Treasures of Italy By Rail incl Venice, Florence, Sorrento & Rome

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  • Uncover the top places of Italy on this exciting 10 night holiday.
  • See the top sights of "La Serenissima” on a guided walking tour of Venice.
  • Explore the Eternal City on a Rome city tour & discover Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance. 
  • See more of Tuscany on a day trip to  San Gimignano & Siena.
  • Relax on the Sorrento Coast & explore the ancient Roman town of Pompeii.

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Your Guided Group Holiday To Italy by Rail

Travel with us by rail and uncover the top highlights of Italy. Our holiday will begin in Venice, savouring the sights of St. Mark’s Cathedral, Ca’ d’Oro, Rialto Bridge and much more. Then our journey will take us to the Tuscany region, where we’ll stay in Florence for a few days to learn how the Renaissance all began and enjoy day trips to San Grimignano and Siena. Then we’ll travel to the Sorrento Coast region where we can unwind and visit the ancient Roman town of Pompeii which was buried and remarkably preserved by the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD. Our final destination will be Rome, the Eternal City and the country's wonderful capital, where we will discover more of Italy's famous landmarks, such as the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Join us on this Italy holiday for a wonderful combination of culture, history and free time for independent sightseeing.  

This tour also offers optional excursions, including Murano, an Amalfi Coast boat trip and a guided tour of The Vatican and the Sistine Chapel. 

Trip Itinerary

Leisurely

Activity Level: Leisurely

Day
1

Travel To Italy

Travel to Italy

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We have arrived! We meet our local representative and transfer to our hotel in Mestre where we will stay for two nights.

2

Venice City Tour and Optional Excursion to Murano & Burano

Venice City Tour

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Join us this morning for a guided walking tour of Venice. Prepare to be enchanted by the atmospheric canals, tiny alleyways and busy squares that make up the real Venice including memorable highlights such as St. Mark's Cathedral, Ca’ d’Oro and the imposing Palazzo Ducale.

At Leisure

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In the afternoon, take some time to explore the city at your own pace. Observe the lifestyle of the Venetians and the beautiful piazzas, bridges and dwellings that adorn the quaysides. Take a photograph on the Rialto Bridge, shop for carnival masks, or explore St. Mark’s Square!

Optional Excursion to Murano & Burano

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Optional afternoon excursion by boat to the islands of Murano & Burano. Murano is famous for its glass manufacture and visits here will include a glass blowing studio and entrance to the Church of Santa Maria e San Donato. During our visit to Burano, known as the Fisherman Island & famous for colourful houses we will see some lace manufacturing.  

This optional excursion is subject to minimum numbers.

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Florence City Tour & Evening Meal

At Leisure

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This morning, following breakfast and checking out of our hotel, we will enjoy some free time at leisure before our afternoon train journey to Florence.

Florence City Tour

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Join us this afternoon on board our high speed train to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance! (journey time approx. 2 hours)

On arrival we will uncover more on a walking tour of this fascinating city. We begin with a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo offering panoramic views of the city before we witness the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) spanning the Arno River and the famous Duomo (cathedral) with its elaborate green and pink façade. 

Later this afternoon we will check in to our hotel.

Evening Meal

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This evening we dine as a group for a traditional dinner in the heart of Florence where we will savour Florentine style steak. 

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Siena & San Gimignano

Siena

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This morning let’s join our guide for a full day excursion, discovering more of this delightful region of Italy.

We start our day with a visit to Siena, a city famous for its art, cuisine, museums and medieval landscape. Here, we will visit the Piazza del Campo, home of the famous Palio horse race held twice a year.

Lunch & San Gimignano

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We will savour traditional Tuscany dishes and local wines with our included lunch at a family owned wine estate before continuing onwards to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, known as the “Town of Fine Towers”. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is encircled by walls and is famous for its medieval architecture and impressive skyline.

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At Leisure

At Leisure

Today, is free to relax and take in some further sightseeing in Florence. Our guide will be happy to make suggestions for activities and places to visit.

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Transfer to the Sorrento Coast Region

Transfer to Sorrento Coast

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Let’s join our guide this morning for our high speed train journey to Naples, (journey time approx. 3 hours) On arrival join our guide for an orientation tour of Sorrento followed by some free time at leisure before transferring to our hotel in Meta, located on the Sorrento Peninsula.  

At Leisure

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This evening there will be free time to explore at our own pace or relax in our hotel.

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Pompeii

Pompeii

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This morning, we will join our guide for a visit the excavations of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii. There will be a guided tour of the excavations, explaining how time was frozen in the year 79AD for the 25,000 residents of Pompeii, when the great Mount Vesuvius erupted. 

At Leisure

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This afternoon is at leisure so take this opportunity to go shopping, enjoy a delicious gelato or two and practice your Italian!

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At Leisure or Optional Amalfi Excursion

At Leisure

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Today is a free day, for relaxing or independent sightseeing on the Sorrento Peninsula. Our guide will be on hand to suggest activities based on your interests.

Optional Amalfi Excursion

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Optional full day excursion by boat from Sorrento along the Amalfi coast. Today’s excursion will include free time in Amalfi and Positano.

This optional excursion is subject to minimum numbers.

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Rome City Tour & Optional Vatican Museum Excursion

Rome City Tour

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Following breakfast, we join our guide for our high-speed train journey to Rome (journey time approx. 1.5 hours) On arrival we will explore the ‘Eternal City’ on a guided walking tour while taking in the sights of the Colosseum and Roman Forum (both viewed from outside), as well as discovering Piazza Venezia and the Trevi Fountain.

At Leisure

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This afternoon enjoy free time at leisure exploring this fascinating city or relaxing in your hotel.

Optional Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel

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Optional afternoon visit to the Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel. We will visit the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to view Michelangelo's most famous work, which changed the course of Western art.

This optional excursion is subject to minimum numbers.

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Frascati & Farewell Meal

At Leisure

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This morning is free day, to relax and discover Rome.  Our expert local guide will be happy to suggest activities and advise on must-see highlights.

Frascati & Farewell Meal

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Afternoon excursion to the historic hilltop town of Frascati. We will travel the short distance by train (approx. 30min) to the Castelli Romani area where Frascati has been chosen through the centuries by Popes and aristocracy for their summer residences.

Our excursion will include a typical ‘Fraschetta’ meal: drinking wine and eating local food amidst a warm and friendly atmosphere before returning, by train, to Rome.

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Return Home

Depart Italy

Time to say 'arrivederci' to Italy! 

We'll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight.

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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