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Short Breaks Holidays

Short breaks by train in Europe and around the world

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.

If you want your holiday to start as soon as you leave the house, GRJ independent can organise short breaks by train, in the UK and Europe, as well as overnight stays in top hotels. So if you have an overnight stay in, for example, London you can rest assured that the hotel has been pre-checked by an expert. No one understands short rail breaks like we do and aside from arranging national and international travel we also offer a luggage transfer service. Your bags will be collected a few days before the holiday and returned a few days after you arrive back so the most you have to carry out of the house for short breaks by train, is an overnight bag.

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Battlefields

This year's D-Day anniversary celebrations have been a hauntingly poignant reminder of the sacrifices the armed forces made for us and future generations to come.

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4 days from £595 pp

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Berlin and the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express

Explore Germany's vibrant capital from your base in the heart of Berlin, before embarking on the iconic Venice-Simplon-Orient Express as you make your way home.

Experience the wonderful extravagance of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express as you travel through outstanding countryside and glittering cities.

We have a magnificent selection of iconic routes that you can explore on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

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5 days from £2,445 pp

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Berlin Christmas Markets

Explore the once-divided German capital, home to some of Europe's most recognisable landmarks and over sixty Christmas Markets, each with their own theme and differing selections of crafts and produce.

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4 days from £525 pp

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Classic Bernina Express

Take a memorable journey through some of the most picturesque scenery in the world aboard the Bernina Express, and ascend through the Alps to St. Moritz. Discover Italy's Lake Como, journey through the vineyards of Velting, and visit Tirano and Lugano.

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5 days from £745 pp

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Lake Garda

Lake Garda is the largest and most popular of Italy's stunning lakes. Spend a relaxing week on its shores, perhaps discovering the delights of nearby islands from your base in Sirmione, or from an alternative lakeside town if preferred.

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8 days from £1,175 pp

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Palace On Wheels

Magnificent palaces and forts are waiting to be discovered on this Indian rail adventure aboard the air-conditioned Palace on Wheels train. Experience the lifestyle of the Maharajahs as you visit walled cities, marvel at the astonishing Taj Mahal and enjoy tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park.

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9 days from £3,995 pp

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Paris Christmas Markets

The French capital is one of Europe's - if not the world's - most instantly recognisable and iconic cities. Paris truly offers something for everyone and that's no different at Christmas time. 

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4 days from £320 pp

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Sorrento

Enjoy a week to soak in the azure waters of the Bay of Naples, exploring this breathtaking destination from the picturesque town of Sorrento.

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9 days from £895 pp

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Taste of The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Discover the romance of Paris and the elegant luxury of the Venice-Simplon-Orient Express on a charming city break by rail.

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3 days from £1,115 pp

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The Deccan Odyssey

Venture through India on board the fully air-conditioned Deccan Odyssey. This fabulous hotel on rails takes you through many of the best places in India, including Agra, Udaipur, and Ranthambore, where you have the chance to embark on a game drive to try and spot an elusive tiger.

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from £3,995 pp

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Venice & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Discover the immaculate luxury, splendid elegance and the sophisticated travel offered by the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world's most famous trains. Also spend time in the marvellous floating city of Venice before your journey, on this once-in-a-lifetime tour across the continent.

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5 days from £2,675 pp

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Ypres & Flanders

Discover some of the most significant battlefields fought upon during the Great War, as well as experiencing what life was really like in the trenches.

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4 days from £395 pp

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