Great Continental Railway Journeys with Railtrail Tours


Prompted by Michael Portillo and his 'Great Continental Railway Journeys' TV programmes we invite you to discover some of the great rail journeys through Europe that you can enjoy on our Railtrail Tours holidays.




Dave Felstead
Managing Director


Through France to the Cote D'Azur by train


Enjoy this journey on our Railtrail tour
St Tropez, Antibes & Monte Carlo


Travel in the comfort of a high speed TGV train through the rolling French countryside as it whisks you to the Mediterranean. From your carriage window watch as the great cereal-growing plains give way to grazing pastures. Grand vistas become punctuated by vineyards. The passing regions and station names evoke the rich produce: Brie, Burgundy, Mâcon-Loché, Aix-en-Provence.


As our route criss-crosses the Rhone, the landscape assumes a Mediterranean look. Climbing in and out of river valleys, we cross magnificent viaducts, cut through limestone hills and plunge into a sensationally long tunnel as we approach the port of Marseille.


Our train kisses the coves and fishing ports of the coast and turns inland towards the forested mountains of the Masif, before its route turns again to hug the coastline with superb views at every twist, and we arrive on the French Riviera.




Explore Europe by Train


Roam by rail, scenic coastal lines to glorious lakes and mountains, crossing Europe in comfort and style. Amazing short breaks and tours, featuring incredible journeys to wonderful destinations.


Your choice of First or standard class rail travel, with quality hotels and inclusive excursions, and an experienced Railtrail Tour Manager. We can also arrange connecting UK rail travel from your home station.

To discover more, click on a tour title in this selection of just some of our wonderful Railtrail Tours to Europe:




Lake Garda & Venice

The Italian Lakes - Maggiore, Como & Lugano

Florence, Tuscany, Lake Garda & Venice




Swiss Glacier Express, Lakes & Mountains

Swiss Mountain Steam

Switzerland Winter Wonderland Celebration

Switzerland More Inclusive




Best of the Rhine & Moselle

Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

Berlin, the Brocken & Glorious Gardens

Beethoven's Bonn & The Railways of the Rhine




St Tropez, Antibes & Monte Carlo




Exclusive Emerald Isle

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