Classical Italy by Rail


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Package includes:
  • Roundtrip Air from IAD
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Baggage Handling at Hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners
  • Two Rail Excursions
  • Sightseeing & Admissions per Itinerary


  • 3 Nights - Hotel President, Hotel Donna Laura or Hotel Milton, Rome
  • 4 Nights - Hotel Ambasciatori, Hotel Mercure or Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence
    On some dates alternate hotels may be used

DAY 1: Depart USA
Board your overnight flight to Europe.

Day 2: Arrival Italy
Arrive in Rome, meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel in Rome for a three-night stay. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (D) Overnight: Rome

Day 3: Rome Sightseeing
Today enjoy a full day Rome City Tour. Visit the Treasures of the Vatican Museum, home to one of the world’s most extensive collections of art including Michelangelo’s impressive Sistine Chapel. Later visit St. Peter’s Basilica then see the Colosseum, The Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus & Piazza Venezia. Later return to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure. (B) Overnight: Rome

Day 4: Naples, Pompeii & the Italian Coast by High Speed Train
Today travel south by High Speed Train to Naples. Upon arrival, travel to Pompeii and enjoy a Pompeii Excavations Tour featuring the Roman city preserved by ash and mud almost exactly as it was on the day Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79. Continue the leisurely journey to the beautiful Italian Coast dotted with picturesque towns, villages and rocky cliffs. Enjoy spectacular views and some time at leisure. Return to Naples and board your High Speed Train back to Rome. (B) Overnight: Rome

Day 5: Rome - Monteriggioni - Pisa - Florence
This morning travel north by motorcoach to visit the walled town of Monteriggioni, in the heart of the Tuscany. Monteriggioni is known for its medieval fortifications, watchtowers, old town and spectacular views of the surrounding Chianti region. Later visit one of the most famous cities in Italy, Pisa. Here you will stroll into the Piazza Dei Miracoli to see the Duomo, the historic Baptistry and the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower is 180 feet high and no less than 13 feet off of the perpendicular; an amazing sight to see. Arrive in Florence, one of the world’s most incredible cities & check in for a four-night stay. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travelers.  (B,D) Overnight: Florence

Day 6: Florence Sightseeing
This morning enjoy a Florence City Tour featuring a visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo’s awesome original Statue of David. Then view the Duomo to see Giotto’s Belltower, Bruneleschi’s Dome and the Baptistry with its impressive Gates of Paradise.
Continue to Piazza Della Signoria and Santa Croce. The insightful walking tour also features a stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge lined with shops. The afternoon is free to shop, enjoy an outdoor café and explore on your own. (B) Overnight: Florence

Day 7: Venice by High Speed Train
After breakfast, board your High Speed Train to Venice and enjoy a leisurely ride to this incredible city. Start your Venice City Tour with a water taxi ride to St. Mark’s Square to see St. Mark’s Basilica, the lavish Doge’s Palace, Clock Tower and the Bridge of Sighs. Also enjoy the quintessential Venetian experience – a Venice Gondola Ride on the canals. Later enjoy a Venetian glass making demonstration. This afternoon enjoy some time at leisure to wander through this exceptional city. This evening return to Florence via High Speed Train.                 (B) Overnight: Florence

Day 8: Florence at Leisure - Siena & San Gimignano Option
Enjoy the day at leisure in Florence. Maybe stroll along city streets & shop, enjoy a tasty pizzeria lunch or perhaps visit a museum. A full day optional excursion will be available to both Siena & San Gimignano. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner featuring entertainment with your fellow travelers at a popular local restaurant in the Florence area. (B,D) Overnight: Florence

Day 9: Florence - USA
This morning transfer to the airport and fly home with wonderful memories of your Classical Italy by Rail experience. (B)

TRIP #2212

Dates: Mar 15 - 23, 2022

Cost: $4545

Deposit: $500pp

Balance due: 12/17/21

Discount offered: $200pp If balance is paid by check. Deposit can be charged or check.

Optional Insurance: +$355*

* Must be paid with deposit.

Single Supplement: +$750

Unsold Space Release Date: 9/14/21

Tour Operator Activity Level: 3

1 = Easy       4 = Active

Deposits & Insurance payments for any Bookings made for this tour between Jan 1, 2021-Dec 31, 2022 are fully refundable until 180 days prior to departure, should your plans change inside of 180 days you can use the full value (Future Travel Credit**) of your Deposit or Insurance on a different program as long as you change plans or let us know prior to the Final Payment Due Date.