- Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel in standard class
- 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Geneva
- 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Venice
- 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Florence
- 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Rome
- Walking Tour and Gondola Tour in Venice
- Walking Tour of Florence
- 2-day Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Rome
- Flight from Rome to UK (rail option available)
Day 1: London – Geneva
Your adventure begins in London’s St Pancras station, where you’ll board the Eurostar 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 French-speaking 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 (Meals: No Meals)
Day 2: Geneva – 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 whilst 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 (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 3: London – Geneva
Start today with a short walking tour with a local guide for some stories of the city’s labyrinthine streets and campos (squares), then enjoy a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. 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 1000 years! Soak up the vibrant atmosphere in St. Mark’s Square, while marvelling at the beautiful mosaics that adorn the Basilica and maybe visit the Doge’s Palace, with its origins dating back to the 14th century. It is advisable to take a tour of this important Venetian landmark to fully understand its extensive history. Overnight in Venice (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 04: Venice – Florence
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then return to Santa Lucia station for your train to Florence. On arrival in Florence, make your way to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Once you get your bearings, start exploring this beautiful and historic city. A good place to start is the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest and most famous bridge over the Arno River, filled with shops and connecting the famous Uffizi museum to the old Medici Palace. After dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the area, enjoy a Florentine gelato, considered by many to be the best in the world. Overnight in Florence (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 05: Florence
After breakfast this morning, spend another day discovering Florence. The Uffizi Gallery is immensely popular so avoid the queues by pre-booking your ticket and admire the works of Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael and Michelangelo. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour with a local guide, take a stroll across the Ponte Vecchio, admire the spectacular Duomo Cathedral and be sure to enjoy some fine Italian cuisine before you leave the “Renaissance city. Overnight in Florence (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 06: Florence -Rome
Travel from Florence to Rome by train and upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Start using your 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass straight away to travel around the city. Marvel at the ancient walls of the Colosseum, take in the dazzling views from the rooftop terrace of the Capitoline Museums and be sure to visit the famous Spanish steps before heading to the Piazza di Spagna for a spot of shopping. Overnight in Rome (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 07: Rome
Spend a full day exploring Rome together with your 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Pass. Discover the wonders of the ‘Eternal City’ at your own pace, perhaps taking a trip to Vatican City to explore the museums and marvel at the ornate ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Explore the heritage of ancient Rome with a visit to the Roman Forum – why not speak to us about organising a walking tour? Come the evening, be sure to visit the Trevi Fountain to throw your coins – the architecture is quite spectacular when lit up at night. Overnight in Rome (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 08: Departue Rome – London
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the airport in Rome for your flight back to the UK. Prefer to travel home by train, perhaps stopping off in Turin for a night en route? We are happy to make all the arrangements for you.
Geveva, Hotel Cornavin • 4 Star – 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.
Geneva, Hotel Cristal • 3 Star – 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.
Geneva, Hotel Les Nations • 3 Star – 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.
Venice, Hotel Ai Mori D’Oriente • 4 Star –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.
Venice, Hotel Ca’ D’oro • 3 Star – 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.
Venice, Sina Hotel Palazzo Sant’Angelo •4 Star –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.
Venice, Bauer Palazzo Hotel Venice •5 Star –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.
Venice, Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli •4 Star –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.
Venice, Starhotels Splendid Venice •5 Star –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.
Florence, Starhotels Michelangelo •4 Star – 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.
Florence, Grand Hotel Adriatico •4 Star – 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.
Florence, Hotel Athenaeum •4 Star – 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.
Florence, Boticelli •3 Star – 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.
Rome, Hotel Ariston •4 Star – 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.
Rome, Hotel Morgana •4 Star – 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.
At a Glance
Venice, Florence & Rome Via Geneva
8 Days from £1449 pp
- Starts: London Ends: Rome
- Departs: Any day
- Tour Type: Independent
- Hotel Rating: 3/4 & 5 star hotels
- Meals: Breakfast: 7
- Visiting: Geneva, Venice, Florence & Rome
- Countries: Switzerland & Italy
Spend a night in Geneva and then travel through the incredible scenery of the Swiss Alps to Venice. Explore the iconic attractions of Venice including the winding canals and St. Mark’s Square. Discover the plethora of exquisite museums and art galleries on offer in Florence, throw a coin in the famous Trevi Fountain and climb the historic Spanish Steps in Rome.