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Discover the best of Europe by Rail

Adventures await you with Arena Rail Holidays, browse our collection of great value escorted holidays by rail.

You can choose from inspirational journeys throughout Europe - from the shores of Lake Como, to the Swiss Glacier Express and souks of Marrakech - or a short break in the UK, travelling along some of the country’s most famous and historic railways.

With so many destinations to choose from, including; France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, as well as the UK, including Scotland, England and Wales. All of our rail holidays are carefully planned, include many meals and excursions, and have an emphasis on providing quality hotels and customer service.

You will be on the right track with Arena Rail Holidays.

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  1. Chefchaouen

    Marrakech Express by rail/air

    22 Mar 2020 - 11 Oct 2020

    A rail holiday like no other, join us on a magnificent journey as we travel by train through Spain into the depths of North Africa and Morocco. In Spain you'll enjoy time in the famous cities of Barcelona and Madrid before we continue travelling by rail to Morocco, where we visit Tangier, the blue city of Chefchaouen, Casablanca and Marrakech.

    10 days from £1,649
    Ref: REMEX101920
  2. Keukenhof Gardens

    Spring Gardens of Keukenhof & Floralia

    3 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020

    Combine two of Europe's most spectacular floral displays on this colourful short break by rail. On this four day holiday we enjoy time in the European countries of both Belgium & The Netherlands. From the spectacular gardens of Keukenhof and Belgium’s Floralia Flower Show, to the pretty cities of Delft, Brussels & Antwerp – this short rail holiday has it all!

    4 days from £599
    Ref: REKEF0420
  3. Yorkshire Dales

    Railway Tracks & Walking in the Yorkshire Dales

    13 Apr 2020 - 26 Oct 2020

    ‘Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, the charming market town of Skipton is our gateway to three days featuring fantastic rail journeys and stunningly scenic walks.

    5 days from £549
    Ref: REUYT0520
  4. Ahr Valley

    Walking the Rhine Valley Wine Trail

    22 Apr 2020 - 5 Oct 2020

    Historic railways, rambles and red wine! There’s no better way to explore the beautiful Rhine Valley.

    6 days from £795
    Ref: REHRVT0620
  5. Corte

    Highlights of Corsica

    1 May 2020 - 2 Oct 2020

    If you're looking for more adventure compared to your usual beach or sightseeing break - we're here to tell you why a rail tour of the French island of Corsica is the perfect break for you! Located in the Northern Mediterranean Sea, enjoy ten days exploring this spectacular island from Corte to Bastia aboard little trains that travel across mountainous landscapes and along stunning coastlines.

    10 days from £1,599
    Ref: RECOR101920
  6. Cinque Terre

    Tuscany, the Cinque Terre & the Riviera of Flowers

    2 May 2020 - 19 Sep 2020

    Enjoy the simple pleasures of Italy on this classic rail tour, which combines historic and scenic delights of Tuscany with a relaxing stay on the glorious Riviera of Flowers. Travelling by train you will visit some of the country’s most historic cities, including Florence and Pisa, as well as having time to relax in Diano Marina, on the glorious Italian Riviera.

    10 days from £1,149
    Ref: RETRF101920
  7. Villa Taranto

    The Hidden Lakes & Gardens of Italy

    3 May 2020 - 12 Oct 2020

    A stylish and relaxed train journey through Europe transports you to a lakeside paradise in Northern Italy, where you can spend seven nights on the shores of Lake Orta. On this spectacular rail break you will also enjoy trips to the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto, the Lakes of Como, Maggiore and Lugano, plus the cosmopolitan city of Milan.

    8 days from £1,049
    Ref: REILA081920
  8. Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

    Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    3 May 2020 - 27 Sep 2020

    Based in the pretty town of Roses on the Spanish coast, we spend this rail holiday journeying through both the Spanish and French Pyrenees mountain range. Enjoy four spectacular train journeys, visit the famous Dali Museum in Figueres and relax in Roses as you take in the stunning coastal setting.

    8 days from £995
    Ref: REPYR081920
  9. Dartmouth Steam Railway

    Railways of Somerset & the Devon Coast

    7 May 2020 - 24 Sep 2020

    Rolling country meadows and glistening blue sea go hand in hand to create a holiday of dreams for any heritage rail enthusiasts. Keeping close to the market town of Tiverton, we enjoy scenic journeys on no less than five different railways. From Buckfastleigh to Totnes, Bishops Lydeard to Minehead and more... you'll have the perfect escape.

