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Scenic Train Tours

Scenic Train Tours

Witness some of the most magnificent scenery of the world on a rail tour that explores Europe's natural beauty. From the wild moorlands to idyllic lakeside settings, the diversity of the continent provides a striking backdrop to our scenic train tours. Every holiday that features in this specialist group of tours has been chosen because it visits locations that are abundant in dramatic panoramas. Many of our scenic tours include journeys on steam trains or narrow-gauge railways, which explore regions that are often inaccessible to other forms of transport. These routes wind around mountains, loop over valleys and take you incredibly close to stunning flora, providing an unforgettable feast for the eyes. Choose from our wide range of destinations which includes short breaks and longer, more comprehensive holidays that explore the heart of Europe.

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  • + Add to shortlistYorkshire by Steam 2014

    Yorkshire by Steam - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via its majestic moorland. We take in ancient York, discover delightful Brontë country and embark on scenic railway journeys.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistYorkshire by Steam 2015

    Yorkshire by Steam - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via its majestic moorland. We take in ancient York, discover delightful Brontë country and embark on scenic railway journeys.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistRailways of the Rhine 2014

    Railways of the Rhine

    Spend a long weekend exploring the wonderful scenery of the Rhine Valley by heritage train. This short break stays in the beautiful riverside town of Remagen and includes two days of railway excursions. 

    Classic Escorted Rail JourneysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    4 days from £375

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Christmas Markets of the Moselle 2014

    The Christmas Markets of the Moselle

    Festively decorated stalls overflowing with seasonal gifts and sumptuous delicacies await you on this delightful Christmas Markets break to the picturesque riverside towns of Trier and Cochem.

    Christmas MarketsEscorted Short Train BreaksEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    4 days from £375

    Departures from November to DecemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistAlluring Rhine Valley 2015

    Drachenburg Castle

    Explore the majestic Rhine Valley by train, boat and rack railway from our base at riverside Remagen, sampling the local wines as we cruise beneath ancient vineyards and hilltop castles.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    5 days from £395

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistHighland Fling 2015

    Highland Fling

    Discover the majestic Highlands on this fantastic train holiday. From our base in Fort William, we take in one of the world's most beautiful rail journeys, visit Loch Ness and develop a taste for Highland life.

    City Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    7 days from £395

    Departures from February to MarchView 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 ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    5 days from £395

    Departures from April to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistRailways of Wales 2015

    Railways of Wales - Llangollen Railway

    Explore the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. On your Railways of Wales tour, enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains through Snowdonia National Park.

    Classic Escorted Rail JourneysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail Tours

    6 days from £395

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistWest Highlands & Skye 2015

    West Highlands & Skye

    From the proud city of Glasgow, make the exciting journey through the mesmerising landscapes of the Scottish Highlands on one of the world's most iconic railways, before visiting the picturesque Isle of Skye.

    Escorted Lakes and Mountains BreaksEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    6 days from £425

    Departures from April to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistAlluring Rhine Valley 2014

    Drachenburg Castle

    Explore the majestic Rhine Valley by train, boat and rack railway from our base at riverside Remagen, sampling the local wines as we cruise beneath ancient vineyards and hilltop castles.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    5 days from £428

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
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Viewing Europe’s Scenery by Train

Our comprehensive selection of scenic train tours combines an exciting programme of excursions with elegant accommodation, to provide a truly unforgettable holiday experience. The type of excursions that are included on each holiday varies from city sightseeing tours to trips to places of renowned natural beauty. Each excursion has been carefully chosen because it introduces our guests to the "heart and soul" of the places that you visit, providing you with an authentic taste of the destination.

All of our scenic train tours are escorted by a courteous and professional Tour Manager who will ensure that you have the best possible experience during your time with us. Every detail of your scenic train tour will be planned months before your departure and it is your Tour Manager's job to ensure that everything runs as planned. If you prefer to explore independently they will happily fade into the background, only offering assistance when needed. Full details of what is included in each of our scenic rail tours can be found in the individual tour itineraries above. If you require additional information or have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our Tour Advisors.

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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