Rome: The City Experience

Oct 9-15, 2021 / 7 DAYS

Fall in love with Rome.

Step wholeheartedly into the Roman experience and make the Eternal City your home away from home. Explore legendary landmarks, mingle with locals who …

Your package includes

  • 5 nights in a well-located hotel
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Arch of Constantine, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Baths of Caracalla, Roman cooking class

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you’ll walk for at least 2 hours daily across mostly flat terrain, including cobblestone streets and dirt paths, with few hills a…



Overnight flight / 1 NIGHT

Oct 09: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Rome today.

Rome / 5 NIGHTS

Oct 10: Arrival in Rome

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Italy! Transfer to your hotel and settle in. Then, gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Oct 11: Sightseeing tour of Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.

• Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus

• Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire

• Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials

• Pass by Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, the stadium where ancient Romans raced chariots, and the Baths of Caracalla

Spend a free afternoon in Rome or add an excursion.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs
4 hours

Descend into Rome’s ancient catacombs, where early Christians buried saints and popes alongside commoners. A local guide will lead you through burial chambers before your visit to St. Paul’s Basilica, one of the four most important basilicas of Rome, originally founded by Constantine the Great. The Basilica also houses the tomb of St. Paul. Please note: Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted within the basilica. Also, this excursion involves extensive walking and may be inadvisable for claustrophobic travelers.4 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Oct 12: Free day in Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions.

Castel Gandolfo & Wine Tasting
5 hours

Leave the city behind and enjoy an afternoon in Lazio’s wine country. Begin your excursion with a stop at Castel Gandolfo, a gorgeous village located on the shores of Lake Albano. You’ll have the opportunity to stroll through the square that’s home to the Papal Palace, the Pope’s summer residence. Later, you’ll travel to a vineyard in nearby Ariccia for a wine tasting, where you’ll sample a variety of wines as well as homemade olive oils and other specialties.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Rome Home-Hosted Dinner
3 hours

Join a local at their home in Rome to enjoy traditional dishes and dine like a true Italian. During this dinner, you’ll receive an authentic understanding of your host’s day-to-day life while learning about Italian culture and traditions from a new perspective.3 hours and evening with dinnerSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 20 days before your tour departs.

Oct 13: Free day in Rome

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Borghese Gallery & Museum
3 hours

Today, take a guided tour of the Borghese Gallery, home to one of Italy’s finest art collections. Situated in the former Villa Borghese Pinciana, the gallery consists of 20 rooms spanning two floors and features major works by Bernini, Raphael, Canova, Titian and Caravaggio. Please note: This excursion requires advance reservation and must be booked at least 20 days prior to departure.3 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 3 days before your tour departs.

Oct 14: Free day in Rome & cooking class

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Later this evening, join your group for a special cooking class and dinner. You’ll craft handmade pasta with the help of a chef before tasting your creations and raising a toast to your trip with local wine.

Iconic Sights: Vatican City
3.5 hours

This guided tour takes you inside the world’s smallest state, Vatican City. Skip the lines upon arrival, turn on your pre-distributed headsets, and immediately begin diving into the Vatican's incredible history with your local guide. First, visit the Vatican Museums, which are over 500 years old and hold many of the world’s most important Classical- and Renaissance-era sculptures. Next, step inside the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll gaze up at what is perhaps Michelangelo’s greatest masterpiece. Finally, pay a visit to the enormous St. Peter’s Basilica, the epicenter of the Roman Catholic faith. The artists who have contributed to its glory are some of the best Italy has ever known, including Bramante, Peruzzi, Raphael, and Michelangelo. Masterpieces await at every turn, from Bernini’s magnificent bronze canopy to Michelangelo’s Pietà. Please note: This excursion is not available on Sundays. Backpacks are not allowed in the Vatican and a dress code of no shorts or sleeveless shirts is enforced.3.5 hours and departure time variesSave $10 when you book this excursion up to 45 days before your tour departs.

Oct 15: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.


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