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Festive Rail Tours in Europe

Whether it's sipping mulled wine with friends beside a roaring fire, leaving footsteps in a blanket of fresh snow, watching fireworks explode in a thrilling burst of color across the night sky, or taking in views of a winter wonderland from the warmth of the iconic Glacier Express, there is no denying the joy of winter and the festive period. Make this year your most unforgettable yet on an rail vacation that showcases all that is enchanting about this time of year.

Take a look at our splendid selection below and experience a Great Rail Journeys' Christmas or New Year for yourself!

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A Scottish Christmas

Spend Christmas in Inverness, with hearty food, warming drinks, entertainment and festive cheer. Enjoy the proud cities of Edinburgh and Inverness and travel through the yuletide scenery on beautiful rail trips.

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2019Dec

7 days from $1,705 pp

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Yorkshire at Christmas

Enjoy all the Christmas cheer that Yorkshire has to offer based in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. This festive vacation includes fantastic rail journeys, historic Ripley Castle, picturesque Fountains Abbey and the medieval city of York, adorned with seasonal decorations.

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2019Dec

7 days from $1,155 pp

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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.

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2019NovDec

5 days from $795 pp

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Ore Mountains at Christmas

Enjoy an authentic German Christmas with this festive tour which delves deep into the heart of rural Germany to uncover magnificent cities, spectacular rail journeys and sublime countryside. Experience steam railroads and artisanship during your time in the Ore Mountains of Saxony.

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2019Dec

8 days from $2,305 pp

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Christmas in the Highlands

Experience the wild and wonderful Highlands at the height of the festive season. Experience the incomparable West Highland Line, discover the amazing Nevis Mountain range, and warm up with a wee dram of whisky, all on a trip that showcases the best of Scotland at Christmas.

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2019Dec

6 days from $1,155 pp

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Norfolk Country Christmas

Discover three of Norfolk's most scenic railroad lines, the Bure Valley Railroad, the Mid-Norfolk Railroad, and the North Norfolk Railroad, on a tour that showcases some of the most beautiful areas of this idyllic county at Christmas, all from your base near historic Norwich.

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2019Dec

6 days from $1,305 pp

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Christmas in Sicily

Explore stunning Sicily in winter on a relaxing vacation by rail. Discover Grecian ruins and Italian traditions, explore the charms of Erice and the 'living Nativity' of Custonaci on Christmas Day, and witness the majesty of Mount Etna as we circle the volcano's base on the Circumetnea Train, all during our unforgettable Italian escape.

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2019Dec

8 days from $1,815 pp

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Bavarian Christmas Markets

Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas Markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.

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2019Dec

5 days from $625 pp

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Bavarian Christmas Wonderland

Expect plenty of seasonal Bavarian traditions on our festive Alpine rail break to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, with spellbinding castles to visit, great meals to enjoy, an exciting journey on the Zugspitze Railroad and a sleigh ride at Christmas.

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2019Dec

8 days from $3,135 pp

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Cologne's Wonderful Markets

Cologne has seven incredible bustling Christmas markets to choose from. Sample local bratwurst, beers and mulled wine in Europe's Christmas market capital, before we pay a visit to West Germany's former capital, the magnificent city of Bonn.

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2019Dec

4 days from $735 pp

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First Class Glacier Express at New Year

Celebrate the New Year in style on this magnificent tour. Traveling in First Class throughout, we discover some of Switzerland's most beautiful winter landscapes, such as the mountain resort of Zermatt and the lakeside city of Lucerne, and make spectacular journeys on some of Europe's most iconic trains such as the Glacier Express and Bernina Express.

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2019Dec

9 days from $3,315 pp

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Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express at Christmas

Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas with a breathtaking ride on the Jungfrau Railroad to the highest train station in Europe, a spectacular ascent of the Schilthorn, a winter wonderland carriage ride from Grindelwald amongst the snowy Alpine peaks and a visit to charming Mürren.

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2019Dec

7 days from $2,745 pp

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