Expertly-led tour through either major sites in center or Vatican
Hands-on learning experience working with fresh ingredients
Exploration of archeological wonderland located 30 minutes from Rome
Long weekend of rest and relaxation in an enchanting city and lovely hotel
Day 1 - Arrival in Rome & Ancient Rome or Vatican Walking Tour
Day 2 – Guided tour of Ostia
Day 3 - Private Cooking Lesson with Professional chef. Afternoon departure.
Your wonderful three-day escape from your daily hustle and bustle will be filled with moments of relaxation and cultural enhancement as you learn all about this unique city and its history. Your tours will help you enjoy the city with expert guides, without wasting precious time on long entrance lines. This is an unusual way to balance both Rome's amazing history and your desire to slow things down a bit, which you will experience with your cooking course as you learn to make handmade pasta with your private chef.
Offering a selection of pleasures for both your intellect and your senses, this long weekend will help you relax and recharge your batteries all while learning new historic facts and details about Rome's heritage and culinary background.
Day 1 - Arrival in Rome & Vatican or Rome Walking Tour
Arrival at your charming 4-star hotel in Rome, a location selected particularly for their wonderful client service, inviting decor, and excellent location in the historic city center of Rome. You will be checked-in for 3 nights in a Superior-level room(s). We have also included the single supplement in groups with odd numbers of participants to avoid any surprise additional surcharges.
Your day continues with an afternoon Vatican or Rome Walking Tour. You'll meet with your expert local guide who will give you an introduction to the Vatican Museum with its immense artistic treasures and frescoes recognized the world-over. You will have an assigned entrance time, so you'll avoid long waiting times in entrance lines. Alternatively, you can enjoy a guided tour of Rome's highlights, including visits to the Colosseum, Palatine Hills and the Forum. Both tours will include a private guide to be sure you don't miss any important spots.
Day 2 - Guided visit to Ancient Ostia
Your second day with Le Baccanti will be spent exploring the ancient site of Ostia, located approximately 30 minutes outside of Rome. This half-day tour will help you imagine and recreate the daily life of Roman emperors and other Roman citizens of the time. See preserved sites and gain a better understanding of Roman daily life. Private transfers are available for this option and can be arranged at an additional cost. Ostia is easily-reachable from Rome with both private and public transportation.
Day 3 - Private cooking course with professional chef
Your last day in Rome will be spent with a wonderful private chef on this delightful private cooking course. The course is held in a private Roman home, and will feature the freshest local ingredients as your chef walks you through the preparation of a full multi-course meal, focusing on regional delicacies and reinterpretations of classic Roman cuisine. You'll then enjoy a seated meal of your prepared dishes, thoughtfully paired with excellent local wines, water and coffee. Upon course completion, you will have the remainder of the day at your disposal, to continue exploring Rome or to proceed with hotel check-out. Please note that check-out times from the majority of hotels is in the morning, although you will likely be able to leave any small luggage with your hotel during your last day in Rome.
Why should you come to Rome? This southern Italian region offers hands-on, immediate historic heritage rarely found elsewhere. Nowhere else can you actually grasp the awe-inspiring dimensions of the Colosseum by physically entering the space. For anyone interested in Western world history, a trip to Rome is not something to be passed up, and an opportunity to combine leisure time with learning time is a special visit that you will remember always.
Come explore Rome on this brief dive into history and food, and you'll leave already wanting to come back for seconds!
Who should come to Rome for this long weekend? This three-day weekend will of course appeal to anyone with an interest in food, but specifically for anyone who wishes to enjoy a bit of relaxation and good food with hands-on learning about history and art in Rome. This long weekend would be ideal for families wishing to introduce their children to Rome's place in history alongside a wonderful culinary experience to make sure they have fun as they learn!
Le Baccanti will handle the details, and guarantee that you will create memories of a lifetime during your short break here in Italy.
SPECIAL NOTES: Please note that depending on your arrival time, we might need to update your itinerary to make the courses and activities align. Email us with any specific requests or preferences you might have so we can help you make the most of your weekend in Rome.
As the weekend does also include private cooking courses, please do let us know if you have any food allergies or intolerances so the menus can be adjusted accordingly.
Three nights at a charming 4-star hotel with double occupancy rooms with three breakfasts.
Afternoon guided walking tour through Vatican museum or Rome's city center with professional English-speaking expert city guide.
One private cooking course and meal in private Roman residences with professional chef.
Guided walking tour through ancient site of Ostia with professional private English-speaking guide.
Possibility to have one free afternoon to shop and explore Rome.
22% VAT taxes.
Any other good or service not listed above.
Please let us know if you will need any transfers for airport services, for your cooking experience, or for transportation to Ostia. We would be delighted to organize these additional services for you.
SPECIAL NOTE: While we are happy to accommodate any small adjustments to this schedule as listed above, the itinerary and contents of the package are not generally customizable or exchangeable. We would be delighted to create an unique, fully-personalized complete vacation for you with our specialized travel advisors at Bacco Escapes. Please contact your advisor for full information on the options our expert staff can construct for you.