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Trip Overview

Immerse yourself in the culture, history and unforgettable sights of Italy during this 13-day train vacation from Rome. Throughout your journey, you’ll discover Italy’s classic and iconic experiences. With visits to Rome, Florence, and Venice (three of the most popular cities in Italy, you’ll have the opportunity to explore to your heart’s content and make all the memories you traveled here for. Marvel at the Vatican, Sistine Chapel, and Colosseum in Rome. Brose the Uffizi Gallery and take pictures of the Duomo Cathedral in Florence. Discover magical canals, the Doge’s Palace, and the Golden Basilica in Venice.

Highlights

  • Explore the Colosseum, Vatican Museums, and Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • See impressive works of art at the Uffizi gallery in Florence
  • Ride a gondola down the magical canals in Venice and stroll through Doge’s Palace

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Rome
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Florence
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Venice
  • Uffizi Gallery tour in Florence
  • Sightseeing city tour in Florence
  • Walking tour of Doge’s Palace and Golden Basilica in Venice
  • Half day trip of Murano and Burano in Venice
  • Imperial Rome tour
  • Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel tour in Rome
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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – ROME
Welcome to Rome! Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin or two. The architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. (Overnight in Rome)

DAY 2 – ROME TO FLORENCE
Travel by train directly to Florence. In the afternoon, experience the incredible Uffizi Gallery during your included tour. Take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio (the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River), admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some more fine Italian cuisine. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 3 – FLORENCE
Embark on your city tour of Florence today. You’ll have the opportunity to visit all the most popular, crowd-pleasing attractions and landmarks the city has to offer. Later, why not enjoy some gelato as you stroll through the Florence’s lively piazzas? (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 4 – FLORENCE
Today is free for you to discover Florence on your own. Check out Piazzale Michelangelo for stunning views of the city. Visit Mercato Centrale for delicious cuisine. Stroll through the Galleria dell’Accademia or wander the Boboli Gardens. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 5 – FLORENCE
Spend another free day exploring on your own. We recommend visiting Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Enjoy relaxing alongside the Fountain of Neptune or dining in one of the charming street cafes. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 6 – FLORENCE TO VENICE
Board Trenitalia to magical Venice. On arrival at Santa Lucia station, you’ll quickly realize just how wonderful this corner of the world is. Settle in at your hotel then step out and start discovering the sprawling canals and local charms on your own. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 7 – VENICE
Enjoy your included walking tour of Venice this morning, which features the stately Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica. Visit vibrant St. Mark’s square and soak up the lively atmosphere or take a gondola ride past the Bridge of Sighs before finding a popular waterfront restaurant for a traditional meal. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 8 – VENICE
Visit the culture rich islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello. Murano is perfect for lovers of art, history, fine craftsmanship, and beautiful views. You’ll also see the famous glassblowers here. In Burano, check out Piazza Galuppi, which is packed with restaurants and local specialties. In Torcello, we recommend crossing the Ponte del Diavolo in Torcello, then visiting the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Museum of Torcello. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 9 – VENICE
Spend your free day exploring as you please. Stroll across Rialto Bridge, discover more hidden gems along the Grand Canal, or visit St. Mark’s Campanile. Enjoy waterside dining, browse artworks at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection or check out the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 10 – VENICE TO ROME
Travel back to Rome onboard Trenitalia today. Upon arrival, get settled in at your hotel and get to know more of the city on a self-guided tour. Why not visit the Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese, the Pantheon, and Campidoglio? Then there’s always strolling through the lively piazzas and doing as the locals do. (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 11 – ROME
Your Imperial Rome tour will take you to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Don't forget to have your photo taken with one of the slightly more modern gladiators outside! (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 12 – ROME
Today after breakfast, explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a fascinating Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. After the tour, take some time to explore more of this iconic city. (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 13 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME
Check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hotel Ariston Rome

Located in the centre of Rome, just a stone's throw from Termini Station, the Ariston Hotel provides a fantastic vantage point for exploring all the Italian capital has to offer. The hotel's colourful guestrooms are all decorated in a modern style, and come complete with LCD TVs, minibars and air conditioning.

