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Discover some of our most beloved great rail tours in winter and spring. With dozens of destinations from which to choose from.

Winter & Spring Escorted Rail Journeys

Fresh snow blankets the landscape, transforming it into a serene wonderland on guided winter rail journeys. Icicles hang from the trees like sparkling ornaments and bustling town squares take on a hushed allure that invites peaceful strolling and quiet introspection.

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As spring comes and the snow melts in our favourite Alpine destinations, the scenery is transformed and nature comes to life - revealing glorious flower-filled meadows and lush hills. It's the perfect time to travel on spring rail journeys in the Mediterranean and Morocco to experience sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

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Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens

Spectacular floral displays, poignant battlefield tours and fairytale cities await on this scenic cruise along the waterways of Belgium and the Netherlands.

From the decks of a luxurious river cruise ship, get to the heart of what makes these two charming countries so special as you are joined for on board talks from gardening television celebrity Charlie Dimmock, and World War I specialist Col. Piers Storie-Pugh

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2020Apr

8 days from $2,035 pp

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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 traveling on some of Scandinavia's most scenic railroads.

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2020JanFebMar

11 days from $3,402 pp

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Huskies and the Northern Lights

Join us on a remarkable adventure into the mysterious Arctic on this tour that features some unique and unforgettable experiences. Discover the magic of Norway in winter as husky dogs lead you through the snow, chase the incomparable northern lights, and ride aboard the most northern railroad in the world. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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2020JanFebMar

6 days from $1,855 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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Glacier Express in Winter

This adventurous twin-center rail vacation 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.

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2020JanFebMar

8 days from $2,165 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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Jungfrau Express 5-Star All Inclusive in Winter

Discover the crisp beauty of the Swiss Alps on this comprehensive tour which features iconic rail journeys, spectacular mountain views and wonderful chocolate-box towns. Travel on the Jungfrau Express and stay in charming Grindelwald at a marvelous 5-Star hotel on an all inclusive basis.

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2020FebMar

8 days from $3,465 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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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.

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2020MarAprMay

6 days from $1,225 pp

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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.

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2020JanFebMar

9 days from $2,955 pp

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Winter Steam in Saxony's Ore Mountains

Explore Saxony's spectacular highlights by steam on a breathtaking journey that travels on three wonderful heritage railroads and discover elegant Dresden, our charming base on the banks of the gentle Elbe River.

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2020Feb

8 days from $1,945 pp

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Vaugnel Fletcher
Vaugnel
Dimitri Zgonis
Dimitri
Yung-Mei Choi
Yung-Mei
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Winter rail journeys and spring rail journeys are one of the best ways to avoid over crowding from tourists. All of our itineraries are carefully plotted to unveil the hidden depths of a destination, by combining both major attractions and little known sights with the intimate knowledge of a local guide. The draw of the most stunning and culturally interesting attractions is obvious all year round but traveling in spring is a fabulous way to see the spring blossoming of life after winter and enjoy unrivalled access to some of the world's finest destinations on our winter rail journeys.