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Trip Overview

Visit Rome and Venice on this great rail vacation. Following your cruise, take the train from Civitavecchia to Venice and explore the canals and architecture of this unique city before continuing on to Rome and admiring the Colosseum, the Vatican and all the highlights of “the Eternal City”.


  • Learn about the fascinating history of Venice as you explore this unique destination
  • See the city from another perspective - from the water during a gondola ride.
  • Dine with the locals on a Secret Food tour of Rome.
  • Admire the treasures of the Vatican and the beauty of the Sistine Chapel on a small group tour.
  • Explore Ancient Rome with a guided tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum.


  • Rail Travel as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast 
  • Venice walking tour and gondola tour
  • Secret food tour of Rome
  • Skip the Line: Ancient Rome & Colosseum half-day walking tour in Rome
  • Skip the Line: Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel tour in Rome
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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.


After disembarking from your cruise, take the train to Venice.On arrival in this fascinating city, make your way to your hotel for a 2-night stay and then why not head to Harry's Bar by St Mark's Square and enjoy one of their famous Bellinis?(Overnight Venice)


Spend a full day exploring the canals and byways of Venice today. Begin with a walking tour which includes both the iconic sights and hidden gems of the city, taking in Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Square and more. Then, it's time to see the sights from a different perspective; from the water as you enjoy an iconic gondola ride. Why not spend the afternoon strolling alongside the canals admiring the surrounding architecture, before enjoying an evening meal at an outdoor Trattoria?B


In the morning, check out of your hotel after breakfast and travel by high-speed train direct to Rome. Make your way to your hotel and then head out to explore your new surroundings. In the evening, dine with the locals as you enjoy a Secret Food tour. A real highlight of the trip, this takes you off the beaten track as you enjoy local delicacies and learn about Rome's culinary specialities! B, D


Spend a full day fully exploring the history of the “Eternal City”.First, it's time to take advantage of the skip-the-line entrance to tour the Vatican City, taking in the amazing artifacts in the Museum and admiring the breath-taking beauty of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in the ancient world with a guided skip-the-line tour of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. In the evening, why not stroll to the iconic Trevi Fountain, don't forget to throw a coin over your shoulder so that you can return in the future!B


Following breakfast, it's time to check out of your hotel. Contact one of our Rail Specialists if you might like to extend your vacation with additional days in a different city and we can help you with all 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.

Kolbe Hotel Rome

With all the major sites of historic interest at only a short walk away, the Kolbe Hotel Rome will make you feel not only surrounded by but truly immersed into the magnificence of ancient Rome.

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.

Locanda Vivaldi

Hotel Locanda Vivaldi was inaugurated at the end of 1999, after painstaking and long restructuring works on the building adjacent to the Church of Pietà.

In 1703 Antonio Vivaldi was ordained a priest and started to work as a violin teacher in the Pietà conservatory, where he remained until 1740.

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.

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.

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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.