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Discover Italy's Iconic Coastline

THE AMALFI COAST
by
First Class Rail
via
Zurich and Montreux

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Picture Postcard Views & Italian Culture

1st class rail & 4 Star Accommodation

7 nights / 8 days
Inc. 5 nights in Conca dei Marini

Overnight stays in Zurich & Montreal

First Class Rail Travel to the beautiful Italian Amalfi Coast with overnight stays in Zurich & Montreal

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Amalfi Coast by First Class Rail

Holiday Highlights

The stunning Amalfi Coast and the charming village of Conca dei Marini gives you the best of both worlds. Stunning scenery and coastlines along with world-class attractions nearby including Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius and the charming island of Capri.

7 night/ 8 day holiday by First Class rail on daytime trains, including 5 nights in a superior sea view room with balcony at the Hotel La Conca Azzurra (4 star) in Conca dei Marini, overnight stays in Zurich and Montreux

from £1,895 per person
(based on 2 people travelling together)

Your Amalfi Coast Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - By rail to Switzerland – Free-time in Zurich

Your holiday begins as you stroll into beautifully restored London St. Pancras station.

Take your time to appreciate the splendour of the magnificent glass roof, then sit back, relax and watch the countryside swish past as you travel by Eurostar to Paris at speeds of up to 186mph.

Enjoy the light meal and drinks served on board in Standard Premier Class (formerly 1st class). On arrival at the Gare du Nord a private taxi will transfer you across Paris to the Gare de Lyon to continue your journey by TGV through France into Switzerland.

You travel through the undulating Swiss countryside to attractive lakeside city of Zurich. It is a short walk (700 metres) to your overnight hotel, the comfortable, welcoming and highly-rated Hotel Helmhaus (4 star).

In the late afternoon and early evening why not make a whistle-stop tour of Zurich. Most of the city’s sights lie within the compact area on either side of the River Limmat, between the main station (Hauptbahnhof) and Lake Zurich.

The churches and burgher houses of the Old Town are clustered here, as are the elegant shops along Bahnhofstrasse.

The baroque Rathaus (Town Hall), Zurich’s most impressive churches – the Grossmünster, Fraumünster – and the city’s oldest, St Peterskirche (its clock face is the largest in Europe), all lie within a short distance of the River Limmat, near the point where it opens onto the lake.

Day 2 – Through the Swiss Alps to Naples and onto the Amalfi Coast

This morning after breakfast make your way back to Zurich station.

Here you join the comfortable Euro City service to travel along the spectacular Gotthard route for the fabulous journey through picturesque scenery, past soaring mountain peaks and into Italy.

On arrival at Milan’s imposing art-deco station change trains and join the flagship Eurostar Italia Frecciarossa (Red Arrow) service as you travel south to Naples. Relax in your comfortable first class seat as the landscape of central Italy unfurls before you.

On arrival at Naples station a private taxi will transfer you to the pretty fishing village of Conca dei Marini on the beautiful Amalfi Coast to your hotel for the next five nights, the charming Hotel La Conca Azzurra (4 star) overlooking the sea located in the tiny village of Conca dei Marini on the Amalfi Coast between Positano and Amalfi.

Days 3, 4, 5 and 6 – Conca dei Marini, the Amalfi Coast, Capri and the Bay of Naples

From your base in Conca dei Marini there are plenty of options available to you.

You might like to take a boat from nearby Amalfi to the legendary island of Capri, popular with many famous stars, with its incredible blue grotto or head along the dazzling Amalfi Coast to the pretty village of Positano, perched above the sea, as if glued to the cliffside.

Alternatively visit Pompeii or Herculaneum, poignant reminders of the brooding Vesuvius which still looms above them today.

You might simply like to relax and enjoy your stunning surroundings.

Day 7 – The Amalfi Coast to Lake Geneva

This morning after breakfast your taxi transfers you to Naples station.

Here you join the train for the First Class journey north through Italy aboard the flagship Eurostar Italia Frecciarossa service.

Sit back and watch the world go by or simply revel in the romanticism of rail travel across Europe.

On arrival at Milan’s imposing art-deco station you join the comfortable Euro City service as it snakes its way into the Alps for the spectacular journey through the Simplon Pass and onto pretty lakeside town of Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva.

