Great Rail Journeys is promoting a selection of escorted tours to the Mediterranean islands.


An 11-day Jewels of the Eastern Mediterranean holiday includes a seven-night cruise on the Norwegian Jade. The ship departs Venice and includes ports of call such as Dubrovnik, Piraeus (near Athens), Izmir and Split. Prices start from £1,435 per person, including rail travel from London to Venice; three nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris, Venice and Turin; seven nights’ accommodation on Norwegian Jade including all meals; one dinner in Turin and all transfers. Departures are available in May, June, July, September and October.Meanwhile, a 15-day Highlights of the Mediterranean tour travels through the western Mediterranean and features an 11-night cruise on the Azamara Journey, departing on September 4. 

The tour takes in the Côte d'Azur on the French Riviera, with ports of call in Monaco and St Tropez, before continuing on to the Italian Riviera and Portofino and Portovenere. The cruise also takes in Tuscany, Livorno, Sorrento, Amalfi and the islands of Sicily and Capri, before arriving in Rome. Priced from £3,345 per person, the tour includes First Class rail travel from London; three nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast in Paris, Rome and Turin; one dinner in Turin; 11 nights’ accommodation on Azamara Journey including all meals on board; a sightseeing tour of Rome and all transfers. 

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