Destinations at a glance

With a rich and fascinating history, the countries of Continental Europe share more than borders. Well connected through established rail and road networks allows for both whistle-stop visits as well as in-depth exploration. Sample opulent Baroque churches and grand palaces in Bavaria’s capital, Munich and experience ‘green living’ in the heart of the city in Ljubljana. Take time to discover the treasures of Southern Italy and marvel at spectacular alpine scenery.

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Italy

From Milan to the Bay of Naples, Rome to Sicily, Italy is treasure trove of history, architecture, cuisine and dramatic mountains and rolling vineyards. Discover Italy’s most revealing Roman ruins in Naples, the sun-baked region of Basilicata and fall under the spell of the ‘Floating City’.

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Switzerland

Experience some of Europe’s most beautiful mountain and lake scenery. Soak up history and culture in Zurich, a gateway to Italy, breathe in the pure mountain air at St Moritz and enjoy some of the most iconic rail journeys in the world including over the famous Landwasser Viaduct.

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Spain & Portugal

On the northern coast of Spain, Basque Country is a cultural and culinary hotspot. From Bilbao’s magnificent Guggenheim Museum to the idyllic coastal setting of San Sebastian with its Michelin-starred restaurants, discover the quieter side of Spain along the Iberian coast to Portugal and the fascinating cities of Porto and Lisbon.

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The Tiny Countries

The diminutive countries of Liechtenstein, San Marino, Vatican City and Monaco are as fascinating by virtue of their size as the iconic sights they boast within. History, culture and art combine with 12th century Vaduz Castle, St Peter’s Square and the Monte Carlo casino providing just some of the highlights.

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France

The beautiful French countryside is just a single train journey from London or a fast ferry from the Channel Islands. Immerse yourself in the romantic avenues, cafes and parks of Paris, which is a gateway to the rest of Europe. A wealth of onward connections includes the famous wine region of Bordeaux and the stunning Alps.

Europe by Train

With its extensive and efficient rail network, Europe is crying out for a journey of discovery by train. Easily tailor made and adapted to create your ideal train trip, our itineraries can get you on track to explore some of Europe’s most breathtaking destinations – the Swiss Alps, the Iberian coast and Italy’s classic cities to name just a few.

We can also take you on intriguing rail holidays linking Europe’s often overlooked highlights. How about joining the dots by rail between the micro-states of Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City… or combine Switzerland’s seriously scenic rail journeys in one holiday. Even seemingly routine journeys, such as London to Paris, can be transformed by our imaginative Travel Specialists.

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Imagine moments like these...

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Immerse yourself in the Alpine paradise of St Moritz

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Enjoy private tours of Herculaneum and Pompeii

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Gaze across the rooftops of Florence from the top of the Duomo

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Discover World Heritage listed treasures in the old town of Oviedo

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Hike in the Liechtenstein Alps

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Discover dragons in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana

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