8 Day Rome & Milan by Rail Special

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Your standard rail tickets will be based on a set schedule and may not be altered. Exact times will be provided closer to your departure date. Upgraded tickets are not available.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Rome, Milan Malpensa-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Rome
    • 3 nights Milan
  • Transportation between cities via Standard rail with reserved seats
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
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  • Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
#13 Naples & Pompeii with lunch from Rome 7:30 AM

Depart Rome in the early morning for a pleasant drive along the "Sun Route" motorway, taking you through the scenic regions of Lazio and Campania. Pass the famous Abbey of Montecassino en route to Naples where you will enjoy a short panoramic tour of the city. Continue toward Pompeii for lunch in a typical restaurant, followed by a short visit to a nearby coral and cameo factory. Afterward, visit the excavated ruins of this incredibly well preserved Roman town, destroyed by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 1 hour prior to departure. Please call Local Phone above 24 hours prior to confirm exact pick-up time. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 13 hours.

Day #3 01 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $175.00
26 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019 $175.00
02 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $175.00
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Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Tour 8:30 AM

Today meet your local guide at Caffe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100, to being your tour of the Vatican Museums and Michelangelo's incomparable Sistine Chapel. Your local guide will lead you into the museums, where you’ll visit one of the most important art collections of the world. Admire the Gallery of Tapestries and the Geographical Maps before arriving to the Sistine Chapel, with its great frescos by Michelangelo. Stroll through St. Peter's Square, passing Bernini's famous colonnade to view St. Peter's Basilica.

Departs 8:30 am from Caffe Vaticano, Viale Vaticano 100. Drop-off off in Vatican Area. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Important: Due to security restrictions no backpacks, large bags, electronic devices, or knives are allowed inside.

*This tour features a considerable amount walking on sometimes uneven surfaces, passengers with mobility issues, including wheelchairs or strollers, should consider this when booking. It is highly recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Day #4 02 Nov 2019 - 07 Dec 2019 $76.00
09 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019 $76.00
17 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $76.00
27 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $76.00
02 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020 $76.00
07 Jan 2020 - 10 Feb 2020 $76.00
12 Feb 2020 - 18 Mar 2020 $76.00
20 Mar 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $76.00
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#2B Ancient Rome 2:00 PM

Take a tour of Ancient Rome's major sights and skip the long lines for the Archaeological Area with a professional guide. Gain special access to the Colosseum, the giant amphitheater used for gladiator fights and public spectacles, and the largest building ever built in the Roman Empire. Walk along the pavement of the original Roman grid, which crosses the ruins of the Roman Forum. Enjoy views of the Temple of Vesta, Basilica Julia, and Arch of Constantine.

Departs 2.00 pm from Arch of Constantine, look for the “I Love Rome” pink flags. Please arrive 15 minutes prior. Tour ends in the Archaeological area. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Important: Due to security restrictions no backpacks, large bags, electronic devices, or knives are allowed inside of the sights.

Day #4 05 Nov 2019 - 21 Nov 2019 $67.00
23 Nov 2019 - 17 Dec 2019 $67.00
19 Dec 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $67.00
26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $67.00
02 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $67.00
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#1B Gran Tour of Milan 9:30 AM

Learn more about the impressive city of Milan with this half day guided walking tour. Begin the tour with the medieval Sforza Castle. An impressive medieval Castle and fortress, one of the most impressive urban castles in Europe. Continue to Gothic Duomo, one of the world's largest cathedrals. Walk through the alluring Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, a 19th century glass vaulted shopping mall. The tour concludes with a visit to the La Scala Theatre, where some of the world's greatest musicians and opera singers have performed including Pavarotti and Verdi.

Departs from the corner of Largo Cairoli and Via Cusani. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $58.00
26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $58.00
02 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $58.00
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#5 Full Day Lake Como Tour 9:00 AM

Depart from Milan by coach and drive north to the lakeside town of Como. Embark on a guided tour of the city before riding the funicular up to Brunate for sweeping views of Como and the lake. Free time for lunch before departing on a scenic cruise of Lake Como, viewing many of the lakeside villas with their splendid gardens. Return to Como and board the bus back to Milan.

Departs from the corner of Largo Cairoli and Via Cusani. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at city center. Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019 $94.00
26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $94.00
02 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 $94.00
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9 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail, March 2018
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Thank you for the email. The trip was outstanding!!! I could not have had asked for a better weather, time, and everything in between.

Adolfo N. Washington, DC
9 Day Four Star Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail , March 2018
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OMG!!!! Trip to Italy was so awesome words cannot describe. Gate 1 delivered everything you said you would. The emails contained all our information from departure to return. The hotels in Venice, Florence and Rome were outstanding. Now the tour guides... what can I say besides OUTSTANDING!!!! I wish i could have videoed each tour. The information they gave us, was beyond anything you can read in a book. Their home country touches, stories and memories made the whole tour even more special. Our group of nine family members were treated so great.! Our Mom who turned 80 in Dec. was treated as if she was their Mom!! Extra concern for her safety, to making her feel as special as she is, too finding elevators where they could!! Our family will use Gate1 again, hopefully soon!!!!

Sharon B. Amery, WI
9 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail, February 2018
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Accomodations in all three cities were very satisfactory. Moreover the tour guides were exceptional, particularly our local guide in Venice. We were happy with the logistics (transportation and proximity of the hotels to the rail stations). We will definitely use Gate 1 again.

Paul M. Whittier, CA
9 Day Four Star Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, January 2018
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We had a wonderful trip! Everything was fantastic. Gate 1 did a great job organizing everything. We loved the hotels, walking tours, and friends we made. I’ve been recommending Gate 1 to friends and family and will look to travel with you again in the future!!

