Italy express: Rome to Cinque Terre by rail

6 night independent rail tour from Rome to Cinque Terre

7 Days
Rome · Florence · Cinque Terre
How many people?
*Maximum 2 per adult
**Must be with an adult.
About this tour

Spend 7 days traveling around Italy hassle-free by booking this package! We have organized everything for you. By purchasing this package we will take care of train tickets, accommodations and organize tours to top destinations. You will visit Rome, Florence, and Cinque Terre. You will also have access to YourItalianFriend® a messaging service provided through WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger that acts as your virtual travel assistant while you are in Italy.

What does my rail package include

Centrally located 3* hotels with continental breakfast (4* in La Spezia)

  • ROME 2 nights at Hotel Regio or similar
  • FLORENCE  2 nights at B&B Hotel or similar
  • LA SPEZIA / CINQUE TERRE 2 nights at Hotel Firenze & Continentale 

The hotels listed above are our main partners in each city; they are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated 48 hours after the booking.

Train tickets: Standard Class on high-speed train and access to the ItaliaPass lounge at Rome Termini station. 

YourItalianFriend®: The tour is an independent adventure and travelers are not escorted in a group while moving to different locations. You can count on YourItalianFriend®, our exclusive assistance services to participating customers. It is a “one-on-one” real-time support experience for our clients, making their holiday totally hassle-free. Please download WhatsApp before arriving in Italy to take advantage of this service.

Unlimited internet connection: We will provide you with a personal WiFi hotspot so you have constant access to the internet when in Italy.

Activities and excursions: This package includes 1 guided activity/tour at each destination. All activities are guided by an English speaking tour leader (other languages available on request).

  • ROME: 24h Hop on Hop Off
  • FLORENCE: Florence highlights VIP walking tour 
  • LA SPEZIA / CINQUE TERRE: Cinque Terre Card 

What’s not included

  • Extras
  • Tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Hotel city taxes must be paid on spot (average 4 euro per day)
  • Private transfer to and from the train station
  • Airport transfer 
  • Anything not mentioned in “Price Includes” 

Important information

When you book a package with ItaliaRail you have two options: Pay Now or Buy later


In order to confirm your reservation, full payment should be paid by credit card at the time of booking. Your reservation will be confirmed once payment is received. Vouchers and other travel documents will be issued by the InterRail, LLC Customer Satisfaction agent only if full payment for the services has been received. It is the responsibility of the customer and of the travel agent to ensure that the information shown on all travel documents is accurate and consistent with the reservation. Package rates are based on double occupancy.


The option buy later does not guarantee or confirm your reservation on the selected rail package. At any time the selected package can become sold out without notice. A reservation will only be finalized and confirmed once payment is made in full. The payment will be required on the 42nd day before departure.

Cancellation and Trip modification policy: 

  • 43 days or more prior to departure:100% refundable
  • 42 days or less prior to departure: 100% non-refundable
  • 100% cancellation fee for no shows or if cancellation is made after travel is scheduled to begin
  • No refund for unused portions of the trip
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What's Included
3 cities
7 days
6 nights
6 meals
3 tours
3 star hotels
High speed trains
Unlimited wifi
VIP ItaliaPass lounge
Guaranteed departure
Day 1

Rome - Hop-on Hop-off tour

When you arrive in Rome, check-in to your hotel and start taking immediate advantage of your 24 Hop-on Hop-off pass.  This pass is great for visitors who want to explore Rome without a set itinerary or schedule, this all-day pass on a comfortable, audio-guide-accompanied double-decker coach lets you access all the highlights of the city independently. The buses, which run all day, make stops at many major attractions, including: the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica. You can get off whenever you choose, and then catch another bus when you’re ready to move on. 

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 2


After breakfast, you have the day to enjoy the Eternal City on your own schedule. Continue to use your 24 Hop-on Hop-off pass to see as much of the city as you would like. Today you have the option to sign-up for group attractions. Speak to one of our representatives if you’re interested. We suggest visiting the Colosseum or the Vatican. If you rather not take a group tour, you can spend your day trying local cuisine and shopping in the local markets. Please note, there is an additional charge for these tours - not including the Hop-on Hop-off tour.

Overnight at your hotel.

Rome to Florence
Day 3

Florence - Medici Family tour of Florence

After breakfast, head to Roma Termini, the Rome train station for your 9:50 am high-speed train to Florence. In just 1.5 hours you will arrive and be able to check-in to your hotel located in the city center. At 4:00 pm you will take a 2-hour walking tour of Florence where you will discover all the wonders of this historic city. An English speaking guide will escort you on a tour across years of history safely preserved within the architecture, palaces, churches, and art that were sponsored by the Medici Family. We will also observe the Pitti Palace which was home to the Medici family. As you walk along the banks of the Arno you will see, Ponte Vecchio, a bridge famous for its beautiful gold jewelry; on the top of the bridge is the hidden Vasari Corridor, which allowed the Medici family to travel secretly and safely from their home at Pitti Palace to the government building, Palazzo Vecchio. 

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4


After breakfast, take today to enjoy Florence on your own schedule. Today you can explore the city on your own or sign-up for an optional group tour. For more information, you can speak to one of our representatives. We suggest you discover the beauty of Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena on an organized day trip. Please note, there is an additional charge for this tour.

Overnight at your hotel.

Florence to Cinque Terre
Day 5

La Spezia 

After breakfast, you will make your way to the Florence train station for a 9:53 am high-speed train to La Spezia/ Cinque Terre. Upon your arrival, you can check-in to your hotel and spend the day exploring the city on your own schedule. 

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 6

La Spezia 

After breakfast, take advantage of your Cinque Terre Card to reach the enchanted area of Cinque Terre, where colorful villages are embedded among the rocks like pearls in a jewel, Italy. 

The card allows you to make an unlimited number of trips by rail to fully enjoy the Cinque Terre and offers the following services:  Access to the Park area Guided tours according to schedule, Poetic Naturalist Routes Eugenio Montale and Cinque Terre Literary Park according to schedule, bus service operated by ATC within the villages, free use of pay toilets in the Municipalities of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, and Monterosso, wi-fi internet navigation in the Park’s Hot Spots.

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 7

La Spezia 

After breakfast, the end of the service.