London to Rome and Athens by Train

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Why book this trip?

Leave gloomy London behind as you journey to the glorious azure waters of Greece’s Aegean coast. This superb rail odyssey takes you through the backstreets of Pisa and Rome, introduces you to the delights of home-cooked Puglian cuisine, and explores a hidden mountain gem in rural Greece. Between the Colosseum and the Acropolis, take time to relax at the baroque towns and beaches close to bustling Bari.

  • Rome – Visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, as well as the fascinating, lesser-visited Testaccio district
  • Adriatic crossing – Cruise past Ithaca and Cephalonia islands, taking the leisurely route to the Greek mainland
  • Puglian specialties – Sample delicious local cheeses and try a homemade lunch in a rural farmhouse


DAY 1 – Trip starts at London St. Pancras Station; Eurostar to Turin via Paris

DAY 2 – Train to Rome via Pisa; discover the famous Leaning Tower

DAY 3 – Full day in Rome; visit the iconic Colosseum and the Roman Forum

DAY 4 – Discover an alternative side to Rome with a trip to the less-visited Testaccio district

DAY 5 – Train to Bari; explore the historic old town on foot

DAY 6 – Get into the heart of rural Puglia; try freshly made breads and cheeses and visit Alberobello’s trulli houses

DAY 7 – Free day in Bari; cross the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on an overnight ferry to Greece

DAY 8 – Sail past Ithaca and Cephalonia before arriving in Patras; bus and rack railway through the Vouraikos Gorge to Kalavryta

DAY 9 – Free morning in Kalavryta; train to Athens

DAY 10 – Walking tour of Athens, including a visit to the Acropolis

DAY 11 – Trip ends in Athens



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