The Legacy of Ancient Rome (land tour) - waitlist open

Dates: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 to Sunday, October 14, 2018 (12 days)
Tour Leader: C. Brian Rose

The Colosseum

This tour is at capacity for the 2018 departure.  Contact us at or call 800-748-6262 to be added to the waitlist and/or notified about this upcoming tour next year.

A Private Departure is available for this tour.  Choose your travel companions, dates, and 3-, 4-, or 5-star accommodations! (12 days with expert local guides)

Next October, when the weather is typically perfect, discover the glorious legacy of ancient Rome with the AIA’s C. Brian Rose, recipient of many awards and a popular AIA Tours lecturer and host. With expert local guides plus a professional tour manager to handle all of the logistics, you can relax and immerse yourself in learning and experiencing ancient and Renaissance art and architecture, including numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Among the many highlights are a private visit to the Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, special entry at the Colosseum, and breakfast within the Vatican Museum; visits to the extensive ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Paestum; lunch at a winery on Mt. Vesuvius; and a ferry trip to Capri to visit Villa Jovis, Enjoy delicious food and wine, and excellent, 4-star hotels, perfectly located for exploring on your own during free time: five nights in central Rome, two nights in Naples overlooking the Bay of Naples, and three nights in Amalfi overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Maximum of 18 participants.

$7,945 (15-18 participants) per person double occupancy
$8,695 (12-14 participants) per person double occupancy
$2,245 single supplement




Wednesday, October 3, 2018: Fly to Rome
Thursday, October 4: Arrive in Rome | Private transfer to hotel | at leisure
Friday, October 5: Palatine Hill | House of Augustus | Imperial Forum | Temple of Antoninus & Faustina | Colosseum | Welcome Dinner
Saturday, October 6: Capitoline Museums | Borghese Gallery
Sunday, October 7: At leisure | or optional full day visit to Tivoli | (Hadrian’s Villa & Villa d’Este)
Monday, October 8: Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel | St. Peter’s Basilica | Piazza Navona | Pantheon
Tuesday, October 9: Janiculum | Sperlonga | Capua | Naples
Wednesday, October 10: Pompeii | Naples Archaeological Museum
Thursday, October 11: Herculaneum | Oplontis | Mount Vesuvius | Amalfi
Friday, October 12: Paestum | Optional visit to Villa Rufolo
Saturday, October 13: Capri & Villa Jovis | Farewell Dinner
Sunday, October 14: Private transfer to Naples Airport | Fly home

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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