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Trip Overview

Explore Geneva and three of Italy's most iconic cities from London on this eight-day rail journey. After a one-night stay in the Swiss city, travel to Venice, Florence and Rome! Enjoy the bucket list experience of riding a gondola along Venice’s famous canals, admire the priceless work of da Vinci and Botticelli at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, and discover the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Prepare to be captivated during this memorable vacation through Europe!

Highlights

  • Sample the best of Venice with a gondola ride, walking tour and Doge's Palace entrance
  • Discover Florence's masterpieces with an Uffizi Gallery and city tour
  • Explore Rome with an Imperial tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel
  • Experience comfortable, high speed rail journeys to arrive in each city in style

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in Standard Premier/First class throughout
  • 1 night stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Florence
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Rome
  • Walking tour, Doge’s Palace entrance and gondola tour in Venice
  • Uffizi Gallery tour in Florence
  • Florence City Tour
  • Imperial Rome tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour in Rome
Trip Map

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.

DAY 1 – LONDON TO GENEVA
Board Eurostar in London to Paris and then change trains to Geneva. When you arrive in Geneva, check into your hotel for a one-night stay and get settled before spending some time enjoying this cosmopolitan city. Stroll along Lake Geneva, one of Switzerland’s most breathtaking lakes, Beside the Jetée des Eaux-Vives, the breakwater enclosing Geneva's harbor, watch the Jet d'Eau shoot a stream of water more than 450 feet into the air. In old town, visit the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre before making your way to Place du Bourg-de-Four (possibly the oldest square in Geneva) and enjoy a delicious dinner and an aperitif. (Overnight in Geneva)

 DAY 2 – GENEVA TO VENICE
After enjoying breakfast, board Trenitalia from Geneva to unforgettable Venice. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a two-night stay and then start exploring all the iconic sights and attractions this city has to offer. Use your included gondola tour to cruise along the scenic canals. Discover the city's hidden gems and gorgeous architecture, wander the cobblestone streets, or relax at an outdoor trattoria with authentic cuisine and some award-winning wine. (Overnight in Venice) B

 DAY 3 – VENICE
Have breakfast and then continue enjoying the sights, sounds, flavors and experiences of Venice! The highlight of today will most certainly be your included walking tour. You will also have skip-the-line access to Doge’s Palace and The Golden Basilica, two of the city’s most popular landmarks. Spend your evening at your leisure. (Overnight in Venice) B

 DAY 4 – FLORENCE
This morning, have breakfast before checking out of your hotel and catching a high-speed train to Florence, Tuscany’s capital. When you arrive, check into your hotel and set out to get to know this alluring city. Use your included Uffizi Gallery tour to admire the works of Raphael, da Vinci, Botticelli and Caravaggio. There’s a reason Florence is one of the picturesque and traveled to destinations in the world, and during your stay here, you’ll definitely have the opportunity to find out why. This evening, be sure to sample some authentic Tuscan cuisine, including a glass of wine from the hills that surround the city. (Overnight in Florence) B

 DAY 5 – FLORENCE
Have breakfast and then use your included Florence city tour to visit all the quintessential sights and crowd-pleasing attractions that draw people here from around the world. Lounge in the Piazza della Signoria and Loggia de’ Lanzi (just in front of the Palazzo Vecchio) and see the Fountain of Neptune. Have lunch in San Lorenzo—maybe a Florentine “panino con lampredotto” sandwich? Another worthwhile stop is Ponte Vecchio, the most photographed bridge in the city. (Overnight in Florence) B

 DAY 6 - FLORENCE TO ROME
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and catch the train directly to Rome. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and head out to get your bearings in the ‘Eternal City.' Italy's capital boasts a wealth of history on every street, which you'll be able to explore at your own leisure and during an Imperial Rome tour of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. (Overnight in Rome) B

 DAY 7 - ROME
After breakfast this morning, spend the whole day unearthing the ancient and modern wonders of the Italian capital. Discover the city's catholic heritage and Michelangelo's phenomenal ceiling with a skip-the-line tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. Come the evening, why not wander to the Trevi Fountain to throw your coins into the famous water. Don't miss the chance to try authentic, ice-cold Italian gelato, either! (Overnight in Rome) B

 DAY 8 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN ROME
Check out of your hotel in Rome this morning and continue your onward journey. Speak to one of our Rail Vacation Specialists about extending your vacation, perhaps by traveling south through Italy to the Italian Riviera and Naples by rail. B

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Hôtel Cristal Geneva

Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Hotel Les Nations Geneva

Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

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 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.

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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