If you have only one day in Rome, the first thing you should do is change your schedule and book at least two more and this is what we have done for you with our Rome & Venice City Break package. Rome wasn’t built in a day and shouldn’t be visited in a day either so lace up your walking shoes and spend your time focusing on the main sites between Palatine Hill and the Spanish Steps.
Start off with a bang by visiting the Roman Colosseum and marvel at Rome’s greatest architectural wonder. After the Colosseum, wander up Palatine Hill, the birthplace of Rome, for a panoramic view of the Roman Forum and central Rome. Next, explore the Roman Forum yourself and make your way on to nearby Capitoline Hill. Here you will find the glorious Piazza del Campidoglio designed by Michelangelo and the Capitoline Museums. But save those for later. For now just enjoy the view and wait for your stomach to rumble. You can find quick eats in the neighbourhoods behind Capitoline Hill around the Piazza Venezia.
After lunch, ogle at the immense, wedding cake-like Monument to Victor Emmanuel II as you make your way up the Via del Corso. Along the Corso, detour down the well-trod side streets to the Pantheon at Piazza de la Rotonda, and then double back to reach the world famous Trevi Fountain. After you’ve tossed a coin in the fountain and had an ice cream, the streets beyond the Fountain contain Rome’s most chic shopping spots leading all the way up to the Spanish Steps.
Hang out with the wanna-be’s and the jet set, or climb the steps and make your way to Borghese Park for sunset views over the city. As the night dawns, make your way down to Trastevere by bus or the help of the metro. The former ghetto is full of various restaurants and bars sure to please every budget and taste, with plenty of entertainment afterwards.
Rome - Gambrinus Hotel - Double Room - Bed & Breakfast The Hotel Gambrinus is a charming 4 star property located in a quiet quarter of Rome's city centre, and only a stone's throw away from Via Veneto and many of the city's main tourist attractions making it an ideal choice for a city break.
All rooms at the Hotel Gambrinus are extremely cosy and decorated in four dominant colours, namely beautiful “Vienna" red, restful "Ducal" beige, elegant "Imperial" green and the warm sunshine yellow of "Capri". Accommodation offers contemporary comforts including air conditioning, satellite and pay TV, fast internet connection, fax, safe, iron with ironing board, mini bar, radio-alarm clock and radio.
Rooms have en suite facilities with either shower or bathtub. Additionally, the Gambrinus has a beautiful breakfast room where guests can admire the original stones of the vaulted celing dating back to the 1800's. A rich buffet breakfast is served each morning with a wide choice of sweet and savoury options, hot and cold drinks. Guests will have no problems in finding somewhere to eat in the evenings as the area is rich in typical Roman restaurants and pizzerias.
Venice is one of the great Italian cities to visit and if you are a culture vulture, you will find it is packed full of wonderful sights to see and museums to explore. In fact, Venice is an excellent destination to choose if you enjoy art, as you will be able to spend many happy days admiring its stunning architecture - which is a form of art in itself - and strolling around its many galleries.
Stroll around and through the narrow alleys of the Venice. Are you an unrestrainable shopper? Discover and appreciate the most traditional craftsmen's workshops in Venice. And how about delighting in the deliciousness of the local cuisine and tasting the excellent local wines?
Would you like something relaxing, and be taken around on a boat in the utmost comfort? Enjoy a tour of the Grand Canal and the smaller canals of Venice, or explore the appealing beauty of the Venetian Lagoon.
Venice - Principe Hotel - Double Room - Bed & Breakfast The Principe Hotel overlooks the Grand Canal, and is one of the 4 star hotels in Venice in a perfect position for discovering the charm and beauty of Venice on foot, or for easily reaching the Rialto or St. Mark's Square with a vaporetto, which stops just steps from the hotel.
Located only three minutes from the Piazzale Roma car terminals and five from the Santa Lucia, this elegant complex has a wonderful atmosphere, charming interiors, 139 well-appointed guest rooms and suites and a welcoming staff. For an unforgettable holiday or business trip to Venice, the Principe Hotel is a perfect choice!
Food, drink and entertainment:
Breakfast is served in the private room or, in fine weather, in the delightful inner courtyard. The bar is open from 11am to midnight. the restaurant stands out among those of 4 star hotels in Venice due to its focus on the freshest ingredients and fabulous wine cellar.
Why not upgrade to 5* Accommodation for your stay in Venice at the sumptuous
The enchanting Hotel Ca Sagredo is situated in the heart of the San Marco’s neighbourhood only a short walk away from St Mark’s Square, the main museums and the best fashion boutiques in the magical city of Venice. Standing majestically on the banks of the Grand Canal between Ca’ D’Oro and the Rialto Bridge, Ca Sagredo is housed in a well preserved 14th century Palazzo and offers a high level of hospitality along with elegant guestrooms boasting modern amenities. The atmosphere is distinguished, with ballrooms and the rooms showcasing important artworks, and a welcoming and friendly staff offering unparalleled service to enhance your stay in this famous and breathtaking city.
Local Tips: This property is close to Galleria Stampalia, Le Zitelle, and St. Mark's Basilica. Also nearby are Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, St Mark's Campanile, and the Grand Canal.
A Private Palazzo, a Noble Residence, a Museum, a Luxury Hotel and much more… this all is Ca’ Sagredo!
The Hotel Ca Sagredo features 43 guestrooms each boasting a view over the Canal Grande or the roofs and squares, and each uniquely decorated in a style of subtle yet highly refined elegance. All rooms have tall floor-to ceiling, mullioned windows that open onto fabulous canal views or Venetian rooftops with en suite bathroom in Italian marble with a bath and overhead shower, air conditioning, Internet access, TV, telephone, hairdryer, a safe, mini bar and a work desk. Rooms have a maximum occupancy of two people.
Dining: The hotel provides Bed and Breakfast accommodation. L’Alcova Restaurant is open year round and offers sumptuous original cuisine based on the local Venetian traditions served inside or on a terrace with stunning panoramic views of the Canal and city. In addition, Bar L’Incontro is a distinctive lounge popular with guests and locals alike for conversation in privacy and style, light meals, innovative drinks and afternoon teas. This is Venice!
3 * Accommodation
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5* Upgrades (add to 4* prices shown above)
Upgrade to 5* in Venice:
Why not extend your City Break with one of our Mediterranean or Greek Island Cruises?
Simply choose the cruise that is of interest to you and then select the Rome & Venice City break option
on the enquiry form for the best prices.
"The position of the hotels were ideal and near to important sites and in Rome near to public transport services. We were pleased with our accommodation also. We enjoyed our holiday very much." Joan
"The Principe Hotel in Venice was amazing and that canal facing room was everything I had hoped for. I'm so glad I got it. Thankyou for bagging it for me. The staff were all very pleasant here...
...The motorboat transfers in and out of Venice were without fault." Jade
"I'd just like to thank you for your help at all stages of booking our time away in Rome and Venice, which was truly brilliant!
I've not booked any holidays abroad before and being able to use your service made it very easy. The flights were tailored to our requests which was very welcome and the accommodation suggested in both Rome and Venice were excellent - with great locations, quality and price point. As for the transfers, these were an optional extra and one that I could not recommend enough."
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