Bare Bones Rome
On this tour, you will not only visit Rome’s iconic monuments, such as the Vatican, Colosseum and Pantheon, but explore gems unknown even to most locals, such as ancient ruins hidden under the Papal Basilicas. You will also visit the Catacombs of Saint Sebastian and get to walk down the Appian Way.
Deposit: $250 Single supplement: $190
Day 1 - London - Rome
In the early evening, our guide takes us on a tour of the Campus Martius, including the Pantheon, Temple of Hadrian and Piazza Navona.
Day 2 - Rome
We start at the Colosseum and enjoy its interiors, which once held 50,000 spectators, before seeing the Arch of Constantine. In the afternoon, we will visit the imperial palaces on the Palatine as well as the magnificent Roman Forum and Imperial Fora.
Day 3 - Rome
We start with a private visit to the little-known Porta Asinaria, an imposing 3rd century gateway, complete with massive ballista towers and guardrooms. Next, we continue to the excavations under the Papal Basilica of St. John Lateran. A short walk takes us to the Porta Maggiore, for the important remains of two aqueducts and the wonderful Tomb of Eurysaces the baker. We end the day with a visit to another Papal Basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore, and its excavations.
Day 4 - Rome
Today we explore sites outside the city, starting with a visit to the Catacombs of St. Sebastian and on to the Circus of Maxentius. Finally, we venture down the Appian Way to see the impressive tomb of Caecilia Metella and the Villa Capo di Bove.
Day 5 - Rome - London
We end the tour with the incomparable Vatican Museums, home to a staggering collection of artworks, and culminating with an exploration of the Sistine Chapel.
Tour dates & prices
Included in your cost:
- Local Guide
- Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
- All breakfasts
- Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
|Tour Departure||Tour ID||Departure date||Return Date||Guided by||Price||Deposit||Single Supp.||Availability|
|November 7 2020||ABRO201107||November 7 2020 (Saturday)||November 11 2020 (Wednesday)||Kate Parkinson||$1,250