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We are delighted to present you with our full collection of holidays by rail departing in 2018, which gives you more options, more unique destinations and even more for your money. Whether you want to relax on the golden sand of the Cote d'Azur or explore the green and pleasant land we call home, when you book with Arena Rail Holidays, you can rest assured that you're in the hands of experts.

We have our 2018 programme listed below, and you can also have a look through the links below to see the range of rail holidays we have on offer this year. We look forward to welcoming you.


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  1. Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

    Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

    16 Apr 2018 - 13 Oct 2018

    Journey through a storybook landscape of towering hilltops, ancient castles, enchanting forests and old-world towns, which are all infused with history and legends, and bound together by the mighty Rhine.

    5 nights departing 16th Apr, 14th May, 9th Jul, 10th Sep or 8th Oct from £649
    Ref: RERHV0618
  2. Scotland’s Iconic Railways

    Scotland’s Iconic Railways

    20 Apr 2018 - 17 Oct 2018

    Travel along some of the greatest railways in the world on this exhilarating break and discover the outstanding beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

    5 nights departing 20th April, 4th May, 1st June, 28th September & 12th October 2018 from £679
    Ref: REULT0618
  3. Italian Riviera of Flowers

    Italian Riviera of Flowers

    21 Apr 2018 - 9 Oct 2018

    With the warm sea breeze of the Mediterranean and the shelter of the Maritime Alps, this beautiful stretch of Italian coast is the perfect suntrap where a colourful paradise of exotic plants and flowers nestles among pastel-coloured towns filled with old-world elegance.

    6 nights departing 21st Apr, 15th May, 17th Sep or 3rd Oct from £659
    Ref: REROF0718
  4. The Italian Lakes

    The Italian Lakes

    22 Apr 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
    Relax and unwind in a lakeside paradise, where floral promenades, crystal clear waters, rustic mountains and colourful villages come together to offer the perfect holiday haven.
    7 nights departing 22nd Apr, 1st Jul, 28th Sep or 7th Oct from £895
    Ref: REILA0818
  5. Highlights of Corsica

    Highlights of Corsica

    11 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
    Relax and unwind on the little French island that basks in the Mediterranean sun. Known as ‘l’ile de beaute’, Corsica is home to some of the most picturesque railways in Europe. These little trains run on single tracks and pass amazing scenery as they travel across mountains and along coastline, stopping at quaint villages along the way.
    9 nights departing 11th May, 15th Jun or 21st Sep from £1,599
    Ref: RECOR1018
  6. Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    11 May 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
    Forming the natural border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees mountain range is a special realm which remains largely unexplored compared to its alpine counterpart and totally unspoilt. The little trains that traverse these jagged peaks, with their brightly coloured carriages and panoramic windows, are a fantastic way to get around.
    7 nights departing 11th May, 18th May, 25th May, 8th Jun, 15th Jun, 7th Sep, 14th Sep, 21st Sep or 28th Sep from £949
    Ref: REPYR0818
  7. Monet’s Garden, Chartres, Versailles & the Loire Valley

    Monet’s Garden, Chartres, Versailles & the Loire Valley

    18 May 2018 - 8 Oct 2018

    Follow in the footsteps of two of the greatest artists of all time, along with the powerful kings and queens of France.

    3 nights departing 18th May, 14th Sept, 21st Sept or 5th Oct from £549
    Ref: RECHM0418
  8. St Tropez, Nice & Monte Carlo

    St Tropez, Nice & Monte Carlo

    22 May 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
    The Côte d’Azur, on the French Riviera, is one of the most stylish coastlines in the world, a playground for the rich and famous who come here to enjoy long sunny days beneath sapphire skies. But you don’t have to be rich – or famous – to holiday here.
    7 nights departing 22nd May or 18th Sept from £995
    Ref: RESTM0818
  9. Little Trains of the Dolomites

    Little Trains of the Dolomites

    3 Jun 2018 - 18 Sep 2018
    Journey along hidden mountain railways and wander along the shores of sparkling lakes as we explore the highs and lows of northern Italy on this exciting holiday by rail. Staying on the shores of Lake Molveno, the largest lake in Italy, we are in the perfect place for enjoying quiet days by the water while our included excursions will reveal some unforgettable sights.
    8 or 9 nights departing 3rd June or 9th September from £1,249
    Ref: REDOL0918
  10. Berlin, Prague, Budapest & Danube River Cruise

    Berlin, Prague, Budapest & Danube River Cruise

    13 Jun 2018 - 26 Jun 2018
    This fabulous tour takes you on a journey of discovery, as we stay in the heart of four of Europe's grand imperial capitals before embarking on a river cruise along the Danube.
    13 nights from £1,849
    Ref: REDAN1418
  11. Languedoc, Carcassonne & Avignon

    Languedoc, Carcassonne & Avignon

    17 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018

    The beautiful region of Languedoc is often referred to as the ‘real south of France’, with an expansive landscape dominated by vineyards, traditional villages filled with charm, rocky outcrops crowned by castles, and a rich and varied coastline that stretches from the Camargue to the Pyrenees mountains.

    7 nights departing 17th June or 23rd September 2018 from £995
    Ref: RELCA0818
  12. Lake Bled, the Coast & Mountains of Slovenia

    Lake Bled, the Coast & Mountains of Slovenia

    24 Jun 2018 - 25 Sep 2018

    Nestling in the foothills of the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is an enchanting scene from a childhood fairytale, with its little white church surrounded by crystal clear glacial waters, and emerald green forests that underline the distant mountains.

