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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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Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
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4.3 stars(171 reviews)
2023AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Coach
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Little Red Train
4.1 stars(175 reviews)
2023AprMayJunAugSepOct
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
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4.2 stars(103 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Portofino
3.9 stars(151 reviews)
2023AprMayJunAugSepOct
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£1,399 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Tropea
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3.3 stars(23 reviews)
2023AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSTN Stansted
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight
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The Beautiful Basque Country
2023AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The Catalan Coast
4.6 stars(98 reviews)
2023AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Italian Explorer
4.1 stars(23 reviews)
2023AprMaySepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Lake Maggiore
4.4 stars(44 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Lisbon, Porto & The Douro Valley
3.9 stars(15 reviews)
2023MaySep
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£1,299 pp
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  • DestinationPortugal
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Rome
3.8 stars(26 reviews)
2023AprMayJunAugSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Taormina Sicily
4.3 stars(23 reviews)
2023MayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees
12/Nov
M Saunders
5 stars
“Excellent
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
29/Oct
Mr Michael Edwards
5 stars
“A brilliant trip combining visits by ferry to Malchesine and Simione with day trips to Verona and Venice. Enough free time to arrange wine tasting expeditions and to climb or take cable cars up mountains.
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The Catalan Coast
22/Oct
Thomas
5 stars
“Lovely resort. Good excursions and lovely to have 2 free days
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Oberammergau & Lake Garda
2/Oct
Mrs Ann Williams-maughan
5 stars
“Amazing experience, highly recommended.
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Italian Explorer
30/Sep
Keith Hitcham
5 stars
“We enjoyed our Italian Explorer tour very much. A big adventure for my wife Janet and I, our first visit to Italy. Yes, at times there was lots of walking and moving cases around as we travelled to our locations, but certain if we were on our own, we would not have seen as much. Admit, another day in Montecatini and Turin would have been good. Many Thanks to our Tour Manager Julie R, she was excellent, and to Everyone in our group. Keith & Janet
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Lake Como
24/Sep
David Henson
5 stars
“A beautiful location
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Puglia All Inclusive
9/Nov
Andy
4 stars
“A thoroughly enjoyable holiday. The resort was a little further from the town than we had anticipated, but to be honest we had no real need to leave the resort except on the organised tours. The food was plentiful and of good quality and choices. Staff were efficient and friendly. Trips provided very interesting insight into the history and culture of this part of Italy. Would recommend.
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The Italian Riviera
4/Nov
Trevor Eakin
4 stars
“Well, it scores 4 out of 5 so it's not too bad.
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Sicily, Etna & The Aeolian Islands
31/Oct
harpy
4 stars
“Charles was an excellent tour guide. Loved Sicily, lots to see and do. The boat trip was a bit long and too much time stuck on Vulcans - captive audience. Hotel was good if a little tired - especially the bathroom, but food was really good.
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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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