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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. Oberammergau & The Austrian Alps 2020

    Oberammergau & The Austrian Alps 2020

    25 Jun 2020 - 11 Aug 2020

    Join us for this once in a decade theatrical event in southern Germany, coupled with an unforgettable tour of the surrounding Austrian Alps in all their beauty.

    7 nights departing 25th June, 7th July, 4th August & 18th August 2020 from £1,845
    Ref: RAUSOB08
  2. Settle to Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    Settle to Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
    Join us for railways galore from the dales to the moors, with a cheeky taste of creamy, crumbly Wensleydale cheese.
    4 nights departing 24th June 2019 from £459
    Ref: REUYO0519
  3. Lake Bled, the Coast & Mountains of Slovenia

    Lake Bled, the Coast & Mountains of Slovenia

    23 Jun 2019 - 2 Jul 2019

    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 from £1,395
    Ref: REBLE1019
  4. Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
    Staying in the spectacular surroundings of North Wales, we treat you to a relaxing holiday combined with the wonders of rail.
    4 nights departing 17th June 2019 from £529
    Ref: REUSN0419
  5. Languedoc, Carcassonne & Avignon

    Languedoc, Carcassonne & Avignon

    16 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019

    The glorious region of Languedoc is often referred to as the ‘real’ South of France, with expansive landscape dominated by vineyards and traditional villages filled with charm.

    7 nights from £995
    Ref: RELCA0819
  6. Glacier Express Summer Magic

    Glacier Express Summer Magic

    14 Jun 2019 - 18 Jun 2019

    Escape to the mountains and explore the world’s most beautiful scenery from the comfort of the Glacier Express, with panoramic windows offering views you’ll never forget.

    4 nights departing 14th June 2019 from £995
    Ref: REGLSM0519
  7. Tuscany, the Cinque Terre & the Riviera of Flowers

    Tuscany, the Cinque Terre & the Riviera of Flowers

    4 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
    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.
    9 nights departing 4th June 2019 from £1,195
    Ref: RETRF1019
  8. Little Trains of Sardinia

    Little Trains of Sardinia

    4 Jun 2019 - 11 Jun 2019
    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 from £1,495
    Ref: RESAD0819
  9. St Tropez, Nice & Monte Carlo

    St Tropez, Nice & Monte Carlo

    21 May 2019 - 25 Jun 2019
    Staying in a pretty resort on the Mediterranean, you can experience the glitz and glamour of the Côte d'Azur, along with its stunning natural beauty.
    7 nights departing 22nd May or 18th Sept from £995
    Ref: RESTM0819
  10. Highlights of Corsica

    Highlights of Corsica

    17 May 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
    From the mountainous heart to the capital on the coast – explore this beautiful French island aboard delightful little trains.
    9 nights departing 17th May or 14th Jun 2019 from £1,499
    Ref: RECOR1019
  11. Little Trains of Norfolk

    Little Trains of Norfolk

    16 May 2019 - 17 Jun 2019
    Big skies, glorious coast, tranquil rivers and crimson-red poppy fields – discover the charms of this picture-perfect region.
    4 nights departing 16th May, 19th May, 27th May or 13th June 2019 from £419
    Ref: REUNO0519
  12. Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

    Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

    13 May 2019 - 13 Jul 2019

    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 13th May or 8th Jul 2019 from £699
    Ref: RERHV0619
  13. Berlin, Dresden & the Elbe Valley Steam

    Berlin, Dresden & the Elbe Valley Steam

    5 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
    Reminisce the days when steam ruled the waves, discovering the unique charm of Saxony. This beautiful corner of Germany is etched with miles of preserved railways; a gem to Saxony’s cultural heritage.
    7 nights from £1,345
    Ref: REBSA0819
  14. Alpine Rail Discovery

    Alpine Rail Discovery

    3 May 2019 - 19 Jun 2019
    Discover magnificent alpine vistas and experience nostalgic rail journeys of times gone by, historic cities and towns and delightful local produce as we voyage into four countries on this spectacular tour.
    5 nights departing 3rd May or 14th June 2019 from £1,049
    Ref: REAERA06
  15. Monet’s Garden, Chartres, Versailles & the Loire Valley

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

    26 Apr 2019 - 17 Jun 2019

    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 26th Apr, 10th May or 14th Jun from £549
    Ref: RECHM0419
  16. The Italian Lakes

    The Italian Lakes

    22 Apr 2019 - 1 Jul 2019
    A stylish and relaxed train journey through Europe transports you to a lakeside paradise in Northern Italy, where you can spend five or seven nights on the shores of Lake Orta.
    7 nights departing 22nd Apr, 13th May or 24th Jun from £949
    Ref: REILA0819
  17. Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    20 Apr 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
    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 20th Apr, 5th May, 12th May, 19th May, 2nd Jun & 16th Jun 2019 from £799
    Ref: REPYR0819
  18. Scotland’s Iconic Railways

    Scotland’s Iconic Railways

    18 Apr 2019 - 23 Apr 2019
    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 18th April 2019 from £749
    Ref: REULT0619
  19. Spring Gardens of Keukenhof & Floralia

    Spring Gardens of Keukenhof & Floralia

    5 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019

    Visit two of Europe’s most spectacular floral displays and enjoy the unforgettable scent and colour as millions of bulbs burst into life.

    3 nights departing 5th April or 26th April from £569
    Ref: REKEF0419
  20. Marrakech Express

    Marrakech Express

    24 Mar 2019 - 2 Apr 2019
    Join us on a magnificent journey through Spain and into the depths of North Africa where we visit Tangier, the blue city of Chefchaouen, Casablanca and Marrakech.
    9 nights from £1,459
    Ref: REMEX1019
  21. Italian Riviera of Flowers

    Italian Riviera of Flowers

    15 Mar 2019 - 3 Jun 2019

    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 15th Mar, 29th Apr, 17th May or 28th May 2019 from £679
    Ref: REROF0719
  22. Nice Carnival Flower Parade & Menton Lemon Festival

    Nice Carnival Flower Parade & Menton Lemon Festival

    16 Feb 2019 - 2 Mar 2019

    Join us on the French Riviera for a fiesta of fruit and flowers as we visit two of the region’s most vibrant events. Nice Flower Parade is an integral part of the city’s carnival and only one of its kind in the world.

    14 nights from £599
    Ref: RENIC0519
  23. Glacier Express Winter Magic

    Glacier Express Winter Magic

    15 Feb 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
    Escape to a winter wonderland as we travel through Switzerland's alpine world at a magical time of year.
    4 nights departing 15th Feb or 8th March 2019 from £899
    Ref: REGLX0519
  24. 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
  25. 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 £1,099
    Ref: REXFR0618
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Bruges & Lille Christmas Markets

    Bruges & Lille Christmas Markets

    2 Dec 2018 - 12 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
  29. Strasbourg & the Black Forest Christmas Markets

    Strasbourg & the Black Forest Christmas Markets

    1 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 1st or 3rd Dec 2018 from £459
    Ref: RESBF0418
  30. Liège, Valkenburg & Aachen Christmas Markets

    Liège, Valkenburg & Aachen Christmas Markets

    30 Nov 2018 - 6 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: RELIE0418

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