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

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      • Why not extend your holiday by adding another City Explorer to this trip? For itinerary and departure details see LONK 'London Explorer', PARK 'Paris Explorer', MADK 'Madrid Explorer', or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 on the Spanish Steps, admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy dinner amidst the art, history and antiquities of the Vatican.


      Trip type: City Explorer i

      Trip code: ROMK

      7 Nights

      accommodation

      11 Meals
      • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 1 lunch

      • 3 dinners with local wine

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Rome

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

        • VISIT the Roman Catacombs, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Villa d'Este Gardens in Tivoli

        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums


      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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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


      1. Arrive Rome (7 Nights)

      Delve into the enthralling culture and ancient heritage of the Eternal City of Rome, exploring the city at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Pizzeria this evening.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Cicerone

      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. Here you'll 'Dive Into Culture' and into Rome's vibrant gourmet scene. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter and sample delicious specialities in its neighbourhood bakeries, before taking part in a cooking course with a professional chef. Learn the art of making authentic pasta like only an Italian mamma can and sample your successes afterwards. Your appetite appeased, venture to Ancient Rome with a Local Specialist to visit the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus where exhilarating chariot races were once hosted.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Lunch

      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 Rome. Visit the Baroque-styled Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, tossing a coin to secure your speedy return to Rome. Continue to the heart of Rome and visit the Pantheon, the best preserved Roman building in the city. Then, wander through the city streets and piazze, admiring the city's imposing monuments, including Bernini's Fountain of the Four Rivers in Piazza Navona. Spend time rubbing shoulders with the locals before leaving the city centre to visit the ancient catacombs with a Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the city's Christian history.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      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

      4. Rome At Leisure

      Spend the day discovering Rome on your own. Saunter past the sights or relax with a coffee and cornetti to soak up the city's authentic atmosphere. Make this free day in Rome count. Venture up Palatine Hill for spectacular views of Ancient Rome, shop along Via Veneto, or relax in the serene gardens of Villa Borghese. Your Travel Director will be able to suggest activities such as museums, shopping or sightseeing.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      5. Rome – Vatican Experience

      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, 'Dive Into Culture' as you gain priority access to the Vatican Museums where a Local Specialist will take you on a guided tour. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and discover the array of artefacts displayed at the Museo Gregoriano Profano, which was founded in the Lateran Apostolic Palace at the behest of Gregory XVI Cappellari in 1844. You'll also enjoy an exclusive after-hours al fresco dinner against the spectacular backdrop of St. Peter's. Should there be adverse weather, a contingency is provided in a newly created dining space within the Cortile della Pigna.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Regional Meal

      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. 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 remains of Pompeii, the victim of a devastating volcanic eruption.

      Meal(s)
      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, and have 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

      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 UNESCO World Heritage Italian gardens of Villa d'Este. This Roman retreat, with its spectacular fountains, pools and exquisite architectural elements, had an enormous influence on European landscape design. This evening, we 'Dive Into Culture', joining our hosts who will prepare a delicious meal including local flavours for you to enjoy with your fellow travel companions.

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast
      Farewell Dinner

      8. Depart Rome

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

      Meal(s)
      Buffet Breakfast

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-nz/tours/rome-explorer?season=summer%202018&tripcode=romk for the latest discounts & departure information.

      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Dive into Culture
        Learn how to make traditional Italian pasta with a professional Italian chef who will take you through a food market to buy local ingredients. (Day 2)
        Join friendly locals for dinner who will prepare a delicious meal. (Day 7)

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

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Rome

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

        • VISIT the Roman Catacombs, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Villa d'Este Gardens in Tivoli

        • VIP ADMISSION to the Vatican Museums


      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 Trip Highlights

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and a professional 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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