European & UK Late Summer Destinations
By Georgia Shipley
4 July 2019
Late summer and early autumn are a great time to travel, it’s not too hot and the excitement of children’s school holidays has calmed down.Read more
Explore the stunning snow-peaked mountains to lush green valleys of Austria, Switzerland & the Alps with Rail Discoveries.
The Alps are a huge and striking range of mountains and peaks that extend across several European countries, providing stunning views from snow-peaked mountains to lush green valleys and majestic lakes. Escorted train holidays through the Alps travel to many locations of beauty, with popular and particularly scenic ranges being found in Switzerland, Austria, Spain and on the borders of France and Italy. Some of the most well known sights, and most incredible railways and train journeys, can be experienced when visiting the Alps, such as the Jungfrau Railway and the very famous Glacier Express.
Spend a relaxing week in the outstanding Bernese Oberland, enjoying all inclusive hospitality and fantastic excursions to Interlaken and the surrounding mountains, including Jungfraujoch and the summit of Harder Kulm.… see more
8 days from £1,499 ppView tour details >
Discover the magnificent scenery of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoying an all inclusive stay, we explore elegant St Moritz, Tirano and beautiful Arosa, as well as journeying on the world famous Glacier Express.… see more
9 days from £1,499 ppView tour details >
Embark on one of the world's finest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Switzerland's incredible natural beauty is on full display throughout this panoramic rail journey. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.… see more
12 days from £2,395 ppView tour details >
Experience the best of Switzerland on a tour that showcases classic Alpine scenery. Enjoy journeys aboard three iconic railways as well as time to explore elegant resorts at your own pace on this typically Swiss tour.… see more
8 days from £1,299 ppView tour details >
Discover the magnificent wintry setting of Switzerland on this fabulous tour. Enjoy an all-inclusive stay with visits to elegant St Moritz, charming Tirano and Arosa on some of the most iconic Swiss trains.… see more
8 days from £1,710 ppView tour details >
Beginning on the pristine shores of the beautiful Lake Garda, you experience the distinct charm of northern Italy before continuing on to attend a performance of the 42nd edition of the Oberammergau Passion Play.… see more
10 days from £2,260 ppView tour details >
As with all Rail Discoveries' holidays, the services of one of our experienced Tour Managers are included to ensure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly and to provide any advice or assistance that you may require.
Choose from one of our spectacular Alps train holidays and experience a unique journey across the breathtaking landscapes of this epic natural phenomenon.
Holidays by train to Switzerland are extremely scenic and there's a lovely range of scenery to appreciate as the train passes through charming villages nestled in deep valleys and forests, before ascending into flowering alpine meadows, eventually turning into rugged mountains surrounded by snow-covered embankments and icy glaciers.
For spectacular views of the Alps, train holidays are the ideal way to find the most remote and scenic landscapes in the area whilst also providing access to the charming traditional towns and popular resorts. There are a selection of trains that are used on our tours, from high-speed services like the Eurostar to traditional locomotives and trains like the famous Glacier Express, which follows one of the most visually stunning routes in the Swiss Alps.
Train holidays are also a fantastic way to preserve these natural wonders, as it is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel. From the moment that you join your tour group and Tour Manager at St Pancras International, every aspect of your trip has been arranged for your convenience and relaxation. Comfortable hotels, travel, selected meals and exciting excursions are all included in our Alps train holidays, further details of which can be viewed in the tour itinerary.
The excursions planned into your holiday are there to provide you with a range of cultural, social or historical experiences and can include guided walks, lake cruises and city tours.
It is your decision whether you choose to join in with the excursions that are included on our Alps train holidays and you are welcome to spend your time relaxing in your hotel or individually exploring the local area if you would prefer to do so.