Scenic Rail Holidays
F or us, it's all about the journey. So if you feel the same way, and want to incorporate as much stunning scenery into your holiday as possible, the below list of holiday ideas will help inspire you.​Take the scenic route down the Rhine Valley, cross the Alps via the Brenner Pass, cross Switzerland aboard the famous Glacier Express or traverse the Cinque Terre by train.

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Scenic Rail Holidays
  • Interlaken
  • Montreux
Take the train through France to Interlaken, surrounded by the wonders of the Bernese Oberland. Then catch the Belle Epoque or modern panoramic carriages of the Golden Pass line through stunning scenery to Montreux on Lake Geneva.
From £899
  • Bergen
  • Oslo
Fly to Norway to take in one of Europe's great rail journeys aboard the Flåm Railway, along with a fjord cruise and visits to the vibrant cities of Bergen and Oslo.
From £899
11 Days
  • Zurich
  • Florence
  • Perugia
  • Spoleto
  • Rome
Travel down to Florence via Zurich and the Gotthard Pass route through the Alps. Then enjoy a leisurely journey south through the stunning scenery of Umbria to Rome, with stops in Perugia and Spoleto as well as a day trip to Assisi.
From £999
  • Luxembourg
  • Nuremberg
  • Innsbruck
  • Chur
  • Zermatt
Take the train through the Ardennes to Luxembourg, then experience the Moselle and Rhine Valleys in Germany before taking in the best Alpine scenery imaginable.
From £1,499
  • Chur
  • Interlaken
Experience three of Europe’s most thrilling and impressive train journeys as you take the Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Jungfrau Mountain Railway in stunning Switzerland.
From £1,099
10 Days
  • Cologne
  • Innsbruck
  • Zell Am See
  • Salzburg
  • Graz
  • Vienna
Combine stunning rail journeys with fabulous Alpine destinations on this essential tour of Austria, taking in Innsbruck, Zell am See, Salzburg, Graz and capital city Vienna.
From £1,299
  • Zermatt
  • Chur
  • Innsbruck
  • Lake Bled
  • Heidelberg
Travel from Zermatt, in the shadow of the Matterhorn, through the best of the Swiss and Austrian Alps, to picture-perfect Lake Bled in Slovenia's Julian Alps.
From £1,399
  • Strasbourg
  • Zermatt
  • St Moritz
  • Cologne
Journey to the foot of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, then take the world's slowest express train, the Glacier Express, on its full run through to St Moritz. Return home via the Rhine Valley and a night in Cologne.
From £1,399
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
9 Days
  • Heidelberg
  • Salzburg
  • Zell Am See
  • Innsbruck
  • Heidelberg
Experience the beauty of the Austrian Alps via Heidelberg, Salzburg and Zell am See, before indulging in the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Innsbruck to London.
From £3,399