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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.
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Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.
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Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.
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Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.
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Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Travel by train to Florence, Venice and Rome

    Rail holiday travelling to Florence, Venice and Rome by train

    The three great cities of Venice, Florence and Rome are easily and effortlessly visited by train, and allowing Expressions Holidays to organise your rail holiday really does remove the strains and stresses of travelling. In fact, nothing could be more straightforward or enjoyable than visiting these Italian cities by train.
    We suggest that you start your rail holiday by travelling to Venice, onward to Florence and then further south to Rome. Spend three nights in each of these fascinating cities, before returning home via Switzerland, spending one night in Lausanne to break your journey. Use this suggested itinerary as a starting point then we can modify it according to your requirements.

    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
    Day One

    Leave London early afternoon to travel on the Eurostar to Paris, where you arrive at about 6pm before continuing on a sleeper train to Venice.
    Day Two
    Arrive in Venice at about 10am, where you transfer to Hotel Ca'Sagredo where you will spend three nights.
    Days Three and Four
    Enjoy a few days at leisure in Venice with its bobbing gondolas, Byzantine and Gothic architectural gems and interesting islands.
    Day Five
    Return to Venice station mid-morning, where you catch a train to Florence. On arrival in Florence at midday, transfer to Hotel Helvetia and Bristol where you will stay for three nights.
    Days Six and Seven
    Explore Florence, the ancient capital of the Medicis which is home to a selection of Renaissance treasures.
    Day Eight
    Return to Florence station to catch a mid-morning train to Rome. On arrival in Rome at midday, transfer to Hotel Inghilterra where you will stay for three nights.
    Days Nine and Ten
    Spend your days wandering around the Italian capital, discovering the wealth of cultural monuments and sights on offer.
    Day Eleven
    Leave Rome at about 9am to travel via Milan to Lausanne in Switzerland, arriving mid-afternoon. Spend the afternoon exploring the lakeside city before checking in to Hotel Angleterre et Residence for one night.
    Day Twelve
    End your rail holiday by travelling on a midday train from Lausanne to Paris, before boarding the Eurostar to London where you arrive just before 8pm.

    HOTELS
    Ca’Sagredo – 5 star – Venice
    An elegant palazzo hotel which overlooks the Grand Canal, perfect for those seeking an elegant ambience in an historic setting.
    Hotel Helvetia and Bristol – 5 star – Florence
    A small deluxe hotel with charm, character and personal service. Its central location makes it extremely convenient for sight-seeing.
    Hotel Inghilterra – 5 star – Rome
    A charming hotel, of enormous elegance, quality and comfort in one of the best locations in Rome.
    Angleterre et Residence – 4 star – Lausanne
    A centrally located hotel on the shores of Lake Geneva, offering a contemporary style in a historic setting.
    Other hotels are available in Florence, Venice & Rome.

    PRICES
    From £2,690
    per person for first class rail travel
    From £2,465 per person for second class rail travel
    Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.
    What’s included?First or second class travel on all trains (as above) including Eurostar
    Double sleeper compartment on Thello sleeper train
    At the hotels:
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Ca'Sagredo in Venice
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Hotel Helvetia and Bristol in Florence
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Hotel Inghilterra in Rome
    1 night’s bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Hotel Angleterre et Residence

    Transfers:
    Private return water taxi transfers from Venice Santa Lucia station to the hotel. Private return car transfers from Florence Santa Maria Novella station to the hotel. Private return car transfers from Rome Termini station to the hotel.
    What’s not included?
    Meals other than breakfast at the hotels
    Early check in or late check outs at hotels – though we can arrange this on request.
    Any services not mentioned above
    Dates
    This rail holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.
    For more information regarding rail services to and within Italy, view our train guide 

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  • Italy

    Find out more about Italy

    Italy FAST FACTS

    Capital
    Rome
    Airport
    There is a very good scattering of international airports in Italy, with the main ones being Venice, Pisa, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Naples, Genoa, Turin and Bari; on Sicily, Catania is served by several airlines from the UK and on Sardinia you fly to Cagliari or Olbia.
    Currency
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.24)
    Size
    Italy is roughly 650 miles long, but only about 100 miles wide
    Population
    60 million
    Average temperature
    Italy's temperature varies dramatically, from about 4 degrees in Turin in winter to 33 degrees in Sicily in summer, with snow year-round on the summits of the Pyrenees and Alps
    National holidays in Italy
    Some tourist attractions as well as banks etc may close on the following days:
    1 January
    6 January (Epiphany)
    Easter Monday
    25 April (Liberation Day)
    1 May (Labour Day)
    15 August (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    1 November (All Saints)
    8 December (Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
    Christmas Day
    Boxing Day
    There are a number of local feast days that can affect conditions locally. In addition to the above days, museums are often closed on Mondays in Italy.

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