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Discover Rome

Starting at 6,500 Vacation Club Points
6 Days | 6 Meals

Unpack only once and come to know exciting Rome, a metropolitan city steeped in history and tradition. Walk through time at the Roman Forum, a former marketplace and main center of ancient Roman life. Discover the stories of the famous Colosseum and Palatino Hill, the location of ruins of many ancient palaces. A local guide will lead you through Rome’s churches to uncover their mosaic masterpieces. Take a walk through the history and opulence of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Journey outside the city to the well-preserved, abandoned city of Ostia Antica to get a glimpse into the life of early romans. This in-depth discovery of this fascinating city will also provide you with ample time for freedom to explore as you choose.

Tour Highlights

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    Enjoy a guided visit to the Vatican Museums.
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    Enjoy a full day to explore the remarkable city of Rome at your leisure.

Itinerary

6,500 Vacation Club Points | 6 Days | 6 Meals

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Join us on an adventure through the art, history and culture of Rome, "The Eternal City."

Day 2: Rome, Italy - Tour Begins

Your tour opens in Rome. You will be captivated by its old-world charm blending with its lively cosmopolitan energy. This evening, meet your fellow travelers for dinner at a local restaurant.

Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Rome

This morning you’ll come to know the history and traditions of ancient Rome on a locally guided tour. Take a walk through time at the Roman Forum, a former marketplace and main center of ancient Roman life. Imagine the energy of 80,000 spectators cheering during a visit to the Colosseum, once home to gladiatorial combat and wild animal fights dating back to the first century A.D. Spend time reflecting on the life of an emperor during a visit to Palatino Hill, the location of ruins of many former palaces. The remainder of the day is yours to explore as you choose.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 4: Rome

Discover the beauty of the sophisticated ancient art of mosaics. A local guide will lead you to some of Rome’s churches that are bursting with mosaic masterpieces. Gaze at amazing works of art in the Basilica di San Clemente, Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and Basilica di Santa Prassede. This afternoon, continue exploring Rome’s treasures during a guided visit to the Vatican Museums. You will be in awe of the opulence at the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 5: Rome

The day is at leisure to relax, shop or explore the city. Rome is a fascinating city with many remarkable museums such as Capitoline Museum and Villa Borghese. You may decide to explore the Capuchin Crypt beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, containing the skeletons of approximately 4,000 friars. Perhaps you will choose to learn the secrets of Roman cooking by partaking in an optional cooking class.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Rome - Tour Ends

Your tour comes to a close today.

Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Options (USD)

Rome's Culinary Treasures $95

City: Rome

Join us as we explore Rome’s culinary side. Set off on a walking tour through the “Eternal City” and arrive at the famed Campo dei Fiori Market. Shop side by side with the people of Rome as you stroll through this medieval square. Next, it is time to discover the secrets of Italian cuisine. During your chef-led cooking class, learn how to prepare three types of pasta and follow it up with a delicious lunch.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 10 is required.

Duration: approximately 5 hour(s).

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Know Before You Go

Passport & Visa Information

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.

IMPORTANT

We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Destination Facts & Stats

Electricity

An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug. When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

Please Note

Days of features are interchangeable.

Most shops and businesses in Italy are closed on Sundays and on national/religious holidays.

When reserving single accommodations, be advised that single rooms in Italy are often smaller in size.

Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Some of the most unique sightseeing can mean accessing locations that restrict motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend bringing walking shoes. If you require a walker or wheelchair, or have difficulty walking, you may not be able to access some of these areas and may want to consider an alternate program with us. Our travel counselors can provide additional information or assistance to help you determine the perfect trip for you.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Marriott Vacation Club airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline's terms and conditions.

Pace

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.