The Best Of Italy By train

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The Best Of Italy By train

Discover Italy's most enchanting cities on a remarkable 12-day journey that seamlessly connects its cultural gems via high-speed trains. Your adventure kicks off in Milan, where you'll delve into the city's vibrant soul and explore its iconic landmarks, including the awe-inspiring Duomo Cathedral.
Board a train to Venice and explore its timeless splendor, guided through St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Continue your journey to Florence, where Tuscany's picturesque landscapes unfold. Discover Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena, savoring local wines and history. Rome welcomes you with the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and the wonders of the Eternal City. The scenic route leads you to Sorrento, where Pompeii's ruins and the majestic Mount Vesuvius await exploration.
Enjoy a day of your choosing in this enchanting region or embark on optional tours to nearby wonders. Your adventure concludes with lasting memories and a private transfer to Naples for your journey home.

Itinerary

 Day 1 - Arrive in Milan

Welcome to Italy! Upon your arrival in Milan, self transfer to your accommodation.
Overnight in Milan.

 Day 2 - The Best of Milan with duomo

Explore Milan's highlights with an authentic tour. Begin in Navigli, an authentic hub, then proceed to the Roman San Lorenzo columns. Discover Piazza Affari's iconic statue and the hidden gem, Piazza Mercanti, near the Duomo. Admire Scala Opera House, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and Temple of Opera. The journey concludes at the awe-inspiring Duomo Cathedral, delving into its history and interior grandeur. Ascend to rooftop terraces by lift for a breathtaking city panorama. Unveil Milan's beauty through this insightful guided experience. Overnight in Milan.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 3 - Milan to Venice

Independent transfer to Milan Train Station. Board the train to Venice and self transfer to your accommodation. Overnight in Venice.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 4 - Legendary Venice Tour

Experience Venice's timeless splendor through a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, all without the hassle of long lines. Inside St. Mark's Basilica, delve into its rich history as your guide unveils the stories behind 8,000 square meters of mesmerizing golden mosaics. Witness the iconic Horses of St. Mark's Basilica and other precious treasures before ascending to the balcony for breathtaking views of St. Mark's Square and the Venetian lagoon. Next, explore the Doge's Palace, once the seat of Venetian government and now a repository of artistic treasures. Your guide will share captivating behind-the-scenes tales of Venetian politics and guide you across the legendary Bridge of Sighs, connecting the palace to the prisons.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 5 - Venice to Florence

Proceed on your own this morning to the Santa Lucia Train Station to board the high speed train to Florence. Upon arrival at Florence S. Maria Novella Train Station, self transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy the rest of the day strolling around the city and discover its beauties. Overnight in Florence
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 6 - Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Chianti winery lunch

Journey through Tuscany's iconic landscapes, beginning in Pisa. Admire the beauty of Piazza dei Miracoli with its Baptistery, Cathedral, and Leaning Tower. Continuing through Chianti's picturesque lands, pause in San Gimignano to explore its history and stunning views. In UNESCO heritage city Siena, discover its Etruscan roots and medieval rivalry with Florence through guided walks, highlighting treasures like the Duomo, Baptistery, and Torre del Mangia. The tour concludes with a Chianti winery visit for wine tasting.
Overnight in Florence.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 7 - Florence to Rome

Independent transfer to Florence S. Maria Novella Train Station. Board the high speed train to Rome. Upon arrival, meet your private driver and transfer to your accommodation. Overnight in Rome.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 8 - Rome In A Day Including The Vatican Tour

Take a tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, jumping the lines! No stress to reach the area: upon meeting, your guide will lead you into the museums, through our preferred entrance, hence you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world! Admire the Gallery of Tapestries, the Geographical Maps and the beautiful Raphael’s rooms before arriving at the famous Sistine Chapel!
Overnight in Rome.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 9 - Rome / Pompei / Vico Equense in Sorrento Coast

Meet your driver at your accommodation and private transfer to Rome Termini Station. Board your high-speed train to Naples. Upon arrival, meet your private driver and transfer to your accommodation in Sorrento. 
You will stop en route in Pompei for a guided visit of the Archeological Park (Optional).
Overnight in Vico Equense.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 10 - Amalfi Coast Drive

Embark on a breathtaking drive along the picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast, soaking in mesmerizing sea vistas. First, explore Positano, known for its vibrant fashion scene and charming streets. Admire the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta with its iconic dome. Continue to Amalfi, dominated by the majestic Cathedral of Sant'Andrea, a testament to its maritime heritage. Lastly, visit Ravello, a refined village surrounded by lush greenery and famed for its music festival at Villa Rufolo. Return to Sorrento for a convenient drop-off at your accommodation or a nearby meeting point.
Overnight in Vico Equense.
 
