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Italian Escapades by Rail

Embark on an enchanting rail journey through Italy, a country synonymous with romance, history, and culinary delights. Our escorted Italian rail holidays are thoughtfully designed to bring you face-to-face with Italy's iconic landscapes, from the winding waterways of Venice to the grandeur of Lake Garda, and the untouched beauty of Puglia's coastline. Experience the true essence of Italy, where every destination is a masterpiece of art, culture, and gastronomy.

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Italy Holiday Experiences

Puglia's Coastal Charms

Discover the lesser-known yet stunningly beautiful region of Puglia, characterized by its rugged coastline, whitewashed hill towns, and centuries-old farmland. Here, the pace of life slows down, allowing you to immerse yourself in the authentic Italian way of life, amidst olive groves and azure seas.

Florentine Wonders

Step into the heart of the Renaissance with a guided walking tour of Florence, a city that encapsulates the essence of artistic and cultural magnificence. This immersive experience in Florence is not just a tour; it's a journey through time, where every corner reveals a story, every street a gallery, and every experience a treasure.

Sicily

Embark on a captivating journey from the laid-back coastal town of Giardini Naxos to explore the enchanting eastern region of Sicily. This part of the island is a treasure trove of scenic coastlines, historic cities, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Your adventure in this Mediterranean paradise is filled with guided tours, volcanic explorations, and picturesque train rides.

Leisure and Luxury

Your Way Our tours offer a balance of carefully curated experiences and free time, giving you the freedom to explore Italy's hidden gems at your own pace. Wander through quaint side streets, savor the local street food, or relax at a café, watching the world go by. For those seeking a more indulgent experience, opt for our all-inclusive holidays, where every detail is taken care of, from sumptuous meals to complimentary drinks.

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Lake Garda All Inclusive
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Lake Maggiore
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Taormina Sicily
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Lake Orta
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Tuscany
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Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
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Portofino
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Where to go and what to see

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Sorrento

 

  • Lake Como
  • Lake Garda
  • Tuscany
  • Venice
  • Sorrento 

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Must-see sights

Bari

 

  • Island of Capri
  • Bari
  • Verona & Venice
  • Portofino & San Futuosso
  • Pompeii

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Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
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Portofino
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
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Tuscany
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Taormina Sicily
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Lake Maggiore
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The Italian Riviera & Portofino
06 Nov 2023
AV
5 stars
“As with all our previous holidays with Rail Discoveries, the tour was well planned and executed, even in the face of appalling rain and train strikes. Very efficient and courteous Tour Manager ('Rob') as well as good formal tour guides on 2 days.
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Sicily, Etna & The Aeolian Islands
24 Oct 2023
Jerry Goodman
5 stars
“Good value trip and brilliant tour Manager (Jacqui Wieksza)
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
21 Oct 2023
Stephen Garlick
5 stars
“This is a well planned holiday with very good hotels in perfect locations. The Tour Manager was excellent.
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Puglia All Inclusive - Undiscovered Southern Italy
10 Dec 2023
Robert Marshall
4 stars
“I really enjoyed this.Some very nice food.Some fine excursions.Quite cheap in October.Why not?
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Wonders of Tuscany
01 Nov 2023
Robert Edwards
4 stars
“Excellent tour, interesting places visited with an excellent tour manager. There were a couple of minor issues when coach transfers did not arrive but dealt with efficiently by tour manager. Only downside was the hotel in Montecatino was below average both in terms of food offered and accommodation.
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Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta and the Alps
03 Oct 2023
customer
4 stars
“Overall it was a really good holiday. The Itinerary was good. On the first day we set off fairly early on Eurostar but then had to wait at Gare de Lyon for more than 2 hours and finished up dining at 9 pm. I think that this was due to unforeseen circumstances but perhaps could have been handled better. The holiday we wanted to go on was cancelled, and we took the last two places on this tour, resulting in our hotel room not being up to the standard we are used to from previous Rail Discoveries holidays. On the way home we used the same stopover hotel and had free time before returning on Eurostar. Personally , I would have liked to have returned earlier to catch our train home. We had to spend an extra night in London , which was expensive for basic food and accommodation and did not enhance our holiday.
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The Best of the Italian Lakes & the Matterhorn
28 Sep 2023
R Lower
4 stars
“The hotel was in the most beautiful setting on lake Orta - food was excellent and the infinity pool superb. The journey both ways was long but worth it - especially with the first night in Turin. Our tour guide, Linda, was first rate - I would thoroughly recommend the trip especially if you’ve never been to the mountains and lakes before.
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