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Rail Discoveries Holiday Themes

Rail Discoveries provide a wide range of holidays by train to a number of European and worldwide destinations, including some that have a special theme and those that have proven to be our most popular tours. From our grand tours to special interest holidays that only occur once every so often, our many themes encompass a large selection of holidays by train to suit a variety of diverse interests. Our short breaks allow you to explore new places and cultures, even if you do not have much time to play with, while our single travellers programme of holidays by train provide a tailored environment for those travelling alone. Browse our many different themes which include our classic rail journeys that are sought after year upon year, tours of lakes and mountains and holidays in the winter and spring. You can also browse our newest selection of holidays by train or find a tour that suits you by selecting one of the categories below.

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We have carefully planned and chosen each of our holidays by train to introduce guests to many of the most beautiful natural, cultural and historic attractions in the place that they are visiting. This could be a natural wonder such as the Alps or a vibrant cultural attraction like a yearly carnival. Europe is full of interesting highlights and attractions from medieval castles to historic cities, and our many tours and holidays by train are designed to showcase the best a destination has to offer. We also provide a range of holidays by rail at specific times of the year, such as our festive breaks which include trips to European Christmas markets and celebratory New Year holidays. 

Each of our themed train holidays includes all of the travel and accommodation in the price of the tour with a range of meals and excursions also included. Popular excursions that accompany many of our holidays by train are city tours, trips to iconic landmarks and journeys on heritage railways to beauty spots that are often inaccessible by other modes of transport. An experienced Tour Manager joins our holidays to ensure everything runs smoothly, leaving you with peace of mind from the moment you leave your home. Browse our themes and choose from our range of incredible holidays by train.

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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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