A 4-Day Tour of Rome – Start any day – Year Round
Whatever it is about Rome that intrigues you, fascinates you, tempts you, or entertains you, you’ll find it exactly, because your visit will be tailored exactly to your desires. Fascinated by the tastes of Roman cuisine? Your private guide will suggest the best restaurants. Drawn to the masterpieces of Michelangelo? We’ll whisk you to the Vatican at the best time. Have your heart set on Italian footwear or daring designs in clothing? Talk it over with your guide-in your own language-and find out where to shop. Not sure what to do? Here’s our suggested four-day, three-night itinerary to see Rome at its most intimate, on foot. Your private guide will be open to following up on what catches your fancy, and adding the options of your choosing. Let your dreams, whimsy, and desires rule. This is Rome Made to Measure.
You’ll arrive today at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, where your Roman host will be waiting to greet you in your preferred language, be it Spanish, Japanese, French, or English. After introductions, you’ll be escorted in a private car to the hotel you’ve selected. You’ll have a chance to discuss what you’ll be doing over the next few days. Your host will make sure that you’re settled in for the evening, after which you’ll have a chance to make your own acquaintance with the Eternal City.
DAY 2 -IMPERIAL ROME WALKING TOUR (B)
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, until your guide calls for you to begin your walking visit to glorious Rome of the empire. In just a few hours, you’ll pass through centuries of history. You’ll take in the Colosseum, completed in 72 A.D. by Emperor Vespasian, once the site of gladiatorial bouts and chariot races, and so solidly constructed that it still is largely intact. You’ll continue to the Forum, the main public square of the ancient city, site of markets, public ceremonies, and religious rituals. You’ll take in the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in the Piazza Venezia, and journey back across centuries again to the Piazza del Campidoglio, the masterpiece city hall square designed by Michelangelo. And you’ll appreciate unforgettable hilltop views of all of Rome. Spend your afternoon as you choose. Your host will be pleased to call a taxi to take you to your hotel, or recommend a restaurant for lunch. Rome offers an endless array of temptations, and your only problem will be choosing among them: a stroll on the Via del Corso, shopping on the Via Condotti, browsing the Via delle Carrozze and the Via della Croce. Of course, there’s nothing as Roman as stopping for a cappuccino at the Antico Caffè Greco in the heart of the Via Condotti. Indulge yourself! For dinner, we can recommend typically Roman restaurants near the Forum, the Colosseum, or in other parts of Rome. Your host will be happy to discuss your preferences and write down some suggestions, with full directions.
DAY 3 TREASURES OF THE VATICAN (B)
Your Roman host will once again call for you after breakfast at your lodgings, to take you on a walking visit (or, as an option, by private car) to Rome’s universal masterpieces of religious art and architecture. You’ll travel together to the Vatican, and on the way, discuss the background of this unique city-state as patron of the arts, temporal power, and beacon of faith for millions worldwide. Your morning-and more, for there’s so much to see-will be devoted to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. Count on four hours for the visit. Of course, you’ll see the absolute musts for anyone visiting the Holy See, including Michelangelo’s ceiling frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, his Last Judgment over the altar, and masterpieces by Raphael. You’ll continue to St. Peter’s Basilica, the greatest church in the world by any measure, to view its grandeur as a whole, and its individual treasures, from the Pietà by Michelangelo to the Papal altar and Throne of St. Peter by Bernini. Afterward, a horse-drawn carriage will convey you into the heart of Rome, to view monuments and treasures from all eras, including Castle Sant’Angelo and the Pantheon of the ancient empire, and the beloved Fontana de Trevi and the Piazza di Spagna of more recent times. Once again, the remainder of the day will be yours to spend as you choose, shopping or enjoying the cuisine and street life of one of the world’s most lively cities, with recommendations by your guide.
DAY 4 DEPARTURE (B)
Your host will call for you after breakfast to arrange your onward travel from Rome. Are you continuing by rail? You’ll be escorted to Rome’s Termini station. Otherwise, you’ll be accompanied to Fiumicino Airport to catch your flight.
|RATES per person in US $
(Sundays: Add 15 % supplement to the rates)
|Hotel Category||Three Stars||Four Stars||Four Stars Superior|
|In Triple Occupancy||US$ 1290.||US$ 1520.||US$ 1740.|
|Double Occupancy||US$ 1320.||US$1650.||US$ 1870.|
|Single Occupancy||US$ 1850.||US$ 2100.||US$ 2470.|
Add an evening tour of Villa D’Este?
Please note that these rates are for the suggested itinerary, and will vary with additional services and tours. We’ll be glad to custom tailor your stay in Rome.
- Three-star hotels include the Palladium Palace, Isa, Visconti Palace, and similar establishments.
- Four-star hotels include the Capo D’Africa and similar
- Four-star deluxe hotels include the InterContinental De La Ville, Sofitel Roma, or comparable hotels.
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- Rate includes: Hotel accommodation for three nights in Rome
- Breakfast daily (B)
- Lodging tax
- Reception at the airport or train station upon arrival to Rome and escort to your lodgings and back to the airport or rail station at departure.
- Airport arrival transfer will allow for up to one hour delay, then an additional $ 40 per hour will be charged (PER PERSON – minimum 2 guests)
- Services of a private guide during the visits described.
- The itinerary my change upon consultation with your guide or by prior arrangement, in which case the rate will be adjusted. Tour and entry fees on the described itinerary
- Personal expenses, beverages, and meals not specifically included.
- Gratuities for local personnel
- Travel insurance
- Italian airport taxes
- International air fare