A Week in Rome (DI)

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus said, “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more." We think you’ll make a similar proclamation—that you love Rome—during this week-long vacation to the “Eternal City.” Rome brings you sumptuous cuisine, architectural and artistic treasures, excellent wine, splendid beauty, and ancient ruins. And no one brings you Rome like Monograms! On this 7-day vacation, we have arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, a local who is there for you throughout your stay to answer questions, offer suggestions, share little-known secrets, and help your vacation run smoothly.

Your vacation begins as soon as you arrive in Rome, where we can seamlessly escort you from the airport to your selected hotel. Here, your Local Host will greet you with a warm "benvenuto," a smile, and a set of materials to help familiarize you with the city. The next day, after an included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for morning guided sightseeing, which also includes a headset. We’ll take you to the Vatican Museums; the Sistine Chapel, where you’ll view Michelangelo's The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings; and St. Peter's Square and Basilica, built in 313 AD. We’ll also take you to the iconic Colosseum, where you can imagine what it was like to be a gladiator in the 1st century, and the Roman Forum, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located. And with Monograms, your inside visits to these must-see attractions include VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! Why waste your time waiting in line like all the other tourists when you can be up close with the Vatican Museums’ exhibits or standing inside the Colosseum rather than outside?

You’ll have four free days in Rome to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to take an excursion to Pompeii; to the jet-set island of Capri; or to Tivoli, where Emperor Hadrian built his villa in the 2nd century. You may want to visit Rome's catacombs, take a walking tour that includes the Pantheon and Spanish Steps, shop at one of the many designer stores, and partake in the delicious Italian food. Be sure to throw a coin in Trevi Fountain, which is said to ensure your return to Rome. Just ask your Local Host for suggestions. And never fear…we’ve scouted out the city and know the best place to capture a photo of St. Peter's Basilica!

Don’t forget, your vacation package also includes buffet breakfast every day. Between the sightseeing and guides we've included, the breakfasts we've included, and the hotel we've booked, we've made your vacation easy. Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have someone there who speaks the language, knows the city, and can assist you, and you've got yourself a marvelous vacation!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guide with city map

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE. ALSO INCLUDED: personal headset for included city sightseeing.

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes VIP access to the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum, which means you get to skip the lines! That's over four hours of time you would have spent in line that you now get to spend exploring the attractions and the city!

DAY
1
Rome, Italy

Benvenuto—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the “Eternal City.”

DAY
2
Rome

Your morning guided sightseeing, with headset, is rich in religious and ancient history. Visit the VATICAN MUSEUMS to see its amazing treasures. In the SISTINE CHAPEL, where the Conclave is held to elect new popes, view Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment and his famous ceiling paintings. Also on the agenda today, enter monumental ST. PETER’S SQUARE and BASILICA, built in 313 AD above St. Peter the Apostle’s tomb and home to Michelangelo’s masterpiece Renaissance sculpture, the Pietà. Cross the Tiber River and continue your immersion in history at the iconic COLOSSEUM, built for 50,000 spectators, and the ROMAN FORUM, where the oldest structures of the ancient city are located.

DAYS
3-6
Rome

Your Local Host will have many ideas for your four full days at leisure, such as a how to find the Bocca della Veritá (Mouth of Truth), which is said to be the face of a river god that will bite off a liar’s hand; or a visit to Cimitero Acattolico of Testaccio (non-Catholic cemetery), a corner of peace in the heart of the city and resting place of poets Keats and Shelley.

DAY
7
Rome

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 18, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Rome

NH Collection Giustiniano

Via Virgilio, 1
Rome, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 11:00

Named after one of Rome's great Emperors, this modern 161 room hotel has a relaxed atmosphere in a great central location. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and guestrooms. Amenities include a fitness room, a contemporary styled restaurant serving regional & international dishes and a lounge bar serving refreshments and light snacks.

Location & Highlights

Set in the heart of the fashionable Prati district, close to the Vatican and St. Peter's Basilica with a good selection of restaurants and shops nearby. Villa Borghese and the Spanish Steps are just a stroll away, across the river Tiber and the Lepanto metro station provides easy access to other historical sights.

