Aug 23, 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
2020 Tour code: IEG20
About the tour
Experience the very essence of Italy as we discover the Eternal City of Rome, Vatican City, Renaissance Florence, labyrinthine Venice, and iconic Pisa with its unmistakable Leaning Tower
Meet at our St Pancras Departure Office for the Eurostar to Paris, continuing to Lyon where we overnight. On Day 2, we journey to Milan, changing trains for Rome (Standard Class). Known as the 'Eternal City', Rome is an endless treasure trove of historic, cultural and artistic delights. We check into our hotel for 3 nights, the 4-Star Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio, in the heart of the city.
96% of travelers would recommend this tour
Based on 25 verified reviews
Mrs J Hitchcock
Submitted Nov 03, 2018
I will never need to travel with another company again. Great Rail Journeys are 5 star in every respect. Fantastic vacation.
Mr D Marsland
Submitted Oct 13, 2018
We didn’t waste a single moment! We made new friends. Had lots of laughs!
Mr K Godden
Submitted Oct 09, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience,well organised and well looked after by Rosie Edwards,also our fellow travelers.The tour guides were also a great asset to the whole experience.Weather helped as well!!!!
Mr M Jones
Submitted Oct 08, 2018
The first day was quite a long slog. We traveled from our home to London the day before and although we anticipated a long first day it was much tougher than we'd anticipated. Traveled 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 vacation 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 vacation 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
Submitted May 05, 2018
I filled in the survey as the trip ended!
Submitted May 01, 2018
Well organised. Relaxing. Visited exceptional cities and had guided tour in each along with days to experience places by oneself.
Europe, UK & Cruising by Rail 2019
Experience Italy's magnificent cities by rail