Italy - Rome4 days & 3 nights, Spotlight Journey
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Delve into the 3,000-year history of Italy’s Eternal City. With your expert guide, you’ll visit the iconic sights of the city, including the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the museums of the Vatican and the soaring dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. After sunset, embark on an unforgettable drive to see the wonders of Rome illuminated.
Day 1Arrive Rome
Upon arrival in the Eternal City, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings representative and transferred to your luxury boutique hotel in the center of the city. The legacy of Rome's 3,000-year history are visible everywhere, from its anicent ruins to early Christian churches, medieval bell towers and Renaissance palaces. While here, don't forget to leave some time for shopping, savoring the local cuisine and people-watching. Tonight, join an illumination drive with your local guide to admire Rome by night. Afterwards, why not dine on Roman specialties on Piazza dei Mercanti in the historic Trastevere district?Hotel Gran Melia - 3 Nights
Meet your driver and guide for a tour of some of the most beautiful attractions in the historic center of the city, including the Pantheon, a sacred temple to all the old Roman gods that has been used since the 7th century as a Roman Catholic church. Pay a visit to the Colosseum, which was constructed between 70 and 80 AD and was used for gladiatorial contests and re-enactments of famous military battles. Nearby is the famed Roman Forum, the center of Roman life for centuries. In the afternoon, visit the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's to appreciate amazing art by Rafael and Michelangelo.Hotel Gran Melia (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Rome. If you like, embark an optional tour to Tivoli, or indulge in a delectable exploration of Roman sights and cuisine on Via Appia Antica.Hotel Gran Melia (B)
Day 4Depart Rome
Enjoy the morning at your own pace, then take a private transfer to the airport or railway station.(B)