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Rome Vacation Packages & Tours

Rome is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, as well as Italy’s largest and capital city. It’s famous for being the home of the ancient Roman Empire and La Dolce Vita, with numerous iconic attractions from the Roman Colosseum and Roman Forum to Trevi Fountain. A millennia-long center of power and culture, it’s had significant influence over the entire world throughout its approximately 2,800 years of existence. The UNESCO-listed historic center is home to ancient ruins, thousand-year-old churches, elegant monuments, ornate statues and baroque fountains that make it an unforgettable place to stroll. It also has a modern side as a shopping enthusiast’s paradise as one of the world’s fashion capitals, as well as offering lively nightlife. Rome is all about contrasts, with some areas featuring opulent, massive palaces, magnificent basilicas and wide avenues, yet surrounded by narrow alleyways and tiny medieval streets, small churches and old homes.

Rome Trip Inspiration

Get inspired with our Rome example trips and then get in touch to plan your own adventure

  • Highlights of Italy

    Rome - Florence - Venice

    8 Nights
    From $4,420 pp
    This exciting itinerary will bring you to three of Italy’s top cities for the perfect way to make the most of limited time. Over nine days and eight nights, you’ll discover ancient Rome, including the iconic Roman Colosseum, Vatican City and its many exceptional museums, a world of incredible works of art in Florence, two of Tuscany’s most stunning medieval hilltop towns, and the dreamy waterways of Venice. Throughout your trip, you’ll stay in four- and five-star hotels that have been hand-selected to ensure your comfort, enjoy 24/7 support from our dedicated staff, and embark on numerous tours led by expert local guides.
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  • Rome & Amalfi Escape

    Rome - Sorrento

    7 Nights
    From $4,540 pp
    This 8-day, 7-night adventure is the perfect escape for those who want to explore the fascinating history of Rome and the jaw-dropping beauty of the Amalfi Coast. Begin with a private tour of Ancient Rome that explores iconic sites that include the Roman Colosseum and the Roman Forum. You’ll tour the many remarkable highlights in the Vatican City too, like the Sistine Chapel with its ceiling covered by Michelangelo’s renowned fresco and St. Peter’s Basilica before traveling to one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. Discover the charming villages along the Amalfi Coast like colorful Positano and sample the region’s signature drink, limoncello.
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  • Luxury Italy

    Rome - Sorrento - Florence - Venice

    11 Nights
    From $10,650 pp
    This luxurious trip will bring you to Rome, Amalfi, Florence, and Venice over 12 days and 11 nights, covering many highlights in each with expert local guides. Begin in Rome by exploring Ancient Rome and the Vatican City where you’ll step into the Sistine Chapel to marvel at Michelangelo’s frescos and explore a wealth of intriguing museums. Head to the Amalfi Coast to soak up some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery and make a stop in Naples to enjoy pizza where it was invented. Discover some of the most world-renowned works of art and architecture in Florence, concluding with a sailing excursion in Venice.
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  • Gourmet Italy

    Rome - Florence - Bologna - Venice

    9 Nights
    From $5,220 pp
    If immersing yourself in the flavors of Italy is a priority while enjoying its fascinating historic landmarks and incredible scenery, you’ll want to book the 9-night Gourmet Italy tour. It includes overnights in Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Venice with many private, locally guided tours through iconic places like Rome’s ancient Colosseum, some of Tuscany’s most enchanting walled medieval hilltop towns, and Venice’s picturesque canals. You’ll take part in multiple food experiences too, from a food tour in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome to a cooking class in Bologna. Private transfers and upscale accommodation in 4- and 5-star hotels are included throughout the trip.
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  • Captivating Italy & Croatia Private Tour

    Rome - Florence - Venice - Opatija - Plitvice - Split - Dubrovnik

    14 Nights
    From $7,890 pp
    It can be difficult to decide which destinations to visit when there are so many fabulous possibilities. Italy and Croatia are two hotspots and it’s easy to explore both in one trip as they’re separated only by the Adriatic Sea. This 15-day, 14-night private tour will bring you to explore the highlights of these two magnificent countries, with seven nights in Italy, including Rome, Florence, and Venice, followed by seven nights in Croatia, including Opatija, Plitvice, Split, and Dubrovnik. Throughout your journey you’ll stay in upscale, hand-selected hotels on a B&B basis, enjoy many private guided tours, 24/7 support, and private transfers throughout.
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Best Hotels in Rome

Rome offers a wide range of hotels, from budget-friendly properties near Termini Station to luxurious landmark hotels with views of the Roman Colosseum. Before choosing a hotel, you’ll want to consider which neighborhood you’d most like to stay in, which should be based on the attractions you plan to visit. For example, the historic center will put you in the heart of it all, within walking distance of iconic landmarks like the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Trevi Fountain as well as the Colosseum. Trastevere is ideal for those looking for lively nightlife, while Aventine Hill is a popular pick for couples with its romantic vibe.

