Art Cities of Italy

There is no better way to experience Italy than by high-speed train!
Start your journey in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Venice. Here you will spend two nights and visit the main historical sites and taste plenty of local food, plus an incredible experience on Murano Island, where artisans will show you the art of glass blowing. Head to the center of the country to visit the most important Italian art cities: Florence and Rome. You will spend two nights in each city visiting the main historical sites, including Piazza Della Signoria, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Uffizi courtyard in Florence, and Trevi fountain, the Vatican and much more
7 Days from $2699/person CAD
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Departures

2023 dates: April 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15

Included:

  • 6-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • High-speed train travel in First class
  • 6 continental buffet breakfasts, 1 dinner, 1 food tasting, welcome drinks, and snacks on trains
  • Professional multilingual guide for the entire trip
  • Murano island walking tour with glass blowing visit
  • Highlights of Venice guided walking tour
  • Highlights of Florence guided walking tour
  • Siena discovery guided tour with food and wine tasting in a vineyard in Chianti
  • Baroque Rome guided walking tour
  • Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basilica with Skip-the-Line entrance
  • Vaporetto Pass in Venice (48 hours)
  • Hop-on Hop-off in Rome (24 hours)
  • Luggage bus porterage service (your luggage will be delivered from hotel to hotel, making train travel stress-free)

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • Escorted Rail & Train Tour with a maximum of 26 travellers
  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • The Vatican Museums are closed on Sundays and the Museums in Florence are closed on Mondays

Optional Extras:

  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Private Airport Transfers
  • Upon arrival in Italy, the Tour Leader will offer optional excursions you can book locally to enhance your tour
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO VENICE

Benvenuti a Venezia! Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and take your time to settle in (optional private transfer available on request).

In the afternoon meet your group, enjoy a welcome drink and then follow your tour leader who will let you discover the ancient and precious glass-blowing art in a traditional Murano furnace. Return to your hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner. Meals: D

Accommodation at the NH Collection Murano Villa, Venice, or similar

DAY 2: VENICE HIGHLIGHTS

Today explore the floating city of Venice! Taking advantage of the Vaporetto Pass, move freely across the historical center of Venice. Your guide will take you through narrow alleys, canals, and small bridges to discover the main attraction, witnessing the mighty power of the city across the centuries. You’ll see the Rialto Bridge, Piazza St. Mark's Square with its magnificent Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs, which leads to the prisons. Afterward, enjoy time at leisure to stroll on your own and buy local souvenirs. Meals: B

Accommodation at the NH Collection Murano Villa, Venice, or similar

DAY 3: VENICE TO FLORENCE

In the morning, take a high-speed train that will take you to Florence in two hours, without worrying about your luggage. Once there, start our guided tour on foot throughout the Florentine streets, admiring the beauty of the Uffizi building with the Vasari Corridor, and the monumental group of the Duomo, including the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Baptistry, and the Giotto’s belltower famous for its bronze Gate of Paradise. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Starhotel Michelangelo, Florence, or similar

DAY 4: SIENA & CHIANTI

After breakfast, join a Siena and Chianti Countryside for a full day to experience firsthand some of Tuscany’s most breathtaking towns, where amazing views are around every corner. We will reach Siena by train to discover the treasures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world and immerse ourselves in its art, culture, and traditions as the horse race the Palio, which takes place twice a year. You will explore the best that Siena has to offer, our guide will accompany you along the ancient streets of Siena through the most beautiful sites.

Continue towards a traditional farm and winery where we will learn about the winemaking process from grape to glass. Then enjoy a food and wine tasting session of Chianti wines as well as local products. Finally, sit back and relax on the return journey to Florence by train. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Starhotel Michelangelo, Florence, or similar

DAY 5: FLORENCE TO ROME

After breakfast, take a high-speed train to arrive in Rome. As before, don’t worry about your luggage, we will take care of it for you. In the afternoon meet again for a guided stroll throughout the alleys of baroque Rome, where you can admire the most representative sites such as the magical Piazza Navona and the famous Pantheon. You will even have the possibility to make a wish, throwing a coin into the legendary Fontana di Trevi. The rest of the evening will be free. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio, Rome, or similar

DAY 6: ROME

This morning take advantage of the Hop-on-Hop-off bus to get a panoramic tour of the Eternal city. Afterward, reach the Vatican Museums with the skip-the-line, and you will have direct access to the Sistine Chapel and to St. Peter’s Basilica. Visit the breathtaking masterpieces that you will find inside, as well as a great variety of galleries, with ancient sculptures, tapestries, middle-age maps, paintings, and stunning relics.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to explore Rome on your own. Do not forget to check out the majestic Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Massimo D’Azeglio, Rome, or similar

DAY 7: ROME DEPARTURE

After breakfast, your trip to discover Italian beauties comes to an end, hoping you always keep this unique experience in your heart. Booking extra nights in Rome or a private transfer to Rome’s railway station or airport is available. Arrivederci! Meals: B


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