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Escorted City Breaks & Sightseeing Holidays by Rail

Across Europe and the UK, there's a magnificent wealth of cities to lose yourself in, each brimming with unique culture and unforgettable sights. Join us on an enticing city break and we'll take you to the cultural heart of each city, with carefully-planned itineraries that combine visits to must-see attractions with authentic local experiences, as well as free time to explore in a way that suits you.  

See how historic cities have developed into modern hubs while maintaining their one-of-a-kind charms, or step back in time in ancient cities seemingly unchanged in centuries; the best part of Europe is its rich diversity. Our holidays take you to your chosen city in the best way possible, with an efficient and comfortable rail journey that takes you straight into the centre of the action - and gives you the chance to admire some of Europe's stunning stations, often landmarks in themselves.

Our recommended Cities & Sights holidays

Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.5 stars(55 reviews)
2023MarAprMayJunJul...
13 days from
£2,495 pp
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Highlights of Tuscany
Small Group
4.0 stars(68 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,945 pp
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Portugal & the Douro
Small Group
4.2 stars(46 reviews)
2023MayJunSepOct
15 days from
£3,440 pp
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Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube
Small Group
3.6 stars(19 reviews)
2023MayJunJulSep
9 days from
£2,495 pp
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Discover Poland
Small Group
4.8 stars(14 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
13 days from
£2,895 pp
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City break ideas from our blog

From what to get up to if you find yourself in Amsterdam for the day to the world's most beautiful railway stations, head over to the Journey Blog and let us inspire you with our unique city insights.

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Europe 2023

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Taj Mahal, Agra
2 for 1 Flights
4.7 stars(15 reviews)
2023MarAprSepOctNovDec
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14 days from
£2,045 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.5 stars(55 reviews)
2023MarAprMayJunJul...
13 days from
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Fjords of Norway rail tour
4.5 stars(42 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
2024MayJunJulSep
7 days from
£1,645 pp
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£1,645
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Sardinia Island
Small Group
2023AprMayJunSepOct
12 days from
£2,995 pp
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£2,995
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Pyramids of Giza
2024JanFebAprNovDec
12 days from
£2,995 pp
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£2,995
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Simply Lake Garda
Small Group
4.3 stars(144 reviews)
2023MarAprMayJunJul...
10 days from
£1,595 pp
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£1,595
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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The Italian Riviera
Small Group
4.0 stars(91 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£2,145 pp
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£2,145
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Jungfrau Express
Small Group
4.4 stars(71 reviews)
2023MayJunAugSepOct
9 days from
£2,595 pp
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£2,595
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Highlights of Tuscany
Small Group
4.0 stars(68 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,945 pp
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10 days from
£1,945
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Zell am See
Small Group
4.3 stars(63 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
£1,645 pp
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£1,645
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  • DestinationAustria
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
Small Group
4.1 stars(66 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
7 days from
£1,845 pp
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£1,845
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Rome, Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast
Small Group
3.7 stars(65 reviews)
2023AprMayJunAugSepOct
12 days from
£3,295 pp
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£3,295
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Our customers love our Cities & Sights tours
Wengen and the Jungfrau Express
13 Nov 2022
James McGill
5 stars
“My wife says it is the best holiday she has ever been on. I loved it as well. It was well organised and Philip Ellson was an excellent tour guide. The scenery was stunning. Thank you so much. We loved Wengen and all the surrounding area.
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Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia
09 Nov 2022
Austin
5 stars
“This was a full on experience expertly handled by Great Rail Journeys. The hotels and food were superb. The tour manger was excellent and had great attention to detail. Even a typhoon did not phase him and with quickly arranging a different hotel and internal flights we were back on track. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and will certainly book another with Great Rail.
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Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast
04 Nov 2022
Mark Warrick
5 stars
“A wonderful holiday with a varied itinerary that included history, spectacular scenery and sunny beaches. Rail travel was smooth and easy and we had some wonderful meals. The hotel in Sorrento was great but its breakfast coffee was best avoided - appalling for Italy - but that was the only poor aspect of a really good time. Tour manager was wonderful.
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Magnificent Morocco and Moorish Spain
03 Nov 2022
I Grimble
5 stars
“We loved the train journeys, and the fantastic breadth of experience. The guides were excellent and the tour manager was brilliant. We can't fault the organisation. It would have been better to have taken the ferry to Tangiers and not Tangiers Port.
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India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Shimla
03 Nov 2022
M Royle
5 stars
“Excellent trip.
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Jungfrau Express Five-Star All Inclusive
31 Oct 2022
A Palmer
5 stars
“It was brilliant - a bit full on (could have done with another free day) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel was very good - the staff were so helpful. The Tour Manager was fantastic. Looking forward to my next Great Rail Journeys trip!
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Highlights of America's West Coast
31 Oct 2022
Valerie Gilbert-Pollard
5 stars
“Very well organised with plenty to see. A lot packed into the 11days and maybe a tad overambitious. Nonetheless a great holiday. Loved the train travel
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Mountaintops of Switzerland
30 Oct 2022
Mr Clive Andrew Richardson
5 stars
“Well organised
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America Coast to Coast
30 Oct 2022
Paul D
5 stars
“It was our first visit to America, and it was great. Steve Pritchard our tour guide was brilliant from start to finish, the hotel and tour in New York was great, Washington tour very good hotel could have been better. Chicago was amazing hotel great, we will not be doing a overnight train again but the rest of the train trips were lovely, even the 12hr trip from L A to San Francisco. We loved the trip and will do one again.
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