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There are many times when all you need is a few short days' holiday to recharge. Our European short breaks by rail are ideal in this situation; when you take a holiday by rail, the journey there and back becomes a popular part of the holiday itself - extending your break just a little bit further.

We explore some of mainland Europe's finest destinations on our programme of short breaks by rail. Whether you'd like to visit the beautiful Dordogne, enjoy a getaway in Bruges and Flanders, or simply enjoy a few days relaxing in the superb Black Forest, with such a range on offer you are sure to be drawn to our collection.

In every place we visit, we include a balance of free time for you to relax with an exciting choice of excursions, designed to ensure that you can get a fantastic insight into the area, and see its most famous attractions. So your sightseeing might include the Normandy landing beaches, Luxembourg's picturesque Ardennes or the marvellous coastal town of Bayonne.

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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence
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2020SepOct
7 days from
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  • DestinationFrance
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Lille, Flanders & the Somme
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2020Sep
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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence
Dr P Hill
“excellent organisation. No problems
Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres
Mrs S Liscoe
“Brilliant tour and manager
Lille, Flanders & the Somme
Anonymous
“Very good holiday. Plenty of variety and excellent tour manager/guide
Alsace & the Route des Vins
Mrs I Aggus
“Good place to visit. Scenery good and visit to wine cellar interesting. Our room was satisfactory with comfortable beds. Food in the hotel was OK and served attractively.
Black Forest Discovery
Anonymous
“Great tour manager. Gala last meal disappointing. Had much betty
Steam Trains & Tulips of Holland
Mr L Willitt
“Overall the holiday was a very good and enjoyable one.Any bad experiences which occurred,such as a train door not opening and 5 members of our party unable to get off until the next station,were not the fault of G.R.J.staff.Hotel accommodation very comfortable and staff very friendly at all times.Would recommend to friends.
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Our European short breaks also feature a number of Europe's finest railway journeys. All of the holidays begin at London St Pancras International, and we utilise the Eurostar and some of the continent's comfortable trains on its wonderful high-speed network. We also take in some brilliant heritage railways such as the Drachenfels Railway in the Rhine Valley, and a selection of celebrated tourist lines like the Mount Rigi Railway, which runs to the soaring peak of Rigi Kulm.

As with all of our other tours, our short breaks in Europe include many meals and the services of a professional Tour Manager, who takes care of all the arrangements, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy your quick break.

With such a fantastic standard of European short breaks, and a fabulous variety of departures to choose from, you are sure to find a brief getaway that's perfect for you.