I f you want a relaxing holiday away at a lakeside retreat or coastal resort, these are the holidays for you. With just one night's stop en route and plenty of time at your destination, these suggested itineraries offer you the chance to unpack your suitcase, unwind and take in the scenery.Travel via the Alps to one of the enchanting Italian Lakes or head south to the Côte d'Azur or Amalfi Coast. Lovers of mountain fringed lakes will love the Swiss Riviera or stunning Lake Bled.
Lakes and Coastal Resorts by Rail
Speed through France and enjoy a week soaking up the sunshine and scenery on the Côte d'Azur. With 3 nights in Nice and Cannes, there's plenty of time to explore this glamorous stretch of coastline.
Travel to Italy via the spectacular Rhine Gorge and Gotthard Pass routes then spend three full days exploring the Ligurian coastline and Cinque Terre region.
Spend 5 nights at the enchanting Lake Bled in Slovenia, travelling by train through the beautiful Austrian Alps and along the Rhine Gorge.
Take the scenic route to lovely Lake Como with a journey through the Gotthard Pass in the Swiss Alps. After some time to explore this perenially popular region of Italy, return via Milan and Chambery in the South-Eastern corner of France.
Italy's largest lake is waiting to be explored. Travel south via the stunning Simplon Route high in the Alps and spend 5 nights at beautiful Sirmione on the lake shore, before returning via the Brenner Pass and Munich.
Speed down to the Swiss Riviera and enjoy 5 nights in the pretty town of Vevey on the shores of Lake Geneva, including a regional rail pass so that you can make the most of your stay.
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Travel by train in comfort to the stunning Amalfi Coast via Cannes and the Ligurian Coast. After a full four days to relax and unwind, transfer to Naples airport for a flight home.
Enjoy the glitz and glamour of Monaco then take the ornate Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Italy, through Austria, Switzerland and France to London Victoria.
Take the classic journey from London to Venice on the unforgettable Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and then head for the Amalfi Coast to soak up some Italian sunshine at the end of your holiday.