Post-Trip Extension - Rome
2 nights for only $345
- Two nights at the Hotel River Palace
- Daily breakfast
- City Information
- Airport transfers
Discover the Eternal City at your leisure as you spend two nights in
Italy’s timeless capital. History, art and architecture abound, from Greek
sculpture to Roman ruins.
Marvel at the grandeur of the Vatican, where
St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel await. Stroll through the ancient
ruins of the Roman Forum and the Coliseum. Take time to walk up the Spanish
Steps, toss a coin in the Trevi fountain to ensure your return to Rome, or just
spend a relaxing afternoon at a quiet outdoor café. Many attractions are within
walking distance of your centrally located hotel.
Only available with the
Air Inclusive package.
Day 1 - Remain in Rome for your optional extension
If you have chosen the optional Post-Trip Extension, remain in Rome for an
additional two nights and spend today exploring the city. This is an independent
extension—there is no VBT representative or Trip Leader.
opportunities are endless. You might visit the Forum, the political and
commercial center of ancient Rome when the empire was at its greatest power.
Various emperors constructed temples, monuments and other buildings here over a
period of nine centuries. Today you can still see the Curia where the Roman
Senate met. Take a walk up the Palatine Hill, where tradition says the first
settlers of Rome built their huts under the direction of Romulus, and which was
the later home of Caligula, Nero, Tiberius and Domitian.
Day 2 - Independent exploration of Rome
Today, perhaps you'll step out of Italy while you're still in Rome with a
visit to the Vatican, an independent state. The Vatican museums are filled with
magnificent art that goes far beyond such well-known pieces as the Pieta and
Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. Tour Rome's famous Catacombs, located in
tunnels carved out of rock along the Via Appia (Appian Way).
Or spend an
idyllic afternoon in the gardens of the Villa Borghese, one of Europe's most
elegant parks. And by all means, do as the Romans do—sip espresso, savor
Italian wine and, even in the middle of the rush of modern European life, take
the time to enjoy la dolce vita. After a full day of independent exploration,
retire to your hotel or perhaps enjoy one of Rome's fine restaurants.
NOTE: Italian museums are closed on Mondays. Vatican museums are closed on Sundays, since they are in Vatican State.
Day 3 - Rome extension concludes / Depart for U.S.
After breakfast*, transfer to the Rome airport (approximately 40-60 minutes
depending upon traffic) for your departing flight. Please ensure you are
waiting in the hotel reception area at the designated time**.
guests with early-morning departures, breakfast at the hotel may not be
available. Please check with the front desk to verify the times that breakfast
**VBT recommends that you check your transfer time in your
“Transfer Reminder.” VBT transfer times and departure points are finalized in
advance and cannot be modified for individual guests. If you are extend your
stay beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport
will be at your own expense.