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Rome, Italy

Luxury Rome City-Break

4-day Exclusive tailor-made city-break from £895 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Stay 3 pay 2 discount – Save up to £180pp

Summary

Short description

Contrast histories both ancient and stunningly Baroque on a Roman getaway

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Enjoy exclusive free car hire on all self-drives when you book before 31 January. Combine with the British Airways Sale for maximum savings – enquire now while availability lasts.

Free car hire on all self-drives

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

About

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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 restaurant to enjoy an included four-course introduction to Roman cuisine.

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)

Meals: D

Day 2
Rome

The Vatican City – between its famed masterpieces, grand Renaissance architecture and philosophy-defining importance – needs little introduction. 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. 

Stay: Baglioni Hotel Regina, Rome (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 3
Rome

Today’s focus sees you travel back in time to Imperial Rome. You’ll start with the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona and St. Peter's basilica in the company of your local guide, then travel even further back to Ancient Rome, visiting 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 L

Day 4
Rome/UK

Enjoy some free time or 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 £895 pp incl. flights

Deluxe

Special Offer

Stay 3 pay 2 discount: Save up to £180 pp.

Book by: 31 January 2020

Low Season

from £895 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £1,300 pp. incl. flights

Valid for travel: throughout 2020

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights to Rome
  • Return private airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis at Baglioni Regina Hotel in a Superior Room
  • 4 course dinner on your first night in Rome at the Brunello Bar & Restaurant in Baglioni Regina
  • Free entrance to fitness area and sauna
  • Private "skip the line" visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
  • Full Day Small group tour of Classical and Imperial Rome including lunch


Season Details

Low Season: 01 Nov - 26 Dec 2019 / 06 Jan - 12 Mar 2020 / 09 - 27 Aug 2020

High Season: 27 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 / 01 May - 25 Jul 2020 / 10 Sep - 31 Oct 2020


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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