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Rome Off The Beaten Track

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1.18
733
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From £622 pp

Italy, Rome

3 Nights/4 Days

Min 2

Rome Off The Beaten Track

What You'll Do

Discover Rome like a true Italian. Enjoy visiting the hidden gems of Rome and taste the local food and wine. You will also be able to learn about the history and culture of this amazing city.

You will kick off your tour with a half day Vespa tour. You will be driving around Rome with a guide and seeing some of the best sights which are not accessible by foot. You will visit some historical sights and of course it being Rome there is always time to stop for a coffee and a gelato.

The next day will focus on the wine region outside Rome. You will catch the train towards Frascati where a family member from the vineyard will take you for some sightseeing before your wine tour. You will be able to taste the wines and learn about the traditional farming techniques in this region. All the wines will be paired with a traditional lunch, you will even be able to taste the family’s olive oil during this.

Your final day will be a free one to explore the city and choose what you would like to see. Of course we have some suggestions, but ultimately it is up to you to choose what you want to do on your last day in Rome!

Note: The Italian tourist tax is not included in the prices as it must be paid to the accommodation on the spot; this is €6.00 per person per day for 2022 (subject to change without notice)

Experience
Highlights

Tour a world famous winery in Frascati

Tour the most iconic spots in Rome by Vespa

Enjoy a free day to visit any spot in Rome you want to

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Experience Itinerary

Arrival and Vespa Tour

Arrival in Italy: Rome. Your driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel in central Rome

Check-in at your Hotel.

For the afternoon we have reserved a very special sightseeing day in Rome: a half day VESPA TOUR (Escorted). The best way to see Rome is from a bike, preferably a motorized one. Rome was not built for taxis and buses but for carriages and…Vespas! Each of you will seat on the back of a Vespa being driven by an expert local driver. One of the drivers is a fully authorized guide. There will be stops every 15 min so the guide can explain you all the sites visited.

You will experience and see sites, neighbourhoods & locations that are not available by foot. From the Colosseum to the Vatican, via Piazza Navona, the Pantheon and Castel Sant’Angelo. The Caracalla Baths and the Appian way, the Circo Massimo, the Aventine Hill, the Garden of Oranges, the ‘Gianicolo’ and the Garibaldi park with its magnificent views of beautiful Rome are some of the unique stops on this tour and, of course, this being Italy, there will also be stops for coffee and gelato!

This tour is very fun and will give you a great city overview and the chance to visit places that you probably cannot reach on your own.

Accommodation throughout:

Hotel MascagniA boutique hotel with only 40 rooms. Classic, warm hospitality, a mixture of elegance and functionality, made even more precious by works of art: the perfect choice regardless of the type of traveler you are. Here you will feel at home, surrounded by the attention of the staff, always at your service. Every morning they offer a delicious breakfast with artisan-made cakes and breads and hot and cold beverages. Try the bar for a snack or aperitif, it offers a quick meal at unusual hours.

Soundproof and cozy rooms characterized by elegant furnishings with classic lines and by all typical amenities of a four-star hotel, for a very comfortable stay. Three categories that differ in size and colors, for different kinds of guests.

Wine Tour in Frascati

Today we have arranged for you a very special Wine Tour that will take you to the Countryside of Rome: Frascati.

In the morning you will catch the train in Rome Termini Station towards Frascati (approx 30 minutes train ride) In the so called “castelli romani” an area famous for its wines. Once arrived at Frascati railway station, a member of the Vineyard’s family will take you to the old town of Frascati for a sightseeing tour before reaching the winery. As soon as you arrive there, you will start a tour across the vineyards, will be showed the traditional farming techniques that the family has been adopting for centuries. Travel into the past of the winemaking, listening to the stories and experiences of this historical producer.

You will visit the old cellar of the winery, where you will be introduced to the secrets and the historic wine-making processes of the Frascati wine. The family’s Historic winery is now a sort of “Frascati Wine Museum” surrounded by ancient vineyards and olive groves.

Time to taste the famous Frascati Wine! You will be guided through a wine tasting of the three wines of the family production: the Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, the Vagnolo IGP red wine, as well as the Frascati DOC White Wine. You will also try the family’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil. All of the wines will be paired with a traditional lunch.

Accommodation

Hotel Mascagni

triple room in a hotel in rome

Urban Exploration

Full day to explore Rome on your own.

We suggest you stroll through the Ancient Rome landmarks: the Roman Forums & Coliseum.

Or you can take a taxi to the Vatican where you can visit the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel. You will visit the Pio Clementino Museum, the Gallery of the Candelabras, the Gallery of the Geographical Maps, and the Gallery of the Tapestries (Renaissance art), the Raphael Rooms, the Sistine Chapel.

After the interesting visit at Vatican Museums, you could enter the St. Peter’s Basilica. The church was designed by Michelangelo, although he died before its final completion. Bernini designed the huge square in the 17th century. Upon entering the Basilica, you will admire the Bernini’s Baldacchino. Made in the 17th century, this huge bronze sculpture stands above the high altar and St. Peter’s tomb. Last but not least, Michelangelo’s Pietà. His only signed work, Michelangelo sculpted this beautiful marble statue when he was only 25 years old.

Back in Rome city center, you may want to finish your day with an aperitivo in one of the many cafes in Campo dei Fiori together with a lively crowd of Romans enjoying their time while they sip a Martini or Cinzano.

Accommodation

Hotel Mascagni

superior room in a hotel in rome

Departure

After your final breakfast in Rome you will check out of your hotel and head to the airport in your private transfer to make your way home or further on with your travels.

 

Location Information

Rome is the capital city of Italy, famous for its amazing cuisine and ancient history. This buzzing city has beauty all around, through the food, drinks, buildings, cultures and history. Rome never ceases to amaze!

  • Accommodation
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  • Private transfers
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Skip the line entrance tickets