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Desk
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Window Opens
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
Contemporary furnished guest rooms with parquet flooring.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Rome

Starhotels Metropole

Via Principe Amedeo 3
Roma, Italy

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This elegant 236 room modern boutique style hotel is perfectly placed. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property and there is also a fitness room. Tempting international dishes and Roman specialties can be savored in the intimate restaurant and for a refreshing break there is a stylish bar offering all day drinks, cakes and light bites.

Location & Highlights

In the heart of the city, close to the beautiful church of Santa Maria Maggiore, near the Opera Theatre, with many historical wonders including the Forum, the Colosseum and the Pantheon just a short walk away. A Perfectly placed hotel with plenty of local bars and restaurants nearby.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
Sumptuous guestrooms equipped with coffee/tea making facilities, bathrobes, slippers and Free Wi-Fi internet connection.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Rome

Rome

Ghost and Mystery Tour of Rome

When the sun sets on Rome, another side of the city comes to life, where fact & legend are intertwined to stimulate the imagination as much as the eye.

Price Range: $

Gourmet Dinner in Rome

Discover the unique atmosphere of a charming restaurant dedicated to the highest quality of gastronomy.

Price Range: $$

Cooking Class in Rome

Do you like Italian food but you're not very talented at preparing it? Are you good at cooking and baking but want a few more ideas and tips in the kitchen? Well then this is the right place for you! Together with your Chef learn everything about Italian finest cuisine.

Price Range: $$

Private Guided Tour

This private tour with a professional, certified local guide is the ideal way to discover the Eternal City.

Price Range: $$$$

Unforgettable Highlights of Rome

Join your guide for a walking tour of Rome where you will experience the most famous sites of the eternal city.

Price Range: $$

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Mitraeum of Circus Maximum

Don't miss out the chance to discover the secrets of one of the largest locations of the cult of Mithras known in Rome, the Mithraeum of Circus Maximus. The mithraeum has always been subterranean meaning that you will experience the space almost as ancient worshipers would have had.

Price Range: $$$$

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Jewish Catacomb of the Old Appian Way

The guided tour of these ancient catacombs will tell stories of its place in Roman history, bringing the echoes of the past to life. Explore the series of burial galleries and tombs for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Price Range: $$$$

Barefoot in the Park: Your Gourmet Organic Picnic in Rome

There is nothing more refreshing, informal, aggregating and friendly then a Picnic. Treat yourself as you deserve with freshly prepared organic gourmet food. Picnic is more than a lunch, it is an experience!

Price Range: $

Trastevere for Foodies

Trastevere is like a small village with its timeless and artisan shops serving the same local families for generations. This tour features some unique cultural and historical sites that few tourists get an opportunity to see. Join us for a day like no other!

Price Range: $$

Taste of Testaccio Food Tour

Testaccio is the original foodie neighborhood of Rome and where cucina romana (roman cuisine) was born. Our guided Walking Food Tour lets you experience Rome like a local. Take a break from being a tourist and discover the real Rome with us!

Price Range: $$

Underground Rome: Tiber Island and St. Nicholas in Prison

Join your expert archaeological local guide for a unique visit to the Isola Tiberina. An underground tour for anyone fascinated with mysteries of places missed by the average tourist.

Price Range: $$$

The Catacombs

The early Christians created the Catacombs, a network of underground corridors. We will show you the best of them!

Price Range: $$

Bike Tours

See the unique architecture of Rome from a different perspective, from a bike saddle. During short breaks you will get to know about the fascinating history of the city!

Price Range: $$

Excursion to the Borghese Gallery and Gardens

Let your guide unveil the breathtaking rooms of the Borghese Gallery and reveal the secrets, stories and techniques behind its masterpieces. Take a walk through its gardens and enjoy the silence of this Eden on hearth.

Price Range: $$

Excursion to Ancient Ostia by Train

Come and see what experts call The Better Pompeii, just steps away from the Eternal city.

Price Range: $$

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Graves of Pomponio Hylas

Experience a side of Rome that is rarely seen by the average tourist. A truly unique experience of the history of Rome!

Price Range: $$$$

Underground Rome: Private Visit of the Tomb of Scipioni Family

Join your guide for a unique visit of the Tomb of the Scipioni family; a family of war heroes and generals, the most famous being Scipio Africanus.

