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NEW for 2019 'Lite'

Italy 'Lite': Essential Rome

Rome is an exhilarating and intimate destination where the glories of its ancient past, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon exist beside museums, art-soaked churches and medieval piazzas - evidence of Rome's continued power when its empire was no more. 

This is the perfect introduction to the 'Eternal City', led by expert and local guides who bring to life the triumpths, tragedies and political intrigue that characterized the Roman Empire. Designed as an extension to our Southern Italy: Classical Crossroads of the Mediterranean tour, this Lite tour also offers you more free time for enjoying independent Italian adventures - bellissimo!

What's included?

  •  Local Guide / Tour Manager
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary
  •  Accommodation
  •  Local Transport & private transfer to/from airport and group hotel
  •  Entries & Tips

Today's Price

Deposit: $750 Single supplement: $800

Tour highlights:

  • Listening to your local guide will bring the atmosphere of Rome's pulsating heart to life in the Roman Forum
  • Observe the masterpieces of painting and sculpture made by the best Renaissance artists
  • Witness the Vatican's breath-taking masterpiece, Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  • Stroll through the incredibly preserved ancient streets in the port-town of Ostia, including ruins of baths, temples, shops and frescoed houses

Tour details

Dates October 27 2019 - October 31 2019
Duration 5 days
Today's Price
Deposit: $750 Single supplement: $800 Balance due by August 4 2019
Tour code A19ROX

Book Now or call 866-740-5130 if you have any questions

October 27 2019: Itinerary

For passengers on our Southern Italy tour, we wave goodbye to new friends and travel from Naples to Rome. This afternoon, we meet our new guide and begin our Rome discovery at the Piazza Di Spagna, Cappuccini Crypt and Trevi Fountain (throw in a coin to ensure your return to Rome!). 


NB: Breakfast is only included today if you are joining from the Southern Italy tour.

Meals include: Breakfast

Hotel: Ludovisi Palace Hotel

We spend this morning hearing stories spanning from the Roman period to the Renaissance, taking in the delights of the Pantheon, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and Piazza Navona. This afternoon is at leisure.

Meals include: Breakfast

Hotel: Ludovisi Palace Hotel

Today we spend a full day sightseeing. We start at the Vatican City, taking in the extraordinary collections of art on offer, and visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica. After lunch, we head to Castel Sant’Angelo, ending in the Trastevere district.

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Ludovisi Palace Hotel

We start at the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, discovering remains of temples, streetscapes and palaces. After lunch, we visit Capitoline Hill, ending our day in the Jewish Ghetto – now a charming neighborhood home to many architectural gems. 

Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Ludovisi Palace Hotel

We spend our final day outside of the city center at Ostia Antica. Once a flourishing Roman port, this well-preserved town has been excavated, allowing you to clearly understand its layout as you stroll through its ancient streets. We arrive back at our hotel at lunch and then it’s time to wave goodbye before your independent flights home or onward travel.

Meals include: Breakfast

October 27 2019: Additional Info

October 27 2019: Accommodation

Ludovisi Palace Hotel is set in a historical building 250 yards from Spagna Metro Station and a 5-minute walk from Villa Borghese. WiFi is free throughout.

Rooms feature English-style decor and wooden furniture. They include a TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and a bathroom with marble details and a hairdryer. Some rooms have a small balcony.

An extensive sweet and savory buffet is available daily, including scrambled eggs, bacon, cakes, cold cuts, cheese and croissants.

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