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.
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.
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.
From our base in the ancient city of York, discover the Yorkshire Dales, vintage steam railways and the impressive Castle Howard amidst beautiful scenery on this fantastic break.
Incredible lochs, glens and mountains complement the highlight of our trip to experience the spectacle of the Edinburgh Tattoo, where marching bands perform in view of the city's magnificent castle.
A short rail journey to Lille takes us close to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, which we explore either side of a guided tour of the fascinating city of Lille, which includes a 'gourmet' beer and waffle tasting.
From our base in delightful Arras, we explore the World War I battlefield sites and moving memorials in the Somme, discover how Arras was restored to its former glory and ride the P'tit Train historic military railway.
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