ROME

OPTIONAL TOURS

Rome in One Day: Vatican and Underground Rome with Lunch

Tour Code:  RV&UR

Duration:  9.5 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0830H 

Starting point: Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95
Pick-up at the meeting point or pick-up at the hotel available depending on the chosen modality.

End point: Same as starting point

Tour Stops: 

  • Point of interest: 1. Vatican Museums
  • Point of interest: 2. Sistine Chapel
  • Point of interest: 3. St. Peter’s Basilica

Take this tour around the Vatican MuseumsSistine ChapelSt. Peter’s Basilica and other Major Basilicas and Catacombs with this fantastic opportunity! The Vatican Museums attract millions of tourists every year and it’s clear to see why. Come and see for yourself, the beautiful artwork and artifacts which inhabit the museums from Vincent Van Gogh’s Pietà, after Delacroix, which is housed in the Collection of Modern Religious Art, to the Augustus of Prima Porta in the Braccio Nuovo. The various sculptures and paintings are a sight to behold and at night they’re even more so.

After the visit to the Museums you will be taken to the renowned Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. Get a taste of the architecture and art which has gone into making the Sistine Chapel what it is today, with work from some of Italy’s most famous Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo and Pinturicchio. See the gorgeous Sistine Chapel Ceiling, covered in art including The Creation of Adam and many more pieces by Michelangelo. This tour is not to be missed!

Afterwards enjoy a journey through Basilicas, Catacombs and the ancient streets of Rome. With this tour you’ll be able to visit the major Christian sights of this ancient city as you venture into the underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians. This tour is one for those who want to see the major historical Christian sights in Rome, as well as the astounding art the city has to offer!

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfers, guide services, lunch

Exclusions: Entrance to Windsor Castle & entrance to Stonehenge

Tour Cost: (Min 2 pax)

Adult         USD 177.00

Child          USD 142.00 (3-7yrs old)

 *quoted on per person basis

Note: Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you.
If you chose the option with pick-up at the meeting point, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.
If you chose the option with pick-up at the hotel, please call up 48 hours beforehand to reconfirm your hotel location and the pick-up time.
Hotel pick-ups from the city centre

Unesco Jewels: Pompei City and Ruins - Full Day Tour

Tour Code:  UJP&R

Duration:  13 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0730H 

Starting Point:  Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95 – Rome – IT
Pick-up at the meeting point or pick-up at the hotel available depending on the chosen modality.

End point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops:

– Enjoy a panoramic overview of Naples 
– Step back in time with a tour of Pompeii 
– Admire the countryside as we you travel out of Rome 

Explore the remnants of the prosperous Roman town and witness the tragic plaster casts of its citizens that were preserved in the volcanic ash. The tour includes a stop off at Naples for a brief panoramic view of the city before making your way to Pompeii.

Head out of Rome and take the Autostrada del Sole south through the beautiful Italian countryside, admiring the rolling hills of Lazio and Campania. Enjoy a panoramic overview of Italy’s largest and most vibrant city, Naples, before heading south again to Pompeii. A traditional Italian lunch is included in the tour.

Once a thriving Roman town, Pompeii was destroyed by the unforeseen AD79 eruption of Vesuvius, which lies in between the town and Naples. Take yourself back in time to imagine the daily life in the settlement and put yourself in the shoes of the men and women who lost their lives that fateful day. Then witness the harrowing moulds of the victims themselves, preserved imprinted in the ash that surrounded them.

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfers, English Speaking Guide, Excursions, meal

Tour Cost:   

Adult         USD 151.00

Child          USD 123.00 (3 -7 yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note: 
Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you

Papal Audience in Rome

Tour Code:  PAR

Duration:  4.5 hours

Departs at:   

AM   0730H 

Starting point: 4 Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95
Pick-up at the meeting point or pick-up at the hotel available depending on the chosen modality.
If you chose the option with pick-up at the meeting point, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.

Endpoint: St.Peters’s square

Tour Stops:

  • Point of interest: 1. Venice Square
  • Point of interest: 2. Corso Rinascimento
  • Point of interest: 3. St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Point of interest: 4. Via Nazionale 16/A
  • Point of interest: 5. Corso Vittorio
  • Point of interest: 7. Castel Sant’Angelo

Come to the Vatican to experience one of the most spiritual events and popular traditions in the catholic world, the Papal audience.

Join people from all over the world, many of them who have made the trip for this very reason, in St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis I conducts mass. Feel free to pray or just to observe one of the most significant religious gatherings in the world. The offer also includes a short guided tour of the area around the Vatican City where you will take in Piazza Venezia, Corso Rinascimento, Piazza Tribunali and more.

