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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 WLON 'London Explorer' or WPAR 'Paris 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.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. And the 31 December 2017 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 11 February 2018 will be in Rome on Valentine's Day.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii 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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    Departure date

    Rome, Italy

    Return date

    Rome, Italy

    Book by:

    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

    Was: PP

    Save: PP

    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Easy Quote View Trip Book Now Please call +27 011 280 8440

      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'.
      • 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.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 24 December 2017 departure will celebrate Christmas in Rome. And the 31 December 2017 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 11 February 2018 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 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 with a gelato, 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 Regional Meal lunch

      • 3 dinners

      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, the Colosseum, Tivoli Gardens at Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 3 dinners


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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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      Arrive Rome (7 Nights)

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      Rome City Highlights Walking tour and Catacombs Visit

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      Rome Market Visit – Cooking Experience and Ancient Rome Sightseeing

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      Rome At Leisure and Tivoli Villa d'Este Gardens Visit

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      Rome – Vatican and Sistine Chapel Visit

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      Rome At Leisure or Optional Experience to Pompeii

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      Rome At Leisure and Roman Farewell Dinner

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      Depart Rome

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      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.

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      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      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 a coin 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. During the festive holiday season, enjoy free time walking around the city centre, soaking up the lights and atmosphere from Via Veneto to Via del Corso, or visit any number of churches to see the presepi, or Nativity Scenes. 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

      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
      • Regional Meal

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      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

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      Day 5

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

      Your included sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist begins at the Vatican Museums. Trafalgar has priority early access as an official Partner of the Vatican Museums allowing entry before other Tour Operators and the general public. Admire Michelangelo's magnificent frescoed ceiling in the Sistine Chapel when it is less crowded and more peaceful. Later visit St. Peter's Basilica to see the famous Pietà. 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

      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

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      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

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      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

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/sa/tours/rome-explorer 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 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, Tivoli and the Vatican Museums

      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, the Colosseum, Tivoli Gardens at Villa d'Este, St. Peter's Basilica and Sistine Chapel


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 7 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 1 Regional Meal lunch

        • 3 dinners


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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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      The Trafalgar Experience

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      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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