Venice, Florence and Rome - 8 Days

Venice, Florence and Rome

Explore Italy’s historic cities; Venice, Florence and Rome from the comfort of your train seat.

8 Days | Classic Luxury Holidays

Geneva • Venice • Florence • Rome

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.

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Overview

Geneva • Venice • Florence • Rome

Highlights

  • Night in Geneva
  • Swiss Alps to Venice
  • Walking Tour and Gondola Tour in Venice
  • Walking Tour of Florence
  • 2-day Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Rome

Accommodation

Selected Accommodation

Eurostar

Eurostar operates the international trains linking the UK with the rest of Europe, with direct trains from London to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Lille, and Rotterdam.

SNCF

Best known for its iconic high speed TGV trains, SNCF is the national rail operators in France, offering both domestic and international services.

TGV Lyria

TGV Lyria is the high-speed rail network providing fast, reliable and comfortable journeys between France and Switzerland.

Trenitalia

Trenitalia is Italy’s national rail carrier. It operates many different trains, including high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca and Frecciargento trains, slower InterCity and regional services, and sleeper trains.

Itinerary

Day 1
London to Geneva

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 in just over three hours, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in French-speaking Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva).

Accommodation Options: Hotel Cornavin or InterContinental Geneve.
Meals Included: None Today

Day 2
Geneva to Venice

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 two-night stay. (Overnight in Venice).

Accommodation Options: Hotel Santa Chiara, Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli, Sina Palazzo Sant’Angelo, Sina Centurion Palace, Locanda Vivaldi.
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 3
Venice

Enjoy a tasty breakfast at the hotel then join a short walking tour for some stories of the city’s labyrinthine streets and campos (squares), then enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. Speak to any of our Sales Consultants about perhaps visiting the impressive Doges Palace and Golden Basilica, or watch the world go by from one of the historic cafés on St Mark’s Square with a with a glass of local Prosecco or a Bellini from Harry’s bar. (Overnight in Venice).

Accommodation Options: Hotel Santa Chiara, Belmond Hotel Cipriani, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli, Sina Palazzo Sant’Angelo, Sina Centurion Palace, Locanda Vivaldi.
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 4
Venice To Florence

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then return to Santa Lucia station for your train to Florence. On arrival in Florence, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. 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. After dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the area, enjoy a Florentine gelato, considered by many to be the best in the world. (Overnight in Florence).

Accommodation Options: Grand Hotel Adriatico, Belmond Villa San Michele, Hotel Cellai, NH Firenze.
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 5
Florence

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. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour with a local guide, take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some fine Italian cuisine before you leave the “Renaissance city”.

Accommodation Options: Grand Hotel Adriatico, Belmond Villa San Michele, Hotel Cellai, NH Firenze.
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 6
Florence To Rome

Travel from Florence to Rome by train and upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Start using your 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass straight away to travel around the city. 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).

Accommodation Options: The Inn at the Roman Forum, Inn at the Spanish Steps, Kolbe Hotel Rome, InterContinental Ambasciatori Palace, Hotel Indigo Roma-St George, Crowne Plaza Rome-St Peter’s.
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 7
Rome

Spend a full day exploring Rome together with your 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass. 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 – why not speak to us about organising a walking tour? 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).

Accommodation Options: The Inn at the Roman Forum, Inn at the Spanish Steps, Kolbe Hotel Rome, InterContinental Ambasciatori Palace, Hotel Indigo Roma-St George, Crowne Plaza Rome-St Peter’s.
Meals Included: Breakfast Today

Day 8
Depart Rome

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the airport in Rome for your flight back to the UK. You can also travel home by train, perhaps stopping off in Turin for a night en route?

Meals Included: Breakfast Today

What is included?

  • Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel in standard class
  • 1-night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Geneva
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Venice
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Florence
  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast in Rome
  • Walking Tour and Gondola Tour in Venice
  • Walking Tour of Florence
  • 2-day Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Rome
  • Flight from Rome to the UK (rail option available)

What is not included?

  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transferes

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Venice, Florence and Rome