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Rome • Orvieto • Frascati • Castel Gandolfo • Roman Castles

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  • 9 Days - Airfare included from anywhere in the U.S.

There are no trip dates scheduled at this time.

Trip Includes

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass is available but not mandatory. Proximo Travel always has one or more Catholic Priests accompanying the group as chaplain(s).
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Dinners take place at upscale restaurants not at the hotel. (Except in the Holy Land, at the Shrines, or when there is a long day of travel and the circumstances necessitate it.) Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement)
  • Remember: Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip ~ We always wait for passengers and never leave anyone behind.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Lunch
  • Trip Insurance. Work directly with Travel Guard to protect your investment and insure your money. There are different packages to choose from depending on what your travel needs are. Use the above link or the link right below the picture of the Pope on our home page to visit their site.

Steps for Registration

  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip
  2. A $1,000 Airfare Deposit (AD) per person is due one month from the registration. The AD is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check)
  3. The balance is due 4 months before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

  • Mail all checks and correspondence to:
  • Proximo Travel
    PO Box 3479
    Worcester, MA 01613

  • NOTE: If you sign up for a trip within 4 months of the departure date, you pay the deposit of $500 with a credit card and the balance is required to be overnighted in the form of a personal check, money order, or bank check.

Trip Itinerary

    March 19: Departure from USA.

    March 20: Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by your tour guide. Our first stop will be a visit to the Colosseum, the symbol of the city of Rome; a great building that has been standing since 80 A.D. This will be followed by the Museum and Crypt of the Capuchins. Then we will check in the hotel and rest for a few hours if time permits. Casual dress. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

    March 21: Early start for Sorrento. Visit the 'Limoncello' capital of the world. Learn to make mozzarella and sample the cuisine of the area. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

    March 22: Start the day around 9:30 am, by visiting St. Peter's in the Vatican, the largest Basilica in the world. There will be time for private devotion and shopping before lunch. In the afternoon we will see the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel (the Pope's private Chapel). Long pants, capris, or skirts below the knee, shoulders covered. Time to rest before dinner in the area of the hotel. Red and white wine included. Overnight in Rome.

    March 23: We will have an early start as our private bus leaves around 7:00 am to the Vatican to experience the 10:00 am Audience with the Pope. We will see the Pope very closely; sometimes we even shake his hand. There will be time for lunch in the area of the Vatican, before we visit the Spanish Steps. This is the place where the Romans hung out. From there we will walk to Trevi Fountain, and have time for shopping. Followed by a walk to the Pantheon, the oldest functional building in the world, and then to the great artistic place of Piazza Navona around 4:30 pm. Dinner at Piazza Navona. Red and white wine included. Casual Dress throughout the day. Overnight in Rome.

    March 24: After breakfast we will depart for a day trip to Orvieto. Upon arrival we will have a brief tour of the area and time for lunch before reaching our final destination, Decugnano dei Barbi. At this, the most famous winery in the area, we will enjoy a tour to learn how all their delicious wines are produced. This will be followed by a cooking class where you will prepare a four course meal under the expert guidance of a local chef. All your hard work will be rewarded as you sit down to your dinner paired with four wines. You will return to Rome for overnight.

    March 25: Today we will enjoy another day trip, this time to the Frascati region which is a mere 30 minutes outside of Rome. As we leave the bustling crowds of Rome, our drive will take us through the verdant hills where Roman emperors built their vacation homes. We will soon arrive at the first winery we will visit today and as we tour we will learn about the Frascati region's wine history. The tour culminates in a tasting of the estate's refreshing wines. We will then make our way to another local winery where you will enjoy a late lunch after a cooking classs. This will be followed by a tour of a top rated Frascati winery and a guided tasting in a relaxing countryside atmosphere. On our way to dinner we will pass by Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's Summer Residence. Then on to nearby Dominic's Restaurant for a delicious dinner and overnight in Rome.

    March 26: This morning we will begin with a tour to the 00100 Pizza Restaurant to try suppli, every Roman's favorite fried rice ball. Sample some of Rome's best pasta along with wine at one of Rome's best restaurants for authentic Roman cuisine. Further highlights include visits to the Giolitti Caffe and Gelateria, where artisan gelato has been made for over a century; an upmarket delicatessen called Lina and Enzo's Alimentari, where you'll try fresh mozzarella di bufala; and the fantastic Volpetti cheese shop, home to 150 regional cheeses. After lunch (if you're hungry enough to eat anything), your Rome food walking tour takes you off the beaten tourist path to the historic Roman neighborhood called Testaccio, an ideal place to get a real taste of Rome. Savor its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food traditions alive. Visit the legendary Barberini pastry shop to try its mouth-watering Italian pastries that have been sold for over 50 years. Then, browse gourmet produce at a bustling local food market. While shopping, your guide will introduce you to some of the more colorful characters who work there. Meet the market trader, affectionately known as the ‘Tomato Poet,’ and learn about the 45 varieties of tomatoes that he grows and sells. Our final dinner will follow a cooking class where you will learn to create several delicious courses under a top local chef. Overnight in Rome.

    March 27: Our private bus brings us to the airport in Rome to fly back to USA.

    Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.

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