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Trip Overview

The gems of Italy are at your fingertips on this stunning Italian train holiday. Spend three nights in breath-taking Como, on the shores of Lake Como, and bask in the grand villas, rolling hillside vineyards, historic towns, alpine peaks, and wooded islands that line the shore. Then journey to hidden gem Sestri Levante on the Ligurian Coast for three more days of coastal sunshine. Finally, take a scenic train journey to jaw-dropping Sorrento, nestled on the Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the background, for more sun, sand, sea air and a chilled glass of Limoncello.


  • Explore Como, on the shores of sparkling Lake Como, and its beautiful surroundings
  • Relax and unwind in seaside Sestri Levante, and cruise to nearby seaside towns
  • Travel by private train from Naples to Sorrento through rural Italian countryside
  • Discover the stunning Sorrento coastline and relax in the sunshine


  • Flight from Naples to UK (rail option available)
  • Rail travel throughout as specified in the itinerary
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Zurich
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Como
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Sestri Levante
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Sorrento
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Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Your scenic journey to Italy starts in London, where you will board the Eurostar and speed under the English Channel to Paris. After a change of trains, and perhaps a gourmet lunch in ‘Le Train Bleu', Gare de Lyon's famous, opulent and historic restaurant, you'll be on your way to Switzerland. Arrive in Zurich this evening and check in at your hotel for an overnight stay. (Overnight in Zurich)

After breakfast this morning, board the train for your journey to Como on a fast Trenitalia train. On arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy a three-night stay. Once settled in, set out to discover the town of Como, over 400 years old and bursting with ancient churches, historic monuments, verdant gardens, and of course, tasty cuisine. (Overnight in Como) B

Spend two full days enjoying the scenery of Lake Como. The town of Como is one that combines beautiful historic architecture with stunning natural beauty. The Centro Storico, old town, is a maze of picturesque little streets, squares and pavement cafés. Wander around the shops and boutiques or visit one of the many cultural monuments the city has to offer. (Overnight in Como) B

After breakfast this morning, continue to discover Como. The lake itself offers numerous opportunities for water sports, boat trips and even a spot of swimming. Perhaps take the funicular railway up to Brunate for panoramic views or why not just sit at a lakeside bar and take in the striking scenery? (Overnight in Como) B

Take Trenitalia today from Como to Milan, then on to Sestri Levante. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and begin discovering this hidden gem on the Ligurian Coast. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

Spend the day discovering beautiful Sestri Levante, popular among tourists and locals alike. Explore the walkable old town with many elegant shops and terrific seafood restaurants. Relax on the large sandy beach at the Bay of Silence or follow the path leading from the old town to Punta Manara for amazing panoramic views of the shoreline from Levanto to Portofino. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

Continue enjoying Sestri Levante today. Perhaps take a cruise across the Gulf of Tigulio to the nearby towns of San Fruttuoso and Portofino. Discover the incredible history and scenery in San Fruttuoso, including the ancient Benedictine Monastery that straddles the beach. In Portofino, enjoy a meal at one of the harbourside restaurants or wander along the historic fishing village's tiny streets to discover numerous hidden gems, including art galleries and jewellery shops. (Overnight in Sestri Levante) B

After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and board the train to Rome, where you will change trains to Naples. Once in Naples, take the private railway line (the Circumvesuviana, payable locally) down to Sorrento. The train passes towns and villages with beautifully poetic names such as Piano, Ponte Persica and Leopardi. You can also travel by boat from Naples to Sorrento during the summer months. On arrival in Sorrento, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. (Overnight in Sorrento) B
Sorrento, the city of orange and lemon groves, is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. Many invaders have passed through the city over the generations - the Etruscans, the Greeks, the Romans and later the Normans. The peninsula has also been home to some of the great English poets such as Byron and Keats. Enjoy getting to know the beautiful city today. (Overnight in Sorrento) B

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning and then perhaps take a boat to the glamorous island of Capri - home to celebrities, designer boutiques and delicious ice cream cafés - just 30 minutes from Sorrento's harbour. (Overnight in Sorrento) B

After breakfast this morning, take the train back to Naples for your flight back to the UK. If you would like to extend this holiday with additional nights in a particular destination, one of our Rail Experts can help with all the arrangements. B

Swiss Night Am Kunsthaus Zurich

The Swiss Night am Kunsthaus is located within a quiet residential district and is close to the Kunthaus Museum and the Opera of Zurich. Lake Zurich is just a short walk away and all 46 bedroms are light, airy and spacious. The hotel also benefits from a fitness centre.

