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.
Enjoy fabulous Bruges, with its perfectly preserved centre and myriad of attractive waterways, and explore historic Ypres on a guided tour of the preserved trenches and cemeteries.
Discover the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on this enchanting tour, during which we explore its historic capital and beautiful villages, visit nearby Trier and the Battlefields of Verdun.
Fairytale castles and winding rivers are traditional Rhine delights. On this holiday, based in lovely Königswinter, we embark on a leisurely cruise and three scenic rail trips into the hills.
Visit some of Europe's most moving memorials and museums on this exceptional World War I themed tour to Flanders. Witness the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.
Reminiscent of a bygone age, the Isle of Man is famous for its stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life. This charming island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railways found anywhere in the British Isles, not to mention the historic horse-drawn trams.
Experience the beautiful Black Forest from beautiful Lake Titisee, set amidst lush green meadows and pine-clad hills. A boat cruise and steam journey through scented woodlands make for a wonderful break.
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.
The beautiful port of Honfleur is the perfect base for exploring enchanting Normandy. We explore Honfleur, visit Monet's Garden at Giverny and spend a poignant day discovering the D-Day Landing beaches.
Stunning Rocamadour, an ancient village dramatically built into the side of a cliff, is the base from where we explore the lovely Dordogne: a region of sunflowers, charming châteaux and picturesque hilltop villages.
Historic Trier, picturesque Cochem and charming Bernkastel are highlights on a tour that takes you on a heritage rail journey through the breathtaking Eifel Mountains.