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  • The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter & Spring 2015

    Three excursions in the Austrian Tyrol by train

    The Austrian Tyrol is a real favourite of ours and is even more enthralling under a mantle of snow. From our base in Jenbach, we explore some of the region's most beautiful attractions, such as the lively city of Salzburg. We also visit Lake Achensee on a horse-drawn sleigh, and Mayrhofen - which we discover on a quaint narrow-gauge railway.

    Departures from January to March

  • Railways of the Austrian Alps 2014

    Enjoy beautiful Lake Achensee on our rail tour to Imperial Innsbruck

    Discover the beauty of the Austrian Tyrol during this rail holiday based in Jenbach, a small historic town, perfectly placed for exploring the region's mountains, lakes and villages, as well as the fascinating local heritage railways.

    Departures from June to September

  • Glacier Express in Winter (Chur-Kandersteg) 2015

    An adventurous twin-centre Swiss rail holiday

    This adventurous twin-centre rail holiday provides ample opportunity to explore the majestic Swiss Alps cloaked in their winter finery, and to enjoy our trip on the famous Glacier Express, surely the slowest, and certainly one of the most scenic 'express' trains in the world.

    Departures from January to March

  • Walking in the Swiss Alps 2014

    Escorted rail tour and three days of fantastic Alpine walking

    Surround yourself with unspoilt scenery in the quaint village of Kandersteg, a true Alpine gem and ideal for walking at all levels. Enjoy scenic mountain railways, and explore the historic town of Metz, situated at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille Rivers.

    Departures from May to September

  • Traditional Glacier Express 2014

    Explore the Swiss Alps by rail

    Stunning scenery and spectacular views are enough to take your breath away as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express train. Admire the classic scenery as Switzerland emerges from winter, with the first flowers budding in the Alpine meadows.

    Departures from May to October

  • Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter & Spring 2015

    Unique location between Lake Thun and Brienz

    The unique location of Interlaken, nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, and watched over by the mighty Jungfrau, make the ideal base for a holiday exploring the majestic winter peaks of the Bernese Oberland by train, including spectacular trips to the summit of the Jungfrau and Schilthorn peaks.

    Departures from January to March

  • Christmas in the Tyrol 2014

    10-day Christmas rail holiday in the heart of the Tyrol

    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.

    Departures from December to December

  • New Year in the Tyrol 2014

    New Year in the heart of the Tyrol by rail

    Our base for New Year in the Tyrol, Jenbach, is ideal for 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.

    Departures from December to December

  • Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc 2014

    A holiday by rail enjoying beautiful lakes and mountains scenery

    Glorious lakes and mountains form the backdrop of this relaxing retreat. We combine the picturesque scenery of Lake Annecy with the Alpine charm of bustling Chamonix. We travel high into the mountains by rail, enjoy a leisurely cruise across the crystal-clear waters of Lake Annecy and stay on the shores of majestic Lake Geneva.

    Departures from June to September

  • Heritage Railways of Austria 2014

    Steam through the pretty Steyr Valley, meander through the hills en route to a popular pilgrimage site and marvel at the Lower Alps from an iconic mountain railway. Experience the best of Austria's heritage railways, whilst exploring cosmopolitan Linz, Baroque St Pölten and the nation's proud capital, Vienna.

    Departures from June to August

All of Great Rail Journeys alpine tours include a range of excursions to satisfy even the most thirsty of cultural appetites. Should you decide to venture off and explore on your own the tour manager will be able to advise you on a number of issues. Once you have decided to view cultural, historical or natural sights your tour manager can recommend a variety of points of interest, will be able to assist you in matters of alpine safety and find the best places to stop for lunch.

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  • Our tours include rail travel, transfers, a Tour Manager, quality hotels and many meals
  • Enjoy a full programme of exciting excursions, guided tours and sightseeing
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  • Speak to a dedicated team of Tour Advisors based in our York offices
  • Flexibility to add UK rail, domestic flights, overnight hotels, upgrades and tour extensions
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