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UK & Europe: Rail Travel Ideas


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Rail travel in Europe is easy, efficient, and often very logical. Intercity travel can be way faster than flying. For more information, please visit European Rail (for Rail Passes, Trains, etc.). Below are some ideas to consider. Let us help you make the right choices.

Rail Travel Ideas

  • Best of Switzerland: Train & Aerial Cable Cars

    Experience the thrill of exceptional panoramic views of the Central Alpine Range from the peaks of some of Switzerland's highest mountains. Enjoy stays in the beautiful cities of Lucerne and Interlaken; explore the part of the area using scenic train rides and aerial cable cars.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 836
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Classic Moscow to St Petersburg by High Speed Train

    Explore the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow before spending three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 840
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Classic St Petersburg to Moscow by High Speed Train

    Explore the cultural capitals of enigmatic Russia. Spend three nights in beautiful Saint Petersburg, Russia’s most European city, before exploring the great monuments and mysteries of Moscow.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 818
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Rail Travel Ideas, Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Essentials of Spain Barcelona to Madrid

    Ideal for a first time visitor, this essential Spain tour starts in the country’s most unique and famous city, Barcelona. It then takes in historic Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo before disembarking in Madrid.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,914
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Essentials of Spain from Madrid to Barcelona

    Visit five iconic Spanish cities, Madrid the capital, Cordoba, Seville and Granada in Andalusia and Barcelona in Catalonia, each with its own character, culture and history. Enjoy magnificent architecture, old and new and be awed by all that Spain has to offer the visitor.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,914
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Spain See Trip Details
  • Explore Germany's Christmas Markets: Berlin to Munich

    Venture to Germany’s most popular cities during the heart of the Christmas season. Travelling to Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, and Munich, you’ll explore historic old towns, tour castles and palaces, and visit the world’s most-famous Christmas markets to get in the spirit of the season.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,882
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Specialty Groups & Events
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Germany at a Glance by Rail: Frankfurt to Munich

    Ride the rails to explore the major cities of Germany. Tour the Old City of Frankfurt to see the iconic Romsberg, survey the historical sights of Berlin, from the Brandenburg Gate to Checkpoint Charlie, before heading to Munich and seeing the fairy tale castles of the Swan King of Bavaria.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,275
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Grand Tour of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian : Dublin to Dublin

    Embark on a luxury train journey across Ireland. Get acquainted with Dublin with a stay in a deluxe hotel before boarding the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian and travelling to some of Ireland’s most famous landmarks, including Blarney Castle and Galway, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 13,001
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Legends & Loughs with Belmond Grand Hibernian : Dublin to Dublin

    Explore Ireland in style with this luxurious train journey to the nation’s most popular cities. Aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, you’ll spend a few days in Dublin before venturing across the country to see Cork, Blarney Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    9 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,530
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Magic Cities of Southern Germany by Train

    Embark on an enchanting journey through the south of Germany. Visit Nuremberg with its historical treasures and vibrant Munich, which charms with its friendly citizens and gorgeous architecture. Admire the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein and learn about Germany’s automotive industry in Stuttgart.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,381
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Magic Cities of the North & East of Germany by Train

    Discover the rich history and culture of some of Germany’s most famous cities on this trip through the north and east of the country. Travelling by train, you’ll start in Frankfurt and work your way across the nation with stopovers in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin, and Dresden to explore their legendary highlights.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,787
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Germany See Trip Details
  • Moscow to St Petersburg Overnight Train - Grand Express

    Ride between Russia’s modern capital and its artistic heart aboard the elegant Grand Express. Tour Red Square and the Kremlin in the heart of political Moscow before boarding the Grand Express and heading to St. Petersburg to gaze upon the architectural masterpieces of Peter the Great’s Russia and getting lost in the artistic treasure-troves of the State Hermitage and Russian Museum.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Swiss Mountains & Golden Pass Line: Zurich to Zurich

