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Highlights include Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Castel Sant’Angelo. Spend three days exploring the classic sights of Italy’s iconic capital city.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Localised Food Tours
  • Visit the Vatican
  • Explore Rome’s ancient history

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide


Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

Fly to Rome

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Day 1

Arrive in Rome

Upon arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport/Railway Station, you will be greeted and privately transferred to your centrally located hotel in Rome.

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Day 2

Imperial Rome

Your tour today leaves you in awe as your guide shows you the heart of the Roman Empire. Marvel at the imposing Colosseum, commissioned by Emperor Vespasian. The stadium accommodated up to 50,000 spectators who came to view the gladiatorial battles that sometimes lasted up to one hundred days! Adjacent is the Arch of Constantine; dating from AD 315, it is a forerunner to many other triumphal arches worldwide.

Next, discover the excavations of the vast Roman Forum, where remains of temples, streetscapes and palaces can be appreciated up close. Your guide helps bring to life the atmosphere of Rome’s pulsating heart and also explains the other nearby Emperor Forums: those of Trajan, Augustus and Caesar. Finally, we discover the Palatine Hill, inhabited since the ninth century BC; archaeologists believe this to be where Romulus, the legendary founder of Rome, lived.

Day 3

Vatican City

Established by the Lateran Treaty in 1929, the Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world. Cross the Tiber River into this awe-inspiring place and discover the Vatican Museums. Part of the Papal Residence, the museums are estimated to contain 1,400 rooms, chapels and galleries! Witness the extraordinarily rich collection of precious arts, maps, sculptures and antiquities, and marvel at its most breathtaking masterpiece, Michelangelo’s frescoed ceiling, which famously adorns the Sistine Chapel. Afterwards, head to the centre of the Vatican, to the vast Basilica of St Peter. The present cathedral is a beautiful mix of Renaissance and Baroque architecture, formed under the hands of masters such as Michelangelo. Take in its stunning interior, an elaborate and detailed display of marble, mosaic, gilt and bronze.

On the way back to your hotel, you stop for a brief visit to the fortress of Castel Sant’Angelo. Built around 123 BC as the tomb for Emperor Hadrian and his family, Castel Sant’Angelo had an unusual destiny in the historic-artistic panorama of the capital. Castel Sant’Angelo has had many incarnations: from funerary monument to outpost, from obscure and terrible prison to beautiful Renaissance dwelling.

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Day 4

Onward journey

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

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When to travel

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If you’re planning a trip to Italy, it’s important to consider the weather to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience. The best time to visit Italy in terms of weather is during the months of April to June and September to October, when the weather is mild and pleasant. However, if you’re looking for a winter getaway, January can be a good time to visit as long as you’re prepared for cooler temperatures. In Italy, January is typically one of the coldest months of the year, with average temperatures ranging from 3°C to 12°C depending on the region.

Add on’s

There are a multitude of add-on holiday options to this Rome itinerary; for example, you could head north and explore Tuscany, go skiing in the Dolomites, or head south to Puglia and the Amalfi Coast.

Rome connects well with flights to Greece and the Balkans.

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