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Rome, Florence & Cinque Terre by Rail

4.5
(6 Reviews)
From $1,747 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Florence, Chianti, Monterosso

    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish
    Type: Package, Self Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Travel around Italy on this 8 day independent rail package from Rome to Monterosso, Cinque Terre

  • 7 nights accommodation in 3-star or 4-star hotels
  • 2nd class high speed train tickets
  • Hop-on hop-off ticket in Rome
  • Visit the beautiful Chianti area and enjoy wine tasting from the region
  • Explore the spectacular villages of the Cinque Terre
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

Arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport. Transfer to the hotel by a private car to your hotel accommodation. Day is at leisure to discover the city at your own pace. Overnight in Rome.

Breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy the city with the hop on hop off open bus tour (ticket included), which can also be used for getting around the city. Suggest a visit to the Colosseum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon. Overnight in Rome.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel and day at leisure to discover Rome. We recommend a visit to the Vatican Museums to admire Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel and other masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. Overnight in Rome.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, make your own way to Rome Termini station to board the high-speed train to Florence; the journey takes about 1h 30’. After arriving, make your own way to your hotel. Free time to discover the city at your own leisure. Suggest a visit to Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, and the Ponte Vecchio. Overnight in Florence.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will have the chance to discover the famous Chianti area and its rolling hills with a half day tour from Florence. This tour will allow you to get away from the noise and crowds of the city and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the world-famous Tuscan countryside. Your journey through the Chianti wine region begins with a visit to a beautiful family-run estate, whose belief is that making beautiful wine is an art. You will see and have the opportunity to walk around the small vineyards on the hills above Greve in Chianti, where the family produces their fine Chianti wines, and explore the cellars while learning about the wine making and aging process. You will not be able to leave before having tasted Chianti wine accompanied by local products. Return to Florence for overnight.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, make your own way to the train station. Board the regional train to Monterosso with a change in Pisa or La Spezia. The journey takes about 3h. Monterosso is the starting city to explore the famous Cinque Terre, the stretch of coast with 5 fishing villages perched over the sea: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Upon arrival, make your own way to your hotel. The two-day Cinque Terre Train Card is included, which allows access to the National Park area and the use of regional trains that connect the villages and of local buses. Overnight in Monterosso.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel, then free day to continue the visit of the Cinque Terre. Overnight in Monterosso.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before checking out. End of our services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

3 nights accommodation in Rome

2 nights accommodation in Florence

2 nights accommodation in Monterosso al Mare

Touring with Multilingual speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

7 Breakfasts

Arrival private transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Hotel in Rome city centre (transfer in only)

2nd class high speed train ticket from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella station

2nd class regional train ticket (without seat reservation) from Firenze Santa Maria Novella station to Monterosso with change in La Spezia or Pisa

2023 Departures:
Optional tours: (to be booked and paid for locally)

  • Day 1:
    • Cooking class (small group)
  • Day 2:
    • Guided tour of the Colosseum & the Roman Forum (small group)
    • Rome Catacombs (small group)
  • Day 3:
    • Guided tour of the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel (small group)
    • Guided Tour with E-bike (small group)
  • Day 4:
    • Florence Walking tour (regular or private)
    • Guided tour of the Accademia Gallery (small group)
    • Uffizi group tour (small group)
  • Day 7:
    • Wine tasting in Manarola or Monterosso (regular)
    • Pesto experience in Manarola (small group)

Optional upgrade to 1st class train ticket – $46 AUD per person. Available to select at time of booking.

2024 Departures:
Optional upgrade to 1st class train ticket – $55 AUD per person. Available to select at time of booking.

24hr Hop-on Hop-off daily ticket in Rome including audio guide with commentary in English

48h Cinque Terre Train Card

Transfers to and from train stations. Note: hotels will be located within walking distance from stations.

