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Snow crunching underfoot, Midnight Mass and the jingle of bells as your horse-drawn sleigh slides along combine with traditional celebrations on our Christmas rail tours.

Christmas Rail Tours

Powdery snow that crunches underfoot, flickering candles at Midnight Mass and the merry jingle of bells as your horse-drawn sleigh slides through the forest combine with festive meals and traditional celebrations on our wonderful Christmas rail tours. We believe that somehow, the true spirit of Christmas is easier to find when you are celebrating in the perfect setting. Whether we are gathering to turn on the Christmas tree lights in a quaint medieval village, or speeding across snow-covered plains on cheery, festively decorated trains, we can guarantee a Christmas to remember on one of our enticing Christmas rail tours.

Winter is a wonderful time of year. You've got Christmas, you've got pristine winter scenery, you've heartwarming seasonal cuisine and after it's all done, you've got the cheerful colours and fresh feeling of spring to look forward to!

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Three Countries Christmas Markets

Compare the lights, sounds and smells of Christmas Markets across three different countries: Belgium's oldest, Liège; joyful Aachen in Germany and Valkenburg's unique grotto markets in the Netherlands.

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Christmas on the Catalan Coast

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas break on the rugged Catalan Coast. From charming Roses we visit Cadaqués, Girona, Figueres and Barcelona.

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The Festive Markets of Yorkshire

Soak up the festive atmosphere in 'God's own county' on this superb pre-Christmas break. In addition to the Christmas Markets in historic York, you will enjoy a vintage steam journey and a festive rural village festival.

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Christmas in Wales

Enjoy a delightful Christmas escape in beautiful Wales. Discover the panorama of the countryside on three fantastic rail journeys, and greet the festive season in style.

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Festive Mont Blanc & the Matterhorn

Eat, drink and be merry in the Swiss Alps on this festive tour which celebrates Christmas by visiting chocolate box towns, journeying on beautiful railways and discovering iconic Alpine peaks.

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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive at Christmas

Discover the spectacular and remarkable beauty of the Swiss Alps at one of the most wonderful times of the year on this all inclusive rail adventure to the highest railway station in Europe.

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Christmas in the Cotswolds

Enjoy the epitome of all things English in the Cotswolds at Christmas, as you discover this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at one of the most wonderful times of the year.

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The Lakes & Dales at Christmas

Discover two of England's most breathtaking counties at Christmas on this marvellous tour by rail. Travel on two magnificent railway lines, and enjoy a cruise across iconic Windermere.

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Norwich & Norfolk at Christmas

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage trains of Norfolk over the Christmas period. Discover this charming region from your base in Norwich.

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Christmas in the Moselle Valley

Relax in the scenic Moselle Valley, experiencing a lovely Christmas Market, a wine tasting, a scenic boat trip on the Rhine and a heritage rail journey.

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Christmas in the Harz Mountains

Discover breathtaking mountain landscapes, charming historic towns and enjoy a journey on the Harz narrow-gauge Railway in picturesque Germany.

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A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas

From our base in the spa town of Harrogate, enjoy the festive spirit of beautiful Yorkshire. Our holiday takes us to famous monuments, vintage railways and the magnificent city of York.

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Explore a Winter Wonderland on an Escorted Tour

Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas escape crossing the Canadian Shield on board The Canadian, a true classic Trans-Continental train. With original stainless steel coaches fully restored to their 1950's splendour and wonderful on-board facilities, The Canadian is the ideal way to take in the dramatic Canadian vistas, blanketed in a beautiful layer of wintry snow.  Or, immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes of Europe over the festive period, with tours taking in the ethereal beauty and festive charms of the continent. Experience the allure of the mighty Danube river at Christmas from on board an intimate cruise ship, explore Swedish Lapland in all its winter finery, or discover the festive delights of Salzburg and Vienna at Christmas.


If you'd prefer to enjoy the festive period a closer to home, we also have a number of Christmas tours in the Great British Isles. Visit Yorkshire at Christmas, immersing yourself in the Christmas cheer of Harrogate, York and beyond. Or delight in the celebrations in Scotland, where Christmas Day is celebrated with a sumptuous Christmas lunch, traditional dancing and Scottish music.

All of our Christmas rail tours are escorted by a Tour Manager who meets you in London and stays on hand throughout the holiday, ready to deal with any small problems that may arise. Our Tour Managers also have a fantastic knowledge of the destinations that our guests visit, which means that they can advise you on the best sights to see and places to go, so that you can make the most out of any free time.

Christmas with Rail Discoveries

With a vast and varied range of incredible destinations to visit, we are confident that we really do provide a holiday to suit everyone. Each of our itineraries offer a unique and memorable travel experience, and are carefully planned to ensure you can make the most out of your tour - packed with exciting excursions, many delicious meals and centrally located, welcoming hotels, as well as free time to explore your surroundings at your own pace. Due to the popularity of our Christmas escapes, early booking is recommended to ensure that you will obtain your place on your dream Christmas getaway.

Helen Laverack
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