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Discover the Eternal City with this 5 days city experience! You will have the chance to get up close and personal with Rome's most iconic monuments and even get the unique opportunity to bake Roman pizza!
Italy
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Private transfers from/to Rome Airport

Experience the local food markets in Trastevere

Skip the line: Small group tour of Vatican

Enjoy a private tour of Tivoli and Hadrian's Villa

With this 5 days city experience, you will discover not only the highlights of the Italian Capital such as the Colosseum, Palatin Hill and the Vatican Area with a small group of no more than 8 people, but also the local street food at Trastevere markets such as "Pizza Bianca” (Rome’s own version of focaccia) and a ball of deep-fried tomato sauce risotto known as “Supplì”.

To complete your journey in Rome, you will head to Tivoli, a small town located few kilometers away from Rome, in a splendid natural environment between the Eternal city and the high hills to the east of Rome. It’s a world-renowned town for hosting two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este.

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Included

4 nights in Rome at 4* Imperiale Hotel
Meet and greet on arrival at the Rome Airport
Return private transfers from Rome Airport to Imperial Hotel
2 private transfers as per itinerary on Day 2 & Day 3
Daily Breakfast
Welcome dinner at Imperiale Hotel
Skip the line: Small group tour of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
Small Group: Pizza-baking class
Small Group: Rome food tour
Skip the line: Small Group tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica
Private Tour Tivoli and Its Villas: Villa Adriana e Villa D’Este

 

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Day 1
Rome Airport → Rome

Welcome to Rome!

Meet our driver at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Dinner at the Hotel Imperiale’s Restaurant.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Dinner
Rome Airport → Rome
Roman Forum
Day 2
Rome

Today a must-see for every traveller who visits Rome: the Colosseum, the symbol of Rome! You can now take advantage of our exclusive prime service and enjoy this day in the most relaxing way. After breakfast, wear a pair of comfortable shoes and wait for our driver to come and pick you up: you’ll reach the archaeological area to join a super-agile small group of less than 8 people. Gain your special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breathe the bloody past of the Amphitheater and its atmosphere led by passionate and expert guides. This huge travertine and tuff structure could hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators, all hungering for pretty gory shows such as hunting games or gladiatorial fights. The tour includes also a guided walk in the Roman Forum, the cultural and political center of Ancient Rome, as well as a stroll around the Palatine Hill, the area where the city of Rome was legendary founded by Romulus and where the emperors used to live for centuries. At the end of the tour time at your leisure and lunch on your own.

In the afternoon reach Trastevere (Vicolo della Scalaccia 8) on your own ready to join our family-friendly class of no more than 12 people at Lo Studio (Vicolo della Scalaccia 8). We’ll meet there for this hands-on activity. You’ll learn what ingredients are needed to make the perfect pizza dough, how to knead it and how to top it properly. And you’ll do it yourself, choosing your own ingredients: you’ll be free to experiment with various recipes and toppings. Bake the pizza in the oven and wait for it to turn into a thin-and-crispy-but-still-fluffy delicacy. While the pizza is in the oven, enjoy your well-earned rest! Relax and immerse yourself in the unique experience of an Italian pizza dinner. Start with a tasty bruschetta and make a toast to the good life: water, wine or a soft drink is included. Taste the pizza you prepared and find out whether you developed the skills of an authentic pizzaiolo.

After this cool experience, you can fully enjoy some time to stroll around on your own. Trastevere is one of the cores of the Roman nightlife, bustling and busy with pubs, restaurants and clubs for all ages. You can enjoy a walk before heading back to your hotel.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Rome
Trevi Fountain
Day 3
Rome

After a rich breakfast, you will meet your driver who will take you to the meeting point with your local foodie guide.You will enjoy a lovely 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 Bianca” (Rome’s own version of focaccia) cut in half horizontally and filled with thin slices of freshly cut “mortadella”: a traditional, more-Roman-than-the-Colosseum easy snack that locals love. And what about trying a Supplì”? This little ball of deep-fried tomato sauce risotto with a heart of melted mozzarella cheese is everyone’s favorite street food. Pasta will be on the list too, along with some dishes from the Roman Jewish tradition: “Carciofo alla Giudìa”, a deep-fried artichoke that looks like a tiny sunflower, as well as “Filetto di Baccalà”, 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 this experience, meet your driver to head to the Vatican area, ready to join a super-agile group of less than 8 people. Meet your professional guide and take a tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St.Peter’s Basilica, skipping all lines! Admire the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geographical Maps and the beautiful Raphael’s rooms before arriving at the Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo’s masterpiece! After the Sistine Chapel you will be taken, through an exclusive access to St. Peter’s Basilica, skipping long lines. At the end of the tour, time at your leisure to discover hidden corners of Rome.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch
Rome
Castel Sant'Angelo- Rome
Day 4
Rome→ Tivoli→ Rome

Today, after breakfast, you will visit Tivoli and its Villas on a private tour. You will meet your Driver to head to Tivoli, a small town located few kilometers away from Rome, in a splendid natural environment between the Eternal city and the high hills to the east of 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: a luxury country residence where he used to retreat and where he lived his late years.The huge complex includes more than 30 buildings, several swimming pools, former thermal stations and covers an area that’s larger than a square kilometer, which gives quite an idea of this place’s aim: to show the greatness, opulence and vast power of the emperor.

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, water jets, channels, fountains, cascades, and water games. And what makes this system of fountains such an incredible masterpiece of engineering is that it works entirely by the force of gravity, without pumps.

Overnight stay in Rome at Imperiale Hotel.

Breakfast
Rome→ Tivoli→  Rome
Piazza di Spagna- Rome
Day 5
Rome → Rome Airport

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Breakfast
Rome → Rome Airport
Colosseum

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Local currency
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Best of Rome

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Rome Airport
Rome
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages
01 January 2022 - 27 October 2022

Hotel options

Imperial Hotel
Imperial Hotel

Rome
Ideally located in Via Veneto, the Hotel Imperial offers one of the most exclusive and convenient addresses in the city. This area’s finest shopping is just a step away. Cornerstone of the Roman culture such as the iconic Trevi’s Fountain and Spanish Steps are within easy walking distance, and getting to The Hotel Imperiale is hassle-free with the Rome’s effective public transports.

Important notes

  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.
Excluded:
  • Meals other than those specified, drinks, tips, city tax to be paid locally

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
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Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

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At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

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Following customer feedback, we do not include international flights in our holiday packages.

We found that many customers may prefer:

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