8 Day Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail

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Plan D
Hotel Arlecchino
Hotel Meridiana
Hotel Montecarlo
Plan C
Amadeus Hotel
Hotel Diplomat
Hotel Fiume

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2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Aug 21  (Sold Out) $1269* $559
Aug 28  (Sold Out) $1339* $649
Sep 04  (Sold Out) $1369* $709
$1409* $739
Sep 18  (Sold Out) $1319* $759
Sep 25  (Sold Out) $1429* $759
Oct 02  (Sold Out) $1319* $759
$1379* $739
Oct 16  (Sold Out) $1279* $669
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Aug 21  (Sold Out) $1489* $789
Aug 28  (Sold Out) $1449* $769
Sep 04  (Sold Out) $1629* $979
$1789* $979
Sep 18  (Sold Out) $1639* $979
Sep 25  (Sold Out) $1629* $979
Oct 02  (Sold Out) $1579* $969
$1729* $1109
Oct 16  (Sold Out) $1549* $969
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Aug 21  (Sold Out) $1699* $849
Aug 28  (Sold Out) $1559* $899
Sep 04  (Sold Out) $1639* $1059
$1749* $1059
Sep 18  (Sold Out) $1669* $1089
Sep 25  (Sold Out) $1789* $1059
Oct 02  (Sold Out) $1969* $1059
$1759* $1189
Oct 16  (Sold Out) $1679* $1059
2018 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
Aug 21  (Sold Out) $1699* $1059
Aug 28  (Sold Out) $1799* $1119
Sep 04  (Sold Out) $2049* $1369
$1979* $1369
Sep 18  (Sold Out) $2029* $1369
Sep 25  (Sold Out) $2039* $1369
Oct 02  (Sold Out) $2019* $1369
$2109* $1369
Oct 16  (Sold Out) $1989* $1369

*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 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. The train between cities can vary from 2-3 hours in length. 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

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 #3 16 Jul 2018 - 02 Sep 2018 $52.00
04 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $52.00
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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 #3 16 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $32.00
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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 #5 06 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018 $66.00
03 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018 $66.00
08 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $66.00
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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 #5 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $54.00
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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 #6 01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $61.00
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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 #7 16 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $87.00
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Today's tour will feature the classic splendor of the Roman Empire. Leave via di San Gregorio at the marble fountain, opposite side of the entrance to Palatine Hill. Continue to the square of the Capitol, where you can climb Palatine and Capitoline Hill to admire the unique sight of the Forum and the Colosseum, one of Rome's most ancient districts. Walk along the pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Curia, and the Reggia. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, the Arch of Titus and the Triumphal Arch of Constantine. Continue with an inside tour of the Colosseum, a giant amphitheater used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles, and the largest building ever built in the Roman Empire.

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 #7 06 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018 $76.00
03 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018 $76.00
08 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $76.00
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