    Enjoy breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps and explore enchanting towns on this journey through Switzerland. Heading from Zurich to Lucerne, Interlaken, and Monteux, you’ll explore picturesque resort towns, ascend towering mountains, and ride along one of the most famous rail lines in the world.
    Duration:
    6 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,063
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland by Glacier Express 3 Days: Zurich to Zurich

    Ride the Glacier Express to journey between two gorgeous alpine resorts in the Swiss Alps, St. Moritz and Zermatt. Peer out of the panoramic windows to admire the breathtaking landscape of mountains and forests, and explore the picturesque centres of these charming resort towns.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,163
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland by Glacier Express 5 Days: Zurich to Zurich

    Board the Glacier Express for an unforgettable train ride through the picturesque Swiss Alps. On this journey, you’ll travel from dazzling St. Moritz to sophisticated Zermatt, enjoy a stay in magical Interlaken, and visit Jungfrau, the highest train station in Europe and one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,720
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland Deluxe (Luxury Tour) includes Rail

    This first class luxury Switzerland tour takes you to many of the country’s most beloved and picturesque destinations, including St Moritz, Bern, and Zermatt, home to the iconic Matterhorn. Includes Glacier Express ride.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,809
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Switzerland's Most Famous Mountain Peaks includes Rail

    Many of Switzerland’s most awe-inspiring and best known mountains are located close to the towns of Interlaken and Zermatt, in themselves, attractive resorts in which to spend time. Enjoy train rides and panoramic views of the central Swiss Alps.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 955
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Switzerland See Trip Details
  • Taste of Ireland with Belmond Grand Hibernian: Dublin to Dubin

    Embark on a luxury train journey across Ireland and Northern Ireland. Get acquainted with Dublin with a stay in a deluxe hotel before boarding the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian and travelling to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, as well as Dundalk and Waterford. Each night, return to the train for fine dining and pampering accommodations.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,404
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • The All Ireland Rail Coach Tour: Dublin to Dublin

    What better way to see the Emerald Isle than by rail? This Ireland tour takes you to many of the country’s most famous sights, all with comfortable accommodation and reserved rail seats.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,435
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • The Belmond Grand Hibernian

    For those seeking a unique style of Ireland tour, rail vacations aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian are sure to deliver. The train offers 3-day and 5-day journeys, as well as a 7-day journey that combines the first two itineraries. All itineraries begin and end in Dublin and include daily meals, drinks, excursions, and guides.
    Duration:
    3-7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,284
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • The Royal Atlantic Ireland Tour by Rail & Coach: Dublin to Dublin

    Uncover Cork, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Aran Islands on this superb Ireland tour that mixes train and coach travel, letting you experience the country at its finest.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Rail Travel Ideas
    Ireland See Trip Details
  • Tsar's Gold Train: Trans Siberian Rail: Beijing to Moscow

    Travel the legendary Trans Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. See dramatic changes of scenery as you traverse both Europe and Asia on our Private Train.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,268
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    China See Trip Details
  • Tsars Gold Train: Trans Siberian Rail: Moscow to Beijing

    Travel the legendary Trans Siberian Railroad through Russia, Mongolia and China in comfort. See dramatic changes of scenery as you traverse both Europe and Asia on our private train.
    Duration:
    16 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 8,415
    Trip Type:
    Rail Travel Ideas
    Russia See Trip Details
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express: London to Venice

    Don’t just take the train from London to Venice. Embark one of the world’s most famous train journeys, surrounded by the style, luxury, and opulence of the 1920’s.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,526
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Romance & Honeymoon
    England See Trip Details
  • Venice Simplon Orient Express: Venice to London

    Indulge yourself and enjoy the excitement of a 2 day luxury train journey on the historic Orient Express with a brief stop in Paris en route. Gourmet meals, outstanding on board service and comfortable sleeping accommodation all add up to an experience extraordinaire!
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,463
    Trip Type:
    Luxury and Beyond, Rail Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Italy See Trip Details
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