A festive taste of 'la dolce vita'
Enjoy a pre-Christmas visit to the glorious Italian capital. Shop for Italian style at discount prices, sightsee and soak up the atmosphere, and discover a city where modern life thrives beside the reminders of ancient glory, on a guided city tour.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- A guided tour of Rome, including all the ancient sites
- Free time for shopping, sightseeing, rest and relaxation
- Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at a three-star hotel (upgrades available)
- Return flights to Rome
- Return airport-to-hotel transfers
- One piece of hold luggage per couple
- The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Fly to Rome and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to stroll the gardens of the Villa Borghese, Rome's most famous open space, before enjoying something to eat in one of Rome's huge range of restaurants and cafes.
Highlights of this morning's guided tour may include the Capitoline Hill, Colosseum and Pantheon, the Via del Corso, and the Piazza Navona. From the ancient Forum to the Spanish Steps and Trevi fountain, there's an enormous amount to see. Cross the Tiber to the Vatican City where St Peter's Basilica houses Michelangelo's pieta, and the Papal Palace shelters the Sistine Chapel's astonishing ceiling.
After the tour you're free to stroll and shop your way along the Via Condotti, or take the weight off your feet in a cafe or trattoria to watch the world go by.
Discover more of the city today, or join our optional excursion to the Castel Romano designer outlet mall, where a vast range of stylish Italian and international brands are available at hugely reduced prices - made all the more attractive by the discount card offering an additional 10% off in participating stores.
Transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.
Hotel transfer times
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 45 minutes.
Combining hotel transfers
We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Italian hotel room tax
There is a city tax of 4 EURO per person per night, payable directly by the guest to the hotel on check-out. You will be advised by your Tour Manager in resort if a particular hotel is implementing this charge. The tax amount is subject to change.
Please note that for two people travelling together on one booking, or a single traveler, one piece of hold luggage is included. Additional hold luggage may be purchased at the time of booking at a cost of £30 per bag.