EXPERIENCE THE ROMANCE OF TRAVEL ON TWO RAILS
Our train-based itineraries provide nostalgic insights into Italy’s culture, people and landscape. Let the train take the strain with Michelangelo!
Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence - Padua - Venice
Day 1: Arrive in Rome
Transfer from Rome Airport to the hotel. Check-in, welcome drink and rest of the
day at leisure.
Hotel in Rome
Day 2: Rome
We start our full-day sightseeing tour of Rome accompanied by an English-speaking
guide with an inside visit of the Coliseum and Roman Forum. Exploring the Vatican
Museums, we will take the beautiful spiral staircase and continue through
the Gallery of the Tapestries and the Gallery of the Geographical Maps before arriving
in the famous Sistine Chapel with its magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment by Michelangelo. The tour will end at St. Peter’s Basilica where the famous sculpture
“La Pieta” by Michelangelo is not to be missed.
Hotel in Rome · Meals: B
- Experience Rome’s night time magic enjoying the illuminated scenes at the city’s
monuments and a typical dinner in a “Hosteria Romana”
Day 3: Rome - Assisi - Siena - Florence
We take a morning drive to the spiritual city of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis.
First we will visit the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli, where Francis loved to spend his time and where he died. We then pass by the Temple of Minerva on our way to the Basilica of Saint Francis to admire the famous frescoes of Giotto. Lunch at typical rustic restaurant on the way to Siena. A guided tour of the oldtown of Siena takes us to the city’s imposing Cathedral and to Piazza del Campo, the seashell-shaped square on which the famous horse-race, „Il Palio“, takes place every year.
Hotel in Florence · Meals: B, L
Day 4: Florence
Florence’s cathedral dominates the skyline and together with the Bell Tower and the
Baptistery forms one of the most magnificent art masterpieces in the world. The
austerity and beauty of this city, and the pride and determination of the Florentine
artists are displayed in a unique way in the Palazzo Vecchio. With a local English-
speaking guide we will discover the major sites before we have some free time
to admire the jewelry stores on Ponte Vecchio or to enjoy an espresso coffee.
Hotel in Florence · Meals: B
Day 5: Florence - Padua - River Brenta - Venice
Drive by motor coach to the old University City of Padua, world-famous as the city
of Saint Anthony. A guided walking tour will cover the major sites from the impressive
Basilica del Santo to the epic Palazzo della Ragione. In the afternoon we will drive along the River Brenta. On its banks we will be able to admire the sumptuous villas which were built as summer residences for the rich patricians. We then make our way to Venice, we will reach the hotel by boat transfer from the Tronchetto pier.
Hotel in Venice · Meals: B
- Visit the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua and admire some of the most famous and important paintings in Europe, Giotto’s magnificent frescoes of the stories of Mary and Jesus (pre-book your visit with Michelangelo)
Day 6: Venice
In the morning we get an introduction to Venice on a guided walking tour exploring
the major sights: St. Mark’s square and basilica, Doge’s Palace, Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge. In the afternoon we will enjoy a boat ride in the stunning Venetian Lagoon and visit its main islands: Murano – famous for its artistic glass works, Burano – an old fisherman’s island whose buildings are painted in vivid colours and Torcello – once the most populated island, it is a quiet place to relax nowadays.
Hotel in Venice · Meals: B
- Do it like a Venetian… by taking part in a Bacarò tour, an eating and drinking tour
that stops off the most traditional osterias - Get the full Italian Opera experience at
the famous Fenice Theater (further information on page 73 of our brochure)
Day 7: Departure
Boat transfer from the hotel to Venice Airport and departure.
Transportation and Hotels
Food and Drinks
Experiences and Services
The tour does not include:
Please note the city taxes are not included and have to be paid by the guest directly to the hotel at the time of check in. The amount of the taxes depends on the category of the hotel and length of stay. Please check our web-site for additional information about the rates and cities where the taxes are applied.
4* Hotel centrally located
4* Hotel semi-centrally located
OUR VERY CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS
Hotel Valadier 4* - Rome
Hotel Diplomat 4* - Florence
Hotel Bonvecchiati 4* - Venezia
OUR SEMI-CENTRAL LOCATED HOTELS
Grand Hotel Tiberio 4* - Rome
Hotel Villa Gabriele D‘Annunzio 4* - Florence
Hotel Crowne Plaza 4*- Quarto d’Altino - Venezia
The prices are per person sharing a double/twin room
Tours are on request and rates are subject to the availability at the time of booking. If travel dates occur during the trade-show season, Bank Holidays, or particular events a supplement will apply.
Prices are subject to change based on the 2019 trade-show calendar