At Rail Discoveries, we believe passionately that 'by rail' is
the finest way to travel. Trains allow you to sit back, relax and
literally watch the world go by your window from the comfort of
your seat as you make your way across Europe - or even beyond.
Rail Discoveries takes thousands of passengers each year on
holidays by rail to beautiful European destinations such as
Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, and for many
customers the journey by rail is an important part of the holiday
But sometimes, you may feel it's just not possible to make the
time to travel by train to destinations that are a little bit
further afield. We asked our customers, whether having the choice
of a Fly:Rail holiday would appeal to them. After receiving an
enthusiastic response, we are pleased to introduce our collection
of Fly:Rail tours, namely tours that depart from and return to the
UK by air.
Taking a short flight from London to southern Europe allows you
to enjoy a little more time in your main destination. Much like our
rail departures, your Tour Manager meets you in London at your
departure point, and remains with you throughout the tour, so you
can start enjoying your holiday before you've even left the UK.
What about rail travel?
Our Fly:Rail tours include all of the classic features that have
made our existing escorted holidays so popular - from
centrally-located hotels to an enthralling package of sightseeing
and excursions; and from many included meals to the services of a
dedicated professional Tour Manager.
Our Fly:Rail programme also includes, where possible, superb
rail travel in and around your main tour destination. We believe
that travelling around by rail really is the best way to see a
region, and that's why we include journeys on the finest trains.
From efficient high-speed trains in Andalucia to lines that are
widely regarded as attractions in themselves, such as Switzerland's
magnificent Bernina Express, we admire some of Europe's finest
attractions from the rails.
If you would like an overnight stay in a nearby hotel for the
first or final night of your tour, simply call our team of friendly
Tour Advisors for assistance, or make an appointment to speak to us
in person at our office in the centre of York during office hours
(Monday- Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm).
Situated on Spain southern coast, Andalucia is an exciting
melting pot of cultures that marks the meeting point of Europe and
Africa. High-speed rail services have made this region more
accessible than ever, but a flight will allow you more time to
explore this glorious region, its lively cities and outstanding
historic landmarks such as the iconic Alhambra Palace.
Taking the train to the world-famous Italian lakes allows you to
break the journey with an overnight in France or Switzerland. But
flying directly there lets visitors explore more of these lakes and
their beautiful surroundings, like the stunning Dolomite
Travelling to this fascinating region of grand architecture and
rich cultural heritage usually requires a romantic overnight
sleeper service. Taking a flight allows you to reach the
mesmerising city of Berlin directly.