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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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North Yorkshire Moors
(207 reviews)
2020AugSepOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Highlands by Steam
(44 reviews)
2020SepOct
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
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Norwich & Norfolk
(78 reviews)
2020SepOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsNorwich
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Drachenburg Castle
(19 reviews)
2020Aug
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Lighthouse at the Needles
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(24 reviews)
2020AugSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsPortsmouth
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Spectacular Springtime in Amsterdam
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2021MarApr
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  • DestinationHolland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Lake Windemere
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsCarlisle
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The Peak District
2020SepOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsDerby
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A Flavour of Yorkshire at Christmas
2020Dec
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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Penzance
2020Sep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLostwithiel
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Lille's Battlefields
2020Oct
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  • DestinationBelgium, France
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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The Jurassic Coast By Steam
2020Oct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsBournemouth
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A Short Break in Bruges
Anonymous
“Excellent visits itinerary with really knowledgeable guides made this short break a very memorable one.
Alluring Rhine Valley
Anonymous
“Very enjoyable, good pace, good weather.
Edinburgh Tattoo
Mrs V Matthews
“Excellent hotel and tour guide
Flanders & The Somme
Mrs M Standing
“The whole experience of the battlefields and that the tour manager was excellent on the history of the war added to the experience..
The Harrogate Flower Show
Mr J Goucher
“I found the holiday overall Excellent
Edinburgh & The Highlands by Steam
Anonymous
“Everything was well organized, a great tour manager and excellent transportation.
The Malvern Spring or Autumn Show
Anonymous
“Hotel great & tour manager excellent
The Moselle Valley
Mr D Cobb
“Other than a long trip to get to Cochem everything went very well. The Tour Manager David Hobson did a very good job. The hotel was great and Cochem is a lovely place.
Christmas in the Rhine Valley
Mr R Brown
“Good hotel food trips and travel arrangenents
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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