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Explore Gorgeous Cities, Spectacular Sights, and Renowned Cuisine

Filled with historical landmarks, incredible art, and a rich culture, Italy is a country that captivates every visitor. From exciting exploration to peaceful relaxation, this stunning region has something for every traveller. Our tours offer a mix of options whether you want to pack in all of the highlights or focus on a particular region for a deeper exploration.

  • Recommended Destinations: Rome, Venice, Florence, Tuscany, The Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Lake Como
  • Explore by Travel Type: Independent itineraries to explore on your own or Escorted tours guided by a tour manager.

When should you travel to Italy? Many regard the spring and fall as the best time to visit when temperatures are comfortable. Summer is an extremely popular time to explore, but know the weather can get warm especially in the southern region.

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Highlights of Switzerland & Italy by Rail
26 May 2024
DARIA HELENE SCHMIDT
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“What a great experience! The travel (rail and boat) went so smoothly and hotels in Zurich, Lucerne, Como, Florence and Rome were certainly what I expected for 4-star (with the exception being tired and worn hallways and staircase areas at our hotel in Rome - but the outdoor terrace there was a delightful bonus!). Ours was a mostly independent itinerary. We did a wine tasting and Academy tour in Florence and a night tour and Vatican City tour in Rome. I would HIGHLY recommend VBR. We will likely do Switzerland again - Lucerne was so delightful.
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Cuisine & Culture: Rome, Florence & Venice
24 May 2024
JOHN PATRICK
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“Awesome experience, tour guides were excellent, tours were interesting and informative. It was my first time out of the country and I will definitely do it again!
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Explore Italy: Pompeii, Capri & the Amalfi Coast
10 Nov 2023
TRACI LARSON
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“This was an awesome trip! We enjoyed having the scheduled tours/drivers, but we also enjoyed having time alone to relax or explore on our own. We couldn't ask for a better vacation. I would definitely sign up for another Vacation By Rail tour.
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Top to Toe of Italy
14 Oct 2023
Eloise De Beer
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“We had a fabulous Tour Manager in Lydia. She was always available and approachable and friendly to all. We stayed in excellent hotels, tours, and great meals were included. There's only a couple things I'd change. We were too long on the Amalfi Coast, and wished we could spend some time exploring Sorrento on our own. My roommate and I paid for 2 extra nights in the first hotel, in Murano, and you would think at $269 per night, breakfast would be included.
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Highlights of Tuscany
11 Oct 2023
Mary Maki-Rich
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“Loved the leader, Gilly. Loved the amount of free time and planned time as well. Perfecto. Loved the food at Ercolini and Savi. Loved that it wasn’t based in Florence. Loved the size of the group.
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Best of Italy featuring Lake Como & the Amalfi Coast
09 May 2024
MICHAEL JOSEPH JUNGQUIST
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“My wife and I had a fantastic time on this two week itinerary. Enough time to see the highlights of Italy without being too stressful. Vacations By Rail provided us with the travel itinerary, quality hotels, and several tours, which took a lot of the stress off us as we traveled to Europe for the 1st time. Some hotels could have been a little nicer, while others were fantastic, particularly in Sorrento and Como. All connections/transfers they set up were right on time or they were waiting for us, and our tour guides in Florence and Capri were the best tour guides we had on the entire trip...better than anyone we booked through Viator. It was also nice to be able to tailor our experience, skipping one tour (and saving money) to apply to something else we preferred, staying an extra night, and upgrading for a couple hundred dollars to business class rail for very comfortable transport. The package is not cheap, but we were very satisfied. Bottom line, if I were to plan this trip again, I would do the exact same thing!
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Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast
02 Jul 2023
BARELLO, LAURIE SUE
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“This was a wonderful vacation. The tour guide was excellent. However, I wish I was told in advance I was joining a mostly British group. I had no British pounds to tip the guide.
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Italy by Train

Italy exudes romance, from its breathtaking cities to its sun-kissed coast. It is a country that is world-renowned for its delicious culinary offerings and incredible wine, a place where centuries of history combines with fashion, art, and modern luxuries. Experience the wonder of Italy by train to explore the country's top destinations and to fall in love with the Italian culture.

Italy tours feature cities such as Rome, Florence, Sorrento, Milan, Naples and Venice, and seaside destinations along the Amalfi Coast. Travelers may even experience the Old World charms of Sicily during their Italian adventure. In Rome, visit St. Peter's Square, see the Colosseum and Roman Forum, climb the Spanish Steps, and make a wish in the Trevi Fountain. Take time to relax in one of the city's many piazzas, enjoying some gelato or espresso while soaking in the ambiance. In Florence, visit the traditional leather markets, see Michelangelo's David at the Galleria dell'Accademia and seek out the Medici Chapel. Enjoy a romantic canal cruise in Venice or walk through St. Mark's Square to admire the intricate basilicas. Visit the island of Murano for some delicate glass souvenirs or travel by rail to the ruined city of Pompeii. Relax in Sorrento, the perfect place to begin your explorations of the colorful Amalfi Coast.

But it is not just destinations that are highlighted on an Italian train tour; instead, enjoy immersive experiences that introduce the best in the country. From cooking lessons in Rome to wine tastings in Tuscany and from visits to small towns in the Italian countryside to walking through Vatican City, there is no shortage of fantastic excursions. Enjoy these experiences and more with an exclusive Italy tour, or choose a vacation package that includes neighboring countries, such as France and Switzerland, to uncover the contrasts of Europe.

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