This sample itinerary will show you Rome like you've never seen it before, focusing on the spiritual side of the Eternal City with a touch of Roman history. Bring the kids along for a special kid-friendly view of this majestic city, see Rome with a focus on the history of the Jewish Ghetto, and more! Rome has so much to offer, with many new ancient artifacts being encountered each day. Most Wednesdays the Pope greets visitors in St. Peter's Square, and Sunday at 12 noon, he offers a Blessing to those assembled in the Square! Unforgettable! Now you are ready to understand why it is considered the Eternal City.
DAY 1: USA - ROME [DEPART USA]
Buon Viaggio! Early check-in for your transatlantic flight. Dinner and a movie aloft!
DAY 2: ROME - OSTIA ANTICA - ROME [OSTIA ANTICA EXCURSION]
Gardens, and of course, the Sistine Chapel. The afternoon is free for you to consider a visit to the Trastevere District for a stroll through Rome's most charming district.
DAY 5: ROME [FREE DAY - DAY TRIP TO ORVIETO?]
Full day at your leisure to relax and explore. Suggest a visit to one of Rome's ancient catacombs, or else consider a day trip to Orvieto (easily reachable by train), famous for the magnificent Duomo at the top of the cliff.
DAY 6: ROME [HISTORICAL CHURCHES]
With your guide and driver today, visit some of Rome's most important churches, including St. Mary Major, Basilica of St. Clement, St. John Lateran, and St. Paul Outside the Walls.
DAY 7: ROME [PALAZZO VALENTINI]
Consider using today to see a truly spectacular exhibit in Palazzo Valentini. See the Roman ruins that were uncovered beneath the building become digitally enhanced to give a visual on how they may have lived. Also of interest may be a reservation at the Galleria Borghese, home to iconic artwork from the 15th through 18th centuries.
DAY 8: ROME - USA [RETURN HOME]
Transfer to Rome Fiumicino for your departure flight home. Same-day arrival in the USA. Welcome home!
Upon arrival in Rome Fiumicino, meet your private driver for the ride to Ostia Antica for a guided visit to the former port of Rome. Continue then to your centrally-located accommodations in Rome. We'll provide a list of our favorite restaurants for you to enjoy!
DAY 3: ROME [INTRODUCTORY SIGHTS]
Free time in the morning for you to visit the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, or the Spanish Steps. In the afternoon, meet your guide for a private tour through the city! Highlights include the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, the Moses Statue at St. Peter in Chains, and more!
DAY 4: ROME [VATICAN MUSEUMS]
Today you will see the Vatican Museums like you have never seen them before. Your guide will show you an in-depth look at the Raphael Rooms, Tapestry and Map rooms, Vatican