Exploring Italy on a train


  • Daily breakfast (8)
  • 2 Nights stay at 4-star hotel in Milan
  • 2 Nights stay at 4-star hotel in Venice
  • 2 Nights stay at 4-star hotel in Florence
  • 2 Nights stay at 4-star hotel in Rome
  • All the hotels have +75% recommendation on tripadvisor
  • High speed train travel from Milan to Venice
  • High speed train travel from Venice to Florence
  • High speed train travel from Florence to Rome
  • Handpicked choice of day tours at each destination
  • Professional English-speaking guide during excursion
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  • Stay at 4-star category hotels.
  • Daily breakfast
  • Flexibility to handpick your chioce of day tours at each destination
  • High speed train travel


Arguably one of Europe’s most enticing countries, Italy is home to many of the world's greatest works of art, awe- inspiring architecture and irresistible gastronomy delights too. In fact, Italy is so packed with travel possibilities and cultural experiences that it definitely deserves numerous visits to be able to experience it all.
This 9 day trip to Italy covers 4 of Italy’s gems commencing at the fashion capital of the world, Milan. The next destination on the list is the legendary city of canals and romantic gondola rides; Venice, followed by the vibrant city of Florence and conclude at the historical city of Rome.
Discover once-in-a-lifetime bespoke Italian experiences with 4 star hotel accommodations, breakfast, hand-picked guided sightseeing in each city and high speed train. That leaves you with just getting your flights booked and packing a suitcase.
If you wish to explore the endless possibilities of travel in Italy or change the number of nights, and even thinking of choosing extra services and activities, we have a wide portfolio of properties and services that can be suited to the individual traveller.
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Benevento a Milano! On your arrival in Milan, you make your way to the hotel on your own. Post check in, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the city on your own. Depending upon your time of arrival, you can choose to go on a touristy trail or for some offbeat options we suggest watching a performance at the late 18th century, the Teatro alla Scala, one of the finest opera theatres in Europe or even check out Isola’s street art. You can enjoy a jacuzzi ‘archeo-aperitif’ at QC Terme spa or enjoy an evening at the Naviglio district which has a torrent of quirky bars, gourmet restaurants and riverside boutiques.

After a hearty breakfast, it is time to embark on your journey to discover Milan. The package offers you the flexibility of choosing a tour of your choice among the following alternatives. Each tour is operated by a qualified and trained crew of selected licensed local guides and is run only in small groups of a maximum of 20 guests. If you wish to book a separate tour, other than the ones suggested below, do feel free to drop in a query and we would be happy to offer you a quote accordingly.

Duomo Cathedral and its Rooftops (starting time 9.15 am and 2:15 pm, duration 2.5 hours) The most significant landmark of Milan, Duomo is not just another church. The 14th-century cathedral with airy marble interiors and the exquisite stained-glass windows, the statue-studded exterior is definitely worth it. The climb up to the cathedral’s top and the exhilarating view of the Alps and the city skyline through the cathedral’s marble pinnacles and spires is awe-inspiring. Guided walk of Milan with skip-the-line entrance to the cathedral and La Scala theatre (starting time 9.30 am, duration 3,5 hours)

Enjoy a historical walking tour of 3 main attractions of Milan, starting off from The Castello Sforzesco, a medieval fortress built by the Visconti dynasty and later became home to Milan’s ruling Sforza family. The next stop is the majestic 600-year-old cathedral of Milan, which houses priceless masterpieces from the fourteenth century, Palazzo Reale's stained glass window, tapestries, sculptures and the famous copper "Madonnina" as well. After exploring the Milan Cathedral, you may take a leisurely stroll along the glass-roof arcade of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Italy's oldest active shopping gallery. The tour concludes at the La Scala Theatre, which has hosted the most accomplished musicians around the globe. You can view the large collection of costumes, instruments, and other musical oddities in its museum and the gallery too which has busts and paintings depicting some of the greatest composers of classical music, like Arturo Toscanini and Giuseppe Verdi.

