6 days – Archaeological Tour Rome, dine-wine and Pompeii
We are pleased to present you our Rome, dine, wine and Pompeii tour. We have carefully thought up this tour to take you, accompanied by one of our archaeologists, to the most beautiful archaeological and interesting locations. Rome or Caput Mundi as an icon needs little introduction, but if you have never visited, it will be our pleasure to make Rome’s past come alive for you.
As the title of this tour states, we will not let you go home without having seen one of the world’s most interesting and important sites, Pompeii and the archaeological museum of Naples which holds many Greek and Roman artefacts from Pompei and Herculaneum.
Apart from showing and explaining you these amazing sites we will also take care of the eno-gastronomic aspect during your stay as we will lunch and dine in carefully selected restaurants and trattorias. Our company has a 10-year experience as online dining guide for high level restaurants in Rome and Italy. Depending on the season we will make sure to let you taste typical Italian or local delicacies.
One day of your tour we will dedicate to an easy walk in the Latium countryside where you will walk in idyllic surroundings on an ancient forgotten Roman road to end up in an abandoned Roman city where we will have a picnic waiting at the forum of this ancient town.
6 Days Rome, dine-wine and Pompeii
Day 1- Rome
Upon your arrival at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport or at the Termini train station, our staff will be waiting for you and bring you to the hotel where you can relax until dinner time. In the evening, just before dinner, we will welcome you to Rome and explain to you some ins and outs about the hotel, the area of Rome where the hotel is located and some other things regarding logistics and safety in Rome and in Italy. It will also be a moment to meet our guides and the other persons on this tour. Further, we will explain to you how your week with us will evolve. After this short welcome we are off to one of the most iconic monuments of Rome, the Pantheon. We will admire the building from the outside and come back in the morning to visit the Pantheon inside. Dinner near the Pantheon and a visit underground.
Day 2 – The Coliseum, the Roman Forum, Palatine hill, the Catacombs and the Capitoline Museum
In the morning we will show you and explain all the ins an out of the Coliseum and the Roman Forum: how it turned from a damp and soggy valley into the seat of power from where the kingdom, the Republic and the Empire were governed, which important events took place there, and which are the most important temples and buildings. From the Forum we will walk up to the Palatine and visit the Palace of Domitian, the Domus Severiana, and the temple of Cybele. We will end at the Campidoglio or Capitol square from where we will proceed to the Appia Antica to have lunch. After lunch we will visit the Catacombs of San Sebastanio and after driving back to the centre visit the Capitoline Museums. From there back to the hotel to have some rest followed by dinner near the Trevi Fountain.
Day 3 – Pompeii & Naples
After breakfast we will travel by minivan to Naples. Once we arrive in Naples, we will visit the Archaeological Museum of Naples or as it was formerly called the Real Museo Borbonico since it was Carlo VII, the Bourbon King of Naples who in 1748 took an interest in Pompeii and had excavations started which initially produced the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum and many artefacts. At the museum we will see Roman and Greek art and other interesting finds from Pompei, you can also visit the secret cabinet (Gabinetto Segreto) which holds the collection of erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum. After the museum, we will have lunch in Naples and make an extensive visit of Pompeii in the afternoon. In the evening back to Rome by minivan and dinner at our hotel.
Day 4 – A short hike in the Roman countryside
This morning we will leave Rome and have a short travel for very easy but beautiful archaeological hike in the countryside. Upon arrival at the starting point, we will lead you into an idyllic forest where we will start walking on a long-forgotten Etruscan and Roman road. We will cross a small stream using a majestic Roman bridge and pass numerous Etruscan and Roman tombs. At the end of our walk, an abandoned Roman city with its defence walls still standing will be waiting for us. Lunch will be an Italian picknick in the forum of the old city, with typical Italian pagnotta bread, delicious cheeses, salamis, Parma ham and naturally some excellent red or white wines. On the way back to Rome, we will stop to visit a Roman Mansio or rest area on the road and see a piece of interesting Roman road. Dinner at the restaurant of the hotel.
