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Rome Christmas Shopping



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


Day One

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.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

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.

Day Four

Transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home.

Romoli Hotel ★★★

Located in the historic Appio Latino district in the south of the city, overlooking a park, this traditional hotel is a 10-minute stroll from the nearest metro stop.

Hotel Verona ★★★

A 10- to 15-minute walk from the Colosseum, and close to the beautiful Santa Maria Maggiore basilica, this family-run hotel stands in the heart of the city.

Further Information

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.

Special requirements

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.

Disabled access

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.

Itinerary changes

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 € 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.

Luggage Allowance

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.

*Low deposit of £50 applies to new bookings made between 1st October and 30th November 2016 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected 2016, 2017 and 2018 air breaks only. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Rome Christmas Shopping reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Rome Christmas ShoppingScores 6.1 out of 10 based on 13 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Chatham Single traveller
Would have preferred earlier flights on the way out so that more time could have been had in Rome. Transfers were terrifying! Taxi service provided and I don't enjoy tailgating at over 70 mph. There was absolutely no consideration for Newmarket's clients by the service provider. Hotel room was basic. Lighting was poor in room and unable to use safe as it was in unlit corner of room and unable to see instructions. Toilet/shower was a wet room with the shower area just curtained off from toilet. Had booked optional outlet shopping trip but this was cancelled. Was not advised of this until I arrived at the hotel. Concierge were able to book a stand alone trip for me from the local station which was very good. Could not fault hotel staff who were very nice and accommodating.
Confirmed traveller: 12 December 2016
Published on: 24 December 2016
(5 out of 10)


Farnborough Hants Friends
The tour guide was not the best.
Confirmed traveller: 01 December 2016
Published on: 09 December 2016
(3 out of 10)


Ashford Couple
The hotel, though clean and fairly central was very basic. Our first room had peeling paint on the ceiling which was covered in water stains, and missing wallpaper. The safe didn't work. Our optional trip was cancelled but we only found out by hearing someone else talking about it. When should the cost be refunded?
No one told us you could ask for cheese and ham with breakfast until after breakfast on the last morning. The driver taking us back to the airport took us to the wrong airport!
Confirmed traveller: 01 December 2016
Published on: 07 December 2016
(8 out of 10)


Cambridge Friends
We were impressed by the arrangements made when our in-going flight was diverted but disappointed that we were picked up so early to return home that we waited for more than 3 hours in the airport. The hotel was clean and adequate although there was no refreshment available during the day or evening.
Confirmed traveller: 01 December 2016
Published on: 06 December 2016