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Snow crunching underfoot, Midnight Mass and the jingle of bells as your horse-drawn sleigh slides along combine with traditional celebrations on our Christmas rail tours.

Christmas Rail Escorted 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.

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. 

We’ve found 26 tours for you matching: Christmas Rail Escorted Tours

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Bath Christmas MarketsBath Christmas Markets

Festive Bath

Elegant Bath awaits on this wonderful Christmas break. Indulge in a delicious Christmas Lunch, explore the SS Great Britain, and enjoy a journey aboard the heritage Dean Forest Railway on a holiday that is focused on festive fun and food.

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2018Dec

4 days from £595 pp

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Pontcysyllte AqueductPontcysyllte Aqueduct

Christmas in Cheshire

Historic Cheshire is beautiful at all times of the year, but at Christmas, it takes on a particular magical glow. Enjoy exploring this gorgeously quaint town as it fills with the festivities and delights of the Christmas season.

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2018Dec

5 days from £725 pp

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Yorkshire at ChristmasYorkshire at Christmas

Yorkshire at Christmas

Enjoy all the Christmas cheer that Yorkshire has to offer based in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. This festive holiday includes fantastic rail journeys, historic Ripley Castle, picturesque Fountains Abbey and the medieval city of York, adorned with seasonal decorations.

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2018Dec

7 days from £795 pp

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Ben NevisBen Nevis

Christmas in the Highlands

Experience the wild and wonderful Highlands at the height of the festive season. Experience the incomparable West Highland Line, discover the amazing Nevis Mountain range, and warm up with a wee dram of whisky, all on a trip that showcases the best of Scotland at Christmas.

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2018Dec

6 days from £795 pp

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Bure Valley RailwayBure Valley Railway

Norfolk Country Christmas

Discover two of Norfolk's most scenic railway lines, the Bure Valley Railway, the Mid-Norfolk Railway, and the North Norfolk Railway, on a tour that showcases some of the most beautiful areas of this idyllic county this Christmas, all from your base near historic Norwich.

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2018Dec

6 days from £895 pp

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A Scottish ChristmasA Scottish Christmas

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.

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2018Dec

7 days from £1,175 pp

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