Unpack only once and come to know exciting Rome, a metropolitan city steeped in history and tradition. Walk through time at the Roman Forum, a former marketplace and main center of ancient Roman life. Discover the stories of the famous Colosseum and Palatino Hill, the location of ruins of many ancient palaces. A local guide will lead you through Rome's churches to uncover their mosaic masterpieces. Take a walk through the history and opulence of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica. Journey outside the city to the well-preserved, abandoned city of Ostia Antica to get a glimpse into the life of early romans. This in-depth discovery of this fascinating city will also provide you with ample time for freedom to explore as you choose.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2017
Duration
6 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1RomeOvernight Flight: Join us on an adventure through the art, history and culture of Rome, "The Eternal City."
Day 2RomeRome, Italy - Tour Begins: Your tour opens in Rome. You will be captivated by its old-world charm blending with its lively cosmopolitan energy. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3RomeRome: This morning you'll come to know the history and traditions of ancient Rome on a locally guided tour. Take a walk through time at the Roman Forum, a former marketplace and main center of ancient Roman life. Imagine the energy of 80,000 spectators cheering during a visit to the Colosseum, once home to gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights dating back to the first century A.D. Spend time reflecting on the life of an emperor during a visit to Palatino Hill, the location of ruins of many former palaces. The remainder of the day is yours to explore as you choose.
Day 4RomeRome: Discover the beauty of the sophisticated ancient art of mosaics. A local guide will lead you to some of Rome's churches that are bursting with mosaic masterpieces. Gaze at amazing works of art in the Basilica di San Clemente, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Prassede. This afternoon, continue exploring Rome's treasures during a guided visit to the Vatican Museums. You will be in awe of the opulence at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.
Day 5RomeRome: The day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore the city. Rome is a fascinating city with many remarkable museums such as Capitoline Museums and Villa Borghese. You may decide to explore the Capuchin Crypt beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, containing the skeletons of approximately 4,000 friars. Perhaps you will choose to learn the secrets of Roman cooking by partaking in an optional cooking class.
Day 6RomeRome - Ostia Antica - Rome: Journey outside the city to Ostia Antica. You will be amazed by its well-preserved Roman ruins. This ancient port city was abandoned at the fall of Rome and gives you a glimpse into the life of early Romans. This afternoon, return to the city for some free time. Tonight, join your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.
Day 7RomeRome - Tour Ends: Your tour comes to a close today.
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Lodging
Hotel Dei Borgia Rome, Italy
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
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