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Location: Italy

Travel type: Escorted Tour

Departure type: variable

Number of Nights: 9

What better way to get around Italy than by travelling in 1st class trains?


• 9-night accommodation in 4* hotels (1 night in Venice, 3 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Sorrento, and 2 nights in Rome)
• 9 daily continental buffet breakfasts
• Bistecca dinner in Florence
• High-speed train tickets in first class from Venice to Florence, Florence to Naples and Naples to Rome
• Round trip transfer between Naples and Sorrento
• Professional Bilingual (English and French) tour director for the entire duration of the tour
• Walking tour with glass factory visit and gondola ride in Venice
• Guided walking tour of Florence
• San Gimignano, Siena, and Chianti excursion
• Guided visit of the Pompeii excavations
• Capri and Amalfi Coast excursions
• 24h Hop on Hop off bus ticket in Rome
• Walking tour of the Baroque Rome, Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
• Farewell dinner
• Worry-free luggage service (1 piece per person)


Flights – Gratuities to hotel staff, guides, and drivers – City tax of approx. 4 – 5 Euros per person, per day, payable at the hotel front desk – Transfers to and from the train stations – Optional excursions – Any other item not mentioned in the inclusions.

Additional Information:

Groups may be composed of both English and French passengers

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Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. In the afternoon, head out on a walking tour to discover Venice. Combining must-see sites and hidden corners, your guide takes you to the heart of the city in just two hours; giving you a broad overview of the history, culture, and character of the Floating city. During the tour visit a glass factory, where you will see a glass master performing with the glass blowing technique and the sculpture technique and learn about this ancient art. At the conclusion of your tour, your local insider will leave you in the expert hands of a professional gondolier. Climb onboard a traditional Venice gondola for a half-hour excursion. This is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy Venice at its best.
Accommodation : Venice for 1 night

After breakfast, morning at leisure. Who could refuse another half day to take in the unique atmosphere of this wonderful city? Lose yourself in the back lanes and quiet squares, where tourists seldom tread, and the Venetians go about their daily lives. Maybe visit inside the Doge Palace or the San Marco Basilica or explore the modern artworks in the Guggenheim? Perhaps relax at a canal-side café sipping local wine, or travel to the island of Burano, the most picturesque place in the lagoon with its brightly colored houses. Burano is also known all over the world for the production of artisan lace, which is increasingly rare due to the difficulty of the technique. In the afternoon board the high-speed train to Florence, you will be there in about 2 hours. Arriving at your destination accompanied by our Tour Manager you will take a short walk to the hotel and find your luggage already delivered to your room. In Florence, enjoy the Best of Florence, a walking tour exploring the beauties of the city by night. We will begin at Piazzale Michelangelo with its amazing views over the city, followed by, the city’s Roman origins a 15th century palace, the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the famous Uffizi Gallery courtyard then on to the amazing Brunelleschi’s Dome which overlooks the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise”. Afterwards relax and enjoy an exclusive and traditional dinner in the heart of Florence with a typical Florentine-style T-bone steak.
Meals :Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation : Florence for 3 nights

After breakfast, embark on a Tuscan adventure! San Gimignano, Siena with the Chianti tour with lunch and wine tasting, a fully guided excursion to discover the beauty of Tuscany and visit its enchanting medieval towns. Discover the beautiful art city of Siena with a knowledgeable guide will take you on a walk through the town’s picturesque narrow streets. See the shell-shaped Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, a brick-paved square where the famous “Palio” horserace is held twice a year. Admire the magnificent Cathedral and the tall and trim Torre del Mangia. After the guided tour, enjoy your free time to wonder Siena at your own pace, to shop around or have an Italian espresso. On the way to San Gimignano, admire the Tuscan landscape driving through marvelous postcard views surrounded by olive trees, vines, and old stone buildings. Next stop is at a family-owned wine estate located in the typical Tuscan landscape with amazing views of vines and olive trees. Here you will have time to relax and enjoy a proper Tuscan lunch that gives you a taste of country hospitality. After lunch, we will reach San Gimignano and end the day in complete relax mode. Famous for its splendid skyline of tall Medieval towers, here you will have free time to explore the main street full of typical shops, have a look at the “Collegiata” (main church), or enjoy a gelato! Your perfect day trip to Siena, San Gimignano and the Tuscan countryside ends with a comfortable ride back to Florence.
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy a day at leisure in Florence. Or hop on an optional tour to make the most of your visit, explore the treasures of the city like a tour of the Accademia Gallery with its statue of David, or the Uffizi Gallery and its masterpieces. You might even want to take a day tour to the beautiful land of Cinque Terre or experience the Tuscan countryside on a vespa tour.
Meals : Breakfast

Sorrento for 3 nights
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Sorrento for 3 nights

After breakfast enjoy a full day excursion to Capri. Transfer to the harbour of Sorrento and reach the enchanting Isle of Capri, favorite vacation spot oof the emperor Tiberius. Upon arrival at the port of Marina Grande being your trip around the island seeing: the “Scugnizzo” Welcoming Statue, Tiberius’ leap, the Coral Grotto, Natural arch, Villa Malaparte, Faraglioni, the Bay of Marina Piccola, Siren’s rock, Green Grotto, Punta Carena lighthouse, and if sea and weather conditions permit, also the famous Blue Grotto (The visit inside the sea cave by row boat is not included in the price of the trip and must be purchased separately at the entrance to the Blue Grotto). After returning to Marina Grande a minibus will take you up to reach the glamorous La Piazzetta to enjoy the elegant atmosphere and you will have time to delve into the island on your own. Return to Sorrento where you will enjoy a tasting of the unique Limoncello, the zesty liquor made from the fragrant lemons of the Sorrentine area.
Meals : Breakfast

Today enjoy a full day cruise and tour down the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento. Enjoy a scenic ride along the coastline and spend some free time exploring the Ancient Maritime Republic of Amalfi and Positano, the pearl of the coast. Pick-up from the hotel to Sorrento in the morning and transfer to the Port of Sorrento, meeting with the skipper. Positano is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. Free time to visit the famous boutiques or having lunch near Marina Grande. Departure to Amalfi in the early afternoon. Return to Sorrento in the late afternoon.
Meals : Breakfast

After breakfast depart by private transfer to reach Naples where you will board the high-speed train to Rome. Take advantage of the Hop on Hop off bus to get a panoramic tour of the Eternal City and admire the Colosseum and Roman Forum from the outside. Continue with a walking tour of Baroque Rome, where you will see the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon. Skip the line at the Vatican Museum and visit the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Head back to your hotel, where your bags will be waiting for you.
Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Rome for 2 nights

After breakfast, enjoy free time at your leisure for the day. Tonight, enjoy a typical dinner in Trastevere, one of the most charming neighborhoods; a funky, bohemian area located on the opposite bank of the River Tiber.
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. End of services.
Meals : Breakfast

Fine print / T&Cs: All sites & activities in the itinerary are subject to availability. All offers are subject to Merit Travel standard Terms of Service. Additional terms and conditions may apply.