Country
Italy
Duration
11 Days/10 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours
 

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

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 continental 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
Return transfer from Naples to Sorrento Coast
Welcome walking tour in Venice and Florence
Guided visit of the Pompeii excavations

Panoramic & Walking tour of Baroque Rome

Exclusions

Flights – Optional excursions – City tax (paid locally at hotel) – Meals and beverages unless otherwise indicates in the itinerary – Gratuities – Travel insurance – Any other items not mentioned in Inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

Groups may be composed of both English and French passengers

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DAY 1 ARRIVAL IN VENICE - WALKING TOUR OF VENICE

Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel (not included) and check in.
In the afternoon, head out on a walking tour to discover Venice. Combining must-see sites and hidden corners, your guide takes you to the heart of the city in just two hours, giving you a broad overview of the history, culture, and character of the Floating City.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Venice for 2 nights

Optional Excursions : GONDOLA RIDE (30 euros per person): At the conclusion of your tour, your local insider will leave you in the expert hands of a professional gondolier. Climb onboard a traditional Venice gondola for a half-hour excursion through the city’s canals. Sit back and enjoy exploring the city as it was meant to be seen – from the water! This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy Venice at its best.

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DAY 2 VENICE

Enjoy time at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : MURANO AND BURANO (40 euros per person): Depart and explore the lagoon with an expert Venetian guide aboard a comfortable private boat.
Sail through the islands of Lido, Certosa, Le Vignole and Sant Erasmus, stopping in Murano. This Island is famous for the glass blowing which has been based here since the XII Century, visit a famous glass factory to admire Art in performance. Free time for shopping then continues for a short walk to see the VII Century Cathedral of Saints Maria e Donato. Enter the Church which preserves original mosaics a rare sample of Romanic architecture. Board the boat and sail across the lagoon the prettiest Island of Burano, a fisherman heritage and famous for the beautiful lace and lots of lovely restaurants and cafes. Stroll through the pretty streets with colourful houses, free time for shopping or a quick lunch and enjoy a toast with the captain on the way back with a glass of Venetian wine. Afternoon at leisure.

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DAY 3 VENICE – FLORENCE - FLORENCE WALKING TOUR

Morning departure by the high-speed train to Florence, journey times less than 2 hours. Arriving at your destination with our Tour Manager and take a short walk to the hotel, totally hands free, as you will find your luggage already delivered to your room. Enjoy some time at leisure.
n Florence enjoy the Best of Florence one of our optional tours. A walking tour to explore the city by night. Beginning at Piazzale Michelangelo with its amazing views over the city, followed by, the city’s Roman origins a 15th century palace, the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the famous Uffizi Gallery courtyard then on to the amazing Brunelleschi’s Dome which overlooks the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise”.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Florence for 3 nights

Optional Excursions : BISTECCA DINNER (50 euros per person): Afterward relax and enjoy an exclusive and traditional dinner in the heart of Florence with a typical Florentine-style T-bone steak.

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DAY 4 FLORENCE

After breakfast enjoy time at leisure to explore the city.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : PISA, SAN GIMIGNANO, SIENA AND CHIANTI (150 euros per person): After breakfast, embark on our Tuscan adventure! Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena with Chiantiside tour with lunch and wine tasting, a fully guided excursion to discover the beauty of Tuscany and visit its enchanting medieval towns. Stop first at Pisa and visit its stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, to admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower, lunch with some wine tasting to sample renowned local wines to accompany traditional Tuscan dishes. After lunch, the wonderful scenery continues to San Gimignano, the splendid Medieval town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Driving along the panoramic routes of the Chianti region, to Siena, the city of the Palio Horse Race.

