WANDERWOMAN® NEW YEAR’S TRAVEL ESCAPE TO ROME

Visit the Trevi Fountain New Year's women-only travel tour of Rome Italy
Arch of Constantine view from the Roman colosseum, Rome Italy

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!

Again, in 2025!  Please email us to express your interest.

New Year Roman Holiday Itinerary:

DAY 1 Arrival in Rome

Upon arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino 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 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. The remainder of the day is at leisure to rest or explore. Optional activities can be arranged locally for those who want to keep going. (B)

DAY 3  Optional Day Trip to Pompeii

Monday is a good day for day trips outside 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 and Tivoli (both are full-day excursions)Or just meander about Rome, visiting churches and parks and discovering more of Rome’s endless treasures on your own or with a tour escort. (B)

DAY 4 New Year’s Eve in Rome!

On New Year’s Eve, explore Rome’s famous piazzas and 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 throughout the city. We’ll celebrate with a New Year’s Eve dinner at a local restaurant within a short walk of our hotel. Afterward, 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  New Year’s Day in Rome

As many places are closed for the holiday, it makes for a nice day to relax, 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. Romans follow along as the Rome New Year’s Parade makes its way through the streets, flocking into St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s blessing. Tens of thousands of people attend this annual tradition. New Year’s is an excellent time to meander from piazza to piazza of the Eternal City. (B,L)

DAY 6 

Enjoy a guided tour of the Villa Borghese Gallery’s-collection of Renaissance and Classical Art on our last full day in Rome. 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 

Morning transfer, after breakfast, to Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in time for 10:00 am flights home. (B)
Private transfer is available at an additional cost.

New Years Celebration at the Spanish Steps in Rome, Itlay
View from the rood top of hotel in Rome, Italy
Winter cafes at Piazza Rotonda, Rome, Italy
Tour the Vatacan musuem winter in Rome
The Academy at the Vatican Rome, Itlay

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 minibusses for locally guided tours included in the itineraries. Guided tours of the major attractions and some of Rome’s less-known treasures are included. 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 explore 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 make your flight arrangements. We can also 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.

TOUR

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, a walking tour of some of Rome’s Hidden Treasures, and an opportunity for wine tasting. The pace is leisurely, with time to explore or partake in optional excursions such as a day trip to Pompeii or Tivoli Gardens.

HOTELS

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-style property near the Spanish Steps and Villa Borghese Gardens (a lovely place for morning walks or jogs). The hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and points of interest – allowing you to explore right out the door! All the rooms have private baths, direct-dial telephones, and TVs.

 PRICE: $TBA

Price is based on double occupancy.
Single supplement: TBA

We have a few optional upgrades to deluxe rooms with balconies; a supplement applies.

Please email us to be notified once details are available.

The price includes 7 days / 6 nights of accommodations in Rome and transfers by minibus and taxis. It 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,

RESERVATIONS

Call or email Eurynome Journeys to reserve your space for an application form and terms and conditions. We will hold your space for up to two weeks when a $900 deposit per person is due. Within 90 days of departure, payment in full is due. Travel insurance should be purchased within 14 days of your first payment.

For a free quote from TRAVEL GUARD insurance, click here or call us at 207.236.0110

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 substitutions and changes to the itinerary as necessitated by local circumstances.

Arch of Constantine view from the Roman colosseum, Rome Italy

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