New Year’s Holiday ‘Cultural Tour’ in Rome, Italy
Daily Itinerary

Arriving December 28, 2012, Departing January 4, 2013

  • 7 Days, 7 Nights Superior Accommodation in the Historic Centre
  • Breakfast included each Day
  • Daily Tours and Excursions including Entrance fees
  • Transportation for Excursions
  • Transportation to and from Airport
  • 5 Lunches
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner (including wine)
  • Farewell Dinner (including wine)

Celebrate the holidays in the Eternal City! Join us for a seven day cultural heritage tour in Rome, Italy from December 28 to January 4. Enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our Cultural Heritage Tour includes visits to galleries, museums, archaeological sites, walking tours through the historic city, and excursions outside of Rome to the ancient sites of Ostia Antica, UNESCO Cultural Heritage site of Hadrian’s Villa, and the magical Renaissance villa and gardens of Villa d’Este, Tivoli.

Our New Year’s Holiday Cultural Tour package includes orientation and complementary aperitivo, daily tours and excursions, museum and site visit entry fees, lunches, New Year’s Eve dinner followed by fireworks in the Piazza Venezia at midnight, farewell dinner, transportation to and from Fiumicino airport, and accommodation for seven nights in the historic centre of Rome. Price: 2400 euros per person.

Full Daily Itinerary

Day 1: December 28 (Friday)
Pick up from Fiumicino airport
6:00 p.m. Aperitivo and Orientation at Hotel

Day 2: December 29 (Saturday)
Breakfast at hotel
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ancient Rome and Colosseum Historic walk
1:00 p.m. Lunch, Capitoline Museum Restaurant
2:30-5:30 p.m. Medieval Rome Historic walk (Teatro Marcello, Porticus d’Ottavia, Historic Ghetto, Crypta Balbi Museum, Pantheon
Pause for cappuccino, espresso
Evening free

Day 3: December 30 (Sunday)
Breakfast at hotel
9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Day Excursion to Tivoli, *Hadrian’s Villa and Villa d’Este by private car
Lunch at Villa d’Este
Cappuccino/espresso pause
Return to Rome by private car

*Hadrian’s Villa, a UNESCO Heritage site, is the amazing country estate of the ancient Emperor Hadrian (116-136 A.D.) and one of the largest archaeological sites in Europe. From the emperor’s estate we travel by car to Villa d’Este in Tivoli, a famous Renaissance villa where the magnificent gardens and fountains were inspired by the ancient site of Hadrian.

This walk is designed to take in mobility concerns including the rental of a golf cart if required, which must be booked in advance.

Evening free

Day 4: December 31 (Monday, New Year’s Eve)
Breakfast at hotel
9:30 a.m. Leave for Gallery Borghese
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Guided walk through Gallery Borghese
12:00 p.m. Stroll through Gardens of Villa Borghese
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Restaurant Caffe delle Arti
Afternoon free
9:00 p.m. New Year’s Eve Dinner with prosecco and wine
11:00 p.m. Stroll to Piazza Venezia for Midnight celebration and fireworks

Day 5: January 1 (Tuesday, New Year’s Day)
Breakfast at hotel
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Michelangelo’s Rome, leisurely stroll through the City of Rome as shaped by Michelangelo, Piazza Campidoglio, Piazza and Palazzo Farnese
1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Lunch, Campo de’ Fiori
3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Michelangelo’s Dome, St. Peter’s Basilica and Piazza
Evening free

Day 6: January 2 (Wednesday)
Breakfast at hotel
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Day Excursion to ancient Roman town *Ostia Antica
Transportation by train
Lunch: Restaurant archaeological site
Evening free

*See website Blog on Ostia Antica.

Day 7: January 3 (Thursday)
Breakfast at hotel
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. Tour of Vatican Museum Collections
Afternoon free for shopping
8:00 p.m. Farewell Dinner, Restaurant specializing in Roman Cucina

Day 8: January 4 (Friday) Departure
Transportation provided to Fiumicino airport

Additional Option:
There is an additional option of adding two days in Florence.
Price and itinerary upon request