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Spotlight on Rome 2017-2018

7 days with Collette Vacations   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Overnight Flight
Board your overnight flight to Rome, Italy.

Day 2 Rome, Italy - Tour Begins
Your tour opens in Rome. You will be captivated by its old-world charm blending with its lively cosmopolitan energy. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Day 3 Rome
Today the choice is yours! You may choose to discover the beauty of the sophisticated ancient art of mosaics with a local guide who leads you to some of Rome’s churches that are bursting with mosaic masterpieces; gaze at the amazing works of art in the Basilica di San Clemente, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Prassede. Or, perhaps you will choose to join a local expert for a walking tour of the city that culminates at the famous Fontana di Trevi – legend holds that if you toss a coin in the fountain, you’ll be certain to return to Rome. The remainder of the day is yours to uncover more of the city’s treasures on your own. (B)

Day 4 Rome
Today we will explore Rome’s culinary treasures. First, set off on a walking tour through the “Eternal City” to the famed Campo dei Fiori Market. Shop side-by-side with the locals as you browse this medieval open-air market. Next, we’re off to discover the secrets of Italian cuisine during a chef-led cooking class. Learn how to prepare three types of pasta! Next, sit back and savor regional delicacies during a delicious lunch. (B,L)

Day 5 Rome
This morning you’ll come to know the history and traditions of ancient Rome. Imagine the energy of 80,000 spectators cheering during your visit to the Colosseum, once home to gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights dating back to the first century A.D. This afternoon, continue exploring Rome’s artistic treasures during a guided visit to the Vatican Museums. You will be in awe of the opulence at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. (B)

Day 6 Rome 
Your day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore the city your way. Perhaps you’ll visit one of Rome’s many remarkable museums including the Capitoline Museum or the Borghese Gallery. Or, you may decide to explore the Capuchin Crypt beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, containing the skeletons of approximately 4,000 friars. Tonight, join your fellow travelers at a special farewell dinner where you’ll be serenaded with music from local musicians. (B,D)

Day 7 Rome - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today. (B)
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All This Included
Unpack only once and come to know exciting Rome, a metropolitan city steeped in history and tradition and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the stories of the famous Colosseum. Delve into the secrets of Italian cuisine when shopping at a local open-air market and joining a chef to learn how to make pasta. Choose between tours: either discover Rome’s churches to uncover their mosaic masterpieces or embark on an expert led walking tour of the city. Take a walk through the history and opulence of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. This in-depth discovery of this fascinating city will also provide you with ample time for freedom to explore as you choose.
  • 8 meals
  • Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
  • Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
  • A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
  • Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
  • Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
  • Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
  • Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
  • Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
Highlights
  • Discover the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.
  • Explore ancient Rome featuring the Colosseum, Palatino Hill and Roman Forum.
  • Enjoy a full day to explore the remarkable city of Rome at your leisure.
  • Step back in time at the ancient port of Ostia Antica.
  • Enjoy wine with every included dinner.
Accommodations
Rome: Hotel Dei Borgia
Notes
  • Average 2.5 miles of walking per day, some inclines. Elevation will not exceed 1,000 feet.
  • Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking.
  • Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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