Rome: Ancient & Baroque

5 days from only £549pp

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 up to November 2017 & April to November 2018

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What's Included
Deposit: £100 per person
Languages: Italian
Currencies: Euro
Flight Time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Time Zone: GMT+1
Country: Italy
Continent: Europe
 

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.

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Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms subject to availability at a supplement of £159 per person. The price includes return flights as indicated and four nights with breakfast based on two people sharing a twin room, airport departure taxes, all tours as mentioned, timed entrance to the Villa Borghese and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

Personalise Your Holiday

Tour The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with an Expert - from £40 per peron

Skip the queues and discover some of the world’s greatest art collections on a reserved tour with an authorised guide. Marvel at the finest classical statuary, the frescoed chambers painted by Raphael himself, and galleries displaying remarkable candelabra, tapestries and 16th-century maps. Then there’s the beautiful Sistine Chapel, featuring astonishing masterpieces by Michelangelo. (2018 departures only)

Twilight Trastevere Food Tour - from £79 per person

A 4 hour guided walking tour explores the vibrant and ancient neighbourhood of Rome’s Trastevere region, indulging in over 10 food and wine tastings at some of the most historic and locally loved places. You will meet the families who have created foodie treasures for generations. Taste everything from the finest cheeses to the tastiest street food and the freshest homemade pasta. Visit legendary third generation delicatessens, taste wines in a cellar 150 years older than the Colosseum plus probably the tastiest ice-cream in the city!

Call us on 01283 742 300    to book either of these experiences

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