Five of Europe’s most scenic railway lines
Rail is undoubtedly one of the most romantic ways to travel, and complementing a rail journey perfectly is stunning scenery. Here we peruse some of the most alluring railway lines in Europe.Read more
2020 Tour code: STL20
About the tour
From our location overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore in the picturesque town of Stresa, we explore this magnificent region of Italy. Visit the Borromean Islands, taste the wines of Monferrato, visit enchanting Lake Orta, and travel into Switzerland on the scenic Centovalli Railway.
Meet at our St Pancras Departure Office and board the Eurostar to Paris, continuing to Colmar for the night.
Please Note: For departures STL2004 & STL2005 you will overnight in Strasbourg
Grand Hotel Bristol, Stresa
Enhance your holiday
86% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 14 verified reviews
Mr M Goode
Overall a good holiday but we felt that the food in Hotel Regina Palace was not up to the quality we would expect of a 4 star hotel
Mrs A Smith
Everything worked perfectly from the time we met Caroline our tour manager until we bade farewell after the super holiday
Yes, we really couldnt fault it.Our tour manager was excellent. On one of our free days we went to Milan on our own, wanted to see the interior of the Cathedral having seen it only from outside on a previous trip. Veronica gave us excellent advice as to the comings and goings and where to go for tickets etc, so it was a wonderful day for us. Hotel was lovely and really no complaints at all. The whole thing was well organised and as a bonus the weather was perfect too!
Marvellous train journeys. Beautiful hotel with first class staff. Enjoyable excursions by boat and coach and an excellent tour manager who we can't praise highly enough. Hotels in Paris and Colmar were very good too. We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.
Mr P Irvine
Would have been excellent except we experienced an unplanned train change with limited time for us to transfer with luggage. Also we were not prepared for the step heights between trains and platforms. Accommodation excellent, tours excellent, tour manager excellent
The holiday was located in a wonderful period hotel with a lake view (upgrade). The balance between free time and organised excursions was perfect.
A fantastic lakeside hotel on Lake Maggiore