Train Holidays in Europe
See the sights with a train holiday in Europe
Europe's luxury high speed rail network means that the stress of flying is no longer a necessary evil when going on holiday. Every corner of Europe is accessible in a matter of hours from the UK, and as long distance train travel gets more luxurious and simple, the options for train holidays continue to flourish. So why not take the slow route, taking in the scenery you would otherwise bypass, and enjoy not endure travelling on your dream holiday?
With train holidays, the journey actually becomes part of the joy of your break, not a final hurdle that you must overcome before you can relax, stress free in the destination of your dreams. Those with a fear of flying, a desire to see the countryside or simply those that have had enough of long check ins and lost luggage finally have another viable option for exploring Europe; train travel. Train holidays are also a particularly good option for those environmentally friendly holidays, allowing you to enjoy your break with a completely clear ecological conscience.
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Holidays by train in FranceThe Channel Tunnel has meant that train holidays to France have soared in popularity. From the elegant capital to the chic beach resorts of the south coast, the TGV has made the whole country wonderfully accessible by train.
Holidays by Train in SpainYou can enjoy a wonderful Spanish holiday without setting foot on a plane. You can be happily stretched out on the beach or enjoying the vibrant festivals within a day of leaving home, having seen much of France and Spain en route.
Holidays by train in BelgiumBrussels is just 3 hours from London by train, meaning that you can be settling into your Belgian holiday home faster than if you decided to endure the hassle of flying. Weekend breaks to Belgium on the train are particularly popular.
Train Accessible Scottish holidaysThe stunning scenery, fishing rivers and famous golf courses of Scotland are within really easy reach, and with such a vast range of train accessible Scottish holidays on offer, there is sure to be something to delight all visitors.
Train Holidays in EuropeIn fact, the whole of Europe is accessible by train from the UK. London's Eurostar link to Paris means that you can holiday anywhere in Western Europe, from Brussels to Bonn, Amsterdam to Zurich without having to drive, fly or sail.
In fact, train holidays can be highly romantic, especially if you take one of the famous luxury train routes, including those of the Royal Scotsman or the beautiful Orient Express that depart from London Victoria. The Orient Express can take you from London to Paris, Venice, Rome, Budapest, Prague or Vienna in the most incredible luxury, where you are waited on hand and foot, and stress is completely banished. Journeys on the Royal Scotsman offer the absolute height of train accessible Scottish holidays, taking you through some of the most impressive and inspiring scenery imaginable, and serving genuine Scottish fare.
Once you arrive into Paris after the swift journey through the Channel Tunnel, the pick of Europe's holiday destinations are at your feet. Paris is a major rail connection, with rail services connecting eight countries with high speed connections, the terminals for which are all within easy walking distance of each other. These trains are very fast as well. You can be skiing in the Alps or sunbathing on the Cote d'Azur from London in a very similar amount of time to those that have flown, and you will feel far more relaxed upon your arrival too!