The roads of Rome encompass palaces and cathedrals, fountains and statuary, layering the city with unforgettable beauty. Your custom tailored tour immerses you in the culture around the Eternal City with private guided tours and full day excursions to ineffable sites. Dig your hands into soft dough while making homemade pizza. Wander through ancient catacombs telling the early tales of Christianity. Stroll through a hidden cloister guided by a soft-spoken nun and sip wine with a view of antique...
Rome – The Roman Discovery
The ancient city of Rome demonstrates antiquity and the history of Christianity side-by-side. Cobblestone streets wind around baroque fountains. The soaring dome of St. Peter’s Basilica glints in the drifting sunlight. Your private transfer meets you at the baggage claim of Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, escorting you to the heart of the Eternal City. Trees shade the large boulevard on which you find your luxurious hotel. The polished interior exhibits the lavish comfort to come. After settling into Rome, your private guide meets you in the lobby for an introductory tour of the city. Baroque palaces frame the grounds of Piazza Navona, rising above the former Roman stadium built by Emperor Domitian.
Artists bask in the natural light and capture the beauty of the piazza on their canvas. Cafes spill out onto the cobblestones with tables shaded by wide umbrellas. The scent of fresh spicy tomato sauces emanates from the kitchens. Locals sip glasses of wine while the sound of water trickles into the fountain pools. Bernini designed the centerpiece of Fontana dei Fiumi, and elegant representation of the four largest rivers, using human features to personify the Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata. The grand artistry embodies the magnificence of Rome, a city of lavish décor and opulent religion inspired by the classic Rome.
Rome – Ancient Walls to Colorful Ceilings
Naples – History at Its Core
Tuscany – The Treasured Countryside of Tuscany
Umbria – Golden Hills in Umbria
Tivoli – Ancient Villas and Medieval Churches
Rome – Embarking on Roman Delights
Rome – More than the Highlights
- Enjoy the cultural immersion of Rome during your guided explorations of the ancient, medieval, and renaissance layers
- Relish the true contemporary culture of Rome with an in-depth excursion of the markets and cuisine of the Trastevere neighborhood
- Travel to Naples for a full day tour of the city’s covered opulence followed by a private pizza making lesson teaching you the secrets of Neapolitan pizza
- Discover the endless beauty of Tuscany on a full-day excursion to the traditional hillside villages producing creamy olive oils and indulgent wines
- Marvel at the panoramas of Umbria from the medieval hilltop town of Orvieto
- Witness the grandeur of Roman emperors and Renaissance nobles in the villas adorning Tivoli
- View the sensational marble statues and mosaics of ancient history at the National Archeological Museum in Naples
- Explore the stunning artworks decorating the halls, galleries, and historic apartments of the Vatican Museum
Let Rome act as the center of the Western World once more during your 8-day highlights tour, immersing you in the details of the Italian culture varied by the regions. Your flight lands at Fiumicino Airport where your private transfer meets you at baggage claim. In the historic heart of the city, your guide leads you on an unforgettable introductory tour, accentuating the baroque palaces and fountains, along with the locals lingering in the piazzas sipping aperitifs before dinner. The next day, you have a private full day tour of Rome, taking in the ancient monuments of the Roman Forum, followed by the unparalleled artistry on display in the Vatican Museums.
Travel south to Naples to uncover the former gilded edges the capital of the Berber Kingdom. Wander along the harbor and visit the National Archeological Museum to find artwork from classic antiquity. In the afternoon, you have a hands-on cooking demonstration to learn how to make your own Neapolitan pizza. Next, you venture north to Tuscany to stroll along the cobbled streets of Pienza, Pitigliano, Montalcino. Sample the local cheeses and enjoy a wine tasting on the vineyards stretching across the Tuscan hillsides.
Your guide escorts you to the region of Umbria, leading you along the sloping lanes of Assisi and the soaring homes of Orvieto. Explore the unique grounds of the town of Tivoli outside of Rome, home to an elaborate castle and magnificent villas. Wander through the gardens Hadrian’s ancient villa and the staggering waterworks in Villa d’Este before turning to Rome for a splendid tour of the captivating churches of Rome. The following day is yours to enjoy the wonders in and around Rome at your leisure.
Wander the diverse neighborhoods of the city, from the delicacies at Trastevere to the unique history of the Jewish Ghetto. Enter into the catacombs to see interesting Capuchin burial grounds or partake in a private cooking course to learn the Roman art of making pasta. On your final day, your private transfer greets you at the hotel lobby, ready to escort you to the airport. Instead of leaving Rome, you could extend your stay in Italy, choosing to relish the grandeur of the Amalfi Coast or Cinque Terre.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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