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Top French Escorted Rail Holidays

Top French Escorted Rail Holidays

Renowned for its architecture, art and gourmet food, France & the Benelux region is a superb location that is comfortably accessed by modern rail links. 

Carcassonne & The Canal du Midi

Carcassonne & The Canal du Midi

From timeless vineyards and sun-drenched, rugged hills to imposing Cathar castles and historic abbeys, join us on a remarkable tour showcasing the very best of Languedoc.

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Gardens of the Loire & Versailles

Gardens of the Loire & Versailles

Visit the garden that inspired Claude Monet, stroll amongst the picturesque hedgerows of the Château de Villandry, and wander through the grounds of Versailles Palace.

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Romance of the Seine Cruise

Romance of the Seine Cruise

Enjoy the passing scenery of the pretty River Seine from our floating hotel. On board we are treated to some gastronomic delights accompanied by fine French wines.

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Steam Trains & Tulips of Holand

Steam Trains & Tulips of Holand

Enjoy this relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions. From the handsome city of Bordeaux, we navigate the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, enjoying the unique landscapes lining their banks.

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Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years. 

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Rail Tours in France & Benelux

Discover the cultural heart of Europe

Sample the prized gastronomy and delightful scenery of France's rolling hills and endless vineyards. A visit to Paris goes without saying, but the call of the wild in Brittany is often answered. Or venture northeast to the quaint market villages of Belgium and the windswept port towns of the Netherlands. From the cosmopolitan capitals of Amsterdam and Brussels to the small Champagne towns, this region delights at every turn.

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A Portrait of the Impressionist's Seine

Cruising the scenic Seine, explore the world of the Impressionist artists, from Monet's famous garden at Giverny to the city galleries of Paris and Rouen. Paired with informative on board talks and shore excursions along both the Route des Abbayes and the Alabaster Coast, this is a tour that delivers the very best of Northern France.

Departs from May 2017 to August 2017.
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7 days from £1,395per personView tour details
Premium Corsica & Côte d'Azur

Experience some of the most glorious destinations in the whole of the Mediterranean such as the idyllic, golden island of Corsica, with its picturesque beaches, and the quintessential holiday spots of the Italian and French Rivieras. Taste one of Italy's most famous dishes and discover the glamour of Monaco and Cannes, all from the comfort of your unique five-masted tall ship, the Royal Clipper.

Departs in August 2017.
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11 days from £3,095per personView tour details
Premium Rhine & Main Cruise

Journey along two of Europe's most important rivers on this awe-inspiring cruise. Follow the Rhine from Amsterdam to Cologne, meandering through the iconic Rhine Gorge before joining the Main and passing through the heartland of medieval Germany, all aboard a fabulous Travelmarvel vessel.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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9 days from £1,795per personView tour details
Luxembourg, Trier & Metz Christmas Markets

On this Christmas Market holiday, we stay in Luxembourg whilst enjoying the best of the festive season with visits to the Christmas Markets of medieval Trier and nearby Metz.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
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5 days from £475per personView tour details
Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi

From timeless vineyards and sundrenched, rugged hills to imposing Cathar castles and historic abbeys, join us on a remarkable tour showcasing the very best of Languedoc. We explore the iconic walled Cité of Carcassonne, enjoy an excursion to the 'Ville Rose' city of Toulouse and immerse ourselves in local market life.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
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7 days from £1,595per personView tour details
Premium Rhine Cruise

Join us on the wonderful MS Amadeus Silver II as we cruise our way through Germany along the romantic River Rhine. From Amsterdam in Holland, we explore charming medieval wine towns, admire the breathtaking scenery of the Rhine Gorge and then cross into France, exploring charming Strasbourg before ending in the Swiss city of Basel.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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8 days from £1,890per personView tour details
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to step back in time to a world of romance, indulgence and adventure. Travel in comfort and style as this wonderful tour takes in seductive Paris, vibrant Milan and Venice - the most beguiling of Europe's cities, offering the best in culture, art and architecture.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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9 days from £4,395per personView tour details
Nice & the Côte d'Azur

The wonderful hilltop towns of fragrant Provence combine with chic resorts and the glamorous principality of Monaco on this exciting rail tour of Nice and the Côte d'Azur. Join us as we discover the French Riviera, which has long been a favoured destination of the rich and famous.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence

Discover Avignon, the Rhône and Provence. Inspiration for artists including Vincent Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and atmosphere. Staying in the delightful city of Avignon, we explore Roman Provence and enjoy a lunch cruise along the Rhône.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres

Visit Ypres and enjoy a tour of fabulous Bruges, with its perfectly preserved centre and myriad of attractive waterways making it a wonderful destination to explore. We will also 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.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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5 days from £575per personView tour details
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As the home of some of the finest cuisine in the world it is unsurprising that our guests choose to discover as much as possible during meal times. We take great pains to ensure that our tours offer a wide and varied selection of the best gastronomy but should you choose to depart from our suggested itinerary of eateries your tour manager will be able to provide you with a list of alternatives. From the Michelin starred haute cuisine at Le Pont de l'Ouysse in the Dordogne, to simple peasant fare eaten on rough wooden picnic tables, some of France's best sights can be found over the dinner table.

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