Trams & Trains of Italy

Genoa
La Scala Opera House, Milan
Milan Tram
Vintage Tram, Milan
Angelic Castle, Rome
Rome Tram - © Valery Rokhin/shutterstock
Turin
Turin Tram - © pio3, shutterstock

Holiday Highlights

  • Travel on 5 tram networks
  • Visit Rome Porta San Paolo Railway Park
  • Travel on the Circumvesuviana narrow gauge line
  • Time in Milan, Rome and Turin
  • 12 Days from £2,415pp
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Tour Dates:
Thursday 23 April to Monday 4 May 2020

Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we pay a visit to Italy. This comprehensive tour takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks and we also head south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller, but interesting routes.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Cologne

Lunchtime Eurostar from London St. Pancras International to Brussels where we connect to high speed train to Cologne for an overnight stay. The Hotel Ibis Köln am Dom is found in the station building under the shadow of the medieval cathedral.

Day 2 – Onwards to Lugano

Travelling by train we follow the route of the Rhine south until we cross into Switzerland at Basle. Changing trains here we head south to Lugano for an overnight stay.

Day 3 – Milan and Trams

A short rail journey takes us to Milan and our hotel is a short walk from the station. We will store our luggage and spend the rest of the day exploring Milan’s 18 line tram network which covers 113 miles. We later check in to the hotel for a 3-night stay.

Day 4 – Trams of Turin

A day trip to Turin to explore the 10 tram lines on offer here - a network that covers an area of approximately 55 miles. Stately baroque buildings and old cafes line Turin's boulevards and grand squares such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. The city is well worth exploring - by foot or tram.

Day 5 – Genoa Transport Network

To Genoa to spend the day riding its small tram and metro network. We also find a funicular and rack railway in the town. Making time to enjoy the cities transport sights and sounds we return to Milan in the late afternoon.

Day 6 – Rome

Morning departure to Rome on the Trenitalia’s flagship Frecciarossa high speed train. Our hotel in the capital is located close to the station with easy access to Rome’s public transportation system. We stay here for 4 nights.

Day 7 – Rome Tramways

A full day exploring the transport system of Rome, which has 6 lines and 192 stations forming a rail network of 24 miles.

Day 8 – Rome at Leisure and the Railway Museum

A free day to explore Rome further and we visit the Rome Porta San Paolo Railway Park Museum.

Day 9 – Naples

We travel to Naples for the day to ride the 3 tram routes the city has to offer. There will also be time to take a journey on the Circumvesuviana line to Sorrento before returning to Rome.

Day 10 – Turin

This morning we return to Turin for our final night in Italy. Arriving early afternoon there is time after checking in to cover any remaining tram lines missed out earlier in the holiday.

Day 11 – Paris

Mid-morning TGV direct to Paris arriving late afternoon, we transfer to our hotel which is located close to Gare du Nord.

Day 12 – Home to London

After a free morning we take a lunchtime Eurostar back to London arriving mid-afternoon.

Tour Route

Tour route map

Selected Hotels

Hotel Ibis Köln am Dom, Cologne

Continental Park Hotel, Lugano

BW Madison Hotel, Milan

Hotel Lancelot, Rome

Dock Milano, Turin

Ibis Styles Paris Gare du Nord TGV, Paris

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Global InterRail Pass for unlimited travel (European residents only)
  • Public transport passes for Milan, Turin, Genoa, Rome and Naples
  • Excursions as listed in itinerary
  • Accommodation in good, quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour

Price per person

Escorted holiday: £2,415
Single room supplement: £556
Deposit for this holiday: £100

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