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Rail Tours in France & Benelux

The cultural heart of Europe – France and Benelux

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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Grand Imperial Cities 2015Grand Imperial Cities

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Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 2015The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

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Board the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to step back in time to a world of romance, indulgence and adventure. This wonderful tour takes in seductive Paris, vibrant Milan and Venice - the most beguiling of cities.

Nice & the Côte d'Azur 2015Nice & the Cote d'Azur

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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.

Paris to Burgundy 2015Seine & Yonne Cruise

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Sailing on the magnificent Seine and its lesser-known tributary, the Yonne, this wonderful river cruise takes us on a leisurely and relaxed journey into Burgundy. We explore the charming towns that we pass en route, visit the impressive Château of Fontainebleau, cruise through Paris at night and sample famous local Burgundy wines.

Avignon, the Rhône & Provence 2015Avignon, the Rhône & Provence

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Inspiration for artists including Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and atmosphere. Staying in the delightful city of Avignon, we explore some of the fascinating highlights of Roman Provence, including the magnificent Pont du Gard, enjoy a lunch cruise along the Rhône and a tasting of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines.

The Battlefields of Flanders 2015The Last Post at Menin Gate, Ypres

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Visit some of Europe's most fascinating and moving memorials and museums on this exceptional World War One themed tour to Flanders, accompanied by an experienced, specialist Battlefields Guide.

Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres 2015Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres

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Enjoy a tour of Ypres and visit fabulous Bruges. With its perfectly preserved centre and myriad attractive waterways, this is a wonderful destination to explore. Experience the moving sites and monuments to the soldiers who fought in WWI.

Classic Rhine Cruise 2015Rudesheim

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Enjoy a fantastic cruise on the mighty Rhine, visiting its many iconic highlights. Sailing through four countries, we discover the famous cities, quaint villages and delightful scenery that have developed on its banks, with a guided tour and canal cruise in Amsterdam, a walking tour in Cologne and visit to Rudesheim's Music Museum.

Garonne & The Dordogne Cruise 2015Garonne & the Dordogne Cruise

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

Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc 2015Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

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Glorious lakes and mountains form the backdrop of this relaxing retreat. We combine the picturesque scenery of Lake Annecy with the Alpine charm of bustling Chamonix. We travel high into the mountains by rail, enjoy a leisurely cruise across the crystal-clear waters of Lake Annecy and stay on the shores of majestic Lake Geneva.

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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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