Culinary & Ancient Wonders of Rome

Discover Italy’s ageless capital your way!
Discover Italy’s ageless capital on a journey that lets you walk through the historical center of Rome. Beat the crowds and uncover hidden treasures of Rome on a small-group tour and privately. Experience the best of Rome including the Colosseum, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Spend the late afternoon learning how to make authentic Italian pizza from fresh local ingredients. Walk through Rome and enjoy the best coffee, pasta, desserts, and more. Experience a day trip from Rome: to Tivoli and gaze upon stunning Hadrian's Villa and Villa d'Este
5 Days from $2299/person CAD
Family
Food & Wine
Guided
Premium
Small Group
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Private

TRAVEL YOUR WAY, ON YOUR OWN TERMS!

Accommodation
Choose from a range of places to stay, from premium four to luxury five-star hotels, beautiful villas, and charming boutique properties.
Experiences
Tailor your trip to include a wide variety of activities, from the must-see to the off-the-beaten-track, on a small-group tour or with a private driver and guide.
Flexibility
Travel whenever you want and escape the tour bus crowds! With no fixed dates or set schedules, you can travel whenever you want, on your own terms.
Expertise
With in-country knowledge, we are specialists in creating unique experiences, due to a personal and direct relationship with our local partners.

Departures

Available from January to October 2022

Included:

  • Accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and dinner on day 1
  • Private airport or train station transfers
  • Small-Group Vatican Museums Tour (max. 8 people)
  • Small-Group Colosseum, Palatine Hill & Roman Forum Tour (max. 8 people)
  • Skip-the-Line Entrance for all tours
  • Small-Group Pizza-making Class & Rome Foodie Tour (max. 12 people)
  • Private Guided Tour to Tivoli and its Villas (6-hours)
  • Entrance Tickets to Villa D’Este & Villa Adriana
  • Private transportation from the hotel to the tour meeting points as per the itinerary

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterage service
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation in Rome

Custom Itinerary

This pre-designed itinerary can be booked as is or our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your tastes. We can arrange an itinerary around your budget, interests, dates, and special requests.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO ROME

Benvenuti a Roma! After your arrival at the airport or train station, meet and greet your driver where you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your first day in the city at your own leisure. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant. Meals: D

Accommodation at the Hotel Imperiale, Rome, or similar

DAY 2: ANCIENT ROME & PIZZA MAKING CLASS

After breakfast, meet your driver at the hotel lobby who will transfer you to the archaeological area of Rome. Upon arrival, discover the secrets of the most famous monument in the city, the Colosseum - an icon of Rome in a small-group tour with special access. After departing from the Colosseum, you will visit its surrounding ruins including the Palatine Hill with the Roman Forum. From above Palatine Hill, make sure you have your camera ready!

At the end of the tour, enjoy time at leisure to discover Rome on your own. Or perhaps have lunch in one of the many restaurants in the city. In the afternoon, make your way to Trastevere, the bohemian area of the city. Here you’ll meet your small group of aspiring pizza chefs and your local instructor. Spend the late afternoon learning how to make authentic Italian pizza from fresh local ingredients. After the lesson, you’ll enjoy a delicious bruschetta while your pizza is cooked in a wood oven. Once your pizza is ready, indulge in your creation accompanied by delicious wine. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Imperiale, Rome, or similar

DAY 3: ROME FOODIE TOUR & THE VATICAN

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver who will transfer you to the meeting point of the tour. Meet your local foodie guide and enjoy a walking tour through local food markets, grocery stores, and gelato shops in the areas of Campo De’ Fiori, Trastevere, and the Jewish Ghetto.

We know that walking makes one hungry, that’s why we thought you’d appreciate some pit-stops! You’ll enjoy a slice of freshly baked crispy pizza, and deep-fried tomato sauce risotto balls with mozzarella cheese. Pasta will be on the list too, along with some dishes from the Roman Jewish tradition, a deep-fried artichoke that looks like a tiny sunflower, as well as a battered and deep-fried fleshy cod fillet. Save some space for dessert, because we won’t skip our portion of artisan Gelato!

At the end of the foodie tour, meet your driver who will transfer you to the Vatican area, ready to join a small-group tour. Meet your professional guide and take a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St.Peter’s Basilica, skipping all lines! At the end of the tour, time at your leisure to discover hidden corners of Rome. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Imperiale, Rome, or similar

DAY 4: TIVOLI AND ITS VILLAS

After breakfast, you will visit Tivoli and its Villas on a private tour. You will meet your driver to transfer to Tivoli, a small town located a few kilometers away from Rome, It’s a world-renowned town for hosting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It’s here that, back in the 2nd century AD, the emperor Hadrian built his majestic villa. The huge complex includes more than 30 buildings, several swimming pools, and thermal stations.

In the 16th century, much of the remaining marble and statues were removed from Hadrian's Villa by Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, to decorate his own villa located nearby - Villa d’Este, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Largely frescoed on the inside, the Villa is surrounded by a unique garden, displaying a complex system of pools, and fountains. At the end of the tour, you will return to Rome. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Imperiale, Rome, or similar

DAY 5: ROME DEPARTURE

Today after breakfast, meet your driver and transfer to the airport or train station for your onward journey. Meals: B


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