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Southern Europe & the Mediterranean by Rail

Vibrant culture, rich history and sensational weather are just some of the attractions that our escorted rail tours of Southern Europe and the Mediterranean have to offer. With a selection of epic journeys across these magnificent countries, we have a tour available to inspire and enthral every traveller. See the remarkable remains of the mighty Roman Empire, walk through the divine streets of Venice or simply take a relaxing siesta by the clear ocean as you travel across some of the hottest and most visually stunning countries in Europe.

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The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
4.0 stars(106 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
8 days from
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
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4.4 stars(110 reviews)
2022SepOct
8 days from
£1,099 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Coach
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
4.3 stars(60 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Portofino
3.7 stars(82 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Catalan Coast
4.6 stars(83 reviews)
2022SepOct
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£799 pp
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Maggiore
4.5 stars(31 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
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Treasures of Andalucia
4.1 stars(47 reviews)
2022SepOct
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick, London Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight
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Rome
3.9 stars(17 reviews)
2022SepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Orta
3.9 stars(8 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Italian Explorer
4.1 stars(18 reviews)
2022SepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Taormina Sicily
4.5 stars(15 reviews)
2022SepOct
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£999 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Lisbon, Porto & The Douro Valley
4.1 stars(12 reviews)
2022SepOct
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  • DestinationPortugal
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees
4/Jul
Douglas Buchanan
5 stars
“The itinerary was varied and well researched, and the hotel was superb. The days were filled with interesting locations to explore and the three Pyrenees Little Trains met my expectations. At one or two locations it would have been nice to spend an extra hour or two look around. The Company must be congratulated on how they handled the UK rail strike on our way home. Instead of coming home on the Saturday we spent the night and the next day in Lille. Actually a bonus day. Yes, I do recommend this holiday and the company.
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Puglia All Inclusive
4/Jul
Anon
5 stars
“Great tour of beautiful Puglia with a fabulous tour manager (Ricardo) and wonderful group.
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Treasures of Andalucia
29/Jun
G Curtis
5 stars
“It was a really well planned and led tour, places visited were really interesting. Our tour leader was excellent, with useful information sheets, and got to know everyone on the tour. The only downside was some of the food at the hotel was not very hot. A first rate holiday.
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Calabria All Inclusive
22/Jun
A Green
5 stars
“Excellent holiday at every level.
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Sicily, Etna & The Aeolian Islands
25/May
Mr Stephen Doyle
5 stars
“Very good itinerary.
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
4/Jul
Mrs P Humphries
4 stars
“All inclusive should mean all inclusive, which it wasn't.
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The Italian Riviera
3/Jul
Charles McEwen
4 stars
“No I won't
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The Best of the Italian Lakes
3/Jul
C Adkins
4 stars
“well balanced itinerary
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The Catalan Coast
3/Jul
Magmar58
4 stars
“Very relaxed and pleasant hotel in excellent location. Very good itinerary apart from Barcelona day trip which didn’t give enough free time to warrant the journey time.
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There are many diverse and striking landscapes to see on your travels, from the sandy beaches and lush green plains to magnificent cities that combine a bustling culture with remarkable attractions and architecture. With so many interesting sights and scenic rail routes just waiting to be experienced across Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, a relaxing journey with Rail Discoveries is just the way to enjoy them.

As with all Rail Discoveries' holidays, the services of one of our experienced Tour Managers are included to ensure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly and to provide any advice or assistance that you may require.

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One of the most popular features of Rail Discoveries' escorted Rail Holidays is the sociable group atmosphere. Mealtimes are often included and enjoyed together, offering the perfect opportunity to talk about the day's events with your fellow passengers. However, you are free to spend your time how you wish; you can opt out of excursions if you would like to spend your time exploring independently or relaxing at the hotel. For more information on the accommodation, transport, meals and excursions that are included in each grand tour of Italy by train please read the itineraries that are listed above.

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There is plenty to see and do when exploring a new country and on one of our escorted rail tours, you will not miss a moment of your new surroundings. To ensure that all of your time and effort goes towards thoroughly enjoying your holiday, all of the main aspects of your tour such as accommodation, travel and excursions have been pre-arranged for your convenience.

Our invigorating rail holidays to Southern Europe and the Mediterranean aim to provide you with an insight into the local culture, history and landscapes. Carefully planning your route to include areas of interest and extreme beauty, there are ample opportunities for sightseeing. There is always something new to discover throughout your journey, whether it is from the unique perspective of your comfortable train seat, exploring the local area during your free time or on one of the exciting included excursions.

Each of our tours is designed to provide you with the best services and facilities that are available, which is one of the reasons why our main method of transport is rail travel. 

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