b'Day 1 - Arrive in RomeAs you tour these beloved sites, immerseto immerse you in the essence of Tuscany.Arrive in Rome and enjoy a shared transfer toyourself in centuries of religious history andOvernight Florence. (B, L)your hotel located in the historic city center.some of the worlds most famous works of The remainder of the day is at leisure to art.Overnight Rome. (B) Day 6 - Florence at Leisure begin to explore the city. Overnight Rome.Explore the sights and experiences ofDay 4 - Rome to FlorenceFlorence at leisure today. Be sure to visit the Day 2 - Roman Cooking LessonBoard your local train bound for Florence,Duomo, a famous 11th-century cathedralAfter breakfast embark on a Roman cookeryand enjoy comfortable seating and that overlooks the city. Climb the stairsclass. First, an expert leads you through thewonderful views during the journey, whichof Giottos Campanile for a differentfresh food market and teaches you how totypically takes under 2 hours. As you arrive inperspective or wander through the 11 acres select local produce and the ingredientsFlorence, a private car takes you to your hotelof immaculate gardens at Boboli Gardens or needed for the days cooking lesson. in Florences city center. This evening, a visit one of the numerous museums.Continue to an apartment near Piazzaguided walking tour introduces you to the Farnese or to a home on Tiberina Island for city. Stroll along ancient cobbled streets,This evening you have the option to partake a cooking lesson to remember. At the through bustling piazzas and the best placesin a typical dinner and concert in the heart of conclusion of your lesson you will taste theto take in riverside vistas. Other highlights ofFlorence, an experience that begins in a local food you prepared paired with Italian wine.the tour include the Ponte Vecchio Bridge,restaurant in the Oltrarno neighborhood. famous Renaissance palaces and many Enjoy local delicacies and Chianti wine asThe rest of the day is yours to explore Romeother destinations that offer an insiders you dine. After dinner, make your way toon your own. Perhaps leave the hustle andperspective of Florence.(B) the Anglican Church for a memorablebustle of the citys main sights and exploreDay 5 - Gastronomic Tour of Tuscanyperformance of Neapolitan songs and arias Trastevere, an ancient area of the city thatThe spectacular food and wine of Tuscany liefrom operas by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini and offers a look at day-to-day life for Romans.ahead as you set out on a small group tour toother Italian composers.Overnight Florence. You could also take your time meanderingdestinations such as Chianti, Montalcino and(B)through the piazzas and admiring theRoman architecture of the city. Dont forgetMontepulciano. All set within the stunningDay 7 - Florence to make a wish in the Trevi Fountain!confines of Tuscany, these villages are knownYour epic introduction to the tastes ofOvernight Rome. (B, L) to produce world-famous gastronomic Italy concludes this morning as you aredelights, including wine, pork, cheese transferred to Florences airport for yourDay 3 - Rome at Leisureand olive oil. The tour takes you throughreturn flight home. (B)Today is at leisure to continue your vineyards and olive groves on its route and explorations of the city. The Museum of includes picturesque landscapes and views Contemporary Art of Rome and the of medieval villages. In Greve you can take in Museum Leonardo Da Vinci Experience arethe charm of the historical square by visiting just a couple of the fascinating museums ingalleries as you wander through shopsthe city. Not to be missed while in Rome iscarrying local craft items and productsthe Vatican. You have the option to take antypical of Chianti. There is plenty of tasting in-depth tour that includes priority entranceon this tour, as well, including samplingsto the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapelof local wines and olive oils and lunch at a and St. Peters Basilica, as well as the historic farm. This full-day expedition is sure invaluable knowledge of a tour guide.For Vacations By Rails complete collection of vacations, visit www.vacationsbyrail.com or call 877-253-9891 37'