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Trip Overview

The gorgeous Italian Riviera is yours to discover on this scenic 10-day rail journey. Start in glorious Rome, where you’ll throw coins into the Trevi Fountain, discover incredible architecture and ancient ruins, and tour world-class museums. Then, take the train to the Ligurian Coast and spend time exploring the picture-perfect villages of the Cinque Terre, where the pastel-hued buildings meet the sparking blue sea in breath taking fashion. Finally, spend the last part of the journey in the lovely seaside resort town of Sestri Levante, cruising to Portofino and relaxing on the sandy beach.


  • Discover the wonders of the 'Eternal City' of Rome and throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain
  • Explore the sun-soaked, charming towns and villages of the Cinque Terre
  • Relax and unwind in seaside Sestri Levante, and cruise to nearby Portofino
  • Travel between cities via comfortable, high-speed Trenitalia trains


  • Train travel as specified in the itinerary
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Rome
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in La Spezia
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Sestri Levante
  • Secret Food Tour Rome
  • Multi Day Hop-on, hop-off sightseeing city tour in Rome
  • Tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • Multi Day Cinque Terre Rail and Trekking Card
Trip Map


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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.

Daily Itinerary:
Welcome to Rome! On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Use your two day hop on hop off city bus tour to start to explore at your own pace. Then in the evening get ready to enjoy your secret food tour. Italian food is recognised around the world for its delicious flavours, exquisite dishes and world class ingredients. Although many countries now have some great Italian food, it is only when you visit Italy that you can taste the true passion and the best flavours this country has to offer. Wear comfortable shoes as this is a 3hour walking tour with a guide who will explain the history and take you to various destinations for different food tasters concluding with a sample of the local prosecco, lager and wine. (Overnight in Rome) B

Today after breakfast, explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a fascinating Vatican and Sistine Chapel Tour. Your coach will pick you up from your hotel and on arrival, you will be able to skip past the long entrance lines with your priority-access ticket. After the tour use your hop on hop off pass to explore more of Rome, perhaps taking in a museum or the iconic Colosseum. 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

Take the comfortable, high-speed Trenitalia train from Rome to La Spezia today, and on arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Just minutes east of Cinque Terre by train, friendly La Spezia is the perfect base from which to explore the region. The town itself features winding cobblestoned streets with charming trattorias featuring the finest regional cuisine. (Overnight in La Spezia) B

After breakfast this morning, spend the day discovering the stunning hillside towns situated along the rugged coastline of the Cinque Terre by train. The picturesque villages – Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Manarola – each offer their own unique, sun-kissed version of authentic Italian seaside bliss. Start with the 20-minute train ride from La Spezia to Monterosso, the westernmost village known for its lemons, anchovies and a beautiful little stretch of beach. After exploring the town, take the three-minute train ride to Vernazza, the steepest of the villages, and stroll along Via Roma, peeking into the little cafes that line the street. From Vernazza, travel to Manarola for a sunset dinner and unforgettable views. After dinner, take the short train ride back to La Spezia and relax at your hotel after a memorable day.  (Overnight in La Spezia) B

Enjoy more of the stunning region today at your leisure. Discover the winding streets of La Spezia or head back to the coast for more exploration of the beautiful villages of the Cinque Terre. (Overnight in La Spezia) B

After breakfast today, check out of your hotel and take the train north to Sestri Levante. Check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. The city itself is a lovely little Riviera town extending around two bays - the Bay of Silence and the Bay of Fables (named for Hans Christian Andersen who lived here for a time). Amble around the winding streets, stop for a famous ice cream or unwind on the wide public beach. Make use of your Cinque Terre card which allows you to use the railway which connects the five villages and allows you on trekking trails around the region. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

Spend the day discovering beautiful Sestri Levante, popular among tourist and locals alike. Explore the walkable old town with many elegant shops and terrific seafood restaurants. Relax on the large sandy beach at the Bay of Silence or follow the path leading from the old town to Punta Manara for amazing panoramic views of the shoreline from Levanto to Portofino. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

Enjoy a scenic cruise today across the Gulf of Tigulio to the nearby towns of San Fruttuoso and Portofino. Discover the incredible history and scenery in San Fruttuoso, including the ancient Benedictine Monastery that straddles the beach. In Portofino, enjoy a meal at one of the harbourside restaurants or wander along the historic fishing village's tiny streets to discover numerous hidden gems, including art galleries and jewellery shops. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and board Trenitalia for the first-class journey back to Rome. On arrival in Rome, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay and a last chance for any sightseeing. (Overnight in Rome) B

Check out of your hotel this morning and continue with your onward travels. If you wish to extend this holiday with additional nights in a particular destination, one of our Rail Experts can help you with all of the details.


Hotel Ariston Rome

Located in the centre of Rome, just a stone's throw from Termini Station, the Ariston Hotel provides a fantastic vantage point for exploring all the Italian capital has to offer. The hotel's colourful guestrooms are all decorated in a modern style, and come complete with LCD TVs, minibars and air conditioning.

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.

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.

Grande Albergo

Welcome to the Grand Albergo Hotel! Overlooking the sea promenade of Sestri Levante, The Grande Albergo is now a landmark in tourism and the Gulf of Tigullio.

Hotel Vis a Vis

As a family run hotel, we have been providing hospitality to our guests since 1964. We look forward to welcoming you with a smile and the desire to provide you with a memorable experience at Hotel Vis à Vis.

It is the perfect location for those who want to discover the most beautiful locations of the Ligurian Riviera,
from Portofino and Camogli to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere.

Vis a Vis is perched on a high promontory above Sestri Levante providing spectacular views
over the two beautiful bays of the town, Baia del Silenzio (the Bay of Silence) and Baia delle Favole (Bay of Fairy Tales)
named in honour of Hans Christian Andersen, a resident of the town for a short time.

The Hotel has an elevator which takes you down to just a few steps from the historical centre of the town and a short walk to the beaches and hotel offers a secure private parking where you can leave your car.

Starhotels Majestic Turin

The Starhotel Majestic Turin is an elegant 19th century building located opposite Porta Nuova station. This traditional property features 161 comfortable guest rooms, Liberty style décor, a fitness room and Il Circolo bar. The impressive Regine restaurant offers fresh, flavoursome cuisine underneath a beautiful skylight. The hotel is conveniently located close to Turin's main attractions such as the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Egyptian Museum and the famous shopping streets of the city.

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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.