Rome Skip-the-Line Access plus Frascati Wine Tasting

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Rome

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from$117.63
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Immerse yourself in Rome’s ancient history and winemaking heritage on this full-day Super Saver, which combines two top-selling tours at one discount price. Kick off the morning at the Colosseum. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to the A-list attraction and explore the first and second tiers with your guide. Then, continue to the Roman Forum and enjoy a stroll up Palatine Hill. In the afternoon, travel to the Frascati wine region and visit the prestigious Principe Pallavicini estate. Tour the winery’s buildings, vineyards and cellars, and take part in a guided wine tasting.
Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum Walking Tour (3 Hours)Meet your guide near the Colosseum in central Rome. Then, stroll toward the crowd-drawing site and head directly inside, bypassing any long entrance queues, with your skip-the-line ticket.Wander around the mammoth amphitheater's first and second tiers, and be entertained by your guide’s tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. Take in the extraordinary bird’s-eye views of the arena as you walk around the circumference, and imagine what the atmosphere would have been like when filled with 50,000 Ancient Roman spectators.After exploring the Colosseum, walk the short distance to the Roman Forum. See sites like the Temple of Julius Caesar and the intriguing House of the Vestal Virgins. Then, enjoy a leisurely walk up Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome. Stroll amid the aromatic pine trees, and then look down from the summit into Nero’s Circus Maximus, where chariot races were once held.Your tour concludes on Palatine Hill, leaving you free to continue exploring independently. Alternatively, head to a local eatery for a bite to eat (own expense) during two hours of free time before setting off on your next guided tour. Frascati Wine Tasting Tour (3.5 Hours)When the time comes, meet back up at the prearranged location. Then, set off in an air-conditioned coach for the tranquil hills of the Castelli Romani, where centuries-old vineyards and olive groves await.After your scenic drive, arrive at the Principe Pallavicini estate, one of the oldest and most picturesque vineyards in the Frascati wine region. With your guide, tour the revered estate’s buildings, vineyards and olive gardens. Learn about traditional and modern winemaking methods and step inside 3rd-century cellars filled with Acacia and French Oak barrels where the award-winning wines are aged.Your visit then culminates with a wine tasting, led by Pallavicini’s professional sommelier in a gorgeous 17th-century farmhouse in the center of the property. Savor two red varietals, a white wine and the celebrated dessert wine, stillato. You’ll also sample fresh-pressed olive oil with plain and tomato bruschetta.Following your tasting session, your tour concludes back in central Rome.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Guided wine tasting
  • 4 samples of wine
  • Olive oil samples
  • Bruschetta

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Skip the line
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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