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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
4.6 stars(33 reviews)
2022MarAprMayJunJul...
13 days from
£2,095 pp
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Highlights of Tuscany
Small Group
4.6 stars(14 reviews)
2021Sep
2022AprMayJunJulAugSep
10 days from
£2,295 pp
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Portugal & the Douro
Small Group
4.4 stars(16 reviews)
2021Sep
2022MayJunAugSepOct
14 days from
£3,395 pp
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Discover Poland
2022MayJunJulAugSep
13 days from
£2,695 pp
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Moscow & St Petersburg
4.1 stars(15 reviews)
2022MayJunJulSep
7 days from
£1,595 pp
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Vienna, Salzburg & the Danube
Small Group
2021Sep
2022MayJunJulSep
9 days from
£2,295 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 & The Great British Isles 2021

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5 days from
£965
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Simply Lake Garda
Small Group
4.5 stars(52 reviews)
2021SepOct
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,695 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Italian Riviera
Small Group
4.2 stars(19 reviews)
2021Sep
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£2,395 pp
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£2,395
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Premium Rhine Cruise
2021Sep
2022MayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£2,195 pp
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8 days from
£2,195
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  • DestinationFrance, Germany, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Glacier Express
2021Sep
2022MayJunJulAugSep
11 days from
£2,995 pp
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£2,995
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Europe & The UK 2021

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Flower of Carpets Brussels
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
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£795 pp
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  • DestinationBelgium
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Taj Mahal, Agra
4.7 stars(7 reviews)
2021OctNovDec
2022JanFebMarAprSep...
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£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Dunrobin Castle
Small Group
3.5 stars(15 reviews)
2021Oct
2022MayJunSep
7 days from
£1,700 pp
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£1,700
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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New England in the Fall
4.5 stars(20 reviews)
2021SepOct
2022SepOct
10 days from
£2,495 pp
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£2,495
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Jungfrau Express
Small Group
4.7 stars(9 reviews)
2021Sep
2022MayJunAugSepOct
9 days from
£3,011 pp
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£3,011
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Amadeus Queen
4.8 stars(6 reviews)
2021Sep
2022JunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,495 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Colditz, Meissen and Saxony by Steam
23 Sep 2020
Mr Michael Arnold
5 stars
“Excursions and hotels all very nice, plenty of free time and it was also very warm(!)
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India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Shimla
13 Mar 2020
Mrs K Harper
5 stars
“EXCELLENT HOLIDAY, PROFESSIONAL FRIENDLY SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Ultimate Australia and the Ghan
08 Mar 2020
Mr N Larvin
5 stars
“A well organised experience. You leave everything to the tour manager. Just turn up when they say. Australia is a lovely country to visit.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
America Coast to Coast
Oct 31 2019
Mr M Green
5 stars
“Loved everything and everywhere- went with an open mind. Obviously some places were better than others but still enjoyed all
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Discover Japan
27 Oct 2019
Mr P Rao
5 stars
“It was all we could expect. Bill McIntosh is a very good tour manager and Haru's presence was very comforting and useful to speak Japanese and organize things.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
New England in the Fall
22 Oct 2019
Miss R Palmer
5 stars
“A good itinerary, a good tour guide and a very good crowd------
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Berlin, Dresden and Prague
22 Oct 2019
Mr M Arnold
5 stars
“The tour manager was brilliant and the group made up of interesting and nice people who geld as a group of travellers. Hotel were very nice and the Eurostar was a great experience as was the German rail network.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Portugal and the Douro
21 Oct 2019
Mr P Cooke
5 stars
“Excellent variety of stopovers and interesting places
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Rome, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
19 Oct 2019
Mr P West
5 stars
“thoroughly enjoyable holiday
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