Price Range: $$$$

Insider

Rome

Rome

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Rome and Italy. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Rome and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Rome insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Rome

Hi , I'm Ila and with over a decade of experience in the leisure vacation sector it is always my pleasure to welcome you to Rome. Helping people comes naturally to me and I know how important it is to have someone you can trust when you are in an unfamiliar city. You can consider me "your personal concierge" since your satisfaction is my # 1 priority. I truly love my career and take pride in being an ambassador for Monograms, collaborating with my team members to ensure a seamless and memorable experience for you. Whether its tours, shopping, dining, nightlife, places of interest or other local activities, you can always count on my sound advice to help you discover the city's hidden treasures. So...relax enjoy and be ready to truly experience la dolce vita!

Bocca della Verità

Find it in the portico of the Santa Maria church and dare to put your hand in the Bocca della Verità (Mouth of Truth) - the marble disk presumed to be the face of a river god that, legend has it, will bite off a liar’s hand.

Ara Pacis

The Ara Pacis Museum was designed by the international architect Richard Meier and houses the Ara Pacis, the 2,000 year-old “Altar of Peace” that was used (paradoxically) for sacrifices. It is a commanding work of Roman art and architecture that had been lost to civilization for centuries.

Capitoline Museums

The creation of the Capitoline Museums can be traced back to 1471, when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues of great symbolic value to the people of Rome. The collections are closely linked to the city of Rome, and most of the exhibits come from the city itself.

Jewish Synagogue & Museum

The synagogue was built from 1901 to 1904 on the banks of the Tiber, overlooking the former ghetto. The eclectic style of the building makes it stand out, even in a city known for notable buildings and structures. This attention-grabbing design was a deliberate choice made by the community who wanted the building to be a visible celebration of their freedom and to be seen from many vantage points in the city. The aluminum dome is the only squared dome in the city and makes the building easily identifiable even from a distance. Also visit the small museum nearby which depicts Roman Jewish life and ritual.

Marcellus Theater

The Theater of Marcellus is an ancient open-air theater built in the closing years of the Roman Republic where people were able to watch performances of drama and song. In the 12th-century the Theater was turned into a fortress. In 1368 it was acquired by the Savelli family and later transformed into a building with private living quarters. A part of the exterior of the original theater is now visible. The Theater is one of the oldest preserved examples of an entertainment venue from ancient Rome.

Gianicolo Hill

This is known as the city of seven hills, but actually Rome has more than that. Indeed, the Gianicolo (or Janiculum), the hill that affords the best view of Rome, is west of the Tiber and outside the ancient city, so it's not counted among the ancient seven. The panorama and the silence from the top take your breath away. At noon, the quiet is momentarily broken by a single cannon shot, to mark the exact time, a tradition that dates back to the 19th century. Busts of some of Italy’s modern heroes are scattered along the pathways, and looming over everything is a gigantic statue of the great bearded hero Giuseppe Garibaldi on horseback. Families may wish to spend some time at Gianicolo Park, with its wonderful panoramic views, carousels, and puppet shows.

Via Condotti

It begins at the foot of the Spanish steps and is named after conduits (channels) which carried water to the Baths of Agrippa. Today, it is the street which contains the greatest number of Rome-based Italian fashion boutiques. Antico Caffé Greco, a historic landmark café, was established at Via dei Condotti 86 in 1760, and attracted figures such as Stendhal, Goethe, Byron, Liszt and Keats. Today, Caffe Greco remains a haven for writers, politicians, artists and notable people in Rome. Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of the radio, lived at Via dei Condotti 11, until his death in 1937.

Roman Cuisine

When in Rome, you should do as the Romans do by eating some of the city's typical dishes. Try pizza alla Romana (thin crusted white pizza brushed with olive oil & rosemary); pasta cacio e pepe (pasta in a creamy olive oil, pecorino cheese and black pepper sauce); pasta e ceci (pasta and chickpeas soup); carciofi alla Giudia (fried artichokes), saltimbocca alla Romana (Veal scallops), and for dessert: Maritozzi (soft buns with raisins and candied orange peels), crostata di ricotta (kind of cheesecake made with fresh ricotta and candied fruits), Ciambelle al vino (hard doughnut-shaped cookies to be dipped in wine at the end of the meal). And don’t forget to sample the most famous delicate, white wine of the region -Frascati - produced in the nearby Roman Hills, perfect with fish, appetizers and fresh cheeses.

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 18, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in September 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).