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Trip Overview

So, why visit Italy? The reasons are endless. On this seven-day Grand Rome, Florence and Venice rail journey, you’ll discover all the beauty and allure of three of Europe’s most legendary cities. During your two nights in Rome, throw coins into the Trevi Fountain, explore the Forum and Renaissance architecture, ancient ruins, and world-class museums. Stroll through Florence’s piazzas and meandering alleyways, enjoy some authentic gelato or mouth-watering artisanal cuisine, and make some memories on the Ponte Vecchio. Wrap up your trip with the picture-postcard perfect Venice, with its iconic canals and gondolas, stunning basilicas, and cozy seaside restaurants serving cicchetti (the Venetian take on tapas). This Grand Rome, Florence and Venice rail journey truly offers something for every traveler.


  • Discover the wonders of the 'Eternal City' of Rome and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  • Browse the countless exquisite museums and remnants of the Renaissance in Florence
  • Take a gondola ride along the picturesque canals in Venice


  • First class rail travel and seat reservations per itinerary
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Rome
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Florence
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice
  • Small group tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
  • Small group walking tour of the Colosseum and Roman Forum
  • Small group tour of Uffizi Gallery in Florence
  • Small group walking tour in Florence
  • Gondola ride on the canals of Venice
  • Small group walking tour of The Doges Palace and The Golden Basilica in Venice
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Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.


Prices are per person and 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.

Travel from Florence to Rome by train and upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin or two. The architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. (Overnight in Rome)

Today after breakfast, you’ll be picked up your hotel in the early morning for a small group tour. First, tour the Vatican Museum and marvel at the ornate ceiling of the Sistine Chapel before discovering the rest of the “Eternal City.” Then, explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a visit to the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Let us know if you’d like to organize a walking tour. Having a guide during these tours is key to understanding all the sights and fascinating stories that surround them! (Overnight in Rome) B

Enjoy breakfast and then take a relaxing hour and a half train from Rome to Florence. On arrival in Florence, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Once you get your bearings, start exploring this beautiful and historic city. Enjoy your included gallery tour of the famous Uffizi museum. After dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the area, enjoy a Florentine gelato, considered by many to be the best in the world. (Overnight in Florence) B

After breakfast this morning, spend another day discovering Florence with a small group walking tour. Take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio (the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River), admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some fine Italian cuisine before you leave the “Renaissance city”. (Overnight in Florence) B

Following breakfast, take a two-hour train ride to picture-postcard perfect Venice. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Art lovers should venture to the Gallerie dell'Accademia, home to one of the finest art collections in Europe. Watch the world go by with a coffee in the iconic St Mark's Square before discovering attractions such as the Campanile and the Clock Tower. In the early evening, take a 30-minute gondola ride along the iconic canals. (Overnight in Venice) B

Have breakfast in the morning before taking a one-hour small group tour of the Golden Basilica before heading to tour the Doges Palace. Later, stroll down the banks of the shimmering canals and discover the magnificent architecture that lines the cobbled streets and square. Come the evening, relax at an outdoor trattoria by the sparkling lagoon, or why not head to Harry's Bar to try a delectable Bellini in the cocktail's birthplace. (Overnight in Venice) B

After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Experts will be happy to assist you with the details. B


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 Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

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.

Hotel Athenaeum Florence

The Hotel Athenaeum Florence is a plush 4 star hotel comprised of 60 high quality rooms, gourmet restaurant, hotel bar, conference facilities, fitness room and even a billiard room. It's just a 10 minute walk from the magnificent Florence Cathedral and also within walking distance of the train station.

Hotel Botticelli Florence

The Boticelli Hotel in Florence is situated in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from San Lorenzo Market and Santa Maria Novella train station, and just five minutes from the Accademia Gallery. The hotel boasts a rooftop terrace bar and original frescoes, with traditional Tuscan-style rooms, all featuring air conditioning, TVs and en suite bathrooms.

Grand Hotel Adriatico

The Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel located in a central and strategic position , a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the fair district and the most interesting places of the city.

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

As befits a hotel in beautiful Florence, our recently refurbished 4 star hotel in Florence city center pairs classic design with contemporary touches. Moments away you’ll discover the glittering River Arno and a kaleidoscope of inspiring sights.

Bauer Palazzo Hotel Venice

Located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the city’s main attractions and designer shops, BAUER PALAZZO it’s the only hotel with two different styles and souls: the wing overlooking the Baroque church of Campo San Moisè with its art-deco inspired interiors has a distinctive urban vibe, while the rooms located in the authentic 18th century palazzo combine modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings, offering a spectacular vantage point in Venice on the Grand Canal.

Ai Mori D Oriente

The Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is a historic hotel set in a palace which was once home to Turkish merchants, known as the 'Mori'. The hotel and bedrooms are decorated in an exotic Byzantine style throughout; the Ai Mori d'Oriente also has a bar and a relaxing reading room. The hotel is located in one of the quietest parts of the city called Cannaregio, within walking distance of all the main sights.

Bauer Palladio and Spa

The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel made up of 38 bedrooms and 12 suites. Designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the hotel boasts a private garden, a luxury spa and spectacular views over the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel features spacious rooms with a historic decor, including fine Italian tapestries, fabrics and paintings. Other room features include access to Wi-Fi and a satellite TV service. The hotel is in a quiet setting on Giudecca Island, across the Lagoon from St Mark's Square only a short trip by a complimentary hotel water taxi.

Hotel Ca’ D’Oro Venice

The Ca’ D’Oro hotel is a traditional Venetian hotel nestled just a five minute walk from the famous Rialto Bridge. The hotel’s 27 rooms all feature air conditioning, minibars and satellite TV. Guests can make use of the stunning roof terrace, admire the canal views or make use of the spectacular location, which is just 200 yards from a vaporetto water bus stop.

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli & Gran Canal

The Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal is a historic hotel in the heart of Venice. Dating back to the 16th century, the property offers panoramic views over the Grand Canal and lies just two stops from Saint Mark’s Square on the water bus. The elegant rooms boast satellite TV, air-conditioning and elegant decor. The sophisticated lounges here are befitting of the hotel’s history – the palace was once home to the Doge of Venice and, later, Mozart’s family. The Venice Casino is just a two minute ride across the canal.

Sina Palazzo Sant' Angelo

Elegant and aristocratic, the Sina Palazzo Sant Angelo sul Canal Grande sits like a modern Atlantis on the Grand Canal between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.

Starhotels Splendid Venice

A luxury boutique hotel in Venice city centre, the Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione is as elegant as the city itself. Gondolas drift past the window. Cafés bustle in St Marks's Square. You have discovered the best location to experience the Venetian atmosphere in one of our 165 rooms and suites designed with luxury in mind.

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Prices are per person and 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.