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Escorted Rail Tours to Vicenza

The beautiful city of Vicenza lives in the shadow of its nearest neighbour, Venice, but is a truly remarkable destination in its own right, which escapes the tourist hordes who flock to see Venice's plentiful famous attractions.

Vicenza is a small yet perfectly formed city, whose most famous son, Andrea Palladio, was born just over 500 years ago. The historic centre, which is hugely influence by Palladio, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - a haven of peaceful town squares, grand mansions, porticoed streets, fabulous museums and art galleries, and constant reminders of the city's wealth in days gone by.

Despite the evidence of Vicenza as a prosperous city, the local culinary specialities reflect times of real poverty. Although the term "cucina povera" (cuisine of the poor) is associated with Tuscany, the local cooking associated with Vicenza comes from a time of extreme hardship in the city. The most famous of these is Baccala alla Vicenza, a dish of dried cod served with polenta. Other typical dishes include pea risotto and stewed tripe.

The must-see sight in Vicenza is the Teatro Olimpico, Palladio's final masterpiece and one of the cultural wonders of the world. Its construction began only a few months before the architect's death, so he never saw the finished building. The masterpiece is the oldest enclosed theatre in the world.

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A Grand Tour of Italy Fly:Rail

Experience the very essence of Italy as we discover stylish Milan, the Eternal City of Rome, the tiny yet powerful Vatican City, graceful Renaissance Florence, the labyrinthine port of grand Venice, and iconic Pisa with its unmistakable Leaning Tower, with comfortable rail travel and 4-Star hotels throughout.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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13 days from £2,495per personView tour details
Classic Western Mediterranean Cruise

Step on board the Celebrity Silhouette, for a superb ocean cruise experience through the warm waters of the Western Mediterranean. Boarding at Barcelona, we travel across the sea, stopping at charming ports of call - from Cannes and the Côte d'Azur, to Tuscany and Rome, our tour takes us to the highlights of this beautiful European region.

Departs in September 2017.
12 days from £2,195per personView tour details
Highlights of Tuscany Fly:Rail

Discover the true colours of this acclaimed region on a tour of the highlights of Tuscany. Ochre and terracotta hill towns linked by winding white roads, interspersed with fields of poppies and sunflowers, contrast with the magnificent architecture of the great Renaissance cities.

Departs from May 2017 to August 2017.
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8 days from £1,245per personView tour details
The Italian Riviera Fly:Rail

Colourful villages cling to the dramatic coastline of the Italian Riviera, with the glittering Mediterranean forming picture-postcard vistas in every direction, and glamorous yachts clamouring for attention alongside quaint fishing boats in idyllic harbours.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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8 days from £1,195per personView tour details
Premium Corsica & Côte d'Azur

Experience some of the most glorious destinations in the whole of the Mediterranean such as the idyllic, golden island of Corsica, with its picturesque beaches, and the quintessential holiday spots of the Italian and French Rivieras. Taste one of Italy's most famous dishes and discover the glamour of Monaco and Cannes, all from the comfort of your unique five-masted tall ship, the Royal Clipper.

Departs in August 2017.
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11 days from £3,095per personView tour details
Sicily in Spring Time

Spend 8 days soaking up the beauty of the Sicilian spring, on a delightful holiday by rail. Take in ancient ruins and quaint Italian villages, circle the base of imposing Etna by train, and immerse yourself in the lively colours and long heritage of the splendid Carnival of Acireale, on this charming spring break.

Departs in February 2017.
8 days from £1,195per personView tour details
Simply Lake Garda Fly:Rail

Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. The delightful scenery and attractions of Lake Garda and northern Italy are just some of the highlights on this marvellous tour.

Departs from April 2017 to June 2017.
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Sirmione on Lake Garda

Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we visit Mantova, the Sigurtá Gardens, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'

Departs from March 2017 to October 2017.
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10 days from £1,695per personView tour details
Highlights of Tuscany

Discover the true colours of this acclaimed region on a tour of the highlights of Tuscany. Ochre and terracotta hill towns linked by winding white roads, interspersed with fields of poppies and sunflowers contrast with the magnificent architecture of the great Renaissance cities.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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10 days from £1,645per personView tour details
Simply Lake Garda

Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful holiday with a delightful setting on the shores of tranquil Lake Garda - one of Italy's best-loved lakes.

Departs in October 2016 and from March 2017 to October 2017.
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