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Tuscan Discovery - Fly & Rail

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days / 7 nights

Experience Tuscany on this 9-day tour. Begin in Rome and take in this incredible city's beautiful buildings, fascinating history and delicious restaurants, travelling in comfort by train to Florence, where you have three full days to explore the region. Sample delicious wine and be charmed and delighted by the warmth and vibrancy of Italy.

With a country as beautiful as Italy, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable. 

Location

Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti Region, Cinque Terre

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Rome (If flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • Private airport transfers at arrival and departure at destination
  • Round-trip high-speed train between Rome and Florence
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 tasting
  • More Moments - 3 activities included:
    • Half-day city tour of Rome
    • Full-day excursion to San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti
    • Full-day excursion in Cinque Terre
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

Itinerary

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

Day 1    Depart Canada
Fly to Rome.

Day 2    Welcome to Rome
Upon arrival in Rome, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

Day 3    Rome: Sightseeing
After breakfast, enjoy a guided half-day tour of Rome. In the afternoon, create your own version of a Roman holiday!

More Moments Activity Included
  • Rome City Tour: Alongside an expert guide, enjoy a tour of the Eternal City. You’ll see Rome’s major highlights including the Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the exterior of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4    Rome: At leisure
Enjoy a full day to explore this incredible city at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5    Rome – Florence (approx. 290 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station and board your high-speed train to Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6    Florence: Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Excursion (approx. 170 km)
After breakfast, meet up with your group and enjoy a full-day tour driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful hills of Chianti.

More Moments Activity Included
  • Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Excursion: Enjoy free time in San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating medieval town famous for its white wine. Continue to Siena, admiring the Piazza del Campo and the exterior of the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style. In the afternoon, visit a famous wine estate, where you will taste the best Chianti red wine. The tour concludes at the Florence city centre.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting

Day 7    Florence: Cinque Terre Excursion (approx. 390 km)
Today, visit Cinque Terre, one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world, with five villages suspended between sea and land, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

More Moments Activity Included
  • Cinque Terre Excursion: Travel by train to Riomaggiore, a 13th-century village known for its historic character and delicious wine, and pass through Manarola to reach Monterosso, an ancient fishing village that's considered the pearl of Cinque Terre, with enchanting beaches and lush vegetation. Next, take a boat to Vernazza, a charming seaside town. Lunch is included en route. Then, return to Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch

Day 8    Florence - Rome (approx. 290 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take the high-speed train back to Rome. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9 Rome - Return to Canada
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Rome airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-star Accommodation with 2nd class train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:

  • Rome: Hotel Edera (or similar)  (3 nights)
  • Florence: Hotel Paris (or similar)  (3 nights)
  • Rome: Hotel Edera (or similar)  (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people

 

3-star Accommodation with 1st class train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Rome: Hotel Edera (or similar)  (3 nights)
  • Florence: Hotel Paris (or similar)  (3 nights)
  • Rome: Hotel Edera (or similar)  (1 night)


Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people


4-star Accommodation with 2nd class train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Rome: Hotel Eliseo  (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Florence: Palazzo Ricasoli  (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Rome: Hotel Eliseo  (or similar) (1 night)

Room occupancy:
Maximum 3 people

4-star Accommodation with 1st class train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:
  • Rome: Hotel Eliseo  (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Florence: Palazzo Ricasoli  (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Rome: Hotel Eliseo  (or similar) (1 night)

Room occupancy:
Maximum 3 people

Important notes

Important Notes
2019 Departure Dates
May 1 to October 31

Tour operates: Daily

City taxes
City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Italy and are payable in local currency upon checkout. Rates vary from 1 EUR to 5 EUR depending on hotel star rating and location and are calculated per person, per night. Rates are subject to change without notice.

Cinque Terre excursion
During the Cinque Terre excursion, we recommend that you bring a hat to protect you against the sun and swimwear for the beach.


Not included

  • Transfers between railway stations and hotels, and between hotels and activity/exclusion meeting points.
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance