Beautiful Lake ComoRialto Bridge with Gondola under the bridge in VeniceWoman overlooking florenceEvening in Piazza Navona, RomeSuper fast passenger train

Beautiful Lake Como

Rialto Bridge with Gondola under the bridge in Venice

Woman overlooking florence

Evening in Piazza Navona, Rome

Super fast passenger train

Description

Pursue your dreams and experience Italy at your own pace with Central Holidays’ Rail programs where we plan all of the main details of your trip, but YOU set the pace. Simply relax and enjoy it all, traveling between your selected cities and towns by deluxe rail. Make your way from destination to destination in comfort on board Italy’s splendid trains as you gaze upon spectacular views and vistas that are sure to take your breath away. Choose your hotel accommodations, guided sightseeing tours, excursions, and activities to create your ideal vacation by rail tailored to your every interest and whim.


Itinerary

Day 1 - Milan/Como

Arrival into Milan. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure to start discovering the beauty of Lake Como.

Day 2 - Lake Como

Two glorious days at leisure. Visit Como's outstanding Duomo or stroll its walks skirting the water's edge. Famous 16th and 17th century villas are scattered around the lake. Cernobbio and Tremezzo (see Villa Carlotta) are lovely lakeside locations. On the opposite side of the lake are Varenna and Bellagio. (B)

Day 3 - Lake Como

Two glorious days at leisure. Visit Como's outstanding Duomo or stroll its walks skirting the water's edge. Famous 16th and 17th century villas are scattered around the lake. Cernobbio and Tremezzo (see Villa Carlotta) are lovely lakeside locations. On the opposite side of the lake are Varenna and Bellagio. (B)

Day 4 - Como/Venice

Italy tour packageAfter breakfast, spend the morning in Lake Como to relax or do some last minute shopping. Depart by train and travel to Venice. (B)

Day 5 - Venice

Your morning walking tour is highlighted by visits to the golden Basilica of St. Mark, the Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and the Piombi Prison. Remainder of the day is free. (B)

Day 6 - Venice/Florence

 Italy tour packagesThis morning travel by rail from Venice to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Balance of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 7 - Florence

Your morning tour will take you on a discovery of the beauty of Florence: the Duomo with its magnificent Brunelleschi dome, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza Della Signoria, and the charming Piazzale Michelangelo with its splendid views. This afternoon is at leisure. (B)

Day 8 - Florence

 Italy tourFull days at leisure to keep discovering all Florence has to offer or to take an optional excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, or Pisa. (B)

Day 9 - Florence/Rome

This morning travel by rail from Florence to Rome. Balance of the day is at leisure to start discovering the Eternal City. (B)

Day 10 - Rome

 Italy toursYour morning tour reveals Rome's infinite aspects and eras. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore areas not covered by your city tour or for some shopping. (B)

Day 11 - Rome

Day at leisure. You may enjoy an optional excursion to Pompeii, Capri and Sorrento with their panoramic views of Mt. Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples. (B)

Day 12 - Rome/USA (or extend your stay)

 European tour packageSay ''arrivederci'' to Italy or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 11 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Half day city tour of Venice
  • Half day city tour of Florence
  • Half day city tour of Rome
  • Transportation Como to Venice by First class rail
  • Transportation Venice to Florence by First class rail
  • Transportation Florence to Rome by First class rail
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

    • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Optional Tours

Notes

    From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on following hotels:
    Lake Como: Barchetta Excelsior
    Venice: Saturnia
    Florence: G.H. Cavour
    Rome: Donna Camilla Savelli

Departures & Rates

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