ABTAATOLTravel Awards 2015

01904 734 939

Open 7 Days A Week

European Rail Holidays

Discover the best of Europe with Rail Discoveries

Walk the cobbled streets of medieval towns, discover breath-taking natural landscapes, and become absorbed in local cultures and their customs; with a holiday in Europe from Rail Discoveries, you can explore this vast continent's diverse delights, from the cities of Paris and Berlin to the stunning Italian Lakes.

Begin your holiday with Rail Discoveries by clicking on the map above to browse our list of tours or call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 730 148 to book your next adventure today.

Our brochure of escorted rail holidays offers a unique and memorable experience whether you are indulging in the Mediterranean sunshine of Southern Europe, journeying on some of England and Wales' finest heritage railways, or exploring the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps.

With all accommodation, transport, and many meals and excursions included in the price, you can enjoy your holiday without having to worry about the details.

An Escorted Adventure by Rail

As with all Rail Discoveries' holidays, the services of one of our experienced Tour Managers are included in the price to ensure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly and to provide any advice or assistance that you may require. On certain tours, we may recruit local guides, who will be happy to share their life experience and knowledge of your destination, including any well-kept secrets.

At the heart of our escorted tours is a variety of excursions, ranging from a tour of Barcelona to wine tasting on the Dordogne; the Last Post Ceremony in Ypres to a boat cruise along the Rhine Gorge.

On many European tours, you will also have plenty of free time to relax or explore independently.

Journeys on heritage and narrow-gauge railways feature on many of our holidays in Europe. These trains take exceptionally picturesque routes, winding through the Swiss Alps, across the Yorkshire countryside, or through the sprawling wilderness of the Black Forest in Germany, offering views that are often inaccessible to alternative means of transport.

Our Holiday Themes

Europe transforms with the turn of every season, offering up some of the finest unspoilt scenery in the world. The continent's wondrous variety of terrain, climates, and people means that there are always plenty of opportunities for exploration, adventure, fine dining, and indulging in the culture of a destination.

At Rail Discoveries, we believe that we have a holiday for every taste and personality, whether you want to experience Cruising by Rail, pay your respects to the fallen on a Battlefields tour, or simply relax on a Lakes and Mountains holiday in Switzerland, Austria, or Italy.

We also have a wide range of Christmas, New Year, and Christmas Markets tours, offering you the chance to experience the festive season away from the usual routine.

Visit cities such as Cologne, Strasbourg, and York at wintertime and experience a different side to Europe, when fairylights decorate every building and stalls serving mulled wine and seasonal food appear in every city square. Selected winter tours also include unique excursions such as horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Sign up for our free newsletter


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.

Fully Protected

Payments are covered by Verified by Visa, MasterCard SecureCode or American Express SafeKey℠, and protected by Thawte technology.

We are members of ABTA and AITO. All our tours are ATOL-protected and backed by the Rail Discoveries Price Promise.

SagepaySecured by ThawteAmerican ExpressMasterCardVisaATOL 3278ABTA No. V2170AITO
Order Brochures Contact Us View Shortlist 0