    9 nights departing 24th June or 16th September from £1,295
    Ref: REBLE1018
  13. Settle to Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    Settle to Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    25 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
    There’s no finer way to see the classic scenery of Yorkshire than being pulled along by a steam train with the smell of smoke and the sound of the whistle taking you back in time. This is exactly what the North Yorkshire Moors Railway offers and our return journey will be one to remember, with free time in the historic coastal town of Whitby.
    4 nights departing 25th Jun, 16th Jul or 3rd Sept from £459
    Ref: REUYO0518
  14. Glacier Express & Bernina Express

    Glacier Express & Bernina Express

    1 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018

    Switzerland is renowned for its world-class rail travel and these two journeys are no exception. The Glacier Express, affectionately known as the slowest express train in the world, offers spectacular views as it carves its way through the heart of the Swiss Alps.

    6 nights departing 1st July from £1,295
    Ref: REGLS0718
  15. Little Trains of Norfolk

    Little Trains of Norfolk

    5 Jul 2018 - 22 Oct 2018
    Feted for its big skies, glorious coast, tranquil rivers and crimson-red poppy fields, Norfolk is definitely a place to stop and enjoy the view. It’s also a place where life moves at a slower pace – even the royal family come here to wind down.
    4 nights departing 5th Jul, 9th Aug, 23 Aug, 13th Sep, 5th Oct or 18th Oct from £399
    Ref: REUNO0518
  16. Berlin, Dresden & the Elbe Valley Steam

    Berlin, Dresden & the Elbe Valley Steam

    10 Sep 2018 - 17 Oct 2018
    Go back to the days when steam ruled the waves and railways, and discover the unique charm surrounding Saxony. This beautiful corner of Germany is etched with miles of preserved railways which are a gem in Saxony’s cultural heritage.
    7 nights departing 10th Sep from £1,445
    Ref: REBSA0818
  17. Little Trains of Sardinia

    Little Trains of Sardinia

    15 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
    Join our fantastic holiday for the unique opportunity to see Sardinia from top to toe. The white sands and sparkling shores that define this beautiful island are a stand-alone attraction, but we delve even deeper into the landscape as we step aboard the Little Green Train which travels through some of the greenest – hence the name – and most scenic parts of Sardinia.
    7 nights departing 15th Sept from £1,649
    Ref: RESAD0818
  18. Tuscany, the Cinque Terre & the Riviera of Flowers

    Tuscany, the Cinque Terre & the Riviera of Flowers

    26 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
    Enjoy the simple pleasures of Italy on this classic tour, which combines the historic and scenic delights of Tuscany with a relaxing stay on the glorious Riviera of Flowers. We start with the city of Pisa and its legendary leaning tower, before finding sanctuary in the spa town of Montecatini Terme – a centre for wellbeing and relaxation.
    9 nights departing 26th September from £1,209
    Ref: RETRF1018
  19. Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    15 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
    Staying in the spectacular surroundings of North Wales, we treat you to a relaxing holiday combined with the wonders of rail. First we head for the clouds with a steam train trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a little rack and pinion railway which climbs to the very top of Snowdon.
    4 nights departing 15th October 2018 from £499
    Ref: REUSN0518
  20. Marrakech Express

    Marrakech Express

    21 Oct 2018 - 30 Oct 2018
    Join us on a magnificent journey through Spain and into North Africa, where we visit Tangier, the blue city of Chefchaouen, Casablanca and Marrakech. Along the way you can explore bustling souks, grand mosques and dip into the lifestyle of Bedouins and Sheikhs.
    9 nights departing 21st Oct from £1,395
    Ref: REMEX1018
  21. Liège, Valkenburg & Aachen Christmas Markets

    Liège, Valkenburg & Aachen Christmas Markets

    30 Nov 2018 - 3 Dec 2018

    Enjoy a trio of Christmas markets as we visit the countries of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands on this festive break.

    3 nights departing 30th Nov or 3rd Dec 2018 from £429
    Ref: RELIE0417
  22. Bruges & Lille Christmas Markets

    Bruges & Lille Christmas Markets

    2 Dec 2018 - 5 Dec 2018
    Forget the high street humdrum this year and treat yourself to a change of scenery as we enjoy a medley of markets in Belgium and France.
    3 nights departing 2nd or 9th December 2018 from £379
    Ref: REBRL0418
  23. Strasbourg & the Black Forest Christmas Markets

    Strasbourg & the Black Forest Christmas Markets

    3 Dec 2018 - 6 Dec 2018

    Light up the festive season with spectacular markets, from the ‘capital of Christmas’ in Strasbourg, to fairytale Freiburg./p>

    3 nights departing 3rd or 10th Dec 2018 from £459
    Ref: RESBF0418
  24. Christmas on Lake Bled

    Christmas on Lake Bled

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
    The enchanting scenery of Lake Bled becomes all the more magical during wintertime. It’s a place that is as beautiful as it is peaceful, and it’s ideal for a relaxing festive break.
    7 nights from £1,299
    Ref: REBLX0818
  25. Christmas on the Italian Riviera

    Christmas on the Italian Riviera

    22 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
    Spend this Christmas relaxing in the milder climes of the Italian Riviera of Flowers, a region that certainly lives up to its name with glorious coastal scenery and year-round sunshine.
    5 nights from £699
    Ref: REXIR0618
  26. Christmas on the French Riviera

    Christmas on the French Riviera

    22 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018

    Celebrate the festive season in style on the French Riviera as you sit back, relax and let the stress of the holiday season pass you by!

    5 nights from £749
    Ref: REFXR0618
  27. Christmas Glacier Express Magic

    Christmas Glacier Express Magic

    23 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    Spend this Christmas in the heart of the Swiss Alps and enjoy a world full of festive magic.

    5 nights from £1,179
    Ref: REGXX06

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