Rome Express

Weekend 2/3 nights, hotel and tickets included


2 / 3 nights
Proprietà: Escorted City Break
Roman Castles extension available

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Roma Express tour with hotel and visits, three days from Friday to Sunday

Tours departing every weekend, from Friday to Sunday with hotel included, to fully enjoy all the wonders of Rome. It includes the tour of the Vatican Museums and the entrance to the Colosseum and Roman Forum: guided tours and skip-the-line tickets included. Extension to the Roman Castles with a visit to Frascati and as an optional Nemi.

Tour program

14:00 - 23:00

Arrival in Rome, hotel accommodation

  • Arrival in Rome by car / train / plane. Optional (not included): Transfer from airport / station.

Accommodation in Best Western Plus Universo 4 **** hotel or similar in the central city, well connected by metro, between Via Cavour and Termini Station, its position allows reaching the main attraction by walk.

Afternoon free for individual visits.

19:30 - 22:30

Optional (not included): tasting dinner

  • Dinner in a characteristic restaurant in the ancient Trastevere district.
09:00 - 13:00

Vatican Museums

  • Breakfast, meet with the guide and morning dedicated to visiting the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Various works are collected in the Vatican museums that span the ancient and contemporary ages. Sarcophagi and mosaics share the space with masterpieces by great masters such as Giotto, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael up to Dalì, Canova and Matisse.

  • In the midst of so much beauty, the presence of a fragment of lunar rock donated to Vatican citizens by former American president Nixon continues to amaze. The tour ends in the Sistine Chapel where it is possible to admire the famous frescoes of the representation of the Last Judgment.
15:00 - 18:00


  • The afternoon will be dedicated to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

A walk in the largest archaeological area in the world, a journey from the places of the foundation of Rome to the imperial age.

  • We will also see the Arch of Constantine, the Arch of Titus, the Rotulean Huts, the House of Livia, the House of Augustus, the Cryptoporticus of Nero and the Palace of Domitian. Return to the hotel, overnight.


Classic 3-day program:

  • Breakfast, check-out and morning free for individual visits.

Optional transfer (not included) to the station / airport.

09:30 - 12:00

Guided tour of the historic center of Frascati

Extension to the Roman castles (1 extra night)

  • Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Frascati.

Meet with the guide for the tour of one of the most renowned municipalities of the Roman Castles famous for several Tuscolan villas once home to illustrious patrician families. The town is also often remembered for the Neo-Renaissance Baroque cathedral of St Peter and the church of Gesù built in the eighteenth century by the genius of Carlo Fontana.

12:00 - 14:30

  • In the late morning, we will move to a local winery.

With a visit to the old farmhouse surrounded by nature, vineyards and olive groves. In this area vines have been cultivated since Roman times, it is possible to visit ancient caves where wine has been aged for millennia. We will talk about the techniques of working the vine and the winemaking processes.

  • Time to taste the famous Frascati wine!

We will guide you through a tasting of three locally produced wines, including the famous white wine Frascati Superiore DOCG.

  • Including lunch consisting of an appetizer and a first course of the Roman tradition.

Transfer to Villa Mercede 4 ****  hotel or similar in the central city, near the train station that allows reaching by walk the center of Frascati and accommodation in the assigned rooms. Afternoon at leisure, overnight stay.

15:00 - 18:00

Optional (not included) Tuscolan Villas and San Nilo Abbey

Optional activity, to be chosen when booking.

  • Transfer to Villa Mondragone (Frascati), the largest of the Tuscolan villas. It was the summer residence of the popes until 1626 when the new Pope Urban VIII moved it to Castel Gandolfo.

Visit of the interiors, including the marvelous Hall of the Svizzeri, the splendid Garden of the Girandola, the majestic Portico of Vasanzio and the Theatre of the Acque.

Continue to Grottaferrata, an elegant town in the Roman Castles and visit the Greek Abbey of San Nilo. The Abbey was founded in 1004 and is currently the last of the Byzantine rite monasteries in Italy. 

Price per person: 50€, to choose when booking.


End of tour

  • Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and end of services.

Optional transfer to the station / airport.


Optional activity (not included): walk in Nemi

  • Walk through the streets of the ancient village of Nemi, the smallest town among the Castelli Romani dating back to Roman times.

Colorful, surrounded by nature and with a unique view of the lake of the same name, it offers noteworthy landscape views. Includes transfers, free visit.

Price per person: 30€ 


Included/not included

The tour includes:

  • Accommodation in 4 **** Hotel with breakfast (2 nights),
  • Entrance fee and guided tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum archaeological area (3hrs),
  • Entrance fee and guided tour of the Vatican Museums (3hrs),
  • Medical / baggage insurance.
  • Extension Roman Castles:
  • Transfer Rome – Frascati,
  • 1 additional overnight stay in Frascati in a 4 * hotel with breakfast,
  • Guided tour of Frascati and wine tour with wine tasting and lunch.

Does not include:

  • Tips and personal extras
  • Optional Excursions

This tour is on request for small groups and groups

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