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Christmas Rail Tours

Escape from the stresses of the festive season on one of our spectacular Christmas Holidays

Powdery snow that crunches underfoot, candles at Midnight Mass and the jingle of bells as your horse-drawn sleigh slides through the forest combine with festive meals and traditional celebrations on our Christmas rail tours. Somehow the true spirit of Christmas is easier to find in the right setting. Whether we are gathering to turn on the Christmas tree lights in a quaint medieval village or speeding across snow-covered plains on festively decorated trains, this will be a Christmas to remember on one of our festive Christmas tours.

All of our Christmas rail tours are escorted by a Tour Manager who meets you in London and stays on hand throughout the holiday, ready to deal with any small problems that may arise. Our Tour Managers also have a good knowledge of the destinations that our guests visit, which means that if you are unsure how to spend your free days they will be able to advise you on the best sights and excursions in the region.

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A Scottish Christmas 2015A Scottish Christmas

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Spend Christmas in Inverness, with hearty food, warming drinks, entertainment and festive cheer. Enjoy the proud cities of Edinburgh and Inverness and travel through the yuletide scenery on beautiful rail trips.

Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year 2015Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year

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Enjoy the festive period in two of Europe's most spectacular settings on this truly memorable rail holiday. Innsbruck at Christmas is enchanting, and Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic New Year.

Bavarian Christmas Wonderland 2015Bavarian Christmas Wonderland

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Expect plenty of seasonal Bavarian traditions on our festive Alpine rail break to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with spellbinding castles to visit, great meals to enjoy, an exciting journey on the Zugspitze Railway and a sleigh ride at Christmas.

Christmas & New Year in Australia 2015Christmas & New Year in Australia

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Enjoy this fantastic adventure taking in many of Australia's highlights including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the Blue Mountains. Our wonderful tour is crowned with Christmas in Adelaide, and a truly unforgettable New Year's Eve in Sydney, where we admire the amazing fireworks from a ship in the iconic harbour.

Christmas in the Tyrol 2015Christmas in the Tyrol

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Our base for Christmas in the Tyrol, Jenbach, is ideal for yuletide trips to Salzburg, Innsbruck and the Achensee. The narrow-gauge steam railway, the Zillertalbahn, is a real highlight, as it winds its way up the valley to the winter resort of Mayrhofen.

Christmas in Vienna & Salzburg 2015Christmas in Salzburg and Vienna

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This twin centre Christmas rail holiday gives you the opportunity to experience the festive delights of charming Salzburg in a classical 5-star hotel, as well as enjoying the musical and cultural delights of elegant Vienna.

First Class Glacier Express at Christmas (Brig-Chur) Hotel Ambassador 2015First Class Glacier Express at Christmas (Brig-Chur)

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Our festive rail holiday is a fantastic way to experience exciting train journeys on the Glacier Express and Bernina Express. Enjoy  wonderful excursions and explore the beautiful winter landscapes of Switzerland.

First Class Glacier Express at Christmas (Brig-Chur) Hotel Simplon 2015First Class Glacier Express at Christmas (Brig-Chur)

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Celebrate the festive season in style on this magnificent Christmas tour. Travelling in First Class throughout, we discover some of Switzerland's most beautiful winter landscapes, such as the mountain resort of Zermatt and the lakeside city of Lucerne, and make spectacular journeys on some of Europe's most iconic trains.

Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express at Christmas 2015Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express at Christmas

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Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.

Jungfrau Express at Christmas 2015Jungfrau Express at Christmas

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Take in some of Switzerland's finest winter scenery on this magnificent festive holiday. From our base in the wonderfully unspoilt town of Meiringen, we visit the lakeside town of Lucerne, ride a carriage in the mountain village of Grindelwald, and take a trip to the 'Top of Europe' on the famous Jungfrau Railway.

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Escape the stresses of the festive period back home and treat yourself to one of our outstanding Christmas holidays by train. With a vast range of incredible places to visit, Great Rail Journeys really do provide something to suit everyone, offering our travellers a unique and memorable experience. Due to their immense popularity, early booking will ensure you obtain your ideal Christmas break.

As an alternative to a Christmas holiday by train, why not also have a look at our wonderful selection of Christmas markets breaks? You can choose from a wide selection of festive breaks in Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg as well as in the UK. 

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