6 days

From £3,325

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Rome is a city of monumental buildings, tall apartment blocks and narrow winding streets, relieved only by the occasional public spaces and kept moving by the great highways and a port of entry on the coast. This is modern Rome, but the words are just as true of the ancient metropolis, seat of empire and mistress of the world, from fog-bound northern Britain to the gritty Syrian Desert.

Such a city has a thousand stories hidden in its teeming streets and during this special tour we will be guided by Lindsey Davis, whose novels of the investigators Marcus Didius Falco and Flavia Albia have brought the city to life in all its glorious and nefarious splendour. Join us as we follow in Falco’s footsteps, visiting palaces, slums, ports and country estates as we trace the unforgettable tale of ancient Rome.

Tour highlights:

  • Travel in the company of esteemed novelist Lindsey Davis as she takes you on a unique tour of Falco’s Rome
  • Visit some rarely visited sites, including the Domus Aurea, Domitian’s Palace in Castel Gandolfo and the Mithraeum underneath the Circus Maximus
  • Visit Ostia Antica, the wonderfully preserved great port city that kept the capital of an empire fed and supplied

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Today's Price

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £385

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Oliver Gilkes

Andante Guide Lecturer

Oliver is an experienced archaeologist who currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing and leading new tours all over the world.

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Lindsey Davis

Celebrity Guest Lecturer

Lindsey Davis is a novelist known for her Roman detective, Marcus Didius Falco and her ongoing series about his daughter, Flavia Albia. She has also written standalone books, some set in English Civil War, and novellas. Her work has been dramatized for radio and is being developed for TV.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
15 March 2022 AFRO220315 15 March 2022 (Tuesday) 20 March 2022 (Sunday) Oliver Gilkes Lindsey Davis £3,325
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