5 Days in Rome: Vatican Museums, Castelli Romani, 5 Star Dinner
- Castelli Romani
- Castel Gandolfo
- Albano Lake
- Antique Winery
- Vatican Museums
- Sistine Chapel
- Saint Peter's Basilica
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 5 Days/4 nights in the 5 star Deluxe Hotel, Splendide Royal (or similar)
- Private luxury car equipped with A/C for the entire duration of the daily tour as programmed
- Breakfast everyday in the hotel
- 1 dinner (complete menu - beverages not included) at 5 star Roof Garden with view of the Imperial Forum
- 1 tour of winery with tasting of 4 types of wine, with private sommelier and lunch with samples of local cheeses, coldcuts and "bruschette"
- Personal English speaking wine steward for the visit at the winery
- Professional English speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour at the Vatican Museums
- Tickets with pre-emption right for entrance to the Vatican Museums
- Tour of Rome by night with private car
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDES:
- Entrance tickets
- Arrival and departure Transfers
- Municipality city tax at hotel -3 Euro per person , per night- to be paid upon arrival
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
If you wish to breath the real essence of various aspects of the Capital of Italy , you can not miss this tour!
The Hotel Splendide Royal in Rome is a 5 star deluxe hotel, located in the center of the city (Transfers can be arranged). Just ten minutes from the famous Spanish Steps, and nestled amongst the greenery of the Villa Borghese Park, it is truly at the center of "La Dolce Vita Romana" of Via Veneto. After check-in, you can immediately begin exploring the Eternal City or simply relax before dinner, that we reserved for you at the 'Mirabelle' restaurant (the roof garden of the property) with a very beautiful view on the city.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you driver will be ready to take you on a journey to the famous Castelli Romani. Your first stop will be the Castel Gandolfo, famous as the Pope's summer residence and a breathtaking location alongside Lake Albano. From here you will continue to the center of Frascati, one of the main villages of the Castelli Romani. A well-known Italian expression says "l'occhio vuole la sua parte" (you should also please the eye) but the Romans sometimes, do love to please the palat. In this instance we endeavor to do both by accompanying you to one of the wineries most favored by wine lovers in Latium, a winery chosen exclusively for our clients. This is a very special place, built over the ruins of a residence belonging to the Emperor Trajan and visited in the past by a number of illustrious guests, including Orson Welles and Tyrone Power. The estate is built entirely on volcanic terrain, and upon arriving you will notice the thick vegetation exhibiting a wide variety of grapes, managed by the owner, Signor Antonio.
This particular winery has been dug out of 'tufo' (a type of rock which contains fused volcanic ash) which allows the wines to be preserved at a constant temperature of 15°C. You will learn many more interesting facts courtesy of your English-speaking tour guide, and after will enjoy a delicious lunch, flavored with the family's own olive oil.
At the same time, your sommelier will assist you in tasting two white wines and two award winning reds, along with a unique straw wine, whilst the owner will explain the vineyard's philosophy. Afterwards, your chauffeur will escort you back to your hotel where you will have time to relax before dinner.
Bright and early in the morning, you will meet your personal guide in front of the Vatican Museums and will be ready to explore one of the greatest collections of art in the world. And forget about waiting in line for hours, you will be fast tracked to the front of the queue, and enjoy three and a half hours immersed among the likes of Raffaello, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, passing by the "Room of the Candelabra" and "gallery of the Maps". Next up, the breathtaking magnificence of the Sistine Chapel, a masterpiece within a masterpiece; and later, through a direct access to Saint Peter's Basilica. World center of the Catholic Church, this is a sacred place that was designed and built by some of the greatest architects and artists of the XV century: including Bramante, Michelangelo, Raffaello and Bernini.
After your tour you will be free to wander around Rome, or if you prefer, return to your hotel: your driver will be at your disposal for this transfer. This evening you are free to explore the Eternal City and dine at a restaurant of your choice.
You will have the whole day to do as you wish, spending time further exploring the beautiful city of Rome or relaxing at your luxurious hotel. Dragonfly Tours then invites you to enjoy an entire evening of entertainment – an unforgettable and very special experience of Rome by night. You will dine at an exclusive 'roof garden' in a restaurant that has received numerous awards (including the prestigious "International Star Diamond Award" on behalf of the "American Academy of Hospitality Sciences"), and enjoy a spectacular 5 star dinner. After dinner, your driver will chauffeur you on a tour of Rome by night, taking in the Imperial Forum, the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, Via Veneto and the Spanish Steps, before returning you to your hotel.
Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast before checking out late morning. From here, Dragonfly Tours can accommodate your specific ongoing travel needs including transfers to a nearby airport, rail station or your next destination.
If you have time we can arrange other "Italy MiniTours"in: Veneto,Tuscany,Umbria,Latium or Campania & Amalfi Coast