WANDERWOMAN® NEW YEAR’S TRAVEL ESCAPE TO ROME
New Year’s WanderWoman® Travel Escape to Rome, Italy
After Christmas, escape for a New Year’s celebration Roman-style! Explore the Eternal City and its holiday festivities that continue into January. Visit the famed Christmas Market at Piazza Navona, see a Roman New Year’s Eve parade, attend one of the many concerts around the city, and discover the hidden gems of Rome!
New Year Roman Holiday Itinerary:
DAY 1 (Saturday) Arrival in Rome
Upon arriving at Rome’s Fuimicnio Airport (FCO) you will be greeted by your WanderWoman tour escort for your transfer to our boutique hotel located in the heart of Rome, within a short walk of the Spanish Steps and the beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens. After check in, there will be time to relax and freshen up. In the evening we will gather for a welcome reception and an opportunity to get acquainted with fellow travelers over dinner. (D)
DAY 2 (Sunday) Tour of Ancient Rome
Enjoy a guided city tour highlighting the wonders of ancient Rome. Tour Includes the 1st century A.D. Roman Colosseum, the Roman Forum, where Julius Caesar and the Emperors of Rome once walked and the Palatine Hill. Remainder of the day is at leisure to rest or explore. Optional activities can be arranged locally for those that want to keep going. (B)
DAY 3 (Monday) Optional Day Trip to Pompeii
Monday is a good day for day trips outside of the city, since many sites in Rome are closed. Take an optional full-day trip to Pompeii and Naples. Walk the streets of this vacation destination of wealthy ancient Romans. If you’ve been to Pompeii consider a guided walking tour of the Appian Way and the Catacombs or Hadrian’s Villa andTivoli (both are full day excursions). Or just meander about Rome, visiting churches, parks, and discovering more of Rome’s endless treasures on your own or with the tour escort. (B)
DAY 4 (Tuesday) New Year’s Eve in Rome!
On the day of New Year’s Eve explore the famous piazzas of Rome and her hidden gems with our local guide. Visit the Christmas Market at Piazza Navona, throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain, and marvel at the Pantheon at the Piazza Rotonda. Discover the layers of Roman history at St Clement’s Basilica. Many celebrations will be taking place through out the city. We’ll celebrate with a New Year’s Eve dinner at a local restaurant within a short walk of our hotel and afterwards those wishing to continue in the celebration are invited to attend the late night parade originating at Piazza del Popolo or watch the fireworks from our hotel rooftop. (B, D)
DAY 5 (Wednesday) New Year’s Day in Rome
As many places are closed for the holiday, it makes for a nice day to relax and explore the Ville Borghese Gardens and the churches of Rome, and enjoy local traditions. At the church Santa Maria at Piazza del Popolo traditional nativity scenes,”Persepi,” are displayed, and performers dressed in brightly colored customs entertain the Roman children. As the Rome New Year’s Parade makes its way through the streets, Romans follow along flocking into St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s blessing. Tens of thousands of people attend this this annual tradition. New Year’s is a nice time to meander for piazza to piazza of the Eternal City. (B,L)
DAY 6 (Thursday)
On our last full day in Rome, enjoy a guided tour of the Villa Borghese Gallery’scollection of Renaissance and Classical Art. This is the first museum in Rome intended to make art accessible to the public. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure shopping, visiting the Vatican Museum (also open on Monday), or an optional day trip to Ostia, Rome’s ancient port just a short distance by train. Or treat yourself to a visit to a local spa before our farewell dinner in the evening. (B, D)
DAY 7 (Friday)
Morning transfer, after breakfast, to Rome’s Fuimicino Airport (FCO) in time for 10:00 am flights home. (B) Private transfer available at an additional cost.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The holidays are a festive time in Rome. The weather in Rome in the winter months is mild. Average temperatures range between mid 40s F and mid 50s F. Our travel groups are NOT motor coach tours, although occasionally we use minibuses for locally guided tours that are included in the itineraries. Guided tours of the major attractions are included as well as some of the less known treasures of Rome. The best way to experience Rome is on foot, so bring comfy walking shoes. The pace of the itinerary is leisurely with ample time to relax or for exploring more. In addition to included sightseeing extra tours can be arranged locally. Group size is limited to 12 women. A knowledgeable group organizer will accompany each group to ensure you a stress-free vacation. So whether you are a first time traveler or a seasoned veteran we invite you to join us on our New Year’s Escape to Rome!
GETTING TO ROME
Although airfare is NOT included we will gladly help with making your flight arrangements. Also we can assist you with any pre or post tour arrangements in Rome and beyond. Private transfers to our hotel in the center of Rome from Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome, Italy on 28 Dec. between 8 am and 4 pm are included in the tour price.
The tour price includes privately guided walking tours with official Italian tourist board guides of Ancient Rome including entrance into the Roman Forum and Colosseum. A privately guided tour of the Villa Borghese Villa Gallery and a walking tour of some of Rome’s Hidden Treasures and an opportunity for wine tasting. The pace is lesurely with time to explore or to partake in optional excusions such as a day trip to Pompeii or to Tivoli Gardens.
We avoid the typical group tour oriented hotels and stay at smaller quaint hotels and inns with local ambiance. In Rome Erja has selected her favorite hotel in the heart of Rome, a smaller boutique hotel situated in the area of the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese Gardens (a great place for morning walks or jogs) . The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and points of interest – giving you freedom to explore right out the door! All the rooms have private baths, direct dial telephones, and TVs.
EALY BOOKING PRICE: $2449
Applies to reservations received before June 28. After which date add $150 per person.
Single supplement: $599.
We may be able to arrange for a triple room at a slightly reduced rate if three are traveling together.
We have a few optional upgrades to deluxe rooms with balconies, a supplement applies.
After Sept. 25 a late booking fee applies.
Price includes: 7 days / 6 nights accommodations in Rome; transfers by mini bus and taxis. Also includes 6 breakfasts, a New Year’s dinner celebration with a champagne toast, 2 dinners, and one lunch with wine tasting (Dinner drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included). Guided tours as above, admissions fees as per itinerary, suggested activities, restaurant recommendations, and services of WanderWoman tour director to attend to details,
To reserve your space call or email Eurynome Journeys for an application form and terms and conditions. We will hold your space for up to two weeks at which time a $600 deposit per person is due. Within 90 days of departure payment in full is due. Travel insurance should be purchase within 14 days of your first payment.
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This is an active vacation involving walking and climbing stairs and thus requires a certain degree of physical fitness. This tour is NOT suitable for those with limited mobility. All group activities are NON-SMOKING. Eurynome Journeys LLC reserves the right to make reasonable substitions and changes to the itinerary as necessitated by local circumstances.
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