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Trip Overview

Enjoy this luxurious seven-night vacation combining two of Italy's most treasured destinations. Spend a night in Geneva and then journey through the magnificent scenery of the Swiss Alps, riding the rails towards the enchanting city of Venice. Continue the journey through the Tuscan countryside to Florence and explore the “City of Art” for three nights before flying back to the UK from Florence

Highlights

  • Travel through the incredible scenery of the Swiss Alps to Venice and the rich Tuscan countryside to Florence 
  • Explore the iconic attractions of Venice including the winding canals laced through the city and St Mark's Square
  • Discover the plethora of exquisite museums and art galleries on offer in Florence

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel as specified in the itinerary
  • Flight from Florence to the UK
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Florence
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are 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 – LONDON TO GENEVA
Your adventure begins in London's St Pancras station, where you'll board the Eurostar from London to Paris. Change onto a high-speed train and whiz through France towards Switzerland in just over three hours, all the while admiring the beautiful lake and mountain scenes out your window. On arrival in Geneva, make your way to your hotel for an overnight stay. Spend the evening enjoying a tasty meal at a local lakeside restaurant, or take a relaxing boat trip out on the lake and admire the city’s cosmopolitan feel and the stunning backdrop of the Alps and the Jura mountains. (Overnight in Geneva)

DAY 2 - GENEVA TO VENICE
After breakfast, depart Geneva in the morning and travel to Venice on one of the most scenic routes in Europe, the Simplon Pass. Relax while the train follows the shores of Lake Leman and across Swiss vineyards, with stunning views of the Alps in the background. Travel further south after crossing the border into Italy before arriving in Venice. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 3 - VENICE
Spend a day discovering all that Venice has to offer. Fascinating museums, exquisite art galleries and ornate churches await! Enjoy a tasty lunch by the waterside and maybe sample some local delights at the Rialto Markets, including a fish market held here for over 1000 years. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 4 - VENICE
A visit to Venice is not complete without a ride on a Gondola, a mode of transport that has been in existence in Venice for over 1,000 years! Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square, while marvelling at the beautiful mosaics that adorn the Basilica. Maybe visit the Doge's Palace, with its origins dating back to the 14th century. Alternately, why not take a waterbus to the Lido and relax in the sunshine on the sandy beaches before indulging in a classic Venetian meal. (Overnight in Venice) B

DAY 5 - VENICE TO FLORENCE
After breakfast, travel on the Eurostar Italia, passing by quaint villages and flowering fields before arriving in Florence. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for a three-night stay. Why not enjoy a sumptuous Italian feast at a terraced restaurant and indulge in some local specialities this evening? (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 6 - FLORENCE
No visit to Florence is complete with a visit to the Duomo Basilica and marvelling at its beautiful frescoes and spectacular dome that dominates the city's skyline. Why not visit the museums housed at the Pitti Palace or take a stroll around the charming Boboli Gardens? Or you may wish to soak up the local architecture and visit some of the city's iconic churches, such as Santa Maria Novella and Santa Croce. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 7 - FLORENCE
After breakfast this morning, maybe discover the reasons behind Florence's reputation as the "Capital of Art." Visit the most famous museum in Florence, the Uffizi, which houses works by Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo. Then enjoy a delicious gelato and admire the charming views along the River Arno and cross the city's oldest bridge, the 14th century Ponte Vecchio, filled with small shops and scenic river views. (Overnight in Florence) B

DAY 8 – DEPART FLORENCE
This morning is your chance to visit those places not yet explored and absorb the last of Florence. After you check out of your hotel, travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Prefer the train to flying? Why not travel home along the tracks with a night in Turin, instead. One of our Rail Specialists would be happy to make these arrangements for you. B

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

Hotel Cornavin Geneva

The superior Cornavin Hotel in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district offers cozy rooms with views over Lake Geneva. Built in 1932, the hotel is a combination of traditional architecture and contemporary facilities. The hotel is nestled in the heart of Geneva, steps away from Gare de Cornavin train station. The property is set within 2 km distance from the city center.

Hôtel Cristal Geneva

Hotel Cristal welcomes guests in the heart of Geneva meters away from a cathedral and a museum. The hotel occupies 7 floors and was renovated in 2001.The property is located in Saint-Gervais / des Grottes district, 3.5 km from PalExpo. Hotel Cristal is within about 20 minutes' walk of the center of Geneva. Offering climate control, high-speed internet, a laptop-size safe, TV and a refrigerator, modern guestrooms boast an English interior. Hotel Cristal offers rooms with the lake view. The bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer for more comfort.

