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Rome: The City Experience

7 days |  10 days with Florence extension
7 days |  10 days with Florence extension
Group size1538 travelers

4.7 out of 5 stars

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Fall in love with Rome.

Step wholeheartedly into the Roman experience and make the Eternal City your home away from home. Explore legendary landmarks, mingle with locals who go about their lives in the shadow of ancient ruins, and learn how to craft fresh Italian cuisine during a cooking class. We promise, you’re going to leave feeling like an insider.

Your tour package includes

  • 5 nights in a well-located hotel
  • 5 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine, including a signature farewell dinner experience with a cooking lesson
  • Expert Tour Director
  • Sightseeing tour with a local guide
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Included highlights

  • Colosseum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Circus Maximus
  • Roman Forum
  • Roman cooking class
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Rome today.

Rome5 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Rome
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Italy! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans on a guided tour of the Eternal City.

  • Soak up over 2,000 years of history in Imperial Rome, viewing the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus.
  • Enter the Colosseum, the largest amphitheater of the Roman Empire.
  • Stop at the ruins of the Forum, once the setting of parades, elections, and trials.
  • Pass by Palatine Hill to see Circus Maximus, the stadium where ancient Romans raced chariots, and the Baths of Caracalla.

Spend a free afternoon exploring the city on your own, or add an excursion.

Ancient Rome: St. Paul’s Basilica & the Catacombs

From $125 per person

Day 4: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add excursions.

Food of Rome: Walking Tour of Trastevere

From $189 per person

Iconic Sights: Vatican City

From $175 per person

Day 5: Free day in Rome
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Rome or add an excursion.

Castel Gandolfo & Wine Tasting

From $209 per person

Day 6: Cooking class & farewell dinner
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Enjoy a free day in Rome or add an excursion.

(Please note: Iconic Sights: Vatican City excursion may be offered on day 3, depending on the day of the week.)

This evening, join your group for a special cooking class and dinner. You’ll craft handmade pasta with the help of a chef before tasting your creations and raising a toast to your trip with local wine.

Ancient Roman Ruins of Ostia Antica

From $145 per person

Flight Home
Day 7: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to visit Florence.

Extension to Florence
Not ready to say arrivederci? Continue your trip in the Tuscan capital of Florence, where Renaissance beauty and really (really) good food are practically everywhere. See the highlights alongside a local guide, then lean on your Tour Director’s expert recommendations to seek out even more.
Florence3 nights
Day 7: Transfer to Florence & sightseeing tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Travel north to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and get to know the city with a local guide.

  • View the legendary Florence Cathedral, known as the Duomo.
  • Pass Giotto’s Campanile, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.
  • Walk past Piazza della Repubblica to the medieval Ponte Vecchio.
  • Stroll along the Arno River and through the courtyard of the Uffizi Gallery to Piazza della Signoria, center of Florentine life.
Day 8: Free day in Florence
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

Siena & San Gimignano: Tuscan Hilltowns

From $175 per person

Day 9: Free day in Florence
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Florence or add an excursion.

Later this evening, gather with your group to celebrate your trip with a farewell drink.

Accademia Gallery

From $89 per person

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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4.7 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.7 out of 5

Based on 142 authentic traveler reviews
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    2 out of 5 stars

    Rome: The City Experience
    5/4/24 by 7th-time traveler Anonymous

    Rome is an amazing city. The tour would have been great if we had been given the tour we paid for. However GoAhead cancelled a day and a half of the excursions only 2 days before the tour started-after the tour was already fully paid and after the point we could cancel the trip and get a full refun...

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    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/4/24

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to speak wit...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Rome City Experience
    4/13/24 by 2nd-time traveler Catherine

    I was a bit apprehensive about exploring without a fixed tour but I found that I quite enjoyed the free time. Even though some of the tours were cancelled, I managed to see most of the sites I had hoped to visit in Rome and got to see some amazing unplanned sites too.

    4 out of 5 stars

    A great trip with Art and Food
    4/13/24 by 16th-time traveler Christie
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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Genova Hotel
    Genova Hotel

    This contemporary hotel is located in the Esquilino neighborhood of Rome. Guests enjoy the rooftop terrace, spacious rooms, and bar. Nearby you’ll fin...

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    Hotel Executive
    Hotel Executive

    This charming hotel is located in the historic center of Florence along the River Arno. Guests enjoy the beautiful lounge bar with live music, origina...

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