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ITALY RAIL TOUR

italy rail tour

Rail Tour of Italy 2016   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! 

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. Walk to the departure point and join an orientation 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, optional afternoon / night sightseeing tours are available. 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 class rail ticket with mandatory seat reservation)* upgrade to first class train ticket: euro 44
  • 3 nights accommodation in Rome with breakfast
  • Half day orientation tour of Rome to see the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon , Navona Square, Travi Fountian, 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

Optional tours :

Optional full day excursion to Capri from Rome: Marina Grande, Anacapri, Capri, (Blue Grotto optional e 23,00 pp on the spot) 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: Naples panoramic bus, Pompeii, ruins – 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, Piazza dei Miracoli, Cathedral, Piazza dei Cavalieri  Departures – Monday/Wed/Fri/Sun morning Euro 45 per person - no admission fee included – payable locally Full day excursion from Florence to Siena and San Gimignano, the medieval town of “Skyscrapers: Cathedral, Museo dell’Opera Metropolitana, Piazza del Campo, SanGimignano Granted languages: 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 Boats standing Santa Maria del Giglio, Htl Gritti every afternoon Rates euro 46 per person

Italy Independent Rail program -  PRICES 2016

Per person in Euros ($ rate varies depending on the exchange rate) Low Season
3-28 Jan/ 10Feb-20 Mar
/3 Nov-28 Dec 2016
High Season
21 Mar – 30 June/
29 Aug -02 Nov 2016
Season 29 Jan – 9 Feb/1 July – 29 Aug 2016
First Class (4star hotels) per person based on double/twin room accommodation 760 1183 869
per person based on Single rooms 1096 1679 1300
per person based on triple rooms  721 1057 800
Standard (3 star hotels) per person based on double rooms  600 888 696
per person based on single accommodation 869 1210 1000
per person based on triple accommodation  572 799 653

**Surcharge may apply in Florence and Venice during fair periods. Supplement for first class train is euro 44

Participating hotels

4 star First Class
in Rome: Hotel Ariston or Hotel Smart or similar, in Florence: Hotel Diplomat or G.H. Cavour or similar, in Venice: Hotel Continental or Principe or similar
3 star Standard category: in Rome Giglio dell’ Opera, Galileo or similar, in Florence: Delle Nazioni, Vasari mor similar, in Venice: Carlton Capri or Al Sole

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