Florence and Rome Getaway by Rail
Based on a April 5, 2017 departure from NYC staying 3 nights at the Club Hotel and 3 nights at The Inn at the Spanish Steps
|Featuring||The eternal city of Rome & the Renaissance city of Florence; flexible dates to travel both cities on your own with flights, hotel & rail included|
|Style||Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
|Departures||Flexible Dates: Choose the date you'd like to depart and how many days you'd like to stay|
|Themes||History & Culture|
|What to Expect||Our independent packages offer you maximum freedom to see what you like, when you like during your vacation. We offer optional airport transfers as well as your choice of sightseeing excursions.|
|Already Booked?||Find everything you need to know before you go, including how to pay your balance due, passport & visa requirements, flight information, weather, and more.|
Treat yourself by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit two of Italy's most iconic and historical cities on this independent package. Spend three or four nights in both Florence and Rome, and set your own pace. Travel in comfort between the cities by Italo Rail with reserved seats. Meet the people of Italy and learn why Italy is one of the most popular destinations in the world.
Day 1: Depart USA
- Your exciting trip to Florence begins today as you depart for Italy on an overnight flight.
Day 2: Florence
Full Day Itinerary: <Upon arrival in Florence make your own way to your centrally located hotel or choose our optional airport transfer. The balance of the day is at leisure to relax or begin to explore independently.
Days 3-4: Florence
Full Day Itinerary:Enjoy two full days of leisure in Florence or choose from our optional sightseeing excursions.
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has much to offer in the realm of fine arts. View architectural accomplishments, such as Santa Maria del Fiore, the world's largest masonry dome or pay a visit to Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery or visit one of the world's greatest art museums the, Uffizi Gallery. Or, simply take a stroll along the River Arno.
Day 5: Florence / Rome
- Travel via train from Florence to Rome
Full Day Itinerary:This morning, make your own way to the Santa Maria Novella railway station, and board your train from Florence to Rome. Upon arrival at either Ostiense or Tiburtina railway stations, make your way independently to your centrally located hotel.
Days 6-7: Rome
Full Day Itinerary:Enjoy two full days of leisure to explore Rome on your own or select from our optional sightseeing excursions.
All of Rome is a living, breathing museum from the Colosseum to Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps. Be sure to visit The Vatican and witness Michelangelo's masterpiece at the Sistine Chapel. A visit to Rome is not complete without visiting the Roman Forum and the view from Palatine Hill, the centermost of the Seven Hills of Rome and one of the most ancient parts of the city.
Day 8: Return to the USA
- This morning, transfer to the airport independently or select our optional transfer.
- Later, return to the USA.
Florence and the Accademia
This half day guided tour shows you the best of the city center of Florence.
Begin with a drive to the Piazzale Michelangelo where you will stop to experience a wonderful view of the city. Proceed to the city center where you will embark on your walking tour.
Visit the Duomo complex including the Baptistery and the cathedral itself. View the magnificent cupola del Brunelleschi and Giotto's bell tower.
After a short walk, arrive at the Galleria dell'Accademia; home of Michelangelo's David and other great works.
Pisa and Lucca
Spend a full day in the beautiful Tuscan countryside as you visit Pisa and Lucca.
In Pisa you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the Piazza dei Miracoli including the exteriors of the Leaning Tower and the Baptistery and the interior of the Cathedral.
After traveling to Lucca take a pleasant walk to experience this historical town. You will get to see the Anfiteatro Square, the Guinigi Tower and San Martino Dome. End your tour with a stop at a farm house to taste the wine and oil of this region.
Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Take a complete tour of Ancient Rome’s major sights and skip the lines for the Archaeological Area. Gain special access to the Colosseum and, once inside, breathe the bloody past of the Amphitheater and its atmosphere lead by expert guides. Admire the splendid Arch of Constantine and climb up Palatine Hill.
St. Peter's Basilica, Trevi Fountain and Baroque Rome
Visit the highlights of Rome with this half day tour. We will visit St. Peter’s Basilica, Navona Square and enjoy a nice walk through the streets of the capital. Explore the secrets of the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain as well.
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- Do I need a visa or any other documents? Please review the requirements about which documents you need before you travel.
- Should I get travel insurance? You can purchase our travel insurance coverage with your deposit or final payment. It may not be purchased before then.
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- I'm traveling solo. Can you help me find a roommate? Unfortunately, we can't pair you with a roommate on this package.
- Can I bring my kids? Are there any age restrictions? To book this package, you must be 21 or older. Your traveling companions must be 8 or older at the time of travel.
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