Spend time exploring Italy's magnificent capital city with our Rome City Break itinerary. It's the perfect introduction to the 'Eternal City' where you'll find world-famous landmarks such as the Spanish Steps, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon.
You'll depart from London St Pancras and journey to Paris, connecting to the high speed TGV train to Turin where you'll check into your hotel.
Before departing for Rome, there's time to explore the magic of Turin - Italy's fourth largest city. Here you'll find a host of museums, cafés and colonnaded walkways to entice and enchant. You'll depart Turin on the direct train service to Rome and transfer to your hotel.
Transport yourself back in time to the glory days of the Roman Empire with a visit to the Roman Forum which for centuries was the hub of daily life in ancient Rome. And of course, you won't want to miss a visit to one of Rome's most famous landmarks - the mighty Colosseum. This awe-inspiring structure is the biggest amphitheatre in the world and has witnessed horror, passion and excitement as home to gladiatorial fights and competitive games.
Why not begin with a visit to Rome's largest Baroque fountain - the Trevi Fountain. Adorned with magnificent statues, it is rightly regarded as one of the most beautiful fountains in the world. Head to the top of one of the city's seven hills to enjoy magnificent views - or rest with a cappuccino in one of the city's many pavement cafés.
Say Arrivederci to Rome as you transfer to Rome airport on the convenient train shuttle service from Termini station for your scheduled flight back to the UK.
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The high speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.
Eurostar's Standard Class coaches feature two seats on either side of the central aisle, most of which is arranged in an 'airline' seating configuration with drop down tray tables. There are two tables for four per carriage. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Standard Class coaches can take advantage of the Bar-Buffet which sells a range of snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks - including Champagne!
The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.
For the class of travel used on your chosen tour, please refer to the 'What's Included' section of the tour page.
Introduced in 1981, France's TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) was the original European high-speed train. Linking Paris with Lyon, the new service revolutionised train travel and meant that travelling by air over medium and short distances was no longer seen as the best option, even for business travel.
The network has expanded rapidly and today these sleek, stylish trains offer links to over 60 destinations throughout France. Operated by SNCF, the French national rail operator, TGV trains travel over specially-constructed high speed lines. The trains can achieve speeds of up to 186mph (300km/h) on most long distance routes and 200mph (320km/h) on the new TGV Est line, which links Paris with Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Basel. With the exception of shorter journeys, TGVs almost always have an on-board buffet car, serving a selection of drinks and light refreshments.
The 4-star Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio in Rome enjoys a fantastic location close to the Termini railway station and within walking distance of many of the city's main sights, including the Trevi Fountain, the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Dating back to 1875, the hotel embodies late-century style and architecture. The lobby, bar and restaurant display an important collection of paintings and prints which reflect the hotel's history. The traditionally-furnished rooms are decorated in an Italian Baroque style and come with individually controlled air conditioning, a telephone, television, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi and a safe.
The hotel won the Great Rail Journeys' Gold Award for Food in 2009 and the Silver Award in the same category in 2011. In 2010 it won our Silver Award for its excellent customer service.
The welcoming 4-star Holiday Inn Turin City Centre is situated adjacent to the Porta Nuova Railway Station and within walking distance of the Via Roma. The hotel benefits from a restaurant, bar and a courtyard garden. The comfortable rooms come with a telephone, television, Wi-Fi internet access (payable locally), hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
Please call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 734 358 to discuss upgrading your rail travel to First Class and/or upgrading your hotel to a 5-star option.