    5 days from £449
    Ref: REUSW051920
  10. 75th VE Day Commemorations & 40’s Steam

    75th VE Day Commemorations & 40’s Steam

    7 May 2020 - 9 May 2020
    VE Day is celebrated and remembered by people around Britain each year and the 75th anniversary, on the 8th May 2020, will provide our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through the darkest period of our history.
    3 days from £695
    Ref: RVEDAY
  11. Bernina railway

    Grand Swiss Railways

    8 May 2020 - 28 Aug 2020

    New & Improved Itinerary

    A grand Swiss adventure awaits for you in 2020! Take to the tracks on this tantalising rail holiday and be left in awe as you explore the very best of Switzerland by train. This ten day tour begins in Lucerne and includes rail journeys on the GoldenPass Line, the Glacier Express and more. You will also get the chance to see the Matterhorn, spend time in Lausanne and see the stunning Lake Lugano. It's Switzerland at its best.

    10 days from £1,995
    Ref: REGSR1020
  12. Monet's Garden

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

    8 May 2020 - 16 Oct 2020

    Board Eurostar for the ultimate French experience as you follow in the footsteps of two of the greatest artists of all time, along with the powerful Kings and Queens of France. On this spectacular short break by rail we visit the Loire Valley, Versailles and Monet's Garden! With a trip also to Amboise, the home town of Leonardo da Vinci - you'll feel the joie de vivre on this rail adventure.

    4 days from £579
    Ref: RECHM041920
  13. Vulkan Express

    Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

    11 May 2020 - 12 Oct 2020

    We travel to Germany and the mighty Rhine Valley, where we enjoy train journeys on the Drachenfels Railways, the Vulkan Express and through the Ahr Valley. We also include visits to Bonn, the birthplace of Beethoven and Rudesheim, with its famous Drosselgasse lined with taverns - the perfect rail holiday.

    6 days from £695
    Ref: RERHV061920
  14. Portofino

    Italian Riviera of Flowers

    11 May 2020 - 4 Oct 2020

    With the warm sea breeze of the Mediterranean and the shelter of the Maritime Alps, this beautiful stretch of Italian coast is the perfect destination for this rail holiday. Join us as we journey to Italy visiting breathtaking destinations from Dolceaqua and San Remo to Portifino and even Monaco, in the South of France.

    7 days from £795
    Ref: REROF071920
  15. Walking Pyrenees

    Little Trains & Walks of the Pyrenees

    11 May 2020 - 13 Sep 2020

    By way of brightly coloured little trains and leisurely walking trails, discover the wilder side of the Pyrenees.

    8 days from £1,095
    Ref: REPYRT0820
  16. Tuscany

    The Tracks & Trails of Tuscany

    13 May 2020 - 23 Sep 2020

    Rolling hills, cypress groves and undulating shades of green are the rich canvas against which we’ll discover a host of Tuscan gems.

    6 days from £1,145
    Ref: RETUTW0620
  17. Poppy Line

    Little Trains of Norfolk

    13 May 2020 - 30 Sep 2020

    On this spectacular UK rail holiday, see the very best of Norfolk as we combine journeys on some of the UK's most beautiful heritage railway routes with visits to the seaside resort of Cromer and Holt. What’s more, with a paddle boat cruise to enjoy along the Norfolk broads - you'll discover all the charms of this picture perfect region.

    5 days from £399
    Ref: REUNO051920
  18. Gloucester & Warwick Railway

    Heritage Railways of the Cotswolds & Avon Valley

    14 May 2020 - 13 Aug 2020

    Hidden deep within the beautiful British West-Country is a picture-perfect blend of history and the finest rail travel that this corner of the Country has to offer. On this rail holiday we visit Swindon and Broadway and travel on railways including the Avon Valley and Gloucestershire to Warwickshire - it's a rail enthusiasts dream!

    5 days from £459
    Ref: REUCA051920
  19. Enchanting Peak District & Historic Railways

    Enchanting Peak District & Historic Railways

    28 May 2020 - 17 Sep 2020

    Discover the delights of the Peak District on this enchanting break by rail. Join us as we journey back to a bygone era and experience preserved historic railways, restored to their former glory, offering a glimpse into times gone by.

    5 days from £495
    Ref: REUDD0520
  20. Lake Molveno

    Little Trains of the Dolomites by rail/air

    30 May 2020 - 6 Sep 2020

    Explore the highs and lows of northern Italy on this exciting holiday by rail. From our base on the shores of Lake Molveno we enjoy nine spectacular days touring this stunning country visiting sights such as Lake Garda, Bolzano and Trento. What’s more, we will journey along some of the most breathtaking rail routes in the world - what are you waiting for?

