About this holiday
The capital of Italy and with a history spanning over 2000 years, Rome, the 'eternal city', exerts an enduring fascination on all who visit. With its multitude of ancient monuments, exciting legends and as a place of spiritual pilgrimage, the atmosphere is alive with reminders of all the Roman Emperors. Soak up the ambience and admire architectural masterpieces in the capital city of Vespas, designer clothes and long lunches.
Rome wasn't built in a day, but our guided tour certainly reveals her treasures within just that.
Passing the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia, we stroll through the historic centre to admire the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Piazza Navona.
You might like to step inside St. Peter's Basilica to admire incredible works of art such as Michelangelo's 'La Pietà' and Bernini's bronze canopy. No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the famous Sistine Chapel, a wander around the Colosseum and a descent of the Spanish Steps. Don't feel like going to a museum? Perhaps there's no need when it's all outside on the streets.
Food glorious food
The people and food of Rome encapsulate the spirit of the city. Pass a central café and the tables outside are animated with local Italians downing fast shots of espresso. Sample fresh pasta, oven-baked pizzas, refreshing gelato and local wine; to eat is to experience! Aside from the pleasure of eating, make time to stroll along the Via del Corso, which cuts through the length of the city and takes us to the elegant shopping streets, including Via Condotti, the Bond Street of Rome.
The 'eternal city' of ancient wonders
A multitude of impressive monuments
Comprehensive guided walking tour
Discover classic Italian food
Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain
Sights & sounds of literature & films
Marvel at the Sistine Chapel
Admire incredible art at St Peter's Basilica
Experience true 'café culture'
Soak up the ambience with new friends
Facilities include - Worldhotel Ripa Roma - (May)
This stylish and contemporary hotel features the Riparte Café - a combined café restaurant and bar. There is also a small gym and massages are available on request (additional charges apply).
Compact, modern rooms offer air-conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, safe and Wi-Fi (on request).
Facilities include - Best Western Hotel President - (Feb & Mar)
Found near the historic centre, 15 minutes walk from the Colosseum and next to Manzoni Metro Station, facilities on offer at our hotel include a bar and restaurant serving classic Italian cuisine.
Comfortable rooms feature air-conditioning, a TV, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities, minibar and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available at a charge.