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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. 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
  2. Sandringham

    Sandringham and Norfolk by rail

    27 May 2020 - 31 May 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
  3. Corte

    Highlights of Corsica

    1 May 2020 - 2 Oct 2020

    We spend this rail holiday on the stunning French island of Corsica. Located off the French coast we enjoy ten days aboard little trains that travel across mountains and along the stunning coastlines.

    10 days from £1,599
    Ref: RECOR101920
  4. Keukenhof Gardens

    Spring Gardens of Keukenhof & Floralia

    3 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020

    Combine two of Europe's most spectacular floral displays on this colorful rail holiday. We travel to the Netherlands where we visit Keukenhof Gardens and Belgium and the Floralia Flower Show.

    4 days from £599
    Ref: REKEF0420
  5. Lake Bled

    Lake Bled Winter Wonderland

    16 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020

    Immerse yourself in a fairytale winter wonderland as you explore enchanting Lake Bled and the highlights of Slovenia on this charming tour. Nestling in the foothills of the Julian Alps, this peaceful lakeside paradise provides the perfect base from which to explore. Discover Bled Island with a ride on a traditional Pletna boat, take some time to explore the fascinating Slovenian capital of Ljubljana and admire the magnificent Postojna caves, as we uncover the secret beauty that the Balkans has to offer.

    8 days from £1,295
    Ref: REBLW19
  6. Glacier Express

    Glacier Express Winter Magic

    14 Feb 2020 - 6 Mar 2020

    Be transported to a winter wonderland on this magical rail holiday, as you board the Glacier Express and journey into the heart of the Swiss Alps. Visit Lucerne, Chur, Brig, Bern and Mount Rigi and traverse some of the world’s most spectacular train journeys including the GoldenPass Line.

    5 days from £995
    Ref: REGLX0520
  7. Nice

    Nice Carnival Flower Parade & Menton Lemon Festival

    13 Feb 2020 - 25 Feb 2020

    On this colourful rail holiday, 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. In Menton we see the spectacular Lemon Festival, where the golden fruit parade will be in full swing.

    5 days from £695
    Ref: RENIC051920
  8. Stratford-upon-Avon, New Year, thumbnail

    Stratford and a Shakespearean New Year

    29 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020

    Join us this New Year and immerse yourself in all things Shakespeare, as we discover the playwright’s birthplace, tucked away in the middle of Stratford’s pretty high street. We will also visit the quaint cottage of Anne Hathaway, before taking in a performance of Shakespeare’s King John at the Swan Theatre

    5 days from £595
    Ref: REUSTNY0519
  9. 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
  10. 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
    Ref: REBLNY0819
  11. Rome

    A New Year Celebration in Florence by rail/air

    27 Dec 2019 - 2 Jan 2020

    Immerse yourself in a feast of art, culture and gastronomy and celebrate the New Year in style on this fabulous tour to Italy’s Tuscan heart.

    7 days from £1,595
    Ref: REINYF0719
  12. 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
  13. Stratford-upon-Avon

    Stratford and a Shakespearean Christmas

    23 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    Enjoy a traditional Shakespearean Christmas on this holiday by rail. Discover the playwright’s birthplace, tucked away in the middle of Stratford’s pretty high street, visit the quaint cottage of Anne Hathaway, and experience a Christmas Eve performance of Shakespeare’s King John at the Swan Theatre. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the festivities and seasonal celebrations, as well as a train ride on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway.

    5 days from £595
    Ref: REUSTX0519
  14. 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 2019 a Christmas you will never forget.

    5 days from £895
    Ref: REPVX0519
  15. 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: REUYOX19
  16. 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. Based in the pretty town of Roses on the Spanish coast, you’re ideally based to explore the natural border elegantly placed between France and Spain; you’ll discover sights few have had the opportunity to see on this magical rail holiday.

    8 days from £995
    Ref: REXPYR0819
  17. 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.
    6 days from £799
    Ref: REXIR0619
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
    Ref: REBRL0419
  22. York Christmas

    York & Harrogate Christmas Markets

    15 Nov 2019 - 18 Nov 2019

    Get in to the festive spirit with a wonderful short break to the Christmas markets of York and Harrogate.

    4 days from £395
    Ref: REUYH0419
  23. Snowdon Mountain Railway

    Snowdon, Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

    7 Oct 2019 - 14 Sep 2019

    Staying in the spectacular surroundings of North Wales and treat yourself to a relaxing UK holiday combined with the wonders of rail. Joining journeys you could only dream of, as we 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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  24. 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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  25. Carcassonne

    The Beauty of the Languedoc, Carcassonne & Provence

    2 Oct 2019 - 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 £1,095
    Ref: RELCA081920
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
    Ref: REROF071920
  29. Chefchaouen

    Marrakech Express by rail/air

    22 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2020

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

    10 days from £1,599
    Ref: REMEX101920
  30. Brandburg Gate, Berlin

    Grand Imperial Capital Cities

    20 Sep 2019 - 18 Oct 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 £1,395
    Ref: REGICC10

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