Venice, Rome and Florence
- Travel through the Alps to the unforgettable city of Venice
- Explore history, religion and culture in Rome
- Take in the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio & Uffizi in Florence
- Return via Nice on the French Riviera
- Decide when you would like to travel
- Adapt the route to suit your plans
- Upgrade hotels and rail journeys
- Add extra nights, destinations and/or tours
- Standard Class rail travel with seat reservations
- 8 nights’ handpicked hotel accommodation with breakfast
- City maps and comprehensive directions to your hotels
- Clearly-presented wallets for your rail tickets, hotel vouchers and other documentation
- All credit card surcharges and complimentary delivery of your travel documents
Take the Eurostar in the morning from London or Ebbsfleet to Brussels Midi. Here, connect onto a train to Nuremberg, changing in Frankfurt. You will arrive into Nuremberg Hbf in the mid-evening in time for dinner. Your overnight stay is at the Victoria Hotel (or similar).
TMR RECOMMENDS: Change in Cologne instead of Frankfurt and take the slower train service along the Rhine Valley, which twists and turns with the flow of the river through chocolate-box villages and rolling vineyards.
After breakfast, return to the station in Nuremberg and catch a train via the Bavarian capital Munich to Venice. The journey from Munich to Venice takes you across the spectacular Brenner Pass high in the Alps.
Cross the spectacular lagoon bridge onto Venice Island and arrive into Santa Lucia station in the early evening. Make your way to your hotel where you will have a 2-night stay at the Hotel Giorgione (or similar).
Visitors always gravitate towards St Mark’s Square, the regal piazza that opens out onto the mouth of the Grand Canal and the Venetian Lagoon. Elsewhere, don’t miss the art collection at the Accademia, or a boat ride to one of the other islands in the lagoon such as Murano or Burano.
TMR RECOMMENDS: Why not stay for an extra night and give yourself two full days of sightseeing to take in the Doge’s Palace, La Fenice Opera House and St Mark’s Square?
Catch a train journey of just under 4 hours to Rome. Arrive in the mid-afternoon and settle into the Empire Palace Hotel (or similar) before beginning your two day exploration here.
There are so many iconic landmarks to be discovered here, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum, the ornately decorated St Peter’s Cathedral and Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain, where you can throw a coin to ensure your return.
Leave the ‘Cradle of Western Civilisation’ and head north by train to Florence, a journey of just an hour and a half. Florence is the stunning capital of Tuscany with a UNESCO World Heritage listed historic centre. You’ll stay at the central Berchielli Hotel (or similar).
Spend your two days here soaking up the scenery and discovering famous sights including the magnificent cathedral and the Boboli Gardens.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast today before making your way back to Santa Maria Novella station and boarding a train to Milan. An easy change of trains and you’ll be heading for the coast and the border with France. Just across the border, passing through Monte Carlo, you’ll reach Nice, where you have an overnight stay at the Hotel Excelsior (or similar).
After breakfast this morning, catch a high speed TGV service to Paris. A simple change of stations in Paris brings you to the terminal for the Eurostar at the Gare du Nord where you will board your Eurostar service for the final journey home.
Typical hotels on this itinerary
Set in an attractive 1896 building, this stylish, independent hotel sits opposite Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof rail station and within the city’s historic quarter. The cosy rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, and the hotel boasts an Italian terrace cafe and a bar.
The Giorgione is a traditional Venetian hotel occupying an 18th century building in the Cannaregio district of the city, within easy walking distance of the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. Bedrooms are elegantly furnished with antique furniture and Murano glass chandeliers. Wi-Fi internet access is free throughout the property. There is also a small swimming pool and an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy breakfast in the summer months.
Set between Via Veneto and Piazza Barberi in a restored 19th-century palazzo formerly owned by a noble family, this upscale hotel features refined rooms decorated in a classic style along with marble bathrooms. Highlights include a Mediterranean restaurant, piano bar, attractive courtyard, and fitness centre.
In a fabulous position overlooking the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, the Hotel Berchielli is the perfect base for a first visit to Florence. Rooms at the hotel are soundproofed and air-conditioned, with antique decoration and complimentary Wi-Fi access. There is also an American style bar where guests can enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.
Within easy reach of Nice station, the Excelsior Hotel is perfect for an overnight stay in the city. Bedrooms are decorated in a style evocative of the French Riviera, with complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. The hotel also boasts a 24-hour reception, an internal garden with summer bar and a reception area with a large selection of travel books to inspire future holidays.
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Nuremberg’s finest property is ideally positioned opposite the main railway station and within easy walking distance of the charming Old Town, St Lorenz Church and the Kaiserburg Castle.
Bedrooms are immaculately presented and make for an ideal Bavarian sojourn.
Located just off the famous St Mark’s Square, this splendid hotel is an icon of Venice. The hotel consists of the Bauer L’Hotel, the Casanova Rooms annexe and the palatial Bauer Il Palazzo, which fronts onto the Grand Canal. The De Pisis restaurant is known throughout the city for its quality and service.
Occupying a great location on the Via Veneto, close to the Villa Borghese gardens, the Majestic Roma features spacious and elegantly decorated bedrooms, a lovely restaurant with a terrace overlooking the street and a well-equipped gym. The hotel has been accommodating guests since 1889 and is one of the Leading Hotels of the World.
The stylish Savoy Hotel in Florence occupies a historic building in the centre of the city with the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Duomo both within easy reach. The interior of the hotel is designed by Olga Polizzi and pays tribute to the fashion heritage of Florence with shoe paintings lining the corridors. Bedrooms are spacious and the service is exceptional.
The Art Deco façade of the Hyatt Regency Palais de la Méditerranée has been a landmark of the famous Promenade des Anglais since 1929. The hotel boasts an outdoor and indoor heated swimming pool, a bar and restaurant with a terrace overlooking the sea, and 187 refurbished bedrooms.