At £249 per person, this 4-night Italian city break -- which comes with flights, stays in Rome and Venice, and a train journey through rolling Tuscan countryside -- is up to £129 cheaper than it would cost to put together yourself.
Depart on 6-22, 30-31 May; 1-19, 21, 24-25, 29 June. It's an extra £20 per person to travel in July-October or an extra £30 per person to depart from London Gatwick or Manchester in May-October. Visit Citrus Holidays' website for a full range of dates.
The trip starts in Rome with a stay at the Ars Hotel, which has a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013. Housed in an 18th-century villa, the hotel is in Rome's quiet Monte Sacro district, just outside the city centre and easily accessible by bus. The Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps are four miles away.
Next, take the train from Rome to Venice, where you'll check in at the Hotel Ambasciatori. This 4-star hotel is in Mestre, roughly a 15-minute bus or boat journey from St Mark's Square and Venice's network of bridges, canals and surrounding islands.
Transfers & baggage
Transfers are not included, but both cities are connected to their respective airports by frequent bus services. Both Rome Termini and Venezia Mestre train stations are in the city centre. Checked baggage (15kg) costs from £35 per person, return.
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