Italian explorer: Venice to Amalfi by rail

9 night independent rail tour from Venice to the Amalfi Coast

10 Days
Venice · Florence · Rome · Sorrento · Amalfi
How many people?
*Maximum 2 per adult
**Must be with an adult.

Spend 10 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 Venice, Florence, Rome, and the Sorrento coast. 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.

Daily Departure - No blackout dates

What does my rail package include

  • Centrally located 4* hotels with continental breakfast
  • Venice - 2 nights at Hotel Continental or similar 
  • Florence -  2 nights at Hotel Home or similar
  • Rome - 2 nights at Bettoja Collection or similar
  • Sorrento - 3 nights at Hotel Michelangelo or similar

The hotels listed above are our main partners in each city; they 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: Premium Class on high-speed train + Access to ItaliaPass Lounge at Rome Termini station

YourItalianFriend ®: The tour is an independent adventure and travelers are not escorted in a group while traveling to different locations, but 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 your holiday totally hassle-free

Unlimited Internet Connection: Personal WiFi device to navigate at the highest speed available in Italy with true unlimited traffic


Each city includes one guided tour with an English and French speaking tour guide. You will also have time to explore each city on your own. You also have the option of booking additional tours and attractions. 


  • OPTION 1: Walking Guided Tour & Gondola Ride (2 hours)
  • OPTION 2: Canal Grande Guided Tour (1 hour)
  • OPTION 3: Doge's Palace and St Mark's Basilica with terrace guided tour (2 hours)


  • OPTION 1: Vip Accademia Gallery 1 hour tour including Michelangelo’s David (1 hour)
  • OPTION 2: Florence Bike tour (2 hours)
  • OPTION 3: Florence highlights VIP walking tour (1 hour)


  • OPTION 1: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum Skip the line guided tour (2.5 hours)
  • OPTION 2: 24h Hop on Hop Off
  • OPTION 3: Welcome to Rome: Twilight City Stroll & Gelato-Tasting (2.5 hours)
  • OPTION 4: Pizza & Tiramisu cooking class. (2.5 hours)


  • OPTION 1: Amalfi Coast Drive (day-trip)
  • OPTION 2: Pompeii sightseeing (half day)

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 railway 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
5 cities
10 days
9 nights
9 meals
4 tours
4 star hotels
1st class high speed trains
Unlimited wifi
VIP ItaliaPass lounge
Guaranteed departure
Day 1


Make your own way to your hotel in Venice and check-in. Upon arrival you will have some time to relax and unwind before heading off on one of three must-see experiences: 

Best of Venice walking tour with Gondola ride (starting time: 2:45 pm - duration: 2.5 hours)

You will start at San Luca Square and make your way towards the beautiful Scala del Bovolo. From there you will see the Gothic-Renaissance masterpiece located just outside the city center. You will continue towards Sant’Angelo Square and the Fenice Theatre. Your tour will conclude with a romantic ride on a traditional Venetian gondola. 

Grand Canal Guided Tour (starting time: 4:30 pm - duration: 1.0 hour)

Take a private motor-launch boat ride along the Grand Canal. Known as the most beautiful street in the world, take the opportunity to photograph the historic churches, buildings, and bridges. Your expert guide will share the rich history of the region as you experience a city built on water. You will also have the opportunity to see Giudecca Canal and see masterpieces such as Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore. 

Doge’s Palace and St Mark Basilica with terrace guided view (starting time: 1:00 pm - duration: 2 hours, not available on Sunday)

Skip the line and visit the Basilica. Visit the Panoramic Terrace and see “Piazza San Marco” from above. The guide will lead you to the mosaics and the famous Horses of Saint Mark. In the Doge’s Palace, you will also learn about the most famous works and painters such as Tintoretto and Tiziano. You will pass on the Bridge of Sighs, and be able to take a picture of the canals. You will end the tour by visiting the prison.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.

Day 2


After breakfast, enjoy Venice at your own schedule. Take the day to explore your interests, get lost in the alleys of the center, visit Doge’s Palace or take a boat trip to Murano e Burano Island. Please note, there is an additional charge for these tours.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.

Venice to Florence
Day 3


After breakfast, you will make your own way to the Venice train station and board your 10:25 am high-speed train to Florence. You will be traveling via Premium Class and be given a welcome kit which includes a snack and drink. Upon arrival proceed to your 4* hotel located in the city center and choose from one of three must-see experiences. 

VIP Accademia Gallery 1 hour tour including Michelangelo’s David (starting time: 4:00 pm - duration: 1.0 hour)

Enjoy a small-group tour of the Accademia Gallery and learn the rich history of Florence while seeing Michelangelo’s David up close. 

Florence highlights and Medici Family walking tour: (starting time: 4:00 pm - duration: 2.0 hours)

Our expert 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. During the tour, we will have the opportunity to observe Palazzo Medici, Palazzo Vecchio the most important civil building in the city while also discussing the open-air sculptures found within Loggia della Signoria. We will also observe the Pitti Palace which was home to the Medici family. Strolling along the banks of the Arno will bring us to 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. 

