On this seven-day Ultimate Rome and Florence rail journey, you’ll discover all the beauty and allure of two of Europe’s most legendary cities. In Rome, throw coins into the Trevi Fountain, explore the Forum and Renaissance architecture, ancient ruins, and world-class museums. Stroll through Florence’s piazzas and meandering alleyways, enjoy some authentic gelato or mouth-watering artisanal cuisine, and make some memories on the Ponte Vecchio. Travel between cities in first-class, high-speed rail.
- Discover the wonders of the 'Eternal City' of Rome and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain
- Browse the countless exquisite museums and remnants of the Renaissance in Florence
- Travel between cities via comfortable, high-speed rail
- Standard class rail travel and seat reservations on all journeys per itinerary
- 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome
- 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Florence
- 48-hr sightseeing city tour in Rome
- Imperial Rome Tour
- Tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in Rome
- Uffizi Gallery tour in Florence
- Accademia Gallery Tour in Florence
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 - ARRIVE ROME
Arrive in Rome and check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. As the sun sets, 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) B
DAY 2 - ROME
Today after breakfast, explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a walking tour of the Colosseum. Start you tour near Oppian Hill – one of the famous Seven Hills of Rome – to enjoy panoramic views of the Colosseum and surrounding area, and then stroll down to it with your guide. Skip the lines with your priority-access ticket and head straight inside for this fascinating small group tour. Also today, use your 48-hour sightseeing tour pass for access to the city’s top attractions. (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 3 - ROME
Continue to use your sightseeing tour pass to visit more sights today. Also, take the air-conditioned coach on the short journey to Vatican City, passing alongside sites like Piazza del Popolo and the ancient Aurelian Walls. Hop off your coach and skip past the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket to enter the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel for your fascinating small-group tour. (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 4 - ROME TO FLORENCE
Enjoy breakfast and then make your way to the train station for your journey from Rome to Florence. Travel in first-class onboard Trenitalia for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. On 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. 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 in Florence) B
DAY 5 - FLORENCE
After breakfast this morning, spend another day discovering Florence. Enjoy your included gallery tour of the famous Uffizi museum. 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 6 - FLORENCE
On your third day in Florence, enjoy a tour of the famed Accademia Gallery, best known as the home of Michelangelo’s sculpture David. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, perhaps visiting the lovely Boboli Gardens and adjacent Tuscany. (Overnight in Florence) B
DAY 7 - DEPART FLORENCE
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. If you wish to extend your vacation with additional nights in a different destination, one of our Rail Experts can help you with all the arrangements! B
MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER
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.
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, 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.