8 Day Florence & Rome by Rail

$929
Land Only
$1739*
Air & Land
From

Featured Hotels

Plan D
Hotel Meridiana
Hotel Montecarlo
Plan C
Club Hotel
Hotel Villafranca
Plan B
Hotel Ambasciatori
Massimo D'Azeglio

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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Oct 18  (Sold Out) $1159* $519
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Oct 18  (Sold Out) $1559* $869
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Oct 18  (Sold Out) $1739* $929
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Oct 18  (Sold Out) $1899* $1159

*Not Included:
Italian City Taxes (payable locally), transfers, optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Upgrade to First Class rail is available for Plans C & 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 the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note 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. The program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours. 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.

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Optional Tours

This morning, depart for a quick stop at Piazzale Michelangelo, one of the most romantic spots in the world, famous for its magnificent panoramic view of Florence. Continue on to visit the Accademia Gallery, renowned for its David of Michelangelo and many more masterpieces by other great artists. After a short stroll through the historic streets of the city, arrive in the heart of Florence: Piazza Duomo. Here you will view the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, learn the secrets of Giotto's Bell Tower, and discover the beauty of the Baptistery. Please note that the given order of the visits may change.

Departs 9:00am from Bar Reale, inside Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours 15 minutes. Drop-off at city center.

Day #3 08 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $66.00
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This morning, 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 Baptistery, and other famous monuments for which the city is known. Lastly, visit the city's Cathedral. Tour returns to Florence in the early afternoon.

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 8:30am from Bar Reale, inside 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 #4 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $58.00
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Enjoy a half day excursion into Tuscany's Chianti region famous for is quaint villages, rolling hills, and vineyards. Take part in two wine tastings at two rustic wineries expertly paired with light Tuscan delicacies and afterward travel to Greve in Chianti, one of the most renowned Chianti Villages.

Departs 2:30pm from Bar Reale, inside Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. Drop-off at city center.

Day #4 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $54.00
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This morning, depart from Piazza del Risorgimento, in front of Bar-Cafferteria "L’Ottagono", and travel along Via Bissolati and Via Veneto. Pass by Villa Borghese, one of Europe's most elegant parks, and previous estate of the noble Borghese family. The tour continues to 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 at 8:30 am 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 #6 16 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $87.00
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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 at 2.30 pm from Via V. E. Orlando, 95. 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, electric devices, or knives are allowed inside of the sights.

Day #6 08 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $76.00
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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.

Drop-off in Trastevere area. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #7 28 Sep 2018 - 17 Oct 2018 $92.00
19 Oct 2018 - 20 Oct 2018 $92.00
22 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $92.00
#M9 Campo de Fiori, Jewish Ghetto & Trastevere Food Walking Tour 10:00 AM Thumbnail

This evening, depart Piazza San Bernardo for an illuminated tour of Rome's historic piazzas and fountains. Along the way to the famous Piazza della Repubblica, enjoy flood-lit views of the Palazzo Margherita, Porta Pinciana, Villa Borghese, Piazzale Flaminio, Via Flaminia, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Augusto Imperatore, and Via del Corso. Arriving at the Piazza della Repubblica, visit Trevi Fountain, the largest and most exquisite Baroque fountain in Rome, before continuing along the Via Quattro Fontane to view the equally impressive, Fountains of the Four Seasons. From Piazza Venezia, enjoy charming views of the Memorial of King Vittorio Emanuele II and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. From this prime vantage point, admire the Capitol, Imperial Forum, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Aventine Hill, Circus Maximus, and the Great Synagogue, overlooking the former Jewish ghetto. Conclude this fascinating tour of the Eternal City by night with views of the Castel Sant'Angelo and St. Peter's Basilica on your return.

Departs from the I Love Rome Office, Via V.E. Orlando N. 95. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop off in city center. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $61.00
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