WIN an Amazing Roman Holiday and support Passports with Purpose!

The Spanish Steps Apartment, Scooteroma, and Rome and Tuscany Tours are teaming up to participate in this year’s Passports with Purpose charity fundraiser sweepstakes. We’ve put together the Amazing Roman Holiday prize package of five nights in Rome in a luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartment around the corner from the Spanish Steps, with a complimentary airport pick up; a three-hour Get Orientated walking tour of Rome; and a fabulous four-hour tour of the Eternal City on the most classic form of transportation under the Roman sun — a Vespa scooter! For five nights, you’ll live your own “Roman Holiday.”  And it’s all to support a great cause, the 2013 charity drive by Passports with Purpose.

Entering is easy. Just donate $10 on-line and select one of the many prizes posted by participating travel bloggers (although why look any further then our Amazing Roman Holiday package?) Each donation increases your odds for a specific prize, or spread out several donations for multiple prizes if you want. All of the money raised goes to the 2013 Passports with Purpose selected charity, buildOn. The money will be used to build three schools and fund three adult literacy programs in Mali. The goal is to raise $115,000.

Ready to enter for the chance to win your Amazing Roman Holiday package? Visit PwP’s website. Don’t delay: The sweepstakes ends on December 9, 2013, and a winner will be randomly selected and notified on December 16, 2013.

Want more details on this Amazing Roman Holiday? Hold onto the handlebars, here we go!

WIN a five-night stay at The Spanish Steps Apartment, just around the corner from the Spanish Steps

The Princess meets the reporter at the beautiful Spanish Steps in the heart of Rome
The Princess meets the reporter at the beautiful Spanish Steps

The Spanish Steps Apartment is a luxury two bedroom, two bathroom apartment around the corner from the Spanish Steps. The apartment has a master bedroom (king bed) and a second bedroom (two twin beds), two bathrooms (one with tub/shower, and the other with glass shower); a large, elegant, art-filled living room, with satellite television (multiple English-language channels), DVD player with Rome-themed DVDs (including, of course, Roman Holiday), and an iPod with music library and apps on Rome; a lovely separate dining room; and a fully-equipped kitchen. We offer many amenities, including air conditioning, laptop computer, free wi-fi, bathrobes, hairdryer, adapters, and an extensive English-language library with many books on Rome. For five nights, this will be your wonderful “home in Rome.”

The Spanish Steps Apartment
The Spanish Steps Apartment

Before you even arrive, you’ll receive our detailed information package on all things Rome. When you do arrive, you’ll be whisked into a waiting car and taken immediately to the apartment, where welcome snacks and beverages will be waiting for you.

You’ll be in the very heart of Rome, surrounded by fine dining, cafes, bars, and some of the best shopping in the world. You’ll be able to walk to many of Rome’s most famous sights and also discover all the little gems of this amazing historic neighborhood, such as the magnificent Bernini angels at our local church up the street. Discover how wonderful it is to live like a Roman — but in a terrific apartment renovated and furnished to an American standard. But don’t just take our word for it: we’re recommended by Parlafood and have earned the Flipkey Top Vacation Rental Award for 2012.

This package expires December 15, 2014, and the stay must be completed by that date. Blackout dates are December 15, 2013 – January 7, 2014. Note that dates are subject to availability, so please book your dates as far in advance as possible. Please note that the maximum occupancy of The Spanish Steps Apartment is four (4) people.

Prize value: $2,125

So come to Rome, be whisked away to your luxury apartment, take a shower and grab a coffee… then you’ll be off to discover all the magic of the Eternal City with Scooteroma and Rome and Tuscany Tours!

WIN a private “Get Orientated” walking tour of Rome from Rome & Tuscany Tours!

See the magnificent Trevi Fountain with Rome & Tuscany Tours
See the magnificent Trevi Fountain with Rome & Tuscany Tours

Join Rome and Tuscany Tours for the perfect introduction to the Eternal City. During your private tour, you’ll receive invaluable knowledge customized just for you. Learn how to navigate the city, where to eat, shop, and acquire the general confidence to mix in with the locals. Your private tour guide will meet you at The Spanish Steps Apartment, then you’ll start your stroll at the Spanish Steps. After that, visit the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navona. The tour also allows time to stop for a true Roman caffè or delicious gelato at one of Rome’s best gelaterias. Up to four guests are able to participate in the private tour.

Prize value: up to $300.

WIN a thrilling Vespa ride through Rome just like Princess Anne did in Roman Holiday!

Whiz through the Eternal City with Scooteroma!
Whiz through the Eternal City with Scooteroma!

Join Scooteroma for a private four-hour guided Vespa tour of Rome. Hop on the back of their scooters for four hours of scooting and a pit stop for a coffee, snack, or gelato. Tours start when they pick you up at The Spanish Steps Apartment and you start off the day like a true Roman! Experience and see sites, neighborhoods, and locations, and cover distances you just couldn’t do on foot. The Colosseum and Ancient Roman Forum will be seen from the outside, the Caracalla Baths, Circo Massimo, the Aventine Hill, the Garden of Oranges, the “Gianicolo,” and the Garibaldi Park—with its magnificent views of beautiful Rome—are some of the unique stops on this fabulous and fun tour. Again, up to four guests get to go on this private tour (minimum height requirement of 135 cm).

Prize value: up to $800.

Ready to go on your Amazing Roman Holiday? Here’s a recap: for a $10 donation to a great cause, you get the chance to win a package of:

  • five (5) nights for up to four (4) people at a luxury apartment at the Spanish Steps
  • one complimentary airport pickup/transfer to the apartment
  • introductory walking tour of Rome for up to four (4) people
  • fabulous scooter tour of some of Rome’s most amazing sights for up to four (4) people
  • total value: $3,225 (wow!)

Your donation goes to a worthy cause, and will be administered by a proven charity. It’s a win-win all around!

So, donate now! 

The legal mumbo jumbo: Please see the applicable rules on the Passports with Purpose website. And, please note the restrictions on the amazing Roman Holiday package: package expires and must be used by December 15, 2014 (black-out dates apply over the 2013-2014 Winter holiday season); maximum of four (4) people, and no children under 10 years of age; please also note that there is a minimum height requirement (135 cm) for the scooter tour. Package is not transferrable; all package items are subject to availability, so please book as far in advance as possible.

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