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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. Highlights of Vietnam

    Highlights of Vietnam

    1 Nov 2020 - 26 Apr 2021

    With centuries-old Buddhist shrines, towering skyscrapers, ancient landmarks and time-honoured traditions, Vietnam is undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating countries.

    13 days from £2,995
    Ref: RVIET
  2. Cambodia & The Highlights of Vietnam

    Cambodia & The Highlights of Vietnam

    24 Oct 2020 - 18 Apr 2021

    From the heights of the Tibetan Plateau the Mekong River cuts a stunning course through the cultural heart of Southeast Asia to the extraordinary Mekong Delta and South China Sea. A cruise on this mighty river is at the heart of this unforgettable journey through Cambodia and Vietnam.

    21 days from £3,995
    Ref: MEKONG
  3. Sandringham

    Sandringham and Norfolk by rail

    5 Aug 2020 - 9 Aug 2020

    On this unique rail holiday, visit Norfolk and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Sandringham Estate, as well as a special guided visit of the parks spectacular grounds. Add to this the nostalgic feeling of travelling along heritage railways with a little steam train chugging away up front and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience.

    5 days from £459
    Ref: RNOGW0520
  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
  5. Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

    Settle to Carlisle Railway & Yorkshire Steam

    22 Jun 2020 - 7 Sep 2020

    This UK rail break has it all, from rolling country meadows to historic castles and a cruise on the Leeds and Liverpool's canal. We traverse the tracks of some truly stunning railways such as; the Embsay and Bolton Abbey and Settle to Carlisle, and include visit to famous sites such as Haworth, home to the Brontë Sister and Ripley Castle.

    5 days from £469
    Ref: REUYO051920
  6. 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 £1,439
    Ref: REBLE101920
  7. 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
  8. Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    15 Jun 2020 - 14 Sep 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 	 Lake Annecy

    Lake Annecy & the Mont Blanc Express

    14 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Zadar

    Venice & Croatian Coastal Cruise by Rail

    3 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020

    Cruising Croatia’s spectacular coastline amongst archipelagos of islands and islets studded in the sparkling Adriatic is a simply magical experience

    11 nights from £1,895
    Ref: RVCROAT1220
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  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. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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 £549
    Ref: RECHM041920
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Portofino

    Italian Riviera of Flowers

    27 Apr 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
  29. 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
  30. Villa Taranto

    The Hidden Lakes & Gardens of Italy

    20 Apr 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 £1,099
    Ref: REILA081920

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