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Small Group Tours by Rail

Find yourself whisked away to some of the most desirable destinations with a Small Group Tour. These thoughtfully planned rail vacations combine all of the valuable inclusions and incredible sightseeing opportunities of our standard tours with unparalleled access to landmark sites, unique tours and other perks that are only possible with limited group sizes. Because our Small Group Tours rarely exceed 20 guests in size, travelers can look forward to an intimate travel experience in which they can connect with each other just as much as the locales on the itinerary.

Imagine discovering little-seen villages in the mountains or staying at boutique hotels that can only accommodate a handful of guests. Think of the memories to be made as you embark on behind-the-scenes tours of remarkable destinations. Uncover all of this and more with some of the most exclusive touring options Vacations By Rail has to offer on a Small Group Tour.

Small Group Tours

Small Group Tours

Castles and Wildlife of Scotland 7 days from $2235

Harken back to the golden age of rail travel with an overnight journey on the Caledonian Sleeper Train coupled with classic Scottish castles and wilderness exploration.

Departs from April 2020 to October 2020.

Chateaux of the Loire Valley 6 days from $2595

Visit iconic chateaux and experience the beauty of the Loire Valley on this small group tour.

Departs from April 2020 to September 2020.

Cities of Provence & the French Riviera 7 days from $2625

An exclusive voyage through Provence and the French Riviera, this week-long journey features charming boutique hotels, wonderful guided tours and some of the most remarkable scenery in all of France.

Departs from May 2020 to September 2020.

Edinburgh, Glencoe & Isle of Skye 9 days from $2455

Heritage and tradition surround you as you experience the charms of Scotland aboard iconic trains, such as the Caledonian Sleeper, the West Highland Line and the Jacobite Steam Train.

Departs from April 2020 to September 2020.

First Class Heritage Rail of Colorado 9 days from $3225

A first-class expedition through Colorado’s scenic mountain ranges, this unforgettable journey takes an intimate group of travelers aboard five renowned heritage railways, including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in the luxurious Silver Vista Car, putting Colorado on display like never before.

Departs from September 2020 to September 2020.

France’s Waterways from Paris to Champagne 7 days from $3035

An all-inclusive gastronomic delight through the waterways of the Champagne region.

Departs from June 2020 to June 2021.

Hidden Italy & the Keys to the Vatican 12 days from $4085

Immerse yourself in the captivating culture, cuisine, and history of Italy

Departs from April 2020 to September 2020.

Mountaintops of Switzerland 9 days from $3955

An intimate tour through arguably the most scenic mountain range in the world, this rail tour offers 9 days of Swiss beauty through train rides and visits to alpine towns.

Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.

Secrets of Provence 7 days from $3315

Sail the waterways of Provence as you delight in the history and culture of southern France.

Departs from June 2020 to September 2021.

The Waterways of Alsace & Lorraine 7 days from $3315

Discover the hidden gems of Alsace-Lorraine as we sail along the canals of this delightful French-German region.

Departs from May 2020 to October 2021.

Waterways of Burgundy 7 days from $3175

Delight your senses on an intimate barge cruise through the French countryside.

Departs from July 2020 to August 2021.

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