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Trip Overview

Discover three classic Italian cities on this eight-day journey by rail. Start with three nights in Rome, Europe’s largest open-air museum, discovering what makes the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Then take the high-speed train to Florence and spend three more nights exploring the wonders of the sun-soaked city, from the famous museums to the delicious cuisine. Spend a final night in Pisa, perhaps best known for its famous Leaning Tower, but offering so much more in the way of interesting architecture, fascinating history and local charm.

Highlights

  • Explore Vatican City and the ancient walls of the Colosseum in Rome
  • Discover the umber domes, bustling bridges and winding lanes in Florence
  • Visit the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and uncover the city’s many architectural treasures

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as specified in the itinerary
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Florence
  • 1-night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pisa
  • Florence City Tour
  • Vatican museums San Peters and Sistine chapel tour
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 – ROME
Welcome to Rome! Check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and set out to discover the wonders of the 'Eternal City' at your own pace. Perhaps start by enjoying an ice-cold gelato on the Spanish steps and simply watching Roman life go by. (Overnight in Rome)

 DAY 2 – ROME
After breakfast this morning, enjoy exploring Europe's largest open-air museum. Shrouded in legend, Rome is home to hundreds of ancient artefacts, architecture, beautiful churches and Basilicas such as St Peter's and St Martin's. Stop for a delicious treat in one of the pretty cafés by the Trevi fountain and then walk in the footsteps of gladiators at the famous Colosseum. (Overnight Rome) B

 DAY 3 – ROME
Head out for another day of sightseeing on your Vatican museums San Peters and Sistine Chapel tour. Discover the fascinating stories behind the smallest country in the world and marvel at the ornate ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (Overnight in Rome) B

 DAY 4 – FLORENCE
After breakfast at your hotel, take the high-speed train from Rome to Florence, and upon arrival in Florence, make your way to your hotel and check in for a three-night stay. Once you get your bearings, start exploring this beautiful and historic city. A good place to start is the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River, filled with shops and connecting the famous Uffizi museum to the old Medici Palace. After dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the area, enjoy a Florentine gelato, considered by many to be the best in the world. (Overnight Florence) B

 DAY 5 – FLORENCE
After breakfast this morning, spend another day discovering beautiful Florence on today's city tour, through the city's lively piazzas, and marvel at the magnificent dome of the Duomo Basilica. (Overnight Florence) B

 DAY 6 - FLORENCE
Enjoy another day sightseeing in Florence today. Why not head out and shop for quality Italian goods at the San Lorenzo Street Market, where you will find leather products, belts, jackets and bags, among other finery. In the evening, enjoy a wonderful Florentine meal and a glass of wine in Santa Croce, or in one of the other charming neighborhoods the city is known for. (Overnight in Florence) B

 DAY 7 – PISA
Take the regional train from Florence to Pisa today, where you will spend a final night before the end of your vacation. Best known for its famous Leaning Tower, Pisa also boasts a vast array of impressive Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and lovely piazzas to discover. The area also enjoys a vibrant and charming street scene filled with friendly locals, and lively cafes and bars. Enjoy the last night of your journey soaking up the local scene in Pisa! (Overnight Pisa) B

 DAY 8 – DEPART PISA
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you would like to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional night in a different destination, one of our Rail Experts would be happy to help with all the arrangements. B

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

 DISCLAIMER:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. 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. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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.

NH Pisa

NH Pisa

Location is everything at the NH Pisa hotel, formerly known as the NH Cavalieri. Situated right in front of the central train station, you’re just a pleasant 20-minute stroll through Pisa’s historic center to the famous leaning tower.

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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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