Grand Tour in the surroundings of Rome (car and walking tour)
With this tour we’ll tell you about the famous “Grand Tour”: since the late sixteenth century, and for the next 300 years, it became fashionable for young aristocrats, artists and intellectuals to visit Venice, Florence, Naples and, above all, Rome, as the culmination of their classical education. We’ll make you experience the fascinating landscapes in the surroundings of Rome bringing to mind the impressions of famous Grand Tourists such as Stendhal, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Turner, …etc. A day tour in the mood of the travellers of that age, a way to travel nowdays lost in the context of modern “mass tourism”.
We are not going to give you a lecture – unless you want to – we’ll be informative but we won’t overdo with too many dates and names, we will make your visit fun with anecdotes and legends, you will have time to enjoy a typical local meal, a coffee or an ice cream: we know you are here on holiday and and your holiday is meant to be relaxing and fun!
Itinerary: Old Appian Way, Park of the Ancient Aqueducts, Grottaferrata (Abbey of San Nilo), Castelgandolfo (Summer residence of the Pope, Lake Albano), Ariccia (Bernini’s Chigi Palace and Church of the Assunta), Lake Nemi.
Duration: approx. 8 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch);
Meeting point: clients’ hotel in Rome;
Meeting time: 9.00 AM;
Private guide: included;
Entrance fees: included;
Transportation (chauffeured limo, minibus or bus): included;
Driving time: 50 minutes (each way);
Meals and drinks: not included;
The tour is private: for your party only.
Contact us for a quotation.