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Rome Optional day trips and descriptions

Sightseeing  Tours in Rome 

ETERNAL ROME  morning – departure daily 8:30am
Tour by coach and on foot to visit the classic monuments of Rome. Crossing Piazza della Repubblica with the Fountain of the Nayads, our local guide will take
you on a pleasant stroll through the historical centre, where you can admire the Trevi Fountain, La Colonna di Marco Aurelio, the Palazzo di Montecitorio, designed by
Bernini, the Pantheon (visit inside), Palazzo Madama seat of the senate, and Piazza Navona. Passing alongside Castel S. Angelo the bus will leave you close to the
Vatican City. Having admired St.Peter’s Square where you can hear all the guide has to say about the Basilica*, you will then have the chance (except when there are
religious celebrations) to explore this magnificent church on your own and to admire masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s la Pietà a and Bernini’s bronze canopy. After the
visit you can decide to stay in Vatican city by your own or to get our transfer by bus to main central points of the city (Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza
della Repubblica and Termini Rail Station). There is a dress code for this tour: shoulders and knees must be covered . We can not be held responsible for denied entry due to improper clothing. Comfortable shoes are recommended
Every Day (Morning)   Euros 39,00 2013

CHRISTIAN ROME ( 3 hours)
We first visit the Esquiline Hill where your guide will show you some of the treasures inside the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, before continuing by coach to stop and see the Holy Staircase and the Lateran Palace and visiting the Basilica of San Giovanni*, the cathedral of Rome (visit inside). Then proceeding along the Ancient Appian Way, you will pass by the Chapel of “Domine Quo Vadis?” before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient underground cemeteries and first hiding places for the Christians. A visit will be made to either the Catacombs of San Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano depending upon seasonal conditions. The tour will end with a view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla. Return to the vicinity of your hotel. There is a dress code for this tour: shoulders and knees must be covered . We cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Tour operates: Every Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (Afternoon – Except Religious Holidays)
RATE: Adult € 47,00.  Entrance fees to the Catacombs included in tour price

PAPAL AUDIENCE  (3 hours)
Traveling via
the Piazza della Repubblica with its Nayad Fountain then the beautiful Piazza Barberini with Bernini’s lovely Baroque Tritone Fountain. Continuing along Via Veneto, we reach and then follow the ancient Aurelian Walls passing by the impressive Villa Borghese park until we get to the Piazza del Popolo, the northern entrance into ancient Rome with its Egyptian obelisk. Before arriving at St. Peter’s Square we pass by the massive Castel S. Angelo. The Papal Audience will take place either in St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica or the Audience Hall; according to seasonal conditions and the number of pilgrims involved. Our local guide will advise you when and where to meet the bus at the end of the audience. After the visit you can decide to stay in Vatican city on your own or to get our transfer by bus to main central points of the city (Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Rail Station).
There is a dress code for this tour: shoulders and knees must be covered . We can not be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress. In Summertime the Papal Audience may take place in St. Peter’s Square (in front of the Basilica)
Every Wednesdays  morning Euro: 37

IMPERIAL ROME WALKING TOUR
A complete tour of Rome’s ancient  remains with visits of the three world famous symbols of Ancient Rome: Coliseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum. We will walk from the Arch of Constantine, the beautifully preserved triumphal arches in Rome followed by an inside visit of the Colosseum (skip the line entrance tickets), the most famous monument in the world. Hear about the macabre events that took place here as you listen to the explanations of your guide.  After the Coliseum, we will visit the surrounding monuments of the Roman Forum archaeological area and the Palatine Hill. Discover the Forums or the Circus Maximus and the House of the Vestals , the various Temples, the Senate House, the Capitol Palace the Sacred Way and the Triumphal Arches.
Euro  50  for adults or euro  40 for children
DEPARTURES every day at 3 p.m.  ALL YEAR round