Florence bike tour: (starting time: 3:00 pm -  duration: 2.0 hours)

Explore the beauty of Florence while cycling. Discover places that can only be reached via bicycle on this two-hour tour while. experiencing all the places of historical and artistic importance. The tour will begin at our office near Palazzo Medici.  You will reach some of the most amazing and secluded monuments of Florence, Italy. Stops include the following locations: Santa Maria Novella, the Artisans district, San Frediano, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, the Uffizi square, the Medieval district, the Duomo square, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza della Signoria, and Palazzo Pitti.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.


Day 4


After breakfast, you have the day to explore Florence on your own schedule. Take today to discover everything the city has to offer. Visit Cinque Terre or discover the beauty of Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena. Just let us know at the time of booking, we can organize everything for you, we have a lot of ideas and proposals. Please note, there is an additional charge for these tours.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.

Florence to Rome
Day 5


After breakfast, you will make your way to the Florence train station for a 9:45 am departure to Rome. You will be traveling via Premium Class on a high-speed train and given a welcome back that includes a snack and a drink. Upon your arrival, you will check-in to your 4* hotel located in the city center. 

While in Rome you can choose between one of four experiences to do on day 5. 

Skip the Line Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum (starting time: 3:00 pm* - duration: 2.5 hours)

With our Skip - the - line small group tour, and our monolingual guide, you will have an overview of the history and art of Rome. You will also gain access to the Colosseum,  the famous amphitheater where centuries ago, gladiators fought wild beasts as a form of public entertainment. The tour will continue with a visit to the Roman Forum, the Temple of Julius Caesar, the Curia Julia the still-intact Senate House before concluding at the  Palatine Hills. 

Rome Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Tour: (availability: all day - duration: 8:30 am - 6:30 pm daily)

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, and 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.

Welcome To Rome: Twilight City Stroll & Gelato-Tasting* (starting time 5:00 pm - duration: 2.5 hours available from April to October)

Coming to a city as (wonderfully) chaotic as Rome can be daunting. We want to give you a warm, Italian welcome and get you set up for the rest of your visit. Intimate groups will guarantee easy access to your guide and the opportunity to ask anything you might want to know. See Rome’s historic center top sights and get an orientation of the Eternal City with an expert tour guide. Our evening stroll through the historic center includes the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain & Pantheon plus a free gelato!

Authentic Pizza making – VIP cooking class & Dinner (starting time: 4:00 pm - duration: 2.5 hours)

Learn to make real Italian food in a “hands-on cooking” class and take back with you a piece of Italian food tradition! If you love Italian food you can’t miss the chance to learn how to make the most famous Italian dish, pizza from an authentic Neapolitan Pizzaiolo! Led by a professional Italian pizzaiolo, the cooking class will be held in a typical Pizzeria, set in one of the most beautiful areas of the Eternal City. With the help of the freshest ingredients, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and much more, you will learn how to prepare an authentic Italian pizza, very easy and super fun! 

Overnight at your 4* hotel. 

Day 6


After breakfast, take the day to explore Rome on your own schedule. Prepare to mix and match over 2,500 years of history and discover your own version of Rome. The Eternal City dazzles with iconic Roman ruins, a wealth of art and architecture. You can also take today to go on an optional tour. You can speak to one of our customer service representatives for more information.

Overnight at your 4* hotel.


Rome to Naples
Day 7


After breakfast, proceed on your own to the Rome train station to take your 9:58 am high-speed train to Naples. Traveling via Premium Class, your high-speed train ticket. Within the hour, you will arrive in Naples, where your private driver will be waiting for you to bring you to Sorrento. You will have the rest of the day to enjoy Sorrento on your own schedule. 

Overnight at your 4* hotel.


Day 8


After breakfast, you can choose between 2 different must-see experiences that will make your stay in unforgettable: 

Amalfi Coast Experience: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello tour (starting time: 09.00 am - duration: 8 hours)

Discover the famous beauty of one of Italy’s most iconic shorelines with this full-day tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento. Travel in an air-conditioned mini-coach along spectacular coastal roads, stopping to visit the region’s three most popular and beautiful villages — Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. With tips from your knowledgeable guide, enjoy leisure time in each town to stroll narrow cobblestone streets, shop for unique handmade goods or perhaps dine on the waterfront.

Pompeii small-group tour with skip-the-line (starting time: 8:00 am - duration: 4.0 hours)

Explore one of Italy's most evocative archaeological finds on a guided tour of Pompeii from Sorrento. Travel by bus to the UNESCO-listed site, where a licensed guide leads you around the ruins of an ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Marvel at excavated houses, marketplaces, baths, and frescoes remarkably preserved by ash, and learn about the civilization that once thrived here before the disaster.

Overnight at your 4* hotel

Day 9


After breakfast, you can explore Sorrento on your own schedule. Take advantage of the beautiful beaches and regional food and drink.

Overnight at your 4* hotel

Day 10


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