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Trip Overview

Discover the charms and landmarks of three Italian gems on one scenic vacation along the rails. Explore the cities to their fullest with sightseeing tours and skip-the-line passes all included. Sail down the canals of Venice with a gondola ride, unearth artistic masterpieces in Florence and gaze in awe at the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling in Rome. Enjoy high-speed rail journeys connecting the fascinating cities. This is one Italian adventure you won’t want to miss!

Highlights

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

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 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
  • Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery Florence
  • Florence City Tour
  • Skip the Line: Ancient Rome & Colosseum half-day walking tour in Rome
  • Skip the Line: Vatican Museum 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. Please call for pricing. 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 IN VENICE
Check in at your hotel in Venice today for a two-night stay before setting out to acquaint yourself with the classic Italian city. Stroll down the banks of the shimmering canals and discover the magnificent architecture that lines the cobbled streets and square. Come the evening, relax at an outdoor trattoria by the sparkling lagoon, or why not head to Harry's Bar to try a delectable Bellini in the cocktail's birthplace. (Overnight in Venice)

DAY 2 - VENICE
Spend a full day exploring Venice today. Discover the city's hidden gems and highlights on a walking tour, and take an iconic, relaxing gondola ride included with your vacation. You will also have skip-the-line access to Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Basilica, two of the city's most popular monuments. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 3 - VENICE TO FLORENCE
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and catch a high-speed train to Florence. Speed in true comfort through picturesque Italian scenery before arriving in Tuscany's capital. Check in to your hotel for a two-night stay and set out to explore the city. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 4 - FLORENCE
Spend a full day at leisure in Florence today. Your vacation includes skip-the-line passes to the Uffizi Gallery, home of famous Renaissance masterpieces such as Boticelli's ‘Birth of Venus' and Michelangelo's ‘Doni Tondo.' You will also be able to discover the city's rich history and culture with a knowledgeable guide on a walking tour through the pretty, winding streets of the city. 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 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 on a walking tour of the city's ancient history, including skip-the-line entrance to the Colosseum. (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 6 - 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 7 - 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

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 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 Firenze Anglo American

In a central and quiet position, next to Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, the NH Anglo American, four star hotel, is an elegant and refined hotel that reflects the history and the charm of this wonderful city. NH Anglo American rooms guarantee an intimate and confortable atmosphere, excellent services and greatest comfort. Our restaurant, "Il Granduca", proposes to its agreeable guests mouth-watering dishes of Tuscan and mediterranean cuisine, as well as a rich breakfast served every morning.

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 Hotel 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.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a five-star property synonymous with luxury. Nestled on Giudecca Island, the hotel offers exceptional views over the Venetian Lagoon and Doge’s Palace, with St Mark’s square reachable in just four minutes aboard a private boat service. The hotel’s 95 rooms are all decorated to the very highest standard and elegantly furnished, with free Wi-Fi internet access, iPod docking stations and HD flat screen televisions. Guests are invited to make use of the wonderful outdoor pool, tennis courts and luxury wellness facilities. The Cipriani’s Michelen-starred Oro restaurant is perfect for a sumptuous evening meal, or enjoy a light lunch on the pretty terrace overlooking the water.

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.

Palazzo Giovanelli Venice

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. Please call for pricing. 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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