Sign up for news and offers!

Show/hide sign up form >>

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Rail Holidays in Germany

The rail trips through Germany from Arena Rail Holidays allow you to experience all the wonder and craft of central Europe. Germany boasts ingenious designs, an indulgent culinary style and a beautiful natural environment – the country is rightfully regarded as Europe’s engine room.

Germany borders virtually every country in central Europe, meaning that its culture has absorbed the very best elements of other nations. The Germans’ individualistic take on these influences however, make visiting Germany a truly unique experience.

Germany by rail

Germany is a huge country, and while its world-famous autobahn (motorway) allows a passage across the vast land mass, trains are the most comfortable and visually appealing mode of transport in which to absorb this country’s breathtaking elegance. Winding through the lush German countryside offers a pleasant relief from the bustling and vibrant cities that are dotted around this glorious country.

Fantastic cities

German design holds purpose in mind, so it is no surprise to find that German cities offer something for everyone. German culture is welcoming to those simply looking for a quiet, understated café overlooking a traditional market square, or those wanting to visit a bustling strip of bars that you can populate from dusk ‘til dawn. What’s more, Germans are a friendly, laid-back people who respect leisure as much as they do hard work.

Food and drink

Baking is something that the Germans take very seriously, and you will realise this as the sweet smell of pastry and bread drifts through the spindling streets. German cheese is also held in high regard, with the country’s produce accounting for a third of Europe’s entire cheese stock.

German beer is very popular, and should be enjoyed from a traditional beer stein.

Rich cultural history

The German people’s constant drive to excel is reflected in their brand of quality-over-quality culture. Their attitude towards athletics and competition makes Germany one of the more revered forces in world sport. For those interested in World Wars, Germany holds a seemingly endless stream of history, while their many monuments and landmarks are pleasing, even on a purely aesthetic level.

4 Item(s)

per page

Set Descending Direction
  1. 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
  2. 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
    Ref: RERHV061920
  3. 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
    Ref: RESBF0419
  4. Oberammergau Passion Play

    Oberammergau Passion Play & The Austrian Alps

    25 Jun 2020 - 18 Aug 2020

    The Oberammergau passion play came about following a vow made in 1633. If the residents of the village were spared from the great plague, they promised to re-enact the Passion of Christ every 10 years. In 2020 the people of Oberammergau are making preparations for the 42nd performance. Don’t miss out on this once-a-decade opportunity!

    8 days from £1,845
    Ref: RAUSOB08

4 Item(s)

per page

Set Descending Direction