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Included in this tour is a rail package from Rome to Lake Como with visits to Florence and Milan. Shorter/longer stay options are available. This 9 night tour includes hotel, rail, and some tours. It commences in Rome and includes the Vatican and the Colosseum, then heads to Florence for a guided walking tour. Also included is a night in Milan to see the sights and have some time to shop, concluding for some rest and relaxation at Lake Como.

Day 1 Rome Arrival
  • Description:

    Welcome to Rome. Upon arrival, please proceed to the arrival hall, a driver will greet you and transfer you via private motor car to your hotel. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight select Rome hotel.

Day 2 Rome - Morning Vatican Tour
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    This morning you will have an early morning tour of the Vatican. Following the tour the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight select Rome hotel. Activity: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & Raphael’s Rooms Half-Day Tour with VIP tickets to Vatican City Get the most from your Vatican visit by joining one of our guided Vatican tours, including the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. See all the highlights of the museums and fully appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, with the help of an expert, English-speaking guide. With No Wait Access via our special partner's entrance, you’ll save time queuing, getting you more time inside. Traveling in small groups of 20 people or less, our Vatican group tour covers all the highlights of the Vatican Museums – from ancient sculptures, tapestries and paintings to the famous Raphael Rooms. For many visitors the highlight of the tour is a visit to the Sistine Chapel, even more fascinating now your guide has explained all the stories and characters hidden in the work by Michelangelo. With special access, we exit the Vatican Museums directly from the Sistine Chapel, skipping long lines for St. Peter’s Basilica. Before you enter, your guide will provide you with a full description of the treasures inside, filling you in on the little details you should be looking for. Then you’ll enter the Basilica directly. Visiting on your own time and at your own pace, you can take as long as you want to explore the incredible altar, Michelangelo’s Pieta and the quieter side chapels of the Basilica. Covering all the highlight of the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Basilica in just a few hours, this tour is perfect for visitors who want to get the most from their time in Rome. Please note that on Wednesday morning tours, St. Peter's Basilica may not be open due to the Papal Audience. Customers who wish to see the Basilica are advised to visit another day. The Basilica is also subject to last minute closures for religious ceremonies. When this occurs, we are happy to offer customers an extended tour of the Vatican Museums. While we undertake to tell tour groups ahead of time if there are any planned disruptions to Basilica opening hours, this is not always possible and in these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. The remainder of the day is to be spent at your leisure

Day 3 Rome - Half Day Ancient Rome Tour
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    Following breakfast at your hotel, you will take part in a tour of the Colosseum. Following the tour, you have the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Overnight select Rome hotel. Skip the Line: Ancient Rome including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill Half-Day Tour Visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill with an expert, English-speaking tour guide to tell you the stories and anecdotes that bring the ruins to life. And with Skip the Line Access at all three sites, you won’t waste time waiting in line! We start our adventure at the star attraction – the Colosseum. One of the world’s most iconic sights, the Colosseum is first stop for most visitors. Yet without an idea of the battles and politics that played out here, it’s hardly more than a beautiful pile of old stones. Our guides are experts in history and archaeology, so they’re the perfect candidates to lead your Colosseum adventure, telling you just why ‘Gladiator’ had it all wrong and how this incredible amphitheater once hosted re-enactments of sea battles. We’ll explore Palatine Hill, the spot where brothers Remus and Romulus battled over who would found the first empire, and where Romulus founded the city that would become Rome. We’ll also see the Roman Forum – the heart of Ancient Rome. Home to the bustling marketplace, ruled by moneylenders and shopkeepers, this was Rome at its finest. Here politicians held rallies before elections, soldiers marched triumphantly down the Sacred Way and the Vestal Virgins decided if men lived or died. In just three hours we’ll introduce you to the best that Ancient Rome has to offer – from the birth of an Empire in 1000 BC to the clash of titans at the Colosseum 1,500 years later. Your Colosseum tour guide will rebuild Rome from the ground up, filling it with stories of Caesar and Nero so you leave not just having seen Rome, but having experienced it.

Day 4 Rome - Rail to Florence
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    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then meet your driver in the late morning for a private transfer to the train station for a short train trip to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence a driver will greet you and take you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight select Florence hotel.

Day 5 Florence - Walking Tour
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    Following breakfast at the hotel, today you will enjoy a walking tour of Florence. Overnight select Florence hotel. Activity: Best of Florence Walking Tour From the Ponte Vecchio Bridge you will be introduced to the fascinating history of Florence. Visit the heart of the Renaissance Civic and Political Center, famous for its ancient statues, glorious fountains, the famed Uffizi Gallery and the Medieval Palazzo Vecchio. Our path continues as we head toward the Religious Center, stopping at the Church of Orsanmichele, where you will admire ingenious statues by famed artists such as Donatello, Ghiberti and Verrocchio. Rub the nose of the legendary boar, “il Porcellino,” to ensure a return to Florence and visit Piazza della Repubblica, once the Ancient Forum, now a popular meeting place for famous writers, artists and locals. Gaze at the Baptistry Doors by Ghiberti, coined the “Gates of Paradise” by Michelangelo. Enter the Duomo, the astounding Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, from where Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome dominates the skyline of Florence and never ceases to impress. We’ll pause to enjoy a delicious homemade Italian gelato before concluding with Skip the Line entrance to the Accademia Gallery where you will marvel at Michelangelo’s statues of the Slaves and his magnificent 17 foot marble masterpiece, the David.

Day 6 Florence - Rail to Milan
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    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today a driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you to the rail station for another short rail trip to Milan. Upon arrival in Milan, you will be greeted by yet another driver and transferred to your hotel. Overnight select Milan hotel.

Day 7 Milan - Day of Leisure
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    Following your breakfast at the hotel, you have a full day to explore Milan. Shop, enjoy and shop some more! Overnight select Milan hotel.

Day 8 Milan - Rail to Lake Como
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    After breakfast a driver will greet you in the hotel lobby and transfer you to the train station for a very short trip to Lake Como. Upon arrival in Lake Como, you will make your own way to your hotel. Overnight select Lake Como hotel.

Day 9 Lake Como
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    Today is at your leisure to relax and enjoy Lake Como. Overnight select Lake Como hotel.

Day 10 Lake Como - Departure
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    Following breakfast at your hotel, you will make your own way to the train station for your departure. End of Services.

  • River Palace Rating : 4 Star

    The hotel is located in the heart of the city, steps from Piazza Del Popolo and from the key places such as the famous boutiques or the monuments that only the eternal city can offer. All the 59 rooms, among which the Suite "Villa Borghese" and the Junior Suite, have a unique style characterized by a classical and refined design. They offer all the conveniences, as Sky Satellite TV, LCD TV set, free internet connection, minibar, turndown service,and an in room safe. The Lounge Bar, located in the heart of the hotel, allows you to enjoy the atmosphere of the city tasting snacks and selected drinks.

  • Albani Firenze Rating : 4 Star

    Classical exterior architecture, traditional style and design of the interior areas, elegant and bright bedrooms, luxury furnishing details, quiet location one block from Santa Maria Novella in central Florence.

  • Hotel Galles Milan Rating : 4 Star

    Strategically located, in front of the underground, few stops from the Duomo and Fiera, within walking distance from Centrale Station and on the corner of Corso Buenos Aires, one of the main shopping streets in Milan, the hotel is the perfect solution for your business or leisure trip to Milan city.

  • Palace Hotel Como Rating : 4 Star

    In the centre of Como a small, protected world, hidden behind the gates of the Palace Hotel.

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TRIP DETAILS

  • Duration : 10 days, 9 nights
  • Departure City : Rome
  • Breakfasts : 9

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