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If you'd like to escape for just a few days, look no further than our magnificent selection of short breaks in the Great British Isles and Europe. From a short cultural getaway immersing yourself in the history of medieval Bruges, to a long weekend discovering the outstanding beauty of the Great British Isles, our varied collection of short break holidays mean that no matter how little time you have to spare, you always have time for an exciting getaway. We believe that you shouldn't have to compromise on quality just because you're short on time, so we strive to ensure that our short break itineraries are packed with unforgettable excursions, carefully chosen hotels and many delicious meals.

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Highland Adventure
(82 reviews)
2020AprMayJunJulSepOct
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsInverness
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
(96 reviews)
2020AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Railways & Castles of Wales
(77 reviews)
2020AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationWales
  • Starts / EndsLlandudno
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
(41 reviews)
2020AprMayJunJulAug...
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£980 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Steam Trains & Tulips of Holland
(48 reviews)
2020AprMay
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£895 pp
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  • DestinationThe Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Norwich & the Norfolk Broads
(17 reviews)
2020MayJunAugSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsNorwich
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Lille, Flanders & the Somme
(22 reviews)
2020AprJunSep
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£625 pp
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  • DestinationBelgium, France
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
(8 reviews)
2020MayJunSepOct
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£495 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsTorquay
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Harrogate Flower Show
(7 reviews)
2020Apr
6 days from
£575 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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4 days from
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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5 days from
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  • DestinationScotland
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Christmas Markets of the Rhine
2020Dec
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£745 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres
Mrs S Liscoe
“Brilliant tour and manager
Cologne's Wonderful Markets
Mr C Woodhead
“i was impressed with the way Janet Thomas dealt with our 41/2hr delay on German Railways.
Highland Adventure
Mr D Fetterman
“Excellent holiday. Hotel great
Lille, Flanders & the Somme
Anonymous
“Very good holiday. Plenty of variety and excellent tour manager/guide
Railways & Castles of Wales
Anonymous
“A wonderful time with an excellent Tour Guide, good hotel and interesting trips.
South Devon & The Dawlish Coast
Mr C Lee
“Well organised,great value hotel.
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
Anonymous
“Very little free time, both to experience the hotel and surroundings and also the local harbour. It is Scotland, but there was a lot of travel to get anywhere. The trip to the distillery was a long way for an hour’s experience, and not really of much interest to the ladies perhaps.
Norwich & The Norfolk Broads
Mr A Pilbeam
“We were well satisfied with the holiday, the only snags were that we could have used more time at Sandringham and some people found the stairs at the hotel a problem
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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A short break with Great Rail Journeys puts the world within easy reach; we take care of all arrangements in advance, from travel to accommodation to meals and excursions, so that you can relax with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that every aspect of your holiday is taken care of before your departure. All of our tours include the services of a professional Tour Manager, who will be on hand to guarantee that your time away is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible, and will happily assist you with anything from travel advice to restaurant recommendations.

An escorted rail holiday is a perfect way to experience a destination in a short amount of time, as it makes the journey a part of the adventure. From the moment your tour departs you can sit back and relax, taking in the scenic views as they roll past your window, and socialising with fellow, like-minded passengers.

So whether you'd prefer a short city break, discovering the history and culture of Europe, or a relaxing escape closer to home, travelling on some of the most charming railways in the Great British Isles, browse our extensive range of holidays listed below to find your next short break, or call one of our Tour Advisors today for more information.