Hotel Les Nations Geneva

Les Nations Hotel is a 3-star property in Petit-Saconnex / Servette district of Geneva close to restaurants and pubs. Featuring original architecture, the hotel occupies a 7-story building opened in 1975. This comfortable hotel is situated 1.7 km from Lake Geneva. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Geneva city center.

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.

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.

NH Firenze Anglo American

In a central and quiet position, next to Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci, the NH Anglo American, four star hotel, is an elegant and refined hotel that reflects the history and the charm of this wonderful city. NH Anglo American rooms guarantee an intimate and confortable atmosphere, excellent services and greatest comfort. Our restaurant, "Il Granduca", proposes to its agreeable guests mouth-watering dishes of Tuscan and mediterranean cuisine, as well as a rich breakfast served every morning.

Bauer Palazzo Hotel Venice

Located in the heart of the city, a short distance from the city’s main attractions and designer shops, BAUER PALAZZO it’s the only hotel with two different styles and souls: the wing overlooking the Baroque church of Campo San Moisè with its art-deco inspired interiors has a distinctive urban vibe, while the rooms located in the authentic 18th century palazzo combine modern luxury with sumptuous hand crafted Venetian fittings and furnishings, offering a spectacular vantage point in Venice on the Grand Canal.

Ai Mori D Oriente

The Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is a historic hotel set in a palace which was once home to Turkish merchants, known as the 'Mori'. The hotel and bedrooms are decorated in an exotic Byzantine style throughout; the Ai Mori d'Oriente also has a bar and a relaxing reading room. The hotel is located in one of the quietest parts of the city called Cannaregio, within walking distance of all the main sights.

Bauer Palladio Hotel And Spa

The Bauer Palladio Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel made up of 38 bedrooms and 12 suites. Designed by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, the hotel boasts a private garden, a luxury spa and spectacular views over the Venetian Lagoon. The hotel features spacious rooms with a historic decor, including fine Italian tapestries, fabrics and paintings. Other room features include access to Wi-Fi and a satellite TV service. The hotel is in a quiet setting on Giudecca Island, across the Lagoon from St Mark's Square only a short trip by a complimentary hotel water taxi.

Belmond Hotel Cipriani

The Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a five-star property synonymous with luxury. Nestled on Giudecca Island, the hotel offers exceptional views over the Venetian Lagoon and Doge’s Palace, with St Mark’s square reachable in just four minutes aboard a private boat service. The hotel’s 95 rooms are all decorated to the very highest standard and elegantly furnished, with free Wi-Fi internet access, iPod docking stations and HD flat screen televisions. Guests are invited to make use of the wonderful outdoor pool, tennis courts and luxury wellness facilities. The Cipriani’s Michelen-starred Oro restaurant is perfect for a sumptuous evening meal, or enjoy a light lunch on the pretty terrace overlooking the water.

Hotel Ca’ D’Oro Venice

The Ca’ D’Oro hotel is a traditional Venetian hotel nestled just a five minute walk from the famous Rialto Bridge. The hotel’s 27 rooms all feature air conditioning, minibars and satellite TV. Guests can make use of the stunning roof terrace, admire the canal views or make use of the spectacular location, which is just 200 yards from a vaporetto water bus stop.

Palazzo Giovanelli Venice

The Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal is a historic hotel in the heart of Venice. Dating back to the 16th century, the property offers panoramic views over the Grand Canal and lies just two stops from Saint Mark’s Square on the water bus. The elegant rooms boast satellite TV, air-conditioning and elegant decor. The sophisticated lounges here are befitting of the hotel’s history – the palace was once home to the Doge of Venice and, later, Mozart’s family. The Venice Casino is just a two minute ride across the canal.

Sina Palazzo Sant' Angelo

Elegant and aristocratic, the Sina Palazzo Sant Angelo sul Canal Grande sits like a modern Atlantis on the Grand Canal between the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s Square.

Starhotels Splendid Venice

A luxury boutique hotel in Venice city centre, the Splendid Venice - Starhotels Collezione is as elegant as the city itself. Gondolas drift past the window. Cafés bustle in St Marks's Square. You have discovered the best location to experience the Venetian atmosphere in one of our 165 rooms and suites designed with luxury in mind.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are 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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