Four nights fully escorted tour from £499 per person
Selected departures from June to November 2013.
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! A city is nothing without people and Rome’s citizens have been amongst the most colourful in history with probably nowhere on earth having been visited by so many of the world’s most famous characters: Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Nero, Attila the Hun, St Peter, the Medici, Michelangelo, Napoleon, Byron, Garibaldi, Mussolini and Pope Jean-Paul II - all captivated by its magnificence.
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 cafes. 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.
Fully escorted price includes:
- Return flights to Rome
- Four nights bed and breakfast accommodation at a centrally located four-star hotel
- Guided tour of Baroque Rome – flamboyant yet elegant, the city of the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps
- Guided tour of ancient Rome – home to the Colosseum, the Forum and the capital of one of the world’s mightiest ever empires
- Timed visit to the Villa Borghese – home of some of the city’s finest museums, with artefacts from throughout Rome’s history plus one of the world’s finest
- Escorted by our experienced tour manager
The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms subject to availability at a supplement. The price includes return flights as indicated and four nights bed and breakfast accommodation based on two people sharing a twin room, airport departure taxes, all tours as mentioned, timed entrance to the Villa Borghese (reservation fee included, entrance approximately €8.50 payable locally) and the services of a Riviera tour manager.
If you are over 65, or under 18, under current Italian law entrance to any state owned museum is free for British and other European Union citizens on production of a photocopy of your passports.