The Inn At The Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

The Inn At The Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

Kolbe Hotel Rome

With all the major sites of historic interest at only a short walk away, the Kolbe Hotel Rome will make you feel not only surrounded by but truly immersed into the magnificence of ancient Rome.

Mascagni Hotel Rome

The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.

Mascagni Hotel Rome

The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Hotel Athenaeum Florence

The Hotel Athenaeum Florence is a plush 4 star hotel comprised of 60 high quality rooms, gourmet restaurant, hotel bar, conference facilities, fitness room and even a billiard room. It's just a 10 minute walk from the magnificent Florence Cathedral and also within walking distance of the train station.

Hotel Botticelli Florence

The Boticelli Hotel in Florence is situated in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from San Lorenzo Market and Santa Maria Novella train station, and just five minutes from the Accademia Gallery. The hotel boasts a rooftop terrace bar and original frescoes, with traditional Tuscan-style rooms, all featuring air conditioning, TVs and en suite bathrooms.

Grand Hotel Adriatico

The Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel located in a central and strategic position , a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the fair district and the most interesting places of the city.

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

As befits a hotel in beautiful Florence, our recently refurbished 4 star hotel in Florence city center pairs classic design with contemporary touches. Moments away you’ll discover the glittering River Arno and a kaleidoscope of inspiring sights.

Bauer Palazzo Hotel Venice

Located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the city’s main attractions and designer shops, BAUER PALAZZO it’s the only hotel with two different styles and souls: the wing overlooking the Baroque church of Campo San Moisè with its art-deco inspired interiors has a distinctive urban vibe, while the rooms located in the authentic 18th century palazzo combine modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings, offering a spectacular vantage point in Venice on the Grand Canal.

Ai Mori D Oriente

The Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is a historic hotel set in a palace which was once home to Turkish merchants, known as the 'Mori'. The hotel and bedrooms are decorated in an exotic Byzantine style throughout; the Ai Mori d'Oriente also has a bar and a relaxing reading room. The hotel is located in one of the quietest parts of the city called Cannaregio, within walking distance of all the main sights.

Bauer Palladio and Spa

The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel made up of 38 bedrooms and 12 suites. Designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the hotel boasts a private garden, a luxury spa and spectacular views over the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel features spacious rooms with a historic decor, including fine Italian tapestries, fabrics and paintings. Other room features include access to Wi-Fi and a satellite TV service. The hotel is in a quiet setting on Giudecca Island, across the Lagoon from St Mark's Square only a short trip by a complimentary hotel water taxi.

Hotel Ca’ D’Oro Venice

The Ca’ D’Oro hotel is a traditional Venetian hotel nestled just a five minute walk from the famous Rialto Bridge. The hotel’s 27 rooms all feature air conditioning, minibars and satellite TV. Guests can make use of the stunning roof terrace, admire the canal views or make use of the spectacular location, which is just 200 yards from a vaporetto water bus stop.

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli & Gran Canal

The Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal is a historic hotel in the heart of Venice. Dating back to the 16th century, the property offers panoramic views over the Grand Canal and lies just two stops from Saint Mark’s Square on the water bus. The elegant rooms boast satellite TV, air-conditioning and elegant decor. The sophisticated lounges here are befitting of the hotel’s history – the palace was once home to the Doge of Venice and, later, Mozart’s family. The Venice Casino is just a two minute ride across the canal.

Sina Palazzo Sant' Angelo

Elegant and aristocratic, the Sina Palazzo Sant Angelo sul Canal Grande sits like a modern Atlantis on the Grand Canal between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.

Starhotels Splendid Venice

A luxury boutique hotel in Venice city centre, the Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione is as elegant as the city itself. Gondolas drift past the window. Cafés bustle in St Marks's Square. You have discovered the best location to experience the Venetian atmosphere in one of our 165 rooms and suites designed with luxury in mind.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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