Posted December 3rd, 2009 by admin



Join the New Rome Tour in May 2015 – Now flying from Heathrow

PHARAOH and AUGUSTUS: ROME & Nearby 2015.

10 days/9 Nights for £850. Departing: Thursday 14th May 2015

In this tour we plan to explore many of the great monuments and museums of Rome – including the many obelisks and Egyptian collections to be found in the historic city. Three included trips take us to Palestrina, to view the famous Nile Mosaic at the museum in the Barberini Palazzo; to Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli; and to the extensive ancient city and museum at Ostia Antica.

Departing: Thursday 14th May 2015, at 12.45 from London Heathrow Airport.

Arriving Rome 16.10. Shuttle transfer to Executive Rome Hotel (4*), Standard Room, B&B basis.

Sunday 17th.      Day Trip – Palestrina & Nemi.

Tuesday 19th.     Day Trip – Hadrian’s Villa & Villa Gregoriana, Tivoli.

Thursday 21st.   Day Trip – Ostia Antica.

Returning: Saturday 23rd May 2015, shuttle transfer to airport for 13.15 flight. Arriving Heathrow at 14.55.

Price: £850 per person sharing.

            £1140 per person single.

Deposit: £250. Please pay as soon as possible. It will be fully returnable until we reach 6 bookings, at which point flights and hotel will be confirmed.

Price includes: Flights,  Hotel, and Transfers as above; and private transport on three day trips to: 1. Hadrian’s Villa and Villa Gregoriana at Tivoli; 2. the Barberini Palazzo (with Nile mosaic) and ruins at Palestrina, and Nemi; and, 3. Ostia Antica. Entrance tickets not included.

Not included: Any meals except hotel breakfast; Entrance fees to sites/monuments; transport around Rome.

Here only the Day Trips out of the city have been specified. A detailed daily itinerary (which is, of course entirely optional) will be issued in due course. It is intended that we will include: The Forum and Palatine; the Colosseum; the Arch of Constantine; St. Clemente excavations inc. Mithraeum; the Baths of Caracalla; the Walls Museum; the Catacombs of St. Sebastian; the Mausoleum and Circus of Maxentius; the Appian Way; The Porta Asinaria; St John Lateran and Obelisk of Thutmose III & IV; the tomb of the Baker; St. Croce in Gerusalem; the Porta Maggiore; the Porta Magica/Nymphaeum of Severus Alexander; St Maria Maggiore;  Trajan’s Column; the column of Marcus Aurelius; the Obelisk of Psammeticus at Montecitorio; the Pantheon; the Saite Obelisk at Piazza della Minerva; the temple of the deified Hadrian; the Piazza Argentina (place where Julius Caesar was assassinated); The Capitoline Museums; the Palazzo Altemps; the Palazzo Massimo; the Baths of Diocletian; the Forum Boarum; the Arch of Janus; the Obelisk of Seti I & Ramesses II at Piazza del Popolo; the Obelisk of Antinous in the Pincian Gardens; the Ara Pacis; the mausoleum of Hadrian in the Castell St Angelo; the Vatican Museum; the Obelisk of Domitian in the Piazza Navona…and a whole lot more.



I am delighted to announce that I shall now be leading this tour to some rarely visited locations for Ancient World Tours (AWT) alongside the top Egyptian Guide, Medhat Saad.

1. Arriving in Cairo, we book in to the newly developed Movenpick Pyramids Hotel for 2 nights.

2. Starting with a visit to Giza, we see the pyramids, boat museum and sphinx before moving on to the Egyptian Museum – including the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Royal Mummies (optional).

3. In our 4 wheel drive vehicles we first visit the giant Pyramids at Dahshur before heading to the Red Sea, stopping at the Stella Grand Hotel at Ain Sukhna for 2 nights.

4. An exciting day visiting newly discovered harbour facilities at Ain Sukhna and Wadi el Jarf that date back to the 4th dynasty, and seem certain to have been involved in the shipment of copper from sites in the Sinai Peninsula.

5. Heading south we visit the Monastery of St. Anthony and then continue to the Monastery of St Paul the anchorite, finally checking in to the Marriot Hotel, Hurghada for 3 nights.

6. Across the desert and into the mountains to see the complex of works from the Roman period at Mons Porphyrites,  the only place in the world where the prized purple rock is to be found.

7. Travelling again into the desert hills we see another great complex of Roman works – including a well-preserved fort, baths, temple, slipways, at Mons Claudianus, and the nearby giant column at Um el Digal.

8. Travelling down the coast to Quseir, we head through the Wadi Hammamet, passing well fortified in the Roman period, and examine the wealth of pharaonic inscriptions covering the wadi walls at Hammamet itself. We continue to Luxor and the Garden Pavilion at the Old Winter Palace Hotel.

9. We take the return flight to London.

Contact: Ancient World Tours: +44 333 335 9494; e.mail: