Trams & Trains of Italy

La Scala Opera House, Milan
Milan Tram
Vintage Tram, Milan
Angelic Castle, Rome
Rome Tram - © Valery Rokhin/shutterstock
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
  • Optional visit to Italian National Railway Museum, Naples
  • Optional visit to Piedmont Railway Museum
  • Time in Milan, Rome and Turin
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April 2021 - Dates TBC

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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.


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 – To Milan

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 Milan

A full day to explore Milan's extensive tram network not covered yesterday.

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

A leisurely morning before an afternoon 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 3 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 and arrive in time for lunch before we take a journey on the Circumvesuviana line to Sorrento. We stay here for 2 nights.

Day 10 - Trams of Naples

A free day in Naples to ride its three tram routes and visit the Italian National Railway Museum on the outskirts in Pietrarsa. Travel to Pietrarsa is included in your Pass, entry to the museum is payable locally.

Day 11 – To Turin

This morning we take a direct train to Turin arriving early afternoon. The rest of the day can be spent riding Turin's trams. 

Day 12 – At Leisure in Turin

A free day in Turin where you can continue to ride the trams. There is also an option to take the short train journey to Savigliano to visit the  Piedmont Railway museum which houses a variety of steam locomotives, railcars, passenger and freight rolling stock and includes a roundhouse. Travel to Savigliano is included in your Pass, entry to the museum is payable locally.

Day 13 - To Paris

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

Day 14 – 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

Europa Grand Hotel, Naples

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: £TBC
Single room supplement: £TBC
Deposit for this holiday: £TBC

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