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  • Simply Lake Garda 2014

    Relax on the shores of Italy’s largest lake on our escorted tour by train

    Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, this is a wonderful and relaxing holiday; a great way to enjoy the pretty scenery of Lake Garda and the surrounding region of northern Italy. 

    Departures from May to October

  • Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean 2014

    A relaxing cruise aboard the Norwegian Jade

    Combining culture, exploration and sightseeing, this wonderful Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Jade begins and ends in the romantic city of Venice. We explore the Dalmation coast visiting Dubrovnik and Split, head to the ancient city of Athens and enjoy time at sea to make the most of the ship's excellent on board facilities.

    Departures from May to October

  • Sirmione on Lake Garda 2014

    A 10-day tour by train to Sirmione from £1,495

    Picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on the tip of a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', the town is dominated by its fairytale castle, ruined Roman villa and far-reaching lake views.

    Departures from May to October

  • Western Mediterranean Cruise 2014

    This superb rail-cruise explores the fascinating and glamorous cities in the western Mediterranean. Starting and finishing in cosmopolitan Barcelona, this tour offers you the opportunity to explore some of the delightful towns, breathtaking landscapes and world-famous sights on the coastlines of Spain, Italy and France.

    Departures from May to September

  • Highlights of Tuscany 2014

    Rural Tuscany and Renaissance splendour

    Discover the true colours of this acclaimed region on a tour of the highlights of Tuscany. Ochre and terracotta hill towns linked by winding white roads, interspersed with fields of poppies and sunflowers contrast with the magnificent architecture of the great Renaissance cities.

    Departures from May to October

  • Lake Garda & the Gardone Riviera 2014

    A stunning lakeside location

    Unwind in the lakeside Savoy Palace Hotel in Gardone Riviera, savouring the fresh air and mild climate, with sparkling Lake Garda as a backdrop. Enjoy a flavour of Venice, fabulous Verona, and a meal at an 'agriturismo' on this fantastic rail holiday packed full of delights.

    Departures from June to October

  • The Italian Riviera 2014

    Spellbinding beauty by rail from £1,575

    Colourful villages cling to the dramatic coastline of the Italian Riviera, with the glittering Mediterranean forming picture-postcard vistas in every direction, and glamorous yachts clamouring for attention alongside quaint fishing boats in idyllic harbours.

    Departures from May to September

  • Perugia & the Delights of Umbria 2014

    Discover Italy's unspoilt countryside by rail

    We head to Umbria, the green heart of Italy, for a fantastic holiday in this unspoilt region. From our base in the beautiful city of Perugia, we explore walled towns, visit the perched cliff-top town of Orvieto, picturesque Lake Trasimeno and follow the Umbrian Wine Trail to Torgiano, where we taste some of Umbria's finest wines.

    Departures from June to October

  • Beside Lake Como 2014

    Unwind on our escorted rail holiday by one of Italy’s most popular lakes

    Lake Como, pretty Italian towns, lake steamers, mountain scenery and historic mansions provide the setting for this spectacular tour. Our holiday is based around Lake Como, which has been attracting visitors to its beautiful shores for more than 200 years.

    Departures from May to September

  • A Castle in the Venetian Hills 2014

    You couldn't pick a more perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Venetian Hills. The magnificent and impeccably restored CastelBrando is our home for seven nights as we visit Vicenza, discover the Palladian Villas, tour the mighty Dolomites, explore Venice and taste sparkling wines on the Prosecco Wine Road.

    Departures from June to September

Capital City:RomeCurrency:Euro
Electricity:European adaptor required Famous for:Roman ruins, Galileo Galilei and gelato
Language:ItalianPopulation:60.6 million

Train Travel in Italy - Traveller's Notes

Should you dine at an Italian restaurant you may be stopped by the police when you leave and asked to produce a receipt. You will not be penalised for not having one but it avoids embarrassment if you hang on to them after leaving the premises.

Train travel in Italy is both comfortable and practical. High speed services connect many of the major cities with good on-board facilities.

Please call the number at the top of this page for more information on train travel in Italy.

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