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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 holiday 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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Simply Lake GardaSimply Lake Garda

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.

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Roses, Cadaques & The Catalan CoastRoses, Cadaques & The Catalan Coast

Roses, Cadaques & The Catalan Coast

The beautiful, unspoilt town of Roses is our base for nine nights on the rugged Costa Brava. Our relaxed itinerary introduces the cultural highlights of the region, the picturesque fishing village of Cadaqués, Barcelona, Figueres and the Dalí Foundation.

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A Grand Tour of ItalyA Grand Tour of Italy

A Grand Tour of Italy

Experience the very essence of Italy as we discover the Eternal City of Rome, graceful Renaissance Florence, the labyrinthine port of grand Venice, and iconic Pisa with its unmistakable Leaning Tower.

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VarennaVarenna

Lake Como & The Bernina Express

On this spectacular tour we stay on the shores of dazzling Lake Como, enjoy boat excursions to Varenna and Bellagio, and take a stunning scenic journey on the iconic Bernina Express.

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PortoPorto

Discover the Douro

The magnificent Douro is Iberia's most famous waterway, winding through golden valleys alongside enchanting towns and past regal wine estates. This cruise on board the Douro Serenity reveals the innate and timeless beauty of this fantastic river, stopping at hand-picked ports of call along the way.

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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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Highlights of TuscanyHighlights of Tuscany

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.

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Puglia & BasilicataPuglia & Basilicata

Puglia & Basilicata

Immerse yourself in culture on the unspoilt 'heel' of Italy, a rugged, rural and breathtakingly beautiful area. We tour the ancient city of Rome before travelling through the olive groves, vineyards and almond trees of a region referred to as 'the breadbasket of Italy' on a wonderful adventure exploring Puglia & Basilicata.

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Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi CoastRome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast and its islands make up one of the most visually stunning regions in the whole of Europe. Starting in the ancient city of Rome, and then based in Sorrento, we visit magnificent Capri and the alluring lost city of Pompeii

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Sirmione on Lake GardaSirmione on Lake Garda

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 Verona, a boat cruise on the glistening waters to Malcesine, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'

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Stresa & Lake MaggioreStresa & Lake Maggiore

Stresa & Lake Maggiore

From our stunning location overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore in the picturesque town of Stresa, we explore this magnificent region of Italy. We cross Lake Maggiore to explore the Borromean Islands, taste the wines of the Monferrato region, visit enchanting Lake Orta and travel into Switzerland on the scenic Centovalli Railway.

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Lake OrtaLake Orta

Best of the Italian Lakes

Soak up the splendour of the Italian lakes and the surrounding Swiss mountains, on an
escorted rail holiday 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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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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