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Enchanting Italy - Fly & Rail

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days / 7 nights

Fall in love with Italy over 9 wonderful days with several days in Venice and Florence, plus excursions to charming villages and beautiful countryside locales. Experience the charm, rich history, wonderful art and incredible beauty of this wonderful country. 

With a country as beautiful as Italy, traveling 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

Venice & Florence


What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Venice (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers at arrival and departure at destination
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 tasting
  • Round-trip high-speed train between Venice and Florence
  • More Moments - 3 activities included:
    • Walking tour of Venice
    • Full-day excursion to Siena, San Gimignano, and Chianti (transfer not included)
    • Full-day tour in Cinque Terre (transfer not included)
  • 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 Venice.

Day 2    Welcome to Venice
Upon arrival in Venice, take a private transfer to your hotel in the popular area of Mestre.

Day 3    Venice: Sightseeing
After breakfast, meet up with your guide and enjoy a walking tour of the city. The afternoon is yours to explore Venice. Browse the shops, or join an optional tour to Murano and Burano ($).

More Moments Activity included
  • Venice Walking Tour: Stroll through the narrow streets passing by the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and many other highlights.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4    Venice - Florence (approx. 270 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take the train to Florence. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day getting to know Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 5    Florence: At leisure
Enjoy the day in Florence, the Cradle of the Renaissance. Explore this wonderful city at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6    Florence: San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti Excursion (approx. 170 km)

After breakfast, embark on a full-day tour through the beautiful hills of Chianti.

More Moments Activity included
  • San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti Excursion: Cross the hills of Chianti and enjoy free time in San Gimignano, a picturesque medieval town famous for its white wine. Continue to Siena, admiring the Piazza del Campo, and passing by the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Gothic Italian churches. In the afternoon, head to the Chianti area and taste the region's delicious wine. Return to Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting

Day 7    Florence: Cinque Terre Excursion (approx. 390 km)
Today, discover Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world.

More Moments Activity Included
  • Cinque Terre Excursion: Take a train from La Spezia to Riomaggiore, a 13th-century village, then visit Manarola and Monterosso, with their incredible beaches and lush vegetation. If the weather's nice, take a boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a little natural port. Return to Florence.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch

Day 8    Florence - Venice (approx. 270 km)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take the train back to Venice. Check into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9  Venice - Return to Canada  
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Venice 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:

  • Venice: Hotel Venezia (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence: Hotel Paris (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Venice: Hotel Venezia (or similar) (1 night)


Room occupancy:
Maximum 3 persons

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:

  • Venice: Hotel Venezia (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence: Hotel Paris (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Venice: Hotel Venezia (or similar) (1 night)

Room occupancy:
Maximum 3 persons

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:

  • Venice: Hotel Plaza (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence: Palazzo Ricasoli (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Venice: Hotel Plaza (or similar) (1 night)

Room occupancy: Maximum 3 persons

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:

  • Venice: Hotel Plaza (or similar) (2 nights)
  • Florence: Palazzo Ricasoli (or similar) (4 nights)
  • Venice: Hotel Plaza (or similar) (1 night)

Room occupancy: Maximum 3 persons

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