Ultimate Italian escape: Venice to Rome by rail

7 night escorted rail tour from Venice to Rome

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

Enjoy 8 days traveling first class via train across Italy. Your package vacation will include visits to Venice, Florence, Tuscany, and Rome. This package also includes a hotel-to-hotel luggage service and city center accommodations at 4* hotels with breakfast. Your package will include tours, dining and cultural experiences highlighting the best of Italy.

What does my rail package include:

  • Tour leader: Professional English and French speaking guide for the entire duration of the tour
  • Centrally located hotels (walking distance from train station except in Florence): 4* with continental buffet breakfast
  • First-class train ticket: On high speed-train
  • Hotel-to-Hotel luggage service: We collect and deliver client’s luggage directly from hotel to hotel
  • Unlimited internet connection: A personal Wi-Fi receiver allowing you constant access to the internet
  • 11 meals: 7 continental buffet breakfast, 1 dinner, 1 lunch with wine tasting, 1 local street food testing with wine, 1 special dinner with wine included. 

4* Accommodations:

  • Venice 1 night Hotel Maison
  • Florence 3 nights Hotel Home
  • Rome 3 nights Bettoja Collection

Included activities and excursions

  • Venice: “Cicchetti” guided walking tour in Venice, Gondola ride
  • Florence: Best of Florence guided walking tour, Tuscan dinner with “bistecca”, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti guided tour with lunch and wine tasting
  • Rome: Best of Rome walking tour, Guided visit of Vatican Museum entrance fees included, Farewell dinner with wine in Frascati

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


people sitting around a table enjoying Italian food
What's Included
3 cities
8 days
7 nights
11 meals
8 tours
4 star hotels
1st class high speed trains
Unlimited wifi
Luggage service
Tour leader
Guaranteed departure
Day 1

Arrival in Venice - walking tour, wine tasting, and a gondola ride

After making your own way to the hotel you will meet your tour guide to begin your Italian vacation. You will begin by learning the rich history of Venetian cuisine while tasting local tapas (Cicchetti) and sipping on local wine on a private walking tour; You will have the opportunity to learn the fascinating history of Venetian characters like Casanova or Titian while sampling some of the most delicious Venetian street food.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.

Venice to Florence
Day 2

Florence -  Tuscan dinner with Bistecca Fiorentina

Take the morning to enjoy Venice on your own schedule before boarding an afternoon train to Florence. After a 2-hour high-speed train journey, you will arrive in Florence. Here you will enjoy an in-depth guided walking tour where you will discover the Best of Florence. By moonlight, you will visit Piazzale Michelangelo with its amazing view over the city, the Ponte Vecchio, the famous Uffizi courtyard, the amazing Brunelleschi’s Dome which overlooks the Baptistery’s golden “Gates of Paradise”. After the tour, you will enjoy an exclusive dinner in the heart of Florence and a typical Florentine-style T-bone steak. 

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 3

Florence - day tour of Tuscany including Chianti wine tasting and lunch

After breakfast, you will begin your Tour of Tuscany.  Beginning in Pisa, you will visit the stunning Piazza dei Miracoli, to admire the Baptistery, the Cathedral and, of course, the famous Leaning Tower. Enjoy a typical Tuscan lunch in a wine bar or restaurant sampling renowned local wines and traditional Tuscan dishes. After lunch, the wonders continue with a visit to San Gimignano, the splendid Medieval town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then following the panoramic roads of the Chianti region, you will get to Siena, the city of the Palio Horse Race. 

Overnight at your hotel.

Day 4

Florence - Day of leisure with optional activities

Take today to create your own schedule or sign-up for one of the optional tours suggested by your guide. Your tour options include exploring a trip to the Accademia Gallery to see the statue of David or visit the Uffizi or you can also choose to tour the Cinque Terre. Please note, there is an additional charge for these tours. 

Overnight at your hotel in Florence.

Florence to Rome
Day 5

Rome - Best of Rome day tour

After breakfast, you will travel to Rome via first-class on a  high-speed train. Once in Rome, you will take a guided tour of the Eternal City with the option of visiting the Vatican Museums (please note there is an additional charge for this tour). You will have the opportunity to visit the Sistine Chapel and view ancient sculptures, tapestries, medieval maps, paintings, and precious relics. With skip-the-line, you’ll have direct access from the Sistine Chapel to St. Peter’s Basilica. Here you’ll see Michelangelo’s ‘Pietà’ and the incredible bronze altar. After a quick break, stroll the alleys of Baroque Rome and marvel at its most iconic sights (Piazza Navona, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and more).

Overnight at your 4* hotel.

Day 6

Rome - Day of leisure with optional activities

On this day you will have the option of creating your own schedule or taking an optional guided tour. Take this opportunity to visit the Colosseum and a tour of Ancient Rome. If you are more interested in local art and history you can visit the Borghese Gallery. You also have the option of taking an authentic pizza-making class. If you’d like, you can end your day at a local restaurant where you can sample local dishes and wine. Please note, there is an additional charge for these tours.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.

Day 7

Rome - Day of leisure with optional activities including a special dinner in Frascati

After breakfast, you have the morning to enjoy Rome on your own. In the late afternoon, you will board a regional train and take a 30-minute journey to the town of Frascati. Set in the Castelli Romani area, Frascati has been chosen through the Centuries by Popes and the aristocratic families for their summer residences. Frascati will give you a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of the Eternal City as a special souvenir and a special dinner in a typical “Fraschetta”. The fraschetta in Frascati is uniquely Italian, and something you should try at least once in your life. Here you will drink wine and sample local dishes in a friendly atmosphere. After dinner, you will take a train back to your hotel in Rome.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.

Day 8


After breakfast, the end of services.