Great Continental Railway Journeys with Railtrail Tours

 

Prompted by Michael Portillo and his 'Great Continental Railway Journeys' TV programmes we invite you to discover some of the great rail journeys through Europe that you can enjoy on our Railtrail Tours holidays.

Enjoy!

 

 

Dave Felstead
Managing Director

 

Through France to the Cote D'Azur by train

 

Enjoy this journey on our Railtrail tour
St Tropez, Antibes & Monte Carlo

 

Travel in the comfort of a high speed TGV train through the rolling French countryside as it whisks you to the Mediterranean. From your carriage window watch as the great cereal-growing plains give way to grazing pastures. Grand vistas become punctuated by vineyards. The passing regions and station names evoke the rich produce: Brie, Burgundy, Mâcon-Loché, Aix-en-Provence.

 

As our route criss-crosses the Rhone, the landscape assumes a Mediterranean look. Climbing in and out of river valleys, we cross magnificent viaducts, cut through limestone hills and plunge into a sensationally long tunnel as we approach the port of Marseille.

 

Our train kisses the coves and fishing ports of the coast and turns inland towards the forested mountains of the Masif, before its route turns again to hug the coastline with superb views at every twist, and we arrive on the French Riviera.

 

 

 

Explore Europe by Train

 

Roam by rail, scenic coastal lines to glorious lakes and mountains, crossing Europe in comfort and style. Amazing short breaks and tours, featuring incredible journeys to wonderful destinations.

 

Your choice of First or standard class rail travel, with quality hotels and inclusive excursions, and an experienced Railtrail Tour Manager. We can also arrange connecting UK rail travel from your home station.

To discover more, click on a tour title in this selection of just some of our wonderful Railtrail Tours to Europe:

 

 

Italy

Lake Garda & Venice

The Italian Lakes - Maggiore, Como & Lugano

Florence, Tuscany, Lake Garda & Venice

 

 

Switzerland

Swiss Glacier Express, Lakes & Mountains

Swiss Mountain Steam

Switzerland Winter Wonderland Celebration

Switzerland More Inclusive

 

 

Germany

Best of the Rhine & Moselle

Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

Berlin, the Brocken & Glorious Gardens

Beethoven's Bonn & The Railways of the Rhine

 

 

France

St Tropez, Antibes & Monte Carlo

 

 

Ireland

Exclusive Emerald Isle

UK & European Tours 2018

Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2018

 

2018 Scottish Highlands More Inclusive

From Price: £395.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/02/2018
 

2018 Springtime Highlander

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/03/2018
 

2018 Springtime Highlander

From Price: £409.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/03/2018
 

2018 Scottish Highlands More Inclusive

From Price: £425.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/03/2018
 

2018 Springtime Highlander

From Price: £429.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 31/03/2018
 

2018 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £525.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/04/2018
 

2018 Devon Riviera by Steam

From Price: £349.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 18/04/2018
 

2018 Cornwall Coast to Coast & Poldark Country

From Price: £899.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 19/04/2018
 

2018 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £515.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 19/04/2018
 

2018 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £325.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/04/2018
 

2018 Hebridean Islands Discovery

From Price: £1,059.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/04/2018
 

2018 Romantic Highlander

From Price: £799.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 23/04/2018
 

2018 Highland Adventure

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 25/04/2018
 

Yorkshire Moors & The Harrogate Spring Flower Show

From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/04/2018
 

2018 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

From Price: £615.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/04/2018
 

2018 Great German Rail Ale Trail

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 29/04/2018
 

2018 Burns Country, Arran & the Causeway Coast

From Price: £1,015.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 03/05/2018
 

2018 Scottish Highlands Steam & Malt Trail

From Price: £545.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/05/2018
 

2018 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/05/2018
 

2018 Wonderful Wales

From Price: £799.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 07/05/2018
 

2018 Romantic Highlander

From Price: £879.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 07/05/2018
 

2018 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £395.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 12/05/2018
 

2018 Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 13/05/2018
 

2018 The Orkney & Shetland Explorer

From Price: £1,225.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 16/05/2018
 

2018 Inner Hebridean Island Hopper

From Price: £949.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 17/05/2018
 

2018 North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £485.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/05/2018
 

2018 Yorkshire Moors by Steam

From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/05/2018
 

2018 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/05/2018
 

2018 Devon Riviera by Steam

From Price: £379.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/05/2018
 

Grand Tour of Europe by EuroCity

From Price: £2,995.00
Duration: 16 Days
Departure Date: 24/05/2018
 

2018 Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 02/06/2018
 

2018 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £395.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 02/06/2018
 

2018 Rhine & Moselle Rail & Wine Trail

From Price: £749.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 03/06/2018
 

2018 Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark

From Price: £1,175.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 04/06/2018
 

2018 Saxony Seven Steam & Rail Explorer

From Price: £1,525.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 04/06/2018
 

2018 Devon Riviera by Steam

From Price: £379.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 04/06/2018
 

2018 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £509.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 07/06/2018
 

2018 St Tropez, Monte Carlo & the Train des Pignes

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/06/2018
 

2018 Barcelona, Carcassonne & the Catalan Coast

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 08/06/2018
 

2018 Six Wonders of the Waterways

From Price: £1,195.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 09/06/2018
 

Whisky Galore!