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DAY 5 FLORENCE

After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure or suggested – one of the optional tours to make the most of your visit such as: exploring the treasures of the city like a tour of the Accademia Gallery and its David Statue, or the Uffizi Gallery and its masterpieces. Alternatively, you might take a day tour to beautiful land of Cinque Terre or experience the Tuscan Countryside on a Vespa tour.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions :

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DAY 6 FLORENCE – NAPLES – POMPEII – SORRENTO

Depart early morning and board the high-speed train to Naples. In approximately 3 hours ride, you’ll reach Naples and transfer to Sorrento by coach. Stopping no less at the Pompeii excavations, visit the dramatic history of a once Roman city destroyed and buried by lava after the the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Enjoy a fully guided tour of this famous site then proceed to Sorrento to check-in and of course where you’ll find your luggage already in your room at the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Sorrento for 3 nights

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DAY 7 SORRENTO

After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : CAPRI (120 euros per person): After breakfast enjoy a full day excursion to Capri. Transfer to the harbour of Sorrento and reach the enchanting Isle of Capri, favorite vacation spot of the Emperor Tiberius. Upon arrival at the port of Marina Grande begin your trip around the Island seeing: the “Scugnizzo” Welcoming Statue, Tiberius’ leap, the Coral Grotto, White Grotto, Natural arch, Villa Malaparte, Faraglioni, the Bay of Marina Piccola, Siren’s rock, Green Grotto, Punta Carena lighthouse, and if sea and weather conditions permit, also the famous Blue Grotto (the visit inside the sea cave by row boat is not included in the price of the trip, and must be purchased separately at the entrance to the Blue Grotto). After returning to Marina Grande a minibus will take you up to reach the glamorous La Piazzetta to enjoy the elegant atmosphere and you’ll have time to delve into the Island on your own. Return to Sorrento where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the unique Limoncello, the zesty liquor made from the fragrant lemons of Sorrentine Area.

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DAY 8 SORRENTO

After breakfast, enjoy time at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : AMALFI COAST CRUISE (80 euros per person): Today enjoy a Full day cruise and tour down the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento. Enjoy a scenic ride along the coastline and spend some free time exploring the Ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi and Positano, the pearl of the Coast. Pick-up from the hotel to Sorrento in the morning and transfer to the Port of Sorrento, meeting with the skipper to go. Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Free time to visit the famous boutiques or having lunch near Marina Grande. Departure to Amalfi in the early afternoon. Return to Sorrento in the late afternoon.

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DAY 9 SORRENTO - NAPLES - ROME - PANORAMIC AND WALKING TOUR OF BAROQUE ROME

After Breakfast depart by private transfer to reach Naples where you will board the high-speed train to Rome. Upon arrival, enjoy a panoramic tour and admire the Colosseum and Roman Forum from the outside. Continue with a walking tour of Baroque Rome, where you’ll see the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Rome for 2 nights

Optional Excursions : VATICAN MUSEUM AND SISTINE CHAPEL (60 euros per person): Skip the line at the Vatican Museums and visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Head back to your hotel, where your bags will be waiting for you.

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DAY 10 ROME

After breakfast free time at your leisure for the day.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : FAREWELL DINNER (50 euros per person): Late in the afternoon enjoy our Frascati tour with special dinner. Board a regional train journey about 30 minutes to the exquisite town of Frascati. Set in the Castelli Romani area, Frascati has been chosen through the Centuries by Popes and the aristocratic families for their summer residences. Frascati will give you a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the Eternal City as a special souvenir and a special dinner in a typical “Fraschetta”. The fraschetta in Frascati is uniquely Italian, and something you should try at least once in your life: drinking wine and eating local food amidst a warm and friendly atmosphere. After dinner, board on your train back to your hotel in Rome.

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DAY 11 ROME

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

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Venice – Continental 4*
Florence – Ambasciatori 4*
Sorrento – G.H. Vesuvio 4*
Rome – The Guardian 4*

Rates in $CA, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2023 Double Occupancy
Single Occupancy
 
May 7, 21 3520 4759
June 4, 25 3450 4689
July 9, 23 3165 4405
August 13, 27 2990 4229
September 3, 10, 17, 24 3520 4759
October 1, 8 3520 4759

**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