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New Year Escorted Holidays

New Year tours in spectacular destinations

New Year is a time to celebrate, and what better way to reflect on the year past and ring in the New Year than with festive revelry in an excitingly unfamiliar destination? Whether you choose a mountain resort for a seasonal escape or a sparkling city for a memorable party, you will find the perfect balance between sightseeing, free time and festivities. Our New Year holidays offer a sociable group atmosphere combined with sumptuous gala dinners, live music, dancing, fireworks and special regional celebrations that you will cherish throughout the year.

Our New Year holidays are designed to ensure that you can truly enjoy every moment of the festive season, without the rush and stress that is normally associated with the holiday period. All of our holidays are escorted by Tour Managers who play an important role in ensuring that every part of your holiday runs smoothly. They are also ready to answer any questions that you may have about the destinations you are visiting or the tour.

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Austrian Christmas & Italian New Year

Enjoy the festive period in two of Europe's most spectacular settings on this truly memorable rail holiday. Innsbruck at Christmas is enchanting, and Lake Garda is the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic New Year.

Departs in December 2016.
13 days from £2,295per personView tour details
First Class Glacier Express at New Year

Celebrate the New Year in style on this magnificent tour. Travelling in First Class throughout, we discover some of Switzerland's most beautiful winter landscapes, such as the mountain resort of Zermatt and the lakeside city of Lucerne, and make spectacular journeys on some of Europe's most iconic trains such as the Glacier Express and Bernina Express.

Departs in December 2016.
10 days from £1,995per personView tour details
Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express at New Year

Celebrate an unforgettable New Year with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railway to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from £1,595per personView tour details
New Year in the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for our New Year celebrations in Austria. Visit Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and enjoy a sleighride in Seefeld. The Zillertalbahn steam railway is a real highlight, as it winds its way up to the winter resort of Mayrhofen through stunning scenery.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,525per personView tour details
New Year in Vienna & Salzburg

This twin centre Christmas rail holiday gives you the opportunity to experience the festive delights of charming Salzburg in a classical 5-Star hotel, as well as enjoying the musical and cultural delights of elegant Vienna.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,975per personView tour details
New Year on the Belmond British Pullman

Welcome in the New Year on board the luxurious 1920s-style Belmond British Pullman. Enjoy a delicious five-course dinner and wonderful festivities amongst the elegance of the iconic train. Explore London, including the Tower and the Royal residence at Kensington Palace on this truly stylish tour.

Departs in December 2016.
5 days from £1,595per personView tour details
Rhine Cruise at New Year

Enjoy a fantastic New Year break cruising along the marvellous Rhine. From the comfort of the luxurious 5-star MS Amadeus Princess, we take in the stunning scenery and some of Europe's prettiest towns, and see in the New Year in style.

Departs in December 2016.
8 days from £1,900per personView tour details
Yorkshire at New Year

Enjoy all the New Year cheer that Yorkshire has to offer based in the Spa town of Harrogate. Our tour includes festive rail journeys on the North Yorkshire Moors and Keighley & Worth Valley Railways, a visit to Howarth's Bronte Parsonage, picturesque Fountains Abbey and the medieval city of York, adorned with seasonal decorations.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from £695per personView tour details
Jungfrau Express at New Year

Take in some of Switzerland's finest winter scenery on this magnificent New Year holiday. From our base in the wonderfully unspoilt town of Meiringen, we visit the lakeside town of Lucerne, ride a carriage in the mountain village of Grindelwald, and take a trip to the 'Top of Europe' on the famous Jungfrau Railway.

9 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
Lake Geneva & the Mont Blanc Express at New Year

A superb combination of memorable New Year celebrations in one of our favourite hotels, beautiful lakeside scenery and unforgettable excursions by train as we climb on narrow-gauge and mountain railways to reach the dizzy heights of the frosted Alps.

8 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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At Great Rail Journeys we have a generous selection of European and worldwide destinations where you can welcome the New Year in style. Our New Year tours offer a genuinely unforgettable way to spend your holiday, either with friends and family or as a single traveller in the company of like-minded holidaymakers. The New Year tours are designed to give you the chance to see a selection of superb locations with the peace of mind that your friendly Tour Manager is taking care of all the travel and accommodation arrangements for you. Your knowledgeable guide will greet you at the beginning of the tour and be on hand should you need any assistance throughout the course of your trip, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. 

For those who prefer warmer climes, have a look at our New Year tour to Australia where you will visit the Great Barrier Reef, spectacular Sydney and Ayers Rock. For something a bit closer to home, we offer guided trips around Yorkshire where you can enjoy a delicious three-course meal on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and for the ultimate New Year's Eve experience, travel to Scotland to encounter Hogmanay in Edinburgh. After the special gala dinner at the hotel, join the celebrations in the city centre with live music and parades through the streets. If you're after a different sort of New Year tour, for something a bit special we also have a river cruise along the Rhine, giving you the chance to see in the New Year in style aboard a splendid ship as you meander between towns along the river.

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