Begin in Rome and take in this incredible city’s beautiful buildings, fascinating history and delicious restaurants, travelling in comfort by train to Florence, where you have three full days to explore the region. Sample delicious wine and be charmed and delighted by the warmth and vibrancy of Italy.
With a country as beautiful as Italy, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.
Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Round-trip flights Rome (via Toronto or Montreal)
- 7 nights 4-star accommodations
- Airport transfers at arrival and departure at destination
- Round-trip high-speed train Rome – Florence
- Half-day city tour of Rome
- Excursion in Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti
- Day-tour in Cinque Terre
- Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, wine tasting
|September 17-October 15, 2018
|Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton||$2199-$2399 + $656 tax|
– The train tickets will be delivered at your hotel on arrival day.
– Transfers between railway stations and hotels, and between hotels and meeting points, are not included.
– Hotel city taxes are to be paid locally (Approx $4 Euros per person per day)
Day 1 Depart Canada
Fly to Rome.
Day 2 Welcome to Rome
Upon arrival in Rome, transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: Hotel Villafranca 4* or similar (3 nights)
Day 3 Rome
After breakfast, enjoy a half-day guided tour of The Eternal City including the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the exterior of St. Peter’s Basilica. The tour ends in St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.
Day 4 Rome
Enjoy a full-day to explore this incredible city as your own pace.
Day 5 Rome – Florence (290 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station and board your train to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel for check-in.
Hotel: Hotel Diplomat 4* or similar (3 nights)
Day 6 Florence – Siena – San Gimignano – Florence (170 km)
After breakfast, meet up with your group and enjoy a full-day tour driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful hills of Chianti. Enjoy free time in San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating medieval town famous for its white wine. Continue to Siena, admiring the Piazza del Campo and the exterior of the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style. In the afternoon, visit a famous wine estate, where you will taste the best Chianti red wine. The tour concludes at the Florence city centre.
Meals: Breakfast, Wine Tasting
Day 7 Florence – Cinque Terre – Florence (390 km)
Today, visit Cinque Terre, one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world, with five villages suspended between sea and land, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travel by train to Riomaggiore, a 13th-century village known for its historic character and delicious wine, and pass through Manarola to reach Monterosso, an ancient fishing village that’s considered the pearl of Cinque Terre, with enchanting beaches and lush vegetation. Next, take a boat to Vernazza, a charming seaside town. Then, return to Florence.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: During the Cinque Terre excursion, we recommend that you bring your swimwear and a hat to protect against the sun.
Day 8 Florence – Rome (290 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take the train back to Rome. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check-in, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Hotel: Hotel Villafranca 4* or similar (1 nights)
Day 9 Rome – Canada
After breakfast, transfer to the Rome airport and board your flight home.