If you only have a few days and you need to just get away from it all, what better way than trying one of our short breaks by rail? Travelling by rail, as opposed to flying, allows you to spend the first and last days of your journey enjoying the scenery and the company of friends. Travelling in the comfort of a train can effectively double the length of short breaks by train, when touring Europe.
Discover the beautiful West Country in the run-up to Christmas on this exciting break. We visit the Christmas Markets of bustling Bristol and glorious Bath and enjoy a steam railway and charming Lacock Abbey.
Based in the spa town of Harrogate, experience the Christmas Market in York, enjoy a vintage steam rail journey with a festive theme and visit the historic house of Castle Howard in its full Christmas glory.
Famous for its grand Victorian villas, Torquay is beautifully set among seven green hills. With a visit to the iconic Eden Project, this fascinating tour enables you to experience the English Riviera at its very best.
Explore beautifully preserved Bruges and historic Ypres - along with their charming Christmas Markets - on this festive tour. We also discover some of Belgium's most poignant memorials of the First World War.
Timeless seaside towns, nostalgic steam trains and historic stately homes. This tour is based in Norwich, the picturesque city dominated by not one, but two stunning cathedrals.
Celebrate one of scotland's proudest moments on this fantastic tour. We discover art-nouveau Glasgow and tranquil loch lomond, before travelling back to the 14th century at the spectacular Battle of Bannockburn event.
From our base in Bristol, the capital of the West Country, we explore beautiful Somerset, including its heritage steam railway and the Georgian city of Bath. We also visit idyllic Lacock and its medieval abbey.
Cologne has five incredible bustling Christmas Markets to choose from. Sample local bratwurst, beers and mulled wine in Europe's Christmas Market capital, before we take a journey on Wuppertal's Kaiser's carriage.
Visit some of Europe's most fascinating and moving memorials and museums on this exceptional World War I themed tour to Flanders, staying in Ypres, just a short walk from the Menin Gate.
Known as the 'Garden of England', Kent boasts beautiful countryside and historic sites. We discover these on our exciting break, experiencing two vintage steam railways, the old-world city of Canterbury and Chartwell.
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