From Price: £995.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 11/06/2018
 

2018 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/06/2018
 

2018 Romantic Highlander

From Price: £889.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 13/06/2018
 

2018 North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £485.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/06/2018
 

2018 Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,025.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 16/06/2018
 

2018 Hebridean Islands Discovery

From Price: £1,189.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 17/06/2018
 

Whisky Galore!

From Price: £995.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 18/06/2018
 

2018 Classic Cornwall Coast & Country

From Price: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 21/06/2018
 

2018 Yorkshire Moors by Steam

From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 21/06/2018
 

2018 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

From Price: £615.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/06/2018
 

2018 Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina

From Price: £1,399.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 22/06/2018
 

The Grand Tour - Norway's Majestic Fjords & Steam

From Price: £3,895.00
Duration: 18 Days
Departure Date: 25/06/2018
 

2018 Scottish Highlands Steam & Malt Trail

From Price: £575.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 28/06/2018
 

2018 Wonderful Wales

From Price: £829.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 04/07/2018
 

2018 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/07/2018
 

2018 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 30/06/2018
 

2018 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 04/07/2018
 

2018 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £415.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 09/07/2018
 

2018 Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,025.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 14/07/2018
 

2018 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 15/07/2018
 

2018 Cornwall Coast to Coast & Poldark Country

From Price: £999.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 19/07/2018
 

The Grand Tour -Swedish Steam & Hanseatic Heritage

From Price: £2,895.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 21/07/2018
 

The Grand Tour - Vive la Différence!

From Price: £2,095.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 21/07/2018
 

2018 Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/07/2018
 

2018 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £509.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/07/2018
 

2018 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

From Price: £615.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/07/2018
 

2018 Shakespeare's Severn

From Price: £495.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 02/08/2018
 

2018 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £509.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/08/2018
 

2018 Shakespeare's Severn

From Price: £495.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/08/2018
 

2018 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

From Price: £615.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/08/2018
 

2018 Rhine & Moselle Rail & Wine Trail

From Price: £749.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 02/09/2018
 

2018 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 08/08/2018
 

2018 Devon Riviera by Steam

From Price: £379.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2018
 

2018 Wonderful Wales

From Price: £829.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2018
 

2018 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £509.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/09/2018
 

2018 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/09/2018
 

2018 Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina

From Price: £1,399.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2018
 

2018 The Orkney & Shetland Explorer

From Price: £1,255.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2018
 

2018 Highland Adventure

From Price: £469.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2018
 

2018 Classic Cornwall Coast & Country

From Price: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2018
 

2018 Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark

From Price: £1,175.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2018
 

2018 Saxony Seven Steam & Rail Explorer

From Price: £1,525.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2018
 

2018 Burns Country, Arran & the Causeway Coast

From Price: £1,045.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2018
 

2018 St Tropez, Monte Carlo & the Train des Pignes

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2018
 

2018 Barcelona, Carcassonne & the Catalan Coast

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2018
 

2018 Rhine Valley Railways Uncorked

From Price: £799.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2018
 

2018 Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,025.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2018
 

2018 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £415.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2018
 

2018 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2018
 

2018 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2018
 

2018 The Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry

From Price: £1,675.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 20/09/2018
 

2018 North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £485.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/09/2018
 

2018 Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/09/2018
 

2018 The Orkney & Shetland Explorer

From Price: £1,255.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/09/2018
 

2018 Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2018
 

Whisky Galore!

From Price: £1,025.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2018
 

2018 Romantic Highlander

From Price: £899.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2018
 

2018 The Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2018
 

World War I Centenary & Somme Steam Gala

From Price: £795.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/09/2018
 

2018 Scottish Highlands Steam & Malt Trail

From Price: £575.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/09/2018
 

2018 Yorkshire Moors by Steam

From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/09/2018
 

2018 Hebridean Islands Discovery

From Price: £1,129.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 29/09/2018
 

2018 Inner Hebridean Island Hopper

From Price: £899.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 04/10/2018
 

2018 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £525.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 07/10/2018
 

Grand Tour - Golden Galloway & Glorious Grampians

From Price: £1,495.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 08/10/2018
 

The Hungaria

From Price: £1,795.00
Duration: 11 Days
Departure Date: 11/10/2018
 

2018 Yorkshire Dales Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £455.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 11/10/2018
 

2018 Devon Coast to Coast & West Somerset Steam

From Price: £799.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 18/10/2018
 

Scottish Steam Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £565.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 18/10/2018
 

2019 The Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats

From Price: £1,895.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2019

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