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Short Breaks by Train

Short Breaks by Train

Make the most of your limited time away by making the journey part of the holiday on one of Rail Discoveries' escorted short breaks by train. From Europe's fairytale castles to the hidden gems of the UK, our rail tours offer you the chance to witness some of the most famous attractions of the continent. Every step of your holiday is planned before your departure and a Tour Manager is on-hand throughout all our short breaks by train, meaning that you are free to relax and enjoy every moment that you are away. All our rail tours also include a diverse programme of excursions, which blends cultural and natural attractions to introduce you to the heart and soul of the destination that you visit in as little time as possible. When you book a short break with us you can rest assured that you will not have to waste precious time looking for a good restaurant or the region's main sights, as a Tour Manager is there to share their knowledge of the local area with you.

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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 ToursSpecial Interest Breaks by Train

    4 days from £265

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Festive Markets of Yorkshire 2014

    The Festive Markets of Yorkshire - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Soak up the festive atmosphere in 'God's own county' on this superb pre-Christmas break. In addition to the Christmas Market in historic York, we enjoy a vintage steam journey and a rural village festival.

    Christmas MarketsCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from November to DecemberView MapView tour
  • + 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.

    Scenic Rail HolidaysSpring 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.

    Scenic Rail HolidaysSpring rail toursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThree Countries Christmas Markets 2014

    Three Countries Christmas Markets

    Compare the lights, sounds and smells of Christmas Markets in three different countries: Belgium's largest, Liège; joyful Aachen in Germany and Valkenburg's unique grotto markets in Holland.

    Christmas MarketsCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    4 days from £315

    Departures from November to DecemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistPickering 1940s Weekend 2014

    Pickering 1940s Weekend

    Take in the best of Yorkshire as we explore York's rich history and the picturesque rolling Dales. Our highlight is Pickering as it plays host to the Home Front for the annual 'Railway at War' event. 

    Special Interest Breaks by TrainSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £325

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Harrogate Flower Show 2015

    Harrogate

    Discover the popular Flower Show in the pretty spa town of Harrogate on this exciting tour. We also enjoy a nostalgic journey on a heritage railway and visit charming Bolton Abbey.

    Special Interest Breaks by TrainSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £325

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistNorwich & Norfolk 2015

    Norwich & Norfolk

    Explore the meandering waterways and heritage railways of Norfolk. Based in historic Norwich, this rural getaway takes in the North Norfolk Coast, the royal country residence of Sandringham and quaint medieval market towns.

    Spring rail toursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £335

    Departures from April to OctoberView 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 ToursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £345

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Christmas Markets of Bruges & Lille 2014

    The Christmas Markets of Bruges & Lille

    Savour the delights of two wonderful cities - medieval Bruges and bustling Lille - and their charming Christmas Markets. Discover delicious regional specialities and enticing gifts as the festive atmosphere begins.

    Christmas MarketsCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    4 days from £345

    Departures from November to DecemberView MapView tour
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A Short Break with Rail Discoveries

Travelling by rail allows you to enjoy every moment of your holiday, with the added advantage of being able to admire some of Europe's stunning rural scenery. Short breaks with Rail Discoveries are designed to leave you as refreshed and relaxed as possible. The accommodation that we use on our holidays is selected due to a variety of factors including its location, level of service and value. Many of our hotels are run by local families as we often find they offer a more personal atmosphere.

The prices of our short breaks by train include all transport and accommodation as well as a range of excursions and selected meals. In fact many of our customers tell us on their return that they cannot believe how little extra they spent. Full details of what is included on our rail tours can be found on the holiday listings above. If you require any further information on our short breaks by train please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly 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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