Italy & Austria Rail Holidays 2018
Lakes, Mountains, History, Culture
Follow in the footsteps of Michael Portillo's latest Great Continental Railway Journey and discover the charms of the Italian Riviera and Austria's breathtaking mountain landscapes. Our collection of Italian and Austrian tours offer ample opportunity for those looking to embark on their own magnificent rail journey on the continent.
From the relaxing shores of Lake Como or the awe-inspiring vistas of Austria's Tyrol region to iconic Salzburg or the romantic Italian Riviera, Italy and Austria are perfect for lovers of lakes, mountains, history and culture.
Italy Train Tours
From the tranquil shores of picturesque Lake Garda to the wonders of ancient Rome, Italy is a remarkable destination, bursting with unrivalled history, culture and natural beauty. As the pleasant warmth of the Mediterranean sun begins to appear, awakening the country and bringing stunning wildflowers into bloom, there is truly no more delightful time to visit Italy than in spring. With late departures still available on many of our magnificent tours to Italy, book your holiday with Rail Discoveries today and experience this captivating country for yourself.
Italy remains to be one of our favourite destinations. From the soaring peaks and glimmering lakes of the north, to the serene coastline and ancient cities of the south, there is always something for the discerning traveller in Italy. With late departure still available on the following tours, be sure to book now for your very own Great Rail Adventure into Europe’s classic destination.
Famous for the food, the scenery, and the gorgeous warm climate that stretches throughout most of the year, Italy is an utter favourite for holiday destinations throughout the world. Discover the magnificent sparkling lakes, the incredibly ancient cities, and the wonderful welcoming atmosphere of the place on a holiday by rail.
Kick back with a cappuccino beside glittering lakeshores, traverse the shimmering canals of Venice and explore the ancient ruins of one of the world’s most iconic empires on a Great Rail Journeys’ Italian adventure. Get a taste of the Dolce Vita on the two following Italian tours, both of which feature brand new lower prices for 2019 departures - take a look below for more information and book your Italian sojourn today.
Top to Toe of Italy
16 Days from £3,545PP
From its ancient and classical cities to its hillside villages and dramatic coastline, Italy offers something for all visitors. On this incredible adventure we travel the length of this attractive country, taking in iconic sights such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Pompeii, and lesser-known places like Tuscan Siena.
Puglia and Basilicata
13 Days from £2,465PP
Immerse yourself in culture on the unspoilt 'heel' of Italy, a rugged, rural and breathtakingly beautiful area. We tour the ancient city of Rome before travelling through the olive groves, vineyards and almond trees of a region referred to as 'the breadbasket of Italy' on a wonderful adventure exploring Puglia & Basilicata.
Sirmione on Lake Garda
10 Days from £1,715PP
Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we visit Mantova, the Sigurtá Gardens, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'
Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
12 Days from £2,715PP
The Amalfi Coast and its islands make up one of the most visually stunning regions in the whole of Europe. Starting in the ancient city of Rome, and then based in Sorrento, we visit magnificent Capri and the alluring lost city of Pompeii.
The Best of the Italian Lakes
10 Days from £1,945PP
Soak up the splendour of the Italian lakes and the surrounding Swiss mountains, on an escorted rail holiday that centres on scenic beauty, from the stunning Centovalli Railway route to the sublime shores of lakes Orta, Maggiore and Como.
Highlights of Tuscany
10 Days from £1,815PP
Discover the true colours of this acclaimed region on a tour of the highlights of Tuscany. Ochre and terracotta hill towns linked by winding white roads, interspersed with fields of poppies and sunflowers contrast with the magnificent architecture of the great Renaissance cities.
11 days from £1,720PP
Explore the heart of classical Italy, discover the ancient imperial relics of Rome, the wealth of artistic treasures of Florence and the striking Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as the Floating City of Venice.
The Best of the Italian Lakes
8 days from £1,010PP
Discover the incredible beauty of four stunning lakes: Orta, Maggiore, Como and Lugano. Steep yourself in scenic surrounds on a delightful Italian lakeside holiday by rail.
Simply Lake Garda
10 Days from £1,395PP
Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful holiday with a delightful setting on the shores of tranquil Lake Garda - one of Italy's best-loved lakes.
The Italian Riviera
9 days from £1,250pp
A fantastic holiday on the enchanting Italian Riviera, where fabulous towns and villages overlook the Mediterranean in a region of natural beauty. Discover Portofino and Genoa on this tour.
Tuscany & Venice
10 days from £1,610pp
From Montecatini, explore the incredible countryside and rich artistic legacy of Tuscany. Take in its much loved cities and hidden treasures before heading to the iconic, timeless Floating City of Venice.
Lake Garda All Inclusive
10 days from £1,350pp
Idylically set directly on the shores of shimmering Lake Garda, the base for our all inclusive holiday is perfectly situated to explore the beautiful surroundings and the fabulous cities of Venice and Verona.
Rome & Sorrento
11 days from £1,820pp
Explore the ancient city of Rome and take in its iconic landmarks before heading south for five nights to the breathtaking Bay of Naples, one of the most visually stunning regions in the whole of Europe.
Sicily & Mount Etna
8 days from £995pp
An enchanting part of Italy, Sicily boasts a wonderful combination of stunning coastline, historic cities and breathtaking landscapes. Highlights include Taormina, Mount Etna & Syracuse.
Puglia All Inclusive
8 days from £1,150pp
Situated in the 'heel' of Italy, lesser-known Puglia is a glorious region of labyrinthine ports, whitewashed villages and ancient historical dwellings. Take in its fabulous attractions during an all inclusive stay on the coast.
Lake Como All Inclusive
10 days from £1,535PP
Relax on the shores of beautiful Lake Como on this all inclusive holiday. Discover delightful lakeside towns, cruise across sparkling water and experience the Swiss Alps, travelling on the Bernina Express.
The Italian Riviera - Lake Garda All Inclusive - Top to Toe of Italy - Tuscany and Venice - Sirmione on Lake Garda - Rome, Sorrento & The Almalfi Coast - Italian Explorer - Best of The Italian Lakes - Puglia & Basilicata
Tyrolean All Inclusive
Delight in the contrasting landscapes of the Austrian Tyrol as you enjoy all-inclusive accommodation from your base in Oberndorf. Discover the joys of Salzburg and take a journey on the Zillertalbahn Railway.
9 days from £1,145pp
Austrian Lakes All Inclusive
Discover the highlights of Austria from your base in the traditional town of Saalbach. Visit the magical city of Salzburg, ascend mighty Grossglockner and cruise over the waters of Lake Zell and more on this truly Austrian tour.
7 days from £995pp