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European Top-selling Holidays

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Classic Glacier Express
Last 100 Spaces
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4.6 stars(229 reviews)
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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
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4.2 stars(124 reviews)
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2025MayJunJulAugSepOct
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£1,845 pp £1,695 pp
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The Italian Riviera
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2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
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£2,145 pp £1,995 pp
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
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4.4 stars(218 reviews)
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£2,545 pp £2,395 pp
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Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro
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4.0 stars(45 reviews)
2024MayJunAugSep
13 days from
£3,210 pp £3,060 pp
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Highlights of Tuscany
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4.2 stars(139 reviews)
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£2,045 pp £1,895 pp
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Puglia & Basilicata
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£2,570 pp £2,420 pp
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Escorted European Holidays

Europe is a beautifully diverse continent, home to the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands as well as the sun-drenched shores of the Mediterranean. And with train lines connecting much of what's in between, an escorted holiday with Great Rail Journeys offers a relaxing and scenic way of exploring its different countries. Travel with people who share your interests and enjoy similar activities, as we bring to life unique towns and cities from Scandinavia to Sicily, through engrossing excursions, hand-picked hotels, comfortable travel, and meals bursting with local flavour.

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The Wonder of Rail

The adventure often starts as we depart London St Pancras, beginning our journey towards mainland Europe. Travelling by rail has always had romantic connotations, and as we pass rural villages that seemingly haven't changed in centuries and coast through cosmopolitan cities, it's hard to deny that trains offer a different perspective.

With freedom to move around the carriages as you please, make new friends or just wallow in the luxury of time to sit back and read a book, feel yourself unwind a little more with each passing mile before arriving in the heart of your destination, relaxed and ready to explore.

Great Rail Journeys by name, Great Rail Journeys by nature. On nearly every holiday we run, relaxing, impressive or once-in-a-lifetime rail journeys are par for the course. Whether it's the 180-mile trip the Glacier Express makes through the mountains of Switzerland, an experience aboard the steepest railway line in the world - the Flåm Railway in Norway, or a beautifully-restored journey on the Jacobite Steam Train through the Scottish Highlands, we know all of the best rail experiences to be had across Europe.

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Classic Glacier Express
Last 100 Spaces
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4.6 stars(229 reviews)
2024JulAugSep
2025AprMayJunJulAug...
9 days from
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Northern Lights & Lapland
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4.4 stars(204 reviews)
2024Dec
2025JanFebMar
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Simply Lake Garda
Last 100 Spaces
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4.3 stars(209 reviews)
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Italian Riviera
Last 100 Spaces
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
Rail & Cruise
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4.5 stars(86 reviews)
2024NovDec
5 days from
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Grand Imperial Cities
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4.6 stars(122 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Highlights of Tuscany
Last 100 Spaces
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4.2 stars(139 reviews)
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Glacier Express
Last 100 Spaces
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4.6 stars(236 reviews)
2024AugSep
8 days from
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
Last 100 Spaces
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4.2 stars(124 reviews)
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2025MayJunJulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International, London St Pancras
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
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4.4 stars(218 reviews)
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Rhine Gorge
Rail & Cruise
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4.3 stars(121 reviews)
2024MayJunJulSepOct
2025MayJunJul
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Skye, Orkney and the Wild North
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4.4 stars(36 reviews)
2024MayJunAugSep
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£2,095 pp £1,995 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
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Our customers love our Europe tours
Sirmione on Lake Garda
16/Apr
Customer
5 stars
“Beautiful place, fabulous trip overall, great trips arranged would do it all again ??
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Classic Glacier Express
16/Apr
Mr Le Marie
5 stars
“Superb ever changing scenery and excellent food and service.
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Grand Imperial Cities
16/Apr
Lawrence
5 stars
“Brilliant tour of 4 major European cities. Exceptional tour manager made the tour well above expectations. Great value.
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Traditional Glacier Express
15/Apr
Trevor.crack
5 stars
“A fantastic experience guided throughout by brilliant courier
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Classic Glacier Express in Winter
12/Apr
Donna smart
5 stars
“Amazing from start to finish
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The Northern Lights and Lapland
4/Apr
K Scott
5 stars
“Wonderfull experience . Hotels very good but evening meals poor.Tour manager most efficient , knowledgable and very quick to solve problems, would go on any trip with him at the helm.
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Traditional Glacier Express in Winter
23/Mar
John Tinston
5 stars
“A full week with fabulous views!
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Northern Lights on a Winter Arctic Cruise
14/Mar
Michael Reynard
5 stars
“Very well organised holiday. Loved the cruise up to the northern parts of Norway and seeing the Northern Lights for the first time was an added bonus.
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The Cote d'Azur and Nice Carnival
13/Mar
Rosalind
5 stars
“A great trip with a great leader. My first ever escorted tour. Nice hotel right on the Promenade des Anglais. The carnavale was spectacular.
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