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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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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. This wonderful tour takes in seductive Paris, vibrant Milan and Venice - the most beguiling of cities.

Departs from June 2016 to October 2016.
Late departures available
9 days from £3,895per personView tour details
Nice & the Côte d'Azur

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 July 2016 to October 2016.
7 days from £1,295per personView tour details
Avignon, the Rhône & Provence

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.

Departs from May 2016 to October 2016.
7 days from £1,095per personView tour details
The Battlefields of Flanders

Visit some of Europe's most moving memorials and museums on this exceptional World War I themed tour to Flanders. Accompanied by an experienced, specialist Battlefields Guide you'll visit some of the largest and most poignant Commonwealth cemeteries, explore original trenches, see the Last Post ceremony and explore battle sites pivotal to the war.

Departs in July 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £525per personView tour details
Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres

Enjoy a Ypres tour and visit 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 July 2016 to September 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £515per personView tour details
Classic Garonne & The Dordogne Cruise

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.

Departs from May 2016 to October 2016.
Late departures available
7 days from £1,095per personView tour details
Lake Annecy, Chamonix & Mont Blanc

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

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016.
Late departures available
8 days from £1,495per personView tour details
Premium Rhine Cruise

Join us on the wonderful MV A-Rosa Viva as we cruise our way through Germany along the romantic River Rhine. From Cologne, we explore charming medieval wine towns, admire the breathtaking scenery of the Rhine Gorge and the majestic Lorelei Rock, and cross the border into Switzerland for a visit to the beautiful city of Basel.

Departs from May 2016 to October 2016.
Late departures available
8 days from £1,675per personView tour details
Premium Rhone Cruise

Let the gentle currents of the Rhône transport you through Burgundy and Provence aboard our fantastic river cruise ship. Discover the region's verdant vineyards and absorb the atmosphere of its historic towns, soaring cathedrals and half-timbered houses as we sail from Lyon, taking in the UNESCO-protected centre of Avignon during the cruise

Departs from May 2016 to October 2016.
Late departures available
8 days from £1,595per personView tour details
1930s Pullman Glacier Express

During this 10-day tour to St Moritz and Zermatt, we relive the golden age of Swiss rail travel as we ride on the Pullman Glacier Express train. Travelling in restored carriages from the late 1920s and early 1930s, we enjoy impeccable Swiss hospitality and unbeatable Alpine views on this remarkable two-day journey.

Departs in June 2016.
Late departures available
10 days from £2,995per 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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