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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. Monaco

    St Tropez, Nice & Monte Carlo

    3 Sep 2019 - 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
  2. Monet's Garden

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

    6 Sep 2019 - 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 £499
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  3. Cinque Terre

    Tuscany, the Cinque Terre & the Riviera of Flowers

    6 Sep 2019 - 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
  4. Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

    Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    15 Sep 2019 - 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 £895
    Ref: REPYR081920
  5. Villa Taranto

    The Hidden Lakes & Gardens of Italy

    16 Sep 2019 - 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 £1,099
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  6. Brandburg Gate, Berlin

    Grand Imperial Capital Cities

    20 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019

    Join us on an adventure, as we spend time in some of Europe's most famous cities on this grand rail holiday. Stay in the heart of Berlin, Prague, Vienna and Budapest where you can indulge in history, culture and sightseeing tours. Discover iconic landmarks from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to Prague's Charles Bridge – on this holiday you don't want to miss!

    10 days from £1,495
    Ref: REGICC10
  7. 	 Lake Annecy

    Lake Annecy & the Mont Blanc Express

    22 Sep 2019 - 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
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  8. Chefchaouen

    Marrakech Express by rail/air

    22 Sep 2019 - 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 £1,595
    Ref: REMEX101920
  9. Portofino

    Italian Riviera of Flowers

    26 Sep 2019 - 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 £699
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  10. Gloucester & Warwick Railway

    Heritage Railways of the Cotswolds & Avon Valley

    26 Sep 2019 - 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 £395
    Ref: REUCA051920
  11. Poppy Line

    Little Trains of Norfolk

    26 Sep 2019 - 20 May 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
  12. Lake Maggiore

    Lake Maggiore & The Borromean Islands

    28 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019

    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 £1,145
    Ref: REILMB08
  13. Lake Bled

    Lake Bled, the Coast & Mountains of Slovenia

    29 Sep 2019 - 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 £1,395
    Ref: REBLE101920
  14. Scotland’s Iconic Railways

    Scotland’s Iconic Railways

    3 Oct 2019 - 1 Oct 2020

    On this UK rail holiday travel along some of the greatest railways in the world and discover the outstanding beauty of the Scottish Highlands. From our base in Inverness we journey on three of Scotland's most famous trains, enjoy a journey along the Malt Whisky Trail and free time in Mallaig.

    6 days from £699
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  15. Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    7 Oct 2019 - 14 Sep 2019

    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
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  16. Vulkan Express

    Great Little Trains of the Rhine Valley

    7 Oct 2019 - 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 £649
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  17. York Christmas

    York & Harrogate Christmas Markets

    15 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2019

    Get in to the festive spirit with this wonderful short break by rail, as we explore the UK Christmas markets of York and Harrogate. The perfect break to kick start the festive seasons, not only will your enjoy time browsing the many stalls at the festive markets, but be able to indulge in a exclusive cream tea and Betty’s Tea Room in the spa town Harrogate – if that isn’t treating yourself, then we don’t know what is!

    4 days from £395
    Ref: REUYH0419
  18. Lille

    Bruges & Lille Christmas Markets

    27 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2019

    All aboard to France and Belgium on this festive break by rail! Explore some of the very best Christmas markets as we spend time in Bruges, famous for its spectacular canals and medieval centre, and Lille one of France's largest markets with over 800 stalls. Treat yourself to the scenery and enjoy a medley of markets.

    4 days from £395
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  19. Strasbourg

    Strasbourg & the Black Forest Christmas Markets

    30 Nov 2019 - 9 Dec 2019

    Board Eurostar for a festive rail journey like no other. On this four day break we visit some of Europe's best Chrsitmas markets, including the world famous Strasbourg markets, and even include a trip into the winter wonderland that is Germany's Black Forest and the markets of Freiburg.

    4 days from £459
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  20. Cologne Cathedral

    German Christmas Markets featuring Aled Jones

    11 Dec 2019 - 14 Dec 2019

    Shop and soak up the atmosphere of picturesque Bonn and the stunning city of Cologne, before enjoying an exclusive Christmas concert featuring Aled Jones, followed by a post concert CD signing and Q&A with Aled himself. This is a festive holiday you won’t forget in a hurry! .

    4 days from £1,095
    Ref: TRECXM0419
  21. Lake Bled

    Christmas on Lake Bled

    20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    Board our train to Slovenia for this magical rail holiday and discover the enchanting scenery of Lake Bled at this special time of year. From the Austrian Alps to the capital city of Ljubljana and the breathtaking Postojna Caves, you'll think all of your Christmas presents have come at once on this eight day Christmas holiday.

