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Destinations in and around Europe to explore by train

From game drives and the Great Wall of China, to the desert lands of the Silk Route, we are proud to bring you the most imaginative and unique travel experiences in the world - places where the wonders of nature blend seamlessly with man's most breathtaking achievements. And for those looking to make long-term plans, enjoy a sneak peak of what we have coming up next year.

We have a wide range of escorted tours on offer, including comprehensive multi-centre visits, short breaks, and rail cruises. More information on what is included on each of our European rail holidays can be found in the individual tour descriptions. To view a listing of holidays around Europe by rail, select a destination from the map above.

What's Included?

Transport and accommodation are included in the price of our escorted tours to Europe, as well as a selection of excursions and meals, as detailed in the individual holiday itinerary.

All our tours include the services of a professional Tour Manager, who will escort you throughout your journey to answer any questions you may have about the destinations on the tour or any other aspect of your holiday. Local guides are often available to share their knowledge of the local area - perhaps with a few insider secrets about the best places to eat, drink and shop when you have free days.

On a holiday with Great Rail Journeys, you can visit some of the world's most inspiring destinations and experience some of the most famous and iconic rail journeys; travel on high-speed trains and take excursions on fantastic heritage and scenic railways.

Holidays by rail aren't something new - in the Golden Age of travel they opened up the world to those who wanted to experience the pleasures of unfamiliar countries in a comfortable and relaxing way. At Great Rail Journeys we have always sought to recreate this ideal; from the most ultramodern trains to iconic heritage lines, we believe that no matter where in the world you want to see, traditional rail travel can form one of the most memorable aspects of your global adventures.

Our UK based Tour Managers are with you from start to finish. Just one of the many advantages of an escorted holiday with Great Rail Journeys is that you are travelling with a holiday expert who knows all the ins and outs of how to make international travel as straightforward as possible.

When you book a train journey to Europe with Great Rail journeys, you can look forward to a once in a lifetime break safe in the knowledge that your money and your holiday is safe. 

Destination inspiration

We have a wide range of tours through Europe that visit many different areas such as Scandinavia and the Baltic, the Alps, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Germany and Eastern Europe, Northern France and Benelux, and the UK and Ireland.

Join us on a journey south through Spain to sun-drenched Morocco on the Marrakech Express or browse our wide selection of Mediterranean holidays for trips to Sicily, the Bay of Naples, Nice, and the Côte d'Azur.

With Great Rail Journeys' series of winter breaks, you can explore the snow-covered valleys of Switzerland, climb to the highest train station in Europe on the Jungfraujoch trains, and visit famous cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, and Prague.

To make your holiday even more memorable this year, why not book one of our Christmas MarketsChristmas or New Year journeys? Our brochure of festive cruises and tours include extra seasonal activities such as gala dinners, sleigh rides, concerts and fireworks.

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