Sift through Europe’s best flea markets
05/06/2015 · By Sukie Chapman
While on your railway holidays in Europe, spend an afternoon looking at a range of eclectic antiques. Here are some of the best flea markets to discover.Read more
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2021 Tour code: 21ITS
About the tour
Explore the heart of classical Italy, discover the ancient imperial relics of Rome, the artistic treasures of Florence and the striking Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as the Floating City of Venice.
Depart by Eurostar to Paris and join the onward train to Mulhouse where you stay for one night. On Day 2 continue to Rome.
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96% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 23 verified reviews
Miss J Walker
The holiday overall with the scenery was lovely . Although the journey from one place to another was long at times and the days long in travelling the scenery made up to it but I do think it could be explained more in the brouchures.
Wonderful locations, friendly group, great weather and excellent train journeys.
Mrs S Evans
The journey to Rome was extremely long and when we arrived at around 9.30pm there should have been a bus to take us to the hotel. The bus was not there and Steve, the tour manager, could not get hold of them, so he suggested that those who were up to it, walk with him to the hotel and those who couldn’t manage it take a taxi. By the time we got to the hotel it was gone 10. Steve then rang the restaurant where we were meant to eat and they had changed location. He arranged for the Smooth Hotel to give us a meal. This was one course and limited choice, but much appreciated as by the time we checked in and were served it was around 10.45pm. After such a long day, I feel our meal should have been arranged for the Snooth Hotel anyway, as we had been travelling since early morning and were all exhausted and would have been regardless of delays etc. The hotel in Venice was way below expectations. The rooms were in dire need of updating. So much so that I was reluctant to spend any time in it. The breakfast was the worst by far we’d had anywhere.
Thoroughly enjoyable. The trains were clean, comfortable and on time! (Network Rail eat your heart out!). The biggest headache was getting through customs at St Pancras! The hotels were all different but each had its own charm and rooms were clean, comfortable if at times a little small. The two overnight stops were a bonus.
Mr A Slater
Started baldly, St Pancras check in for Eurostar was a nightmare. Staff completely unable to cope with number of travellers. AVOID IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. A little too exhausting both in the walking tours and train journeys. Transfers between station and hotel were too long on foot with a case.
Very well organised. First time with this company and I was impressed with our tour manager. Trains through Europe were very comfortable. Local guides introduced us to the towns we visited: Rome Florence and Venice. Hotels were very good with one exception. Overall good value for money.
Europe & UK Escorted Holiday by Rail 2020 & 2021
Discover the historic beauty of Italy