The Renaissance Tour

4-day tour of Italy
  • Italy’s greatest hits
  • Rome, Florence, Venice
  • Fast trains, great food, and la dolce vita
from
  • € 411 1st class
  • € 369 2nd class
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Short travel times means this rail tour gives you plenty of time to discover three of Italy’s greatest cities. Soak in the views as you speed past Tuscan landscapes in the famous Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) trains and experience the culture that influenced the world.

The train

  • "Red Arrow" high-speed trains
  • 1st or 2nd class seat reservations
  • Short travel times

Day to day


Starting and finishing point

It is possible to start this rail tour in Rome, Florence or Venice. Want to start our rail tour somewhere else? Not a problem. Just let us know and we will book you connecting train tickets to Italy, and get you back home at the end of the tour. Additional fees will apply.

Day 1 - Rome

We start our tour in Rome, a city that has captured the imagination of the world for millennia. It is the city of Fellini, Michelangelo and Julius Caesar. Stroll across the Via Veneto, dip your feet in the Trevi Fountain, and take in a view of the Colloseum as you sip a cappuccino. Your hotel is situated close to the main train station and a short walk from Michelangelo’s Cloister, a bath house transformed into a church during the Renaissance.

Day 2 - Florence

A morning high-speed train will take you to Florence, arriving before noon. Rome may have a rich and famous history, but it was in Florence that the Renaissance was born and spread across the world. Da Vinci, Machiavelli, Dante and Petrarch lived and worked here, patronized by wealthy Florentine bankers. Your overnight stay is in a hotel situated just around the corner from the Fortezza da Basso fortress and the Fortezza gardens. A short walk from the train station.

Day 3 - Venice

Take a morning high-speed train to Venice, arriving before noon in Santa Lucia station on the archipelago at the heart of the historic city. As a major military and economic power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Venice has inspired the works of artists such as Shakespeare, Voltaire and Thomas Mann, and produced legendary figures such as Marco Polo and Casanova. Venice was the gateway to the Orient, and still remains a terminus for the infamous Orient Express. Your hotel is located within walking distance from the train station and is situated on one of Venice’s beautiful canals.

Day 4 - Return to Rome

Return to Rome by high-speed train. There are direct connections every hour.

More info


Would you like to receive more information and details of this rail tour? Please send us an email: info@railtravelshop.com.

Included


  • Train pass for all journeys that are part of the tour.
  • Seat reservations when necessary.
  • 3 overnight stays: a 2 person room with shower + toilet, breakfast included.
  • Day-to-day itinerary.

Extensions


  • Additional nights in all towns of the rail tour can be added to the booking.
  • Overnight stays in other towns (which are not part of the tour) before, after or during the rail tour can be added as well.

Surcharges


  • An upgrade to 1st class train travel is possible for €42 p.p.

Departure


  • Daily departure

Prices and Dates

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Discount
Travellers aged 27 and younger get a youth discount.
Travellers aged 60 and over get a senior discount.
Please indicate your date of birth when making a booking so that the right price is calculated.

Additional nights and add-ons
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