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European and Worldwide Holidays with Rail Discoveries

From the glistening peaks of the Alps to the vibrant bulbfields of Amsterdam, our wide range of escorted rail holidays explore the most remarkable parts of Europe and the UK. The continent's deep roots in the world's most historic events, art movements and cultures mean that it offers an array of inspirational experiences. 

Rail Discoveries' wide range of rail holidays include tours throughout the year as all four seasons transform the landscape, bringing their own charm to Europe's deep valleys, breath-taking lakes and endless vineyards. Discover more about visiting the continent on one of Rail Discoveries' rail holidays by taking a look at our holiday itineraries. 

Exploring Europe by train

Travelling by train on our escorted rail holidays gives you the freedom to admire the beauty of continental Europe whilst reclining in your seat, stretching your legs or reading a book. On our train holidays there are no long queues at the airport check-in and security and unlike travelling by coach, you will not be restricted to a seat for hours on end on a two or three day journey. If this is your first time travelling to Europe by train you will be pleasantly surprised by how little time it takes to reach your destination. Guests on our European rail holidays which begin at St Pancras International are whisked through check-in, so that usually they can be relaxing in their seats on board Eurostar within half an hour. Then the journey to Paris only takes a little more than two hours. 

Guests on our European holidays travel on some of the continent's most renowned railways, from the famous narrow-gauge railways of Switzerland to the historic The North Yorkshire Moors Railway. All of our rail holidays feature carefully chosen accommodation with options to upgrade to First Class rail travel on selected tours, to ensure that you enjoy a truly relaxing and invigorating break. We also offer a variety of river cruises aboard floating hotels, which allow you to enjoy a relaxing cruise as well as all the advantages of travelling to your destination by train.

All of our holidays are escorted by a professional and courteous Tour Manager who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly. On many of our excursions local guides also join the group, helping to bring alive the history and culture of the places you visit with their in-depth knowledge of the region and its attractions. This means that whether you are joining us on one of our short UK train holidays, or a longer tour of central Europe, you can be sure that you will get the most out of your time away.


Rail Discoveries has more than three decades’ experience providing outstanding rail holidays.

Our escorted tours benefit from the presence of a professional Tour Manager, who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.


Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.


Call us on the dedicated phone number above or speak to one of our award-winning Tour Advisors in person at our offices in York.

We can arrange connecting UK rail from your local station, porterage services or extra nights in a favourite city.

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Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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