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Program #19115RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
The Eternal City of Rome has a certain feeling and energy during the Christmas season. From your program site hotel, it is a twenty minute walk to the lively Piazza Navona, where numerous stalls selling confections, handicrafts and toys line the baroque square. Families converge there and children fill out their wish list, while many churches arrange beautiful nativity scenes. Come discover the many ways Romans celebrate this special time of the year. Experience the culture and history of Rome and learn about some of the world’s most famous artistic masterpieces, including an expert-led field trip to the Vatican Museums and the Basilica of St. Peter. Opportunity is given to attend a midnight mass at one of the nearby churches.


Highlights

• Reserved entrance to the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and the Borghese Gallery minimize wait time.
• Through an on-site lecture in the Capitoline Museum learn about Roman history, art and fashion; visit the Jewish Synagogue and Museum in the Ghetto with a docent.
• An expert leads an exclusive field trip to an underground Mithraeum and talks about Roman mystery religions.

Activity Notes

Walking and standing for up to three hours throughout the day. Mostly cobblestone streets, some uneven terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Rome, 7 nights; departure.


Date Notes
12/20/2014
Trinity College is not able to obtain tickets to attend Midnight Mass in St. Peter`s Basilica. Contact one`s local dioceses or the Vatican website. Public transportation stops running at 9PM, taxis are scarce, expect to walk to and from St. Peter`s. Suggest selecting another church.

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7 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.9
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