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Classic Rail Journeys

Classic Escorted Rail Journeys

From winding around the Swiss Alps on narrow-gauge railways to relaxing by the beautiful coast at the Côte d'Azur, Rail Discoveries' classic rail journeys visit some of Europe's most exquisite places. Whether you are looking for areas of outstanding natural beauty or places that are culturally rich, we have a classic tour to suit you. These exciting holidays have proven themselves popular with customers year upon year and new guests are continually thrilled when they embark on one of our classic tours. Everyone from groups of friends to single travellers are welcome on these holidays which boast a friendly group atmosphere along with exciting excursions and exploration into the area the holiday is based. Browse our full range of classic rail journeys.

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Our classic rail journeys include famous routes such as The Glacier Express and The GoldenPass Line. The cost includes all of the accommodation and travel, with hotels that are chosen for their excellent facilities, location and personal atmosphere. A selection of meals and excursions are also included in the price of our classic tours giving you complete peace of mind that everything is taken care of. 

We choose our excursions to reflect everything that is great about the destination, from the history and culture to the natural attractions. Excursions can range from city tours, trips to iconic landmarks and historic museums. Our itineraries have been planned carefully to ensure that all guests on our classic rail journeys experience the best the area has to offer. An experienced and professional Tour Manager joins each of our classic holidays to make sure that everything goes according to plan. They are extremely helpful and friendly, blending into the background as much or as little as you like. Choose from our selection of classic rail journeys and find your perfect holiday.


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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