Short Breaks by Rail

W ith fast connections by Eurostar and convenient onwards services in Europe, there's no need to fly when you can be in Brussels in under 2 hours, Paris in just over 2 hours and even in Barcelona in one day, thanks to the new high-speed TGV line. Take a quick trip to Switzerland, cross the Alps to Venice or take the overnight train to Prague.

Recommended Itineraries

Short Breaks by Rail
5 Days
  • Amsterdam
  • Delft
Combine the delights of Amsterdam with the lovely, quintessentially Dutch town of Delft on this 4 night holiday by rail, including a journey on the direct Eurostar into the Netherlands from London.
From £549
  • Erfurt
  • Prague
  • Nuremberg
Travel to Prague via the beautiful city of Erfurt and spend two full days taking in the Czech capital with its UNESCO World Heritage listed Old Town, countless museums and hilltop castle, before returning to the UK via Bohemia and Bavaria.
From £649
4 Days
  • Berlin
Take comfortable and modern daytime trains all the way from London to Berlin and enjoy all that Germany's fascinating reunified capital has to offer.
From £449
6 Days
  • Budapest
  • Munich
Travel to and from the Hungarian capital on comfortable and civilised trains, combining a superb Austrian overnight train on the way out, with a straightforward daytime journey on the way back.
From £699
6 Days
  • Munich
  • Venice
  • Turin
  • Paris
Make your journey to Venice part of the holiday, with a scenic train ride through the fantastic scenery of the Austrian Tyrol, via the Brenner Pass. Spend 3 nights in the unforgettable city of Venice before returning via historic Turin.
From £649
6 Days
  • Cologne
  • Lindau
  • Vienna
Take the train to Cologne and then down the Rhine Valley to Lindau at beautiful Lake Constance. Continue through the stunning Arlberg Pass high in the Alps and across the length of Austria all the way to Vienna. At the end of your rail adventure, catch a sleeper back to Cologne.
From £799
  • 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
  • Brig
  • Chur
Take a whistlestop tour of Switzerland and experience two of its most famous rail journeys - the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express.
From £799