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Italian Art Treasures: Rome and Florence By Train

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With this exciting trip through Italy by train, you will have the opportunity to visit the enchanting cities of Rome and Florence in all their glory: Rome, capital of Italy, a tourist destination renowned for its immense historical heritage; and Florence, known as "the cradle of the Renaissance" for its magnificent monuments.
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Highlights

Traditional welcome dinner in Rome with delicious local products

Food market tour with cooking lesson and light lunch in Rome

Wine and oil tasting tour in the heart of Florence

With its unparalleled history, Rome attracts visitors from all over the world with the most incredible monuments and archaeological sites scattered all over the city - not to mention its renowned cuisine and lively atmosphere. The enchanting city of Florence, on the other hand, is home to uncounted Renaissance monuments and amazes tourists with its unique architecture at every turn. Designed to provide the best possible experience, this itinerary will give you the opportunity to take in the best of both these historical cities.

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Included

3 nights in Rome at The Style Hotel - 4*
2 nights in Florence at the Grand Hotel Cavour - 4*
Private transfer from FCO airport to Rome hotel
Hotel pick-up to starting point of small group tour of Vatican Museums
Private transfer from Rome train station to the airport
Return 1st class fast-train tickets Rome - Florence
Daily Breakfast
1 traditional dinner in Rome (1 glass of wine and 2 of water included)
Market tour, cooking lesson and light lunch in Rome
Skip-the-line small group tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica
Half-day small group walking tour of Rome
Afternoon private walking tour of Florence with gelato tasting
Small group activity "Perfume Masterclass" (1hr 30 min)
Small group tour of the Accademia Gallery (1hr 30 min)
1 Day hop-on/hop-off ticket in Rome

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Day 1
Rome

Arrival in Rome and transfer to your hotel by private car. Check in and remainder of the day at leisure.
You will be offered a Welcome Roman dinner to enjoy some traditional local products from the Lazio region.

Overnight stay in Rome at The Style Hotel.
 

Dinner
Rome
Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome
Day 2
Rome

After breakfast, you will discover the eternal city in a day! Admire some of the most famous artistic treasures in the world, the highlights of the Vatican Museums and its galleries, including Michelangelo’s frescoed masterpiece: the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Enter directly into St. Peter’s Basilica, the largest in the world, renowned for its inspiring Bernini interiors and Michelangelo's stunning “Pietà”.
In the afternoon, our guide will lead you through Rome’s treasures, depicting some wonderful stories of the
city’s most important squares, fountains, and monuments.

Overnight stay in Rome at The Style Hotel.

Breakfast
Rome
Via della Conciliazione and St. Peter's Basilica
Day 3
Rome

After breakfast, we will take you to discover Rome from a different point of view, starting with a visit to a genuine local fresh-food market. A great experience to learn and taste authentic Roman cuisine before
our cooking lesson with a Roman Chef, followed by a delicious light lunch.
Afternoon at your own pace to explore the rest of this stunning city, by using the Hop On/ Hop Off Rome City Bus Tickets with audio commentary at your disposal.

Overnight stay in Rome at The Style Hotel.
 

Breakfast, Lunch
Rome
The Trevi Fountain, Rome
Day 4
Rome → Florence

After breakfast, check out and depart to Florence by train. Upon arrival, make your own way to your closeby hotel either on foot or by taxi. Check-in at your accommodation before setting off to explore the city. Florence was home to the Medici family dynasty, the greatest art patrons of their time. Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Dante and Galileo are just a few of the geniuses who thrived in this unique city! Your guide will accompany you below its surface to experience the colours, the people and the atmosphere of magical Florence, with a stop for a “gelato” tasting. 

Overnight stay in Florence at the Grand Hotel Cavour.

Breakfast
Rome → Florence
Florence
Day 5
Florence

After breakfast, meet your master perfumer and learn the techniques and secrets of the ancient Florentine chemistry tradition! The lesson will take place in an historical workshop. In centuries of experience, this laboratory has mixed the scientific knowledge of medical care together with the experimental knowledge of healing properties with herbs, flowers and fruits. Re-live the magical atmosphere of Alchemists and Apothecaries once residing in Florence during the time of the Renaissance. The laboratory is surrounded by unique glassware, ampules and rare essences. The Master Perfumer will take you through the process and ultimately lead you to create your own, unique custom-made perfume! Take home a 50 ml bottle of your personalized perfume and an award certificate as a memory of the day.
In the afternoon, join a small group tour for a visit of the marvelous Accademia Gallery with some of
Michelangelo’s world-renowned masterpieces, such as the original version of The David and The Prinsons of Saint Matthew.

Overnight stay in Florence at the Grand Hotel Cavour.

Breakfast
Florence
The Duomo of Florence
Day 6
Florence → Rome

After breakfast, check out and depart for Rome by train. On arrival, private transfer from the train station to Rome airport for your return flight.

Breakfast
Florence → Rome
Florence

Additional information

Official language
Italian
Local currency
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Italian Art Treasures: Rome and Florence By Train

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02 January 2022 - 20 December 2022

Hotel options

The Style Hotel
The Style Hotel

Rome
Situated in an enchanting historical building dating back to the early twentieth century, The Style is an elegant 4 Star Superior boutique hotel with an innovative design. It is the result of a balanced mix of historical architecture and contemporary style.

Grand Hotel Cavour
Grand Hotel Cavour

Florence
Grand Hotel Cavour welcomes you to its Medieval palace, in the very heart of Renaissance Florence. This charming hotel boasts elegant and spacious rooms, as well as a stunning terrace overlooking the famous Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with Brunelleschi's Dome. 

Important notes

  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.

  • City tax to be paid locally.

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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