What better way to get around the beautiful Italian landscape than by train …in 1st class ?

Escorted tour 

Groups of maximum  24 participants 

 

INCLUSIONS

  • 10 nights in centrally located 4* hotels (2 nights in Venice, 3 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Sorrento and 2 nights in Rome)
  • 10 daily buffet breakfasts
  • High-speed train tickets in first class: Venice – Florence / Florence – Rome / Rome – Naples / Naples – Rome
  • Baggage service (1 piece per passenger)
  • Professional English & French speaking Tour director  for the entire duration of the tour •
  • Transfer from Naples to Sorrento Coast and back
  • Excursion to Pompeii excavations

 

Not Included: Flights – optional excursions – city tax (paid locally at hotel) – beverages at meals – gratuities – travel insurance – anything else not mentioned in Inclusions

 

 

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR
Venice Continental 4*
Florence Ambasciatori 4*
Sorrento G.H. Vesuvio 4*
Rome The Guardian 4*

 

PROMO – May 8th arrival –  NEW PRICE $2600/person
+ BONUS one extra night in Rome or one excursion ! 

 

PRICES IN $CAD, PER PERSON, STARTING FROM, IN DOUBLE OCCUPANCY – LAND PORTION 2022

Dates Double Occupancy Supp. Single Occupancy
May 08, 22 3100  (see promo )  +1395
June 05, 26 3100 +1395
July 10, 24 2835 +1390
August 14, 28 2719 +1200
September 04, 11, 18, 25 3100 +1395
October 02, 09 3100 +1395

*Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.

 

Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease anytime. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment.  

ITALY GUARANTEED TOUR (by train) 
11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS (bilingual guide) 

ITINERARY

1

DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN VENICE

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace.  Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Accommodation: Venice – Continental Hotel 4* or similar for 2 nights

2

DAY 2 VENICE

Enjoy time at leisure.
Optional Excursions: Venetian Aperitif Walking Tour
Get ready to lose yourself in unexpected delights and the real side of Venice, with a guided tour of Venice while tasting its traditional “cichetti” (snacks) and wine. 35 €/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Continue the magical atmosphere of the city with an optional ride on the most famous Venetian boat: The Gondola (+$).
Overnight at your hotel. (B)

3

DAY 3 VENICE – FLORENCE

In the morning, free time to discover the city at your leisure.  In the early afternoon, board the high-speed train to Florence (approx. 2h). Arriving at your destination accompanied with our Tour Manager, you will take a short walk to the hotel and find your luggage already delivered to your room. Enjoy some time at leisure.
Optional Excursion in Venice: Morning Island Hoppingtake a tour of the Venetian lagoon Islands, disembarking on Murano and Burano. 35 €/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Optional Excursion in Florence: The Uffizi Gallery Tour – During this guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery you will get up close to some of the most famous art masterpieces of the whole world, with its outstanding collections of ancient sculptures and paintings (from the Middle Ages to the Modern period). The collections of paintings from the 14th-century and Renaissance period include some absolute masterpieces: Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Tiziano, Piero della Francesca, Filippo Lippi and many others. 59€/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Accommodation: Florence – Ambasciatori Hotel 4* or similar for 3 nights

4

DAY 4 FLORENCE

After breakfast enjoy time at leisure to explore the city.
Optional Excursion: Typical Chianti Villages & San Gimignano – A journey into the heart of the Chianti region along the famous Chiantigiana Road and through a classic Tuscan landscape. We will head to the Medieval village of San Gimignano (UNESCO World Heritage Site), famous for its 13 medieval towers which dominate the skyline. While visiting this fascinating village you will enjoy a first wine tasting. Next, we will drive along Tuscany’s most beautiful country roads towards the second stage of the itinerary: Greve in Chianti. We will stop in a local winery for a second wine tasting and a traditional light lunch with typical products. Along the way, we will be stopping in other picturesque villages (the itinerary is subject to changes due to the availability of the wineries). 134€/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Overnight at your hotel. (B)

