Departure Date: 14/06/2019
Rome is known as the Eternal City. It is an ancient and fascinating travel destination, which tops the bucket list of many a historical sightseer and Catholic pilgrim. Hundreds of thousands of visitors travel to Rome on holiday every year to steep themselves in the remnants of the ancient Roman Empire, glory in the artistic treasures of the Vatican City, and feast on pasta, pizza and gelato in pretty piazzas.
Rome boasts possibly the best historical sightseeing in the world, with priceless ancient attractions strewn all over the city. Gems like the Pantheon and the Colosseum can single-handedly justify a trip to Rome. Though it may feel eternal, the Italian capital also offers some modern thrills, with a stylish fashion scene and good shopping, sumptuous restaurants, a proud and lively population, and a laid-back, fun nightlife.
For many Catholics, a visit to Rome and the Vatican City is an unforgettable religious pilgrimage, and even non-Christians will be awed by Michelangelo's frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the numerous treasures and beauties of the Pope's seat. Art-lovers will find marvels on every street corner and some of the most astounding galleries, museums and churches on earth.
Spend 5 nights at the The Hotel Quirinale offers its guests an unforgettable four star Roman holiday right in the very heart of one of the most celebrated cities on earth. It is very well located and is an easy walk with your suitcases from the train station and it is only a 10 to 15 minute to the famous trevi fountain and only 30 minutes from the Colosseum
Explore the Vatican at your own pace and make the most of your time with the skip the line tickets! Highlights of this includes: Avoid the crowds and entre the museums with ease thanks to the exclusive priority access. An assistant will lead you to the museums where you can admire some of the most famous works of art in the world. Once inside, you will have the privilege of walking through the 54 galleries that make up the Vatican Museums, which is full of authentic works of art. Enter the Pio-Clementino Museum, which houses some of the most famous sculptures of the Vatican, such as The Laocoon and Belvedere Apollo. Also, visit the Chiaramonti Museum, which brings together one of the most outstanding collections of Roman portraits, and enter the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, dedicated specifically to Etruscan antiquities. In the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, you will also find pieces from Roman Egypt and Rome in the Egyptian style. The priceless Vatican Museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, featuring artists like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name just a few.
Return flights ex Johannesburg on Qatar Airways to Rome, approx. airport taxes, return private transfer from Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome City Centre, a 5 night stay at the 4 Star Quirinale in Rome, sharing a standard room with breakfast daily. Visit the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel with skip the line tickets and you can explore through at your own pace.
5 Nights from R19,868 pps
These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 14 - 21 June 2019. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Offer excludes all Items of a personal nature, meals & drinks not mentioned, city tax payable on arrival, medical and travel insurance. Packages are subject to availability, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.