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If you’ve ever wanted to experience the best of Italy and Switzerland, specifically the Swiss Alps, then this train holiday is for you. It showcases all the standout highlights of both European countries and then some! Experience the Roman Forum and Colosseum in Rome. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and Duomo Cathedral in Florence. See the Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, and the Royal Palace in fashionable Milan. Travel onboard the iconic red carriages of the Bernina Express. Enjoy the shimmering turquoise lake and stunning mountains in St. Moritz. Travel onboard the legendary panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express. Explore the heart of the Bernese Alps in Grindelwald. Visit the summit of Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe. And reminisce about your adventure as you stroll through the charming streets of Zurich’s Old Town.

Highlights

  • Experience the Roman Forum and Colosseum in Rome
  • Visit the Uffizi Gallery and Duomo Cathedral in Florence
  • See the Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, and the Royal Palace in Milan
  • Travel onboard the iconic red carriages of the Bernina Express
  • Enjoy the shimmering turquoise lake and stunning mountains in St. Moritz
  • Travel onboard the legendary panoramic carriages of the Glacier Express
  • Explore the heart of the Bernese Alps in Grindelwald
  • Visit the summit of Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe
  • Stroll through the picturesque streets of Zurich’s Old Town

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail travel as per itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Rome
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Florence
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Milan
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in St. Moritz
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Grindelwald
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in Zurich
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica and Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • Tour of Imperial Rome
  • Uffizi Gallery tour in Florence
  • Sightseeing city tour in Milan
  • 4-day Swiss Pass
  • Seat reservations onboard the Bernina Express
  • Seat reservations onboard the Glacier Express
  • Day trip to Jungfraujoch
  • Flight UK to Rome; Zurich to UK
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

DAY 1 – UK TO ROME
Welcome to Rome! Upon your flight’s arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain and throw in a coin or two. The architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. (Overnight in Rome) B

 DAY 2 – ROME
Today after breakfast, explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a fascinating Vatican, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. After the tour, take some time to explore more of this iconic city. (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 3 – ROME
Your Imperial Rome tour will take you to the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Don't forget to have your photo taken with one of the slightly more modern gladiators outside! (Overnight in Rome) B

DAY 4 – ROME TO FLORENCE
Travel by train directly to Florence and begin discovering the city on your own. Check out Giotto’s Bell Tower, Baptistery of Saint John, or the Medici Chapels and Crypt. Alternatively, you can simply relax at your hotel or stroll around town with some delicious gelato. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 5 – FLORENCE
In the afternoon, experience the incredible Uffizi Gallery during your included tour. Take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio (the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River), admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some more fine Italian cuisine. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 6 – FLORENCE
Today is free for you to discover Florence on your own. Check out Piazzale Michelangelo for stunning views of the city. Visit Mercato Centrale for delicious cuisine. Stroll through the Galleria dell’Accademia or wander the Boboli Gardens. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 7 – FLORENCE TO MILAN
Board Trenitalia to fashionable Milan. Once you arrive, there are plenty of exciting things to see, do and experience on your own. We recommend visiting the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio, San Bernadino alle Ossa, or Parco Sempione. (Overnight in Milan) B

DAY 8 – MILAN
Embark on your Milan sightseeing city tour today from an open-top panoramic bus. With the option to hop-on and off any time you’d like, it’s the perfect way to explore Milan! See the Duomo di Milano, Sforza Castle, San Siro Stadium, the Roman Amphitheatre, Royal Palace, and so much more. (Overnight in Milan) B

DAY 9 – BERNINA EXPRESS TO ST. MORITZ
Travel by coach from Milan to Tirano then board the iconic red carriages of the Bernina Express for your scenic journey to beautiful St. Moritz. Enjoy the ride and unforgettable view of the Swiss Alps and glacial lakes from the panoramic windows as you travel along the Bernina Pass. Ask one of our Rail Experts about upgrading to Excellence Class. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 10 – ST. MORITZ
As soon as you step off the Bernina Express, you’ll quickly realize why St. Moritz is such a popular destination. Boasting a shimmering turquoise lake, vast forests and stunning mountains, it’s a place that’s easy to fall in love with. (Overnight in St. Moritz) B

DAY 11 – ST. MORITZ TO GRINDELWALD
Board the panoramic carriages of the legendary Glacier Express train and travel through the Upper Engadine in St. Moritz and view the pristine Swiss Alps from the comfort of your seat. You’ll ride the Albula route and cross over the famous Landwasser Viaduct, experience the Goms and the Rheinschlucht Gorge, and discover what it’s like to travel onboard one of the most sought-after trains in the world. Ask a Rail Expert about upgrading to Excellence Class.

