If the European train journeys featured in the recent series of the BBC2 programme ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’ appeal to your sense of adventure, then take a look at the range of rail holidays offered by Expressions Holidays.Retracing the journeys described in the 1913 ‘Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide’, Michael Portillo travels on some of the greatest and most scenic train routes in Western Europe. His travels include railway journeys from London to Monte Carlo, from Hungary to Austria and through Switzerland, taking in the sights and learning about the various regions’ history along the way.Expressions Holidays offers the following rail holidays similar to those featured in the programme:From London to the Cote d'AzurTravel by train from London to the French Riviera, breaking your journey in Paris, Brussels or Lille if desired. Spend 5 nights in Nice before returning home.More information about London - Cote d'Azur rail holidayFrom Budapest to ViennaTravel by train from London to Budapest (via Paris and Zurich), where you spend 3 nights before continuing on to Vienna. Explore the city for a few days and then return to London via Cologne. Of course it is also possible to fly to Budapest and back from Vienna to reduce travelling time.More information about Budapest - Vienna rail holidayTour of Switzerland with the Glacier ExpressTravel by train from London to Lucerne (via Paris and Basel), where you stay 2 nights. Continue on to Chur where you board the Glacier Express for the beautiful journey through the mountains to Zermatt. After a few days, make the journey on the Golden Pass Line to Bern where you spend 3 days exploring the city and local area before returning to the UK.More information about Tour of Switzerland rail holidayAs well as these 'Great Continental Railway Journeys', we also offer rail travel throughout France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Austria, as well as journeys on luxury trains such as the Orient Express and the Eastern & Oriental Express. We can also create tailor-made rail holiday taking in cities in Germany and Belgium.
Complete a simple booking form and e-mail it to us.
We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.
Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.
E-mail us with an outline of your holiday requirements.
Ask our experts on-line advice on your holidays
Rail holidays and train journeys, tailor-made.
Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups
Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.
Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy
Rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing, good for the body and the soul; spa and well-being worldwide
Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.
Luxury tours for individuals around the world
A 7-night tour around Lisbon for couples
The meadows, towns, and villages of Provence will be brought to life this summer with opera, dance, parades, and classical and contemporary music.
Enjoy adventurous exploration, indulgent relaxation, intriguing culture and history, authentic Creole food, and thrilling sports, all as part of a stay at Nisbet Plantation.
The Sani Resort in Greece has just announced the opening of the Ozone Teens House.
Between the 21st and the 25th June 2017, Barbados is hosting the 12th World Flower Show, entitled ‘Flowers in Paradise.’
New gardens and villas added to our Italian Garden Tour Holidays.
Exciting developments to our Swiss programme have lead to many more personalised rail holiday options.
The performance and dates for the 2017 Verona Opera Festival have been released, and we have begun taking bookings.
Georgie gives us the low-down on her experience of Catalonia, and her most insightful recommendations.