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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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(68 reviews)
2020SepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight
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The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
(71 reviews)
2020SepOct
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Portofino
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(37 reviews)
2020SepOct
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
(53 reviews)
2020SepOct
2021AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Italian Explorer
(23 reviews)
2020SepOct
11 days from
£1,799 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Lake Como All Inclusive - Villa Carlotta
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(37 reviews)
2020SepOct
10 days from
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Lake Maggiore
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2020SepOct
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Lisbon, Porto & The Douro Valley
(16 reviews)
2020Oct
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£999 pp
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  • DestinationPortugal
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Sorrento
(14 reviews)
2020SepOct
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11 days from
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Taormina Sicily
(18 reviews)
2020SepOct
8 days from
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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The Catalan Coast
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2020SepOct
7 days from
£799 pp
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Italian Explorer
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.
Lake Garda All Inclusive
Mr P Clayden
“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.
Lake Maggiore
Mr G Trent
“Our first group organised holiday and we really enjoyed it!
Madrid & the Pilgrim's Trail
Anonymous
“This was an excellent tour with a very good tour manager and city guides. We did find it tiring to overnight only at times . Train journeys were good, although Spanish trains are a challenge with luggage due to platform gaps and steps and we would have liked to flydirect, ather than via Schipol
Majorca & the ‘Orange Express’
Anonymous
“It was a well organised tour of Majorca with a knowledgeable guide.
Puglia All Inclusive
Mr M English
“Excellent value. Superb tour manager.
Rome & Sorrento
Anonymous
“The travel arrangements were fine and the organised tours (plus the extra one organised at the time by our tour guide) were excellent. Hotel accommodation was excellent though the meals were uninspired with little choice for Coeliac or vegetarian.. We ate out several times.
The Catalan Coast
Anonymous
“It did everything it said it would. The hotel was brilliant with great food and the the tour manager was very helpful.
The Italian Riviera
Mrs J Coomer
“Amazing. Enjoyed the train journeys - a change from flying and good for the carbon footprint!

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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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