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Rome: Ancient & Baroque

Experience more with so much included

  • Guided sight-seeing tour of baroque Rome – flamboyant and elegant, the city of the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps
  • Tour of ancient Rome seeing the Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, Foro Boario, Theatre of Marcellus, and the Jewish quarter
  • Visits to both the Colosseum and the Forum with entrance included
  • Timed visit to the Villa Borghese, housing some of the city’s finest museums and one of the world’s most spectacular fine art collections – with entrance included
  • Services of our experienced tour manager
  • Four nights in centrally located four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast
  • Return travel from a selection of regional airports and transfers to and from your hotel included

Selected departures from April to November 2020

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At a Glance
4 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Bed & breakfast
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Rome was, is, and probably always will be, one of the world’s most compelling cities with probably more to see here than in any other capital on earth. Boasting an uninterrupted recorded history for upwards of 2,500 years, nowhere else seems to have managed to combine, and with such finesse, a heritage of classical antiquities, and medieval buildings from Renaissance palaces to intricate Baroque piazzas. From the grandeur of the Colosseum, scene of some of the most cruel acts ever committed, the Appian Way where Spartacus was crucified, the magnificence of St. Peter’s, the grandeur of the Vatican, the sheer brilliance of the Sistine Chapel, to the Trevi Fountain and flamboyant Baroque buildings – the list is endless. But Rome is much more than monuments, incredible though they are!

Italy also boasts one of the world’s greatest cuisines. Far from being pizza and pasta, one of the first things that really strikes you about visiting a restaurant here, is how deeply embedded in the culture food and drink really is. Fresh vegetables and salads abound, with succulent meats, seafood, a hint of garlic, the finest olive oil, combined with wonderful wines, creating simple, tasty, wholesome and healthy menus. The best way to explore this wonderful city is to wander where your feet take you, through its beautiful piazzas lined with layers of history, where the smell of fresh coffee drifts from the numerous cafés. Admire its monuments, meet its people, sample its food and let your mind be carried away into the magnificent past of what has always been, and always will be, one of the world’s most truly beautiful and historic cities.

Your Itinerary

Rome: Ancient & Baroque

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Four nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • All local taxes and transfers
  • All tours as mentioned
  • Entrances to the Villa Borghese, the Colosseum, and the Forum
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Personalise Your Holiday

Make it Your Own

Meat and cheese | Rome food tour
  Spiral staircase in the Vatican 
 Painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 

Savour the flavours of Rome - from £82 per person

Enjoy more than 10 tastings on our four-hour walking tour of the vibrant Trastevere area. You’ll sample the finest cheeses, freshest pasta, wines in a cellar older than the Colosseum, and much more. 

Early entrance to the Vatican & guided tour - from £73 per person

Enjoy exclusive early morning access to the Vatican before the crowds arrive, while the museums are still quiet. Discover some of the world’s greatest art collections on a reserved tour with an authorised guide with entrance before the museum opens to the general public, and enjoy a more relaxed, stress-free experience without the crowds thanks to this exclusive early visit. Marvel at the frescoed chambers painted by Raphael and the beautiful Sistine Chapel featuring astonishing masterpieces by Michelangelo. 

Breakfast at the Vatican & guided tour - from £94 per person

Indulge in a more exclusive visit to the Vatican. Enjoy a rich American buffet breakfast in the museum’s restaurant area or in the beautiful Pigna courtyard, and discover the countless works of art at your own pace thanks to the special early morning entrance before the museums and Sistine Chapel open to the general public. This truly unique experience includes a tour with an authorised guide to discover some of the world’s greatest art collections, allowing you to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience without the crowds – a simply irresistible morning at the Vatican. 

Please contact us to add any of the above experiences to your booking.

Andrew Graham-Dixon on Rome

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time: Approx. 2 hrs 25 mins
  • Language: Italian
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Air-Conditioning

The use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport  Hotel location Transfer time
Rome Fiumicino Airport Rome 45 mins
Rome Ciampino Airport

Accommodation


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