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Europe is home to some of the world's most beloved cities and acclaimed travel locales. Your dream may be to stroll the Champs-Elysees in Paris, to make a wish in the Trevi Fountain in Rome, to relax along the Amalfi Coast or to visit any number of big cities, medieval villages and coastal towns that lie in between these destinations. Perhaps you desire to soak in the culture of Eastern Europe's Imperial Cities or to be surrounded by the fairytale scenery of Bavaria. Many tour packages depart from London St. Pancras, giving you an easily accessible starting point for your grand adventures through Europe.

European train tours are a wonderful way to get a closer look at the landscape as you move between cities, thanks to the vast rail network that spans to virtually every country on the continent. As you make your way between destinations aboard local, regional and high-speed trains, such as the Eurostar or TGV, or upon scenic specialty trains, like Switzerland's Glacier Express, relax in your comfortable onboard accommodations and drink in the local scenery, which ranges from coastal passages and lush vineyards to majestic mountains and quaint villages. Select vacations include rail journeys on Europe's famous luxury trains, including the Venice Simplon-Orient Express, the Royal Scotsman and the Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Express.

For an even more unique experience, select an escorted rail and cruise vacation that presents the best of Western Europe and beyond by train and deluxe cruise ship. Sail along the winding waters of the romantic Rhine River, surrounded by castles and dramatic scenery, or along the mighty Danube, which weaves through 10 countries. Like our guided land tours, these combination holidays are thoughtfully designed with packages ranging from just a few nights to upwards of 14 days.

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Florence
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Florence Italy
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2023JunSepOct
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Trondheim
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Sorrento
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  • DestinationEngland, France
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Glacier Express over Stone Bridge
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Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville
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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
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Edinburgh, the Highlands and Islands
16 Dec 2022
X Vacations By Rail GRJ
5 stars
“Great trip that was fun and very interesting. This was my first time to Scotland and having a tour by train was fantastic. Wonderful people, lots to see and easy to get around. Would recommend this trip.
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Vienna, Salzburg & Munich
14 Nov 2022
MARY CATHERINE JOHNSTON
5 stars
“THE TRIP WAS WONDERFUL! I wish to compliment the Piaristenkeller in Vienna. Owner Erick E. personally gave us historical tour of his restaurant and the mini museum it houses. Wow! Karen, our guide, for Salzburg walking tour was excellent! The private transfers were quality and our even our final trip to airport ended with another detailed historical explanation of passing architecture and the rulers responsible. My journal records our experiences. It is over 45 pages long. I am happy to recommend Agent Hilary! We will travel again on Vacations By Rail for sure!
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The Best of Scotland and Ireland
30 Oct 2022
X Vacations By Rail GRJ
5 stars
“Beautiful trip that took us all thru Scotland and Ireland! Now we know which towns or parts we want to come back and spend more time in! Trevor or tour manager was amazing! Would highly recommend this tour! ♥️😊. Tracy Padgett
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Best of Switzerland by Rail
24 Oct 2022
Switzerland
5 stars
“Our tour manager, Oliver Treacy was excellent and accommodating to our travelers. Would like to have him again on a trip. It would have been helpful for him to use the radios when speaking so those with difficulty could hear easily. I would have liked more local specialists and staying in each place x2 nights to see the city we were in. It was wonderful NOT to feel rushed in the mornings with bags and early leaving times as we have experienced on coach tours.
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Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
23 Oct 2022
TIFFANY LEIGH RETZLAFF
5 stars
“This was my first trip to Europe so I didn't really have a frame of reference for what to expect, but everything with Vacations By Rail was great and a very smooth experience! The hotels booked for us were lovely and in excellent parts of town, the trains between cities were easy to navigate, clean, and comfortable, and we loved the optional add-on experiences! We particularly enjoyed the sightseeing tours we took on the first day that we traveled to each city - these helped us to get a feel for the area and plan for the thing we wanted to see and the places we wanted to eat! We had a lovely trip overall and would happily recommend Vacations By Rail to others who like a little bit of structure on trips but a good amount of free time to do as you please!
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - An Escorted Experience
12 Oct 2019
QUINTON and TSUYAKO TURNER
5 stars
“Excellent Tour with exceptional guide!
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Berlin, Prague & Vienna
23 Aug 2019
Bryan Zielenieski
5 stars
“Awesome experience! I will be sure to use your services again!
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Prague, Vienna & Budapest
21 Dec 2018
Robert G, Bloomington, MN
5 stars
“the guides who took care of us were especially wonderful. The accommodations were more than satisfactory and the rail experience was very enjoyable.
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The Titanic Trail and Wild Atlantic Way
03 Nov 2022
David J
4 stars
“There were some instances later in the trip where we felt lost and people didn't know what to do, We were not given passes for the hop on hop off bus in Dublin that was included and we paid out of pocket
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