Art Cities of Italy

There is no better way to experience Italy than by high-speed train!
Starting in Venice, where you'll spend two nights exploring historical sites, savoring local cuisine, and witnessing the art of glass blowing on Murano Island. Continue your adventure to Florence and Rome, spending two nights in each city. Visit iconic sites such as Piazza Della Signoria, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Uffizi courtyard in Florence, and Trevi fountain, the Vatican, and more in Rome. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of these Italian gems. With carefully selected hotels and seamless transportation, you'll be free to fully immerse yourself in the magic of these cities
8 Days from $2869/person CAD
Food & Wine
Rail & Train
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Italy, Europe


2024 Departures: April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 9, 23, July 7, 21, August 4, 18, September 1, 8, 22, 29 & October 13, 20


  • 7-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • High-speed train travel in First class
  • 7 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

Optional Extras:

  • Elevate your tour experience with the inclusion of seamless airport transfers and the option for pre and post-tour accommodation
  • All optional excursions per the itinerary are subject to change and are based on availability and can be pre-booked or booked with the Tour Escort
  • Enhance your trip by adding authentic Italian dinners (3 dinners, 3 courses menu) in Venice (Cicchetti & Polenta dinner), Florence (Tuscan dinner with Fiorentina T-bone steak) & Rome (Pasta Cacio & Pepe, Matriciana)



Welcome to Venice! Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and take your time to settle in (private transfer available on request). In the afternoon, gather with your group and enjoy a welcome drink. Your tour leader will then guide you to a traditional Murano furnace, where you'll have the privilege of witnessing the ancient and exquisite art of glass blowing. After this mesmerizing experience, return to your hotel and savor a delightful welcome dinner. Meals: D

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


Today, embark on a journey to explore the enchanting floating city of Venice! With the convenience of the Vaporetto Pass, you'll have the freedom to navigate the historical center at your own pace. Your guide will lead you through narrow alleys, along canals, and across quaint bridges, revealing the city's formidable history spanning centuries.

Marvel at iconic landmarks, including the grandeur of the Rialto Bridge, the majestic St. Mark's Square with its breathtaking Basilica, the imposing Doge’s Palace, and the poignant Bridge of Sighs, which connects to the historic prisons. Following the guided tour, enjoy some leisure time to meander at your own pace, perhaps picking up local souvenirs to commemorate your visit. Meals: B

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


In the morning, board a high-speed train for a comfortable two-hour journey to Florence, with the convenience of not having to worry about your luggage. Upon arrival, embark on a guided walking tour through the picturesque streets of Florence.

Marvel at the magnificent Uffizi building, which houses the renowned Vasari Corridor, and take in the grandeur of the Duomo complex. This includes the breathtaking Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the exquisite Baptistry, and the iconic Giotto’s bell tower, celebrated for its stunning bronze Gate of Paradise. Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of this remarkable city. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Starhotel Michelangelo, Florence, or similar


After a satisfying breakfast, embark on a captivating full-day excursion to the picturesque towns of Siena and the Chianti Countryside, where breathtaking views await at every turn. Arrive in Siena by train and immerse yourself in the art, culture, and traditions of this stunning city, known for its historic horse race, the Palio, held twice a year. Your guide will lead you through the ancient streets of Siena, unveiling its most beautiful sites.

Next, journey to a traditional farm and winery, where you'll gain insight into the winemaking process from grape to glass. Indulge in a delightful food and wine-tasting session featuring exquisite Chianti wines and local products. Finally, unwind and enjoy the return journey to Florence by train, reveling in the memories of a truly enriching day. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Starhotel Michelangelo, Florence, or similar


Following breakfast, board a high-speed train to arrive in Rome, with the convenience of having your luggage taken care of for you. In the afternoon, reconvene for a guided walk through the charming alleys of Baroque Rome. Marvel at the most iconic sites, including the enchanting Piazza Navona and the renowned Pantheon. Don't miss the opportunity to make a wish as you toss a coin into the legendary Fontana di Trevi. The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Meals: B

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


Make the most of your morning with a panoramic tour of the Eternal City aboard a Hop-on-Hop-off bus, allowing you to soak in the splendid views of Rome. Later, enjoy seamless access to the Vatican Museums with a skip-the-line privilege. This grants you direct entry to the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel and the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica. Explore the extraordinary masterpieces housed within, from ancient sculptures to tapestries, medieval maps, paintings, and exquisite relics. Meals: B

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


You have the entire day at your leisure to explore Rome at your own pace. Alternatively, you have the option to join one of our enticing optional tours. Delve into the captivating history of Ancient Rome with the Colosseum and Ancient Rome tour, or immerse yourself in local art and history with a visit to the Borghese Gallery. For a delightful hands-on experience, consider participating in a Pizza Making Cooking Class, where you'll uncover the secrets behind the world-famous Italian dish. The choice is yours, ensuring your day is tailored to your preferences. Meals: B


After a delightful breakfast, your journey to explore the beauty of Italy comes to a close. We hope this unique experience will forever hold a special place in your heart. Should you wish to extend your stay in Rome or arrange for a private transfer to Rome’s railway station or airport, please feel free to do so. Arrivederci! Meals: B

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