For 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.
Scenic Rail Holidays
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.
Enjoy a relaxing rail holiday taking in the stunning landscapes of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Your journey takes you to Trier, the 'Rome of the North', then onto the banks of the Rhine, with stays in beautiful Boppard and Rudesheim.
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.
- St Moritz
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.
- Hvar Island
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.
- Zell Am See
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.