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  • Murder on the Orient Express Review

    Murder on the Orient Express Review

    9 November 2017

    When Kenneth Branagh’s action-man Hercule Poirot first bounds onto the screen, we find ourselves in Jerusalem 1933. And while this is sure to be an unfamiliar opening to many of Christie’s more avid readers, we’re soon back into comfortable territory as Poirot’s sense of self-importance and masterful pomp come bubbling to the surface during his self-absorbed denouement.

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  • A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    A journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    27 September 2017

    Ask anyone for their idea of an iconic train, and the answer will always be the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. This famous train has seen many iterations in its history, but currently it runs as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, run by Belmond, and still retaining its Golden Age charm that has enthralled passengers for many years.

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  • The Italian Riviera

    The Italian Riviera

    17 August 2017

    The sun shifted, and out of the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean you could see the outstretched arms of Christ 20 feet below, protecting the entrance to the harbour at San Fruttuoso. Sent down to the briny depths in 1954 to commemorate inventor Dario Gonzatti, the pioneer of scuba diving, today it is a magnate for divers, tourists and locals alike, including Great Rail Journeys customers as they travel through the Italian Riviera.

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  • Untouched Italy

    Untouched Italy

    14 August 2017

    Italy is a traveller's paradise, a haven for art, culture and cuisine; with its many facets, it's unsurprising Italy consistently ranks as one of the most popular destinations worldwide, let alone in Europe. Yet, with so many top-notch attractions and broad coverage in travel publications, it can feel a little over-done. If you're looking for a destination off the beaten track, Italy can still be a great choice, providing the advantages of its delightful Mediterranean climate, yet allowing for a sense of adventure. Here are our Top 10 choices for undiscovered Italian locations that should make your travel bucket list.

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  • Literary Holiday Destinations

    Literary Holiday Destinations

    12 May 2017

    How many of us have wanted to walk straight into the pages of our favourite books? While it might not be possible quite yet to experience the lives of the fictional heroes and heroines we’ve walked side by side through life with for a little while, and sometimes who’d want to (think of just about any character from a Stephen King novel).

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  • Lake Garda – The Insider’s Top Tips & Things to Do

    Lake Garda – The Insider’s Top Tips & Things to Do

    12 November 2015

    Discover the “Top Things to Do” around the shimmering shores of Italian Lake Garda, from ferries across the water to strolls through the bustling markets of the lakeside towns, all recommended by one of our of fabulous Tour Managers.

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  • Piedmont: Italy’s New Food Capital

    Piedmont: Italy’s New Food Capital

    8 September 2015

    The gastronomic history of Italy’s Piedmont region is well established; a region synonymous with traditional Italian cooking, from tantalising pasta dishes to delicious and unique red wines.

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