We depart on our international flight to Rome. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.
Upon arrival in Rome, we are met by our tour escort and transfer to our coach for a short panoramic tour of Eternal City in Rome. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant La Vecchia Conca for dinner. Overnight in Rome. (D)
After breakfast, meet your local guide and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of "Imperial" Rome, including the Catacombs, the Appian Way, St. Peter in Chains, the Colosseum, and Circus Maximus. We also visit the three major basilicas in Rome including 1600 year old St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, Cathedral of the city of Rome and St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the burial place of St. Paul. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Rome. (B, D)
After breakfast, meet Kelly ( escort ) at the lobby and depart for Vatican City, to attend a Papal Audience (subject for Pope’s availability ). In the afternoon, we visit the splendid Vatican Museums with their world-renowned art collections and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's frescoes. We conclude our visit with a tour of the awe inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, including time to pray at the tomb of Pope John Paul II. We have the remainder of the day to explore the wonders of Rome on our own. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight are in Rome. (B, D)
Today, meet your local guide Valentina at the lobby for your half-day tour exploring the wonders of ancient Rome. We begin with a view of Capitoline Hill , the Arch of Constantine and the Circus Maximus and visit the archeological area of the Roman Forum. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure for last-minute sightseeing or shopping. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Rome. (B, D)
Today we enjoy a Leisure Day ( Free Day ) to discover the beauty and inspiration that is Rome. OR take an optional tour to Assisi, the town of beloved St. Francis, is offered as well (with additional cost – please check the hotel concierge ). In Assisi we visit the Basilica of St. Francis, with its wonderful artwork by Giotto, the church of St. Clare, which houses her incorrupt body, the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Portiuncula Chapel, birthplace of the Franciscan Order. This evening meet Kelly for your evening dinner at a local restaurant, Tanagra Lungotevere Flaminio. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)
After early breakfast, meet Kelly at the lobby at 8am for transfer to Rome's Fiumicino Airport for our return flight, arriving the same day. (B)
The Eternal City reflects the grandeur of Ancient Rome and the majesty of Christian Rome. Visit such sites as the Catacombs, Vatican City, four major Basilicas of the Catholic Church and Colisseum.
Roundtrip from New York Area Gateway
Superior Tourist Class Hotels
Breakfast and Dinner Daily
Sightseeing as per itnerary
Airport-hotel transfers & porterage
Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Services of a Professional Regina Tours Escort
Priest to accompany trip (if available)