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From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

1. From Rome: Pompeii, Amalfi Coast and Positano Day Trip

Hop aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus and start your journey down to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pompeii. Upon arrival at Pompeii, breeze past the long lines with your Skip-the-Line ticket. Enter a time capsule of the ancient Roman world. Let your local expert guide give you a tour of these marvelously-preserved ruins. Go to Positano, where the houses tumble down the hillside and stroll among the boutique stores. Purchase some of the local limoncello liqueur, visit the Church of Santa Maria Assunta or people watch from a restaurant terrace. After some free time and lunch (own expense) in Pompeii, continue further south along the picturesque seaside roads of the Amalfi Coast. Marvel at the spectacular coastline as the mountains cascade into the sea and romantic villages climb up the mountains.

Rome: 3.5-Hour Small Group E-Bike Tour

2. Rome: 3.5-Hour Small Group E-Bike Tour

Embark on a 3 hour city highlights tour of the eternal city on state-of-the-art E-Bikes. Monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain are a must-see for every visitor of Rome and are of course included in the tour. Enjoy fascinating views as you ride up to the Capitoline Hill from where you'll be overlooking the mythical Forum Romanum and the Colosseum. Then, marvel at the architecture of Saint Peter's Basilica, the world's oldest church. During the tour, you'll get plenty of opportunities to take fantastic pictures too. The tour is highly personalized with a maximum number of 8 participants and is ideal for friends and families.

Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

3. Rome: Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa Tivoli Day Tour

Depart Rome and transfer to Tivoli to tour 2 of Italy’s most impressive villas on this full-day tour of the Villa D'Este and Hadrian's Villa, with time to explore both magnificent country estates. Drive to Hadrian's Villa, built in the 2nd century by Emperor Hadrian, and once greater than the center of Imperial Rome. The largest and most luxurious residence ever built in Italy, it features an impressive array of imperial palaces, temples, theaters, thermal baths, and pools. After lunch, explore the grounds of the Villa D'Este and learn about the history and development of the villa, an enchanting site of the late Italian Renaissance. Once the home of Lucrezia Borgia's son, it is renowned for its spectacular gardens and trees, as well as its waterfalls and fountains. Highlights include the caryatids and columns of the Canopus and Serapeum, the pool and artificial grotto, named after an Egyptian city and temple dedicated to the god Serapis, and the Maritime Theatre, where a small Roman house was thought to have provided a retreat from the demands of court life.

Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

4. Tuscany Taster Tour: Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine

A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you drive towards rolling hills, your expert tour guide will explain Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead.  First, enjoy a walking tour in the hill town of Montepulciano. Take in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next visit San Biagio, a 16th-century Renaissance church with a travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight and exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away awaits a delicious Tuscan lunch. Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine pairings in the wine cellar of an authentic vineyard farmhouse, including the famous Brunello di Montalcino and varieties from the vineyard itself.  Buy your souvenir Tuscan wine here or wait for the final stop: Pienza. Your tour leader will offer insights, but your time is yours: shopping for pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, wines, and other local specialties, finding the right photo opportunity, or simply wandering the streets like a local. Next, return to Rome in air-conditioned comfort — fulfilled, relaxed, and ready for the next day.

From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

5. From Rome: Castel Gandolfo Kayak and Swimming Lake Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and nature of this peaceful lake, located just a short distance from Rome, on a kayak tour with plenty of interesting stops and technical kayaking tips. After a quick paddling, navigation and communication lesson, you will begin your tour of the lake. Stops will include the village of the millstones, the Roman port of the Villa of Domitian, the Trampoline of the Pope, and a beautiful beach reachable only by kayak, where you can swim if the weather is right. Along the way you will see the summer residence of the Popes, atop the mountain of Castel Gandolfo and surrounded by untouched nature. You can Listen to the sound of local wildlife and the water lapping, a unique and unforgettable experience so close to Rome. Your guide will provide technical assistance throughout the tour, and offer stories and anecdotes about the lake. After arriving back at the starting point, you will have the opportunity to take a shower before heading back to the capital.

