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Holiday type Escorted tours
Country Italy
Resort Rome
Travel type Fly
Price range From £559
Travel partner Riviera Travel
Duration 4 nights
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Rome - ancient and baroque

With a recorded history of 2,500 years, Rome proudly boasts a heritage of classical antiquities, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and intricate Baroque piazzas.

The price of this holiday is per person, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms subject to availability at a supplement of £169 per person in the President hotel or £159 in the Hotel Ripa. The price includes return flights as indicated and four nights bed and breakfast accommodation based on two people sharing a twin room, airport departure taxes, all tours as mentioned, timed entrance to the Villa Borghese (reservation fee included, entrance approximately €8.50 payable locally) and the services of a Riviera tour manager.

If you are over 65, or under 18, under current Italian law entrance to any state owned museum is free for British and other European Union citizens on production of a photocopy of your passports.

  • Return flights
  • Four nights bed and breakfast accommodation at a centrally located four star hotel
  • Guided tour of Baroque Rome
  • Guided tour of ancient Rome
  • Timed visit to the Villa Borghese
  • Escorted by our experienced tour manager
Day one

Flight to Rome. On arrival, a coach will take you to your hotel either the four star rated President, Milton or Ripa for four nights bed and breakfast.

Day two

After breakfast, take a tour of Rome’s monuments: from the Trevi fountain, to the Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most picturesque squares and the city’s social centre. Stroll down the 18th century Spanish Steps, the haunt of artists, models and the place to find the Piazza di Spagna, home to the poet Keats and visited by Milton, Byron and Shelley. The afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish.

Day three

Ruling much of the ancient world for 500 years, Rome was the greatest empire of its time. With many rulers, including Julius Caesar, each wanting to out build their predecessors, a unique legacy was created: the forum, the house of the Vestal Virgins, and temples to Jupiter, Mars and Venus. There are the law courts and the Podium, the remains of villas, including the Emperor’s and two of the most famous centres of entertainment the world has ever known, the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum. This morning you see all of these sights on our guided tour, with the remainder of the day free.

Day four

This morning you visit the Villa Borghese, with one of the world’s greatest collections of fine art including works by Raphael, Caravaggio and Titian. You have a timed visit to the Borghese gallery where you can see some of these masterpieces, then the opportunity to explore the other museums at your own pace. You will have the rest of the day free.

Day five

A coach will take you to the airport for the return flight.
Hotel President - four star

Part of the Roscioli hotels, family run, where four generations have managed the properties for over 70 years. Right in the heart of the Eternal City within walking distance from the main Termini station, providing superb transport links via metro and bus to all areas of the city and the main sights - including direct connections to the Colosseum, the Vatican and the Spanish Steps are just a few stops away. The hotel offers stylish, modern accommodation, spacious reception areas, seating, a breakfast room serving a full continental buffet breakfast, restaurant offering both local and international cuisine, and bar. All rooms are decorated in a modern style and have private facilities, air conditioning, a minibar and satellite TV.

Hotel Ripa - four star

Situated in the Trastevere district of Rome, one of the city's most desirable areas, full of cafes, restaurants and medieval squares. When the Romans dine out Trastevere is where they come. Just outside the hotel is the tram stop which takes you directly to Rome's Baroque areas, home of the Trevi fountain, Piazza Navona and Spanish Steps in less than ten minutes. The rooms are modern in style, fully air-conditioned and have a TV, safe and mini bar.
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I have just returned from another wonderful tour of Rome. Thank you to all the tour guides who do such a great job in searing temperatures. I look forward to traveling with you again next year.
Jul 2012
Msa J Francis

I have just returned from another wonderful tour of Rome. Thank you to all the tour guides who do such a great job in searing temperatures. I look forward to traveling with you again next year.
Jul 2012
Msa J Francis

Just a little note to say how much we enjoyed our trip to Rome. We particularly appreciated Barbara our host and guide. She was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and always available.
Oct 2011
Mr & Mrs Faulkner
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