Day 5 – Saint Peters Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel
In the morning we will visit 3 important churches of Rome, St. John’s Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa Prassede and Saint Peter’s Basilica. All three of them are intertwined with Roman history. During the last visit we will take a trip to the top of the dome to enjoy a spectacular view of Rome. After all that we will have lunch nearby Saint Peter’s Basilica to continue with the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel in the afternoon. In the evening farewell dinner near the Pantheon.
Day 6 – transfer to the Airport or train station
In the morning we will transfer you to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport or to the Termini train station.
6 Days Rome, dine-wine and Pompeii
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6 Days Rome, dine-wine and Pompeii
Frequent asked Questions
Your accommodation is in a historic 4* hotel that is named after Queen Margaret of Savoy who, in the early 1900s, chose it for her Roman sojourns. The hotel is located in the centre of Rome surrounded by the atmosphere of the dolce vita of Via Veneto. When booking a double room you should clearly request either a double bed or twin beds, otherwise we’ll assume that either is acceptable.
Note: Depending on availability we reserve the right to change the hotel for another similar hotel without further notice.
Our company has a 10-year experience as online dining guide for high level restaurants in Rome and Italy. From this experience we have selected excellent restaurants we will visit to have lunch or dinner during our tour. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at least 30 days in advance of your trip.
Your safety is our biggest concern. Our tours have been carefully selected to be pleasant and never dangerous. All our guides have been trained to live by the “Safety First” rule while guiding. On each hike there will be at least one guide who has had First-Aid training.
Insurance is not included. Adequate business travel insurance is a condition of your contract with us. You must be satisfied that your business travel or other appropriate insurance fully covers all your requirements including pre-existing medical conditions, cancellation charges, medical expenses and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. If you choose to travel without adequate insurance cover, we will not be liable for any losses howsoever arising, in respect of which insurance cover would otherwise have been available.
Apart from our guides, there will be up to a maximum of 12 other participants on each tour.
On our tours you will meet people from various parts of the world and therefore with different backgrounds, most will be in the 40-75 age range. The persons that book our tours are curious and probably well-read who want to explore history, archaeology, and the delicious food of Italy.
Our guides are all English-speaking professionals with years of experience in guiding groups to and through the areas where we will be going, and they all love to share their knowledge and experience with you.
It depends, there will always be one English speaking guide that accompanies you, but when we go out for walks in the countryside there will be two guides with the group.
We use air-conditioned luxury passenger vans or minibuses to get around. They are comfortable and there is room for your bags or backpacks.
The transfers in the vans will be around 10 to 15 minuts inside Rome, outside Rome the transfers could take from 20 minutes to an hour. If the itinerary includes Pompeii the transfer could take as long as 3 hours, but we might take the high speed train as an alternative in this case.
A typical Italian lunch or dinner consists of a first course il primo (pasta, rice or similar), a second course il secondo (meat or fish) served together with a side dish il contorno (vegetable or salad), fruit, dessert, and coffee. During our tours at lunch and dinner there will be a choice of two “primi’s”, two “secondi”, dessert, coffee and selected white and red wines and mineral water. Note: please let us know at the time of booking if you are allergic to some foods or if you have special dietary requirements.
Walking during the visits is inevitable, to see the main sites at Pompeii we will have to walk 5 km and at Hadrian’s Villa 4 km, During the day with the hike also around 4 Km. So that is 2,5 to 3 miles on the longest walks.
In all the hotels we have selected there is a Wi Fi network
The shops in Italy are open until 19.30 / 20.00 hrs., most of the time we will be back at our hotel in Rome by 18.00 hrs. to give you time to relax or to shop. If we are travelling by van, we can drop you off at shopping areas or commercial centres when they are not to far from our route.
We recommend you to bring a good pair of walking shoes, a small bag or backpack and a cap or hat for the sun and a rain jacket just in case. If you join us on a trip in spring or autumn pack raingear and a fleece to keep you warm. We advise people who wear spectacles to bring a spare pair just in case.
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If you arrive in the morning of the starting day we will collect you from either of the Rome airports, Leonardo da Vinci Int. Airport at Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport. If you come by train, we’ll meet you at Rome’s central railway station (Termini). In the case you are already in Rome, you will be given clear directions to reach the hotel.
On the day of departure from Rome there will be time for breakfast. Transportation will be provided, and we’ll take you wherever you need to go airport, train station, or any other location in Rome.
This is explained in our booking conditions.
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