7 days

From £2,545

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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

Today's Price
£2,545

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £435

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
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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Simone Aquilina

Tour Manager

Simone has a Masters in International Relations from the University of Malta. With nearly 30 years work experience starting in tourism, then as a restauranteur followed by a few years in a EU/Maltese Government Project.

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The Appian Way
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 Supp. Availability
23 October 2020 AHRO201023 23 October 2020 (Friday) 29 October 2020 (Thursday) Dr Eireann Marshall Simone Aquilina £2,545
(inc. flights)
£500 £435 Call for availability
30 October 2020 AHRO201030 30 October 2020 (Friday) 5 November 2020 (Thursday) John Shepherd £2,545
(inc. flights)
£500 £435 Call for availability
19 February 2021 AHRO210219 19 February 2021 (Friday) 25 February 2021 (Thursday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,545
(inc. flights)
£99
£99
£275 Book Now
23 April 2021 AHRO210423 23 April 2021 (Friday) 29 April 2021 (Thursday) Dr Andy Souter £2,645
(inc. flights)
£99
£99
£325 Book Now
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