Entrance tickets to monuments and/or museums

Tourist/city taxes that may apply. These will need to be paid locally

Any beverages or meals not listed in itinerary

Extras, tips, porterage service

Optional tours and experiences

Passport and visa fees

Any items of a personal nature

Pricing & Availability

Filter Dates
2024
2025
Departing Ending

All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

Kennedy Hotel Rome
Via Filippo Turati, 64, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Tel: +39 06 446 5373
Rating
3.5
Kennedy Hotel Rome
Hotel Corona D'Italia Florence
Via Nazionale, 14, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 261501
Rating
4
Hotel Corona D'Italia Florence
Hotel 5 Terre Monterosso
Via IV Novembre, 21, 19016 Monterosso al mare SP, Italy
Tel: +39 0187 817543
Rating
4
Hotel 5 Terre Monterosso
Gambrinus Hotel
Via Piave 35, 00187 Rome Italy
Tel: +39 06 487 1250
Rating
4
Gambrinus Hotel
Hotel Executive Florence
Via Curtatone, 5, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Tel: +39 055 217451
Rating
4.5
Hotel Executive Florence
Hotel 5 Terre Monterosso
Via IV Novembre, 21, 19016 Monterosso al mare SP, Italy
Tel: +39 0187 817543
Rating
4
Hotel 5 Terre Monterosso

Important things to note

Accommodation is subject to change without notice. Every effort is made to avoid hotel changes, but should a mid-tour hotel change become necessary after this list has been printed, contact details of the new hotel will be supplied to you by your Tour Director.

Hotel rooms may not be available for check-in before 2:00 p.m.

Class of rail ticket is based on 2nd class unless the optional upgrade to 1st class can be selected at the time of booking.

In some cities, Triple Room cannot be guaranteed. Alternatively 1 Double/Twin + 1 Single (non-connecting rooms) will be assigned, at no additional cost. Please note that minors cannot stay alone in the room.

Rates are based on 2023 train tickets. Should the train company increase their prices for 2024, our rates will also increase accordingly.

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Reviews for Rome, Florence & Cinque Terre by Rail

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Elizabeth and Gordon Wood
Fantastic quality of hotel and expertise of the guide

Review for: Highlights of Sicily

The quality of the hotels, the places visited, the knowledge and expertise of the guide and the experiences we had, were fantastic. Perhaps our only question would be that we were a group of over 30 and we were of the understanding that Sun Island Tours were for groups smaller than this. Our overall impression of Sicily was of a vibrant culture with so much history behind it.
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Elizabeth and Gordon, Thank you for your review. The Highlights of Sicily is not a small group tour, and is listed as such. However we will review further to see why you had that impression. Great to hear you had a wonderful time. Regards, John @ Sun Island Tours
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Brent
September 2019

Review for: Florence, Tuscany & Beyond

My wife and I made an eight-day coach trip in the second week of September 2019. Italy is a beautiful country and what added to our rich and positive experience was the tour provided by Sun Island Tours. We experienced the value provided mainly through their tour leader, coach driver and hotels for stay etc. Worth a special mention are the two people that were highly rated by all on the tour – Sabrina Prassede, our tour leader was by far the best guide we have encountered in our years of travel. Here intuitive responsiveness, high energy levels, attention to specific needs of every tourist without diluting the planned itinerary and deep knowledge of the country, made the journey comfortable and stress-free for a diverse set of people travelling from five continents. She was very well supported by Paolo, the coach driver, who was the wonderfully skilled and who ensured the tour was very smooth, safe and prompt throughout. For those wanting to enjoy a stress-free Italy sojourn, we highly recommend them.
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Lucy
Solo Traveller

Review for: Rome, Florence & Cinque Terre by Rail

Generally it's good. I am a solo traveller. On some accommodation I was given a single bed. Which I found cramp and very tight. Quite uncomfortable. As a solo traveller, we are charge with extra for accommodation. So I think we deserved something better if not the best.

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Rome, Florence & Cinque Terre by Rail

4.5
(6 Reviews)
From $1,747 AUD
  • 8 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Rome, Florence, Chianti, Monterosso

    Age Range:
    0 to 99
    Languages: English, Spanish
    Travel Style: Package, Self Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

Italy
Speak to our Italy Expert - Natalie

Natalia is in love with Italy. Contact her for advice on Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Como, Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Puglia and Sicily.

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