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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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Glacier Express All Inclusive
Swiss Flash Sale
4.2 stars(386 reviews)
2024JulAugSepOct
8 days from
£1,799 pp £1,599 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Basilica di Santa Croce, Lecce
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4.3 stars(314 reviews)
2024JunAugSepOct
2025AprMayJunSepOct
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£1,299 pp £1,199 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon Gatwick, London Stansted
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  • TransportFlight, Coach
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Roses
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4.3 stars(368 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationFrance, Spain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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North Yorkshire Moors
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4.1 stars(620 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSepOct
5 days from
£429 pp £354 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Railways of Wales
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4.4 stars(435 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSepOct
6 days from
£599 pp £549 pp
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  • DestinationWales
  • Starts / EndsLlandudno
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Garda All Inclusive
Last 100 Spaces
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2024JunJulAugSepOct
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Isle of Man
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4.7 stars(362 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Portofino
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2024JunAugSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The Highlands by Steam
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4.1 stars(215 reviews)
2024JulAugSepOct
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£799 pp £749 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Charming Dordogne
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4.2 stars(188 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSepOct
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Lake Windemere
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4.1 stars(288 reviews)
2024JunAugSepOct
5 days from
£579 pp £529 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsCarlisle
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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive
Swiss Flash Sale
4.5 stars(239 reviews)
2024JunAugSepOct
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The Charming Dordogne
16/May
Brian Bennett
5 stars
“A escorted well organised tour throughout. Excellent hotel and tour manager. Day excursions by coach to a good variety of interesting destinations.
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Glacier Express All Inclusive
15/May
M Burn
5 stars
“Brilliant Tour Manager. Spectacular rail journeys Excellent hotels.
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Cotswolds & The Severn Valley
14/May
Tony Woodward
5 stars
“A very enjoyable experience with good company, very good food, a helpful Tour Manager, comfortable accommodation in delightful Worcester and enjoyable excursions to Bridgnorth, Broadway and Tewkesbury Abbey. Cheltenham disappointed. One of the rail journeys ( SVR) was unfortunately diesel-hauled until we changed - by choice - to a later steam service.
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Imperial Cities by Rail: Vienna, Prague & Berlin
13/May
eric aldridge
5 stars
“This was our 4th trip with RD. Kathryn was a really great TM and was really patient with some of the less able 'travellers'. The local tour guides were generally okay although both those in Vienna and Prague were somewhat quite 'political' and even 'racial' despite Kathryn's efforts ask them not to be. The guide in Berlin was very good. (I accept their culture may be different to ours). There were minor difficulties with trains but Kathryn handled the changes without a problem. We were bemused by some complaints from 'others' who said they didn't expect so much walking on a 'walking tour' and even more when they struggled with 3 bags despite your instructions for only one piece of luggage (and then moan about it). But in general our fellow travellers were great company and we had a great time. The food, breakfast and dinners, at the hotels was excellent with the exception of the evening meal in Berlin. The food there was poor with the choices of meat, fish or vegetarian. I tried all 3 and the consensus around my group was that it was 'very disappointing'. The location of the hotels was pretty much ideal with the excellent transport system clearly explained and demonstrated by Kathryn. We were advised pre-tour by Kathryn to book any 'extras' before departure. We had already booked Belvedere House, Vienna but we only just managed a booking for the Dome in Berlin. Perhaps I missed it in the tour notes but an earlier warning at time of booking would be useful. Apart from once, all the travellers were punctual and with 30+ this made the large group acceptable (the largest we have travelled with) and gave us some concern pre-tour. We were warned by Kathryn of the consequences if we were late. A great tour and the cities and fellow passengers were brilliant.
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The Isle of Man
13/May
Terea
5 stars
“Isle of Man is beautiful. Rail travel to and from Heysham Port is difficult.
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Imperial Cities: Berlin, Prague, Vienna & Budapest
12/May
A West
5 stars
“I had a really enjoyable time on this trip.
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Treasures of Andalucia
12/May
Peter Moss
5 stars
“This is my second attempt at a review for this trip, I have already sent one. The tour was great and especially the manager Tracy. The hotel was OK but the food buffet a bit basic.
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Nice & The French Riviera
12/May
Andrea Bird
5 stars
“I went with my family of 7 and it was very well organised, our tour guide Pam was lovely warm and couldn’t fault her in any way she made our experience perfect. As I’m single I would definitely now book to go solo on one of these trips again
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Railways of Wales
12/May
edna stuckey
5 stars
“The Kensington Hotel was excellent with good food and service. The train trips were well organised and very enjoyable. The horse drawn barge was lovely as was the trip to Portmerion, even though it rained.
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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.