Fantastic Grand Voyage onboard MSC Meraviglia on this 7 Night Voyage from Rome Return.
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Offer ends 30 September 2021.
Situated in the heart of Rome, between Via Veneto and Piazza Barberi in a restored 19th century palace, this hotel was once the residence for a noble Venetian family.
The hotel is just a few minutes from the Villa Borghese Gardens and walking distance to some of Rome’s most famous attractions such as the Trevi Fountain and the Piazza del Poppolo.
Leave Rome for a full day trip exploring the stunning towns in the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany. On a private air-conditioned bus, you’ll stop off in hilltop villages, mystical abbeys and Tuscan farms where you'll experience an authentic lunch, wines and shopping for local goods with an expert English-speaking guide.
- Explore the hilltown of Montepulciano with its Duomo, famous belltower and medieval wine cellars
- Experience an authentic Tuscan lunch with Brunello di Montalcino wines on a working farm
- Wander the Renaissance streets of Pienza and shop for Pecorino cheese
From as soon as you leave Rome to when you return over 12 hours later, you’ll explore the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Val d’Orcia in Tuscany. The hustle and bustle of Rome will disappear as you glide over gently rolling hills to discover the towns of Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza. As you’ll be traveling in a climate-controlled coach with an expert English-speaking guide, you’ll be more than comfortable.
With an area of 23,000 square kilometers, you can spend a lifetime exploring Tuscany. We have a special route that takes you to the hilltop region where villages have no cars, wine is still stored in underground caves and even the belltowers are dramatic. You’ll discover the history of the mysterious Etruscans who ruled before the Romans and soak up the views from the Montepulciano town walls over the hills.
You’ll be eager to sit down to a three-course Tuscan feast and taste the world-famous Brunello di Montalcino wine. The food and wine are all produced locally, so we guarantee you’ll taste nothing fresher. While all the regions in Italy compete over food, Tuscany is a byword for local produce and its wine is the best in the world.
Food and wine is not all it is known for.
Once you set foot in Pienza, you’ll be visiting one of the first towns in the world to receive a beauty makeover. Another Italian World Heritage Site, it was rebuilt by Pope Pius II in the Renaissance to showcase the idea of urban perfection. Of course, you’ll also discover food here as it is famous for its Pecorino cheese.
By the time you return to Rome, you’ll have experienced the sights and tastes of a unique historical region that many dream of when they first consider a visit to Italy.
With skip the line access this guided tour to the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica shows you the best of the Vatican City in under four hours.
- Discover some of the world's most important art collections
- Admire colourful frescoes and impressive sculptures
- Be enchanted by St. Peter's Basilica's amazing domed ceiling
The Vatican Museums attract millions of tourists every year and it’s clear to see why. Come and see for yourself the beautiful artwork and artefacts which inhabit the museums from Vincent Van Gogh’s Pietà, after Delacroix, which is housed in the Collection of Modern Religious Art, to the Augustus of Prima Porta in the Braccio Nuovo. The various sculptures and paintings are a sight to behold and at night they’re even more so.
After the visit to the Museums you will be taken to the renowned Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the Pope in Vatican City. Get a taste of the architecture and art which has gone into making the Sistine Chapel what it is today, with work from some of Italy’s most famous Renaissance artists, including Michelangelo and Pinturicchio. See the gorgeous Sistine Chapel Ceiling, covered in art including The Creation of Adam and many more pieces by Michelangelo.
Visit the renowned St Peter’s Basilica. Venture inside the Basilica and find yourself lost in the amazing architecture and artworks which have gone into bringing this magnificent building to life. Created during the Renaissance period, the building is filled with art from famous Italian artists of the time and was even designed by the famous Michelangelo himself. See the beautiful altar which sits above the resting place of the tomb of St Peter himself, taking pride of place as the centrepiece of this wonderful example of Renaissance architecture. Take this fascinating tour through the Vatican City!
What's more, with the morning tour option you will visit the Raphael Rooms, the 4 rooms painted by the artist and considered one of his masterpieces.
Private, premium car transfer.