Venice, Florence and Rome

8 Days
£959per person

Explore Italy’s historic cities; Venice, Florence, and Rome – and enjoy the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of your train seat along the way on this independent rail journey! Spend a couple of nights in each city, admiring the stunning architecture and incredible art galleries. Transfer between cities by high speed train as the magnificent Italian countryside unfolds past your window.

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy spectacular scenery
  • Take the Simplon Pass to Venice
  • Explore the historic cities of Venice, Florence and Rome
  • Independent rail journey with pre-arranged excursions

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Your adventure begins in London's St Pancras station, where you'll board the Eurostar from London to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in Geneva, make your way to your hotel. (Overnight in Geneva)

  • Day 2

    After breakfast, depart Geneva in the morning and travel to Venice on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Relax whilst the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) (B)

  • Day 3

    Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel ahead of a fun day sightseeing in this magical city. Art lovers should venture to the Gallerie dell'Accademia, home to one of the finest art collections in Europe. Watch the world go by with a coffee in the iconic St Mark's Square before discovering attractions such as the Campanile and the Clock Tower. (Overnight in Venice) (B)

  • Day 4

    Enjoy breakfast then catch your train to Florence. Once you get your bearings, start exploring this beautiful and historic city. A good place to start is the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River, filled with shops and connecting the famous Uffizi museum to the old Medici Palace. (Overnight in Florence) (B)

  • Day 5

    After breakfast this morning, spend another day discovering Florence. The Uffizi Gallery is immensely popular so avoid the queues by pre-booking your ticket and admire the works of Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael and Michelangelo. Admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some fine Italian cuisine before you leave the “Renaissance city”. (Overnight in Florence) (B)

  • Day 6

    Travel from Florence to Rome by train. Marvel at the ancient walls of the Colosseum, take in the dazzling views from the rooftop terrace of the Capitoline Museums and be sure to visit the famous Spanish steps before heading to the Piazza di Spagna for a spot of shopping. (Overnight in Rome) (B)

  • Day 7

    Spend a full day exploring Rome at leisure today. Discover the wonders of the 'Eternal City' at your own pace, perhaps taking a trip to Vatican City to explore the museums and marvel at the ornate ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a visit to the Roman Forum. Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain to throw your coins - the architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. (Overnight in Rome) (B)

  • Day 8

    Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the airport in Rome for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Holiday Price Overview

8 Days
£959per person

Fully ATOL Protected

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All transport between destinations


Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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