Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, La Spezia, Cinque Terre, Milan, Lake Como, Bellagio, Venice
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Travel around Italy on this 11 day independent rail package from Rome to Venice
Transfer from Rome airport or rail station to your hotel. Overnight in Rome.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, discover Imperial Rome on a group tour (monolingual English) including the Forum and the magnificent Colosseum. The rest of the day is free to explore the city. Overnight in Rome.
A full day excursion to visit the city of Naples and the famous archaeological site of Pompeii at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Departing by coach from Rome, we will pass through the charming city of Naples and will continue to Pompeii, for a guided visit to understand how Romans used to live. After the tour, return to Rome by coach. Overnight in Rome.
Breakfast at the hotel and independent transfer to the 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 / night sightseeing tours are available. Overnight in Florence.
Breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour heading to the Chianti area and visiting Monteriggioni, with its still intact medieval walls. Our day tour continues to Siena, where you will discover the suggestive Piazza del Campo, Piazza Duomo, the Cathedral, Palazzo Pubblico and the famous Torre del Mangia. After Siena, the tour will head to the walled town of San Gimignano, with its famous medieval towers. The tour will continue with a visit to Chianti area and a wine tasting experience of the Chianti red wine. Return to Florence in the evening and overnight stay at the hotel. Overnight in Florence.
Travel by train to La Spezia on the Ligurian coast. Free afternoon to explore the city or the near town of Portovenere or the nearby Cinque Terre. Overnight in La Spezia.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have the chance to visit the villages and coastline of Le Cinque Terre with your “Cinque Terre Card & Train” that allows you to hop between the villages and access to the walking paths that hug the coast. Return to the hotel in La Spezia in the evening and overnight stay. Overnight in La Spezia.
Train from La Spezia to Milan. After arrival, free afternoon to visit the city at your own pace and enjoy the City of Fashion and Arts. Optional sightseeing tours are also available to discover the Last Supper of Leonardo Da Vinci, the famous Gothic Cathedral, La Scala Opera House or the other hidden treasures of Milan. Overnight in Milan.
Discover Lake Como in Italy’s beautiful Lake District, just a short distance from Milan. Nestled between the huge snowcapped Alps that rise from its shores, is the fashionable lakeside town of Como. Visit of Como’s historic centre and its historical attractions and enjoy some free time to get to know the town and shop in the many local boutiques. Following this, you will take a panoramic cruise on Lake Como to the enchanting village of Bellagio. Admire the lakeside villas and keep an eye out for Villa d’Este at Cernobbio, a luxurious hotel set in tropical gardens. Docking at the town of Bellagio, one of the most famous towns on the lake, you can follow the steep alleys running up from the lake and stop for a coffee or gelato at one of the lively cafes housed in grand historic buildings. Spend some time at leisure here before taking a cruise to Cadenabbia and back to your coach for the return journey to Milan. Overnight in Milan.
Breakfast at the hotel. Take the high-speed train again as you traverse the country across to the east coast and the iconic Venice. Rest of the day at leisure. Soak up the hustle and bustle of St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal or escape to the more tranquil side streets and small canals that criss–cross the city. Overnight in Venice.
Breakfast and check-out of the hotel. End of our services.
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3 Nights accommodation in Rome
2 Nights accommodation in Florence
2 Nights accommodation in La Spezia
2 Nights accommodation in Milan
1 Night accommodation in Venice
Touring with multilingual speaking guide
Tours as per itinerary
10 Breakfasts, 2 Light Lunchs
Arrival transfer in Rome by private Car / Minibus (from Airport or Railway Station)
2nd Class train tickets on high speed train with seat reservation
Optional tours: (to be booked and paid for locally)
Optional upgrade to 1st class train ticket – $118 AUD per person. Available to select at time of booking.
Skip the line Imperial Rome (Colosseum & Roman Forum) Group guided tour (3hrs)
Full Day Tour (by coach) to Naples and Pompeii (it includes a light lunch and a guided tour of Pompeii)
48hrs Cinque Terre Card to travel among Le Cinque Terre villages by train and to access all the paths of Le Cinque Terre National Park (Day 6 and 7)
Full Day Tour (by coach) to Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti Area (wine tasting included)
Full Day Tour (about 9hrs) to Como, Lake Como and Bellagio
Transfers from/to the rail stations
Tourist city, to be paid on the spot
Lunches and dinners
Extras, tips, porterage service
Optional tours and experiences
Passport and visa fees
Any items of a personal nature