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Savor delicious food and beautiful architecture in three romantic cities on this six-night Italian rail vacation. Start with two nights in the glorious Italian city of Rome. Marvel at the walls of the Colosseum, wander up the Spanish Steps or explore the Vatican City. Then take the train to Florence where you will soak up the wonderful Renaissance art at the city´s galleries before continuing the journey further south to the sparkling canals of Venice.

Tour program

Day 1: Rome
Arrival at Rome aiport. Private transfer to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 2: Rome Vatican Museums
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular tour to the Vatican Museums
We begin the tour of Piazza della Repubblica with the Naiads Fountain. From Piazzale Flaminio we can see Piazza del Popolo, the old northern entrance of the Capital, with the Egyptian obelisk of Ramses II in the center. Then we will have a walk along the walls of Vatican City to reach the entrance of the Vatican Museums. Our guide will lead us to the Arazzi Gallery, the Geographic Gallery, before finally reaching the famous Sistine Chapel with the wonderful fresco of the Universal Judgment of Michelangelo. At the end of the excursion, free time at your disposal to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Overnight.

Day 3: Classical Rome & Imperial Rome
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular tour of Classical Rome
Crossing Piazza della Repubblica with the Naiads Fountain, the guided tour will start with a pleasant walk through the historic center of the “Eternal City”, which will lead us to the Trevi Fountain, the Marco Aurelio Column, Palazzo di Montecitorio (designed by Bernini), the Pantheon, Palazzo Madama (seat of the Senate of the Republic) and Piazza Navona. We will then board the coach, and after passing through Castel Sant´Angelo, we will arrive St. Peter´s Square, where we will have an explanation of the Basilica from the outside
Free lunch
In the afternoon, Regular tour of Imperial Rome. We will arrive Piazza Venezia by bus and the walking guided tour will begin from here, heading to Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by the great Michelangelo, where we can enjoy a wonderful view of the Roman Forum. Continue the sightseeing tour by coach, reaching the Circus Maximus and Colle Aventino. Stop to admire the Statue of Moses by Michelangelo located in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli, at a very short distance from here, you will reach the symbol of the eternal city: the Colosseum (internal visit, the ticket is included in the price)

Day 4: Rome - Florence
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer on your own to the train station. One you arrived Florence, the transfer to the hotel will be on your own. Free time at your disposal to get to know Florence. Overnight.

Day 5: Florence
Breakfast at the hotel. Walking Regular tour of the city of Florence. There won’t be pick-up at the hotel, you will have to reach the meeting point in Florence where the excursions begin, by your own.
The morning city tour will be through art, landscapes and Renaissance masterpieces. This discovery tour starts from two of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world: PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO and FIESOLE, two must-see destinations for landscapes lovers! Here you can enjoy the sights and historical panorama of Florence. Your local guide will be at your disposal throughout the morning, pointing out the main monuments of the city from these magnificent panoramic terraces: the unmistakable Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Palazzo Vecchio and the innumerable Romanesque churches, as well as Florence hills. You will then enter the heart of the city center: the first stop will be the Gallerria dell’Accademia famous for its David by Michelangelo, the unfinished art works of Prigioni, San Matteo, Pietà di Palestrina and other masterpieces of the great artist. You will learn some interesting facts about the tormented life of Michelangelo and why his masterpiece has become the symbol of Florence over the centuries. The tour ends with a walk through the historic streets of the city to reach PIAZZA DUOMO, where you will learn the secrets of the Giotto bell tower and discover the beauty of the baptistery with its golden and bronze doors (including the famous Porta del Paradiso.). Last but not least, there is the impressive Cathedral itself. Rest of the day with free time at your disposal to know more about the city. Overnight.

Day 6:  Florence - Pisa - Venice

Day 6: Florence - Pisa - Florence
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular excursion to Pisa (without hotel pick-up). You will have to reach the meeting point from where the excursion will leave, on your own.
The tour begins with a walk along the old medieval walls that take us to the Porta di Santa Maria, where you can admire the spectacular Piazza dei Miracoli with its architectural wonders; here, our local guide will lead us through the visit of the majestic Cathedral, masterpiece of Romanesque art.
Return to Florence. In the afternoon, train transfer to Venice. Arrival in Venice and transfer on your own to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.

Day 7: Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular walking tour of the city of Venice (without hotel pick-up).
Departure from St. Mark’s square with explanation of the main monuments: St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge´s Palace, the Bell Tower, the Clock Tower and Procuratie. Proceed then to Santa Maria Formosa and from here to San Giovanni e Paolo, where the guide will talk about the Venice Pantheon, the Charity Place Schools and the Adventure Captains. During the tour you walk around the neighborhoods where Marco Polo lived. Back to St. Mark’s square through Mercerie Street, an artery that connects Rialto and St. Mark, the main place for shopping, accordingly to the Venetians. In the afternoon, regular excursion (join-in group tour) to the Laguna’s Islands: Murano, Burano & Torcello (without hotel pick-up).
Starting next to St. Mark’s square, we will board a traditional Venetian ferry to cross the lagoon towards north, passing next to San Giorgio Maggiore and the Lido. Arrive Torcello: the oldest island in the Venetian lagoon and touring will be like returning to the past. Here we will see the Throne of Attila and the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta.
Next stop will be Burano, with its small canals, colorful houses and thread lace craftsmen which characterize the Island, our favorite island in the Venetian lagoon.
The final stop, before getting back to Venice, will be Murano: famous for the glass that bears his name, here we will see how the glassmakers of one of its artisan factories work.
The tour ends near St. Mark’s square. Overnight.

