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Rome – Pre-trip Extension

Timeless Wandering

Pre-Trip Rome Extension

For those of you who are new to the Eternal City, or for people like me who just can’t get enough of big and beautiful Roma, we are pleased to offer you the following Pre-Trip Extension for our Sicilian Adventure, Timeless Wandering.

Monday, September 18:

You are met at the Rome airport by me, and transferred to your luxurious 4 star hotel perfectly situated in the heart of Rome!.  There are many colosseum_in_rome_italy_-_april_2007great cities in the world, but only one of them has the same timeless essence as the one they call the Eternal City.  Take some time to unpack and unwind, but don’t go to sleep!  Staying awake helps beat jet lag, and get your internal clock set to your new time zone.  Tonight we will meet together for a welcome dinner in a hidden gem of a trattoria on a side street in Rome where Italian and American luminaries have dined through the ages.  See why all roads lead to Rome, and experience old world Italian hospitality first hand!

Tuesday, September 19:

Enjoy a delicious breakfast this morning, and then we suggest you hit the streets running!  You have a 48 hour Hop on/Hop off bus ticket which will give you an amazing overview of Rome, and take you by all the major sites guaranteed to leave your jaw drtour_img-320800-70opping on the floor with wonder.  Marvel at the Colosseum where great battles were fought between gladiators hoping to win the grace of the Emperor and their freedom.  Enter the spectacular Saint Peter’s Cathedral and see Michelangelo’s classic sculpture La Pieta.  Peer in to the ruins of the Roman Forum and feel yourself go back in time as history comes to life in a modern day city!  Put your hand in the “Mouth of Truth” made famous in the movie “Roman Holiday,” if you dare, that is.  And of course, don’t forget to throw a coin in the iconic Fountain of Trevi to insure a return to this amazing city!  Tonight enjoy dinner on your own, we are happy to make some suggestions.

Wednesday, September 20:

Eat a hearty breakfast, because another full day in Roma awaits you.  We can store our luggage at our hotel, and head out for more excitement!  Take advantage of your new found knowledge of Rome to decide what amazing landmarks you would like to explore in greater depth today.  You have your Hop on/Hop off ticket to get you there, and we are happy to arrange any tours of attractions you feel images-30inclined to learn more about.  You can visit the Sistine Chapel, enter the Colosseum and the Forum, visit the Vatican Museum to see the art treasures of the Masters, or simply wander around the winding streets of Trastevere eating gelato and sipping espresso.  The Jewish Quarter, Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori, the list is so long you will not want to leave, but leave we must.  After dinner on your own, we return to our hotel to pick up our stored luggage, and then we will transfer to the station to board our overnight train to Sicily!  Check in to your sleeper compartment and make yourself comfortable, when you wake up you will be in Taormina!  Have you ever been on a train that gets put on a ferry?  Well, there’s a first time for everything, and this promises to be one of the most adventurous transportation experiences you will ever have!

 

Rome Extension cost*

$725.00 per person

Included in the trip cost:

  1. • 2 nights accommodations in a 4 star hotel
  2. • 1 night bed in a sleeper compartment with overnight train passage from Rome to Taormina
  3. • Private Transfers from the airport and to the train station
  4. • 48 Hour Hop on/Hop off Sightseeing Bus ticket
  5. • Welcome Dinner
  6. • All gratuities to guides and drivers

Not included:

  1. • Airfare to and from Rome
  2. • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  3. • Items of a personal nature

*Rates are based on a EUR to USD exchange rate of  1.05, and subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations.