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Cities & Sights Rail Holidays

Explore some of the world's most interesting locations on our range of city breaks by train. Immerse yourself in the sophistication and European chic of Paris and Milan or relax amongst the natural splendours of Amsterdam; the world's favourite urban centres are yours to discover on one of Rail Discoveries' tours.

Carefully designed to introduce guests to a variety of cultural and historical attractions, our city breaks usually include guided tours with expert local guides, as well as journeys through the most spellbinding scenery a region has to offer.

Whether you are travelling from London to Paris to enjoy a river cruise along the Seine or to Italy to experience the rainbow colours and elegant floats of the Venice Carnival, you can be assured of an exciting, memorable adventure when you book with Rail Discoveries.

See below for our list of Cities and Sights-themed tours or call one of our Tour Advisors on the number above to discuss your perfect holiday in the UK, Europe, or beyond.

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Essential Norway

Marvel at the beauty and majesty of spellbinding Norway on this enthralling seven-day holiday. Travel from the elegant city of Oslo to the breathtaking fjords and mountains of Norway's west coast.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
7 days from £1,095per personView tour details
Italian Explorer Fly:Rail

Explore the heart of classical Italy, discover the ancient imperial relics of Rome, the wealth of artistic treasures of Florence and the striking Leaning Tower of Pisa, as well as the Floating City of Venice.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
9 days from £1,595per 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
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
Lake Garda All Inclusive

On this wonderful all inclusive holiday, you have the chance to explore the charming towns and villages surrounding Lake Garda and enjoy excursions to the fabulous cities of Verona and Venice.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
10 days from £1,195per 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
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 June 2017 to September 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
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.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
4 days from £455per personView tour details
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Discover the World's Favourite Cities

The cities of Europe vary from historic centres such as Vienna and Prague to lively cosmopolitan cities like Berlin and Rome, where fascinating museums, striking architecture, and bustling centres come together to create the perfect city break. Cologne, Venice, Verona, and Bruges are just a few of the other destinations included in our brochure of European breaks by rail.

If you would like to escape the continent, why not explore the labyrinthine souks of Marrakech in Morocco or live the 'American Dream' with a holiday to California and the West Coast of the United States? Alternatively, experience the famed autumnal colours of New England from the historic city of Boston.

On all our city breaks, we include the services of a Tour Manager to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Our holidays include all accommodation, rail travel, and a selection of meals and excursions in the price, meaning that you won't have to keep dipping into your pocket throughout your tour.


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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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