5

DAY 5 FLORENCE

After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure.
Optional Excursion: The David & Accademia Gallery Tour – Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Accademia Gallery in Florence with our guided tour.  See the Hall of the Colossus, the Hall of the Prisoners, the statue of St. Matthew & the Palestrina Pietà, and of course, Michelangelo’s David in all its majestic glory. 44€/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Optional Excursion: Pisa & Cinque Terre in One Day by Train – You will get to experience the true meaning of beauty and get to explore the rich cultural heritage of the people in one day, departing comfortably by train. In Pisa you will arrive with your tour leader in the main square of the city, Piazza dei Miracoli, which houses the Baptistery, and the Monumental Cemetery. You will get to admire these monuments from outside and spend time taking pictures at the famous Leaning Tower. After that, you will take the train to Cinque Terre. You will reach Monterosso, a charming town which is the only one of the Cinque Terre with a sandy beach. Here you will have some free time to spend at your leisure. After that, you will get onboard a ferry board that will take you to discover the amazing Cinque Terre coastline. The last stop will be Manarola, where you will spend some time before leaving to take the train and return to Florence. 80€/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Overnight at your hotel. (B)

6

DAY 6 FLORENCE – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO

You’ll start your journey early in the morning and board your high-speed train to Naples. After a 2.5h ride, you’ll reach Naples and then transfer to Sorrento, stopping also at the excavations of Pompeii to visit the dramatic history of the once Roman city destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD.  After the fully guided tour, board the coach and proceed to Sorrento to check-in and where you’ll find your luggage already in your room at the hotel.  Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Accommodation: Sorrento – G.H. Vesuvio Hotel 4* or similar for 3 nights

7

DAY 7 SORRENTO

After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure.
Optional Excursion: Minicruise of Capri & Anacapri Pick up from a dedicated meeting point in Sorrento and transfer to the port. Board a speed motorboat and enjoy a scenic ride along the Coastline. Arriving in Marina Grande, by minibus you will start the tour reaching the upper part of the island, the little town of Anacpriyour. After the guided walking tour spend some free time exploring the surroundings. Meet your guide and go to Capri Island center by bus. Walk along the narrow streets around the famous square, “La Piazzetta”, reach the south of the island from where you can take stunning pictures of the Faraglioni Rocks and don’t miss the opportunity to visit the wonderful “Augustus Gardens”.  Meet your guide in Marina Grande and enjoy a boat ride around the island to admire its splendid caves. 89€/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Overnight at your hotel. (B)

8

DAY 8 SORRENTO

After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure.
Optional Excursion (+$): Full day drive and tour down the Amalfi Coast – Leave from Sorrento, following the famed highway SS 163 down the coast to Ravello. Along the way, you stop in Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello to stroll the picturesque lanes of these village centers. Stops will be made at the most scenic spots along the road to give you a chance to snap pictures. You can also stop for lunch at a local restaurant during your day trip.
Average duration: 7-8hs. 75€/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Overnight at your hotel. (B)

9

DAY 9 SORRENTO – NAPOLI – ROME

After breakfast depart by private transfer to reach Naples where you will board the high-speed train to Rome. Plenty of time at your leisure to explore the Eternal City, and with your Tour Manager reach the hotel where your luggage will await you. Overnight at your hotel. (B)
Accommodation: Rome – The Guardian Hotel 4* or similar for 2 nights

10

DAY 10 ROME

After breakfast free time at your leisure for the day.
Optional Excursion: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Guided Tour – Visit one of the most important museums in the world with a professional guide and benefit from skip-the-line entrance. Learn about all the great personalities and the stories behind the Masterpieces collected by the popes. Lose yourself in the Pinecone Courtyard, the Hall of Maps, the Gallery of Tapestries, and the Gallery of Candelabra. Visit the incredible Sistine Chapel and marvel at the beauty of Michelangelo’s frescoes: The Last Judgement and The Creation of Adam among others. 59€/person, payable to the Tour Manager
Overnight at your hotel. (B)

11

DAY 11 ROME

After breakfast, head to the airport for your return flight home. (B)