From Brig, you venture to Spiez, then Spiez to Interlaken and on to the village of Grindelwald. (Overnight in Grindelwald) B

DAY 12 – GRINDELWALD
Located in the heart of the Bernese Alps, Grindelwald is a postcard perfect destination. Many travellers visit this region to go hiking to the Kleine Scheidegg or experience world-class skiing, enjoy the cuisine and hospitality, or explore the surrounding mountain peaks. (Overnight in Grindelwald) B

DAY 13 – JUNGFRAUJOCH DAY TRIP
Take advantage of your four-day Swiss Pass by boarding the Jungfraubahn cog railway to the summit of Jungfraujoch – the Top of Europe! Along the way, you’ll pass through tunnels on the north face of the Eiger, make short stops at Eigerwand and Eismeer, and have plenty of time to take in views of the vast landscape. Once at the top, enjoy mountain views from Sphinx Terrace, check out the Alpine Sensation exhibition and Ice palace, and experience the Aletsch Glacier before adventuring back down. We suggest rerouting via Lauterbrunnen or heading down to Interlaken to make the most of your Swiss Pass. (Overnight in Grindelwald) B

DAY 14 – GRINDELWALD TO ZURICH
Travel by train from Grindelwald to Interlaken then Interlaken to Bern. We suggest spending a few hours in the Swiss capital of Bern exploring on your own. Simply leave your luggage in a station locker and utilize your Swiss Flexi Pass to get around. See the famous clock tower and take a stroll through Old Town. From Bern, take a direct train to Zurich for a one-night stay.  (Overnight in Zurich) B

DAY 15 – DEPART ZURICH
Check out of your hotel and make your way to the airport for your flight back to the UK. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hauser Swiss Quality Hotel St.Moritz

The Hauser Hotel in St Moritz is a family-run hotel with 52 bedrooms. The hotel has a restaurant and terrace bar, and is famous for its "Engadine Nusstorte" (nut and caramel pie) which is available from the hotel confectionary and chocolate shop. The hotel is located in the centre of St Moritz.

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

Schweizerhof Hotel Zurich

The Schweizerhof Hotel in Zurich is a traditional family-run hotel, with 115 comfortable and elegant bedrooms. Guests are provided with a butler service on arrival (Monday to Friday), a welcome cocktail at the bar and fresh fruit in their bedroom. The hotel has a French restaurant, a bustling café, and guests enjoy a champagne American style buffet breakfast. The hotel is opposite the main railway station, on the famous "Bahnhofstrasse".

The Inn At The Roman Forum

Located just a few steps from some of the oldest and most precious ruins in Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, this Inn is a proud member of the small luxury hotels of the world with a 5 star service. It boasts charming views of the Campidoglio, Palatin Hill, the Roman Forum and Venice Square.

The Inn At The Spanish Steps

The Inn at the Spanish Steps, located in Via Dei Condotti 85, is one of Rome's best-kept secrets. Member of The Small Luxury Hotels of the world is uniquely located on Rome's famed shopping street near Spanish Steps and and other famous monuments such as the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain.

Kolbe Hotel Rome

With all the major sites of historic interest at only a short walk away, the Kolbe Hotel Rome will make you feel not only surrounded by but truly immersed into the magnificence of ancient Rome.

Mascagni Hotel Rome

The Mascagni Rome is a beautiful hotel set within an Umbertine style palace. Decorated with elegant antiques, this hotel offers comfortable surroundings, personalised service and spacious rooms featuring high ceilings and plenty of natural light. The Mascagni features a fully licensed bar, charming lounge serving Italian snacks and a free Wi-Fi area. The Mascagni hotel is located just 5 minutes walk from the main train station and within easy reach of Rome's attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Colosseum.

Hotel Dei Mellini Rome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Mellini, where every detail has been carefully put in place and where guests are surrounded by works of modern art made by artists from the Italian and Roman schools. Proud of being an independent Roman hotel! Our objective is to improve and grow by learning from our guests, from their needs and requests!

Morgana Hotel Rome

Situated just 200 yards from Rome's main Termini Station, the Morgana Hotel has the perfect location for anyone travelling in by train. The hotel's 108 rooms are traditionally decorated, and all come equipped with flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi internet access. Guests can make use of the fantastic transport links, and are free to use the gym in front of the hotel.

Hotel Athenaeum Florence

The Hotel Athenaeum Florence is a plush 4 star hotel comprised of 60 high quality rooms, gourmet restaurant, hotel bar, conference facilities, fitness room and even a billiard room. It's just a 10 minute walk from the magnificent Florence Cathedral and also within walking distance of the train station.

Hotel Botticelli Florence

The Boticelli Hotel in Florence is situated in the heart of the city, a stone’s throw from San Lorenzo Market and Santa Maria Novella train station, and just five minutes from the Accademia Gallery. The hotel boasts a rooftop terrace bar and original frescoes, with traditional Tuscan-style rooms, all featuring air conditioning, TVs and en suite bathrooms.

Grand Hotel Adriatico

The Grand Hotel Adriatico is a 4-star hotel located in a central and strategic position , a few steps from the Santa Maria Novella railway station, the fair district and the most interesting places of the city.

Hotel Cellai

Hotel Cellai

Hotel Cellai is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence in an extremely characteristic, quite and lively area within short walk distance to all sites and is surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of churches, buildings, shops and monuments. Cellai Hotel is part of a lovingly restored 1800 palace.

Starhotels Michelangelo Florence

As befits a hotel in beautiful Florence, our recently refurbished 4 star hotel in Florence city center pairs classic design with contemporary touches. Moments away you’ll discover the glittering River Arno and a kaleidoscope of inspiring sights.

Starhotels Anderson Milan

The Starhotels Anderson Milan is a centrally located, chic hotel featuring 106 contemporary rooms and suites. The stylish restaurant, Black serves excellent international cuisine as well as traditional Italian dishes. The sophisticated lounge bar is open every day until midnight perfect for a drink before dinner or after a day's sightseeing. The Starhotels Anderson is located directly opposite the main station, close to major attractions such as the Cathedral and La Scala opera house.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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