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Escorted Winter Rail Holidays

Holidays by rail in winter

As winter arrives and a blanket of snow settles across the continent, holidaymakers across Europe head for warmer climes. Only the skiers stay, heading for The Alps and making the most of the natural playground created for them by metres of snow.

However, winter in Europe offers so much. As skiers will tell you, the towns and villages are transformed in the winter into thriving, enchanting places, while the scenery becomes even more beautiful and spectacular than it is in summer. And in winter, you might be surprised to learn that Europe enjoys some of its finest weather - February is Switzerland's driest month!

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Christmas in the Tyrol

Innsbruck, our base in the Tyrol, is ideal for yuletide trips to pretty Kufstein, medieval Rattenberg and the Alpine town of 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 £1,475per personView tour details
Norway's Fjords & Christmas Market

Immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of Norway on this tour that takes you across fjords, through snowy landscapes and past soaring mountains. Discover Røros and it's Christmas Market, the real-life setting for Disney's 'Frozen', travel aboard the world-famous Flåm Railway and feast like a Viking as you drink in unsurpassable views.

Departs in November 2016.
Late departures available
9 days from £1,675per personView tour details
The Northern Lights & Lapland

On this remarkable adventure we explore Norway and Swedish Lapland, journeying north far into the Arctic Circle where we seek out the magical Northern Lights, all whilst travelling on some of Scandinavia's most scenic railways.

Departs from January 2017 to March 2017.
11 days from £2,395per personView tour details
Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets

Discover the beautiful West Country in the run-up to Christmas on this exciting break. We visit the Christmas Markets of bustling Bristol and glorious Bath and enjoy a steam railway and charming Lacock Abbey.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
4 days from £295per personView tour details
Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Based in the spa town of Harrogate, experience the Christmas Market in York, enjoy a vintage steam rail journey with a festive theme and visit the historic house of Castle Howard in its full Christmas glory.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £375per personView tour details
Polar Bears of Canada

Discover a wealth of native wildlife in one of Canada's most secluded regions. From the thrill of husky mushing and the chance to witness the Aurora Borealis, to intimate encounters with one of the most majestic creatures on the planet, the polar bear, this tour will provide you with new experiences, each more unique than the last.

Departs in November 2016 and in October 2017.
9 days from £5,595per personView tour details
First Class Glacier Express in Winter

Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur famous the world over. Shimmering winter peaks and sugar-frosted forests provide a picture-postcard backdrop to our wonderful winter rail adventure, taking in some of the very best that Switzerland has to offer.

Departs from January 2017 to March 2017.
10 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Glacier Express in Winter (Chur-Kandersteg)

This adventurous twin-centre rail holiday provides ample opportunity to explore the majestic Swiss Alps cloaked in their winter finery, and to enjoy our trip on the famous Glacier Express, surely the slowest, and certainly one of the most scenic 'express' trains in the world.

Departs from January 2017 to March 2017.
8 days from £1,195per 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 Canadian in Winter

On this intrepid cross-continental adventure by train, we spend three unforgettable nights in fantastic Toronto, visit the incredible Niagara Falls and travel through the spectacular frosted scenery of the Canadian Rockies.

Departs from February 2017 to March 2017.
11 days from £2,595per personView tour details
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While the UK remains cold, windy, wet and miserable, Europe comes alive with winter spirit, as towns and landscapes are transformed by the changing season. Our collection of wonderful winter rail holidays allows you to make the most of this superb time of year, travelling to charming towns and villages, enjoying landscapes transformed by snow as you travel on the fantastic trains running as normal and on time, throughout the winter, regardless of the conditions outside.

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