Rail holidays in Italy

W ith over 45 million visitors per year, Italy is at the top of many peoples’ must-see travel wishlist. Getting around by rail is a wonderful way to see the country and travel in comfort. From the South Tyrol in the Alps all the way down to Calabria and Sicily, there is a comprehensive rail network that will take you anywhere you want to go. Popular city destinations such as Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome are all connected by high speed rail lines, whilst pretty villages and villas around the Italian Lakes of Como, Garda and Maggiore, as well as the Amalfi Coast, Tuscany and the Cinque Terre can be accessed very easily by rail. So whether you’re after world-famous landmarks, rolling hills covered with vines or breathtaking coastline, we can help put together your perfect Italian holiday by rail!

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Italy Highlights

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Cinque Terre & Italian Riviera The Italian Riviera is famed for its relaxed way of life and welcoming climate, both of which have been attracting visitors for centuries. View More
Florence & Tuscany Tuscany fits the image of Italy that many visitors hold in their heads: small, sun-drenched hilltop towns with cobbled streets leading to piazzas and fantastic food. View More
Milan Whether you want to visit for its cathedral and its museums, its world-famous fashion, or just to explore another world-class Italian city, Milan has so much to offer visitors. View More
Rome Italy’s capital, the Eternal City, offers a thousand years of history in one living open-air museum. View More
Sicily Home to Europe’s most active volcano, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean and is famed for its unique culture, beautiful climate and important archaeological sites. View More
Sorrento & Amalfi Coast The Amalfi Coast lies on the west of the Italian peninsula and draws visitors from across the globe to enjoy its stunning coastline and picturesque towns and villages View More
The Italian Lakes From the glamour of Lake Como, to the grandeur of Lake Garda, and the grace of Lake Maggiore, the Italian Lakes offer a wealth of entertainment for visitors. View More
Venice The world famous city of Venice is comprised of over one hundred small islands, famously linked by a series of canals. View More

Itineraries in Italy

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9 Days
Starting in historic capital Florence, take an independent tour by rail of this beguiling corner of Italy, with stops in Siena, Lucca and Pisa as well as a day trip to San Gimignano and the Chianti wine region.
From $1,299
8 Days
Combine two of Italy's most beautiful travel destinations with rail travel between and a night en route in Milan on this great Italian itinerary. If you have more time, why not extend your stay in each place, or continue your travels across the Straits of Messina on to the island of Sicily?
From $1,469
9 Days
Following your river cruise that ends in Budapest, take the train west to Vienna and then down to beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia. Then, cross into neighbouring Italy and spend two nights in the magical city of Venice.
From $1,699
10 Days
Surrounded by incredible natural beauty, Italy’s northern cities are lively centres of history, art and gastronomy. Enjoy four of Italy’s most iconic cities with easy centre to centre connections by rail.
From $1,699
9 Days
Combine two glamorous destinations on this glitzy holiday to the tiny principality of Monaco and the stunning Italian Riviera. Speed south by high-speed TGV through France to the coast and then mingle with the rich and famous in Monte Carlo before continuing into Italy and shopping for your next yacht on the Ligurian Coast.
From $1,799
10 Days
Discover Italy’s three most popular cities in one itinerary, with high-speed rail travel in-between and plenty of time to explore.
From $1,899
9 Days
On this island hopping itinerary you can enjoy the delights of Malta’s capital Valletta before boarding a boat across the Mediterranean to the island of Sicily. After a full day in the resort town of Taormina, your onward journey takes you through Italy and France, with nights in Naples, Turin and Paris before crossing the English Channel to London.
From $1,999
19 Days
This epic exploration of Italy's finest cities and most beautiful countryside takes you from Venice down to Sicily and back. Visit the elegant cities of Rome and Florence, and relax on the Amalfi Coast and Lake Como.
From $3,099
11 Days
Take a 5-star trip through some of Europe's most iconic and romantic cities - travelling in First Class through the majestic Swiss Alps.
From $3,699
Have you ever wanted to cover Europe’s must-visit destinations in one, unforgettable holiday? Visit Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Venice, Lucerne, Berlin, Prague and Budapest in one essential European itinerary.
From $4,549
5 Days
Take the train which has inspired a thousand romances - and a famous murder-mystery! Enjoy the height of luxury on board the Orient Express bound for the Italian city of Venice and then return through the picture-perfect Swiss Alps.
From $5,699

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Venice Simplon - Orient-Express View More