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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

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.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from £1,045per personView tour details
Christmas in the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for yuletide trips to pretty Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and the Alpine town of Seefeld. The Zillertalbahn steam railway is a real highlight, as it winds its way up to the winter resort of Mayrhofen through stunning scenery.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,475per personView tour details
Norway's Fjords & Christmas Market

Immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of Norway on this tour that takes you across fjords, through snowy landscapes and past soaring mountains. Discover Røros and it's Christmas Market, the real-life setting for Disney's 'Frozen', travel aboard the world-famous Flåm Railway and feast like a Viking as you drink in unsurpassable views.

Departs in November 2016.
9 days from £1,675per personView tour details
Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year

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.

Departs in December 2016.
13 days from £2,295per personView tour details
Bavarian Christmas Wonderland

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.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £2,025per personView tour details
Christmas in Vienna & Salzburg

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.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Christmas on the Danube

Experience the delights of the Danube at Christmas on this fantastic tour. Chart a course along the scenic river aboard a high quality and intimate cruise ship. Explore the magical Christmas Markets of Nuremberg and Salzburg and spend Christmas Day in the breathtaking Austrian capital of Vienna.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £2,155per personView tour details
First Class Glacier Express at Christmas

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.

Departs in December 2016.
10 days from £2,095per personView tour details
First Class Glacier Express at Christmas

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.

Departs in December 2016.
10 days from £1,995per personView tour details
Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express at Christmas

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.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from £1,575per personView tour details
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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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