Call to book01904 521 936
Tour Search
#Favourites

Short Breaks

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.

26 results matching: Short Breaks

Filters
Filter by
Clear All
Holiday type
Reset
Holiday length
Reset
Theme
Reset
Transport type
Reset
Additional options
Reset

Europe & The Great British Isles 2021

Order your rail holiday brochure today

Order today
Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
Small Group
Flexible Booking
(96 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
6 days from
£675 pp
View Details
Flexible Booking
6 days from
£675
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
Railways & Castles of Wales
Small Group
Flexible Booking
(90 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
6 days from
£695 pp
View Details
Flexible Booking
6 days from
£695
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationWales
  • Starts / EndsLlandudno
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
Highland Adventure
Small Group
Flexible Booking
(103 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulSepOct
5 days from
£861 pp
View Details
Flexible Booking
5 days from
£861
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsInverness
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
Small Group
Flexible Booking
(41 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
7 days from
£945 pp
View Details
Flexible Booking
7 days from
£945
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
Norwich & the Norfolk Broads
Small Group
Flexible Booking
(20 reviews)
2021MayJunAugSepOct
5 days from
£645 pp
View Details
Flexible Booking
5 days from
£645
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsNorwich
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Small Group
Flexible Booking
(8 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
5 days from
£575 pp
View Details
Flexible Booking
5 days from
£575
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsTorquay
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation

Europe & The UK 2021

Order your rail holiday brochure today

Order today
Christmas Markets of the Rhine
2021Dec
5 days from
£795 pp
View Details
5 days from
£795
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
Map and accommodation
Flexible Booking
4 days from
£595
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
Flexible Booking
5 days from
£965
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
Map and accommodation
Flexible Booking
5 days from
£745
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsGuisborough
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
tour map
  • DestinationBelgium
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
tour map
  • DestinationGermany
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
Our customers love our Short Breaks tours
Powered by Feefo
Bruges and 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.
Lille, Flanders and the Somme
Anonymous
“Very good holiday. Plenty of variety and excellent tour manager/guide
Norwich and the Norfolk Broads
Anonymous
“Everything very well done and exceeded expectations
Railways and Castles of Wales
Mr Michael Saunders
“Because everything was just fine, from the hotel staff to the organised trips? The covid arrangements were outstanding
South Devon and 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.
Highland Adventure
Anonymous
“It was a great trip but nothing is perfect. The hotel was lovely, the staff courteous, the food great and we both felt very safe.
Steam Trains and 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.
Get in touch with one of our Travel Specialists

Helping you plan your holiday...

Call

Enquire
Helen Laverack
Helen
James Eaton
James
Laura Strawinski
Laura

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.