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.
If you have chosen the optional Post-Trip Extension, you
remain in Rome
for an additional two nights and have all day to explore the city. You can 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. An optional guided tour can be booked through your local VBT Representative.
NOTE: Italian museums are closed on Mondays. Vatican museums are closed on Sundays, since they are in Vatican State.
Day 2 - Independent exploration of Rome
Today's 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 the 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 later the home of Caligula, Nero, Tiberius and Domitian. 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 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
Day 3 - Depart for U.S.
After breakfast* this morning, transfer to the Rome airport
(approximately 40 to 60 minutes depending on traffic) for your departing flight. Please ensure you are ready in the hotel reception area at the designated
*Please note: For guests with early-morning departures,
breakfast at the hotel may not be available. Please check with the reception desk
to verify the times that breakfast is served.
**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 extend your stay
beyond the scheduled program dates, return transportation to the airport will
be at your own expense.