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 11 - Free Day

This land offers unbelievable possibilities to any discerning traveller: you could choose to visit the near Isle of Capri, take a boat to enjoy the Amalfitana Coast by the sea, drive till Paestum to learn more about the ancient Magna Graecia and taste the best mozzarella cheese in the world, or reach the vibrant town of Naples.
You can choose now among the many optional tours offered or decide when in Vico Equense. Overnight in Vico Equense.
Meals : Breakfast

 Day 12 - Vico Equense / Home

Breakfast and private transfer to Naples Airport or Naples Centrale Station.
Meals : Breakfast

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Other Information

  • Tour Code : SMT001.24
  • Duration : 11 Nights/12 Days
  • Departure City : Milan, Italy
  • Ending City : Vico Equense, Italy
  • Type : Private Tour
  • Departure : Guaranteed Departure
  • Grade/Difficulity : Moderate
  • Transport Mode : Train
  • Children Allowed : Yes
  • Max Group Size : 15
  • Language Offered : English
  • Starting/Meeting Point : .
Departure Dates
July 2024 - 26, 30
August 2024 - 2, 6, 13, 16, 20, 23
September 2024 - 13, 27
October 2024 - 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Blackout Dates
9,27,30 August 2024, 3,6,9,10,11,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25 September 2024
Tour Includes
  •  2 nights in Milan
  •  2 nights in Venice
  •  2 nights in Florence
  •  2 nights in Rome
  •  3 nights in Vico Equense in Sorrento Coast
  •  Daily breakfast
  •  Small Group tour - Best of Milan with Duomo / Meet your guide at a meeting point
  •  High speed ticket train from Milan to Venice, reserved seats
  •  Small Group tour - Legendary Venice / Meet your guide at a meeting point
  •  High speed Train tickets from Venice to Florence, reserved seats
  •  Shared Tour - Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa and Chianti / Meet your guide at a meeting point / Drop off in the same location
  •  High speed ticket train from Florence to Rome, reserved seats
  •  Private transfer from Rome Termini Station to Hotel in Rome
  •  Small Group Tour - Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica/ Pick up at your hotel / Drop off in St.Peter’s Square
  •  Private transfer from hotel in Rome to Rome Termini Station
  •  High speed train ticket train from Rome to Naples Central Station, reserved seats
  •  Private transfer from Naples Central Station to hotel in Vico Equense via Pompei
  •  2-hour stop in Pompei
  •  Small group tour - Amalfi Coast Drive / Pick up in hotel / Drop off in Sorrento
  •  Private transfer from hotel in Sorrento to Naples Airport
  •  Digital Remote Briefing 7 days before arrival
  •  24/7 Emergency Phone to assist you during your stay
Tour Excludes
  •  Everything that is not mentioned in “Inclusions”
  •  Flights are not included
  •  Personal Insurance
  •  ​City tax to be paid at the hotel
  •  Transfer to meet the guide for your guided visits, unless differently specified
  •  Return transfer at your hotel after the guided visits, unless differently specified
  •  Transfers from/to the stations, unless differently specified
  •  Guided visit in Pompeii and entrance fees
  •  Return transfer from Sorrento to Vico after the Amalfi Drive Tour*
Notes
  •  Milan - Hotel Ritz or similar
  •  Venice - Hotel Antico Doge or similar
  •  Florence - Hotel Executive or similar
  •  Rome - Hotel Conciliazione, Orazio or similar
  •  Vico Equense - Hotel Domo 20

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5 Excellent
  1. The Best of Italy By Train tour exceeded all expectations! The seamless train transportation made the journey a breeze, offering stunning views along the way. The leisure days were a delightful addition, allowing for exploration at a relaxed pace. From the captivating cities to the picturesque countryside, every stop was a treasure trove of culture and beauty. This package flawlessly blended convenience with the freedom to savor Italy's charms. An unforgettable adventure that I'd highly recommend to anyone seeking an immersive Italian experience!

  2. The Best of Italy tour surpassed expectations! From comfortable hotels to knowledgeable guides, every detail was impeccable. The curated tours revealed Italy's charm, making each moment unforgettable. An enriching experience that perfectly captured the essence of this beautiful country!

  3. The Best of Italy by Train tour package surpassed my expectations! From the awe-inspiring sights to seamless logistics, it was a dream. The hotels were comfortable, the guides knowledgeable, and the tours perfectly curated. Traveling by train added an enchanting touch, offering scenic views and a relaxed pace. Every moment felt like a discovery, from Rome's ancient allure to Venice's romantic canals. It was a truly enriching experience, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone seeking an authentic Italian adventure.

  4. The Best of Italy by Train tour was an incredible experience! The itinerary showcased Italy's beauty seamlessly. While most hotels were delightful, the Milan one could've been more central. Nonetheless, the excursions were fantastic, offering breathtaking sights and insightful experiences that made this journey unforgettable.