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Short Breaks by Train

Make the journey part of the holiday by choosing one of Rail Discoveries' escorted short breaks by train. From Europe's fairy-tale castles to the hidden gems of the UK, our rail tours offer you the chance to see some of the most famous attractions of the continent in the peace of mind that comes with knowing that every aspect of your holiday is taken care of before departure.

No matter how little time you have to spare, we have a wide range of reasonably priced holidays to many of Europe's most popular destinations, including the Swiss Alps, the Dordogne region of France, Holland and the Netherlands, and the beautiful countryside of Yorkshire.

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North Yorkshire Moors
No Solo Supplement
4.0 stars(428 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
5 days from
£359 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Highlands by Steam
4.0 stars(128 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
6 days from
£649 pp
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£649
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Windemere
4.0 stars(183 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
5 days from
£489 pp
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£489
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsCarlisle
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Norwich & Norfolk
4.3 stars(179 reviews)
2022JulAugSepOct
5 days from
£409 pp
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£409
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsNorwich
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Peak District
4.0 stars(62 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
5 days from
£399 pp
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£399
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsDerby
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lighthouse at the Needles
4.2 stars(41 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
5 days from
£509 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsPortsmouth
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Worcester Cathedral
4.2 stars(54 reviews)
2022AugSep
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£429 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsWorcester
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Spectacular Springtime in Amsterdam
4.4 stars(8 reviews)
2023MarAprMay
5 days from
£749 pp
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  • DestinationHolland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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6 days from
£749
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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  • TransportRail
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  • DestinationBelgium, Holland
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationEngland
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationBelgium, Germany, Holland
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  • TransportRail
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Our customers love our Short Breaks by Train tours
Norwich & Norfolk
27/Jun
Irene James
5 stars
“Well organised 4 day trip with excellent tour managed and coach driver. Would highly recommend this trip
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The Peak District
4/Jun
cuPhilip Crumpstomer
5 stars
“The programme was varied and then places visited interesting - food at the hotel was good - tour guide was friendly and approachable.
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Isle of Wight
25/May
Mr David King
5 stars
“Well organised, good itinerary, good hotel.
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Lakes and Dales by Steam
30/Jun
catherine
4 stars
“I had a good time and met some lovely people.
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Cotswolds & The Severn Valley
26/Jun
G MacKreth
4 stars
“Perfect hotel location. Excellent guide. Visited lots of interesting places.
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Edinburgh & the Highlands by Steam
25/Jun
J Titchmarsh
4 stars
“This was a very good, well managed holiday. I would have preferred less travelling on one of the trips but otherwise it was very enjoyable. The hotels were comfortable and the food was good.
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Yorkshire by Steam
22/Jun
Brian Dodd
4 stars
“Very well organised trip with a knowledgeable tour guide. The Yorkshire countryside was stunning and the heritage railways a great chance to experience a bygone era. Our only negative was the limited menu at the hotel though staff were friendly and helpful.
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Captivating Cornwall
6/Jun
Colin Sharpe
4 stars
“Well looked after by the informative Tour Manager with no worries throughout this holiday.
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The Netherlands in Springtime
31 May 2018
Mrs R Jupp
4 stars
“The attention to detail at the hotel wasn’t up to your usual standard.
Collected by Rail Discoveries
Culture, History, and Natural Wonders

At the heart of our short breaks in Europe is a range of excursions, designed to introduce you to the most significant natural, cultural, and historical attractions that a destination has to offer. These might be a journey on a heritage railway, a visit to a national park, or a guided tour of a city centre.

Local guides sometimes join our excursions to give you an even richer experience on your short break, sharing their intimate knowledge of an area or suggesting unique places to visit. However, our guides and Tour Managers are not there to tell you how to enjoy your holiday; you are free to explore independently, if you wish.

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We choose our accommodation based on the quality of facilities and the value for money offered, as well as the hotel's proximity to nearby attractions and the local train station. Local families run many of our European hotels as we find they offer a more personal, friendly atmosphere to our guests.

The services of one of our professional Tour Managers are included in the price of your holiday to ensure that your time in Europe is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Our Tour Managers can assist you with anything from travel advice to suggestions about the best places to eat, and they are always happy to help.

Browse the extensive range of holidays listed below to find one that suits you or call one of our Tour Advisors on 01904 730 148 for more information about our short breaks by rail.

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