Christmas in Rome
When in Rome, celebrate Christmas as the locals do. Enjoy the Christmas markets, marvel at the Sistine Chapel, and explore the grand monuments of the city's past and present.
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Program No. 19115RJ
9 days
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Getting There
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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking and standing for up to three hours throughout the day. Mostly cobblestone streets, some uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Reserved entrance to the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel) and the Borghese Gallery minimize wait time.
  • Through an on-site lecture in the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Massimo learn about Roman history, art and fashion; visit the Jewish Synagogue and Museum in the Ghetto with a docent.
  • An exclusive field trip to an underground Roman House.
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