Powdery snow that crunches underfoot, candles at Midnight Mass and the jingle of bells as your horse-drawn sleigh slides through the forest combine with festive meals and traditional celebrations on our Christmas rail tours. Somehow the true spirit of Christmas is easier to find in the right setting. Whether we are gathering to turn on the Christmas tree lights in a quaint medieval village or speeding across snow-covered plains on festively decorated trains, this will be a Christmas to remember on one of our festive Christmas rail tours.
Enjoy all the Christmas cheer that Yorkshire has to offer based in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. This festive holiday includes fantastic rail journeys, historic Ripley Castle, picturesque Fountains Abbey and the medieval city of York, adorned with seasonal decorations.
Spend Christmas in Inverness, with hearty food, warming drinks, entertainment and festive cheer. Enjoy the proud cities of Edinburgh and Inverness and travel through the yuletide scenery on beautiful rail trips.
Our base for Christmas in the Tyrol, Jenbach, is ideal for yuletide trips to Salzburg, Innsbruck and the Achensee. The narrow-gauge steam railway, the Zillertalbahn, is a real highlight, as it winds its way up the valley to the winter resort of Mayrhofen.
Explore the fascinating towns and stunning scenery along the Rhine on a festive rail-cruise holiday. From the comfort and luxury of the 5-star MS Amadeus Princess, you can experience an indulgent Christmas holiday on one of Europe's most beautiful waterways.
Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.
This captivating Christmas rail tour combines stunning train journeys across the snow-covered roof of the Alps to tranquil Poschiavo and bustling Zermatt, with time in Switzerland's oldest town, Chur, and the delightful mountain resort of Kandersteg.
A superb combination of memorable Christmas celebrations in one of our favourite hotels and unforgettable excursions by train as we climb on narrow-gauge and mountain railways to reach the dizzy heights of the frosted Alps.
Take in some of Switzerland's finest winter scenery on this magnificent festive holiday. From our base in the wonderfully unspoilt town of Meiringen, we visit the lakeside town of Lucerne, ride a carriage in the mountain village of Grindelwald, and take a trip to the 'Top of Europe' on the famous Jungfrau Railway.
This fascinating festive rail tour is a real voyage of discovery. After a stay in picture-postcard Lake Bled, and time to explore the enchanting Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, we continue by rail to the unforgettable shimmering waterways of Venice.
Expect plenty of seasonal Bavarian traditions on our festive Alpine rail break to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with spellbinding castles to visit, great meals to enjoy, an exciting journey on the Zugspitze Railway and a sleigh ride at Christmas.
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