Head to the centre of the Catholic universe, St Peter’s Square in the Vatican, and be part of a weekly tradition that will stay with you forever. Watch on as part of the huge gathering as cardinals reach out to pilgrims from across the world in various languages before Pope Francis himself will deliver his weekly message and lead the crowd in prayer. You are free to sing along to hymns, pray in unison with the Pope or just sit back and observe this incredible spectacle.

On your way to the Vatican you will meet your guide in the center of Rome and undertake a short panoramic tour crossing Via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Corso Vittorio, Corso RInascimento and Lungotevere. Learn about their historical importance before passing Castel Sant’Angelo and making your way through the excited crowd to the gates of the Vatican.

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfers & tickets

Tour Cost:

Adult         USD 39.00

Child          USD 31.00 (3 – 7 yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note: *Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*If you chose the option with pick-up at the meeting point, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.
*If you chose the option with pick-up at the hotel, please call up 48 hours beforehand to reconfirm your hotel location and the pick-up time.
Hotel pick-ups from the city centre.
Pick-up time At 6.30am.

The Best of Tuscany

Tour Code:  TBT

Duration:  12.5 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0730H

Starting Point: Piazza del Popolo – Rome – IT By the large fountain with the lions and the pillar.

End point: Same as starting point

Tour stops:

  • Point of interest: 1. Val d’Orcia
  • Point of interest: 2. Montalcino
  • Point of interest: 3. Piazza Grande
  • Point of interest: 4. Saint Agostino
  • Point of interest: 5. Tower of Pulcinella
  • Point of interest: 6. Pienza

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome and retreat to the rustic charms of Tuscany with this guided tour that takes in rolling countryside, historic towns and hearty cuisine.

You will visit the scenic region of the Val d’Orcia, which is famed for its gentle rolling hills, occasionally punctured by picturesque towns such as Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano. Such is its beauty that the whole valley has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Indulge in Montalcino, a stunning hill town that is the centre of the Brunello di Montalcino wine producing region. Protected by medieval walls and fortress, it has more than 20 historic religious buildings. We will then visit the wine cellar of Tenuta Poggio il Castellare for a traditional Tuscan lunch and taste three local wines.

Wander the almost-perfect streets Pienza, a town that was one of the world’s first examples of urban planning. It was the home town of Pope Pius II and under his auspices, it was demolished and rebuilt as an ‘ideal town’ featuring the best of Renaissance architecture. Pienza is also a Unesco World Heritage Site. Along the main street you will find grocers selling varieties of pecorino cheese as well as antique shops.

Discover Montepulciano and be seduced by the timeless beauty of this hill town, by its impressive architecture and its excellent wines. At its heart is the Piazza Grande, dominated by the cathedral, which contains priceless religious works of art. The town also has a number of outstanding civil and religious buildings, including the emblematic Tower of Pulcinella.

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfers, Excursions, drinks, meals

Tour Cost:   

Adult         USD 157.00

Child          USD 145.00 (2- 14 yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note:
*Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity. *We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on our tours. We are also unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours. *You need to be dressed conservatively to get in to the churches, with the knees and shoulders covered.

Roman Basilicas and Secret Underground Catacombs

Tour Code:   RB&SUC

Duration:   3 hours

Pickup Time:   

PM   1400H

Starting Point:  Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95 – Rome – IT
Pick-up at the meeting point or pick-up at the hotel available depending on the chosen modality.

End Point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops: 

  • Point of interest: 1. Scala Sancta
  • Point of interest: 2. Archbasilica of St John Lateran
  • Point of interest: 3. Church of Domine Quo Vadis

Enjoy a journey through Basilicas, Catacombs and the ancient streets of Rome with this fascinating tour. With this tour you’ll be able to visit the major Christian sights of this ancient city as you venture into the underground cemeteries and hiding places of the Christians.

– Head underground into the Catacombs of Rome 
– Learn all about Roman history and culture 
– Visit landmarks and historical sites from Christian history 

Begin the tour with a visit to the Scala Sancta, the holy staircase, a place which has attracted Christian pilgrims for centuries who wish to worship the Passion of Jesus. These marble stairs are a fascinating tourist spot and one definitely worth seeing! Afterwards, visit the Archbasilica of St John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome. Explore the Cathedral and the art which lies within the magnificent architecture of this beautiful building. There are also papal tombs within the Basilica, which are available for viewing.

Proceed down the ancient Appian Way, passing the marvellous chapel of Domine Quo Vadis, before arriving at the Catacombs of Rome. Travel through these fascinating catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries used by Christians when land was scarce. See the burial sites which have been there since the 2nd Century AD and have survived all of this time.

This tour is for those who are interesting in the history and the culture of Rome, particularly during the time of the Roman era and the Renaissance period, and is a fascinating insight into the Christian way of life which has survived for nearly two thousand years.

