Hidden Europe: unique experiences in Europe's cities
Sep 08, 2020 · By Katie Shaw
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2020 Tour code: RPS20
About the tour
Colourful villages cling to the dramatic coastline of the Italian Riviera, with the glittering Mediterranean delivering picture-postcard vistas in every direction and glamorous yachts clamouring for attention alongside quaint fishing boats.
After meeting at our St Pancras Departure Office, we take the Eurostar to Paris, continuing to Turin, by high speed TGV where we overnight.
Grand Hotel Villa Balbi, Sestri Levante
89% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 28 verified reviews
Mr C Williams
Submitted Jul 13, 2019
The tour overall was fine, as we had done this trip before, two years ago. The Villa Balbi is a very good hotel with excellent facilities and staff. The journey home was not something I would recommend to anyone. It was something that you, Great Rail, could not control; the total cancellation of our train from Sestri Levanti to Milan. We ended up in a coach, driven by someone who in my opinion, was dangerous, and had no knowledge of Milan and the location of our train station at all. We did, eventually, arrive at Mulhouse, after a couple of quick train changes, although rather later than was planned. The following day, when arriving in Paris we thought nothing else could go wrong. On getting ready to get on our Euro Star train we had a last minute alteration to all our tickets as the train had been changed, which meant that we were seated randomly in three different carriages, which spoilt the final journey home. Once again this was out of the control of Great Rail. Let me add that our tour manager, Rosie Sharp, was excellent in calmly dealing with all of the problems we encountered, and also, we were very lucky to have a gentleman on our trip who spoke fluent Italian. This was our thirteenth journey with Great Rail. I have never been superstitious before.?
Mr P Reeves
Submitted Jul 11, 2019
Everything was excellent from start to finish.
Submitted Jul 04, 2019
Excellent accommodation, great excursions, brilliant tour manager
Submitted Jul 04, 2019
It was very well organised with an excellent leader who dealt with any problems efficiently and calmly.
Mr W Bower
Submitted Oct 18, 2018
Very disappointing room size at the hotel for a gold customer
Mrs M Steel
Submitted Oct 06, 2018
Wonderful tour - marvellous company. Accommodation and food good. Trips were well organised and interesting, but we also had enough free time.