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Spring Escorted Rail Holidays

Celebrate spring in style on a holiday by train

As spring arrives and the days get longer, Europe awakes from the slumber of winter, celebrating the new season with colourful carnivals and festivals. More than just the period between the winter season and the arrival of summer, spring in Europe has its own identity and is when some of Europe's great destinations are at their very best.

Travelling by train means the journey is part of your spring holiday. Spring sees the winter's snow melt and the landscape rejuvenated, with vibrant colours bursting through the lush green meadows. From the comfort of the train, you travel through the heart of the landscape, marvelling at sights inaccessible by any other means of transport through the panoramic windows of Europe's terrific trains.

Travel with Great Rail Journeys and celebrate spring in style on a spring holiday by rail.

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The Harz Mountains

Join us as we ride on vintage steam trains through wild landscapes and romantic gorges to discover charming towns with timber-framed houses and cobbled lanes. Wernigerode, a beautiful town amidst the mountains, provides an excellent base for this wonderful rail holiday.

Departs from January 2017 to February 2017.
Late departures available
7 days from £1,225per personView tour details
Jungfrau Express in Winter

Take in some of Switzerland's finest winter scenery on this magnificent 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.

Departs from January 2017 to March 2017.
9 days from £1,795per personView tour details
The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter

The Austrian Tyrol is a real favourite of ours and is even more enthralling under a mantle of snow. From our base in Jenbach, we explore some of the region's most beautiful attractions, such as the lively city of Salzburg. We also visit Lake Achensee on a horse-drawn sleigh, and Mayrhofen - which we discover on a quaint narrow-gauge railway.

Departs from February 2017 to March 2017.
8 days from £1,195per personView tour details
The Cote d Azur & Nice Carnival

Spring comes early to the French Riviera and Nice, with glamorous Monaco to the east and the beautiful Provençal Alps in the background. This is the perfect spring destination, especially with the added zest of the Nice Carnival.

Departs in February 2017.
7 days from £1,295per personView tour details
Vienna & the Johann Strauss Ball

Experience the ultimate in glamorous Viennese culture as we waltz the night away at a traditional Viennese Ball. The dancing is strictly not to be missed, but then neither is the delicious Sachertorte, nor the impressive Schönbrunn Palace.

Departs in February 2017.
8 days from £1,595per personView tour details
Lake Geneva & the Mont Blanc Express in Winter

Based beside the crystal-clear waters of Lake Geneva in the elegant town of Vevey, this fantastic tour explores the incredible mountain railways and breathtaking scenery of this fabulous region of the Alps, including an excursion through the dramatic Trient Gorge to Chamonix on board the historic Mont Blanc Express.

Departs in February 2017.
8 days from £1,695per personView tour details
Premium Tulips Cruise

Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways from our elegant 4-star Superior cruise ship, visit the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens during their colourful tulip season, and medieval gems like Antwerp and Ghent.

Departs in April 2017.
8 days from £1,495per personView tour details
Steam Trains & Tulips of Holland

From our base in beautiful Delft, we visit the popular Keukenhof Gardens, the superb Royal Delft Porcelain factory and vibrant Amsterdam. We also make a wonderful journey across the countryside by vintage steam train.

Departs from April 2017 to May 2017.
6 days from £735per personView tour details
Simply Lake Garda Fly:Rail

Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. The delightful scenery and attractions of Lake Garda and northern Italy are just some of the highlights on this marvellous tour.

Departs from April 2017 to June 2017.
8 days from £1,095per personView tour details
Classic Glacier Express Fly:Rail

Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur famous the world over. Discover Zermatt by mountain railway, visit beautiful Interlaken, take a journey on the Bernina Express and explore the Alps at your own pace during this incredibly popular mountain holiday

Departs from May 2017 to August 2017.
9 days from £1,745per personView tour details
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