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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.

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?

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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.

Departs in December 2016.
6 days from £575per personView tour details
Andalucia at New Year

Discover the magical beauty and mild climate of Andalucía on this festive tour. Visit historic Seville, Cordoba, and gaze at the wonderful Alhambra.

Departs in December 2016.
8 days from £895per personView tour details
Black Forest & Strasbourg at New Year

Enjoy a delightful festive break in the heart of the romantic Black Forest. From our base in idyllic Titisee, we visit medieval Freiburg, admire the Triberg waterfalls and journey through stunning winter scenery by rail.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from £1,045per personView tour details
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.

Departs in December 2016.
9 days from £1,495per personView tour details
New Year in the Rhine Valley

Join us as we enjoy celebrating the festive season in the riverside town of Remagen with trips amidst the vineyards, winding rivers and delightful medieval towns.

6 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
A New Year Cruise along the Rhine

Discover the many attractions along the Rhine on a fantastic cruise this New Year. Celebrate New Year's Eve in Roman Mainz, and spend a memorable New Year's Day cruising along the beautiful Rhine Gorge.

6 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
Jungfrau Express All Inclusive at New Year

Spend a magical New Year at the 'Top of Europe' on this enchanting festive holiday, enjoying spellbinding scenery, captivating excursions and exceptional Swiss hospitality in the quaint village of Wilderswil.

8 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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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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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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