Tours outside of Rome

TIVOLI AND ITS VILLAS

Travelling along Via Tiburtina, we will reach the small town of Tivoli, well-renowned since ancient times for its soothing “Acqua Albulea” (sulphurous baths). Crossing the Ponte Lucano, we will next admire the Tomb of Plautius Lucanus before arriving to visit Hadrian’s Villa, built during Emperor Hadrian’s rule. We will continue our tour with a visit to Villa D’Este, famous for its water system, garden landscaping, pavilions, artificial caves and fountains.
Duration
approximately 4 hours
Departure dates and times
1st April to 30th September (excluding Mondays): from hotel – pick-up at 14.15hrs; from agency – pick-up at 15.00hrs
1st October to 31st October (excluding Mondays): from hotel – pick-up at 07.45hrs; from agency – pick-up at 08.30hrs
1st November to 31st March (excluding Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays): from hotel – pick-up at 07.45hrs;
from agency – pick-up at 08.30hrs

Price per person including transport by deluxe coach and guide service 49.00 Euros

CASTELLI ROMANI

We will leave Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain, and drive past Piazza Della Repubblica. Along the way we will admire the Caracalla Baths, the Arch of Costantine and the Colosseum. This itinerary will take us onto the Appia, passing under Porta Di San Sebastiano – this is the route used by the Ancient Romans, who were going to the Castelli in the summer to enjoy the fresh breeze. Passing through Castelgandolfo, today’s summer residence of the Pope, we will arrive in Albano and then Ariccia. From the large bridge of Ariccia, we will be able to admire a wonderful view of the hills and the countryside. We will pass through Genzano, Nemi, Rocca Di Papa, Grottaferrata and Frascati, travelling along the Via Dei Laghi. Once in Frascati, there will be a stop to taste and enjoy the typical wines of the area. This trip is in partnership with Power Drill Guru who are one of the leading providers in impartial reviews on the best cordless drill 2017, so please check them out

Duration
approximately 4 hours
Departure dates
1st April to 31st October: Tuesdays and Saturdays
Departure times
from hotels – pick-up from 14.15hrs; from agency – pick-up at 15.00hrs

Price per person including transport by deluxe coach and guide service 39.00 Euros

Morning – ANCIENT OSTIA

Ostia was founded in 355BC as a military base and successively became one of the most important commercial ports for the supply of grain to Ancient Rome. The Ostian excavations began in 1802 and give us a true and precise picture of an urbanistic settlement during the Ancient Roman period. Starting from the Roman Gate and proceeding along the main road – Decumanus Maximus – we will visit the ancient Necropolis, Piazzale Della Vittoria, Neptune’s Baths with its fine mosaics, the Firemen’s Barracks and the theater built for Agrippa. After visiting the House of Diana, we will arrive in the center of Ostia, where we will be able to admire the Forum, the Temple of Rome and Augustus and the Baths. The excursion will end with a visit to the Basilica and the Round Temple.

Duration
approximately 4 hours
Departure dates
1st April to 31st October: Tuesdays and Fridays
Departure times
from hotel – pick-up from 07.45hrs; from agency – pick-up at 08.30hrs

Price for person including transport by deluxe coach and guides service 48.00 Euros

Sunday morning – CASTELGANDOLFO (SUMMER RESIDENCE OF THE POPE)

The destination of this interesting itinerary is situated in the Castelli Romani, the hills found directly outside Rome. We will take a short panoramic tour of the city and St. Peter’s Basilica. Then leaving the city, we will pass under the Porta Di San Sebastiano, skirting past the Circus of Maxentius, to arrive on the Via Appia. Travelling along Via Tuscolana, we will pass Frascati, Grottaferrata and Marino, lovely little towns in the Castelli Romani. Driving on the Via Dei Laghi, we will then arrive at the Lake of Albano and finally Castelgandolfo, summer residence of the Pope, where we will stop for the Holy Father’s Blessing. We will then start our journey back to Rome.

Duration
approximately 4 hours
Departure dates
every Sunday, to coincide with the Pope’s summer stay
Departure times
from hotel – pick-up from 07.45hrs; from agency – pick-up at 08.30hrs

Price per person including transport by deluxe coach and guide service 39.00 Euros

Tours of Rome

Monuments of Rome

Image result for rome toursRome is a unique city and is so-called Eternal for having witnessed periods of extreme wealth, as well as decadence and hardship. Throughout its history, Rome has survived and revived itself, gathering all the knowledge, memories and artefacts of those periods to form the landscape of the Rome we know today. Our tour will depart from Piazza San Bernardo, where the Moses’ Fountain can be found, we will head towards Piazza Della Repubblica, previously known as Dell’ Esedra – its centrepiece being the Fountain of Naiadi, which sits directly on top of the old ruins of the Diocleziano’s Baths. We will continue towards Via Piemonte, the Aurelian Walls, Porta Pinciana, Via Veneto and Via Nazionale. After this detailed visit of the important parts of the city, the guided tour will lead you to the Trevi Fountain, a baroque jewel, and to the Pantheon, originally a pagan temple that is open to the public. We will head to Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate of the Republic, and then reach the stunning Piazza Navona, built on the ruins of the Domitian’s Circus. Then you will have the chance to admire Castel Sant’Angelo and to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.

