Itinerary Highlights
    • Travel through France and Italy's beautiful countryside and mountains on scenic train journeys

    • Go on a captivating tour of Naples with an insightful local guide

    • Discover how Roman’s lived in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii

    • Boat trip your way around the enchanting island of Capri and it's majestic grottos

    • Experience a trip completely by train

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This eight-day eco-friendly train trip to Italy is bursting with rich history, a cultural buzz and of course some of Italy’s best food. You can enjoy drinking aperitifs in Turin and relaxing on the authentic Amalfi Coast, with plenty of time to uncover some hidden gems and experience the majestic wonders of the Mediterranean along the way.

Embark on your slow travel excursion beginning at London St Pancras, passing through the French capital, before heading from Paris to Turin. Upon arrival in Turin, wander through the historic city centre and tangle of streets, then enjoy an evening aperitif as the sun sets on your first night. Day two takes you to Naples, where you’ll learn about the city’s history and sample some of the best and authentic Italian cuisine that the country has to offer.

Then you’ll escape the hustle and heat of the city in favour of the famous Amalfi Coast, one of the most evocative names in travel. Dramatic cliff faces home to charming towns line the coastline and the promise of a day trip to Pompeii awaits you, where you’ll learn even more about Roman history. There’ll also be plenty of down time to relax and unwind, whether that be exploring Sorrento or boating your way over to the nearby island of Capri.


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The first leg of this exciting London to Naples by train trip is from London's St Pancras Station to Paris Gare du Nord, on the Eurostar. Coffee in hand, you'll be on French soil before breakfast. After a speedy two-and-a-half-hour journey under the English Channel, you will disembark in Paris. It's then an easy seven-minute ride on the RER - the Parisian metro - to Gare de Lyon, where the next part of your adventure begins. Feeling peckish? Grab yourself a fresh pain au chocolat on the way before settling in for the next part of your eco-friendly trip.

Whizzing through the beautiful French countryside, this six-hour scenic route from Paris to Turin will have you peering out of the window the whole route, as you glide alongside rivers and speed through the foothills of the French Alps.

Arriving in Turin in the early evening gives you a chance to stretch your legs and meander around the historic city centre, where a wealth of beautiful architecture awaits. Turin is also home to famous brands such as Martini Rosso and Cinzano, so you would be silly to miss out on an aperitif (or two). After dinner, stroll along the River Po and then catch the Nevabus River Taxi back to view the evening lights of central Turin from the water.



Today during your London to Naples train adventure, it's time to travel down the spine of Italy, to Naples. This six-hour journey will see you journey through the core of the country, passing large cities and tiny villages, remote vineyards and vast valleys, right down to the calm coast.

Learn about Neapolitan myths and legends, mafia stories, art history, politics and anecdotes of daily life from an insightful local, with plenty of opportunities to stop and sample freshly cooked pastries, authentic Italian street food and, of course, pizza. Weave your way down narrow alleyways and pass through inconspicuous doorways with your guide to learn more about a city recognised as one of the oldest in the world.

The rest of your day is free for you to relax or explore a little further.



Enjoy a private transfer from Naples down the coast to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pompeii. Pompeii was buried under a thick layer of volcanic ash and pumice in AD 79, when Mount Vesuvius erupted. Over a thousand years later the city was uncovered and new discoveries are still being found today. The ash preserved the city, and creates an unremarkable snapshot of Roman life, frozen at the moment it was entombed. Experience this magnificent site and walk between the ruins at sunset, before being privately transferred back to your hotel in Naples.



After a leisurely breakfast, you will journey on the train from Naples to Sorrento, which should take just under an hour and a half. This coastal town in southwestern Italy faces the Bay of Naples on the Sorrentine Peninsula. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, this is a spot perfect for snapping and you can wander the warren of narrow alleys home to shops, cafes and more. A relaxed afternoon is on the cards before the evening sets in. Remember that during your London to Naples train trip, our Italian Concierge will be on hand to make restaurant bookings and offer insider advice on what to see and do, especially when it comes to finding secret spots in Sorrento.



Rise and shine, today you will be heading over to the enchanting island of Capri. You will have time to explore the fairy tale-like island, but the journey is just as beautiful as the destination. You will have opportunities to swim in the Mediterranean and explore the heavenly, colourful grottos - so don't forget your swimsuit, as you take the waters aboard a traditional Gozzo (a wooden boat).

Once on the island, take the chairlift to the top of Monte Solaro for breath-taking views, before descending to the famous Piazzetta for a coffee or aperitif and some world-class people watching opportunities. You’ll then return to Sorrento this afternoon.



After yesterday's adventure-packed day, enjoy a well-earned lie-in this morning, on this London to Naples train holiday. Today you have the day to yourself. Relax or get out and explore more of the blissful coastline.

You could spend today delving deeper into the wonders of Sorrento. Local museums, displaying vestiges of previous occupations from the Greeks and the Etruscans await, along with lush greenery and citrus and olive tree-lined walkways. Sorrento has something for all, whether you’re a beach lover seeking some sandy seclusion or a wandering enthusiast after some exploring time, you’ll find something to satisfy and captivate here. Tomorrow you will be travelling quite a bit, so utilise today to get some gifts or treat yourself, dine on some appetising cuisine, soak up the sun and most importantly, relax.



Enjoy breakfast before your driver takes you back along the coast to Naples; this journey will take about one-and-a-half hours. Once in Naples, you will board a train to shoot you back up the centre of Italy in four-and-a-half hours, to the fashion and commercial capital, Milan. This afternoon your guide will take you to the famous Duomo, where a spectacular tour will teach you all about the history of Milan and give you a fresh insight into this intriguing and prosperous city. No last day would be complete without the opportunity to see the world-renowned Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece: The Last Supper. The painting represents the scene of the Last Supper of Jesus with his apostles, as it is told in the Gospel of John, 13:21 and with your skip-the-line tickets you can appreciate the magnitude of this piece up close.

End your day wandering the luxe labyrinth streets of Milan and enjoy your own last supper before retiring for the evening.



Say ciao to Italy, as today you are returning home. Similar to your outbound journey, you will take a seven-and-a-half-hour train to Paris and then the speedier two-and-a-half-hour journey from Paris to London. Enjoy a drink from the on-board bar, as you race through the countryside, toasting your successful rail adventure.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £2,795 to £4,465 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £3,570 per person.
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