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European holiday destinations

The Freedom to Explore a Diverse, Beautiful Continent

Mainland Europe is a veritable adventure playground for the independent rail traveller, with the majority of its individual countries conveniently linked by rail. Whisked in comfort across the Channel by Eurostar, you need waste no time in beginning to enjoy the limitless attractions of your rail tour of Europe. 

Taking the train around Europe removes the inconvenience and cost of car hire and parking, and the potential stress of driving on unfamiliar roads. Once in your seat, you can sit back and admire Europe's ever-changing views as you head to your next exciting destination, whether that's the 'Eternal City' of Rome, the romantic avenues of Paris, or the German capital, Berlin, with its range of different architectural styles.

In fact, create a tailor made holiday with GRJ independent and the choice of where to go and what to do in Europe is entirely yours - even the class of rail travel and flights and the accommodation you stay in can be customised to your individual requirements. Choose a country from the map above or call one of our friendly Tour Advisors to begin creating your bespoke European break.

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Discover Europe with a Bespoke Itinerary

Europe's varying climates, which encompass everything from the warmth of the Mediterranean to the perfect skiing conditions of the Alps, mean that you can enjoy a rail holiday at any time of the year. Even if the weather isn't in your favour for a day or two, you'll have no trouble finding spectacular indoor attractions such as the Louvre in Paris, the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, or the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

Our friendly Tour Advisors can help you add your favourite excursions and attractions to your bespoke itinerary. Europe positively brims with fine art galleries, museums, and historic buildings ranging from ancient castles to grand palaces, so you'll discover new, exciting destinations at every stage of your journey.

If your preference is for the great outdoors, Europe offers an abundance of National Parks and every kind of terrain you can imagine, allowing you to spot wildlife in the forests of Austria, sample wines among the rolling vineyards of rural France, or discover ancient castles in Southern Spain.

The true joy of an independent rail tour is that, since accessing one country from another by train is invariably easy, you can create a bespoke itinerary that is truly cosmopolitan and enjoy the diversity of natural beauty, cultural and artistic treasures, fascinating towns and cities and native cuisines that make Mainland Europe a compelling and irresistible destination.

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