutiques, and shopping. A 7-minute walk from a metro station, this upscale hotel with Roman ruins and an annex is …

    The Inn At The Roman Forum is a 5-star deluxe property situated in a wonderful position to discover the historical Rome of the ancient splendor, boutiques, and shopping. A 7-minute walk from a metro station, this upscale hotel with Roman ruins and an annex is also an 11-minute walk from the Colosseum. The Rooftop Lounge is the perfect place to relax and enjoy something to drink after a long day spent in the city. This is also where the complimentary breakfast is served.

    Facilities

    • Baby-Sitting(on request)
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Business Centre
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Courtyard
    • Laundry
    • Lounge
    • Pets Allowed
    • Restaurant
    • Rooftop Terrace
    • Turn down service
    • WI-FI

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Day 2

Private Walking Tour Rome

Take an exclusive 3-hour private walking tour of Italy's capital city, Rome. This tour includes a visit to some of the most famous squares in the centre of the city such as the Spanish Square and its famous Spanish steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Colonna, the Pantheon and Navona Square. Unless closed for religious ceremonies, a visit to some of Rome's traditional Catholic churches may be included in the walking tour, for example, the Church of St. Ignatius or the Church of St. Louis.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Early Entrance Vatican

Early Access Vatican Tour is ideal for first-time visitors to the Vatican or if you are a returning visitor, allowing you to see more of the Vatican Museum. You can enjoy direct access to a secret room that is unlocked exclusively for this tour in addition to entering the museums 1 hour before the general public and 30 minutes before other generic tour operators. But it is not all secret rooms on this tour as your expert guide takes you to see the Hall of Animals, Hall of Busts, Gallery of Tapestries, Belvedere Torso, Raphael Rooms (before the crowds), Sistine Chapel (before the crowds) and several more stops that will give you an unparalleled overview of the Vatican Museums.

This tour was designed to give you a head start on your day, as well as get ahead of the crowds at one of the most visited sites in the world. This is an extensive tour that is sure to give you an excellent solid foundation into the history of Rome and the papacy.

Tour starts by meeting your guide near the Vatican Museums. As the Sistine Chapel will be the first attraction with the Raphel Rooms, your guide will meet you 30 minutes before entering to introduce Michelangelo's majestic ceiling and wall through visual aids and virtual reality. With your privileged access, your expert guide will enter the Vatican Museums one hour before the general public and 30 minutes before other generic tour operators. The meditative silence of the Pinecone Courtyard and the Museo Clementino is uncommon before the general public gains entrance.

One destination which stands out is the Cabinet of the Masks rooms which are opened exclusively for our guests. Walking through the Gallery of Tapestries, you will see the work of some of Raphael's students, and continuing to the Gallery of Maps, you will be surrounded by 120 meters of handcrafted maps that fill an entire hall.

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel will be visited again. Once inside for the second viewing, you will be able to appreciate your first visit's emptiness and also be able to elaborate on your appreciation further.

Your guide will lead you and your semi-private group into St. Peter's Basilica which holds a wealth of art including la Pieta The Pity by Michaelangelo.

Duration3 Hours

Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome

Your tour will begin as you approach the Colosseum, exploring its architecture and discovering why it was Emperor Vespasian took the unusual step of building an amphitheater within the city walls. You won't have to wait in line for tickets, just a quick security check before you are standing inside the Colosseum, under the arches, where spectators used to enter to experience the most brutal of entertainments.

This tour will take you to two restricted access areas inside the Colosseum: the underground area and the Arena Floor. You'll understand what it was like for the gladiators underground in the semi-darkness, surrounded by terrified animals, waiting to be hoisted up to stand in front of the crowds. From the Arena Floor, you'll have an incredible view of the entire amphitheater, as the gladiators would have done they walked through the Gladiator Gate to the deafening roar of 50,000 cheering spectators.

And what of the people who came to watch the games at the Colosseum? In the part of the Colosseum open to the general public, you'll visit the first tier and look down onto the arena, get your first glimpse of the Forum and visit the Imperial box.

Outside you'll pass the Arch of Constantine and skip the line into the Roman Forum. Through stories that educate and entertain, your guide will bring the complexity of more than 2000 years of history to life without leaving you overwhelmed on a tour of the most famous sites of the Forum, including the Arch of Titus, the Temple of the Vestal Virgins and the spot where Julius Caesar was cremated.

Duration3 Hours
Day 4

Central Rome to Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport

Duration30 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily, except Mondays and Fridays:  April to October

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation in Rome
  • Private Walking Tour of Rome
  • Small group Early Entrance Vatican (max 6 guests)
  • Small group Colosseum Underground and Ancient Rome (max 6 guest)
  • Breakfast daily

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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22 Aug 2023
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