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Eternal Rome - Itinerary

October 11 - 16, 2019
6 Days / 5 Nights

Tour starts and ends in Rome

$2,495 per person/double occupancy
$850 optional single supplement
Additional nights $320 single or double room
(airport transfer included)
Includes all fees and taxes


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This tour may be combined with The Amalfi Coast tour to Italy (October 3 - 10, 2019)
or with The Secrets of Sicily tour to Italy (October 2019)

This tour starts at 4:00PM on Friday, October 11, 2019 in Rome.

Day 1: Rome of the Artists Tour 

On your arrival in Rome, you will be met by a chauffeur on your arrival at the Rome Fiumicino Airport for a private transfer to our boutique hotel in the center of Rome. In the afternoon, we'll meet for a welcome drink, followed by an introductory walk of the city: Rome of the Artists, featuring the highlights of the Baroque and Renaissance Rome, and in the evening, we'll celebrate the Roman way of life and la dolce vita with the welcome dinner.
Meals included: Dinner
Accommodations: San Carlo Hotel, Rome

Day 2: Ancient Rome 

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we'll join a private historian-led walking tour of ancient Rome, featuring the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. We'll get fascinating insights into Rome's millennia of history, as we stroll from the Colle Oppio with a panoramic view of the Eternal City to the Colosseum where we'll listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions, by the Arch of Constantine, through the Palatine Hill overlooking Nero's Circus Maximus, where chariot races were held, to Via Sacra (the Sacred Way), the main path through the Roman Forum that was used for triumphal processions. After this introduction to the ancient Rome, we'll enjoy a delightful cafe lunch, and the afternoon will be free to explore Rome at your leisure.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: San Carlo Hotel, Rome

Day 3: Tivoli 

After all the history and art, today we'll get a chance to escape Rome and journey to the ancient city of Tivoli to visit Hadrian's Villa, an outstanding Roman site, with impressive ruins of Emperor Hadrian's favorite residence. We'll tour the monumental Marine Theater, walk past the ruins of great libraries, the Heliocaminus thermal baths, and the Golden Square with its gardens and Hadrian's reproduction of a sacred site in the Egyptian city of Canopus. A short drive will take us to Villa d'Este, the magnificent Renaissance villa with beautifully frescoed rooms and the spectacular park with countless fountains, imaginative landscaping and centuries-old olive trees lining the paths. We'll stop for lunch at a restaurant attached to a former acropolis of Tivoli, which offers great food as well as spectacular views over the town and the cascading Aniene River waterfall. Before leaving Tivoli, there will be time to stroll through the town's picturesque street market with colorful stalls and local products.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
San Carlo Hotel, Rome

Day 4: Vatican Museums 

After breakfast, we'll set out for the Vatican City to tour the Vatican Museums, which house over 9 miles of the most extensive collection of art in the world. We'll be able to experience Michelangelo's famous Creation of Adam in the Sistine Chapel and the School of Athens in Raphael's Rooms, be humbled by the imposing beauty of St. Peter's Basilica, where we'll encounter another Michelangelo's masterpiece, La Pietà, and admire the magnificent St. Peter's Square, with Bernini's ingenious use of optical illusion. In the evening, we'll relax over a low-key dinner at a traditional Roman pizzeria.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: San Carlo Hotel, Rome

Day 5: Villa and Galleria Borghese 

Today, we'll visit Villa and Galleria Borghese, on a tour that is a great journey into the history of art, to discover and appreciate the absolute masterpieces from several epochs, as well as the opportunity to know the artists and the powerful patrons that contributed to their fame. In the splendid setting of Villa Borghese, an architectural masterpiece in itself, we'll get acquainted with the life of Pope Paul V, his princely court and his nephew, Scipione, who played a fundamental role in the gallery's creation. Obviously, the works of art by Bernini will play a central role. In the villa we'll admire his splendid sculptures of Aeneas and Anchises, Truth, Apollo and Daphne, and experience the visions, stories and legends behind them. There are beautiful works by Caravaggio, such as Saint Jerome and a self-portrait in the guise of Bacchus that will help shed light on the great master of chiaroscuro, his adventurous life - to say the least, the murder he committed, and his great artistic talent. In the evening, we'll say good-bye to Rome with a farewell Roman dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations: San Carlo Hotel, Rome

Day 6: Departures 

After breakfast at the hotel, you'll have time to enjoy other aspects of Rome before your private transfer to the airport according to your flight departure time. 
Meals included: Breakfast

This tour ends after breakfast on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 in Rome.

Itinerary specifics subject to change.
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Why travel with other women?
Many women do not have families or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. If you do not have a traveling companion, there is also the issue of the expensive "single supplement", sometimes as much as 50 or even 100 percent of the tour cost. By going on women-only tours, women can easily avoid paying for the single supplement by sharing a room with another woman traveler.
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