Holiday Ideas by Month
The Inspiration Calendar - our monthly guide to choosing your ideal holiday… at just the right time of year.
Whether you have decided on your holiday dates and would like some help choosing where to go, or you know where you want to go and just need a little guidance to choose the perfect time to travel, this section can help make up your mind.
We have provided a list of five holiday suggestions for each month of the year, divided into the following categories:
Close to Home
In this section you'll find a holiday somewhere in the British Isles for every month of the year, including seasonal tours, special events and fantastic multi-centre holidays across the UK. You don't always have to travel abroad to enjoy an exciting holiday by rail!
Seasonal European tour
Our range of holidays in Europe run throughout the year - we have departures on the Eurostar 12 months of the year. This selection will help you choose the perfect holiday on the Continent each month.
Chasing the Sun
For many people, one of the best things about a holiday is the opportunity to enjoy warmer weather away from the cold, wet island that we call home. We offer holidays by rail all over the world; you can enjoy a sun-filled holiday with Great Rail Journeys no matter what the weather is like at home!
There are lots of different types of holiday by rail, but some are a bit different, taking you to far-flung destinations and on superb 'once in a lifetime' adventures. These holidays are among the most exotic and exciting tours that we offer and we have selected one for every month.
Some of our tours operate all year round, while others only depart during a specific season. A few select holidays are designed to take you to a special event, a special occasion or an annual festival. From Burns Night in Scotland to a steam gala in Belgium, our monthly special interest tour offer something a little different for you to enjoy.