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Renaissance Florence, glamorous Milan, romantic Venice and the eternal city of Rome, are the urban highlights of Italy. 

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The Mediterranean and the Crux of Civilisation

Those seeking a quieter holiday will find peace and solitude beside the waters of the Italian lakes or on the idyllic islands of Ischia and Sicily. Spain, Portugal and Morocco offer an exotic blend of cultures and flavours while in Greece we unearth the infancy of civilisation itself.

Aside from being the birthplace of Western civilisation and hosting a horde of magnificent cities, the countries around the Mediterranean possess an increasingly rare quality; respite. Even in the bustling cities there is an other worldly sense that no one really takes things seriously. Taxi drivers honk their horns at the traffic but they're not doing it out of spite, they just know it's what they're supposed to do and not doing so would be silly. As you travel towards the coast this semi-serious way of life fades away entirely. So long as there is food in your belly and good company nearby nothing in the world can disturb the Mediterranean summer.

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A Grand Tour of Italy
(25 reviews)
2020AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Varenna
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2020AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
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Highlights of Tuscany
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2020AprMayJunSepOct
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Puglia & Basilicata
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2020AprMayJunSep
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Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast
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2020AprMayJunSepOct
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Simply Lake Garda
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
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Stresa & Lake Maggiore
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The Italian Riviera
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The Magic of Sicily
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2020MayJunSep
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Andalucian Explorer
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2020AprMaySep
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Portugal & the Douro
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A Grand Tour of Italy
Mrs J Hitchcock
“I will never need to travel with another company again. Great Rail Journeys are 5 star in every respect. Fantastic holiday.
Andalucian Explorer
Mr J Knox
“This was another outstandingly great holiday. It was full of wonderful experiences and unexpected sights.
Lake Como & The Bernina Express
Anonymous
“A well organised tour led by a fantastic Tour Manager. The base hotel was excellent being on Lake Como shores, on the main route around the island and within a couple of minutes of the ferry stages. The day trips were well organised and the day trip on the Bernina Express a major highlight. Highly recommend this tour.
Highlights of Tuscany
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“Excellent tour manager and overall content of holiday.
Magnificent Morocco & Moorish Spain
Anonymous
“A really enjoyable holiday from start to finish. Learnt a lot about a very different culture.
Portugal & the Douro
Mr P Cooke
“Excellent variety of stopovers and interesting places
Puglia & Basilicata
Mr K Davies
“An excellent company to deal with
Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast
Mr P West
“thoroughly enjoyable holiday
Roses, Cadaques & The Catalan Coast
Anonymous
“It was an excellent holiday

The Rail Heritage of Italy, Southern Europe & the Mediterranean

Discover the fantastic railways of Italy, Southern Europe & the Mediterranean. It should come as no surprise that we love railways and we know many of you do too! That's why our tours feature some of the most iconic railways and trains on the continent.

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