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4 days
Info Session

Dates: 14th – 17th February 2019

Tour Organiser: Jonathan Wayman

Itinerary Highlights

  • Roman Forum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Piazza Navona
  • Spanish Steps

Full Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday 14th February 2019 - Outward Journey

View of old cozy street in Rome, Italy. Architecture and landmark of Rome. Postcard of Rome.

Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from London Luton to Rome.

Rome

Known to many as the “Eternal City,” Rome is the capital of Italy, with an uninterrupted history spanning two and a half thousand years. As one of the founding cities of western civilization, Rome is filled with incredible historical sites. It is a city with many faces, encompassing medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and modern.

Our private coach will be waiting to transfer us to our accommodation in Rome.

For the next 3 evenings we will enjoy the convenience of our centrally-located Rome hotel, where daily breakfast will be included.

This evening, dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.

Day 2 - Friday 15th February 2019 - Colosseum

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Colosseum and Roman Forum

Enjoy a specialist-guided tour, through the spectacular remains of the Roman Empire. The Colosseum, considered to be the greatest symbol of Ancient Rome’s power and glory, was completed under Titus in 80 A.D. The Colosseum could hold 55,000 spectators, on a par with many of today’s modern sports stadiums. Among the sights included is the Arch of Constantine, a triumphal arch finished in 315 A.D., commemorating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius in the year 312 A.D. We will also tour the ruins and excavations of the Roman Forum, which features the remains of magnificent temples, basilicas including the Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano, and triumphal arches that once formed the heart of the Empire.

Palatine Hill

The Palatine Hill is the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and is one of the most ancient parts of the city. It stands 40 metres above the Roman Forum, looking down upon it on one side, and upon the Circus Maximus on the other.

Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps are a set of steps climbing a steep slope between the Piazza di Spagna at the base and Piazza Trinita dei Monti at the top dominated by Trinita dei Monti Church. The steps are at the eastern end of the old city centre. From the base there is a maze of very narrow lanes crammed full with designer shops waiting to be explored.

This evening, dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.

Day 3 - Saturday 16th February 2019 - Vatican Museum

autumn landscape with view at Vatican City and Sant'Angelo's Bridge , Rome, Italy

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel - self guided tour only - (Reservation fee paid by WorldStrides, admission fee and headsets are payable locally by the group).

WorldStrides, admission fee and headsets are payable locally by the group). Tour the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world’s most impressive collections of art. Our tour includes the map tapestry rooms, the magnificent Raphael Rooms, and the spectacular Sistine Chapel, highlighted by Michelangelo’s ceiling and his Last Judgment. We will continue into St. Peter’s Square to visit St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest church in the western world and the centre of Catholicism. Highlights of our visit include Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini’s magnificent Baldacchino Over the High Altar.

Trevi Fountain & Spanish Steps

View the Trevi Fountain, where it is traditional to toss a coin into the fountain to ensure a safe return to the Eternal City.

This evening, dinner will be provided in a local restaurant.

Day 4 - Sunday 17th February 2019 - Pantheon / Return Journey

Pantheon in the morning. Rome. Italy

Visit the Pantheon, one of the grandest and best-preserved Roman monuments, and the oldest large-scale dome in Rome. The Pantheon has been in continuous use throughout its history and today houses many tombs, including those of Italian kings Victor Emmanuel II and Umberto I, and painters Caracci and Raphael.

Piazza Navona

We will spend some time in the Piazza Navona area. Built on the foundations of Domitian’s Circus, this magnificent square was designed by Borromini in 17th century. It is full of life and is highlighted by one of Rome’s most spectacular fountains, the Four Rivers designed by Bernini. The square is often filled with local artists. The surrounding neighborhood is also one of the best places in Rome to get a tasty tartufo or gelato ice cream.

Our rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as we journey home on our final day.

Relax and enjoy our scheduled flight from Rome to London Luton.