ANCIENT ROME  with the CAPITOLINE MUSEUM TOUR ( 3 hours)
A discovery of the art and famed location that defines the beginning of Rome, this Rome tour of the Capitoline Museums, Capitoline Hill and surroundings illustrates the
legendary past of the Eternal City. From Trajan’s Column in the Imperial Fora your guide will put the Capitoline Hill into context with the modern Victor Emmanuel II Monument (Il Vittoriano), one of the major monuments of Italy commemorating the Italian Revolution and unification. From the Vittoriano you will walk Michelangelo’s Renaissance staircase to Piazza Campidoglio atop the Capitoline Hill where the ancient bronze statue of Marcus Aurelius awaits you. One of the seven hills of Rome the Capitoline Hill’s history characterizes it as the first capitol of the Roman World and in fact it is from this very hill that we derive the word “capitol.” With a thorough tour inside the Capitoline Museums you will explore the oldest public museum collection in the world. Founded originally by Pope Sixtus IV in 1471 the Capitoline Museums now house some of the most famous and definitive pieces of art such as the Dying Gaul, Capitoline Venus, an original colossal bronze sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, Capitoline She-Wolf, Bernini’s Medusa, and the colossal statue remains of Constantine. Enjoy the best view of the Roman Forum from the Tabularium underneath the
Capitoline Museums before re-emerging to Michelangelo’s Piazza Campidoglio. You will end your visit of the Capitoline Hill overlooking the skyline of Rome upon the terraces of the Victor Emmanuel Monument- the modern tribute to the Italian Republic and memory of the Italian Risorgimento. This Rome walking tour of the Eternal City’s mythic origins and legendary beginnings up to its modern grandeur encompasses the center of the civilization created and cultivated by the Romans — leaving any visitor in awe of the humble beginnings which evolved into the most famous of empires.
Tour starts at 09.30 every Thursdays & Sundays (Except 15 August and 26 December 2013)
RATE: Adult € 39,00

ANGELS & DEMONS TOUR  ( 4 hrs) A unique and interesting tour to discover the Illuminati covert society and their secrets.  We will follow the path of Illumination and understand how to solve the many puzzles and enigmas that await. Discover the Altars of Science and decode the secret messages hidden in Bernini sculptures and Galileo’s texts. Enter the Church of Illumination for a glimpse of  the secret passage connecting the Vatican to the Castel Sant’Angelo where popes escape during troubled times. We will see the most beautiful piazzas in Rome as well as the unexplored sites where pagan symbolism and Christianity intermix to reveal a disturbing ancient truth. The treasure-hunt like romp through the Eternal city follows the footsteps of the Illuminati  with visits to the S. Maria del Popolo church, Piazza del Popolo, St. Peter’s Square, S. Maria della Vittoria church, Piazza della Minerva, Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo.
Entrance into churches require a dress code. We  can not be held responsible for entry denied due to improper clothing. Comfortable shoes are recommended
Tour starts at 09.30 in Piazza del Popolo, on the steps of Santa Maria del Popolo church (S. Maria del Popolo is the church located next to the big archway)
Tour operates : Every Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
RATE: Euro 56,00   Entrance fees to Castel S. Angelo and transfers in air-conditioned bus during the tour included in tour price.   No pick-up at hotels.

GHOST TOUR  (1.5 Hours Evenings only)
When the sun sets on Rome, another side of the city comes to life, an older and more mysterious Rome where fact & legend are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye….. A Rome known only by a few……..You are invited to discover this other side of the city for yourself on Rome’s only night-time walking tour. Your guide will bring the Eternal city’s most enthralling historical and supernatural mysteries to life in a highly entertaining and informative tour that is unlike any other… A night-time walking tour, based on history, legends, mysteries and Ghost stories, points out the lesser known sights in Rome’s historic center that any passer-by would easily miss.
The tour wanders through the areas surrounding Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Farnese including Via Giulia, Via del Governo Vecchio and Castel Sant’Angelo.
Tour starts at 21.15 on the steps of the church San Andrea della Valle, which is located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele II about 150 meters from Largo di Torre Argentina, on the left hand side heading towards the Tiber river. The church is located right next to Piazza Vidoni **
Every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Saturdays and Sundays (Except 24 & 31 Dececember 2013)
RATE: Euro 22,00  No pick-up in hotels. 

COLOSSEUM  TOUR WITH UNDERGROUND DUNGEONS ( 3 hours)  Small Group tour with max 12 people allowed on this tour
This tour also explore the deepest levels of the Colosseum, now open for the first time. Expwerience this macabre aspect of  the Ancient Roman civilization as you journey through tunnels where lions and tigers once roared from their cages and gladiators sharpened their swords. Then climb to the third tier and finally understand the magnitude of the Colosseum as you marvel over spectacular panoramic views of the stage as well as the nearby Palatine and Roman Forum.  We will climb the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the seven hills of Rome. As you ponder views over Nero’s Circus Maximus where chariot races were once held, your guide will tell you the story of Remus and Romulus who according to the legend founded Rome  Access is limited to only one small group underground.  With so few other tourists around you will have the time and space to let your imagination run free in this astounding location, rebuilding the Colosseum from the ground up with the guidance of your expert tour leader.
HIGH SEASON (01 April – 26 October 2013) Tour starts at 08.30 and at 14.45 Every Day (Except 01 May 2013)
LOW SEASON (27 October 2013 – 31 March 2014)  Tour starts at 08.30
Every Day (Except 25 December 2013 and 01 January 2014)
RATE:  Euro  95,00

