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Luxury Rail Holidays

Enjoy an escorted rail break that includes a variety of excursions with Rail Discoveries holidays. Our diverse selection of train tours include everything from short breaks to luxury rail holidays and you can enjoy a holiday surrounded by breathtaking scenery whatever time of year that you travel. In the bright days of summer the effervescent valleys, meadows and hills overflow with wildlife and beauty, then the rustic shades of autumn transform the forests and mountains into a colourful setting for the medieval castles and ancient monuments of the continent. Of course winter has its own charm with the pristine snow that clings to the Alps and the famous fairy-lit Christmas markets of Germany, France and Belgium. Slowly spring breathes fresh life onto the hamlets and cities that are visited on our luxury rail tours and the countryside bursts to life with brightly coloured flowers like daffodils, poppies and lavender.  

Our diverse selection of holidays include multi-centre tours which offer you the chance to explore a variety of different cultures and cities on one break, as well as holidays that focus on a single destination, offering you the chance to explore all the many aspects of its attractions and heritage. Browse the holidays below to discover more about what's included in our fantastic breaks.

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Scenic Switzerland by Rail

Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery. Enjoy journeys aboard three iconic railways as well as time to explore elegant resorts at your own pace on this typically Swiss tour.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
8 days from £1,375per personView tour details
Treasures of Andalucia

Explore the best of beautiful Andalucía on this spectacular holiday. Visit sun-soaked Seville, journey to historic Cordoba and explore the Alhambra in Granada, all from your base in charming Antequera.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
8 days from £845per personView tour details
America's Deep South

Celebrate the long history of great American music on this fascinating tour across the Deep South - from Nashville, home of Country, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans.

Departs from September 2017 to November 2017.
10 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

Explore the wonders of two fascinating nations on a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. Delve into the history and culture of Vietnam, explore UNESCO-listed attractions and visit the incredible temple city of Angkor Wat.

Departs from February 2017 to November 2017.
14 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Madrid & the Pilgrim's Trail

Follow the iconic Pilgrim's Trail through northern Spain, beginning in Bilbao, the heart of Basque country. Head through some of Spain's oldest cities, bound for beautiful Santiago before exploring the capital, Madrid.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
9 days from £995per personView tour details
Madrid, Toledo & Salamanca

Visit three of Spain's most historic cities on a tour that takes you from the Spanish capital Madrid to majestic Toledo and to the 'Golden City' of Salamanca. You also visit the culturally important town of Avila.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
8 days from £795per personView tour details
Majorca & the ‘Orange Express’

Visit the sunny climes of beautiful Majorca on a tour that takes you along its attractive coastline, to the capital Palma and on the magical Tren de Sóller or 'Orange Express'.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
8 days from £895per personView tour details
Paris & Versailles

Discover France's romantic capital on a delightful city break. Take in the city's highlights on a coach tour, explore the historic Marais Quarter, and enjoy the opulent Palace of Versailles.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
4 days from £315per personView tour details
Portugal & Madeira

Discover bustling Portugal and delightful Madeira on a fantastic Fly:Rail tour. Starting in Lisbon, explore captivating Sintra, charming Funchal, the unusual architecture of Santana and the stunning gardens of Madeira.

Departs from June 2017 to October 2017.
8 days from £1,195per personView tour details
Scenic Lake Maggiore

This wonderful seven-night holiday takes you to the shores of beautiful Lake Maggiore. Discover scenic railway journeys, picturesque Isola Bella and stylish Milan.

Departs from June 2017 to October 2017.
8 days from £895per personView tour details
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Rail Discoveries offers a wide range of rail tours that explore the culture of Europe. Whether you are on our standard or luxury rail holidays, our itineraries are overflowing with excursions and chances to take in magnificent scenery. From the rolling hills of France to the glistening lochs of Scotland, rail travel offers you an incredible vantage point of some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes. Many of our luxury rail holidays include excursions on famous vintage and narrow-gauge railways, which twist high around mountains and down into steep valleys whilst passing inspirational scenery like frozen waterfalls and breathtaking lakes.      

Each of our holidays includes a specially created programme of excursions as well as free time for visiting sights of personal interest or enjoying the amenities that are offered by your hotel. The activities featured on our luxury rail holidays are selected to fit in with the character of your break, with opulent gala dinners, fireworks and live music on our New Year's breaks whilst our Special Interest holidays feature carnivals, walking tours and a tall ship sailing event. With such a great combination of activities already included in your break, along with all accommodation, transport and a selection of meals, you will not have to plan anything extra for your luxury rail holiday.

We also offer a variety of UK and Ireland breaks which give guests the opportunity to rediscover the rich culture and heritage that lies on their doorstep. From UNESCO sites in Wales to the inviting coast of the New Forest, there is plenty of choice of luxury rail holidays for those looking for an exciting break close to home. Further information on the accommodation and transport that is used on each of our rail tours, as well as the excursions that are included can be found on the tour itineraries that are listed on this website.

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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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