Try our Rome via the Alps tour for a wonderful experience that combines the best of Italy's capital city with the scenic beauty of the Swiss Alps.
You'll depart from London St Pancras and journey to Paris changing trains for the journey to Lausanne. Perhaps begin your holiday with a boat trip on the lake or visit the city's impressive Gothic Cathedral.
Take a stroll around the medieval labyrinth of Lausanne's Old Town with its historical buildings and cobbled streets. Perhaps follow this with a stroll to the Upper Town to see the Cathedral of Lausanne. Later pay a visit to Ouchy; the port and resort area of Lausanne with its beautiful lakeside walks and quay-side flower gardens.
Today, depart Lausanne for Milan where you'll change trains for the journey onwards to Rome. You can explore Rome's rich history up close at the city's ancient sites, discover the secrets of Rome's holy landmarks, or simply enjoy the unique atmosphere of the bustling street life.
Relive the glory days of the Roman Empire with a visit to the Roman Forum which was for centuries the hub of daily life in ancient Rome. Follow this with a visit to one of Rome's most celebrated landmarks - the mighty Colosseum. The biggest amphitheatre in the world has witnessed horror, passion and excitement as home to the infamous gladiatorial fights.
Take a guided tour of the Vatican, including the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica. Whatever your religious beliefs, you cannot fail to be touched by the splendour and history of this most holy site.
Depart Rome and head to Milan where you'll change for the journey to Lucerne. Situated on the edge of Lake Lucerne and surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, Lucerne has been a popular with visitors, including writers, composers and royalty for hundreds of years.
Today you'll leave Lucerne and travel to Paris, via Basel, before changing for your return train to the UK.
The itinerary above is just a suggestion and you are free to make adjustments to suit your exact requirements. Please call 01904 734 358 to speak to one of our Tailor-Made Holiday Specialists about tailoring your holiday with GRJ independent.
All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
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The high speed Eurostar trains link St Pancras International in London with Paris and Lille in France as well as Brussels in Belgium.
Eurostar's Standard Class coaches feature two seats on either side of the central aisle, most of which is arranged in an 'airline' seating configuration with drop down tray tables. There are two tables for four per carriage. Passengers travelling in Eurostar Standard Class coaches can take advantage of the Bar-Buffet which sells a range of snacks, meals, hot and cold drinks - including Champagne!
The highest class of Eurostar travel available for leisure customers is Standard Premier Class. In your dedicated Standard Premier carriage you'll find a less dense seat configuration, meaning the seats are larger and you have ample space to relax and stretch out. As part of the service you'll enjoy complimentary drinks and refreshments, served at your seat by friendly, helpful waiting staff.
For the class of travel used on your chosen tour, please refer to the 'What's Included' section of the tour page.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
Please call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 734 358 to discuss upgrading your rail travel to First Class and/or upgrading your hotel to a 5-star option.