    8 days from £1,299
    Ref: REBLX0819
  22. Monaco

    Christmas on the Italian Riviera

    22 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    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. You’ll be based in the charming resort of Diano Marina – the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate – and be treated to visits to stylish destinations, such as Monte Carlo on the neighbouring French Riviera and the historic village of Cervo. With a traditional Christmas dinner also waiting to be tucked into, this is a top pick for anyone wanting to get away this Christmas.

    6 days from £799
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  23. Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

    Christmas in the Pyrenees

    22 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019

    Snowy mountain peaks and warm festive treats – the perfect combination for a Christmas break by rail. From our base in the Spanish town of Roses, we enjoy a stocking full of activities, from a delicious Christmas lunch to four magical rail journeys and a visit to the historic Dali Museum - you’ll discover new sights only a few have had the opportunity to see, on this festive rail holiday.

    8 days from £995
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  24. Stratford-upon-Avon

    Stratford and a Shakespearean Christmas

    23 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    Enjoy a festive escape to Stratford upon Avon and experience all things Shakespeare on this short rail holiday. As well as tucking into a traditional Christmas dinner, this Christmas break will see you take in stunning scenery as you enjoy a train ride on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway. You will also enjoy a tour of Shakespeare’s birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s quaint cottage and a Christmas Eve performance of Shakespeare’s King John at the famous Swan Theatre.

    5 days from £595
    Ref: REUSTX0519
  25. Festive Chateaux and Paris for Christmas

    Festive Chateaux and Paris for Christmas

    23 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    Experience delicious food and twinkling lights as you treat yourself to a change of scenery this Christmas on this unforgettable rail break. Celebrate the festive season in style and indulge in the opulent surroundings of French Chateaux, as we explore the Château Vaux le Vicomte, Château de Chantilly and the Palace of Versailles. See the very best of Paris, the City of Light and make this Christmas one you will never forget.

    5 days from £895
    Ref: REPVX0519
  26. Glacier Express

    Christmas Glacier Express Magic

    23 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019

    Experience a world full of festive magic on this enchanting Christmas rail holiday. Journey to the heart of the Swiss Alps and enjoy an unforgettable ride on the world famous Glacier Express. Join in with the local festivities and take in the winter wonderland scenery of Lucerne, Bern, Interlaken & more!

    6 days from £1,295
    Ref: REGXX0619
  27. A Yorkshire Christmas

    A Yorkshire Christmas

    23 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    This delightful rail holiday takes you on a magical journey to the classic countryside of Yorkshire at Christmas. Surely there's no better way to spend the festive season then surrounded by friendly Yorkshire folk. Explore medieval castles and journey along heritage railways, taking in the scenery of some of Yorkshire’s charming towns, enjoy the comfort of your hotel and indulge in festive food and celebrations.

    5 days from £689
    Ref: REUYX0519
  28. Ljubljana

    A New Year Celebration on Lake Bled

    27 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020
    On this magical holiday travel to Slovenia by rail and explore the enchanting scenery of Lake Bled. Becoming all the more magical during wintertime, when the flurry of tourists is long gone and snowfall is virtually guaranteed on the mountaintops. It’s a place that is as beautiful as it is peaceful, and it’s ideal for a relaxing break to welcome in the New Year.
    8 days from £1,399
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  29. Rome

    A New Year Celebration in Florence by rail/air

    27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020

    If you’re looking to get away to celebrate the start of a New Year, then our Tuscan rail trip should be at the top of your list! This December immerse yourself in a feast of art, culture and gastronomy as we transport you to destinations such as Florence, Lucca and the capital city of Rome. Rounded off with a fabulous five course dinner, celebrate the New Year in style on this fabulous rail tour of Italy’s Tuscan heart.

    7 days from £1,595
    Ref: REINYF0719
  30. Glacier Express

    New Year Glacier Express Magic

    28 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020

    See in the New Year in Switzerland and travel aboard the Swiss Glacier Express as you discover a world full of festive magic on this rail holiday. From the stunning alps to the capital city of Bern, you'll also enjoy seasonal celebrations, a journey to Lucerne & a cruise on Lake Thun. Tuck into a delicious gala dinner on New Year's Eve and enjoy a fabulous concert and firework display on New Year's Day.

    6 days from £1,395
    Ref: REGNY0619

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