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Summer Tours

Make summer special and travel in comfort and style to some of the best destinations and experiences in Europe and beyond on a escorted summer rail tour.

Summer tours

Summer is the perfect season in which to explore the sun-kissed beauty of some of Europe's most inspiring and memorable destinations by rail. As temperatures rise and the world bursts with light, warmth and colour, those long summer days are just waiting to be filled with adventures. Breathe in the heady fragrance of wild flowers carried on the warm air as you journey through Switzerland and Germany's Alpine meadows.

Explore with us some of the most picturesque towns and villages of France and Italy where the fruit of olive groves and vineyards that carpet rural hillsides ripen in the sunshine. Whether your perfect summer break entails taking in some of the best festivals, experiencing the freedom of the great outdoors, reclining on a beach or immersing yourself in the history and culture of somewhere new, a summer rail tour with Rail Discoveries promises a host of memorable sights, activities and experiences for everyone.

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Puglia All Inclusive

Situated in the 'heel' of Italy, lesser-known Puglia is a glorious region of labyrinthine ports, white-washed villages and ancient historical dwellings. Take in its fabulous attractions during your all inclusive eight-day holiday.

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2020AprMayJunSepOct

8 days from £1,099 pp

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The Catalan Coast

Enjoy this seven-day holiday on the stunning Catalan coast, from your base in relaxing Roses. Cruise to beautiful Cadaqués, explore magnificent Barcelona and charming Figueres, basking in Catalan culture.

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2020MarAprMayJunSepOct

7 days from £799 pp

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Yorkshire by Steam

Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via the majestic North York Moors. Enjoy ancient York, delightful Brontë country and scenic railway journeys.

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2020MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £349 pp

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Glacier Express All Inclusive

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.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

9 days from £1,499 pp

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Railways of Wales

Explore the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. Enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains and admire delightful towns and ancient history on this Welsh adventure.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

6 days from £499 pp

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Treasures of Andalucia

Explore the best of beautiful Andalucía on this spectacular holiday. Visit sun-soaked Seville, journey to historic Cordoba and explore the Alhambra in Granada, all from your base in charming Antequera.

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2020AprMayJunSepOct

7 days from £899 pp

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Rhine Valley All Inclusive

Discover the many treasures of the Rhine Valley, from its attractive wine towns to its favourite heritage railways on this magnificent tour.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

8 days from £879 pp

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The Isle of Man

A superb tour to the charming Isle of Man, with three full days of varied excursions to the island's old fashioned towns, pretty fishing ports and breathtakingly picturesque coastline on the different historic railways.

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2020MayJunJulAugSep

6 days from £659 pp

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Norwich & Norfolk

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage railways of Norfolk. Based in historic Norwich, this rural getaway takes in the North Norfolk Coast, the royal residence of Sandringham and quaint market towns.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £399 pp

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Lakes and Dales by Steam

From your base in Carlisle, travel on three incredible railway lines, and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the spectacular north of England, including the world-famous and UNESCO-listed Lake District.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £399 pp

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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees

On this contrasting tour, experience both the sparkling coast of Catalonia and the shimmering peaks of the Pyrenees as you spend time in iconic France and eclectic Spain.

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2020MarAprMayJunAugSepOct

8 days from £899 pp

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Biarritz & Bordeaux Cruise

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years, then swap the sea for two of France's most scenic rivers and cruise through one of Europe's famous wine regions. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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2020MaySep

10 days from £1,955 pp

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Summer Travelling with Rail Discoveries

Rail Discoveries invites you to make your summer truly special on a host of sun-filled rail trips to some of the most exciting and enjoyable destinations in Europe and beyond. Sit back and admire timelessly beautiful and ever-changing landscapes from sparkling snow-capped mountains to forest-clad hills and flower-carpeted meadows as you travel in comfort and style to another superb destination. With Rail Discoveries, we ensure that the journey is every bit as enjoyable as the arrival.

Summer is a time for making the most of every minute, and with Rail Discoveries you'll be in the safe hands of one of our experienced and friendly Tour Managers who'll make sure that every aspect of your summer rail tour is as easy, worry-free and enjoyable as possible. Your accommodation has been hand-picked by us to ensure that you enjoy the best location, facilities, comfort and value for money, so rest assured - you'll rest assured.

The price of your summer tour with Rail Discoveries includes every aspect of your travel and accommodation with us as well as a selection of meals and excursions. The excursions we choose are intended to allow our guests to experience some of the best natural, cultural and historical aspects of a destination, helping to make our summer rail tours even more enjoyable and unforgettable.

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