Holidays with RailWe 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.
Barry Trevis is our in-house bird expert. He researches our birdwatching holidays, leading many of them. He lives in the village where Ramblers Worldwide Holidays office is situated and has been the warden of Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve there for over 30 years. He has birded extensively over seven continents and carries out bird-ringing studies in the UK and abroad. He has a particular interest in watching bird behaviour wherever he goes. Showing birds and wildlife to others gives him added delight.
Our Holidays with Rail
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!