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Imagine the Great Rail Journeys' holidays you know and love enhanced by First Class rail travel and hand-selected hotels in fabulous locations. Welcome to our Something Special collection! With stays in 4 and 5-Star hotels renowned for their exclusive facilities and exceptional views, you could soon find yourself amid the towering peaks of the Alps, within a stone's throw of Nice's Promenade des Anglais and superb beaches or waking up to the shimmering waters of chic Italian lakes.
While some of these tours are all-inclusive, with meals often served alongside delicious local wines and beers, all of them are winners with our discerning customers who rate them highly year after year. So, if you have something special to celebrate or simply want to treat yourself, take a closer look at these one-of-a-kind European escapes.
From the Swiss village of Klosters, we discover breathtaking Alpine beauty aboard some of the country's most impressive railways. Enjoy a lofty journey aboard the Schatzalp Funicular Railway and soak up the views of Northern Italy from the Bernina Express before the highlight of our holiday, the Glacier Express to Brig.
Explore the Swiss Alps from our charming base in the village of Grindelwald. Journey on the Jungfrau Railway to Europe's highest railway station, Jungfraujoch, where there's a private tour of the Ice Bar followed by drinks, enjoy a mountaintop dinner and soak up classic Swiss luxury at your Five-Star hotel.
Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', stunning Sirmione is perched on the southern shores of iconic Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we sample Italian wine in the rural wine region of Valpolicella, discover unique culture in Verona and Malcesine, and float along the waterways of Venice on an unforgettable gondola ride.
From the picturesque town of Stresa, overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore, we explore this magnificent region of Italy. We visit the Borromean Islands where we enjoy an exclusive tour of Borromeo Palace, taste the wines of Monferrato, admire enchanting Lake Orta, and travel into Switzerland on the scenic Centovalli Railway.
Discover the colourful villages that cling to the Italian Riviera, with the glittering Mediterranean delivering picture-postcard vistas as we explore the Cinque Terre and Portofino. Get a feel of local life as we explore Pisa and the ancient walled town of Lucca, and sample Italian flavours as we enjoy a pesto making experience.
The wonderful hilltop towns of fragrant Provence combine with chic resorts and the glamorous principality of Monaco on this exciting exploration of Nice and the Côte d'Azur. Join us as we discover the sights, scents and flavours of the French Riviera, a much-loved, sun-drenched holiday hot spot.
The beautiful, unspoilt town of Roses is our base while we explore the rugged Costa Brava, uncovering the cultural and gastronomic highlights of the region including the picturesque fishing village of Cadaqués, vibrant Barcelona, a Catalonian wine tasting and brunch and Figueres' Dalí Foundation.
Explore the mighty Austrian Alps on this wonderful all-inclusive holiday. From the enchanting Tyrolean town of St Johann, we soak up local traditions with authentic strudel making, a tour of Salzburg, a cruise across Lake Zell and a journey on the Zillertalbahn through the grand scenery of the Ziller Valley.
Whimsical palaces and castles set the theme for this holiday. We stay in the wonderful Bavarian countryside, perfect for excursions along the Romantic Road, visit the mysterious Church of Weis and enjoy a rail journey up the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain.
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