Italian Art Capitals from Rome to Venice by Rail Multi City Vacation

MULTI-CITY VACATION - Departs daily - 8-day/7-night package visiting Rome, Florence & Venice. Includes accommodation with breakfast daily, 3 arrival transfers, a half-day city tour in each city, and 2nd class tickets for a train from Rome to Florence and from Florence to Venice.

Includes

  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Daily continental or buffet breakfast
  • Train tickets per itinerary

Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary

Day

1

Rome – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a free day in the "Eternal City."

Day

2

Explore Rome

This morning, enjoy a small group walking tour of Ancient Rome. Take advantage of the skip the line entrance ticket to the Colosseum, one of Ancient Rome's most vital social centers. Once inside, an expert guide will talk you through the bloody past of the amphitheater as you listen to tales of gladiators, mock sea-battles and executions. Proceed to the Palatine Hill, the most famous of the Seven Hills of Rome. The place where the emperors used to live, you will enjoy a stunning view of the Roman Forum and Circus Maximus. Strolling among these ancient ruins, you will feel like you've been transported to another world. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, consider joining a stroll around the Trastevere neighborhood followed by dinner. (B)

Day

3

Rome at Leisure

Enjoy a full day at leisure in Rome. Take advantage of shopping, dining, or join an optional sightseeing tour to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast. (B)

Day

4

Rome – Florence

After breakfast, make your own way to the train station to board your train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure in this Renaissance jewel. (B)

Day

5

Explore Florence

Today, join a walking tour to explore the historic and architectural wonders of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. The afternoon is at leisure or consider joining an optional tour of the Uffizi Gallery. (B)

Day

6

Florence – Venice

After breakfast, make your own way to the train station to board your train to Venice. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure in the "Floating City". (B)

Day

7

Explore Venice

This morning, join your small-group walking tour of Venice. First, delight in the palatial architecture of St. Mark’s Square, and enter the magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica to admire its famous mosaics. Then seek out the Floating City’s most sought after sights on foot, including iconic landmarks the Rialto Bridge and the House of Marco Polo. Get a taste of local life at the Rialto Fish Market and explore historic neighborhoods like Cannaregio. End the tour by soaking up the scenery on a memorable gondola ride. The afternoon is at leisure or consider joining a tour to Murano, Burano, and Torcello. (B)

Day

8

Venice – Return

Make your own way to the Venice airport for your return flight home. (B)