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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.

"Most amazing holiday I ever had"

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8 Days, 1 Country, 3 Cities

Rome Explorer

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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' or AMEX 'Amsterdam Explorer'.
    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts and ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
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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 with a gelato, admire Michelangelo's frescoed ceiling at the Sistine Chapel and enjoy dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican Museums.


Trip type: At Leisure i

Trip code: ROMK

7 Nights

accommodation

11 Meals
  • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 3 dinners

  • 1 lunch

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, 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, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Tivoli Gardens at Villa d'Este


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners

    • 1 lunch


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Travel Highlights

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    • Vatican Experience
      In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

    • 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


Rome Explorer

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Rome (7 Nights)

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Day 2

Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit

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Day 3

Rome Market Visit – Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing

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Day 4

Rome At Leisure and Tivoli Villa d'Este Gardens Visit

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Day 5

Rome – Vatican Experience

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Day 6

Rome At Leisure or Optional Experience to Pompeii

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Day 7

Rome At Leisure and Roman Farewell Dinner

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Day 8

Depart Rome

Day 1

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

Welcome to Rome, capital of Italy. Relax after check-in at your centrally located hotel, or take a leisurely stroll through the city's ancient streets. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception at a traditional Pizzeria.

Hotel

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Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

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Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit Day 2 - Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit

After a leisurely start enjoy a walking tour with a Local Specialist through some of the oldest streets in Rome. Visit the famous Spanish Steps immortalised in many Italian movies and the Trevi Fountain where you will stop to toss coins over your shoulder and make a wish to return to Rome. Visit inside the breathtaking Pantheon and marvel at the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. See some of the impressive squares and admire the many monuments including Bernini's Fountain of Four Rivers. Enjoy free time in Piazza Navona for lunch and a gelato. This afternoon leave the city centre and visit the ancient catacombs with a Local Specialist for a fascinating insight into Christian history in the city.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • 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

Day 2

Day 3

Rome Market Visit – Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing Day 3 - Rome Market Visit – Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing

Today experience life like a local in this bustling and vibrant capital city. Visit a local food market for a Cultural Insight with your insider host and select delicious local ingredients. Take a walk through the Jewish quarter and try focaccias and other delicious specialities in the neighbourhood bakeries. Arrive at Fooxia for a cooking course with a professional chef and learn how to make authentic Italian pasta. Enjoy a delicious lunch with typical Italian hospitality. Later, explore ancient Rome with a Local Specialist. Visit inside the impressive Colosseum and see the Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 3

Day 4

Rome At Leisure and Tivoli Villa d'Este Gardens Visit Day 4 - Rome At Leisure and Tivoli Villa d'Este Gardens Visit

Enjoy a morning At Leisure. Later travel to Tivoli for a guided visit with a Local Specialist of the UNESCO World Heritage Italian gardens of Villa d'Este. The architectural elements and water features here had an enormous influence on European landscape design.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Explore Ostia Antica

Join us on a journey along the Mediterranean coast and visit the excavations of Ancient Ostia, the former harbour of Rome. These ruins offer perhaps a more complete picture of Roman urban life than either Rome or Pompeii. See the remains of the baths, theatre, apartment houses, drinking room, mosaics and wall paintings at this beautiful site, mirrored by cypress trees and umbrella pines.

Adult Price: €42.00

Day 4

Day 5

Rome – Vatican Experience Day 5 - Rome – Vatican Experience

Enjoy your morning at leisure, exploring the magnificent historic sites of Rome, indulging in its café culture and perhaps even a shopping experience to Via Condotti. This afternoon, 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 meet an official representative of the Vatican Museums during your private guided tour of the Missionary Ethnological Museum, founded by Pope Pius XI in 1926, with its remarkable collection of artworks and historical relics from missions all over the world. You'll also enjoy an exclusive after hour's dinner at the museum amidst three centuries of Vatican art, history and antiquities.

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

A completely free day to explore the city. Your Travel Director will give you some ideas and suggestions on how to spend your day. Alternatively you may wish to take an Optional Experience to visit the renowned excavations at Pompeii.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Rome At Leisure and Roman Farewell Dinner Day 7 - Rome At Leisure and Roman Farewell Dinner

Your last day in the city is completely yours to explore further or do last minute shopping for souvenirs. Your Travel Director will be able to suggest activities such as museums, shopping or sightseeing in the city. In the early evening meet for a unique Cultural Insight. Enjoy a Roman Farewell Dinner with a local family in their Isola Tiberina apartment. This apartment formerly belonged to film director Michelangelo Antonioni amongst other famous inhabitants. Today it is the home of Fabio and either he or other members of his family will host you for a delicious meal 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 week in one of the world's greatest cities. Transfers to Rome Fiumicino Airport are available. Conditions apply.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 8

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Cultural Insights
    Enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner in the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum. 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 a local family 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, Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Tivoli Gardens at Villa d'Este


What's Included

Dining

    • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 3 dinners

    • 1 lunch


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What's Included

Travel Highlights

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    • Vatican Experience
      In the midst of three centuries of art, history and antiquities at the Vatican's Missionary Ethnological Museum, enjoy a private guided tour and exclusive dinner.

    • 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


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

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Love... Travel

"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 5 Reviews

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    Service rating : My husband and I thought that our Rome Explorer tour was fantastic. What a wonderful introduction to the eternal city!Product : The hotel location was excellent. The local experts made the city "come alive" for us. As we bypassed the long lines at the Vatican Museum and

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    Service:

    Good Tour Director; the major sights of Rome were done well.

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    Service:

    Service rating : The service was great, from the moment the travel representative found me wandering the airport to bring me to the shuttle to my hotel to the shuttle that drove me back to the airport. I also appreciated trafalgers communication prior to the trip regarding registering on their

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    Service:

    Service rating : excellent tour guidesProduct : Tony Cacasse is a relaxed gentleman with a huge gorgeous smile. Rome explorer was relaxed like the Italians. I would highly recomment Trafalgar tours to my friends and I wish I could go again. This tour grouip was small but lovely as it was like a

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    Service rating : Very goodProduct : While the tour was great perhaps this trip could offer a few more Optional excursions as there was plenty of "free" time. This was our 6th Trafalgar Trip.

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