A selection of longer holidays, completely unique to Railtrail and often limited to one departure and a smaller group size, Grand Tours by Rail Europe aim to share with you many of our favourite experiences on one fabulous Railtrail tour.
Following in the footsteps of the TEE Trans Europ Express network, EuroCity trains connect important European cities with speed, comfort and more than a hint of nostalgia. This tour pays homage to the network of cross-border trains and international co-operation on a grand tour of Europe, featuring its most celebrated routes.
By popular demand, here is our grand tour of Norway! Experience the enthralling Flåm Railway and the coast-to-coast Bergen Railway across the roof of Norway. Visit regal Oslo and beautiful maritime Bergen, soaring up the Fløibanen funicular. Cruise the majestic fjords through idyllic nature and visit three great heritage railways.
France is blessed with high-speed routes, but here is a tour with a difference, taking the traditional route to the Massif Central. Our triangular tour takes in Clermont Ferrand, Nimes and Béziers, with vibrant viaducts, vineyards and valley scenery on the Cévenol Railway and the Ligne des Causses, plus a plethora of heritage railways on another unique Railtrail tour. Vive la différence!
We often ask our customers where they would like to go next and Sweden is a popular response. So here it is, a tour spending a week in Sweden, visiting Stockholm and Linköping, three heritage railways and with two gentle cruises along idyllic waterways on board historic vessels. But that's not all, as our overland adventure uncovers three proud German Hanseatic cities and three more heritage railways.