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.… see more
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From gloriously scenic settings to exciting cities, we offer festive holidays by rail to celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year in style.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and New Year! Sparkling winter rail journeys, resplendent Christmas excursions, fantastic New Year's Eve celebrations - the most wonderful time of the year is on full display with Rail Discoveries' festive tours.
A dazzling array of festive experiences await. From traditional German Christmas markets complete with mulled wine and Christmas cake, to a happy New Year in Yorkshire, discover the festive season across the world with Rail Discoveries and enjoy our award winning approach to escorted rail holidays with iconic journeys, enthralling experiences and more - all against a stunning winter wonderland of snow, ice and frost.
For that extra magical touch to your winter expedition, a Christmas holiday makes for a memorable and fairytale experience as you see the lights, traditions and buildings come to live in towns and cities across the continent. Embark on a Christmas markets tour, experience the big day itself, celebrate New Year or even just enjoy Christmas on your doorstep in the UK - the festive season is just waiting to be discovered!
So take a look at the tours below, and embark on your very own wonderful festive Rail Discoveries adventure!
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