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Rome Short Escape

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy Two girls smile in front of a section of the Colosseum in Rome St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City Two members of the Swiss Guard at their post in Vatican City A statue of St. Paul stands in front of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican Citype Trinità dei Monti church at the top of the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy
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Feel history come alive as you tour the Colosseum where gladiators once fought and crowds roared

Rome Short Escape

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Marvel at this capital city where, on your Adventures by Disney Rome Short Escape, you can walk through almost 3,000 years of history, art and architecture in iconic landmarks like the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and the Sistine Chapel. Relax and enjoy this amazing experience as Adventure Guides host special guided experiences and handle all the travel details to make your vacation truly hassle-free!


  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter Italy and return to the United States. Your passport must be valid six months beyond your intended stay and have 1-2 blank visa pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if yo are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Refer to the U.S. Department of State for further details.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the Italian Embassy for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport/Visa Services

      You can apply for a passport and/or visa through CIBT, Inc., a third party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Learn more or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. Due to frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:


      • T-shirts (short and long-sleeved)
      • Collared shirts
      • Jeans or long pants
      • Dress/skirt (optional)
      • Shorts
      • Lightweight rain jacket
      • Hat/visor/sun hat
      • Swimsuit
      • Comfortable/sturdy-soled walking shoes
      • Closed-toed shoes
      • Sandals
      • Warm sweater
      • Shawl (for women to cover their shoulders and knees in churches)

      • Passport
      • Valid photo ID
      • Medication
      • Camera/video camera
      • Sunglasses
      • Sunscreen
      • Umbrella
      • Extra batteries or charger
      • Universal power adapter/converter
      • Cell phone charger

      Hairdryers are available at all hotels.

    • WeatherExpanded

      Visit for the most up to date weather information for your vacation dates and destinations.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.

      Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded

      After arriving at Rome Airport (FCO), you may pass through Immigration and Passport Control. This is dependent on your departure city and where your flight connections were. Follow airport signage to Baggage Claim and retrieve your luggage. Exit Baggage Claim and pass through Customs into the main terminal where you will see an Adventures by Disney representitve holding an orange sign. The representative is available to assist you with your luggage and will escort you to your pre-arranged ground transportation to your hotel. At the end of your adventure, you will fly out of Rome Airport (FCO) for your return flight home or go to the Port of Civitavecchia to continue your adventure aboard your Disney Cruise Line ship.

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in Italy is the Italian Euro. U.S. dollars are not accepted at all hotels, shops or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or debit cards. Your Adventure Guide can help you with any local currency issues that may arise.

    • GratuitiesExpanded

      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$9 - $11 USD


      For a 4-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $36 - $44 USD.

      A family of 4 for a 4-day adventure: $144 - $176 USD per Adventure Guide. For 2 Adventure Guides, the total is: $288 - $352.

      The Adventure Guides’ gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars or local currency.

    • LanguageExpanded

      While the primary language in Italy is Italian, most people speak some English. Your Adventure Guide can help you with any language barriers.

Frequently Asked QuestionsExpanded

  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872 and speak with a Vacationista or contact your Travel Agent.

  • Do I need vaccines to travel to this country?Expanded

    If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to Italy. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check the Centers for Disease Control website for your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to Italy.

  • What airport do I fly in and out of?Expanded

    ARRIVAL: You will fly into Rome Airport (FCO) on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive no later than 2:00 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of your adventure, you will fly out of Rome Airport (FCO) for your return flight home or you will be transported to the Port of Civitivecchia where you will board your Disney Crusie Line ship to continue your vacation.

  • Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded

    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    Your group will travel by motor coach and mini coach between destinations in Rome.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    Though the majority of the trip's featured activities are not strenuous if you participate on an individual basis, engaging in the full range of scheduled events does require a moderate level of stamina in order to appreciate everything your vacation offers. Some activities and tours require a fair amount of walking, often exceeding 2 miles.

  • What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel to discover the stories of the world with us, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel on our Adventures by Disney Rome Short Escape. This is based on several factors, such as flight time and jet lag, time zone differences in the destination, extended hours of daily activity programming, number of internal transports between experiences, potential for extreme temperatures in the summer months, and amount of physical activity involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.

  • What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées, vegetables along with salad, cheese, desserts and fruit. Some of the meals included on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods.

  • Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded

    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals. However, you may purchase them at your own expense.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded

    Please note that this vacation includes activities that may present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865 to discuss your needs.

  • What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded

    Cancellation terms different than the standard Adventures by Disney cancellation terms apply to this Adventures by Disney vacation. Please call (800) 543-0865 for details.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.