A fantastic 3 day tour of Rome, the Eternal City!
- Rome City centre 3* hotel accommodation
- Skip the line entry to the Colosseum and Vatican
- Gelato Tour at the Gelato headquarters in Rome
- 3 days travel with local buses in Rome included
- Professional licensed Rome guide for one full day (day 2) and one half day (day 3)
- 3 days International Friends Tour Manager
Detailed Tour Description
Make your own way to Rome and meet your friendly Tour Manager at 6pm in our city centre 3* hotel. There are two airports in Rome, Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA), both with easy city-center connections by bus, train or taxi. The Leonardo Express train runs from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Termini Station departing every 15 minute and it is a 32 minute journey. Our hotel is located exactly opposite Termini Station (hotel details at bottom of page).
From London there are numerous low cost airlines and websites for ticket deals for your return flight to Rome. Some recommended sites are below:
During the evening, you will have the option to join your Tour Manager and the rest of the group for dinner in a nearby local restaurant. This is a great opportunity to try the local food, whilst getting to know your fellow travellers (food and drink is not included in tour price). Our 3* hotel is in a great city centre location, with a large choice of good restaurants within walking distance.
In the morning we will be joined by our local professional guide for a tour of the Vatican city, the smallest sovereign state in the world. Here you will enjoy a guided tour with Skip the Line tickets of the world famous Sistine Chapel, Gallery of Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, Gallery of Maps, through Raphael's Rooms including the "School of Athens" and then onwards into delightful gardens, courtyards and squares. You will see work by Da Vinci, Titian, Veronese and Caravaggio. You will exit the Basillica through St Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro) where thousands regularly gather to hear and see the Pope throughout the year. This great open space is known the world over for Papal Masses held here and televised around the globe. Exiting Vatican City and returning to Italy, you will then return to Rome City centre.
In the afternoon you will be enjoy a fabulous tour of the Eternal City with your guide. The city tour will include world famous sites like the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps, with time to admire Bernini's fountains in the vibrant Piazza Navona.
Evening free to enjoy the Rome nightlife. From our hotel all areas of Rome City centre are easily accessible.
Begin the day with Skip the Line Special Access entrance to the Colosseum with our local guide. Once inside, your expert guide will talk you through the bloody past of this amphitheatre with tales of gladiators, mock sea battles and executions. The enormity of it's size and the events that went on here is truly awe inspiring. Take a walk around the galleries, cast your mind back to a distant past, then look at the structure again and see how it resembles our modern sports stadiums.
Our guided historical tour of Rome finishes after lunch. We then head to the Gelato Headquarters for some Ice Cream tasting! At the Palazzo del Freddo there will be a tour where you will learn of the history of Gelato, how to make Gelato and then end with some Gelato tasting. This tour finishes at 2pm and there will be time for some shopping on day 3 before returning to our hotel to collect your luggage.
The Gelato tour ends at 2pm and if you then return to the hotel we recommend you do not book a departure flight before 4.30pm on the final day. If you would like to spend some additional time in Rome City Centre please book a return flight after 6pm.
- 2 nights bed and breakfast in 3 star Hotel Siracusa in Rome city centre. Accommodated in twin/triple bedded rooms.
- Full day professional Rome guide for day 2, and half day professional guide for day 3
- Skip the line entry tickets to Colosseum and Vatican Museum with your guide
- Gelato Tour at the Gelato (Ice Cream) headquarters in Rome
- 72 hours travel with local buses
- Services of a tour guide for the full duration of the tour
Not Included - Travel to and from Rome. This package begins on arrival at the Siracusa hotel on day 1.
Accommodation Details - 3* Hotel Siracusa - More info.
A traditional hotel in a 19th century building. All rooms ensuite, 2-3 bedded and wifi available throughout the hotel. The hotel is located direclty opposite Termini Station, and walking distance to many major attractions in Rome.
- Single occupancy room - £45 per person per night (£90 for two nights) - If you are a single traveller and would like to avoid this supplement, we can arrange a (male or female) room share with another member of the group.
Meeting the Tour Manager: Please meet the Tour Manager on day 1 at the hotel by 6pm. The Tour manager will be at the hotel by 3pm on day 1 for any early arrivals.