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Italian Explorer Fly:Rail

(Tour code: 17ITF)Discover the historic beauty of Italy

Explore the heart of classical Italy, discover the ancient imperial relics of Rome, the wealth of artistic treasures of Florence and the striking Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as the Floating City of Venice.


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Tour Highlights
  • Guided tour of Rome
  • City tour of Florence
  • Excursion to Pisa and Lucca
  • Guided tour of Venice
  • Vatican City
  • Gondola Ride Along the Grand Canal
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

Trevi Fountain, Rome
Days 1-2

To Rome

Fly from the UK to Rome today to begin your tour. On Day 2, discover the wonders of ancient Rome on a guided walking tour, with sights including the Roman Forum, the former civic centre of Roman public life.

  • Scheduled Flight
  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Rome Colosseum
Days 3-5

Rome and Florence

Today is at leisure for you to continue exploring the city of Rome. Perhaps visit the Vatican City. On Day 4 you travel to Florence by train. This afternoon enjoy a guided walking tour of the city's main sights, including the 14th century Ponte Vecchio bridge. Day 5 is free for you to continue exploring this picturesque city at leisure.

  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Days 3&5 - Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6

Pisa and Lucca

Today's full-day excursion by rail heads firstly to Pisa. Free time here allows you to marvel at the famous leaning tower. This afternoon continue to the delightful walled city of Lucca.

  • Breakfast
  • Excursions
Day 7

Exploring Venice

Travel by train to Venice today. Later, enjoy a tour of the floating city's sights including St Mark's Square and the Basilica.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Day 8


Today you are at leisure to explore the magic of the Floating City. Perhaps take a gondola ride along the aptly named Grand Canal. Sit in awe as your gondola bobs up and down from the wake of passing speed boats as you pass under the fabulous Rialto Bridge, a stunning 16th century construction. Alternatively, you might enjoy a stroll around the grand city, where local bars and restaurants offer delicious 'cicchetti', a Venetian form of tapas featuring fresh seafood.

  • Breakfast
Flights to London
Day 9

Return Home

Today you will transfer to Venice airport for your flight home.

  • Breakfast
  • Scheduled Flight

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.


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