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Italy by First-Class Rail: 7-Day Small-Group Tour from Venice to Rome with Gourmet Dining & Sorrento Extension

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Travel until 16 Oct 2022

Unearth the art, culture and history of Italy, one of the most loved destinations in the world, on this seven-day small-group tour (max. 26 travellers). Travel in first-class style aboard the country’s fast trains to iconic cities and historic sites; discover Venice from a traditional gondola, taste authentic local flavours in Tuscany, visit Florence's magnificent Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and get acquainted with the ancient beauty of Rome with skip-the-line entry to the Vatican Museums. Plus, you have the option to add a sun-kissed extension to Sorrento via Pompeii.

Stay in handpicked accommodation throughout, guaranteeing absolute comfort at every stop along the way. No trip to Italy is complete without tasting your way through the country, from classic cicchetti at Venice's wine bars to drinking chianti at a traditional Tuscan vineyard. With an array of dining experiences included in your tour, you’ll be leaving with bellies and hearts full to the brim.

Your tour includes:

  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

Your journey takes you to: Venice – Florence (Tuscany) – Rome.

Sorrento & Pompeii Extension: Extend your tour to 11 days and add a visit to the historic wonders of Pompeii and sunny Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. Walk through the once-thriving streets of ancient Pompeii, now reduced to incredibly well-preserved ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Then, spend two full days at leisure in charming Sorrento, where sweeping water views and the opportunity to visit charming Capri await.

Book with 100% Confidence: Right up until 60 days before departure you can enjoy unlimited, free date changes, or cancel and get a 100% credit to use at Luxury Escapes for any other Limited Time Lux Exclusive accommodation, tour or cruise offer. Excludes flights, see the Fine Print for details.

Furthermore, if you are unable to travel on your tour as a result of Government travel restrictions, even right up to the day of departure, Luxury Escapes will assist you with a date change. We can also provide you with a credit or refund for your booking (less any non-recoverable costs). See below for full terms and conditions.

7 or 11 Days from
A$2,279
/person
Twin Share
Valued up to A$2,484

holiday Options

7 Days
TWIN SHARE – LOW SEASON
7 Days from
A$2,279
/person
Valued up to A$2,484
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
7 Days
TWIN SHARE – HIGH SEASON
7 Days from
A$2,599
/person
Valued up to A$2,816
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
7 Days
TWIN SHARE – PEAK SEASON
7 Days from
A$2,699
/person
Valued up to A$2,911
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER – LOW SEASON
7 Days from
A$2,999
/person
Valued up to A$3,246
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER – HIGH SEASON
7 Days from
A$3,269
/person
Valued up to A$3,578
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
7 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER – PEAK SEASON
7 Days from
A$3,499
/person
Valued up to A$3,673
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
11 Days
SORRENTO EXTENSION – TWIN SHARE LOW SEASON
11 Days from
A$3,479
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

PLUS

  • One additional night at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome and three nights at Hotel Conca Park, Sorrento
  • Daily breakfast plus select additional dining experiences, including a special dinner in Frascati
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between Rome and Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with a local historian
  • Two full days at leisure in Sorrento
11 Days
SORRENTO EXTENSION – TWIN SHARE HIGH SEASON
11 Days from
A$3,899
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

PLUS

  • One additional night at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome and three nights at Hotel Conca Park, Sorrento
  • Daily breakfast plus select additional dining experiences, including a special dinner in Frascati
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between Rome and Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with a local historian
  • Two full days at leisure in Sorrento
11 Days
SORRENTO EXTENSION – TWIN SHARE PEAK SEASON
11 Days from
A$4,099
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share) – you MUST purchase TWO packages
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

PLUS

  • One additional night at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome and three nights at Hotel Conca Park, Sorrento
  • Daily breakfast plus select additional dining experiences, including a special dinner in Frascati
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between Rome and Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with a local historian
  • Two full days at leisure in Sorrento
11 Days
SORRENTO EXTENSION – SOLO TRAVELLER LOW SEASON
11 Days from
A$4,699
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

PLUS

  • One additional night at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome and three nights at Hotel Conca Park, Sorrento
  • Daily breakfast plus select additional dining experiences, including a special dinner in Frascati
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between Rome and Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with a local historian
  • Two full days at leisure in Sorrento
11 Days
SORRENTO EXTENSION – SOLO TRAVELLER HIGH SEASON
11 Days from
A$4,999
/person
Valued up to A$5,490
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

PLUS

  • One additional night at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome and three nights at Hotel Conca Park, Sorrento
  • Daily breakfast plus select additional dining experiences, including a special dinner in Frascati
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between Rome and Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with a local historian
  • Two full days at leisure in Sorrento
11 Days
SORRENTO EXTENSION – SOLO TRAVELLER PEAK SEASON
11 Days from
A$5,299
/person
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Six nights accommodation in handpicked, centrally located hotels, including one night at Maison Venezia | UNA Esperienze in Venice, three nights at Eurostars Florence Boutique and two nights at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome
  • Daily breakfast and select additional dining experiences, including a Tuscan wine tasting, traditional Florentine steak dinner and foodie tour in Venice
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between all major cities
  • Porterage and luggage assistance at all stations
  • Foodie walking tour in Venice with a gondola ride included
  • Guided walking tour in Florence, including the Duomo Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
  • Full-day Tuscan countryside trip, including San Gimignano and Siena
  • Guided walking tour in Rome, including fast-track entry to the Vatican Museums, with Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica
  • A full day at leisure in Florence and Rome, allowing time to explore independently
  • The services of an expert English-speaking guide throughout your journey
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary

PLUS

  • One additional night at Bettoja Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome and three nights at Hotel Conca Park, Sorrento
  • Daily breakfast plus select additional dining experiences, including a special dinner in Frascati
  • First-Class rail travel by high-speed train between Rome and Naples
  • Guided tour of Pompeii with a local historian
  • Two full days at leisure in Sorrento
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