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Rail Breaks

Rail Breaks

Discover awe-inspiring scenery, breathtaking natural wonders and Europe's most famous cities with Rail Discoveries. From the bright lights of Paris to the untouched wilderness of Scotland's Highlands, our wide range of rail breaks introduce guests to iconic sights and undiscovered gems in over 40 countries. We offer single destination and multi-centre rail breaks which allow you to visit more than one country on one break, thanks to the speed, ease and convenience of travelling by train. As you journey to and from each destination on your rail break you will be able to admire vast stretches of a country's landscape, from the tangled vineyards of France to the beautiful remoteness of the Swiss Alps. All of Rail Discoveries' breaks include all travel and accommodation as well as a selection of excursions and meals, which means that you will have little extra to pay whilst you are away. A Tour Manager also escorts all of our rail breaks, making sure that everything is taken care of so that you can simply relax and look forward to the next destination or excursion. Their role includes making sure that everyone arrives at the right platform on time to sharing their knowledge of the places that you visit and answering any questions that you may have during your rail break.

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  • + Add to shortlistBruges & Ypres 2015

    Bruges & Ypres

    Become immersed in delightful Bruges with its enchanting cobbled streets, and experience a poignant excursion to Ypres and surrounding cemeteries and trenches, preserved in tribute to the fallen of the First World War.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    4 days from £265

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Yorkshire Dales 2015

    Embsay Bolton Railway

    Discover the beauty of the famous Yorkshire Dales, from its medieval ruins to its picturesque market towns and idyllic heritage railways. From your base in Harrogate, you also admire the town's superb RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

    New ToursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £315

    Departures from May to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistBath & the West Country 2015

    Bath

    Discover delightful Somerset on this superb holiday. From your base in Bristol, admire the charming countryside on the longest stretch of heritage railway in the UK - and also explore magnificent Bath and historic Wells.

    New ToursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £345

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistCotswolds & The Severn Valley 2015

    Worcester Cathedral

    Discover glorious Worcester and its host of nearby attractions on this superb holiday. From our base in the city we enjoy a tour of its historic centre and take wonderful journeys on nearby heritage railways.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £345

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistIsle of Wight 2015

    Lighthouse at the Needles

    A wonderful five-day holiday to the striking Isle of Wight. With half of the island designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', this tour takes in the very best of its charms. Visit opulent Osborne House and quaint Godshill.

    New ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    5 days from £395

    Departures from April to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLille's Battlefields 2015

    Lille's Battlefields

    This four-night tour to Lille introduces us to the fascinating, poignant First World War sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, where some of Europe's fiercest fighting took place 100 years ago.

    Battlefields ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    5 days from £395

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistRemembrance Day in Flanders 2015

    Bruges & Ypres

    We experience the poignant Remembrance Day commemoration in Ypres including a wonderful concert, a special Last Post ceremony, and the Poppy Parade, during this moving tour.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    4 days from £395

    Departures from November to NovemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistFloralia Spring Flower Show & Keukenhof Gardens 2015

    Tulips in Holland

    From Belgium's forgotten gem, Antwerp, we discover the magnificent flowers of Floralia and kaleidoscopic displays of Keukenhof Gardens on this enchanting tour celebrating the best of Dutch and Belgian horticulture.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by TrainSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £475

    Departures from April to MayView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistArras & the Somme 2015

    Arras & the Somme

    This First World War themed tour is based in magnificent Arras and enjoys two full-days of battlefields excursions. Visit the battlefield sites, explore Amiens, ride the historic P'tit Train and discover the Wellington Caves.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    5 days from £495

    Departures from May to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLittle Trains of the Somme 2015

    Little Trains of the Somme

    During this short break in northern France, we discover the pretty town of Arras, the sweeping Picardy coastline and the beautiful scenery of the Somme, an area most famous for its connections to WWI.

    Battlefields ToursNew ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train Breaks

    5 days from £525

    Departures from May to SeptemberView MapView tour
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What’s Included on our Rail Breaks

All of the excursions that are included on our holidays have been carefully selected by our experienced tour operators to ensure that you see the best sights in every destination that you visit during your rail break. This varies from the spectacular architecture in Venice to the renowned beauty of the French Alps. There will also be plenty of opportunities to experience the culture of the places that you visit. Of course the many historical sights are also visited on our rail breaks including ancient Roman monuments, palaces, religious temples and many museums. More unique examples of activities on our rail breaks include visiting the Christmas markets of Prague and city tours. A local guide may also join your Tour Manager on selected excursions to bring their in-depth knowledge of the local area and culture to the experience. The highlight of many of our guests' rail breaks, however, are their journeys on heritage or narrow-gauge railways, which give you the opportunity to see spectacular scenery that is often unreachable by other means of transport. From the dramatic beauty of the Yorkshire Moors to the pristine valleys and glaciers of Switzerland, some of the world's greatest natural treasures can be seen by rail.

All the included excursions are also optional so you are free to participate only when you wish. There is also plenty of free time included in the itineraries of our rail breaks so that you can revisit sights that you have seen previously, explore independently or relax and enjoy the amenities of your hotel. All accommodation that is used on Rail Discoveries breaks is selected because it offers good value, excellent service and is in a good location. If you are going to be staying in a destination for more than one night we will normally choose a centrally located hotel that is close to all of the main attractions in the area. Treyn also use local family run businesses whenever possible because we feel that they provide a more inviting atmosphere and offer guests a better taste of the local culture. Browse our large selection of worldwide rail breaks to find out more about exploring the globe with Rail Discoveries.

Experience

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.

Value

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.

Service

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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