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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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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.


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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Monday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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