Monday arrivals are used as a guideline for this package, however, daily arrivals are available. Our Destination Specialists can provide you with a price for your preferred arrival date.
DAY 1: SAT - Arrive Rome
Upon arrival in Rome, you will be transferred to your hotel The Duke.
DAY 2: TUE - Rome
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon you will be picked up from your hotel to take a complete tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights and gain your special access to the Coliseum. Once inside, breathes the bloody past of the amphitheatre and its atmosphere led by passionate and expert guides. Let’s admire the splendid Arch of Constantine, climb the Palatine Hill and stomp on the legendary Via Sacra or ‘Sacred Way’. Highlights: Coliseum – Roman Forum – Palatine Hill.
Overnight Rome – Meals: B
DAY 3: WED - Rome
In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to take a tour visiting the Vatican Museum. After passing by the Piazza San Bernardo adorned by Moses’ Fountain, you will pass by Via Bissolati, Via Veneto and the Villa Borghese. After this panoramic view, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican galleries. You will then stop at the Sistine Chapel, seat of the Conclave, with the famous frescoes of Michelangelo. Passing inside the Vatican Museums you will arrive into the basilica of Saint Peter, one of the four major basilicas of Rome.
Overnight in Rome – Meals: B
DAY 4: THU - Rome
Day at leisure or take an optional tour to Naples and Pompeii. Early in the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel to travel to we begin our day high above the city and bay of Naples – on the ridge of the crater of the famous Mount Vesuvius. Infamous for the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD, Vesuvius has erupted many times since – and is today regarded as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the 3,000,000 people living in its immediate vicinity and the volcano’s tendency towards explosive eruptions. Lava flows have scarred the sides of the volcano, and are visible on the winding road up to the top. From the parking area, it is a 20 minute upward hike to the crater through soft volcanic ash and pumice – and the view from the top is well worth the while. Visit to Pompeii. Sitting in the ominous shadow of Vesuvius, the now ruined city of Pompeii was a sprawling metropolis of shops and residences, restaurants, gyms and brothels. Walk Pompeii’s main streets just as the ancient Romans did – the stones are still worn with tracks from the drawn carriages that tread them nearly 2000 years ago. We’ll visit the forum, the center of Pompeii’s political and social life, as well as view the startling plaster death casts of the victims of the catastrophic eruption that destroyed the city, forever frozen in time their last second of life. Late afternoon return to Rome.
Overnight in Rome – Meals: B
DAY 5: Rome
Day at leisure, or take an optional tour to Florence. Early in the morning, you will be picked up to travel to Florence, spend a whole day in the City of Art, take a tour of the Academia Gallery, or visit many other galleries, admire the statue of David and many other sights.
Overnight in Rome - Meals: B
DAY 6: Rome
Say a final goodbye to the eternal city. Independent transfer to the airport for your departing flight.