6 days

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Summary

Rome is a city of monumental buildings, tall apartment blocks and narrow winding streets, relieved only by the occasional public spaces and kept moving by the great highways and a port of entry on the coast. This is modern Rome, but the words are just as true of the ancient metropolis, seat of empire and mistress of the world, from fog-bound northern Britain to the gritty Syrian Desert.

Such a city has a thousand stories hidden in its teeming streets and during this special tour we will be guided by Lindsey Davis, whose novels of the investigators Marcus Didius Falco and Flavia Albia have brought the city to life in all its glorious and nefarious splendour. Join us as we follow in Falco’s footsteps, visiting palaces, slums, ports and country estates as we trace the unforgettable tale of ancient Rome.

Tour highlights:

  • Travel in the company of esteemed novelist Lindsey Davis as she takes you on a unique tour of Falco’s Rome
  • Visit some rarely visited sites, including the Domus Aurea, Domitian’s Palace in Castel Gandolfo and the Mithraeum underneath the Circus Maximus
  • Enjoy a series of evening lectures, where your knowledge about this destination and its history will be expanded in engaging ways

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Today's Price
£2,895

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £435

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Eireann Marshall

Guide Lecturer

An Honorary Research Fellow for the Open University, Dr Eireann Marshall is bilingual (Italian and English), and she has led many Andante tours.

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Lindsey Davis

Guide Lecturer

Lindsey Davis is a novelist known for her Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco and her ongoing series about his daughter, Flavia Albia. She has also written standalone books, some set in English Civil War, and novellas. Her work has been dramatized for radio and is being developed for TV.

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Johanna Flippent

Tour Manager

Johanna lives in Berlin and often works in the Middle East.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
15 September 2020 AFRO200915 15 September 2020 (Tuesday) 20 September 2020 (Sunday) Dr Eireann Marshall Lindsey Davis Johanna Flippent £2,895
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£500 £435 Book Now
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