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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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Lake Windemere
4.0 stars(226 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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£499 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsCarlisle
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Highlands by Steam
4.1 stars(168 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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£699 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
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North Yorkshire Moors
4.0 stars(513 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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Norwich & Norfolk
4.3 stars(224 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsNorwich
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Spectacular Springtime in Amsterdam
4.4 stars(8 reviews)
2023MarAprMay
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£749 pp
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  • DestinationHolland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Worcester Cathedral
4.2 stars(73 reviews)
2023MayJunAugSep
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Lighthouse at the Needles
4.2 stars(57 reviews)
2023AprMayJulAugSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsPortsmouth
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The Peak District
3.9 stars(80 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsDerby
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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  • DestinationBelgium, Holland
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  • DestinationBelgium, Germany, Holland
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Our customers love our Short Breaks by Train tours
Yorkshire by Steam
11/Nov
Paul Burns
5 stars
“A very well organised and enjoyable holiday which was also good value for money. The hotel was comfortable, the outings really interesting and the balance between organised events and free time was well considered.
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Edinburgh & the Highlands by Steam
19/Oct
AWH
5 stars
“Scenery and location complemented by a superb Tour Manager
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Norwich & Norfolk
19/Oct
Bruce Merrick
5 stars
“An excellent short holiday, I didn't think Norwich had so much to offer.
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Isle of Wight
5/Oct
Judith Billingham
5 stars
“We enjoyed all of it and were pleased we could visit all the places as originally arranged, and watch the Queen's funeral
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The Peak District
1/Oct
Paul, from Nottingham
5 stars
“Great holiday , well organised, good food at the hotel,
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Lakes and Dales by Steam
18/Oct
Ann Henstock
4 stars
“Very good hotel with excellent breakfasts. The tours were good. Pity we hit a day of train strikes. Would recommend the holiday. Ann Henstock
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Cotswolds & The Severn Valley
21/Sep
P Kelly
4 stars
“Already done the survey
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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.
Collected by Trustpilot
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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