Day 1: Arrival in Rome/Orientation

Upon arrival at the Airport in Rome you’ll be met by our private Car Service and taken to your hotel, your home base for the following five days.  Join your fellow travelers at 4:00pm for a Vespa orientation and a short ride.  Then make new friends at our evening welcome dinner at a local restaurant specifically selected for our tour.   

 


Day 2: Exploring Inside the Walls

We’ll meet at 10:00am, get on our Vespas and begin our historic adventure inside the walls of Rome, including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Circus Maximus, Pyramid of Cestius, Baths of Caracalla, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain. This schedule can be revised based on requests from the group.  During the day we will have lunch at a great little restaurant near the Vatican that offers pasta cooked while you watch. We will return the hotel at approximately 7pm. After a short break to re-energize, we’ll walk to a local restaurant for dinner and later through the nearby Trastevere area. 

 

More about the specific locations from Day 2 can be found here:


Day 3: Exploring Outside the Walls

We’ll meet at 10:00am to travel the open road for a 45-minute trip to the Papal Palace of Castel Gondolfo, a 17th-century palace that serves as the summer residence and vacation retreat for Pope Francis.  We’ll take a 90-minute tour of the extensive palace grounds, opened for the first time in 2014 by Pope Francis.  Later, we’ll enjoy a tasty roman lunch and a walk around beautiful Lake Albano.  On our trek back we'll stop for a gelato or espresso at San Eustachio’s (the locals say it’s the best espresso in town).  Your evening will be open for dinner on your own or with fellow travelers.  Remember, your experienced guides are always available with suggestions for places to stroll and things to do under the Roman stars.


Day 4: Touring the Basilicas of Rome

After breakfast at 10:00am we'll begin our tour of the spectacular basilicas, including Santa Maria Maggiore, San Paolo fuori le mura, and San Giovanni in Laterano.  After 2:00pm, the remainder of the afternoon will be open for lunch on your own. Then you might want to explore more of the basilicas or do some shopping (we'll give you some great suggestions). In the evening (approximately 8:00pm) you will be treated to a private dinner of regional dishes prepared while you watch by a local chef.

 

More about the specific locations from Day 2 can be found here:


Day 5: Adventuring to the ruins of Ostia Antica and the Mediterranean

Our final day of touring will begin at 10:00am after breakfast.  We'll hop on our Vespas and take a short ride out of the city to the ruins of Ostia Antica.  We'll cruise from there down to the Mediterranean where we'll enjoy a wonderful lunch right on the beach.  After lunch we will enjoy a relaxing afternoon swimming, sunbathing and admiring the view. Your evening will be open for dinner on your own and some last-night fun.  

 

More about the specific location from Day 5 can be found here:


Day 6: Departure to Airport / Post-Tour Options

Today we will say goodbye and you will be taken by our private Car Service to the airport or you can continue on with one of our post-tour options.