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The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Italian Dream Rail Journey

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The Grand Canal in Venice, Italy
Take in the breathtaking scenery of Italy from north to south during this epic, 11-day rail journey. Marvel at the ever-changing landscape from your window as you journey from Venice to Rome.
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Highlights

Panoramic rail journey from Venice to Sorrento

Guided tour of Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter Basilica in Rome

Guided tour of the historic Pompeii excavations

6 days at leisure to discover Rome, Florence and Sorrento Coast your way

Discover the magnificent art cities of Italy - Venice, Florence, Rome, Pompeii and Sorrento. Explore Venice and Florence on a guided walking tour. Discover the history of Rome and Pompeii with guided tours of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica in Rome and Pompeii Excavations. With 6 free days during your itinerary, you can discover the beauty of these cities and their surrounding regions however you decide.

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Included

10-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
Continental buffet breakfast daily
Premium class high-speed rail tickets
Multilingual tour director for the entire duration of the tour (French and English)
Multilingual tour guides for tours (French and English)
"Cicchetti" guided walking tour in Venice
Florence highlights walking tour
Rome, Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Basilica & Baroque Rome Tour
Pompeii guided tour
Unlimited Internet connection with a personal WiFi device
Luggage transfers hotel to hotel

Itinerary

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Day 1
Venice

Upon arrival in Venice, make your own way to the hotel for check in and to meet your Tour Director. This afternoon, delve into Venice's secrets and learn about Venetian cuisine, on a private guided walking tour.

Day 2
Venice - Florence

After breakfast, enjoy morning at leisure. Early afternoon travel to Florence by high speed train. On arrival, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Best of Florence.

Breakfast
Day 3
Florence

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel. Today, you have a day at leisure to discover Florence and its surrounds on your own.

Breakfast
Day 4
Florence

After breakfast, you'll have another day to explore this city at your leisure. If you didn’t explore the surrounding region yesterday, you could do this today. Discover Pisa or Siena, all within reach by the local trains.

Breakfast
Day 5
Florence - Rome

Following breakfast at your hotel, you’ll board a high-speed train to travel to Rome travelling on Premium Class. On arrival in Rome, you’ll join a panoramic tour of the Eternal City starting with the Vatican Museums where, following a carefully planned itinerary, you will visit the famous Sistine Chapel. With skip-the-line, you’ll have direct access from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica so you can visit the stunning masterpieces held within. Following the tour, you'll check into your hotel for the evening.

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Day 6
Rome

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel. Today, you have a day at leisure to discover Rome. Take advantage of your tour leader who can suggests which sights to see or towns to visit so you can enjoy your free time in the best way possible.

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Day 7
Rome

After breakfast, you'll have another day to explore this amazing city at your leisure.

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Day 8
Rome – Pompeii - Sorrento

This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you board a high-speed train to Naples. After the 1-hour journey via train, transfer to the Sorrento Coast stopping in Pompeii for a tour of its excavations. Discover the dramatic story of Pompeii which was destroyed and buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. After the guided tour, proceed to your Sorrento hotel by the sea where you will find your luggage which has been directly delivered from Rome.

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Day 9
Sorrento Coast

Whole day at your leisure in charming Sorrento.

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Day 10
Sorrento Coast

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel. Today, you have a day at leisure to continue to discover this amazing coastline.

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Day 11
Sorrento Coast

After breakfast, your tour ends.

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Additional information

Official language
Italian
Currency
EURO
10 nights
from AUD3,520
per person, twin share
Venice
3 May - 18 October 2020
Italy Brochure
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