7 days

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Summary

Rome is the pivotal city of Europe, a capital that has dominated the history of the last two millennia. Its famous, great monuments are accompanied by a host of smaller, more difficult to reach, or just hidden sites and monuments all of which tell their own stories about the eternal city. This tour will take you to some of Rome’s greatest monuments but also to some of its most secret, through tombs and catacombs, temples and villas – it’s a chance to see the imperial city from a new point of view. We will be based in the very centre of the city with time for you to explore on your own.

This tour has a plethora of special visits. We have gained access to some of the most exquisite and important monuments: We visit the tombs of the Scipiones, the family which produced Hannibal’s nemesis, Scipio Africanus, as well as the catacombs of Saint Agnes on the Via Nomentana, built adjacent to one of the great churches of the age of Constantine. We also explore the Mithraeum of the Circus Maximus, created literally beneath the stairs of the great altar of Hercules. Perhaps the piece de resistance is the visit to the extraordinary Domus Aurea, Nero’s Palace built on 4 hills and now covered by later imperial projects.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the underground ruins of Nero’s infamous Golden House, a revolution in architecture and luxurious design
  • Visit Ostia Antica, the wonderfully preserved great port city that kept the capital of an empire fed and supplied
  • Walk along the Appian Way, visiting the Villa of the Quintilli and the Circus of Maxentius

Full Price
£3,100

Today's Price
£2,750 (including offers)

Saving
£350

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Save £350 if you pay your full balance today, just £2,750
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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £345

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Prof. Valerie Higgins

Andante Guide Lecturer

Professor Valerie Higgins is currently Associate Professor of Archaeology and Program Director for Sustainable Cultural Heritage at The American University of Rome.

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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
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • 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 supplement Offer Availability
21 October 2022 AHRO221021 21 October 2022 (Friday) 27 October 2022 (Thursday) Prof. Valerie Higgins £3,100
(inc. flights)
£500 £345 £2,750
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24 March 2023 AHRO230324 24 March 2023 (Friday) 30 March 2023 (Thursday) Oliver Gilkes £3,195
(inc. flights)
£750 £355 £2,845
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28 April 2023 AHRO230428 28 April 2023 (Friday) 4 May 2023 (Thursday) Dr Andy Souter £3,265
(inc. flights)
£750 £355 £2,815
save £450
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20 October 2023 AHRO231020 20 October 2023 (Friday) 26 October 2023 (Thursday) Prof. Valerie Higgins £3,225
(inc. flights)
£750 £355 £2,775
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