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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
Flexible Booking
4.4 stars(52 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
2022AprMayJunSepOct
8 days from
£999 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow, London Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Coach
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Portofino
Flexible Booking
4 stars(30 reviews)
2021MayJunJulAugSepOct
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
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£1,149 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
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4 stars(52 reviews)
2021MayJunAugSepOct
2022MarAprMayJunAug...
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£899 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
Flexible Booking
4.3 stars(39 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,299 pp
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£1,299
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Rome
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4.1 stars(9 reviews)
2021MaySepOct
2022AprMayJunSepOct
11 days from
£1,799 pp
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£1,799
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Italian Explorer
Flexible Booking
4.3 stars(15 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
2022MayJunSepOct
11 days from
£1,799 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Como All Inclusive
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4.1 stars(25 reviews)
2021MayJunJulAugSepOct
2022AprMayJunJulSepOct
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£1,499 pp
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Maggiore
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4.5 stars(27 reviews)
2021MayJunJulSepOct
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£1,299 pp
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lisbon, Porto & The Douro Valley
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4.1 stars(12 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
2022MayJunSepOct
8 days from
£1,099 pp
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  • DestinationPortugal
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Taormina Sicily
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4.3 stars(12 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
2022AprMayJunSepOct
8 days from
£1,199 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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The Catalan Coast
Flexible Booking
4.6 stars(76 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
2022AprMayJunSepOct
7 days from
£799 pp
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Treasures of Andalucia
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4.1 stars(40 reviews)
2021MaySepOctNov
2022AprMayJunSepOct
7 days from
£899 pp
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
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Puglia All Inclusive
30 Oct 2020
Mr Brian Edmunds
5 stars
“Having researched the holiday completly before travel it deliverd as of stated. The skills of the tour manager where first class.
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Lake Maggiore
06 Nov 2019
Mr G Trent
5 stars
“Our first group organised holiday and we really enjoyed it!
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The Catalan Coast
14 Oct 2019
Mr M Haworth
5 stars
“Good travel arrangements; good hotel, including comfortable rooms, excellent food choice and plenty of optional activities to enjoy; all managed by an excellent, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly tour manager.
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
11 Oct 2019
Mr P Clayden
5 stars
“2nd time with you and both times we were impressed with tour managers, hotels and food. Angela our manager was always available, friendly and professional especially when my wife had serious injury and required assurance.
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Majorca & the ‘Orange Express’
30 Oct 2018
Mr W Kift
5 stars
“Everything was wonderful .
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The Orange Blossom Coast
23 Oct 2018
Mr M Thompson
5 stars
“A great holiday and a surprisingly enjoyable resort. The hotels werevexcellentband very comfortable
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Italian Explorer
18 Oct 2018
Miss J Walker
5 stars
“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.
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Tuscany & Venice
28 Oct 2017
Mr D Watkins
5 stars
“Good food ,hotels, company and great weather.
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The Italian Riviera
24 Oct 2020
Mrs Stephanie Bird
4 stars
“Because of Covid we were unable to travel by train which was the experience we were looking forward to. However we did get to visit the part of Italy we wanted to and thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
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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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