Off the Beaten Track

If you've ticked off all the popular spots in Western Europe, why not try a different experience for your next holiday? There are so many new places to discover that are accessible by train. From exciting destinations that are opening up for discovery to lesser known corners of countries you may already think you know, we've got your next holiday covered. Have a look at our suggested options below or, if there's somewhere you'd like to visit that's not on the list, just give us a call!

Recommended Itineraries

Off the Beaten Track
10 Days
  • Turin
  • Piran
  • Ljubljana
  • Bled
Take in the scenery and culture of Slovenia on this 9-night holiday. Your suggested itineray takes you from the coastal resort of Piran to Lake Bled in the Julien Alps, via majestic capital Ljubljana.
From £899
12 Days
  • Cluj Napoca
  • Sibiu
  • Brasov
  • Sinaia
  • Constanta
  • Bucharest
Follow in the footsteps of Michael Portillo as you travel from the castles of Transylvania, through Romanian capital Bucharest and onwards to the Black Sea resort of Constanta on this Romanian rail adventure.
From £899
12 Days
  • Riga
  • Tartu
  • Tallinn
  • Helsinki
  • Tampere
Travel from the Latvian capital through Estonia to Helsinki and finally to Tampere in Finland on this exciting journey inspired by Michael Portillo's BBC2 series.
From £949
9 Days
  • Munich
  • Budapest
  • Bucharest
  • Istanbul
Travel across the European continent via Munich, Budapest and Bucharest before taking in the sights, smells and sounds of Istanbul, the city where east meets west.
From £999
9 Days
  • Bordeaux
  • San Sebastian
  • Burgos
  • Leon
  • Santiago de Compostela
Travel by rail via Bordeaux and the Pyrenees to San Sebastian and then follow the famous route of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostelo, with fascinating stops en route in Burgos and Leon.
From £1,199
11 Days
  • Turin
  • Ljubljana
  • Split
  • Hvar Island
  • Zagreb
  • Munich
One of Europe's most popular holiday regions, the Adriatic coastline of Croatia, is easily accessible by rail from London - enjoy beautiful scenery and combine Split with the island of Hvar.
From £1,299
12 Days
  • Freiburg
  • Parma
  • Bari
  • Alberobello
  • Lecce
  • Rome
Travel by rail down through Italy to discover the sun-kissed region of Puglia with its white-washed villages, olive groves and Mediterranean vistas. Your journey takes you via Freiburg in the Black Forest to Parma, Bari and Alberobello.
From £1,299
11 Days
  • Strasbourg
  • Bellinzona
  • Lugano
  • Locarno
  • Lausanne
Visit Ticino, the beautiful Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland. Take in the best of the region with a complimentary Ticino Ticket - a travel pass to use throughout your stay.
From £1,299
14 Days
  • Barcelona
  • Tangier
  • Rabat
  • Marrakech
  • Fez
  • Cordoba
  • Perpignan
Take an unforgettable trip to another continent without flying. Let the sights and sounds of Morocco seduce you on this incredible adventure.
From £1,799
13 Days
  • Stuttgart
  • Villach
  • Zagreb
  • Banja Luka
  • Sarajevo
  • Mostar
  • Split Airport
Take to the rails through Europe to one of the the continent's less-visited destinations, the heart-shaped country of Bosnia-Herzegovina and its three main cities - Sarajevo, Banja Luka and Mostar.
From £1,299