10 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail

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Oct 22  (Sold Out) $1439* $879
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*Not Included:
Italian City Taxes (payable locally), transfers, optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Upgrade to First Class rail is available for Plans C and D.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows for flexibility to explore on your own. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. The train between cities can vary from two to three hours in length. Keep in mind that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Optional Tours

This morning visit the Vatican Museum and Galleries, where you will find galleries of chandeliers, tapestries, geographical maps, the Sobieski Hall and the Immaculate Conception Hall. From here, visit the Sistine Chapel and behold the great frescoes by Michelangelo. Passing through the Vatican Hall, continue to the Basilica of Saint Peter, one of the four major basilicas of Rome, and burial site of its namesake, Saint Peter.

*Due to local events, the opening times of the St. Peter Basilica are subject to change without notice. In the event of a closure, passengers will visit the Vatican Library instead of the Basilica.
*Please note that on Wednesdays during the Holy Father's Audience, the visit inside St. Peter's Basilica will not take place.
*Please note that conservative clothing should be worn when visiting the Vatican, meaning legs and shoulders should be covered.

Departs from Piazza del Risorgimento. Pick-up from hotel approximately 1 hour prior to departure time. Drop-off in the Vatican area. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #3 16 Aug 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $98.00
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Take a tour of Ancient Rome's major sights and skip the long lines for the Archaeological Area with a professional guide. Gain special access to the Colosseum, the giant amphitheater used for gladiator fights and public spectacles, and the largest building ever built in the Roman Empire. Walk along the pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, Basilica Julia, and Arch of Constantine.

Departs from in front of the Arch of Constantine. Pick-up from hotel 1 hour prior to departure time. Drop-off in the Archaeological area. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Important: Due to security restrictions no backpacks, large bags, electronic devices, or knives are allowed inside of the sights.

Day #3 07 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019 $87.00
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Small groups will be led by a local food connoisseur through several Roman neighborhoods to visit the most famous markets, groceries, coffee shops, gelaterias and restaurants. Discover the secrets of world-renowned Italian cuisine while visiting Campo de Fiori, the Jewish Ghetto, and Trastevere as you learn how to properly order food in Rome and sample some Italian specialties.

Departs from Via dei Baullari, 106 in front of the Farnese Cafe. Drop-off in Trastevere area. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #4 17 Aug 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $102.00
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This morning, embark on a panoramic tour of Florence for a unique perspective on some of its most famous sites and monuments. Your tour begins with a quick stop at two of the most romantic spots in the world, Piazzale Michelangelo and Fiesole, famous for their magnificent sweeping views of Florence. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of Brunelleschi's Cupola, the Palazzo Vecchio, and the rolling hills of Florence dotted with Romanesque-style churches. Afterward, immerse yourself into the city of Florence itself, stopping first at the Accademia Gallery, renowned for its David of Michelangelo among countless other celebrated masterpieces. After a short stroll through the historic streets of the city, arrive in the heart of Florence: Piazza Duomo. Here you will learn the secrets of Giotto's Bell Tower, discover the beauty of the Baptistery with its golden, bronze doors, and view the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Please note that itinerary order is subject to change.

Departs from Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Look for staff wearing fuchsia jackets. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #6 07 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $83.00
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This afternoon, enjoy a relaxing drive through the beautiful Tuscan countryside towards the historic University city of Pisa, famous throughout the world for its architectural beauty. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the Piazza dei Miracoli to view Pisa's most prized landmark, the Leaning Tower, as well as the Cathedral, Baptistery, and other famous monuments for which the city is known.

Due to possible long wait times during peak periods of travel, the Cathedral of Pisa may be substituted with the Piazza Cavalieri.
Children under 8 years are not allowed inside the Leaning Tower.

Departs from Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 5.5 hours. Drop-off at city center.

Day #6 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $61.00
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Crossing the beautiful Chianti hills arrive at the Medieval hilltop gem of Monteriggioni, with its still intact walls. Here you can drink in the history and relive the atmosphere of olden times. Your day continues to the stately Siena, famous for its splendid examples of Gothic architecture and the Palio horse race. Follow your guide to the Piazza del Campo, where the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico stands, with its Torre del Mangia. Visit the precious interiors of the Duomo, one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Italy. Enjoy an included light lunch in Siena before driving to San Gimignano. The town is famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia, and its skyscrapers, also declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO! Next head into the Chianti area, with its picture-postcard landscapes. You have the chance to taste the best Chianti red wine in a rustic wine estate along with homemade snacks, with a tour of the wine cellars and sampling of wines, oil and balsamic vinegar. Please note that the given order of the visits may change.

Departs from Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal, next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure, or call Local Phone above 24 hours prior to check if a transfer from your hotel is available. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 10.5 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $78.00
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This morning's walking tour through the most charismatic and important historical places in the unique city of Venice begins with an orientation of St. Mark's Square, considered the historical heart of the city, where you will learn about the Square's main monuments including the Golden Basilica of San Marco, Ducal Palace, the Bell and Clock Towers, and the Procuratie buildings. Proceed to Santa Maria Formosa Square and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the second largest square in Venice. Continue on to the corner of Marco Polo's House and Malibran Theater. Then, return to St. Mark's Square through the Mercerie, a series of interconnecting streets that connect Ponte di Rialto and St. Mark's Square, and are the main streets in the city for shopping. Please note: This is a walking and orientation tour of Venice that does not include entry into any landmarks.

For Apr - Oct departures tour departs at 8:50 AM, Nov - Mar departures tour departs at 9:00 AM from in front of the Bucintoro agency in Campo San Luca. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Apr 2019 - 02 Dec 2019 $32.00
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One of the highlights of any Italian holiday! Enjoy a relaxing gondola ride with music along the famous Grand Canal, and experience a piece of Venetian history. Glide along the centuries old canals, past lavish palaces and under famous arched bridges (the Gondola holds a maximum of six passengers. Please note that this is not a private gondola ride. Gondolas may depart in groups, with one singer offered per group).

Departs at 6:30 pm. Pick-up 15 minutes prior to departure time from Santa Maria del Giglio gondola pier. Drop-off at Santa Maria del Giglio gondola pier. Approximate tour duration is 30 minutes.

Day #9 04 Sep 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 $53.00
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