As winter arrives and a blanket of snow settles across the
continent, holidaymakers across Europe head for warmer climes. Only
the skiers stay, heading for The Alps and making the most of the
natural playground created for them by metres of snow.
However, winter in Europe offers so much. As skiers will tell
you, the towns and villages are transformed in the winter into
thriving, enchanting places, while the scenery becomes even more
beautiful and spectacular than it is in summer. And in winter, you
might be surprised to learn that Europe enjoys some of its finest
weather - February is Switzerland's driest month!
While the UK remains cold, windy, wet and miserable, Europe
comes alive with winter spirit, as towns and landscapes are
transformed by the changing season. Our collection of
wonderful winter rail tours allows you to make the
most of this superb time of year, travelling to charming towns and
villages, enjoying landscapes transformed by snow as you travel on
the fantastic trains running as normal and on time, throughout the
winter, regardless of the conditions outside.