Highlights of Rome and Umbria including Assisi
Join us on a guided holiday to Italy's Eternal City! It doesn't matter whether you’re obsessed with Michelangelo, making a pilgrimage to St. Peter's Basilica or an ancient history fanatic, our 2023 holidays to Rome will help you uncover the beauty, history and culture of Italy.
Italy’s capital has a rich history, fantastic food and some of the most iconic architecture in the world, it’s easy to see why our Rome holidays for over 50s and 60s is a popular travel destination. Our Rome holidays include guided walking tours, where we’ll see some of Rome's most iconic attractions, like the Colosseum and Roman Forum. On selected holidays, we’ll also have the opportunity to pay a visit to the Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica, an area of vast historical importance which boasts some of the world’s most famous works of art.
We offer a variety of Rome holidays and have plenty of departure dates for 2023. On our Highlights of Rome and Umbria including Assisi holiday, we’ll also get a taste for the countryside outside of Rome with visits to the nearby historic towns of Spoleto & Assisi. On our 3-day city break, we’ll stay in the centre of Rome and enjoy plenty of free time to explore the city at a leisurely pace. There's no better way to see the Italian capital than with us on one of our guided Italy holidays. So forget about wrestling with guidebooks or wasting time building a schedule, experience our escorted tours to Roma!
All of our holidays to Rome include flights, accommodation, an expert local tour guide, transfers and excursions, ensuring you get the most out of your Italy trip.
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A trip to Rome isn’t complete without a visit to two of Ancient Rome’s most famous sites: the Colosseum & Roman Forum. The site of Gladiator games, animal hunts and even mock sea battles, the Colosseum was an integral part of Ancient Roman life. Just across the street from the Flavian amphitheatre is the Roman Forum. Another important and well-preserved ruin, the Roman Forum was the political and commercial heart of Ancient Rome. On our trips to Rome, we’ll have the opportunity to view both of these impressive ruins and learn about their place in history from an expert guide.
Built in 1762, the Trevi Fountain is one of the world’s largest and most famous Baroque fountains. The magnificent fountain centres around a statue of the Greek god Oceanus and is packed with beautiful artistic detail. Today, the fountain attracts millions of visitors each year and legend has it that if you throw a coin in with your back facing the fountain, you ensure a trip back to the Eternal City! On our holidays to Rome, we’ll visit the fountain on a guided walking tour to take pictures and throw in coins of our own.
The Vatican Museums are a collection of 54 galleries that encompass works collected by previous Popes and contain some of the most important ancient and Renaissance Art in the world. On our holiday Rome and Umbria including Assisi, we’ll have the opportunity to travel through this incredible museum with an expert, local guide to learn the history behind the must-see highlights including the Gallery of Maps, Gallery of the Candelabra, Gallery of Tapestries, and Raphael’s Rooms. After making our way through the Vatican Museums, we’ll visit Michelangelo’s most stunning masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel.
Known the world over as the final resting place of St. Peter the Apostle, the Basilica of St. Peter is a must-see attraction on any trip to Rome. Situated next to the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City, this huge church is filled with beautiful artwork, important religious artefacts, and stunning architecture. On our holidays Rome and Umbria including Assisi, we’ll visit this important holy place with an expert guide to point out the top highlights. But no matter which trip to Rome, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to explore the Basilica at a leisurely pace.
Rome is well known for its beautiful piazzas and one of the most visited and most loved is the Piazza di Spagna, home to the breathtaking Spanish Steps. This 135-step monumental staircase is one of the most iconic locations in the entire city and definitely not to be missed on any trip to Rome. On our holidays to Rome, we’ll enjoy plenty of free time to climb the steps and soak up the atmosphere in this incredible piazza.
In Rome WiFi is free in most restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels, but it may be confined to the public areas of the hotel only, so do check your hotel facilities. Hotels generally don’t feature entertainment, but live music can be found in some bars, cafes and outdoor public spaces during the summertime.
When notified in advance, Travel Department can inform our Rome hotels of your dietary requests, such as gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan foods. Please note that choices may be limited compared to the offering found in hotels at home.
For restaurants and hotel dining rooms you can dress casually, but we suggest you avoid wearing “beach wear”, such as shorts and flip flops. When visiting churches and holy places, cover up bare flesh; shoulders, chest, legs.
Our guided tours in Rome and Umbria will involve periods of walking and standing, at times on uneven or cobbled surfaces. There will be steep inclines or steps to negotiate at some locations, with early morning starts in some cases. A reasonable degree of health and mobility is required. For all our tours we have an activity level guide to help you decide which holiday suits you best. For specific advice regarding our Rome and Umbria tours and to discuss any special needs, please contact us directly and we will be happy to assist.
Food is a major aspect of what it means to be Roman, and visitors are in for a gastronomic treat when they take holidays to Rome. It's the birthplace of spaghetti alla carbonara, which mixes pasta, bacon and egg, as well as salty pecorino Romano cheese. But there are also rich amatriciana pasta sauces, stuffed artichokes (carciofi) and delicious herb-seasoned lamb chops to get your teeth into. And, that's before we even get onto Roman wines like Frascati - a crisp, refreshing white wine.
Summer temperatures routinely top 30 degrees, but we tend to travel in the spring and autumn months which are still usually warm and sunny, but not stifling. So be prepared for some sun when you take a holiday in Rome.
Our popular Highlights of Rome and Umbria including Assisi holiday allows you to see all the famous sights of the Eternal City, while still allowing you to retreat to the scenic countryside and visit surrounding destinations. A Rome City Break allows you to spend your time in and around the city and really absorb the atmosphere. It's one of those unmissable Italy destinations that offers everything. If you love art, well, it's crammed with Renaissance gems. If you are into history, again, there's no better place.