Day 8: Venice
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the closest point of your hotel to Venice airport or train station.

 

What´s included

  • Accommodation in 3 star superior / 4 star hotels near the stations (FIRST CATEGORY) or 3 stars hotels near the stations (TOURIST CATEGORY) occupying standard rooms with private bathroom or shower.
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Rome-Florence train ticket in 2nd class including the transport of one piece of luggage per person
  • Florence-Venice train ticket in 2nd class including the transport of one piece of luggage per person
  • Attention: once the train ticket has been issued, no refund will be made in case of cancellation or amendment
  • Arrival transfer Rome airport – hotel in Rome by private service
  • Departure transfer from the nearest point to the client´s hotel to Venice airport or Venice train station (includes the transport of one piece of luggage per person)
  • Regular excursions (with other passengers) as follows:

a) From Rome:
Vatican Museums (half day max 04 hours) including entrance
to the Vatican Museums with skip the line reservation
Classic Rome (half day max 03 hours)
Imperial Rome (half day max 03 hours) including entrance to the Colosseum with skip the line reservation

b) From Florence:
Visit of Florence by foot (half day max 03 hours) including entrance to the Accademia Gallery
Pisa (half day max 05 hours) DOES NOT include the entrance to the Pending Tower

c) From Venice:
Visit of Venice by foot (half day max 02 hours) Murano, Burano & Torcello (half day max 04 hours)

Rate does not include

  • Flights
  • Tourist TAX
  • Transfers from / to train stations
  • Entrances to the monuments except those indicated as included Personal tips and extras.
  • Porterage
  • Anything else not mentioned in "What´s included"

REGULAR EXCURSIONS:

A) VATICAN MUSEUMS
Included: Multilingual local guide / transport / headphones / entrance to the Vatican Museums with reservation
Not included: meals / other entrances to monuments / anything that is not mentioned in the prices includes.
We will send a communication directly to the client´s hotel with the final information / schedules ONE DAY BEFORE THE EXCURSION
The excursion does not provide a drop off at the hotel, but to the closest point to the clients´ hotel.

B) CLASSIC ROME
Included: Multilingual local guide / transport
Not included: meals / tickets to monuments / anything that is not mentioned in the prices includes.
We will send a communication directly to the client´s hotel with the final information / schedules ONE DAY BEFORE THE EXCURSION.
The excursion does not provide a drop off at the hotel, but to the closest point to the clients´ hotel.

C) IMPERIAL ROME & COLOSSEUM  
Included: Multilingual local guide / transport / headphones / entrance to the Colosseum with reservation
Not included: meals / other entrances to monuments / anything that is not mentioned in the prices includes.
We will send a communication directly to the client´s hotel with the final information / schedules ONE DAY BEFORE THE EXCURSION
The excursion does not provide a drop off at the hotel, but to the closest point to the clients´ hotel.

D) FLORENCE WALKING TOUR  
Included: Multilingual local guide / transport to Piazzale Michelangelo / entrance to Accademia Gallery
Not included: meals / other entrances to monuments / anything that is not mentioned in the prices includes.
Clients will have to reach the meeting point on their own.
We will send a communication directly to the client´s hotel with the final information / schedules ONE DAY BEFORE THE EXCURSION

E) PISA  
Included: Multilingual accompanying guide / local guide of multilingual Pisa / transport / entrance to the Cathedral of Pisa
Not included: meals / entrance to the Leaning Tower of Pisa / other entrances to the monuments / anything that is not mentioned in the prices includes
Clients will have to reach the meeting point on their own.
We will send a communication directly to the client´s hotel with the final information / schedules ONE DAY BEFORE THE EXCURSION

F) VENICE WALKING TOUR
Included: Multilingual local guide
Does not include: meals / tickets to monuments / everything that is not mentioned in the prices includes.
Clients will have to reach the meeting point on their own.
We will send a communication directly to the client´s hotel with the final information / schedules ONE DAY BEFORE THE EXCURSION

G) MURANO, BURANO & TORCELLO
Included: Multilingual Assistant / Transportation
Does not include: meals / tickets to monuments / everything that is not mentioned in the prices includes.
Clients will have to reach the meeting point on their own.
We will send a communication directly to the client´s hotel with the final information / schedules ONE DAY BEFORE THE EXCURSION

SELECTED HOTELS

4* HOTELS OR SIMILAR – (CLOSE TO CENTRAL STATIONS)  
Rome: Hotel Atlantico**** or similar
Florence: Hotel Adler**** or similar
Venice: Hotel Amadeus**** or similar

3* HOTELS OR SIMILAR – (CLOSE TO CENTRAL STATIONS)
Rome : Hotel Smooth Termini *** or similar
Florence : Hotel Corona d’Italia*** or similar
Venice : Hotel Spagna*** or similar

 

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3* hotel€1,500.00     Sunday, 25 October 2020
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