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Rome Tours, Vacation Packages & Travel Experiences


  • The magnificent Colosseum
  • The Vatican - for many the highlight of their Italy vacation.
  • Roman Forum
  • Colosseum
  • St. Peter's Basilica

Known as the Eternal City, Rome is one of Europe’s most ancient urban centres, dating back almost 3,000 years. Its early inhabitants left behind a treasure trove of architectural masterpieces to be appreciated on an Italy vacation. The Italian capital also boasts an unparalleled concentration of world class art and teems with restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias, enotechas, cafés, bars, and ice cream parlours.  It is home to the animated, good-humoured Romans who live to eat, drink wine and drink espresso. Rome also encompasses the Catholic Church’s independent city-state, the Vatican which is home to the imposing St. Peter’s Basilica and the Pope.

All the attractions of Rome are too numerous to cover here but the following essential sites and places are some of the most important and universally recognized.  

The territory of Vatican City is, where St. Peter's Basilica, the Apostolic Palace, the Sistine Chapel, and museums were built. It is separated from the city on the west bank of the Tiber River. Originally, the area was a suburb that was protected.  The territory includes Saint Peter's Square, separated from the territory of Italy only by a white line along the limit of the square.  St. Peter’s Basilica was designed principally by Donato Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael and Bernini. It is the most renowned work of Renaissance architecture and remains one of the largest churches in the world. St. Peter's is regarded as one of the holiest Catholic sites.  The Sistine Chapel is a large and renowned chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. The chapel has served as a place of both religious and functionary papal activity. Today it is the site of the Papal conclave, the process by which a new Pope is selected. The fame of the Sistine Chapel lies mainly in the frescos that decorate the interior, and most particularly the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment by Michelangelo.

The Colosseum is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city. Built of concrete and stone, it was the largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire and is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. It is also the largest amphitheatre in the world and was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles. 

Nearby is the Roman Forum, a rectangular forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this space, originally a marketplace, as the Forum.

The Trevi Fountain is the largest Baroque fountain in the city and one of the most famous fountains in the world. The fountain has appeared in several notable films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita, and is a popular tourist attraction.

The Piazza Navona is a very attractive and charming city square in Rome. The square is flanked by restaurants and terraces and during the day there is a wonderful atmosphere. This is a lively area where, on a trip to Italy, you can enjoy performances of different street artists, such as magicians and dancers, at virtually any time of day.

The Roman Pantheon is the best preserved and most influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome.  Probably one of the most fascinating features of the Pantheon is the architecture. The structure of the Pantheon is comprised of a series of intersecting arches. The detail of this building is extraordinary

The Caracalla Baths of were the second largest Roman public baths. They are today a tourist attraction. The central part of the bath complex is the summer home of the Rome Opera company. It is also a concert venue having achieved fame as the venue and backdrop for the first Three Tenors concert in 1990.

The Villa Borghese is a large landscaped garden designed in the English style containing a number of buildings, museums and attractions. The gardens as they are now were remade in the early nineteenth century. The renowned art gallery, the Galleria Borghese is situated here. 

Via Vittorio Veneto, colloquially called Via Veneto, is one of the most famous, elegant and expensive streets in the city. Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita was mostly centered on the Via Veneto area. Some of Rome's most renowned cafés and five star hotels, like Café de Paris and Harry's Bar, as well as known haunts for celebrities in Rome, are in the Via Veneto, not to be missed on Italy vacations.

Trastevere, literally meaning across the Tiber River, maintains its character thanks to its narrow cobbled streets lined by medieval houses. At night, natives and visitors alike flock to its many cafes, bars and restaurants, but much of the original character of Trastevere remains. This unique character of the neighbourhood has attracted artists, foreign expats, and many famous people.

 

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Italy Vacation Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Italy vacation. 

Learn about the history and culture of Italy, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Italy's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Italy for yourself. Start exploring...book your Italy vacation today!

 

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Italy vacation at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Italy.

 

 

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  • Rome and the Splendid Amalfi

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Discover the highlights of Rome then travel to the Amalfi Coast on a semi-escorted tour program. In Rome, visit the Vatican with a small group. Continue to Naples and Pompeii to explore Neapolitan culture and the tragedy of Mt. Vesuvius. End your trip relaxing in the town of Amalfi, a gorgeous village along the famous coastline.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,478
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring
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  • Classic Italian Highlights: Rome, Florence and Venice

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the beauty and charm of three of Italy's iconic cities - Rome, Florence and Venice. Visit historic Rome with its ancient ruins and Vatican City, enjoy wine tasting and the magnificent art and architecture of Florence. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,301
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  • Eat + Drink: Rome to Florence

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Take a culinary journey through Rome and Florence. Pick fresh ingredients in the Campo de’Fiori market, learn how to make fresh pasta with a cooking class, and sample local delicacies in Trastevere. Explore the Tuscan countryside, enjoy dinner and wine in Chianti, and head on a private truffle hunt.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,091
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Discover Rome

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Discover the ancient treasure of the eternal city visiting the historic sites on the Palatine Hill and the iconic Colosseum. You`ll also learn of the pomp and ceremony of the Holy See, the independent sovereign entity, holding the Vatican City enclave
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 567
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Walking in Italy: Rome, Florence and Cinque Terre

