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Rome Explorer

8 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

Visit the Colosseum and the Vatican on this trip that takes you inside the heart of this great city.

"The trip touched upon every aspect of Italy"

Kimberley - Trafalgar guest

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    • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see WLON 'London Explorer' or WPAR 'Paris Explorer'.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. And the 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Rome. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
    • Valentines: Departure 10 February 2019 will be in Rome on Valentine's Day.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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    Rome, Italy

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      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see WLON 'London Explorer' or WPAR 'Paris Explorer'.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 23 December 2018 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. And the 30 December 2018 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Rome. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • Valentines: Departure 10 February 2019 will be in Rome on Valentine's Day.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Enjoy a taste of la dolce vita and explore the larger-than-life verve of an ancient city that has influenced the world's heritage, art, culture and religion. Sit on the Spanish Steps, admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy a traditional Italian dinner with a local family at their iconic Rome address.


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      Trip code: WROM

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 3 dinners with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome

        • View the Spanish Steps, Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers and the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus

        • Visit the Roman Catacombs, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Tivoli Gardens at Villa d'Este


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 3 dinners
          with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (7 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Rome Market Visit – Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing

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      Day 3

      Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit

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      Rome At Leisure

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      Day 5

      Rome – Vatican and Sistine Chapel Visit

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      Rome At Leisure or Optional Experience to Pompeii

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      Day 7

      Tivoli Villa d'Este Gardens Visit and Roman Farewell Dinner

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      Day 1

      Arrive Rome (7 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Rome (7 Nights)

      Celebrate a masterpiece that spans millennia. Delve into the fascinating culture and ancient heritage of the Eternal City of Rome - its great squares, meandering alleys and ancient treasures are yours to explore At Leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Pizzeria.

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Rome Market Visit – Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing Day 2 - Rome Market Visit – Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing

      Jostle with the locals to get your pick of the best fruits and vegetables at a local food market this morning, where you'll join your insider host for a Cultural Insight into Rome's vibrant gourmet scene. Ramble through the Jewish Quarter and sample delicious specialities in the neighbourhood bakeries, before arriving at Fooxia for a cooking course with a professional chef. Learn the art of making authentic Italian pasta like only Mamma can and sample your successes afterwards. Our appetite appeased, we venture to Ancient Rome with a Local Specialist this afternoon to visit the impressive Colosseum and see Circus Maximus which was once the site for exciting chariot races.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      Roman Evening with Dinner

      Spend a light-hearted evening with us in Rome. Relax and enjoy typical Italian cuisine with drinks and music. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a drive and provide a glimpse into how Romans enjoy their city.

      Adult Price: €61.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 3

      Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit Day 3 - Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit

      Set your watch to Italian time, enjoying a leisurely start to your day before joining a walking tour with a Local Specialist through the quaint cobblestone streets of Rome. Visit the Baroque-styled Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, tossing a coin to secure your speedy return to Rome. We venture into Ancient Rome for a visit to the breathtaking Pantheon, the best preserved building in the city, wander through charming piazze and admire the city's imposing monuments, including Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers. Spend time relaxing with the locals before leaving the city centre to visit the ancient catacombs in the company of a Local Specialist who will reveal fascinating insights into the city's Christian history.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Rome At Leisure Day 4 - Rome At Leisure

      Spend the day at leisure, sauntering past the sights or relaxing with a coffee and cornetti to soak up the authentic atmosphere of Rome. Make this free day in Rome count, venture up the Palatine Hill for spectacular views of Ancient Rome, meander along Via Veneto to do some shopping, or relax in the serene gardens of Villa Borghese. Your Travel Director will be able to suggest activities such as museums, shopping or sightseeing in the city. Get a real taste of the city with Trafalgar's exclusive Eatwith Optional Experiences. Share delicious traditional flavours with a local family in their home.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Eatwith Experience

      Eatwith is the world’s leading community for authentic food experiences with locals in over 130 countries. Choose between our hand selected hosts and dine like a local with a local. Fully immerse yourself in food and culture, meet other travelers at your table, and experience the magic of social dining. Transport is not included in this optional experience. Note: Bookings cancelled within 48 hours will not be refunded. €45-65

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      Day 5

      Rome – Vatican and Sistine Chapel Visit Day 5 - Rome – Vatican and Sistine Chapel Visit

      The morning is yours to continue your leisurely exploration of the glories of Rome before venturing to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. This afternoon, we gain priority access to The Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take us on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Tonight enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Rome At Leisure or Optional Experience to Pompeii Day 6 - Rome At Leisure or Optional Experience to Pompeii

      Trace the footsteps of ancient philosophers, senators and emperors as you enjoy a free day to explore Rome on your terms. Your Travel Director will give you suggestions on how to spend your day. Alternatively, you may wish to take an Optional Experience to visit the tragic remains of Pompeii, the victim of a devastating volcanic eruption in 79 AD.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Discover Pompeii And Naples

      Join our expert on a tour of the excavations of Pompeii, the perfectly preserved Roman town which was engulfed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in AD 79. You'll witness the devastating destruction it had at the time, as well as the opportunity to go back in time and get a glimpse of everyday Roman life, frozen for almost 2,000 years. Later, enjoy a panoramic tour of Naples, before returning to Rome, passing the abbey of Monte Cassino.

      Adult Price: €100.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Tivoli Villa d'Este Gardens Visit and Roman Farewell Dinner Day 7 - Tivoli Villa d'Este Gardens Visit and Roman Farewell Dinner

      We travel to the historic hill-town of Tivoli today, joining our Local Specialist for a guided tour of the enchanting and serene UNESCO World Heritage Italian gardens of Villa d'Este. This Roman retreat with spectacular fountains, pools and exquisite architectural elements had an enormous influence on European landscape design. This evening, we meet for a unique Cultural Insight into local living, joining our hosts who will prepare a delicious and memorable meal for you to enjoy with your fellow travel companions.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Depart Rome Day 8 - Depart Rome

      After breakfast, say farewell to Rome and your newfound friends as you prepare to return home after a memorable At Leisure sojourn in one of the world's greatest cities. Transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport are available. Conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-eu/tours/rome-explorer?tripcode=romk for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Cultural Insights
        Learn how to make traditional Italian pasta with a professional Italian chef who will take you through a food market to buy local ingredients. Join friendly locals for dinner in their apartment which was once the home of acclaimed Italian film director, Michelangelo Antonioni

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

      • Local Specialists
        For included sightseeing in Rome, the Vatican Museums and Tivoli

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Rome

        • View the Spanish Steps, Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers and the ancient sites of Rome including Circus Maximus

        • Visit the Roman Catacombs, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, St. Peter's Basilica, The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Tivoli Gardens at Villa d'Este


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 lunch

        • 3 dinners
          with local wine


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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