After breakfast, make your way to the train station to board the train to Venice. The relatively short journey between Milan and Venice takes you through some well-preserved historical must-see cities, Verona, Vicenza, and Padua. Once you reach Venice, make your way to the pre-booked hotel in Venice and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the ‘city of canals’

Today you set out to discover this city of winding canals, striking architecture, and beautiful bridges. Venice as a destination is a tourist’s delight, with so many options to explore; places of historical significance, the waterways, museums, bridges, beaches etc. Depending on what you would like to explore, you may choose among the following alternatives. Do note, the group is run only in small groups of a maximum of 20 guests by a trained and qualified crew of selected licensed local guides

Small-Group VIP Art & Food Venice Walking Tour with Traditional Tastings (starting time 9.00 am, duration 2.5 hours)

The walking tour begins with a complimentary “colazione” and a delicious taste of patisserie at a historic café. The tour takes you through St Mark’s Square and its Basilica, the Doge's Palace, and the Palace of Justice. In-between stop to enjoy some local Venetian “tapas” and traditional “Cicchetti” before heading off to the iconic Ponte di Rialto over the Grand Canale. The tour concludes at the Rialto Fish Market with a Venetian specialty tasting spree in a local café or at the market.

Venice walking guided tour & gondola Ride (starting time 3:00 pm, duration 2 hours )

This tour takes you on a journey to discover Venice’s fascinating and historical monuments including the Palazzo, the Fenice theatre, Contarini della Scala del Bovolo, Scala del Bovolo and the Rialto Bridge. In the last part of the tour you get to explore the area between Sant'Angelo square and the Fenice Theatre. The tour concludes with a ride on a Gondola, the most iconic experience in Venice.

Luxury Murano & Burano Panoramic Tour (starting time 10.00 am, duration 4,5 hours )

A fantastic tour, to discovery the Venetian lagoon and its most beautiful islands: Murano and Burano. You get a chance to see the master glassblower at work at the oldest original Murano Glass Factory followed by a stop at the Burano Island, for an insightful guided visit into the historical hand-made lace workshop. Walk by the picturesque colourful houses, and enjoy the taste of a “bussolai” cookie before boarding the boat for your journey bacl to Venice.

After breakfast, make your way to the train station to board the train to Venice. The delightfully scenic route between Venice and Florence takes you through sprawling natural landscapes as the train climbs up through Emilia-Romagna and travels back down towards the cypress topped hills of Tuscany. Once you reach Florence, make your way to the pre-booked hotel in Florence and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the ‘art capital of the world’.

Florence Sightseeing

Florence seems to overflow with extraordinary art and architecture masterpieces at every turn. This cradle of the Renaissance is not only romantic, enchanting but utterly irresistible too. Florence (Firenze) is a place to marvel at elegant 15th- and 16th-century architecture, shop at haute-couture boutiques and feast on world-class and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. You can select one of the following options based on what you want to explore. Please note that the tour is exclusively led by a trained and competent staff of carefully chosen licenced local guides in small groups with a maximum of 20 participants.

Best of Florence walking tour & Uffizi Gallery (starting time 01:30 pm, duration 3 h 45 min)

The heart of Florence, its historic centre with its beautiful squares and attractions, is the focus of the first segment of the journey. Start off with an educational walking tour conducted by a local expert who will reveal the city's secrets, from intriguing facts to local folklore. The journey comes to an end inside the renowned UFFIZI GALLERY! Celebrate the delicate beauty of works like Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Leonardo's "Annunciation," and Michelangelo's "Tondo Doni" as you admire the exceptional Renaissance masterpieces created by renowned Italian painters. *(Not available on Mondays)

Pizza and Gelato Making (starting time 6:00 pm, duration 3 hours)

Learn from the experts how to master the most delectable of all Italian arts. learn the s a Our skilled "pizzaiolo" will explain and show how to make pizza that is delicious and picture-perfect. Our chef will demonstrate how to prepare malleable, paper-thin yeast dough during this pizza-making class in Florence, kneading it to perfection. He will instruct you on making a zingy, yet delicate tomato sauce to put on top. The history and culture of Italian ice cream will next be covered in detail. Learn about the raw materials from our lively and skilled chef. Find out where the best food is grown. You'll learn about the heating and freezing processes and, of course, indulge your taste buds to some of the most delectable gelato that artisans have created.

