Rome City Break
- Join us to discover Rome, its incredible history & unique atmosphere on this 3-night holiday.
- Stay in the city centre for easy access to all of Rome’s must-see highlights.
- Hear stories of ancient & baroque Rome from an expert, local guide on a half day city tour.
- Enjoy plenty of leisure time to discover the city on your own, with tips from our local guide.
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Explore one of the most visited European cities on this perfectly paced city break to Rome. With a rich history, fantastic food and some of the most iconic architecture in the world, the 'Eternal City' has it all. Rome’s history goes back over two and a half thousand years and is one of the oldest continually occupied cities in Europe. It has been the capital of Italy since 1870 and has held the seat of the Papacy since the 8th century. On this exciting Italy holiday, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of Rome including St Peter in Chains Basilica, The Colosseum and the Roman Forum, Venice Square, Capitol Hill and the Trevi fountain, all with an expert guide by our side to give the history behind these incredible highlights. We’ll also enjoy plenty of time to explore the city at our own pace.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Italy
Arrive in Rome
Upon arrival in Rome, you will be met at the airport by our local representative in the arrivals area of the airport, before being transferred to your hotel.
Walking Tour of Ancient and Baroque Rome
After breakfast, you will begin your holiday with a walking tour around the city accompanied by your expert local guide. You will visit Saint Peter in Chains Basilica, which is best known for housing Michelangelo's statue of Moses, part of the tomb of Pope Julius II. It took Michaelangelo over 40 years to complete from 1505 to 1545. The basilica was founded in the 5th century to house the chains that bound St. Peter in Jerusalem and they remain in the basilica to this day. From here you will move on to The Colosseum, which is one of the greatest examples of Roman architecture and the largest amphitheatre in the world. Beside this you will find the Roman Forum, which was originally a marketplace and is surrounded by the ruins of several important ancient government buildings.From here continue towards Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), which is where many of the main thoroughfares of the city intersect. It stands at the foot of Capitol Hill and next to Trajan's Forum, which was the last of the Imperial fora to be constructed in Rome. Here you can find the monument to Vittorio Emanuele II who was the first king of Italy. Finally you will make your way around to the iconic Trevi Fountain. This wonder of architecture is a staggering 26 metres high and 49 metres wide and is one of the most famous fountains in the world. Be sure to throw a coin into the water for good luck. An estimated three thousand Euros are thrown in each day and the money has been used to subsidize a supermarket for the disadvantaged citizens of the capital.
In the afternoon you will be free to explore the city at your own pace. You could visit the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City (closed on Sunday), which is the official residence of the Pope. Here you can view Michelangelo's most famous work, which changed the course of Western art.
Free Time in Rome
Day 3 can be spent at your leisure with many other attractions to see. Why not visit the Spanish Steps and the Piazza di Spagna, which is one of the most popular shopping districts in the city and one of Rome's top tourist attractions. For art lovers we suggest you visit the Museo e Galleria Borghese, which houses paintings by Caravaggio, Botticelli and Raphael. We suggest you call ahead and pre-book this queen of all private art collections. If you would like to spend some more time outdoors why not visit the Piazza Novona, which is Rome's most celebrated square. The piazza holds three fountains and is usually full of street artists and hawkers.
You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.
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