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Spotlight on Rome

7-day escorted tour with Collette

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Collette Tour Itinerary
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Join us on an adventure through the art, history and culture of Rome, "The Eternal City."

Day 2 Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Rome. You will be captivated by its old-world charm blending with its lively cosmopolitan energy. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner)

Day 3 Rome
This morning you’ll come to know the history and traditions of ancient Rome on a locally-guided tour. Take a walk through time at the Roman Forum, a former marketplace and main center of ancient Roman life. Imagine the energy of 80,000 spectators cheering during a visit of the Colosseum, once home to gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights dating back to the 1st century AD. Spend time reflecting on the life of an emperor during a visit to Palatino Hill, the location of ruins of many former palaces. The remainder of the day is yours to explore as you choose. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Rome
Discover the beauty of the sophisticated ancient art of mosaics. A local guide will lead you to some of Rome’s churches that are bursting with mosaic masterpieces. Gaze at amazing works of art in the Basilica di San Clemente, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Prassede. This afternoon, we continue exploring Rome’s treasures during a guided visit to the Vatican Museums. You will be in awe of the opulence at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5 Rome
The day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore the city. Rome is a fascinating city with many remarkable museums such as Capitoline Museums or Villa Borghese. You may decide to explore the Capuchin Crypt beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, containing the skeletons of approximately 4,000 friars. Perhaps you will choose to learn the secrets of Roman cooking by partaking in an optional cooking class. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Rome - Ostia Antica - Rome
Journey outside the city to Ostia Antica. You will be amazed by its well-preserved Roman ruins. This ancient port city was abandoned at the fall of Rome and gives you a glimpse into the life of early Romans. This afternoon, return to the city for some free time. Tonight, join your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 7 Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (Breakfast)
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Tour Highlights
  • Discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Explore ancient Rome featuring the Colosseum, Palatino Hill and Roman Forum.
  • Enjoy a full day to explore the remarkable city of Rome at your leisure.
  • Step back in time at the ancient port of Ostia Antica.
  • Enjoy wine with every included dinner.
All This Included
Unpack only once and come to know exciting Rome, a metropolitan city steeped in history and tradition. Walk through time at the Roman Forum, a former marketplace and main center of ancient Roman life. Discover the stories of the famous Colosseum and Palatino Hill, the location of ruins of many ancient palaces. A local guide will lead you through Rome’s churches to uncover their mosaic masterpieces. Take a walk through the history and opulence of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Journey outside the city to the well-preserved, abandoned city of Ostia Antica to get a glimpse into the life of early romans. This in-depth discovery of this fascinating city will also provide you with ample time for freedom to explore as you choose.
  • Accommodations for 5 nights
  • 8 meals (Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties)
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Accommodations on this Tour
Rome: Hotel dei Borgia
  • Average 2.5 miles of walking per day, some inclines. Elevation will not exceed 1,000 feet.
  • Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.
  • Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.

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