Du Theatre Zurich

The Hotel du Théâtre in Zurich is a historic hotel which was a theatre during the 1950s. The hotel has 50 individually designed, contemporary bedrooms as well as a cinema and audio book library in honour of the hotel's theatrical past. The contemporary lounge restaurant, la suite serves local specialities along with great city views. The hotel is in the centre of old Zurich, a short walk from the train station.

Helmhaus Zurich

The Helmhaus Hotel in Zurich is a modern boutique hotel and is centrally located in Zurich's old town. The hotel has 24 stylish bedrooms, each has been renovated and some offer views over the lake of Zurich. Located in the historic city centre and close to all of Zurich's major sights, the Helmhaus Hotel is the perfect hotel for exploring this charming city!

Schweizerhof Hotel Zurich

The Schweizerhof Hotel in Zurich is a traditional family-run hotel, with 115 comfortable and elegant bedrooms. Guests are provided with a butler service on arrival (Monday to Friday), a welcome cocktail at the bar and fresh fruit in their bedroom. The hotel has a French restaurant, a bustling café, and guests enjoy a champagne American style buffet breakfast. The hotel is opposite the main railway station, on the famous "Bahnhofstrasse".

Hilton Lake Como

Welcome to Hilton Lake Como, an elegant hotel near the western lakefront. The first Hilton hotel in the Lake Como region, we offer personalized service, a unique vantage of the lake from our sky bar and rooftop pool, and conveniences like a wellness spa, restaurant, fitness center and stylish event space. Walk to Villa Olmo in 3 minutes, and reach city center and popular shops in 15 minutes. Public transport is frequent, and located just outside our door.

Metropole and Suisse Hotel Como

The Metropole & Suisse Como is a traditional property owned by the Cassani family. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and decorated with wood furnishings and classical artwork. Guests can enjoy a drink in the wine bar or dinner at the Imbarcadero Restaurant which features a beautiful terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel benefits from a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Como, close to the town's main attractions.

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

In Sorrento, the charming 4-star Grand Hotel Vesuvio Sorrento enjoys an excellent clifftop position, just outside Sorrento with magnificent views of the Gulf of Naples, Capri, and Mount Vesuvius. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants and a bar, where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views overlooking the bay. The leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and a poolside restaurant. All guest rooms are air conditioned and have satellite TV, telephone, minibar and hairdryer.

Parco dei Principi

Parco dei Principi

In Sant' Agnello, the 4-star Parco dei Principi is situated in one of the best possible positions in the town, offering a panoramic view over the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. Hotel facilities include private beach, a sea pool (both seasonal), wellness centre and restaurant.

Hilton Sorrento Palace

The Hilton Sorrento is a stunning hotel located overlooking Mount Vesuvius and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Rooms are spacious, modern and benefit from plenty of natural light. Take a dip in the Roman themed indoor pool or relax on the sun loungers by the beautiful outdoor pool surrounded by lemon groves. During the evening, dine in one of the three restaurants or simply enjoy the fantastic view of Mount Vesuvius from the lounge. The Hilton Sorrento Palace is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Sorrento.

Regina Hotel Sorrento

The Hotel Regina is located in a residential area of the old town of Sorrento, surrounded by the most prestigious trees. It’s an oasis in the heart of Sorrento, and just a stones throw away from the town centre, with its bars shops and restaurants.
Fully renovated in 2011 according to the latest standards of safety and comfort.

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Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.