Amber S. Elizabethtown, KY
9 Day Rome, Florence & Venice by Rail, January 2017
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Thank you so much for the wonderful trips. It was amazing, even though I bought the package where you do your own things. I ended up meeting many of the other travelers with Gate 1 and they all are very nice. The trip was the most amazing trip I've ever had. Everything is so organized. All the train and the hotels are so close to each other. So easy to get around the city. Hotel services all very nice too. Thank you, I would go through Gate 1 again in the future.

Hoang V. Thornton, CO
9 Day Four Star Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail , December 2016
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Overall, I want to compliment Gate 1 Travel on the 9 day Venice/Florence/Rome trip. All 3 cities were spectacular! The arrangements Gate 1 made for us with flights, trains, hotels, tours, guides, etc. were all top notch. Everything went off without a hitch and we were pleased every step of the way. You have 6 very happy tourists who would use Gate1 again and again. The affordability was outstanding! Thank you for setting up such a lovely trip for the 6 of us.

Debra C. Oakland, MI
9 Day Four Star Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, November 2016
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We had an amazing trip! I want to thank you and all at Gate 1 Travel for making our trip to Italy the best vacation ever. Everything was well planned and organized. I will highly recommend Gate 1 to all my friends, colleagues and family!

Darlene I. Calgary, Canada
9 Day Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, March 2015
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Our trip was great!  AlItalia was very good, despite all the negative reviews we were reading on airlineequality.com, although coach seats were uncomfortable for an 8-9 hour flight, mainly because the center armrests only raised halfway. I'm sure, being able to upgrade our seats would have given us that space and comfort. This is our only complaint. The flight staff were very courteous and considerate of our needs and very accommodating as well. The  connecting flight was on-time and comfortable, as were the rail connections and hotel rooms. Hotel staff were courteous and accommodating, also.

Italy speaks for itself. History, beauty, food, wine, people and atmosphere, not to mention the shopping-which was made less painful due to almost 1:1 euro:dollar exchange rate. My wife thanks you for that-well, actually, me too (I got the bill).

My wife set up individual tours in each city we visited and that was the way to go. The guides were phenomenal and gave us a deeper understanding of their city, its history and culture, not to mention the great restaurants and additional sites they recommended.

Given the value this travel package represented, setting up our dream trip was a no-brainer.  Without a doubt, we will be looking forward to setting up another trip in the near future.

One other thing, and this was due to the way the trip was scheduled, I did not experience any jet-lag at all, both when arriving in Italy and coming home. Just another detail that made this trip great.

Roberto D. Wall Township, NJ
9 Day Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, March 2015
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The trip was spiritual and your people were incredible. Due to the price and the accommodations we are already watching your site for more great deals so we can go back. We took a walk through history and the tour guides were excellent and dedicated to dispelling myths about Italy. We've made lifestyle changes by eating and walking daily like Italians. We have continued learning the language by Using Rosetta Stone and weekend classes. Keep us in mind for Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Italy. We are already moving around our vacation schedule so we can go back during low season to avoid the crowds. The trip and all the excursions went awesome. We look forward to seeing the world with Gate 1.

Jeannine G. Valley Stream, NY
9 Day Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, February 2015
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Gate 1 is the BEST travel company I have EVER worked with! Starting with our first call and our first interaction with you on the phone, to the time we left Italy,  ALL of our arrangements were so perfect. 

The hotels were wonderful and very well located for ease of access to the things we wanted to do and see. The train between cities was AMAZING.  At one point we were rolling along at 300kph....we even took pictures of that display. 

The guides for all the tours we signed up for were so good, so pleasant and nice to work with.  My favorite was the orientation the first night in Venice, with Franchesca.  She set us up to whip off the next morning to Venice, but she also got us set to arrive in Florence and know how to get to the hotel, and how to arrive in Rome and how to get to the hotel.

We had nothing but pleasant, easy experiences.  Of course the down side was:  we had to come home!!!  I could easily have stayed another 6 months, and STILL been sad to come home!

One last story:  On the flight home, I got to chatting with the stewardesses on our Delta flight, and told them what a great trip we had and all the wonderful things we got to do.  When I told them the price, both of them wrote down the name of Gate 1.....because THEY are going to book through you!! 

We are already looking at the emails you send getting ready to book our next trip!!  I want to go through the Panama Canal, and I just KNOW we will be doing Gate 1 trips at least twice a year for the next decade. 

WHAT A TREAT!!!   I cannot tell you how glad I am that we found Gate 1 and what a REALLY wonderful job you do!!!

Teri B. Los Altos, CA
8 Day Florence & Rome by Rail, February 2015
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The trip was absolutely lovely! My dad and I enjoyed our adventures to Italy thanks to Gate1Travel!!! :) 150% satisfied! This was our 2nd time using Gate 1 Travel — and you still have yet to disappoint :)

Thank you.

Anna A. Waukesha, WI
10 Day Venice, Florence & Rome by Rail, December 2014
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Your name came up several times over the course of probably the best family vacation I have ever experienced. Every hotel you placed us in was wonderful! Each was extremely nice as a standalone luxury hotel, particularly by European standards, but what really made them special was location. We walked everywhere easily from each. Rialto bridge, Duomo, Colosseum - you name it, it was minutes from our hotel.

Honestly, the most beneficial telephone conversation of 2014 for the family was the fifteen minutes with you when you encouraged the hotel upgrades and then selected these wonderful spots. And the flights both ways were outstanding too. I will continue to consult you for all future vacation plans.

Alexander S. Mclean, VA

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