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Italian Dream Rail Journey

Italian Dream Rail Journey

12 Days/11 Nights From
AU$4,207 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    RailRail
  • Tour Code
    MGI-19-6109
12 Days/11 Nights From
AU$4,207 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    RailRail
  • Tour Code
    MGI-19-6109
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 11-night accommodationCruiseCruise Capri Island cruise with outside Blue Grotto stopInclusionInclusion High-speed train tickets in standard class InclusionInclusion English-speaking tour guideMealsMeals Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 4 dinnersTourTour Guided tours of Venice, Florence, Rome & Pompeii

Summary

Take in the breathtaking scenery of Italy from north to south during this epic, 12-day rail journey. Marvel at the ever-changing landscape from your window as traverses from Venice to Rome. Your journey starts in Venice, one of Italy’s most celebrated cities. Enjoy a walking food tour then discover the city on your own. Visit the iconic landmarks such as the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Square. From Venice, board a high-speed train to Florence. Known as the birthplace of Renaissance, explore the city’s most renowned attractions such as the Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery. You also have time to explore other cities in Tuscany including Pisan, San Gimignano, Siena and the wine region of Chianti. From Florence, continue to central Italy until you reach the Eternal City. Discover Rome’s ancient landmarks such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Venture outside Rome with a side trip to the town of Frascati. From Rome, board the train to Naples then transfer to Pompeii, an ancient city known for its excavations. You will stay in the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento. Explore the charm of southern Italy further with a cruise of Capri Island or explore the famous Amalfi Coast on your own.

Departure Dates

  • May 6, 12, 19, 26
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • August 4, 11, 18, 25
  • September 1, 8, 15, 29

Highlights

  • 12-day rail package Venice – Florence – Rome – Sorrento - Rome
  • Guided tours in Venice, Florence, Rome & Pompeii
  • Capri Island cruise with outside Blue Grotto stop
  • 4 days at leisure for personal activities

Itinerary

Day 1, Venice
Upon your arrival, meet and greet your Tour Director and porter and transfer to the hotel in Venice, where your luggage will await you. Enjoy time at leisure or join a guided walking tour into the secrets of Venice and the Venetian cuisine in a “Cicchetti” Tour. Afterwards, you will enjoy the magical atmosphere of Venice with an optional ride on the most famous Venetian boat, the gondola. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2, Venice – Florence
In the morning, you will have some free time to discover the city or take an optional tour of the Venetian Islands: Murano and Burano.

Early in the afternoon, you’ll board a high-speed train to Florence (approximately 2 hours). At arrival, you will take a short walk to the hotel and find your luggage there. Enjoy time at leisure or join one of our optional activities like the walking tour of the Best of Florence, exploring the beauties of the City by night. Visit Piazzale Michelangelo with its amazing view over the city. Followed by the city’s Roman origins to a 15th century palace, the Ponte Vecchio, the famous Uffizi courtyard, the amazing Brunelleschi’s Dome which overlooks the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise”. Afterwards, you will appreciate the exclusive dinner in the heart of Florence and a typical Florentine-style T-bone steak (optional, not included in the package). Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3, Florence – Pisa – San Gimignano – Siena – Chianti
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour to discover the beauty of Tuscany and its enchanting medieval towns. Reach Pisa and visit its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Lunch in a wine bar or restaurant and enjoy a wine tasting of renowned local wines as well as a traditional Tuscan dish. After lunch, the wonders continue with a visit to San Gimignano, the splendid medieval town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the panoramic roads of the Chianti region, you will get to Siena, the city of the Palio Horse Race. Overnight at your hotel in Florence.

Day 4, Florence
Enjoy this entire day at leisure or choose from optional tours such as exploring the treasures of the city like the Accademia Gallery and its David, or the Uffizi and its masterpieces. You might take a day tour to Cinque Terre or experience the Tuscan Countryside on a Vespa tour or Horse-back riding. Overnight at your hotel in Florence.

Day 5, Florence – Rome
In the morning, board a high-speed train to Rome (approximately 1 h 30). Just after your arrival, you will take a panoramic tour of the Colosseum and the Forum from the outside and go on a walking tour of the Baroque Rome: including the treasures of the amazing Trevi fountain as well as the Pantheon, a unique jewel of architecture. After a quick break to rest you will skip-the-line to get in the Vatican Museums.

Overnight at your hotel in Rome and find the luggage directly delivered from Florence.

Day 6, Rome
Entire day at your leisure or choose from optional tours such as Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour or Borghese Gallery tour, if you prefer to learn more about local art and history, or maybe you could enjoy a fun pizza making cooking class to learn the secrets of the most famous Italian dish. At the end of the day, if you’d like, you might treat yourself with an optional gourmet dinner paired with wines.

Day 7, Rome – Frascati
Spend the morning at your leisure, then this afternoon board a regional train that will lead you to the exquisite town of Frascati. This city offers a special dinner “fraschetta” which is uniquely Italian. After dinner, board the train for your journey back to your hotel in Rome.

Day 8, Rome – Naples – Pompeii – Sorrento
You’ll start your journey early in the morning, once you’ve boarded your high-speed train to Naples. After the 1-hour ride, transfer to Sorrento or join an optional tour of the excavations of Pompeii and get touched by the dramatic story of the Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. After the guided tour, you’ll proceed to Sorrento where you’ll find your luggage. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9, Sorrento – Capri – Sorrento
After breakfast, transfer to the harbour of Sorrento and reach the enchanting Isle of Capri.
Once you have arrived at the port of Marina Grande you’ll take the trip around the island and if the sea and weather permit, also the famous Blue Grotto (visit inside not included). Afterwards, enjoy some free time before returning to Sorrento.

Day 10, Sorrento
Day at leisure, pre-book a day excursion to Positano or explore the Amalfi Coast on you own.

Day 11, Sorrento – Naples – Rome
Breakfast by private transfer you’ll reach Naples to board your high-speed train to Rome. On arrival you will have the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 12, Departure
Transfer to Fiumicino Airport for your onward journey.

Inclusions

  • 11-night accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
  • High-speed train ticket in standard class (upgrade available)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Guided tours of Venice, Florence, Rome & Pompeii

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