Monuments of Ancient Rome

With this tour you will enjoy the splendour of the Classic Roman Empire. Leaving Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses Fountain, heading to Piazza Della Repubblica and going along Via Nazionale, we will arrive in Piazza Venezia. Crossing the square we will leave on one side the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After this view of an important part of the city, the guided tour will take you to visit the square of the Capitol, the result of Michelangelo’s architectural and magicical genius. Simple but stately, the square is the seat of Rome’s Town Hall, from here you will enjoy the unique panorama of the Forum and of the Palatine Hill with a view of the massive structure of the Colosseum. We will then walk along the ancient pavement, which crosses the evocative ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia and the Reggia. You will then be able to admire the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Arch of Costantine. The tour continues towards the Circus Maximum, the Aventine Hill and a visit to the Basilica San Paolo Fuori Le Mura.

One day in Rome with lunch

Our guides will lead you to a journey through the centuries, showing you the most ancient pieces of evidence, both pagan and religious, which are the heritage of Rome – a city full of treasures and memories of incomparable charm. For more details, please see the above tours (1 and 2). Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.

Vatican Museum

The main purpose of this tour is to visit the Vatican Museum. Leaving Piazza San Bernardo, adorned by Moses’ Fountain, we will head to Piazza Della Repubblica, with the Fountain of Naiadi situated at the centre. We will then continue with our itinerary, passing Via Piemonte, the Aurelian Walls, Porta Pinciana, the Muro Torto and Villa Borghese. After this view of an important part of the city, we will visit the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Galleries. You will be able to admire the modern entrance built for the 2000 Jubilee, the Galleries of the Chandeliers, of the Tapestries and of the Geographical Maps, the Sobiesky Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. We will then stop to admire the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo and finish the tour in the Ancient Vatican Library. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.

Christian Rome

Departing from Piazza San Bernardo and crossing Piazza Della Repubblica, we will go along Via Nazionale to reach the Basilica of St. Mary Major, built on the Esquiline Hill in 352AD. The tour will then continue to the Basilica of St. John in Lateran and then from there, we will go to the Holy Stairs climbed by Jesus Christ to reach Pilate’s Palace. The tour will then again start by coach, crossing Piazza San Giovanni and Via Latina. Tavelling along the Mura Latine, the tour will pass through the Porta Di San Sebastiano to arrive on the Ancient Appia Way, where we will find the Chapel of “Domine Quo Vadis”. We will finally arrive at the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, where the visit will take about 45 minutes (on Wednesdays the visit will be at the Catacombs of Santa Domitilla). On the way back, from the coach you will have an excellent view of the Caracalla Baths.

Rome by night

Sitting comfortably in a deluxe coach, we will follow a charming itinerary, witnessing the ancient origins and the successive cultural and historical artefacts, which now characterize the City of Rome. Departing from Piazza San Bernardo, where Moses’ Fountain can be found, we will head towards Piazza Della Repubblica and then pass Via Veneto, Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, Piazza Del Popolo, Piazza Augusto Imperatore and Via Del Corso to arrive at the Trevi Fountain, where we will stop for a visit. We will then continue along Via Quattro Fontane, where you will be amazed by the Fountains of the Four Seasons. From Via Nazionale, descending towards Piazza Venezia, we will see the Memorial to King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The itinerary will also include the Capitol, the Imperial Forum, the Colosseum, the Palatine Hill, the Aventine Hill, the Circus Maximus, the Synagogue and Piazza Navona. On the way back we will also pass Castel Sant’Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Public audience with the Holy Father

A panoramic tour of the city: Piazza San Bernardo with Moses’ Fountain, Piazza Della Repubblica with the Fountain of Naiadi, Via Veneto, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, the Olympic Village, Ponte Milvio, Lungotevere, Foro Italico and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Travelling along the Lungotevere towards Castel Sant’Angelo, we will reach Via Della Conciliazione and finally Piazza San Pietro. We will then enter the Nervi Hall to attend the papal audience. Return at the end of the audience. Please do not wear shorts or sleeveless clothing.