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Rail Tour of Italy 2017   Rome, Florence, Venice

Visit Italy’s most popular cities at your own convenience, choose your own dates and hotel categories. Flexible add-on vacations and hotel nights

Available all year round –   Start this program on any day you wish!  8 Days 7 Nights from Euro 599

ITINERAY

DAY 1 ROME –rome florence venice
Individual arrival in Rome. Transfer from Rome airport or rail station to your hotel. Rest of the day free, overnight in Rome

DAY 2 ROME – Breakfast at the hotel.  Join today a walking tour of  central Rome including Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Rest of the day free to discover the Eternal City on your own or join one of our optional tours to the Vatican Museum or to the ancient Roman sites or to the Catacombs or possibly an evening tour around the illuminated city with dinner at a typical restaurant. Overnight in Rome

DAY 3 ROME –
Breakfast at hotel and day at leisure. Optional tours in the city or to Naples and Pompeii or to the island of Capri or Orvieto and Asissi  are available or to the Roman countryside can be added. Overnight in Rome.

DAY 4 ROME – FLORENCE
Breakfast at the hotel and independent transfer to Rome rail station where you will board your high speed train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence,
transfer on your own to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, optional afternoon or night sightseeing tours can be added like the guided tour of the famous Uffizi Gallery with some of the most precious art works in the world, wine tasting walking tour or dinner in a Typical restaurant with Chianti wines and Italian – Napoletan music.

DAY 5 FLORENCE
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy an orientation tour of Florence city center including the Duomo, Baptistry, Giotto Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio. Rest of the day at leisure. Optional afternoon or night sightseeing tours are available to Pisa with its Leaning Tower or to the famous Chianti wine growing area with wine tasting; to the beautiful late Medieval city of Siena that includes dinner as well. If you add an extra night to your program in Florence, extra full day tours can be added to San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Portofino and the Ligurian coast, the Carrara Marble quarries with Lucca, etc.

DAY 6 FLORENCE  – VENICE
Breakfast at the hotel and independent transfer to Florence rail station where you will board your high speed train to Venice. Upon arrival in Venice, transfer on your own to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure, or we can add optional afternoon sightseeing tours. You can take a guided inside tour of the famous St Mark Basilica or on a boat tour visit the nearby islands of Murano, Burano and Torello where the original city of Venice originally came to existence.  We can also add an ” Off the Beaten Path” tour which takes you to less known touristic sites in the heart of the city along a labyrinth of little canals.

DAY 7 VENICE –
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy an orientation tour of the Venice city center. Reach the meeting point of the tour 15 minutes prior to the departure
(pick-up from hotel not provided) and enjoy a 2 hours walking tour including Piazza San Marco with its Basilica, Clock Tower and Palazzo Ducale. (from the outside) Rest of the day at leisure for own activities. Optional afternoon / night sightseeing tours or gondola ride are available.

Independent Rail package includes:

  • Arrival airport or railway station transfer in Rome either by private car or minibus
  • Rail ticket Rome – Florence – Venice – 2nd or first class rail ticket with seat reservations. (first class tour with first class, standard 3 star hotel pacakge with regular trian tickets)
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rome with breakfast
  • Half day orientation tour of Rome to see the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon , Navona Square, Spanish steps, etc. with additional tours can be added.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Florence with breakfast
  • Walking tour of Florence.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Venice with breakfast
  • Morning walking tour of Venice center
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

 

Italy Independent Rail program –  PRICES 2017

Per person in Euros ($ rate varies depending on the exchange rate) Low Season
3 Jan -15 Feb/1-20 Mar
5 Nov – 28 Dec 2017
Shoulder Season
16 Feb – 28 Feb 2017
20 July- 25 Aug 2017
High Season
21 Mar- 19 July 2017
26 Aug – 4 Nov 2017
First Class (4star hotels) per person based on double/twin room accommodation 760 884 1159
per person based on Single rooms 1088 1283 1638
per person based on triple rooms  713 822 1059
Standard (3 star hotels) per person based on double rooms  599 698 878
per person based on single accommodation 855 983 1211
per person based on triple accommodation  575 656 789

**Surcharge may apply in Florence and Venice during fair periods. 

Children:  up to age 2 Free (cot supplement to be paid on the spot),
Age 3-6  50% on double room rate provided the child share the room with 2 adult paying people
For travel dates falling in between two season, the package will be quoted separately, please contact our booking dept at italy@italytraveltours.biz

Rates are not valid during main Fair Periods in Florence and Venice.
Any new city tax not included in tour package, payment on the spot to the hotel.

Participating hotels:

4 star First Class

Rome: Hotel UNIVERSO or  Hotel SMART or similar
Florence: Hotel ADRIATICO or Hotel EXECUTIVE or similar
Venice: Hotel CONTINENTAL  or Hotel PRINCIPE or similar

3 star hotels:
Rome: Hotel GIGLIO DELL’ OPERA or  Hotel GALILEO or similar
Florence: Hotel DELLE NAZIONI or Hotel ALINARI or similar
Venice: Hotel CARLTON CAPRI  or Hotel AL SOLE or similar

 

Optional tours :

Optional full day excursion to Capri from Rome: Departures: Daily April 1st to November 15th from the hotels 06.30 Rate: Euro 127,00 per person

Optional full day excursion from Rome to Naples and Pompeii: Departures All year except Dec 25th, Jan 1st from the hotels 06.30 \ 07.10 • from the meeting point at 07.15 Rate: euro 117 per person

 

Additional sightseeing tours and excursions from Rome

Optional afternoon excursion from Florence to Pisa (half day),

Tuscan countryside:  Departures – Monday/Wed/Fri/Sun morning Euro 45 per person

Full day excursion from Florence to Siena and San Gimignano, the medieval town of “Skyscrapers: Cathedral, Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Piazza del Campo, SanGimignano English, Spanish Departures daily Rates Euro 55 per person.

Optional Gondola Serenade: 40 minutes on the Canal Grande and little canals Departures All year round – every day from Santa Maria del Giglio, Htl Gritti every afternoon Rates euro 46 per person

You can add extensions in Rome-Florence-Venice or to any other cities in Italy.