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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
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4.6 stars(124 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
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£2,645 pp
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Highlights of Tuscany
Last 100 Spaces
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4.2 stars(139 reviews)
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£2,045 pp £1,895 pp
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Portugal & the Douro
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4.2 stars(60 reviews)
2024MayJunAugSep
15 days from
£3,745 pp £3,595 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
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4.7 stars(196 reviews)
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Simply Lake Garda
Last 100 Spaces
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4.3 stars(209 reviews)
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Italian Riviera
Last 100 Spaces
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£2,145 pp £1,995 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Grand Imperial Cities
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4.6 stars(124 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Highlights of Tuscany
Last 100 Spaces
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
Last 100 Spaces
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4.2 stars(124 reviews)
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International, London St Pancras
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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New England in the Fall
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2024SepOct
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£3,095 pp £2,895 pp
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Rhine Gorge
Rail & Cruise
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4.3 stars(121 reviews)
2024MayJunJulSepOct
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£1,895 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
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4.7 stars(101 reviews)
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Jungfrau Express
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4.5 stars(115 reviews)
2024MayAugSepOct
9 days from
£3,295 pp £3,095 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Wengen & the Jungfrau Express
4.6 stars(105 reviews)
2024MayJunAugSepOct
7 days from
£2,195 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Puglia & Basilicata
Last 50 Spaces
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£2,610 pp £2,460 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Gatwick
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Our customers love our Cities & Sights tours
Highlights of India, Mumbai and the Golden Triangle
22/Apr
Elisa
5 stars
“Excellent tour, very full on but very well organised with fantastic local tour guide and tour manager.
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India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Shimla
22/Apr
Essem
5 stars
“A very enjoyable experience. Janet was a very attentive tour manager: always available when needed, but not too intrusive, and Dilip was equally helpful, entertaining and informative. This was our sixth trip with GRJ / Rail Discoveries, and it won't be our last. The holiday was fairly demanding, with early starts some days, in order to catch trains and meet the timings needed for the various site visits, such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort etc. The whole trip was an eye-opener, being exposed to a different culture. The hotels were all very good, and the service was (in our experience) always faultless.
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Grand Imperial Cities
20/Apr
Julie Harmsworth
5 stars
“Great tour Excellent guide You need to fit there is a lot of walking but worth it
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Ultimate Australia
24/Mar
Danny Rodwell
5 stars
“Saw and learned a lot about Australia and its people and history. Enjoyed the train travel available at the time we toured. Our tour manager was very efficient and fun. Local guides/drivers added to the experience.
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Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia
19/Mar
M Hawkins
5 stars
“Excellent Tour, You are Well looked after with great hotels and good varied quality food. The trains and Boat are fine although long days, but they are worth it to see country and river life.
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Treasures of Egypt and Nile Cruise
6/Mar
Mrs Sread
5 stars
“This was an exceptional tour, with a brilliant itinerary and outstanding tour guides. We could not fault this holiday and could not have enjoyed it more. Thankyou!
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Portugal and the Douro
10 Nov 2023
customer Len
5 stars
“Amazing quality & quantity of sights fitted in, very good guide manager ‘Charles’, excellent 4* hotels. Only real down was a port wine trip to ‘Taylor’s’ the guide here was useless- a video & TV would have better & NO wine tasting, hence no sales!
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Iconic America - Cities, Canyons & Valleys
03 Nov 2023
Philip Kershaw
5 stars
“absolutly wonderful and epic experience once in a lifetime holiday
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Top to Toe of Italy
28 Oct 2023
Mr Noble
5 stars
“The hotels and travelling logistics was excellent and well planned. Communication prior to the holiday was good. The cities we visited and day excursions were well organised. Our tour guide was excellent always at hand to answer questions of iron out little snags. If any negative the organised evening meals were of poor quality, but overall it was a five star holiday.
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