Inclusions: Excursion tickets, English Speaking Guide, transport

Tour Cost:

Adult         USD 68.00 for one day

Child         USD  55.00 (3 – 8 yrs old)for one day

*quoted on per person basis

Note: 
*Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*If you chose the option with pick-up at the meeting point, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time.
*If you chose the option with pick-up at the hotel, please call up 48 hours beforehand to reconfirm your hotel location and the pick-up time.
*Entrance into  churches may require a dress code.

Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Tour

Tour Code: CRF&PHT

Duration:   3 hours

starts at:   

PM   1330H

Starting Point: in front of the Colosseo metro stop – Rome – IT
Outside the Oppio Cafe
New meeting point from 1st March 2018: Outside of Oppio Caffè, located on Via delle Terme di Tito, 72 (near the Colosseum).

End point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops:

  • Point of interest: 1. Coliseum
  • Point of interest: 2. Roman Forum
  • Point of interest: 3. Arch of Constantine
  • Point of interest: 4. Temple of Vesta
  • Point of interest: 5. Palatine Hill

– Skip the line entry into the Colosseum 
– Delve into the political heart of Ancient Rome 
– Learn about the characters that shaped the empire’s history 

Skip the long line into the Colosseum and dive right into its bloody but politically important history. Wander around its first and second tiers learning about the lives of gladiators and the real hand signals that emperors used to condemn fighters as your passionate and expert guide regales you with its history.

From Ancient Rome’s entertainment to business, our next stop is the Roman Forum: the commercial and political heart of the empire. Pass by the titanic arch of Constantine, the final resting place of Julius Caesar, and the Temple of the Vestal Virgins, who were charged with the unenviable task of safeguarding the morality of Ancient Rome.

Finally we head up to Palatine Hill to hear all about the legend of Romulus & Remus. Explore ancient palaces as you hear tales of the characters that played such a crucial role in shaping history. By the end of the tour you will understand the importance of this once-great empire like never before.

Inclusions:  Tickets

Tour Cost:   

Adult         USD 68.00

Child          USD 63.00 (4- 12yrs old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note:  Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
Voucher validity: 1 day

Unesco Jewels in Florence City - Full Day Tour on a High Speed Train

Tour Code:   LCGRC

Duration:   13 hours

Pickup Time:   

AM   0730H

Starting point:  Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95 – Rome – IT
Pick-up at the meeting point or pick-up at the hotel available depending on the chosen modality.

End point:  Same as starting point

Tour Stops:  

  • Point of interest: 1. Pitti Palace
  • Point of interest: 2. Ponte Vecchio (Vecchio Bridge)
  • Point of interest: 3. Uffizi Gallery
  • Point of interest: 4. Piazza Santa Croce

Make the most of your holiday in Rome and take a day trip to picture postcard Florence. Travel both ways by train to take in the stunning cradle of the renaissance, known worldwide for its treasures or art and architecture. Delight at the squares, streets and masterpieces within this stunning ancient city.

– Includes entry to the Uffizi Gallery 
– Lunch at a traditional restaurant in the heart of Florence 
– Pass by the city’s most famous landmarks on a guided tour 

Take a stroll through the beautiful city of Florence at your own pace, passing by some of the city’s most famous landmarks. Pass by sights such as the Palazzo Pitti, one of the most renowned renaissance palaces in the city. The palace is not far from the Ponte Vecchio, the famous stone bridge which once held small markets and is now famously still home to many shops. The Ponte Vecchio is one of Florence’s most famous landmarks and is well worth a visit while you’re in the city.

Enter the splendid Uffizi Gallery, home to some of the world’s most famous paintings from the renaissance masters. See their collection of works from DaVinci to Botticelli, Titian to El Greco and many more. The gallery is a definite place to visit for those who have a particular interest in art, or even just the Italian Renaissance period in Italy.

After walking around the city you’ll be able to have a fantastic lunch in a restaurant located in the great Santa Croce Square, in the heart of Florence. Experience fine dining and Italian cuisine in an authentic Florentine restaurant and savour the delicious food as you admire the stunning backdrop.

Ends at one of “I Love Rome” bus stops in city centre: Via Ludovisi – Piazza Barberini – Largo S.Susanna – Via Cavour – Piazza Vittorio Emanuele.

Inclusions: Seat in coach transfers, ticket, guide & lunch

Exclusions: Drinks

Tour Cost:   

Adult         USD 206 .00

Child          USD 165.00 (3 -7 years old)

*quoted on per person basis

Note: *Printed Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.
*If you chose the option with pick-up at the hotel, please call up 48 hours beforehand to reconfirm your hotel location and the pick-up time.
*If you chose the option with pick-up at the meeting point, please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Customers meet the guide at the meeting point in Rome. From there you take the ‘Italo’ train from Tiburtina Station.

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