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

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £1, was £500.

Single supplement: £435

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

John Shepherd

Guide Lecturer

A specialist in the study of ancient glass, John has worked extensively in the field in Europe as an archaeologist, including France, Italy and Bulgaria.

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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
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23 October 2020 AHRO201023 23 October 2020 (Friday) 29 October 2020 (Thursday) Dr Eireann Marshall Simone Aquilina £2,545
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£1
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30 October 2020 AHRO201030 30 October 2020 (Friday) 5 November 2020 (Thursday) John Shepherd £2,545
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£1
£500
£435 Call for availability
19 February 2021 AHRO210219 19 February 2021 (Friday) 25 February 2021 (Thursday) Dr Eireann Marshall £2,445
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£99
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£275 £2,295
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23 April 2021 AHRO210423 23 April 2021 (Friday) 29 April 2021 (Thursday) Dr Andy Souter £2,545
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£325 £2,395
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