Walk in Florence and then meet David (starting time: 10.00 am, duration 4,5 hours including free time)*

The Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, the Baptistery, the Santa Trinita and Orsanmichele Church, the Pontevecchio Bridge, the undiscovered Vasari Corridor, and a great many more significant locations will be visited by our guide. Afterwards, with a fast-track priority access ticket, visit the Accademia Gallery museum and see the genuine Michelangelo masterpiece, which has come to represent the splendour of the Renaissance. that David. Admire Prigioni and San Matteo, two of Michelangelo's renowned unfinished statues. *(Not available on Mondays)

After breakfast, make your way to the train station to board the high speed train to your final destination, Rome. On reaching Rome, make your way to the pre-booked hotel in Rome and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring the ‘one of the world’s most charismatic cities and the capital of Italy’.


Post breakfast, it's time to tour the Eternal City and all its myriad nuances. Rome is a complete destination in itself, no matter what your preference is. From icons like the Colosseum and Pantheon to breath-taking basilicas, from priceless masterpieces by Michelangelo to lively artisan culture, Rome has it all. The culinary scene in Rome too needs no introduction. To begin your Roman adventure, you can select one of the following options based on what you want to explore. Please note that the tour is exclusively led by a trained and competent staff of carefully chosen licenced local guides in small groups with a maximum of 20 participants.

Rome walk of ages: a walk along 2000 years of history (starting time 9.00 am, duration 3 hours)

Take in the sights as you enjoy a memorable stroll through the charming "centro storico," the old city centre, a bustling maze of charming flower-lined alleys and cobblestone streets that lead to beautiful squares, the renowned Roman piazzas, and landmarks. Explore everything, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the stunning Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain, and the Pantheon, the most remarkable and well-preserved example of ancient Roman architecture.

Rome Food Tour: A deliciously cultural tour for Foodies (starting time 06:00 pm, duration 3 hours)

Experience a lip smacking, informative, and entertaining food tour of Rome led by a knowledgeable local cuisine and culture specialist! Learn about the customs, hang out with the people in their favourite spots, and sample only the finest, authentic Roman flavours as you explore Rome's lovely city centre and traditional Roman cuisine. You may pamper yourself and sample the specialties with our Rome Food Tour! The entire city is a soul-comforting celebration of tempting tastes, with everything from street culinary delicacies to luscious deep-fried filled seasonal vegetables and traditional pasta meals. *only available on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Discovering Imperial Rome: Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum (starting time: 10.00 am and 15.00 pm)

This tour allows you to skip the line and learn the mysteries the most famous monument of Rome; the Colosseum! Your history-loving tour guide will transport you back in time as they share with you the first accounts of the thrilling and bloody events that happened here. You will tour the Colosseum's surroundings, including the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum archaeological region, after leaving it. Make sure your camera is prepared before you look down from Palatine Hill. The Roman Forum and Circus Maximus can be seen in stunning, panoramic perspectives; they alone are worth a trip to Italy.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel guided tour (starting time 10.30 am and 15.30, duration 3 hours)

In a "hands-on cooking" lesson, learn how to prepare authentic Italian cuisine and bring a bit of Italian culinary culture home with you. If you enjoy Italian cuisine, you won't pass up the chance to learn how to make Pizza from a true Neapolitan Pizzaiolo! The cooking session will be led by a skilled Italian pizzaiolo and held in a traditional pizzeria located in one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods of Rome. You will discover how to make a genuine Italian pizza using real, fresh ingredients including tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil, and much more. It's simple, fast, and a lot of fun!

your trip comes to an end. Post breakfast you shall be dropped back to the airport for your journey back home. You may choose to extend your Inalian sojourn by adding some some extra nights or book a stay at another Italian destination for a couple of days more.


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