Things to do in Rome

There are practically an overwhelming number of things to do in Rome, but for the first-time visitor, there are some absolute musts.

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When to visit Rome

The best time to visit Rome for pleasant weather that allows for more comfortable sightseeing is in April, May, June, September, October or early November. Of course, these months also tend to be quite busy with every other visitor wanting to take advantage of the pleasant weather. If you’re hoping for mild temperatures and don’t want to endure the big crowds, consider coming just before or after the peak months, such as the second half of March (with the exception of years when Easter falls in March) or around late October/early November. Keep in mind that Rome is a destination visited year-round, so there is never truly an “off-season.” That said you may be able to enjoy discounted hotel rates between November and March outside of the holiday periods, and if you don’t mind bundling up a bit, by visiting during the latter half of January, you might have a few attractions almost all to yourself. 

Your Rome vacation questions answered

What are some of the must-see attractions in Rome?

Rome is a city that is full of historical and cultural attractions that are well worth visiting. our top three must-see attractions has to be:

  • The Colosseum: The Colosseum is one of the most iconic landmarks in Rome and is a must-visit for anyone interested in ancient history. It is an impressive structure that dates back to the first century AD and was used for gladiatorial contests and other public spectacles.
  • The Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: The Vatican Museums are home to an incredible collection of art and artifacts, including some of the most famous works in the world, such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling painted by Michelangelo. The museums are also home to many other treasures, including ancient Roman and Greek sculptures, tapestries, and paintings.
  • The Pantheon: The Pantheon is a former Roman temple that is now a church and is one of the best-preserved ancient buildings in Rome. It is known for its impressive dome and stunning interior, which features beautiful marble and intricate carvings. It is a must-see for anyone interested in ancient architecture and art.

Please see our Best things to do in Rome for a full list of inspiration

How long should I plan to stay in Rome to see all the major sights?

To see all the major sights in Rome, you would need to spend at least a few days in the city. How long you should plan to stay in Rome depends on your interests and how much time you have available.

If you are on a tight schedule, you could try to see the major sights in two or three days, but this would involve a lot of walking and potentially missing out on some of the more off-the-beaten-track attractions.

If you have more time, a week would allow you to explore the city more leisurely and also visit some of the lesser-known attractions.

Ultimately, the amount of time you need to see all the major sights in Rome depends on your interests and travel style. It’s important to prioritize what you want to see and plan your itinerary accordingly.

What are some of the best neighborhoods to stay in during a Rome vacation?

Rome has many great neighborhoods to stay in, each with its own unique charm and character. Here are a few of the best neighborhoods to consider for your Rome vacation:

  • Historic Center – extremely close to all of the attractions
  • Trastevere – great for local culture and cuisine
  • Monti – right next to Ancient Rome and has a bohemian vibe

These are just a few of the many great neighborhoods in Rome. Each one has its own unique character and atmosphere, check out our full list on the best Rome neighborhoods to stay in and why

Are there any day trips or excursions from Rome that are worth considering?

Yes, there are several day trips and excursions from Rome that are worth considering. Here are a few options:

  • Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius: A day trip to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius allows you to explore the ancient city that was buried under volcanic ash in 79 AD and then hike to the top of the famous volcano.
  • Tivoli: Tivoli is a picturesque town located just outside Rome that is known for its beautiful gardens and historic villas, including Villa d’Este and Hadrian’s Villa.
  • Florence: Florence is a beautiful city that is home to many iconic works of art and architecture, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. It’s a bit further from Rome, but it’s possible to visit on a day trip by high-speed train.
  • Orvieto: Orvieto is a charming hilltop town located about an hour from Rome. It’s known for its stunning Gothic cathedral and well-preserved medieval streets and buildings.
  • Ostia Antica: Ostia Antica is an ancient Roman port town located just outside Rome that is often overlooked by visitors. It’s home to well-preserved ruins, including a theater, a market, and the old city walls.

These are just a few examples of the many day trips and excursions available from Rome. There are also many beautiful towns and villages located in the surrounding countryside that are worth exploring if you have the time.

What is the best time of year to plan a Rome vacation?

Overall, the best time to plan a Rome vacation is during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, when the weather is mild, crowds are smaller, and prices are more affordable. For full information see our Best time to visit Rome page


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