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Classic Rail Journeys

From winding around the Swiss Alps on narrow-gauge railways to relaxing by the beautiful coast at the Côte d'Azur, Rail Discoveries' classic rail journeys visit some of Europe's most exquisite places.

Classic Rail Journeys

From winding around the Swiss Alps on narrow-gauge railways to relaxing by the beautiful coast at the Côte d'Azur, Rail Discoveries' classic rail journeys visit some of Europe's most exquisite places. Whether you are looking for areas of outstanding natural beauty or places that are culturally rich, we have a classic tour to suit you.

These exciting holidays have proven themselves popular with customers year upon year and new guests are continually thrilled when they embark on one of our classic tours. Everyone from groups of friends to single travellers are welcome on these holidays which boast a friendly group atmosphere along with exciting excursions and exploration into the area the holiday is based. Browse our full range of classic rail journeys.

We’ve found 14 tours for you matching: Classic Rail Journeys

Railways of Wales

Explore the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. Enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains and admire delightful towns and ancient history on this Welsh adventure.

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2019JulAugSepOct
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6 days from £495 pp

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Glacier Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display throughout this panoramic rail journey. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2019Sep
2020MayJunAugSep

11 days from £2,295 pp

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Jungfrau Express & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railway station, allowing you to enjoy lofty views across the Alpine peaks below. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2019Sep
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10 days from £1,995 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive

Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all inclusive stay, we explore elegant St Moritz, Tirano and beautiful Arosa, as well as journeying on the world famous Glacier Express.

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2019JulAugSepOct
2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

9 days from £1,495 pp

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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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2019Dec

5 days from £695 pp

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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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2019Dec

7 days from £1,395 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive Fly:Rail

Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all inclusive stay, we explore St Moritz, charming Tirano and beautiful Arosa , as well as journeying on the world famous Glacier Express.

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2019Sep

8 days from £1,495 pp

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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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2019Dec

6 days from £525 pp

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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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2019Dec

5 days from £525 pp

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Lakes and Dales by Steam

From your base in Carlisle, travel on three incredible railway lines, and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the spectacular north of England, including the world-famous and UNESCO-listed Lake District.

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2019AugSepOct
2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £395 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive at Christmas

The winter wonderland of Switzerland awaits on this all-inclusive festive break. With fantastic excursions on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, enjoy elegant resorts, snowy vistas and Swiss hospitality.

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2019Dec

8 days from £1,595 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive at New Year

The winter wonderland of Switzerland awaits on this allinclusive festive break. With fantastic excursions on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, we enjoy elegant resorts, snowy vistas and Swiss hospitality.

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2019Dec

8 days from £1,595 pp

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Classic Rail Journeys with Rail Discoveries

Our classic rail journeys include famous routes such as The Glacier Express and The GoldenPass Line. The cost includes all of the accommodation and travel, with hotels that are chosen for their excellent facilities, location and personal atmosphere. A selection of meals and excursions are also included in the price of our classic tours giving you complete peace of mind that everything is taken care of.

We choose our excursions to reflect everything that is great about the destination, from the history and culture to the natural attractions. Excursions can range from city tours, trips to iconic landmarks and historic museums. Our itineraries have been planned carefully to ensure that all guests on our classic rail journeys experience the best the area has to offer.

An experienced and professional Tour Manager joins each of our classic holidays to make sure that everything goes according to plan. They are extremely helpful and friendly, blending into the background as much or as little as you like. Choose from our selection of classic rail journeys and find your perfect holiday.

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