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Glacier Express in the Goms Valley
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4.5 stars(22 reviews)
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$1,929 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • TransportRail
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Independent
Cuisine & Culture
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4.6 stars(44 reviews)
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9 days from
$2,951 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • TransportRail
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Landwasser Viaduct Glacier Express
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4.6 stars(41 reviews)
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$3,402 pp
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$3,402
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • TransportRail
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9 days from
$3,424
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  • DestinationFrance
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Edinburgh
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4.2 stars(16 reviews)
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$2,759 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
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$2,598
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  • DestinationSpain
  • TransportRail
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Lake Como
Independent
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4.2 stars(8 reviews)
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$3,607 pp
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
  • TransportRail
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Sorrento
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Up to $300 Off
4.6 stars(12 reviews)
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$5,075 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
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9 days from
$2,766
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  • DestinationIreland
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7 days from
$2,226
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  • DestinationPortugal
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Spanish Steps
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4.5 stars(10 reviews)
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$3,415 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
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$2,675
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  • DestinationItaly
  • TransportRail
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Our customers love our Independent Tours tours
Zermatt & St. Moritz featuring Glacier Express
2/Feb
HELEN DIANE STALLINGS
5 stars
“Visiting these charming sites in Switzerland in winter was delightful! The vistas were beyond description and made all the more glorious with the beautiful snow. The train arrangements and hotel bookings were all well planned and easy to implement.
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland in Winter
9/Jan
DENYS and THELMA WEBSTER
5 stars
“We did our Grand Tour of Switzerland in December. Getting around Switzerland by train was easier than we had expected, and all of the rail and hotel bookings went seamlessly. The scenery was simply fantastic. Thank you to Vacations by Rail who arranged and customised the trip to our specific requirements, inluding securing hard to get tickets in Excellence Class on the Glacier Express. Our only suggestion is that it would have been better if Vacations by Rail could have provided our final ticket documentation a little earlier than just a few days prior tio our departure.
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Cuisine & Culture: Rome, Florence & Venice
17 Nov 2023
CHARLES SOUCEK
5 stars
“This was my first independent tour with vacations by rail and I like the balance of planned activities and free time. The tour guides we had were very good.
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Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
16 Nov 2023
JOHN ALEXANDER WILSON
5 stars
“Wonderful trip. The hotels were all interesting, clean, well located. The culture was well represented and we both learned much about Spain’s history. The highlight was the guided tour of the Prado.
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Explore Italy: Pompeii, Capri & the Amalfi Coast
10 Nov 2023
TRACI LARSON
5 stars
“This was an awesome trip! We enjoyed having the scheduled tours/drivers, but we also enjoyed having time alone to relax or explore on our own. We couldn't ask for a better vacation. I would definitely sign up for another Vacation By Rail tour.
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Edinburgh, the Jacobite & Isle of Skye
01 Nov 2023
FREDERICK MICHAEL DEDOLPH
5 stars
“Well organized itinerary - all of the reservations arrangements worked seamlessly. All of the day trips were conducted by very entertaining, professional (and local) guides. The weather cooperated and the scenery was everything we hoped for. All in all, an outstanding introduction to Scotlands highlands.
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Cuisine & Culture: Lisbon & Porto
01 Nov 2023
ELIZABETH LORRAINE DEATHERAGE
5 stars
“Our trip went off perfectly and our guides were fabulous. It exceeded our expectations.
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Best of Italy featuring Lake Como & the Amalfi Coast
26 Oct 2023
Mitzi Rauth
5 stars
“The tour is amazing, great timing. We certainly can't say we saw the Almalfi Coast.
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
20 Oct 2023
Franny
5 stars
“Beautiful. I recommend up grading to 1st class
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Self-Guided Tours in Europe

Touring Europe on your own is an experience of a lifetime - one that whisks you to centuries-old destinations brimming with culture and offers endless opportunities for extravagant adventures. Select from more than 50 independent tours in Europe, each of which provides well-planned itineraries in popular destinations, travel aboard Europe's renowned trains and stays in centrally located hotels. Comprehensive sightseeing trips are included in many independent packages, giving exclusive introductions to landmark sites with the help of a local guide. Assuredly, there are also abundant opportunities for you to get acquainted with the cities at your own pace.

Enjoy a personalized journey on these DIY Europe tours. With less structure than traditional European tours, you have the chance to explore the points of interest that most align with your travel bucket list. Take the opportunity to venture through cities at leisure, perhaps delving further into the historic, artistic or culinary scenes as it suits you.

Travel through cities across the continent with one of our independent vacations. Connect the cobblestone streets of London with France's historic arrondissements and Rome's piazzas by train, or perhaps travel from chic Paris to the vineyards in the south of France by high-speed rail. Visit the Imperial Cities of Berlin, Prague and Vienna or complete the "Classic Grand Tour" of Italy, complete with visits to Rome, Florence and Venice. Navigate through the vibrant cities of Spain from a first-class seat on an efficient AVE train. Our independent vacations can also take you to Ireland or the Scottish Highlights, where castles, verdant landscapes and fascinating lore leave you craving more. Take your expedition into your own hands with any one of these self-guided tours of Europe.

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