On arrival in Montreux your hotel for your overnight stay is the belle époque Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star) located right next to the station.

Take a stroll alongside Lake Geneva and visit this elegant lakeside town which is home to the famous jazz festival.

Day 8 – Free-time in Montreux – Montreux to London – Homeward bound

Stretch your legs this morning or board the trolley bus for the short journey to the stunning medieval
Château de Chillon (payable locally).

As you marvel at the spectacular setting, twixt sparkling lake and
breathtaking mountains, spare a thought for the prisoners of this 13th century castle, considered to be one of the best-preserved in Europe.

Then walk across to the station and continue to Lausanne to board the TGV to whisk you back to Paris.

Watch the rolling hills flash past or reminisce on the wonders of the past few days.

Your private transfer takes you to the Gare du Nord before the last part of your journey. 

Let the train take the strain as you stretch out and savour the light meal and drinks included in your Standard Premier service.

At 186mph the landscape is a blur at times, though memories abide as you return to London St.Pancras International and the final leg of your journey home.  

Further information

Your Hotels

ZURICH

Past and present combine at the boutique Hotel Helmhaus (4 star) in Zurich.

Situated in a 14th century town house, the hotel offers modern design and comfort. Centrally located in the old town, the hotel is conveniently placed for the sights of the city, including the lake.

The hotel’s 24 bedrooms are elegant and offer flat screen TV, safe, minibar and hairdryer.

Each is individually designed and furnished. Complimentary Wi-FI is available throughout the hotel.

A buffet breakfast including local Swiss products will set guests up for the day ahead.

SORRENTO

Hotel La Conca Azzurra (4 star) is set on the cliff-side with stunning panoramic views from the picturesque fishing village and splendid bay of Conca dei Marini.

It is one of the few hotels on the Amalfi Coast where all rooms have a private balcony or terrace overlooking the sea.

The highly-rated hotel forms a succession of terraces, pergolas, columns, porticoes and verandas making the most of its privileged position on the Amalfi Coast and the Mediterranean.

All of the boutique hotel’s 18 en-suite rooms and suites are furnished in the characteristic style of the local area with fine handcrafted furniture and Neapolitan terracotta floors.

Suggestive trompe l’oeil decorate the walls of the comfortable rooms while the bathrooms feature the typical Vietri majolica tiles.

The suites and junior suites are also equipped with hydromassage tubs and a small private wellness area.

The hotel benefits from the “Calajanara” restaurant, where you can enjoy spectacular views over lunch or dinner, including seafood specialties and peasant recipes from the Lattari Mountains for a real journey into Mediterranean flavours.

The attractive hotel also boasts its own private beach or lido (payable locally), which is open from June to September.

It offers excellent exposure to the sun, until the last rays immerse themselves in the sea.

You can choose to have your lunch by the sea or take a boat trip directly from the private beach.

The hotel also has a delightful roof garden equipped with a hydromassage tub and sun loungers.

The private bathing establishment can be reached along a path that descends from the hotel, between the Mediterranean scrub and the gardens.

From here you can dive into a crystal clear sea and relax in the sun on a comfortable lounger.

Around the beach you can only hear the sound of the sea and birdsong set within the delightful natural scents of the Amalfi Coast.

MONTREUX

The Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4-star superior) is a traditional Belle-Époque hotel, originally built in 1870 and located right in the centre of Montreux, just a few steps from the railway station.

The hotel has 140 rooms and benefits from fabulous views of Lake Geneva and the Alps from its summer terrace.

All the comfortable en suite rooms in this stylish hotel feature air conditioning, TV, minibar, radio and telephone.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

First Class rail travel from London to Zurich, Zurich to Naples, Naples to Montreux, Montreux to Paris and Paris to London (Standard Premier service on Eurostar)

7 nights’ hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels with breakfast each day, including 5 nights in a
superior double room with sea view and balcony at the Hotel La Conca Azzurra (4 star) in Conca dei Marini, overnight stays at the Hotel Helmhaus (4 star) in Zurich and at the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic (4 star superior) in Montreux

Taxi transfers in Paris and Naples

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