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience the best of Italy's top cities by foot in Rome, Florence and Cinque Terre. In Rome and Florence, get outside and roam the streets visiting important piazza's like, Navona, the Vatican Museums and Michaelangelo's David. Then, hike the villages in Cinque Terre and be rewarded with local food and wine!
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,756
    Trip Type:
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  • Highlights of Rome

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Spend 4 days in the Eternal City and discover its fascinating history, culture, and gastronomy. Enjoy elegant accommodations and skip the line at the Colosseum and Vatican Museums to discover ancient history and artistic masterworks. Cap off the stay with a walking foodie tour through the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 881
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Italian Deluxe: Rome, Florence and Amalfi

    DELUXE | PRIVATE: Stay in luxurious hotels and enjoy unique privately guided and small group experiences in Rome, Florence and Sorrento. Enter the Vatican Museums before the crowds, get up close and personal with Michalangelo's David and dine under the stars in Chianti. Then, relax in the Amalfi Coast for an unforgettable experience..
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,735
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Italy for Families: Rome, Florence and Venice

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Enjoy an Italian vacation for the whole family. Explore Rome, Florence, and Venice at your own pace with private tours and learn to master Italian classics in intimate cooking classes. Top it all off with a gondola ride on the canals of Venice and a visit to see Michelangelo’s “David.” All the essentials for a family fun trip!
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,390
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rome and Treasures of the South: Rome, Naples & Amalfi

    FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Explore the best of Rome, Naples and the Amalfi Coast on a 7-day private tour including stays in elegant hotel accommodations and unique excursions. See important UNESCO World Heritage sites, taste local cuisine, visit the famous island of Capri and the archeological site of Paestum.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,842
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Rome Signature

    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.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,441
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Italian Indulgence: Rome to Venice

    Explore and discover the beauty and charms of Northern Italy - Umbria, Tuscany and Piedmont. Visit medieval cities, hilltowns, enjoy wine tasting, stay at an Idyllic villa and learn to make the perfect pasta. As a grand finale, spend time in Venice, city of canals.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Small Group Touring
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  • Art Cities of Italy: Venice, Florence and Rome

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore the Italian classics with this tour to three of the nation’s most popular art cities. Journey to Venice, Florence, and Rome to gaze upon artistic masterpieces, explore the treasures of the Vatican, and delight in the romantic atmosphere.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,012
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Exploring Italy: Venice, Florence & Sorrento to Rome

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This Italy tour takes you to the country’s most romantic cities. Cruise the canals in Venice, step back into the Renaissance in Florence, and marvel at Rome’s ancient splendour, all in between magnificent meals and charming local discoveries.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,805
    Trip Type:
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  • Classic Southern Italy: Rome, Sorrento & Capri

    This sublime southern Italy tour starts in Rome, including sightseeing and a cooking class, before making its way south to the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, and the Isle of Capri.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,823
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Bravo Italia for 18 to 39: Rome to Rome

    This two-week Italy tour sets out from Rome to immerse you in the history and beauty of this unique country. Wander Roman ruins, admire the genius of the Renaissance, and get lost exploring romantic Venice.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,424
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Escorted Coach Touring, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings
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  • Classic Italy & Cruising the Greek Isles with NCL

    FIRST-CLASS | CRUISE: Explore historical treasures and windswept islands on this journey across Italy and Greece. Starting in Italy, you’ll explore the masterworks of Rome, Florence, and Venice before cruising the Greek islands and visiting the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Cruises & Sailing
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  • Classic Spain & the Mediterranean In Depth

    Explore the highlights of Spain and the Mediterranean on this city and cruise combo. You’ll begin in Madrid, Seville, and Barcelona to experience the vibrancy of Spain before boarding a cruise ship and visiting Mediterranean highlights, from Naples and Rome to Florence and Cannes.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Small Group Touring
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  • Hotel de Russie Rome: Stay of Distinction

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Your stay includes deluxe accommodations, private touring with expert tour guides, entrance fees to the main sites and hotel pick up on excursions to allow for the ultimate comfort and flexibility when in Rome. Highlights include the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain, the awe-inspiring Colosseum, Vatican City and Roman Catacombs!
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,067
    Trip Type:
    Stays of Distinction, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Positano Express with Rome

    MODERATE | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Discover the highlights of Rome and the Amalfi Coast on a 7-day program. See the ancient Colosseum, Roman Forum and Vatican. Then, join an escorted tour making a stop in Naples before heading to Positano. Meander through its narrow streets, enjoy fantastic beaches and enjoy the spectacular Mediterranean coastline.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,655
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Splendid Amalfi from Rome with Air

    Discover the best of Italy on this journey along the Amalfi Coast. Begin in Rome, where you’ll tour the Vatican and the ancient world. Continue to Naples and Pompeii to explore Neapolitan culture and the tragedy of Mt. Vesuvius. End your vacation with a leisurely stay in Amalfi, a gorgeous village along the famous coastline.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,029
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Wonders of Tuscany & Umbria: Perugia, San Gimignano and Florence

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Known for its rolling hills and vineyards, medieval hilltop towns and fantastic regional foods, discover hidden gems in the regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Highlights include guided visits in Spoleto, Montefalco and a boat ride on Lake Trasimeno. And, visit the important cities of Perugia, Assisi and Siena, Chianti and Cortona.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,093
    Trip Type:
    Private Experiences, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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