23/08/2019 · By Katie Shaw
To celebrate experiences that bring Italy to life, here are a few of our favourite unique activities that truly take you to the heart of this beguiling country.Read more
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2021 Tour code: IEG21
About the tour
We immerse ourselves in the very essence of Italy as we head off the beaten track in Rome, discover the rich culture of Renaissance Florence, and visit iconic Pisa with its Leaning Tower. In the romantic city of Venice, we end our holiday with a truly memorable dinner at a Venetian Palace.
Meet at London St Pancras for the Eurostar to Paris, continuing to Lyon where we overnight. On Day 2, we journey to Milan, changing trains for Rome, a treasure trove of historic and cultural delights. We check into our hotel for three nights.
Enjoy a guided tour of Rome on Day 3, discovering its most revered sights. See the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire, the Roman Forum, the centre of Roman public life for centuries, and the Trevi Fountain, a Baroque masterpiece. Pause en-route at Giolitti, the oldest gelateria in the city. Enjoy a taste of the ice cream that's purportedly a favourite of Pope John Paul II, in the charming surrounds of the same parlour that Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck visited in the 1953 film 'Roman Holiday'.
Enhance your holiday
96% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 25 verified reviews
Mrs J Hitchcock
I will never need to travel with another company again. Great Rail Journeys are 5 star in every respect. Fantastic holiday.
Mr D Marsland
We didn’t waste a single moment! We made new friends. Had lots of laughs!
Mr K Godden
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience,well organised and well looked after by Rosie Edwards,also our fellow travellers.The tour guides were also a great asset to the whole experience.Weather helped as well!!!!
Mr M Jones
The first day was quite a long slog. We travelled from our home to London the day before and although we anticipated a long first day it was much tougher than we'd anticipated. Travelled from London to Paris and onto Milan leaving at arring at the hotel at 10.30pm. However from the srcond day with the exception of some early rises the holiday itself was very good. The balance between your own time and guided tours was perfect. All the local guides were very knowledgeable. The hotels seemed to get better as the holiday progressed with the hotel in Rome being very good and the staff very helpful with booking tickets to the Opera. However the best was in Venice on the island of Murano where we had a lovely room and a courtyard to sit and relax in, in the evening after dinner. I have to say we covered some miles on foot during the tour but it was all well worth it. So much to see and do in all the places we visited. The days we had in Venice were very good, completely different to the rest of the tour. Our tour manager worked tirelessly to ensure everything was spot on and after an initial issue it certainly was. My only critiscism of the tour is that it is advertised as 1st Class travel but we didnt experience this. Although the trains were generally clean, comfortable and punctual although a scramble to get on. Made so many new friends as well....
Miss P Booth
I filled in the survey as the trip ended!
Well organised. Relaxing. Visited exceptional cities and had guided tour in each along with days to experience places by oneself.
Experience Italy's magnificent cities by rail