Explore Italy's historic cities; Venice, Florence, and Rome - and enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of your train seat along the way! Spend a couple of nights in each city, admiring the stunning architecture, incredible art galleries and delicious cuisine. Transfer between cities by high speed train as the magnificent Italian countryside unfolds past your window.
- Explore the iconic attractions of Venice including the winding canals and St. Mark's Square
- Discover the plethora of exquisite museums and art galleries on offer in Florence
- Throw a coin in the famous Trevi Fountain and climb the historic Spanish Steps in Rome
- 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 and Gondola Tour in Venice
- Walking Tour of Florence
- 2-day Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Rome
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 IN VENICE
Welcome to Venice! On arrival, check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B
DAY 2 – VENICE
Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel then join a short walking tour for some stories of the city's labyrinthine streets and campos (squares), then enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. Speak to any of our Sales Consultants about perhaps visiting the impressive Doges Palace and Golden Basilica, or watch the world go by from one of the historic cafés on St Mark's Square with a with a glass of local Prosecco or a Bellini from Harry’s bar. (Overnight in Venice) B
DAY 3 – VENICE TO FLORENCE
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then return to Santa Lucia station for your train to Florence. On arrival in Florence, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-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 in Florence) B
DAY 4 – FLORENCE
After breakfast this morning, spend another day discovering Florence. The Uffizi Gallery is immensely popular so avoid the queues by pre-booking your ticket and admire the works of Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael and Michelangelo. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour with a local guide, take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some fine Italian cuisine before you leave the “Renaissance city”. (Overnight in Florence) B
DAY 5 – FLORENCE TO ROME
Travel from Florence to Rome by train and upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Start using your 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass straight away to travel around the city. Marvel at the ancient walls of the Colosseum, take in the dazzling views from the rooftop terrace of the Capitoline Museums and be sure to visit the famous Spanish steps before heading to the Piazza di Spagna for a spot of shopping. (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 6 – ROME
Spend a full day exploring Rome together with your 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass. Discover the wonders of the 'Eternal City' at your own pace, perhaps taking a trip to Vatican City to explore the museums and marvel at the ornate ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a visit to the Roman Forum - why not speak to us about organising a walking tour? Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain to throw your coins - the architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. (Overnight in Rome) B
DAY 7 – DEPART ROME
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Specialists will be happy to assist you with the details. B
MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.