View of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Italy Getaway by Rail

8 days  •  from $1299
per person, double occupancy, including airfare*
Based on a Oct. 24, 2017 departure from NYC staying 2 nights at the Antony, Club Hotel and Hotel Morgana.

Overview

Featuring Explore historic Rome, artistic Florence & romantic Venice; tour independently with flights, hotel & rail tickets 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
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures Flexible Dates: Choose the date you'd like to depart and how many days you'd like to stay
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Train
  • Hotel
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR), including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • 6 nights accommodations in First Class Hotels
  • Buffet Breakfast daily (Selected hotels only)
  • "Prima class" rail from Venice to Florence & Florence to Rome with reserved seats
Optional
  • Transfers upon arrival in Venice and for departure in Rome
  • Choice of sight seeing excursions
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.

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Italy Getaway by Rail itinerary

Who doesn't want to spend time in Italy? Here is an opportunity to visit three of the most intriguing and iconic cities on this independent package. Spend two nights in each city, Venice, Florence and Rome, and get to know them at your own pace. Travel in comfort between the cities by Italo Rail with reserved seats. Rub shoulders with the people of Italy, and the ancient, the medieval, the Renaissance, and the modern worlds.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA

  • Your exciting trip to Italy begins today as you depart for Italy on an overnight flight.

Day 2: Venice

  • Transfer independently to your hotel or choose our optional transfer.
  • Balance of the day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:Venice GondolasUpon arrival in Venice make your way independently to your hotel or choose our optional airport transfer. Enjoy the balance of the day to relax and unwind and enjoy the facilities of the hotel.

Day 3: Venice

  • Full day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:Venice CathedralFull day at leisure to explore Venice on your own or select our optional sightseeing excursion.

Venice is known for for its canals, narrow streets and the Venetian's unique way of life. While here you don't want to miss Piazza San Marco or, St. Mark's Square. St. Mark's Square forms the political, social, and religious center of Venice.

Day 4: Venice / Florence

  • Travel via train from Venice to Florence.

Full Day Itinerary:The DuomoThis morning, independently make your way to the Santa Lucia Rail Station, and travel by train from Venice to Florence. Upon arrival, make your own way to your centrally located hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 5: Florence

  • Full day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:The Ponte VecchioEnjoy a day at leisure in Florence to explpore independently or choose our optional sightseeing excursion. 

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 6: Florence / Rome

  • Travel via train from Florence to Rome

Full Day Itinerary:Trevi FountainThis 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 7: Rome

  • Full day at leisure

Full Day Itinerary:The ColosseumEnjoy a day of leisure to explore Rome on your own or select our optional sightseeing excursion.

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.

Recommended Activities

Ducal Venice

The first portion of your tour is walking with an experienced guide who will detail highlights of the thousand-year history of the Most Serene Republic, using anecdotes, stories and descriptions. This part of the tour takes place entirely outdoors and does not include admittance to the monuments.

The second portion of the tour is a visit to the Doge's Palace with a qualified guide.  Immerse yourself in medieval Europe among the stuccoed halls and hundreds of masterpieces.

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.

NOTE: Tour is not available on the first sunday of every month.

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.

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