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Imperial Rome, Ostia & Tivoli

28 Sep — 3 Oct 2020 | Tour Director: Andrew Wilson

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Andrew Wilson,

BA, BD, FSAScot

specialist in archaeology and ancient history

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1045 on British Airways, arriving Rome 1425. Transfer to Hotel Albergo Santa Chiara for five nights. Introductory talk.

Day

2

Morning talk: The Men Who Made Rome followed by excursion to Ostia Antica (ancient port of Rome). Return via Baths of Caracalla (extensive ruins with mosaic decoration).

Day

3

Morning: visit to the Colosseum. Afternoon: Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Musei Capitolini (home of fine civic painting and sculpture collection). Evening talk: Hadrian.

Day

4

Morning: Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli. Afternoon: Museo Nazionale Romano (wonderful frescoes and mosaics) and Diocletian’s Baths. Free evening.

Day

5

Morning: Castel Sant’Angelo and Ara Pacis (altar in honour of Augustus). Afternoon: Pantheon and Piazza Navona (Domitian’s Circus) followed by optional visits to Trajan’s Column and Trajan’s Market.

Day

6

Some free time. Depart Rome 1515, arriving Heathrow 1700.

Tour Dates

28 Sep — 3 Oct 2020

Days

6

Cost

£1845

Tour Code

IMRO-20

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PRACTICALITIES

We will explore many of the main sites on foot, so participants should be prepared for some long walks on uneven ground, and will need a good level of fitness. We will walk up to 5-6 miles in total per day.

Cost of £1845 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room standard supplement £80, single room superior supplement £215.

Own flight reduction: £150.

 
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