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New Year

New Year is a time to celebrate, and what better way to reflect on the year past and ring in the New Year than with festive revelry in an excitingly unfamiliar destination?

New Year Holidays

From journeying along the frosted peaks of the Alps on the world famous Glacier Express to welcoming in the New Year with a traditional piper in Scotland, we offer you the chance to experience a truly memorable festive holiday. Spectacular fireworks and delectable cuisine are just a taste of what you can enjoy on a New Year break from Rail Discoveries.

Featuring fantastic locations and fabulous scenery, a rail holiday is not only one of the most eco-friendly means of travel but also one of the most relaxing. Comfortable seats, panoramic windows, and a friendly group atmosphere are all reasons why our train holidays are so unique.

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Glacier Express All Inclusive at New Year

Discover the delights of Switzerland at New Year on this all inclusive festive break. Travel through winter wonderlands on some of Switzerland's most iconic railways, explore elegant resorts, and soak up incredible snowy vistas.

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8 days from £1,659 pp

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New Year on the Danube

Experience the magic of southeastern Germany from your spectacular base in Passau. Cruise along the iconic Danube River, explore the wild Bavarian Forest and welcome the New Year in style at an unforgettable gala evening.

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7 days from £1,199 pp

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Jungfrau Express All Inclusive at New Year

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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New Year in the Rhine Valley

Join us as we enjoy celebrating the festive season in the riverside town of Koblenz with trips amidst the vineyards, ruined castles and medieval towns.

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A Flavour of Yorkshire at New Year

From our base in the spa town of Harrogate, enjoy the New Year in beautiful Yorkshire. Our holiday takes us along vintage steam railways and to the magnificent city of York.

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Join us and discover the historic towns and cities of Germany, explore quaint shops and cafés from York's cobbled streets, and sample the delightful wines of the Rhine Valley on a river cruise; alternatively, why not choose a tour that includes journeys on some of Europe's favourite heritage railways and trains, such as the Vulcan Express?

Browse our range of New Year holidays below or call one of our Tour Advisors for more information about travelling to Europe during the festive season. What better way to ring in the New Year than by celebrating in terrific company, secure in the knowledge that every aspect of your holiday is taken care of?

See in the New Year on an Escorted Tour

All our New Year holidays include a special celebratory dinner accompanied by lively entertainment, as well as the services of one of our professional Tour Managers, who will accompany you throughout your tour to assist with everything from travel arrangements to recommending interesting places to see.

Local guides also used on some excursions, as they are able to offer a more personal and in-depth account of the attractions that you visit, as well as insights into a region's history and cultural traditions.


Europe is yours to experience however you see fit on our New Year tours. If you prefer to stay closer to home during the festive season, you can celebrate the traditions of Hogmanay in the Scottish Highlands or explore Yorkshire by steam train from the Georgian spa town of  Harrogate.

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