Ancient Rome, The Vatican & The Italian Riviera

Ancient Rome, The Vatican & The Italian Riviera Tour

May 27 to June 2, 2023

7-Nights

Cost $3000 per person, Double Occupancy ONLY


 

$3000.00 per person – Final Payment

Indicate which cancellation plan you want the Non-Refundable or

Refundable which requires you purchase a Non-refundable $199 deposit below, by December 1, 2022 in addition to the Final Payment above which will be refunded if you cancel by January 1, 2023, no refunds after January 1, 2023


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$199
Deposit per person for Double Occupancy  

This reserves your placement and secures a refund of the final payment of $3000.00 if you cancel by January 1, 2023, after that there’s no refund 


 Day 1 – May 26

Rome & Fiumicino, Italy

Rome Airport Transfers to hotel in coastal city Fiumicino, Italy.

We’ll meet & greet in the evening and enjoy a welcome dinner at our 4-star Hotel Tiber restaurant

in Fiumicino on the seafront close to Rome.  We’ll enjoy getting to know each other as we embark on an exciting adventure together.

Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the Province of Rome and of the region of Lazio.  Vatican City is an independent country within the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states. 

Overnight: Hotel Tiber, Fiumicino
Meals: Dinner

 


Day 2 – May 27

Visit Ancient Rome & The Vatican 

St Peters Basilica - Vatican
St Peters Basilica – Vatican City
Sistine Chapel
Pieta

Our tour starts early morning with a 40 minute train ride to Vatican City.  A city-state surrounded by Rome, and the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It’s home to the Pope and beautiful frescos, icons and architecture.

We’ll visit St. Peters Basilica that houses ancient Roman sculptures such as the famed Michelangelo’s “Pieta”.  And we’ll see Michelangelo’s ceiling fresco in the Sistine Chapel that was built between 1473 and 1481. 

Raphael Rooms form a suite of reception rooms in the Apostolic Palace, now part of the Vatican Museums, in Vatican City. They are famous for their frescoes, painted by Raphael and his workshop.

Ancient RomeColleseum - Rome

Current Pantheon

We’ll have a photo ops at the following:

The Colosseum an oval amphitheatre where Gladiator spectacles were held in the sixth century. It’s located in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, just east of the Roman Forum.

It is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built, and is still the

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Ancient Pantheon

 largest standing amphitheatre in the world today, despite its age.

The Roman Pantheon is the most preserved and influential building of ancient Rome. It is a Roman temple dedicated to all the gods of pagan Rome. As the brick stamps on the side of the building reveal it was built and dedicated between A.D 118 and 125.

We’ll return to our hotel by train and the rest of the day is at our leisure. 

Overnight: Hotel Tiber, Fiumicino
Meals: Breakfast – Room service, 6am-7am


Day 3 – May 28

Santa Margherita Ligure & Portofino

After, breakfast we’ll travel to the Italian Riviera, and check into our 4-star hotel, the Best Western Hotel Regina Elena in Santa Margherita Ligure. Santa Margherita is located on perhaps the most famous stretch of the Itialian Riviera. With chic Portofino a short stroll to the south and buzzy Rapallo to the north, Santa Margherita offers all the best parts of the Riviera, but more relaxed.

It’s a day of liesure and you can enjoy the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool and panoramic view and/or explore Santa Margherita and nearby Portofino. Located southeast of Genoa city they began as fishing villages with pastel-colored houses and turned into resort towns with high-end boutiques and seafood restaurants.  

There’s a cobbled piazzas overlooking the harbors lined with super-yachts.  

In the evening we’ll meet at our 4-star Best Western Hotel Regina for a dinner together and share our stories of the day.

 

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Regina Elena, Santa Margherita Ligure 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 – May 29

Tour Cinque Terre


Monterosso beach 

We’ll take the train to Cinque Terre’s Monterosso which is the biggest of the five towns and has the most amenities and has the only long and sandy beach in the area where you can rent chairs and umbrellas or a kajak to explore the many coves around the coast. We’ll find the beach right in front of the train station in Monterosso. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a traditional beach with sand and umbrellas. You can either choose to pay for an umbrella and a chair or settle in a free area with your own towel. 

Use your leisure time to swim and explore the village and take pictures of the panoramic views of the skyline, architecture, and statutes, including the statue of St. Francis. Along the promenade you’ll find restaurants, pubs and ice-cream shops where you can enjoy a limoncino or lemony liquor that is popular in the region.

We’ll return to La Spezia and then to Santa Margarita and Portofino with unforgetable memories of a full-day excursion and the rest of the day is free until we’ll meet at our 4-star Best Western Hotel Regina for a dinner together and share our stories of the day.


Day 5 – May 30

Today is a free day to enjoy our 4-star hotel, the Best Western Hotel Regina Elena rooftop swimming pool and/or more exploring of Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. In the evening we’ll meet for a dinner together and share our stories of the day.

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Regina Elena, Santa Margherita Ligure 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6 – May 31

Viareggio 

After breakfast, we’ll visit Viareggio a coastal city and comune in northern Tuscany, Italy. With a population of over 62,000, it is the second largest city within the province of Lucca, after Lucca.

You’re free to explore Viareggio and enjoy their beach and relax in the sun.  The “Viareggio Boardwalk”, is home to numerous boutiques and prestigious brand-name shops boasting the best in Italian, European and international fashion.

Viareggio is known for its Carnival and the Carnival Museum, with small reproductions of the city’s allegorical floats. The Villa Paolina Civic Museums include a museum of musical instruments and an archaeological museum. 

A number of high-end bar restaurants boast magnificent views of the sea and are perfect for when you need to get out of the sun. For those who prefer to grab a quick bite to eat, there are many eateries along the street that offer a range of alternatives to accommodate all types of requirements. In addition to the shops and restaurants, a number of artisanal gelateria offer a vast assortment of flavors from the traditional to the more original.  

We’ll return to our hotel and the rest of the day is free until evening when we’ll meet for a dinner together and share our stories of the day.

Overnight: Best Western Hotel Regina Elena, Santa Margherita Ligure 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 – June 1

Rome & Fiumicino, Italy

Coastal city Fiumicino, Italy.

We’ll return our 4-star Hotel Tiber in Fiumicino and enjoy free time on the seafront or in Rome on your own until the evening when we’ll enjoy our celebration dinner and congratulate ourselves for a successful completion of our tour.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight: Hotel Tiber, Fiumicino
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 

 


Day 8 – June 2

We’ll get our transfer home.

 


*Header Photo is a Tuscany Riviera Beach in Viareggio, Italy