Roma by Night: E-Bike Tour

6. Roma by Night: E-Bike Tour

See Rome's most important monuments on an E-Bike. Visit the must-see symbols of the city: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, and romantic Trevi Fountain. Continue on to some famous squares: Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia, and Piazza Navona.   Admire the beauty of Rome at sunset: famous monuments, majestic fountains, churches, and ancient buildings accented with warm colors, in a game of lights and reflections on the marbles and the ancient structures of the Empire.   Learn about the interesting history of Rome, admire the sunset from the best views, and take some wonderful photos.    

Rome: 125cc Vespa Primavera 24-, 48-, or 72-Hour Rental

7. Rome: 125cc Vespa Primavera 24-, 48-, or 72-Hour Rental

Rent a 125cc Vespa scooter for up to one week, and discover Rome like a Roman. Enjoy the freedom of the roads and feel the wind in your hair as you drive to the sights you want to see. Save money on expensive taxis, and visit Rome’s main tourist spots in a short time. Rentals are available for periods of 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, and even one week. Each Vespa comfortably seats 2 people. You can have your scooter delivered to your hotel, or collect it from a convenient collection point near Termini Station. From there, all of Rome’s landmarks, such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Pantheon are within easy reach. Marvel at the Renaissance monuments of Piazza Venezia, or doff your helmet to the Pope in the Vatican City. Travel to hidden corners, and park up with ease. The scooter rental includes accident liability insurance, 2 helmets, safety locks, anti-theft, a windshield, and top case. 

From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

8. From Rome: Day Trip to Pompeii with Lunch and Guide

Take an amazing journey back in time on this full-day tour to the archaeological ruins of Pompeii: a unique document of Greco-Roman life. Travel through the famous Roman countryside and enjoy incredible views of the Mediterranean, Mount Vesuvius, and countless historic sites. Discover the seashore and the gulf of Naples as you drive through the city. Stop for a traditional lunch of Neapolitan pizza with a drink before reaching the archaeological site. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Pompeii and enter with skip-the-line tickets. Spend the afternoon exploring this once thriving city that was frozen in time by layers of volcanic ash. Wander through the ancient streets and learn about the history of this place from your guide. After your tour of Pompeii, enjoy the leisurely return trip to Rome.

From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

9. From Rome: Venice Day-Trip by High-Speed Train with Gondola

Reach the enchanting city of Venice by high speed train! Meet your assistant at the railway station where you will receive the train tickets and all the necessary information to spend a unique day. You will reach Venice in approximately 4 hours. Spend the morning at your leasure and visit the most important attractions like St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, the Rialto bridge, and much more. Enjoy the Gondola Ride in the afternoon. Return back to Rome by high speed train (times and information given in the morning by the assistant).

Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

10. Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch

Your guide will meet you as you arrive at Frascati train station. Once introductions are made, your local guide and sommelier will lead you on a walking tour of the shops and botteghe in Frascati, tasting local specialties all along the way. Taste revered local delicacies such as roasted pork (porchetta), biscotti just out of the antique wood-fired oven, and jug wine from the oldest bakery and tavern in town. Oldest meaning hundreds of years old yet still adhering to the age-old traditions that render their products unlike any other. Be sure to leave plenty of room as the best is yet to come. Transportation will be provided to the Old Frascati Vineyard, a historic and renowned family-owned winery that has been producing wine in the region for seven generations. Explore the grounds together, wandering amongst hand-tended vines, then look inside the 'secret' underground laboratories used to hide persecuted families during world war 2 and used today to store wine. Follow with a guided tasting of each of the winery's products, including Frascati Superiore DOCG white wine, Vagnolo IGP red wine, and Frascati DOC White Wine. Savor the family's extra virgin olive oils paired with a selection of delicious bread. Bid farewell to the winery and swap vineyards for lunch in a hand-picked trattoria featuring the very best cured meats, cheeses, oils, breads, and pasta, and of course - more wine. After lunch and espresso, wave goodbye to your hosts and head back to Rome.

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What people are saying about Rome

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The Hadrian's Villa was the highlight - very impressive. Our Guide was very good and efficient. Villa D'este was good, and better after the Hadrian Villa which put it into context.

What an amazing tour! Beautiful sites, fun and educational. Martha was excellent and fun! We enjoyed everything this tour had to offer. 100% recommended!!

Excellent activity more than I imagine, highly highly recommended if you want to know the real Rome. Excellent guide!

Everything was as nice as promise, the lake is beautiful and everyone in the staff is helpful and great.

Our tour was wonderful! The guide was fantastic. Couldn't recommend more!