Skip the Line: Ancient Rome and Colosseum walking tour (3 hours)
Your day starts near the Colosseum, where you’ll skip the main entrance line and go straight inside with your priority-access ticket. With your guide, walk around the ancient amphitheater’s first two levels, listening to stories of gory gladiator battles, executions and other bloody events that were once held here. Look down on the floor of the arena as you walk around the perimeter, trying to picture the roaring crowds of 50,000 during the heyday of Ancient Rome.
Then exit the Colosseum and walk over to the Roman Forum, once the political and commercial center of the city. See sites like the House of the Vestal Virgins and Temple of Julius Caesar, and climb up Palatine Hill, one of the Seven Hills of Rome, for a view of the ruins and Circus Maximus, where chariot races once took place.
Your tour ends here. You have about two hours of free time to have lunch before the second half of your Super Saver begins (lunch is at your own expense).
Frascati wine tasting tour (3.5 hours)
In the afternoon, meet at a prearranged location to begin your excursion to the Frascati wine region outside of Rome. Board a coach for the picturesque drive through the hills of Castelli Romani, home to olive groves and centuries-old vineyards, on your way to the Principe Pallavicini estate, one of the most revered wineries in the Frascati region.
When you arrive, take a tour of the vineyards, historical buildings and gardens with your guide, who tells you about traditional Italian winemaking methods and how things have evolved over the many years of wine production in the region. Go inside the 3rd-century cellars, where wine is aged in acacia and French oak barrels, and then visit the estate’s 17th-century farmhouse for your wine-tasting session. With a sommelier, sample two red varietals, a white varietal and Pallavicini’s dessert wine, Stillato. Your tasting is accompanied by samples of tomato bruschetta and fresh-pressed olive oil.
After your wine tasting, your tour ends with the drive back to Rome.