Holidays with Rail
We believe there are plenty of ways to see the world – and while the world’s more beautiful on foot, there’s something to be said for the elegance and style of great rail holidays as well. It’s an exhilarating experience to go from one end of a country to the other on train holidays, with excellent walking routes accompanying them to let you explore the wonders of each stop.

Our range of Rail and Walk Holidays offers walkers an alternative travel experience by combining the romanticism of classic rail routes with some fantastic destinations! Take a look at our range of great rail holidays below to get on the right track.

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Clive has been leading for Ramblers Worldwide since 1992, with over 235 tours on five continents. His regular destinations nowadays are Dubrovnik, France, Germany, Tuscany, and the Channel Islands.

Our Holidays with Rail


Avignon & Roman Provence
All the pleasures of the south of France
Come take a guided sightseeing and hiking holiday in France based in Avignon. We discover Roman archaeology in Arles and Nimes, visit the Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d’Avignon, ramble in the area of St Remy and see the incredible Pont du Gard aqueduct.
Next Dept: 01 Sep 14      For: 7 nights       From: St Pancras
Types:    Festive Walking Travel by Rail     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £960
 
 
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The Wine Villages of the Alsace
A great week's walking amongst some magnificent Alsatian countryside.
One week guided walking holiday in the magnificent Alsatian countryside on the French-German border. Based in Kayserberg, we can walk to some famous wine villages such as Riquewihr and Ribeauvillé as well as enjoying some excellent local cuisine.
Next Dept: 12 Jun 14      For: 7 nights       From: St Pancras
Types:    Lifestyle Travel by Rail     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £915
 
 
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Walking the Ypres Salient
Belgium’s historic landscape and battlefields of the Flanders Fields
NEW The Ypres Salient is the curved front line which formed around the city of Ypres during WW1 and was the site of some of the fiercest and most senseless fighting of the war. This isn’t a battlefields tour, but we'll walk and discover the beautiful undulating countryside and villages of the Flanders Fields battles along the way.
Next Dept: 01 May 14      For: 7 nights       From: St Pancras
Types:    Historical Walks New Holiday Travel by Rail     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £1,025
 
 
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The Moorish Trail
A journey from Marrakech to Madrid.
A chance to walk Spain in the footsteps of generations past. Follow the trail the 8th century Moors crossed from Africa to the Iberian Peninsula by train and foot. Travelling from Marrakech to Madrid we follow the tradition and influence of the Moors from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech to the beautiful hill top town of Ronda, and then on to the modern city of Madrid.
Next Dept: 27 Apr 14      For: 12 nights       From: Gatwick
Types:    Pioneer Travel by Rail     Grades: E/Sightseeing
Price from: £1,599
 
 
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Portuguese Wanderings
Exploring undiscovered Portugal by train.
Of all the countries in western Europe Portugal is perhaps the least well known, its language the least recognisable and its many delights unexplored by the British. We make use of various trains ranging from the comfortable to the rickety but characterful to travel across Portugal from Oporto to Lisbon with some delightful walking along the way 
Next Dept: 07 Sep 14      For: 10 nights       From: Gatwick
Types:    Travel by Rail     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £999
 
 
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The Route of the Orient Express
A classic route through six capitals of Europe.
NEW The Orient Express is the best known train in the world. We will follow the original route of the first train which ran in 1883 through France, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Romania and then take the route introduced in 1889 through Bulgaria to Istanbul and the Orient.
Next Dept: 09 Sep 14      For: 14 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    New Holiday Pioneer Travel by Rail     Grades: Sightseeing
Price from: £1,985
 
 
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Beautiful New York State
A scenic journey (mostly by train) from Southern Ontario to New York City: Niagara Falls, stunning gorges, great views
and perhaps a little shopping to finish.

This holiday takes in the Canadian region of Ontario before continuing by rail across the border into the beautiful New York State region for some fantastic walking and sightseeing. Where possible on this trip our travel will be by train, evoking a feel of times past and enabling us to view the fast changing local scenery in comfort.
Next Dept: 13 Sep 14      For: 14 nights       From: Heathrow
Types:    Pioneer Travel by Rail     Grades: D/Sightseeing
Price from: £2,699
 
 
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The Great South African Rail Journey
All aboard Shongololo “The Good Hope Express”; this really is exploring South Africa in style!
This unique touring concept allows us to enjoy the train as if it were a travelling hotel. The train travels throughout the night as we sleep in our comfortable cabins and  we awake in a new and exciting location. We will explore with our own dedicated transfer vehicle, and enjoy a new, exciting and unique experience every day!
Next Dept: Future Departures      For:       From: N/A
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Price from: £POA
 
 
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