Independent Discoveries for Our World Travelers

Sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Italian countryside... Swift first-class Italo trains promise carefree travel and more time to enjoy this trio of cities.
Tailor your vacation as you pursue your own interests with our wide selection of included sightseeing in each city.
Our friendly resident staff will enhance your holiday with their attentive, expert service whenever you need it.
With our signature flexibility, you can add extra nights in any of these delightful cities... or even do this trip in reverse!
Includes 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c
  • Day 1 - Benvenuto a Roma!

    Welcome to the Eternal City! Check in to your choice of city-center hotel.
  • Day 2 - Customize your stay in Rome c

    Tailor your vacation to your own interests by choosing any one of these included group sightseeing tours:
    Classic Rome features all the city’s best-known sites, including the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.
    Imperial Rome showcases ancient Rome, including the Forum and Colosseum.
    Vatican Museums including the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel.
    Rome by Night reveals all the magic and romance of the Eternal City.
    Meals B
  • Day 3 - Through the Tuscan countryside!

    A reserved first class seat on the Italo train is a comfortable and efficient way to travel. Delight in the picturesque Tuscan landscapes as you travel to Florence, the city of the Medicis and the Renaissance. Check in to your choice of city-center hotel. Meals B
  • Day 4 - Pursue your own passions in Florence c

    Personalize your stay in this glorious city with the included group sightseeing tour of your choice:
    Florence and The Academy: This morning tour of the city’s iconic landmarks with a guided tour of the famed Accademia Gallery, home to Michelangelo’s David.
    Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti takes you into the Tuscan countryside with its vineyards and olive groves. Explore medieval hill towns and sample the region’s fine wines.
    Florence Highlights and the Uffizi is an afternoon tour that begins in the ancient town of Fiesole and continues with a walking tour through the historic heart of Florence. Finish at the Uffizi Gallery, home to masterpieces by Botticelli, da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo and other masters.
    Pisa Excursion takes you through the lovely Tuscan countryside to see the Piazza del Duomo and its iconic Leaning Tower.
    Meals B
  • Day 5 - A scenic rail journey to Venice

    Travel by first class Italo train through the scenic countryside to Venice. Check in to the hotel of your choice. Meals B
  • Day 6 - Tailor your stay in Venice c

    Delight in the magic of Venice as you explore the city with one of these included group tours…  Simply choose the one you like best!
    Ducal Venice takes you through St. Mark’s Square and inside the lavish Ducal Palace.
    Discover Venice & Gondola Ride explores the backstreets between St. Mark’s and the Rialto Bridge and ends with a Gondola ride.
    Excursion to the Three Islands visits Murano, Burano and Torcello.
    Gondola Serenade: Accompanied by the dulcet tones of a passionate and talented Venetian singer, this romantic voyage takes you along the ancient canals of Venice. It’s a delightful way to experience traditional and beloved Italian songs as you take in the city’s glorious medieval architecture.
    Meals B
  • Day 7 - Depart Venice

    Your tour ends today. Meals B

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    Our program includes First Class rail between Rome and Naples, 3 nights hotel accommodation in Sorrento with arrival and departure transfers, daily buffet breakfast and a privately guided tour of ancient Pompeii. You can extend your stay and add any features you wish.

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Our Independent Touring includes:

Your choice of expertly-guided shared sightseeing tours in Rome, Florence and Venice, including all entrance fees
6 meals: Daily breakfast
6 nights in your choice of superior tourist, first class, superior first class, or deluxe hotels – all handpicked for great city-center locations
First class Italo trains from Rome to Florence and from Florence to Venice

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Independent Travel - Per Person Double

Dates   Superior Tourist Class Accommodations First Class Accommodations Superior First Class Accommodations Deluxe Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular Regular Regular Regular
9/2/2018 11/1/2018 $1999 $2299 $2399 $3099
       
11/2/2018 12/28/2018 $1899 $2099 $2199 $2799
       
12/29/2018 12/31/2018 $2099 $2099 $2399 $2799
       
1/1/2019 1/13/2019 $2099 $2099 $2399 $2799
       
1/14/2019 3/22/2019 $2099 $2099 $2399 $3199
       
3/23/2019 4/30/2019 $2099 $2299 $2399 $3199
       

Prices are per person, land only and may vary by day of week, season and during holiday periods. Availability of included sightseeing tours may be affected by holidays, museum closures and seasonally-adjusted schedules. Holiday surcharges may apply. We offer air on Lufthansa or United. Add extra nights.

Extend Your Trip

  • Include Pompeii + Sorrento in your Journey by Rail

    4 days from $999

    Our program includes First Class rail between Rome and Naples, 3 nights hotel accommodation in Sorrento with arrival and departure transfers, daily buffet breakfast and a privately guided tour of ancient Pompeii. You can extend your stay and add any features you wish.

    View Day by Day »

  • Anywhere in Itay... We make it easy!

    Enhance your Rail Journey with destinations, accommodations and experiences throughout Italy. With private sightseeing and transfers for individuals and small groups, let us craft a unique vacation just for you and your traveling party.
    See Details »



There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

Contact our Custom Travel Team:    800-221-2216  or  Email Us

 

Extend Your Trip

  • Include Pompeii + Sorrento in your Journey by Rail

    4 days from $999

    Our program includes First Class rail between Rome and Naples, 3 nights hotel accommodation in Sorrento with arrival and departure transfers, daily buffet breakfast and a privately guided tour of ancient Pompeii. You can extend your stay and add any features you wish.

    View Day by Day »

  • Anywhere in Itay... We make it easy!

    Enhance your Rail Journey with destinations, accommodations and experiences throughout Italy. With private sightseeing and transfers for individuals and small groups, let us craft a unique vacation just for you and your traveling party.
    See Details »

Trip Reviews

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(25 Traveler Reviews)

  • Lucille from IN gives this tour 

    This was my second trip using the resources of AR... last year my grand daughter and I went to India... super trip. And this year my sister-in-law and I visited Italy. We just returned. I cannot say enough about the experience. The arranged hotels and staffs were marvelous. The scheduled tours were just as they had described. If you have never used the services of AR, I highly encourage you to take a look at their awesome trips. Thank you for assisting us in creating lasting memories.


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    Date Traveled: 10/22/2018

  • Fred from CA gives this tour 

    Italy was beautiful!


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    Date Traveled: 10/22/2018

  • John Dennis from FL gives this tour 

    High speed train travel was efficient, timely and pleasant. Every one of our transfers was on time, easy to spot and helpful.


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    Date Traveled: 10/22/2018

  • Valerie from WI gives this tour 

    All of our touring and our hotel and hotel staff in Rome. The trip to Pisa was delightful! Our driver to and from Pisa: we purchased additional afternoon touring with him that was good. All tour and driver people showed up early.


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    Date Traveled: 10/22/2018

  • Ellen from CA gives this tour 

    Well organized and informative guides, no concerns or worries that we'd be met by capable and knowledgeable transfer guides. Made actual travel so simple that we didn't have to worry about details, getting lost, missing flights, etc - we were there to learn and we did just that! A lovely trip...


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    Date Traveled: 8/26/2018



Make This A Private Journey  

Add $1,600

Our private version of this independent tour includes chauffeured airport and rail station transfers whenever you come and go – and a choice of private sightseeing with your own expert Italian guide in each city.

Our Uniquely
Flexible Approach
 

• Add extra nights in any city
• Travel in reverse
• Add more than 20 destinations throughout Italy!

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