On this spectacular tour we stay on the shores of dazzling Lake Como, enjoying boat excursions to Bellagio, Lenno, and Varenna, and a scenic journey on the iconic Bernina Express.… see more
10 days from £1,995 ppView tour details >
Come summer or winter our lakes and mountains holidays have an adventure suitable for everyone.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, nature takes centre stage. And Europe boasts scenes that can be much more dramatic than we're used to in Great Britain.
The Alps extend across several European countries, providing stunning views of charming villages nestled in deep valleys and forests, flowering alpine meadows that eventually turn into rugged mountains surrounded by snow-covered embankments and icy glaciers.
In contrast the great lakes of Italy provide no less drama, but
perhaps a tad more sedate (without all the high-altitude thrills).
Lake Maggiore is based in the pretty town of Stresa and offers the
opportunity to really explore the area, from the delightful
Borromean Islands to the spectacular heights of the Centovalli Railway. It's such a good-looking destination in fact, that even Napoleon Bonaparte had a soft spot Lake Maggiore, apparently ordering the building of a road through the lake due to its strategic position. According to legend, he claimed he had never seen such beauty and wanted to have access to this "wellspring of happiness."
Bavaria's magnificent castles, mysterious forests and magical mountains are the backdrop to this majestic tour, uncovering many hidden gems in the historic kingdom of Bavaria. Discover fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and ride the Bavarian Zugspitz Mountain Railway, from our base in the charming village of Füssen.… see more
12 days from £2,395 ppView tour details >
Embark on one of the world's fi nest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Enjoy picture-postcard river gorges, iconic cities, cheerful riverside towns and much more.… see more
11 days from £2,395 ppView tour details >
Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railway station. Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps by rail, as the mountains serenade you with spectacular views across the peaks below.… see more
10 days from £1,995 ppView tour details >
Delight in two great European countries, Italy and Germany, on this 16-day holiday which blends fantastic rail excursions with relaxing river cruising. Unwind beside the Great Italian lakes of Maggiore and Orta, enjoying included wine tastings and garden tours, before an immersive Rhine cruise through some of Germany's most scenic towns and landscapes.… see more
16 days from £3,695 ppView tour details >
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.… see more
10 days from £1,395 ppView tour details >
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 wine estate of Valpolicella, Malcesine, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'… see more
10 days from £1,795 ppView tour details >
From our location overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore in the picturesque town of Stresa, we explore this magnificent region of Italy. Visit the Borromean Islands, taste the wines of Monferrato, visit enchanting Lake Orta, and travel into Switzerland on the scenic Centovalli Railway.… see more
10 days from £2,195 ppView tour details >
Soak up the splendour of the Italian lakes and surrounding Swiss mountains on an escorted rail holiday that centres on scenic beauty. Travel along the stunning route of the Centovalli Railway, relax by the sublime shores of lakes Orta, Maggiore, and Como, and take a guided tour through the fashionable city of Milan.… see more
10 days from £1,695 ppView tour details >
Stunning scenery and spectacular views regale us as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express. We enjoy mountain railways, charming towns, and dramatic Alpine scenery on this tour through the sublime landscapes of Switzerland.… see more
8 days from £1,395 ppView tour details >
Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the setting for this magnificent tour, as we take the iconic Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps, staying in glamorous St Moritz, and Zermatt, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.… see more
10 days from £2,695 ppView tour details >
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