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Italy, Southern Europe & the Mediterranean

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 tour 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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Gastronomic Piedmont

Tantalise your taste buds and awaken your senses to the delightful scenery and revered gastronomy of the Italian Piedmont region. We take in the delights of attractive Cuneo, marvel at the delicacies and verdant vistas of the Langhe region, and experience all the class and architectural aplomb of tremendous Turin.

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2019Sep

8 days from $3,255 pp

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Best of the Italian Lakes

Soak up the splendour of the Italian lakes and the surrounding Swiss mountains, on an
escorted rail tour that centres on scenic beauty, from the stunning Centovalli Railway
route to the sublime shores of lakes Orta, Maggiore and Como.

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2019Sep

10 days from $5,025 pp

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Ancient Sicily

Experience exclusive excursions that simply would not be possible with a larger group, on an intimate tour that takes you around Sicily's most beautiful sights. From private tours of beautiful gardens and palaces, to tastings of incredible Sicilian wine, enjoy this magnificent taste of Italy on this incredible Italian island.

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2019Sep

8 days from $3,475 pp

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Andalucian Parador Experience

From the heart of cultural Andalucía, explore the very best this stunning destination has to offer, including the historic streets of vibrant Seville and the overwhelming beauty of Granada's UNESCO-listed Alhambra.

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2019Sep

8 days from $2,255 pp

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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro

Serene Lake Bled, the pretty Slovenian capital Ljubljana, leafy historic Zagreb, the seaside city of Split, wonderful Dubrovnik and the unspoiled beauty of Montenegro: our grand tour takes us on a voyage of discovery into this magical region.

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2019Oct

13 days from $4,685 pp

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Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years. Here we see the region's lovely coastal resorts, the mighty Pyrenees and the unique Basque heritage.

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2019Sep

7 days from $3,025 pp

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Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year

Enjoy the festive period in two of Europe's most spectacular settings on this truly memorable rail tour. Innsbruck at Christmas is enchanting, and Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic New Year.

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2019Dec

13 days from $4,735 pp

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Douro Cruise on the Spirit of Chartwell

Iconic port wine, enigmatic cities and Portuguese charm, all on a ship used by Her Majesty the Queen, makes this cruise one to remember. Discover the unique culture of the golden Douro river on board the exclusively chartered Spirit of Chartwell.

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2019Sep

11 days from $5,575 pp

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Douro Cruise onboard the Spirit of Chartwell (Fly & Cruise)

Iconic port wine, enigmatic cities and Portuguese charm, all on a boat used by Her Majesty the Queen, makes this cruise one to remember. Discover the unique culture of the golden Douro river on board the excellent Spirit of Chartwell.

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2019Sep

8 days from $5,345 pp

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Italian Christmas and Swiss New Year

Embark on a winter adventure over the festive season, spending Christmas beside Lake Como and New Year in Switzerland. Make unforgettable memories in Europe, with a sleigh ride and two magnificent rail journeys.

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2019Dec

11 days from $5,395 pp

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Oberammergau & Lake Garda

Combining the impressive splendour of Italy with the immense theatrical spectacle that is the German village of Oberammergau's Passion Play, this tour is one of natural scenery, thespian spectacle and European charm.

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2020MayJunJulAugSep

8 days from $4,575 pp

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Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees

Uncovering the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions, this tour of the Catalan coast sees us take a wonderful railway journey into the Pyrenees Mountains, venture to the vibrant city of Girona and see the birthplace of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.

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2019SepOct

8 days from $2,985 pp

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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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