Tuscany & Umbria Holidays by Rail

W ith their verdant, ethereal landscapes and stunning, art-packed cities, the regions of Tuscany and Umbria are top of the list for a rail holiday to uncover the ‘real’ Italy. Enjoy visits to beautiful Renaissance cities like Florence, Siena, Assisi and Perugia with grand piazzas and al fresco restaurants. Or head out for a drive into undulating countryside carpeted with vines.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Florence & Tuscany

Berchielli Hotel

In a fabulous position overlooking the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, the Hotel Berchielli is the perfect base for a first visit to Florence. Rooms at the hotel are soundproofed and air-conditioned, with antique decoration and complimentary Wi-Fi access. There is also an American style bar where guests can enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.

Athena Hotel

The Athena Hotel offers welcoming, comfortable accommodation in the heart of Siena, a few minutes’ walk from the Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral. Rooms are elegantly furnished with complimentary Wi-Fi and the hotel also boasts a restaurant terrace overlooking the Tuscan Hills

Hotel Ilaria

Located within the Renaissance walls of Lucca, the Hotel Ilaria & Residenza dell’Alba boasts a range of complimentary facilities including bike rental, audio guides, and a terrace where you can enjoy free drinks and snacks. All bedrooms are quiet and spacious with free Wi-Fi internet access. This is truly an oasis in the heart of the city.

Rocco Forte Savoy Hotel

The stylish Savoy Hotel in Florence occupies a historic building in the centre of the city with the Uffizi Gallery and the famous Duomo both within easy reach. The interior of the hotel is designed by Olga Polizzi and pays tribute to the fashion heritage of Florence with shoe paintings lining the corridors. Bedrooms are spacious and the service is exceptional.

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Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa occupies a stunning location amongst landscaped gardens on a hillside overlooking the Serchio Valley and the medieval town of Barga. The hotel features classically furnished bedrooms with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access and LCD TVs. There is a restaurant serving traditional Italian cuisine with a terrace overlooking the valley as well as an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and a gym.


Sangallo Palace Hotel

Located within walking distance of the train station and the historic Rocca Paolina, the Sangallo Palace is conveniently located in the centre of Perugia. The hotel offers classically furnished, air-conditioned bedrooms with sound-proofing, complimentary internet access and flat-screen TVs. There is also an onsite restaurant specialising in Umbrian dishes and a wellness area with a swimming pool.

Hotel Dei Duchi

The Hotel dei Duchi occupies a great location in the historic heart of Spoleto, within the gardens of Ancajani Park and looking over the Roman Theatre. Bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite TV, hairdryer and minibar. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel which also offers an a la carte restaurant and outdoor terrace.

NH Pisa

A short stroll to the beautiful city centre and even closer to Pisa’s central train station, this comfortable, modern hotel is a great base from which to explore – and Florence is only an hour away on the train. Rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe and a minibar amongst their creature comforts, and there is a small bar available for an evening drink.

Hotel Kraft

With views of the cathedral’s famous terracotta dome available from the summer terrace, Hotel Kraft is ideally situated to help guests get the most out of a visit to Florence. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and complete with modern conveniences such as free Wi-Fi, a minibar and air-conditioning. In addition to the on-site restaurant, there is a beautiful rooftop pool to enjoy.

Suggested Tours in and Tuscany & Umbria

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Uffizi Gallery Skip the Line Tickets

The Uffizi is one of the most famous art galleries in the world and there are often long queues to get in. We would recommend pre-booking your entrance tickets with us to avoid the queues and have more time to discover the gallery.

from £32 per person
Chianti and Castle Tour from Siena

Get out into the Tuscan countryside on this 5-hour tour which includes a visit to two wineries where you’ll learn about the process of wine-making. The tour includes a variety of tasting opportunities and the chance to enjoy some free time in the medieval village of Monteriggioni.

from £54 per person
Wine Tasting Tour from Assisi with Lunch

Enjoy some wine-tasting in the stunning surroundings of the Umbrian hills with this half-day tour from Assisi. This tour includes a tour of one of Umbria’s top family-run wineries, a visit to the medieval town of Montefalco and a light lunch of local Umbrian specialities.

from £80 per person
Day Trip to Pisa from Florence

If you would like to pay a visit to Pisa, why not use Florence as a base and pop over by train? There's a regular direct service which takes an hour and we can simply add return tickets to your holiday.

from £15 per person