How to Tailor Make Your Train Holiday
Create your perfect train holiday from start to finish with our tailor made options. Customizing your train holiday gives you the ability to build the exact journey you want (and nothing you don’t).
Want to take an iconic, luxury train? What about enjoying a cooking class in Paris before moving on to a romantic weekend in Venice? Interested in adding on a pre- or post-river cruise in Norway? It’s up to you.
Choose from any or all of our options below to make your train holiday uniquely yours.
Any of the tailor made options below can be added to the beginning, middle or end of your trip!
9 Easy Ways to Make Your Holiday Your Own
1. Begin Your Holiday from Your Hometown
Travel from your local train station or airport to begin your holiday. Central London alone features 12 major railway stations and the UK is serviced by six major international airports, making it one of the most easily accessible city hubs to travel to and from all of our train holidays.
2. Options for Starting and Ending Your Holiday
Interested in flying to your trip’s starting point and catching the train back home following your journey? Want to experience an itinerary that features roundtrip rail? What about starting and ending your train holiday with flights? You choose.
3. Travel Onboard an Iconic Train
The journey matters as much as the destination when you travel onboard an iconic or luxury train. Whether it be the Bernina or Glacier Express in Switzerland, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from London to Venice, the Rocky Mountaineer from Vancouver to Banff in Canada, or the Jacobite Train in Scotland, you’re in for quite the ride.
4. Add Extra Nights in Any Destination
Each destination offers a little something unique, from local cuisine to breath-taking landscapes to crowd-pleasing attractions. Choose your preferred length of stay in any destination we offer.
5. Take a Roundtrip Journey or Experience a Trip in Reverse
Are you interested in beginning and ending your journey in the same city? It’s the best way to maximise your sightseeing time. We also offer all our packages in reverse. West to east or east to west? Clockwise or counter clockwise? It’s up to you! You can choose to reverse the order of all train routes, station stops, and destinations of an itinerary.
6. Combine Set Itineraries or Create Your Very Own
Let’s say you’re interested in booking one of our most popular packages, such as the Classic Glacier and Bernina Express in Switzerland. Did you know that you can combine that trip with another to increase the sights you’ll see, the onboard experiences, and the memories you’ll make? Browse through any of our suggested itineraries or create your very own from scratch!
7. Handpick Your Hotels, Sightseeing, Restaurants and More
We want to make sure you get exactly what you want, whether it’s a boutique hotel, a special kind of restaurant, an exciting museum tour, or a once-in-a-lifetime, off-the-beaten-path experience. Quite simply, we’ll help you carefully design an authentic train holiday that works with your budget to maximise your free time and take you off the traditional tourist track.
8. Book a Pre or Post River Cruise
With pre- and post-river cruises, travellers have the opportunity to extend their train holiday with a river cruise before or after their rail adventure. We offer an appealing selection of pre- and post-river cruises throughout Europe. Choose from exploring the magical fjords of Norway, the famed lakes of Switzerland, and the bustling city centres of Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Berlin, and Budapest.
9. Include a Getaway or Excursion Onto Your Trip
Seamlessly add on a getaway or excursion to your trip to enhance your train holiday. Some travellers allow for extra time to explore a city already on their itinerary in greater depth, while others opt to add on a destination they’ve never been to.
Optional excursions allow you to add something special to your travel experience. Book a day trip to one of Switzerland’s mountain peaks or add an unforgettable visit to a glacier during your journey to the Canadian Rockies. Both getaways and excursions can be added on at the beginning, middle, and end of your train holiday.