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Rome Skyline

A Roman City-Break

4-day Exclusive tailor-made city-break from £1,015 pp incl. flights

Summary

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Contrast histories both ancient and stunningly Baroque on a Roman getaway

Highlights

  • Let a private tour bring you behind the scenes of the Vatican City’s cultural wealth
  • Tour the Italian capital’s Roman heritage – its Colosseum marks the pinnacle of an empire that once ruled from Babylonia to Britannia
  • Stay in city-centre luxury with some of Rome’s finest restaurants and headline-grabbing attractions on your doorstep

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City-break | History & culture

Few countries, let alone cities, can rival Rome for its cultural riches. Three thousand years of creativity has given rise to Baroque palaces that line medieval squares, Roman ruins that intersperse Renaissance art galleries and grand churches that overlook ancient piazzas. To help you get your bearings, we’ve included two private tours. After uncovering the city’s still-standing Roman world you’ll explore the Vatican City, whose influence reaches out far beyond its half a kilometre square slice of masterpiece artworks, Sistine Chapel beauty and Catholic riches. In between, you’ll stay at one of the city’s finest hotels, perfectly positioned to make the most of Rome’s world-beating cuisine. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Rome

Flying into the Italian capital you’ll be transferred to your central hotel, the luxurious Baglioni Hotel Regina. This Art Deco classic is perfectly positioned to explore the city; contrast the bustling espresso culture of its Via Veneto home and the look-at-me Baroque grandeur of Rome’s historic centre with the leafy respite of the Villa Borghese gardens. It’s all just a few minutes’ walk away. With your first day at leisure, perhaps head out and explore before returning to your hotel’s spa and lounge bar indulgences.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)

Day 2
Rome

The Vatican City – between its famed masterpieces, grand Renaissance architecture and philosophy-defining importance – needs little introduction. However, your guide will be able to shed new light on a private tour of its riches. You’ll start with the Vatican Museums whose 1,400 rooms and nine miles of artwork constitute the former wings of the Papal palace. It’s quite simply among the largest, wealthiest and most impressive collection of museums in the world, hosting works curated by the Popes through the centuries. Highlights include the Sistine Chapel’s world wonder frescoes and the Raphael Rooms – the private apartments of Pope Julius II where giant biblical scenes by the Renaissance master play out all around you. Of course no trip would be complete without visiting the impossibly ornate St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Catholic church, and its accompanying square. Consider skipping the lines with upgraded tickets. 

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Rome

Today’s focus sees you travel even further back in time to ancient Rome. You’ll start with the Colosseum; completed in 80AD it still stands as the world‘s largest amphitheatre. Your expert guide will bring its gladiatorial contests and public events to life, demonstrating that the vomitorium was not a site of Roman over-indulgence but a means of ingress for the giant crowds of up to 50,000. Your next stop is the Roman Forum, a sprawl of ruins that showcase the city’s ancient centre. It’s a grandiose district of temples, basilicas and public squares that was first developed in the 7th century BC. Excavations continue to this day, continuing to unearth fresh insight into this lost civilisation.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 4
Rome/UK

Enjoy your last day in the Eternal City at leisure or consider exploring on that quintessentially Italian mode of transportation – the Vespa. Zipping through the streets of Rome either on your own or accompanied by a professional driver, you’ll uncover the city’s Baroque-era squares and palaces left behind by its 16th century aristocracy. Use the Via Giulia – the Renaissance thoroughfare that was the first to pierce the city’s historic centre since antiquity – to link such sights as the Ponte Sisto bridge, the High Renaissance beauty of Piazza Farenese and the statue masterworks of the Campo de’ Fiori square. You’ll also dip into the Trastevere quarter where medieval history lines cobbled streets. Alternatively, choose to discover the city’s famous gastronomy or operatic delights on equally exciting tours. After, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: B

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

4-day Exclusive tailor-made city-break from £1,015 incl. flights

Deluxe

Low Season

from £1,015 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £1,020 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel: throughout 2018

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • A luxury private trip to Rome, including private guides and personal experiences
  • Return flights to Rome, private transfers, 3 nights accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis plus
  • A private guided tour of the Vatican City & St Peter's Basilica
  • A private guided tour of the Colosseum & Roman Forum and city sights
  • (optional Vespa and gastronomic experiences - ask your Wexas consultant for further details

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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