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Rome – A Christmas Blessing

Europe
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSXROM

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

Discover Rome's famous sights and join the crowds at the Vatican City to hear the Pope's Christmas message on this memorable festive break.​

Discover Rome's famous sights and join the crowds at the Vatican City to hear the Pope's Christmas message on this memorable festive break.

PRICE FROM ? £1229 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with British Airways
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners including Christmas Eve dinner with wine, Christmas Day lunch with wine & mince pies
  • Welcome drink
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • ​Panoramic tour of Rome including the Colosseum & Roman Forum
  • Walking tour of Rome including Spanish Steps & Trevi Fountain
  • Hear the Urbi et Orbi message by the Pope at the Vatican City​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Rome
  • ​Depart on your flight to Rome today. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your hotel, which is located in the heart of the city and close to many of its star attractions, including the Colosseum.
    After you've settled into your room, why not venture out and soak up some of the sights. Back at the hotel, you can get to know your travelling companions this evening over dinner.​
  • DAY 2 CHRISTMAS EVE Rome
  • ​Today's the day that we really get to know Rome, with a full day of exploration. We'll begin with a walking tour with an expert Local Guide, who will bring this exceptional city's history roaring to life. We'll take a close look at famous attractions including the Spanish Steps, which join the Piazza di Spagna with the Church of Trinita dei Monti, and the incredibly ornate Trevi Fountain.
    This afternoon we'll head off on a panoramic tour of Rome's main sights. We'll pass its most iconic landmark, the magnificent Colosseum, where gladiators would fight for public entertainment in the 1st century. We'll also see the Roman Forum, around which ancient Rome was built.
    Back at the hotel a festive evening is planned, so gather with your travelling companions for a special Christmas Eve dinner including wine.
  • DAY 3 CHRISTMAS DAY the Vatican City
  • ​It's Christmas Day, and we've a really special experience this morning which will make this a Christmas to remember. We'll head to St Peter's Square in the Vatican City, where we'll join the crowds who have gathered to hear the Urbi et Orbi message delivered by Pope Francis from the balcony of St Peter's Basilica. After hearing the pontiff's blessing for the world and soaking up what is sure to be a truly magical atmosphere, we'll return to the hotel.
    Our festive celebrations continue as we are served a special Christmas lunch with wine and mince pies​. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the company of your fellow travellers.
  • DAY 4 BOXING DAY Villa d’Este
  • Today has been left free for you to spend just as you please. You might choose to discover more of Rome's highlights independently or with your fellow travellers.
    As an alternative, we offer an optional half-day trip to the Villa D'Este. In the company of your Tour Manager you'll explore this 16th century villa, which is located in the hilltop town of Tivoli. It is most famous for its Italian Renaissance garden, where we'll see a beautiful collection of fountains, water features and sculptures.
  • DAY 5 Rome to UK
  • ​Today we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.
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Accommodation

    • Grand Palatino Hotel
    • Your hotel is perfectly located in the heart of Rome, close to many of its wonderful attractions including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and Piazza Venezia. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar and lift. Guest rooms feature private facilities, air-conditioning, safe and hairdryer.
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Optional Excursions

  • Discover the beautiful gardens of the Villa d'Este
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Further Information

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