Italy By Rail

Alexander + Roberts
4.8 . Excellent
99%
Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
7 days
From: $ 1,699 $ 243 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Sit back and enjoy the beauty of Tuscany… State-of-the-art, high-speed Italo trains promise stress-free travel and more time to enjoy these cities.
  • Our expert guide will whisk you past the ticket lines for faster priority access at select sites and museums including the Roman Colosseum, Sistine Chapel, Uffizi Gallery in Florence and the Doge’s Palace in Venice.
  • Our friendly resident staff will enhance your holiday with their attentive, expert service whenever you need it.
  • With our signature flexibility, you can add extra nights in any city... or even do this trip in reverse!

Short Description

Create your own Italian holiday with our choice of city-center hotels, comfortable first class rail and uniquely flexible sightseeing.

Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Comfort (4*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Rome
End City Venice

Itinerary

Day 1 - Benvenuto a Roma!

Welcome to the Eternal City! Check in to your choice of city-center hotel.

Day 2 - Customize your stay in Rome

Meals: Breakfast

Tailor your vacation to your own interests by choosing any one of these included tours. Visit us online at AlexanderRoberts.com for detailed sightseeing descriptions, classic Rome features and all the city’s best-known sites, including the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.

  • + Imperial Rome showcases ancient Rome, including the Forum and Colosseum.
  • + Vatican Museums including the aweinspiring Sistine Chapel.
  • + Rome by Night reveals all the magic and romance of the Eternal City.

Day 3 - Through the Tuscan countryside!

Meals: Breakfast

A reserved first class seat on the Italo train is a comfortable and efficient way to travel. Delight in the picturesque Tuscan landscapes as you travel to Florence, the city of the Medicis and the Renaissance. Check in to your choice of city-center hotel.

Day 4 - Pursue your own passions.

Meals: Breakfast

Customize your stay in Florence with the included tour of your choice. Detailed sightseeing descriptions are available online:

  • Best of Florence and The Academy shows you the city’s best known landmarks and takes you through the famed Accademia

Museum, home to Michelangelo’s David.

  • Bike Florence is a fun, expertly guided 2-wheeling tour that includes many of the city’s iconic landmarks as well as charming areas off the beaten path.
  • Florence Highlights and the Uffizi begins in the ancient town of Fiesole and continues with a walking tour through the historic heart of Florence. Finish at the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and other masters.
  • Pisa Excursion takes you through the lovely Tuscan countryside to see the Piazza del Duomo and its iconic Leaning Tower.

Day 5 - A scenic rail journey to Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Travel by first class Italo train through the scenic countryside to Venice. Check in to the hotel of your choice.

Day 6 - Tailor your stay in Venice

Delight in the magic of Venice with one of these included tours:

  • Ducal Venice takes you along the city’s most historic streets, through St. Mark’s Square and inside the lavish Ducal Palace.
  • Unusual Venice & Gondola Promenade explores the backstreets between St. Mark’s and the Rialto Bridge and ends with an enchanting Gondola ride.
  • Excursion to the Three Islands visits Murano, Burano and Torcello.
  • Twilight Gondola Serenade takes you on a romantic voyage along the canals of Venice accompanied by music.

Day 7 - Depart Venice

Meals: Breakfast

Your tour ends today. 

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2,366 Alexander + Roberts Travel Reviews & Ratings

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past cultures was outstanding.

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The attention of our guide to our needs and assurance of our visiting all sites - his knowledge of the areas and history and insight into the present and past cultures was outstanding.
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Delighted by the experience.

Superb in both Seba Camp

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The Tour Guides were superb in both Seba Camp (Joseph) and Little Makalolo Camp (Paul). We saw virtually every animal possible in closer proximity than we imagined possible. Accommodations great and food exceptional.
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The places where our tour guide brought us were well chosen

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The places where our tour guide brought us were well chosen

The tour was wonderful

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The tour was wonderful thanks to our great guide Mickey Medzini! Incredible knowledge of this amazing country from both a historic and religious perspective. Every stop was filled with significance and meaning. The hotels, with the exception of the first, were excellent and the food was delicious and varied. Be prepared for a great deal of walking and many steps.
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The smoothness of all aspects of the trip and the guides, staff and food on the Oberoi Philae were exceptional

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Optional Activities

Include Pompeii & Sorrento!

3 days from $999

Our Pre-Trip Extension includes 2 nights hotel accommodation in Sorrento with arrival and departure transfers, daily breakfast, first class rail from Naples to Rome and a privately guided tour of Pompeii

Discover More of Italy!

Design the perfect Italian holiday just for you with our extensive network covering more than 20 of Italy’s most beloved towns and little-known gems all across the country! 

Flight & Transport Inclusions

All internal ground transport

Group Size

Independent

Cancellation policy

Cancel for Any Reason Travel Protection Plan

Applies to China cruises, and all land programs except Cuba, Africa, private train programs, and Custom Travel

Trip Cost and Premium Rates

Up to $1,500 will be $169

$1,501 To $2,500 is $239

$2,501 To $4,000 is $289

$4,001 To $5,500 is $379

Trips Over $5,500 will be of 8% of Trip Cost

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Meals Included

Meals: 6 Breakfasts

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