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The gems of Italy are at your fingertips on this stunning Italian train vacation. Start with a night in Rome, seeing all the top sights of this classic Italian city. Follow that with three nights in breath-taking Como, on the shores of Lake Como, where you will bask in the grand villas, rolling hillside vineyards, historic towns, alpine peaks, and wooded islands that line the shore. Then journey to hidden gem Sestri Levante on the Ligurian Coast for three more days of coastal sunshine. . Finally, take a scenic train journey to jaw-dropping Sorrento, nestled on the Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background, for more sun, sand, sea air and a chilled glass of Limoncello.

Highlights

  • Explore the fascinating architectural masterpieces in Rome
  • Experience Como, on the shores of sparkling Lake Como, and its beautiful surroundings
  • Relax and unwind in seaside Sestri Levante, and cruise to nearby seaside towns
  • Travel by private train from Naples to Sorrento through rural Italian countryside
  • Discover the stunning Sorrento coastline and relax in the sunshine

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel throughout as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Rome
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Como
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Sestri Levante
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Sorrento
  • Private Walking Tour Como
  • Cinque Terre Rail and Trekking Card
  • Capri and Blue Grotto day tour from Sorrento
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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.

Daily Itinerary:
DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ROME
On arrival in Rome, check into your hotel for an overnight stay and set off to start exploring. Perhaps enjoy an ice-cold gelato on the Spanish steps and simply watch Roman life go by. Admire the breath-taking collection of ancient art, sculptures and statues at museums or why not take a trip to the enchanting Vatican? (Overnight in Rome)

DAY 2 - ROME TO COMO
After breakfast this morning, board the train for your journey to Como on a fast Trenitalia train. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. Once settled in, set out to discover the town of Como, over 400 years old and bursting with ancient churches, historic monuments, verdant gardens, and of course, tasty cuisine. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 3 - COMO
Spend two full days enjoying the scenery of Lake Como. The town of Como is one that combines beautiful historic architecture with stunning natural beauty. The Centro Storico, old town, is a maze of picturesque little streets, squares and pavement cafés. Wander around the shops and boutiques or visit one of the many cultural monuments the city has to offer. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 4 - COMO

After breakfast this morning, continue to discover Como on your two hour private walking tour.
Here you will see the Duomo the cathedral of Como, which is the last Gothic cathedral of Italy. The San Fedele Church, the Roman city walls and towers, Teatro Sociale and Ex Casa del Fascio. All with your personal guide. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 5 - COMO TO SESTRI LEVANTE
Take Trenitalia today from Como to Milan, then on to Sestri Levante. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and begin discovering this hidden gem on the Ligurian Coast. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

DAY 6 – SESTRI LEVANTE
Spend the day discovering beautiful Sestri Levante with your Cinque Terre card which allows you access to the local train, buses and trekking paths. Explore the walkable old town with many elegant shops and terrific seafood restaurants. Relax on the large sandy beach at the Bay of Silence or follow the path leading from the old town to Punta Manara for amazing panoramic views of the shoreline from Levanto to Portofino. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

DAY 7 - SESTRI LEVANTE
Continue enjoying Sestri Levante today. Perhaps take a cruise across the Gulf of Tigulio to the nearby towns of San Fruttuoso and Portofino. Discover the incredible history and scenery in San Fruttuoso, including the ancient Benedictine Monastery that straddles the beach. In Portofino, enjoy a meal at one of the harborside restaurants or wander along the historic fishing village's tiny streets to discover numerous hidden gems, including art galleries and jewelry shops. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

DAY 8 - SESTRI LEVANTE TO SORRENTO
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and board the train to Rome, where you will change trains to Naples. Once in Naples, take the private railway line (the Circumvesuviana) down to Sorrento. The train passes towns and villages with beautifully poetic names such as Piano, Ponte Persica and Leopardi. You can also travel by boat from Naples to Sorrento during the summer months. On arrival in Sorrento, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Sorrento) B

DAY 9 – SORRENTO
Today set sail for the idyllic Italian island of Capri home to celebrities, designer boutiques and delicious ice cream cafés on a full-day tour, including round-trip jetfoil transfers from Sorrento. Travel around the island by minibus, taking in the views along the famous Mamma Mia Road. Stop to browse the handicraft stores of Anacapri, stroll the Augustus Gardens and soak up the atmosphere in buzzing La Piazzetta. Top it off with a visit to the Blue Grotto and a funicular ride to Marina Grande. (Overnight in Sorrento) B

DAY 10 - SORRENTO
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning and then perhaps take a boat to the glamorous island of Capri - home to celebrities, designer boutiques and delicious ice cream cafés - just 30 minutes from Sorrento's harbor. (Overnight in Sorrento) B

DAY 11 - DEPART SORRENTO
After breakfast this morning, take the train back to Naples and continue with your onward travel. If you would like to extend this vacation with additional nights in a particular destination, or take this journey in reverse, one of our Rail Experts can help with all the arrangements. B

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

Metropole and Suisse Hotel Como

The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town's main attractions.

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 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.

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!

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.

Hilton Sorrento Palace

The Hilton Sorrento is a stunning hotel located overlooking Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Rooms are spacious, modern and benefit from plenty of natural light. Take a dip in the Roman themed indoor pool or relax on the sun loungers by the beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by lemon groves. During the evening, dine in one of the three restaurants or simply enjoy the fantastic view of Mount Vesuvius from the lounge. The Hilton Sorrento Palace is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Sorrento.

Hotel Vis a Vis

As a family run hotel, we have been providing hospitality to our guests since 1964. We look forward to welcoming you with a smile and the desire to provide you with a memorable experience at Hotel Vis à Vis.

It is the perfect location for those who want to discover the most beautiful locations of the Ligurian Riviera,
from Portofino and Camogli to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere.

Vis a Vis is perched on a high promontory above Sestri Levante providing spectacular views
over the two beautiful bays of the town, Baia del Silenzio (the Bay of Silence) and Baia delle Favole (Bay of Fairy Tales)
named in honour of Hans Christian Andersen, a resident of the town for a short time.

The Hotel has an elevator which takes you down to just a few steps from the historical centre of the town and a short walk to the beaches and hotel offers a secure private parking where you can leave your car.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our Rail Vacation Experts at:
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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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