Spotlight on Rome

Spotlight on Rome

Rome, Italy · About Escorted or Guided Tour · from $1,719.00 CAD

6 Nights / 7 Days

7 days, 8 meals.

Unpack only once and come to know exciting Rome, a metropolitan city steeped in history and tradition and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the stories of the famous Colosseum. Delve into the secrets of Italian cuisine when shopping at a local open-air market and joining a chef to learn how to make pasta. Choose between tours: either discover Rome’s churches to uncover their mosaic masterpieces or embark on an expert led walking tour of the city. Take a walk through the history and opulence of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. This in-depth discovery of this fascinating city will also provide you with ample time for freedom to explore as you choose.

Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Join us on an adventure through the art, history and culture of Rome, "The Eternal City."

Day 2: Rome, 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 travellers for dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3: Rome

Today the choice is yours! Discover the beauty of the sophisticated ancient art of mosaics with a local guide who leads you to some of Rome’s churches that are bursting with mosaic masterpieces; gaze at the amazing works of art in the Basilica di San Clemente, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Prassede. Or, join a local expert for a walking tour of the city that culminates at the famous Fontana di Trevi – legend holds that if you toss a coin in the fountain, you’ll be certain to return to Rome. The remainder of the day is yours to uncover more of the city’s treasures on your own.

Day 4: Rome

Today we will explore Rome’s culinary treasures. First, set off on a walking tour through the “Eternal City” to the famed Campo dei Fiori Market. Shop side-by-side with the locals as you browse this medieval open-air market. Next, we’re off to discover the secrets of Italian cuisine during a chef-led cooking class. Learn how to prepare three types of pasta! Next, sit back and savour regional delicacies during a delicious lunch.

Day 5: Rome

This morning you’ll come to know the history and traditions of ancient Rome. Imagine the energy of 80,000 spectators cheering during your visit to the Colosseum, once home to gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights dating back to the first century A.D. This afternoon, continue exploring Rome’s artistic 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 6: Rome

Your day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore the city your way. Perhaps you’ll visit one of Rome’s many remarkable museums including the Capitoline Museum or the Borghese Gallery. Or, you may decide to explore the Capuchin Crypt beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, containing the skeletons of approximately 4,000 friars. Tonight, join your fellow travellers at a special farewell dinner where you’ll be serenaded with music from local musicians.

Day 7: Rome - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today.

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