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Cities & Sights Rail Holidays

Cities & Sights

Many of the most exciting places in the world are cities, which are filled with many different cultures, cuisines and charms. On Rail Discoveries' escorted city breaks by train you have the opportunity to explore all the things that make cities great while enjoying stunning landscapes and panoramas during your journey by train. The cities of Europe vary from historic centres such as Vienna and Prague to lively cosmopolitan cities like Paris and Milan where fascinating museums, striking architecture and bustling centres come together to create the perfect city break. Our city breaks by train combine city sightseeing tours and free time to explore independently, which is a fantastic opportunity to get an in depth look at the destination. When you take a city break with us you can feel confident that you will see many of the great attractions and some undiscovered delights, leaving no moment wasted on our city breaks by train.

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  • + 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 ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    5 days from £515

    Departures from May to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLake Garda, Venice & Verona 2015

    Lake Garda

    Based in the scenic surroundings of Lake Garda, discover pretty lakeside Malcesine, explore the fascinating cities of Verona and Venice and experience the spectacular Dolomite Mountain region on this captivating tour.

    Escorted Lakes and Mountains BreaksNew ToursScenic Rail HolidaysSpring rail tours

    8 days from £645

    Departures from April to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistTreasures of Andalucia 2015

    Treasures of Andalucia

    Situated at the crossroads of Europe and Africa, Andalucia boasts a rich centuries-old heritage of many different cultures, with beautiful cities and historic monuments - including of course, the iconic Alhambra Palace.

    New ToursScenic Rail HolidaysFly:Rail

    7 days from £695

    Departures from May to OctoberView MapView tour
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Discover the Sights of the Cities

Our city breaks by train provide the perfect opportunity to explore and see the sights of a city with the added knowledge of your Tour Manager and local guides. Your experienced Tour Manager joins the holiday to ensure everything runs smoothly whilst a local guide is also available on selected tours to share their in depth knowledge of the city. Each of our city breaks has all accommodation and travel included in the price of the holiday as well as a selection of meals and excursions.

Each of our city breaks has been carefully designed to introduce guests to a variety of attractions that are natural, cultural and historical. Guided walks through cities and coach tours are popular city break excursions as they give you the chance to witness a variety of attractions. Other excursions may take you to see other monuments and highlights individually and in more depth. Our holidays allow you to make the most of your time away from home as the journey is also an enjoyable part of your break. Travelling by train allows guests to totally relax and enjoy themselves whilst breathtaking views pass by the window. Browse our exciting selection of city breaks by train and choose your perfect city.


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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