Top Destinations to Visit in Europe
Sep 01, 2022 · By Vacations By Rail
Discover a sampling of some of the most impressive of these destinations in EuropeRead more
2023 Tour code: GR-IVGA-23
About the tour
This once-in-a-lifetime journey focuses on the best elements of Italy, from Venice in the north to Amalfi in the south. The trip follows a roundtrip course that begins and ends in Rome. In between, time in Tuscany, the Italian Riviera, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, and Pompeii introduce colorful stories and unique local cultures that one must experience first-hand to believe. You have eleven adventure-filled days to soak in its ambiance, setting to the rails, streets, and waters to get a complete picture of Italy's offerings.
Begin with guided touring in Rome and visit the one and only Vatican City. From here, the adventure spreads into the countryside, taking on Tuscany one excellent locale at a time. Enjoy time in Florence, Montecatini Terme, Pisa, and Chianti. Guided tours pair with independent sightseeing time to offer a fantastic balance as you explore your surroundings. A day trip to Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera is the perfect send-off from Tuscany, and from here, we head to the Floating City itself, Venice. Our journey continues with a rail journey from Venice to Naples and commences our journey along the Amalfi Coast. This part of the world is so beloved, and it is easy to see why as we make our way along the rugged seaboard to Naples and Sorrento. We also cruise the coast during our stay, traveling between Amalfi and Positano upon the water, the way it has been done for centuries. But the adventure doesn't end there; instead, relish a guided visit to Pompeii before heading back to Rome and touring the Roman Colosseum. What will you find as you discover one of the world's top vacation destinations?
A city equally known for its layered past and incredible cuisine, Rome is one of Italy's most beloved destinations and your starting point for a memorable 11-day expedition. As you arrive today, transfer on your own to your centrally located hotel, where you will meet your tour manager and fellow travelers. Delve into the arts, culture, and culinary scenes as you explore independently for the remainder of your day. Overnight Rome.
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