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11 Day Ultimate Italy by Rail inc. Rome, Florence, Cinque Terre, Lake Como & Venice

Explore Italy on the ultimate rail journey across this phenomenal country. Get in-depth tours of Rome and Pompeii, explore the colourful villages of the Cinque Terre and waterways of Venice, all the time sampling the incredible gastronomy of this passionate country. 

11 Days
4 Experiences
1 Country
9 Inclusions
4 Room options

About This Trip

Not sure which part of Italy to visit? Just visit it all! Breathe in history as you explore the Colosseum or the ruins of Pompeii. Stare out at the glittering azure sea from the terrace of a multicoloured village clinging to the cliffs in the Cinque Terre. Experience wild nature and extreme chic on the banks of Lake Como. Sample thick, luscious red wines, pasta so light it feels like eating air and pizza that will redefine the way you think about this everyday dish. 

 

Italy is one of the most densely highlight-packed countries on earth. The cities are simply incredible, awe-inspiring architecture effortlessly blends with a rich history of art, culture and gastronomy to create a memorable experience with every step. The countryside that links them is inspiring, rolling Tuscan hills crowned with extraordinary towns, the dramatic Dolomites painting a jaw-dropping background to chic Lake Como. 

 

This tour packs in the big-ticket highlights of Italy and gets you exclusive access to their most beautiful parts with knowledgeable local guides. You will jump the queues at the Colosseum, explore Pompeii with a history expert, discover the hill towns of Tuscany with a local who knows all the finest wine producers in Chianti. You will explore the multicoloured villages of the Cinque Terre and the fantastic walking trails that connect them and sample luxury in Lake Como with insider knowledge. 

 

All of this while exploring the country from the seat of its exceptional rail service, travelling like a local, meeting the people of Italy and watching the stunning scenery flow past your window. This is ultimate Italy, jump on board, the memories are waiting. 


Top Local Experiences


What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
3-star Accommodation

We have searched every town and city on the route to pick out the finest 3 and 4-star hotels. All centrally located, the hotels are all within walking distance to the rail station to easily link up your travel plans. Your rooms will be the ultimate in comfort, aimed to relax you as soon as you enter and provide somewhere to rest and recharge before further exploration. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level. 

 

Hotel San Marco - Rome

Hotel Alinari - Florence

The Poet Hotel - La Spezia

Hotel Ibis Milano Centro - Milan

Hotel Carlton Capri - Venice

  • King-sized bed or 2x singles
  • Television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Balcony  
  • Air conditioning
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
  • Room service
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$579
4-star Accommodation Upgrade

We have searched every town and city on the route to pick out the finest 3 and 4-star hotels. All centrally located, the hotels are all within walking distance to the rail station to easily link up your travel plans. Your rooms will be the ultimate in comfort, aimed to relax you as soon as you enter and provide somewhere to rest and recharge before further exploration. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level. 

 

Hotel Mediterraneo - Rome

Hotel Executive - Florence

The Poet Hotel - La Spezia

Hotel Adi Doria - Milan

Hotel Amadeus - Venice

  • King-sized bed or 2x singles
  • Television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Balcony  
  • Air conditioning
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
  • Room service

 

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$915
3-star Accommodation - Solo

We have searched every town and city on the route to pick out the finest 3 and 4-star hotels. All centrally located, the hotels are all within walking distance to the rail station to easily link up your travel plans. Your rooms will be the ultimate in comfort, aimed to relax you as soon as you enter and provide somewhere to rest and recharge before further exploration. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level. 

 

Hotel San Marco - Rome

Hotel Alinari - Florence

The Poet Hotel - La Spezia

Hotel Ibis Milano Centro - Milan

Hotel Carlton Capri - Venice

  • King-sized bed or 2x singles
  • Television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Balcony  
  • Air conditioning
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
  • Room service
Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSingle Room
Optional:$1,309
4-star Accommodation Upgrade - Solo

We have searched every town and city on the route to pick out the finest 3 and 4-star hotels. All centrally located, the hotels are all within walking distance to the rail station to easily link up your travel plans. Your rooms will be the ultimate in comfort, aimed to relax you as soon as you enter and provide somewhere to rest and recharge before further exploration. The listed hotels below are what we book on this trip, however, should any be unavailable at the time of booking, we will replace them with hotels of an equal or superior level. 

 

Hotel Mediterraneo - Rome

Hotel Executive - Florence

The Poet Hotel - La Spezia

Hotel Adi Doria - Milan

Hotel Amadeus - Venice

  • King-sized bed or 2x singles
  • Television
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Balcony  
  • Air conditioning
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
  • Room service

 

Single supplementYes
Max occupancy1 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementSingle Room
highlights

Discovering Italy is such a thrill. Almost every little town and village are worth visiting, never mind the incredible cities, so we wanted to create a tour that was more than just a tour. We wanted to create an adventure, to instil that thrill of exploration, of travelling, but with absolutely no hassles. So, we linked up the finest spots in the whole country using the Italian National Rail service. This way you get to travel like a local, to see everyday Italian life and mix with the locals, rather than completely from the window of a coach. 

 

This style of travel expends to the inclusion of a 48hour Cinque Terre Park Card, which gives you access to the trains that link the UNESCO World Heritage 5 towns, so you can walk a trail to one and get the train home, or on to the next town. We have also included local experts at most points on the tour, ensuring that the trip is brought to life for you and a little wine tasting in Chianti, because it wouldn’t be a visit to Italy without it. 


location

This wonderful adventure begins in the Italian capital, Rome where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your first hotel. After time exploring Rome and a day trip to Naples and Pompeii, you will board the train and head to Florence. Exploring this fine city and the rolling Tuscan countryside surrounding it, you will then make your way to the coastal city of La Spezia. From here you will explore the stunning Cinque Terre before heading north to discover Milan and Lake Como. Your tour then heads to Venice where your incredible tour of Italy comes to an end.  


facilities

We have chosen a blend of 3 and 4-star hotels for your trip around Italy. Each has been selected for its comfort and its proximity to the rail station, so you can simply grab your bags and walk to the rail station to board the train for your next stop. Comfort is key in our choices as after a long day of exploring, you will want to sink into your bed and get a great sleep before doing it all over again. 

 

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Spa facilities
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Swimming pool

important info

Exclusions

  • Return flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • The minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitor’s responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required.
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is not available on this trip

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • An airport transfer is included upon arrival

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com


DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

 

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our Booking Conditions for all information on refunds


Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request

 

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

 

Holiday Extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

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