TOUR OF ROME BY NIGHT WITH DINNER & MUSIC
A drive along Eternal Rome when it is the most magical
Discover some of the main monuments of the Eternal City in a magical atmosphere enhanced by evening lights. We start our evening with a typical Italian dinner provided in
a typical restaurant and accompanied with music by folkloric singers. You will taste italian dishes and you enjoy evergreen melodies. At the end of the dinner we start a pleasant panoramic illuminated tour of Rome passing by some of the most famous and important monuments of the city: Castel S.Angelo, San Peter’s Square with the famous Colonnade by Bernini and San Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Venezia with the imposing “Vittoriano” monument, Arch of Constantine, the Coliseum, Circus Maximus, the theater of Marcello and Jewish Ghetto. We take you to the illuminated Trevi Fountain, one of the most most famous fountains in the world featured in the movie La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini and Piazza Navona, the baroque square famous for the Fountain of the Four Rivers, Bernini’s masterpiece.
Price: Euro 65, for adults, euro 52 for children
Daily Departures: between 16 March and 31 October 2013 with pick up form hotel

DINNER CRUISE ON THE RIVER TIBER (around 2 hours)
Start your sailing from the Sainty Angelo castle towards Tiber Island and back up to Risorgimento Bridge. The spectacular view of  illuminated Rome, the beauty of this eternal city is the background scenario to a very special dinner, tasting Italian cuisine in an elegant and cosy atmosphere.  Dinner is included  with appetizer, welcome
drink.  first course,  main course and dessert or fresh fruit with water and coffee.  Vegetarian, gluten free and specialty menus can be requested
HIGH SEASON ONLY (01 April – 31 October 2013) Every Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 21.00 – (from Ponte S. Angelo / opposite site of Castel S. Angelo)
RATE: Euro 58,00   No pick-up at hotels.

TIVOLI – VILLA ADRIANA & VILLA D’ ESTE  ( 4 hours)
Following the ancient Via Tiburtina for 30 Kms. east of Rome, this tour allows you to visit and compare two very splendid villas from two different ages. The Villa Adriana
dating back to Roman Times and the Villa D’Este from the Renaissance period. At the foot of the Tiburtini hills, source the famous spa town of Bagni di Tivoli – which are
dominated by vast quarries of travertine marble, you will stop first to visit the ruins of Villa Adriana which can only hint at the grandeur and beauty of this Villa built by
Emperor Hadrian to remind him of the monuments and sites he had admired during his travels in the East. We then continue to the Villa D’Este, one of the most
beautiful residences of the Renaissance. The Villa’s countless fountains, set in the heart of magnificent Italian style gardens, create a delightfully graceful symphony of
carved stone, shade, sunlight and water. Return to the vicinity of your hotel.
Tour operates: HIGH SEASON (01 April – 30 September 2013 and 01 – 31 March 2014) Every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (Afternoon)
In HIGH SEASON 2 (01 – 31 October 2013) Every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (Morning)
LOW SEASON (01 November 2013 – 29 February 2014) Every Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays (Morning)
RATE: Euro62,00 Entrance fees to Villa Adriana and Villa D’Este included in tour price. Free pick-up from centrally located hotels at 8.10 – 08.30 or 13.45 – 14.15

FRASCATI WINE TASTING TOUR  (3 . 5 hours)
A wine tasting tour that transports you from the Eternal city to a tranquil hillside Villa encircled by vineyards and olive groves in the Frascati countryside. Grasp Italy’s essence from the hilltops of the famed Castelli Romani, “Roman Castles” as you experience history and enjoy a tour of the senses. The only tour of its kind in Rome – Visit one of the oldest and most beautiful vineyards in the Frascati region. The 200 acres of vines surrounding 17th century architecture and 3rd century caverns lined with Acacia and French Oak barrels are treasures of one of Italy’s oldest and most distinguished noble families, the Pallavicini. Your expert guide illustrates the local wine producing methods from antiquity to modern day and reveals Imperial Rome as the cradle of wine culture, where the Nectar of the Gods went from a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all. This enticing voyage of the senses concludes with a guided tasting of a special selection of Pallavicini’s featured wines and fresh pressed olive oil.
Tour operates in HIGH SEASON ONLY (25 March – 31 October 2013) **
Tour starts at 14.30 in the exact centre point of Piazza Re di Roma Every Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays (Except 01 May 2013 and period 12 – 16 August 2013)
RATE: € 59,00 Local Wines and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil tastings included in tour price. Tour is on request, please contact us for availability. No pick-up at hotels.