The Best of Italy By Rail


11 Days: Thursday, August 22–Sunday, September 1, 2019

per person double occupancy

*INCLUDES round-trip airfare, fuel surcharge and all air taxes and fees.

THE PERFECT INTRODUCTION TO ITALY! Visit three iconic cities, traveling by convenient and comfortable high-speed trains in premium class and accompanied by a professional Tour Manager. Begin in Rome—“a heady mix of haunting ruins, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s hot-blooded capital is one of the world’s most romantic and inspiring cities.”—Lonely Planet. Here you’ll take a twilight stroll to some of the city’s best-known landmarks and enjoy typical street food and local wine. Travel north by high-speed train to Florence—with more than one million works of Renaissance art, accessible artisan workshops and global fashion—where you’ll see the historic center on a evening walking tour and take an excursion into the heart of Tuscany as you visit Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena. Your second train trip brings you to your hotel on Venice Mestre (the mainland). “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” Truman Capote. With a day at leisure in each city to make your own discoveries, this trip is certainly THE BEST OF ITALY!

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

  • Highlights
    • Air from Boston is included.
    • Premium Class train seating: Frecciarossa high-speed trains, operated by Trenitalia, reach speeds of 250 miles per hour (400 km/h) and offer maximum comfort. Frecciarossa trains are equipped with air conditioning, power outlets at each seat and a cafe car. You will receive a welcome soft-drink or coffee and small snack.
    • Worry-free luggage service: all transfer and transport of your luggage is taken care of for you
    • Professional Tour Manager with you from arrival to departure
  • Includes
    • Round-trip regularly scheduled Alitalia Airlines flights from Boston to Rome and Bologna to Boston, via Rome
    • High-speed train ticket: Rome to Florence, Florence to Venice in Premium class
    • Nine nights' four-star accommodations
    • Sixteen meals: nine American buffet breakfasts, two lunches, five dinners; drinks at meals
    • Escorted, private round-trip airport/hotel/train station transfers by De Luxe Minivan or Coach
    • Worry-free luggage service (1 piece per passenger) during all transfers
    • Professional English speaking Tour Manager for the entire duration of the tour
    • Admission fees: Vatican Museums and Colosseum in Rome
    • Three days local train tickets from Venice Mestre to Venice Island
    • Hotel city taxes
    • Free WIFI HOT SPOT device
  • Accommodations
    • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
    • DAYS 2–4 Bettoja Hotels: Mediterraneo, Rome
    • DAYS 5–7 Una Vittoria, Florence
    • DAYS 8–10 Plaza, Venice Mestre
    • DAY 11 Return flight to Boston

      or similar hotel accommodations
  • Features

    Rome: “Best of Rome” guided walking tour at twilight with street food and wine; Skip the Line: Vatican Museums guided tour including the Sistine Chapel; Colosseum and Ancient Rome guided tour experience in virtual reality; day at leisure. Florence: guided panoramic and walking tour with special Bistecca dinner; full-day excursion to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti with lunch and wine tasting; day at leisure. Venice: “Food and Wine” guided walking tour; excursion to lagoon islands of Murano and Burano; day at leisure.

  • Route Map

    Rome, Florence, and Venice Tour Route Map

    Rome, Florence, and Venice Tour Route Map

  • Weather

    Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Rome, Italy

    Average min and max temperatures in Rome, Italy

    (clicking on image will send you to the weather data website)

  • Pricing and Deposit

    Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $600.

Last updated 8/9/2019 1:33:34 PM

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