    9 or 10 days from £1,349
    Ref: REDOL0919
  21. Lake Windemere

    The Lake District by Rail

    31 May 2020 - 4 Oct 2020

    Gently rising fells, craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering waters, the Lake District is an exceptionally old landscape shaped over time by wind, rain and glacial erosion into one of the most beautiful corners of the world.

    5 days from £495
    Ref: REULD0520
  22. Bran Castle

    Fairytale Castles & Railways of Transylvania

    2 Jun 2020 - 8 Sep 2020

    Join us on an exciting journey taking us by coach and rail into the heart of Transylvania.

    11 days from £1,499
    Ref: RERTRA1120
  23. Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore & The Borromean Islands

    3 Jun 2020 - 23 Sep 2020

    On this European rail holiday, enjoy spending time on the stunning shores of Lake Maggiore, in the resort of Stresa. From our base, you will explore the very best of this corner of Italy, as you visit three of the beautiful lakes, Lake Como, Lake Lugano & Lake Orta. Enjoy a ride on the Centovalli Railway plus take a scenic boat trip to the island of Isola Bella. It’s sure to be a holiday of dreams.

    8 days from £1,399
    Ref: REILMB08
  24. 	 Lake Annecy

    Lake Annecy & the Mont Blanc Express

    5 Jun 2020 - 20 Sep 2020

    Lakes and Mountains combine to create a picture perfect rail holiday, which takes in the very best of France's natural landscape. From the glistening waters of Lake Annecy, to spectacular views from the Mont Blanc Express, there’s plenty to see and do. Enjoy time in the quaint towns of Aix-les-Bains, Geneva, Annecy and a journey to Chamonix on the Mont Blanc Express train . We know you’ll love it!

    6 days from £895
    Ref: RELAMB1920
  25. Porto

    Porto & Heritage Railways of Portugal

    8 Jun 2020 - 5 Oct 2020

    Porto, where even the walls of the São Bento Railway Station have a story to tell, is just one of many highlights on this fantastic tour to discover historic Portugal and its railway heritage

    7 days from £1,125
    Ref: REDOU0720
  26. Carcassonne

    The Beauty of the Languedoc, Carcassonne & Provence

    14 Jun 2020 - 20 Sep 2020

    Often referred to as the 'real' South of France, Languedoc is a destination you're certainly going to want to discover. On this rail holiday we see the very best of France as we travel by train and visit Carcassonne. You'll spend time in Cap d'Agde - located at the foot of an ancient Volcano, visit the famous Pont du Gard and the ‘City of the Popes’ Avignon.

    8 days from £1,049
    Ref: RELCA081920
  27. Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    15 Jun 2020 - 12 Oct 2020

    Stay in the spectacular surroundings of North Wales and treat yourself to this relaxing UK holiday combined with the wonders of rail. Joining journeys you could only dream of, you will travel along to some of the country's most spectacular railways visiting destinations from Snowdon, to Lake Padarn, Betws-y-coed and Portmeirion.

    5 days from £549
    Ref: REUSN041920
  28. Durham

    Historic Railways and Medieval Durham

    15 Jun 2020 - 21 Sep 2020

    With its winding cobbled streets, famous Cathedral and Castle, Durham is a captivating city with a timeless quality

    5 days from £479
    Ref: REUDH0520
  29. Monaco

    St Tropez, Nice & Monte Carlo

    16 Jun 2020 - 8 Sep 2020

    Travel by train to one of the most stylish coastlines in the world on this European rail holiday. Staying in a pretty Mediterranean resort of St Raphael, you can experience the glitz and glamour of the Côte d'Azur, from Nice to Monte Carlo, along with its stunning natural beauty.

    8 days from £1,095
    Ref: RESTM081920
  30. Lake Bled

    Lake Bled, the Coast & Mountains of Slovenia

    21 Jun 2020 - 20 Sep 2020

    This gem of a rail holiday takes you deep in to the heart of Slovenia,where nestling in the foothills of the Julian Alps, you'll discover Lake Bled - an enchanting scene from a childhood fairytale. On this rail tour, you will also enjoy time in the riverside capital of Ljublajana and spend three nights in the tranquil coastal resort of Potorǒz.

    10 days from £1,495
    Ref: REBLE101920

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