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The gems of Italy are at your fingertips on this stunning Italian train holiday. Start with a night in Rome, seeing all the top sights of this classic Italian city. Follow that with three nights in breath-taking Como, on the shores of Lake Como, where you will bask in the grand villas, rolling hillside vineyards, historic towns, alpine peaks, and wooded islands that line the shore. Then journey to hidden gem Sestri Levante on the Ligurian Coast for three more days of coastal sunshine. Finally, take a scenic train journey to jaw-dropping Sorrento, nestled on the Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background, for more sun, sand, sea air and a chilled glass of Limoncello.

Highlights

  • Explore the fascinating architectural masterpieces in Rome
  • Experience Como, on the shores of sparkling Lake Como, and its beautiful surroundings
  • Relax and unwind in seaside Sestri Levante, and cruise to nearby seaside towns
  • Travel by private train from Naples to Sorrento through rural Italian countryside
  • Discover the stunning Sorrento coastline and relax in the sunshine

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel throughout as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Rome
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Como
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Sestri Levante
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Sorrento
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ROME
On arrival in Rome, check into your hotel for an overnight stay and set off to start exploring. Perhaps enjoy an ice-cold gelato on the Spanish steps and simply watch Roman life go by. Admire the breath-taking collection of ancient art, sculptures and statues at museums or why not take a trip to the enchanting Vatican? (Overnight in Rome)

DAY 2 - ROME TO COMO
After breakfast this morning, board the train for your journey to Como on a fast Trenitalia train. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. Once settled in, set out to discover the town of Como, over 400 years old and bursting with ancient churches, historic monuments, verdant gardens, and of course, tasty cuisine. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 3 - COMO
Spend two full days enjoying the scenery of Lake Como. The town of Como is one that combines beautiful historic architecture with stunning natural beauty. The Centro Storico, old town, is a maze of picturesque little streets, squares and pavement cafés. Wander around the shops and boutiques or visit one of the many cultural monuments the city has to offer. (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 4 - COMO
After breakfast this morning, continue to discover Como. The lake itself offers numerous opportunities for water sports, boat trips and even a spot of swimming. Perhaps take the funicular railway up to Brunate for panoramic views or why not just sit at a lakeside bar and take in the striking scenery? (Overnight in Como) B

DAY 5 - COMO TO SESTRI LEVANTE
Take Trenitalia today from Como to Milan, then on to Sestri Levante. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and begin discovering this hidden gem on the Ligurian Coast. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

DAY 6 - SESTRI LEVANTE
Spend the day discovering beautiful Sestri Levante, popular among tourists and locals alike. Explore the walkable old town with many elegant shops and terrific seafood restaurants. Relax on the large sandy beach at the Bay of Silence or follow the path leading from the old town to Punta Manara for amazing panoramic views of the shoreline from Levanto to Portofino. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

DAY 7 - SESTRI LEVANTE
Continue enjoying Sestri Levante today. Perhaps take a cruise across the Gulf of Tigulio to the nearby towns of San Fruttuoso and Portofino. Discover the incredible history and scenery in San Fruttuoso, including the ancient Benedictine Monastery that straddles the beach. In Portofino, enjoy a meal at one of the harbourside restaurants or wander along the historic fishing village's tiny streets to discover numerous hidden gems, including art galleries and jewellery shops. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

DAY 8 - SESTRI LEVANTE TO SORRENTO
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and board the train to Rome, where you will change trains to Naples. Once in Naples, take the private railway line (the Circumvesuviana, payable locally) down to Sorrento. The train passes towns and villages with beautifully poetic names such as Piano, Ponte Persica and Leopardi. You can also travel by boat from Naples to Sorrento during the summer months. On arrival in Sorrento, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Sorrento) B
 
DAY 9 - SORRENTO
Sorrento, the city of orange and lemon groves, is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. Many invaders have passed through the city over the generations - the Etruscans, the Greeks, the Romans and later the Normans. The peninsula has also been home to some of the great English poets such as Byron and Keats. Enjoy getting to know the beautiful city today. (Overnight in Sorrento) B

DAY 10 - SORRENTO
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning and then perhaps take a boat to the glamorous island of Capri - home to celebrities, designer boutiques and delicious ice cream cafés - just 30 minutes from Sorrento's harbour. (Overnight in Sorrento) B

DAY 11 - DEPART SORRENTO
After breakfast this morning, take the train back to Naples and continue with your onward travel. If you would like to extend this holiday with additional nights in a particular destination, or take this journey in reverse, one of our Rail Experts can help with all the arrangements. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Metropole and Suisse Hotel Como

The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town's main attractions.

Hotel Ariston Rome

Located in the centre of Rome, just a stone's throw from Termini Station, the Ariston Hotel provides a fantastic vantage point for exploring all the Italian capital has to offer. The hotel's colourful guestrooms are all decorated in a modern style, and come complete with LCD TVs, minibars and air conditioning.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

Mascagni Hotel Rome

The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

In Sorrento, the charming 4-star Grand Hotel Vesuvio Sorrento enjoys an excellent clifftop position, just outside Sorrento with magnificent views of the Gulf of Naples, Capri, and Mount Vesuvius. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants and a bar, where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views overlooking the bay. The leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and a poolside restaurant. All guest rooms are air conditioned and have satellite TV, telephone, minibar and hairdryer.

Parco dei Principi

Parco dei Principi

In Sant' Agnello, the 4-star Parco dei Principi is situated in one of the best possible positions in the town, offering a panoramic view over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Hotel facilities include private beach, a sea pool (both seasonal), wellness centre and restaurant.

Hilton Sorrento Palace

The Hilton Sorrento is a stunning hotel located overlooking Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Rooms are spacious, modern and benefit from plenty of natural light. Take a dip in the Roman themed indoor pool or relax on the sun loungers by the beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by lemon groves. During the evening, dine in one of the three restaurants or simply enjoy the fantastic view of Mount Vesuvius from the lounge. The Hilton Sorrento Palace is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Sorrento.

Regina Hotel Sorrento

Regina Hotel Sorrento

The Hotel Regina is located in a residential area of the old town of Sorrento, surrounded by the most prestigious trees. It’s an oasis in the heart of Sorrento, and just a stones throw away from the town centre, with its bars shops and restaurants.
Fully renovated in 2011 according to the latest standards of safety and comfort.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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