Rail Tours in Europe
Are you looking for a rail holiday this summer? The Lakes & Mountains are ideal for train travel enthusiasts. Inghams provides you with great railway journeys. Travel from London St Pancras to destinations in Switzerland, and selected resorts in France and Italy.
This 10-day self guided tour is an excellent overview of Switzerland's special highlights. Designed for those seeking a true taste of this stunning country, including the beautiful lakeside setting of Lake Lucerne, with its pedestrianised Old Town and nearby Mount Pilatus. Plus unforgettable experiences on two of the most spectacular panoramic journeys in the world: the ‘Bernina’ and ‘Glacier Express’.
Glorious Glacier Express
Interlaken – Zermatt – Davos/Klosters
10 or 11 nights
Experience one of the most famous train lines in the world – the Glacier Express. Our 10 or 11 night independent rail holiday provides you with unforgettable views between Zermatt and either Davos or Klosters. The specially designed panoramic carriages unlock superb views over the Swiss Alps and you can pay locally to enjoy a 3 course set menu served to your seat. This is one epic train ride you don't want to miss.
10 or 11 nights
Visit three very distinctive regions of Switzerland on this three centre rail holiday which includes a trip on the GoldenPass line. On your holiday you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Lavaux Vineyards, the mountainous Jungfrau area and the historical sites of Lucerne and many boat trips it offers from the shores of a stunning lake.
Step back into a bygone era with a once-in-a-lifetime journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. This famous train journey is a truly spectacular experience. Reviving the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s, the carriages of this iconic train have been painstakingly restored to their former glory. An attentive service and some of the best scenery in Europe promises to make this journey one you will never forget.
Travelling from London to Italy by train is easy thanks to services from Eurostar to Paris and from Voyages SNCF onwards to Italy. From Paris, daytime services include a journey to Milan or a high-speed train that travels through the Swiss Alps to Lake Como or Lake Maggiore. Overnight services depart from Paris in the early evening and arrive into Italy by morning. Cabins are available with two or three berths and they come equipped with a wash basin.
High speed trains
Trenitalia’s great network of high-speed rail routes makes touring Italy a breeze. Major cities are all connected, from Turin all the way down to Salerno, and this is the best and most comfortable way to get between them. Services are frequent and carriages well equipped. You’ll be assigned a seat and have plenty of leg room to sit back and relax on your journey. If you book first class you’ll even be treated to a glass of prosecco as you embark.
These trains are perfect for onward travel to smaller towns like Siena and Viareggio. They have a slower pace so you’ll get to enjoy a bit of scenery before arriving at your destination. It’s also a great way to explore more of Italy on your holiday with day trips by train. From Venice, take the train to Vicenza, head to Lucca from Florence or jump on at Sorrento for a quick ride to Pompeii or Naples.
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Travel to the Lakes & Mountains by rail
All our rail holidays depart London on Eurostar between 7am and 9am. And we include a Paris Metro ticket for your short hop between Paris Gard du Nord and your relevant Paris terminal.
Resorts: All resorts and multicentre holidays in Switzerland
Departures: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Supplements (return) from: Standard Class £45; Standard Premier Class: £125
Travel from London to Paris on Eurostar and then on TGV to your resort, arriving between 6pm and 9pm the same day. Standard Premier Class includes travel on Eurostar and 1st class travel on TGV. If you wish to continue in first class on the Swiss rail network, an additional supplement of £35pp applies. In Standard Premier and 1st class TGV, meals and drinks are included appropriate to the time of day.
Resorts: Annecy and Talloires
Departures: Wednesday and Saturday
Supplements (return) from: Standard Class £10; Standard Premier Class £60
Travel from Paris Gare de Lyon by TGV to Annecy arriving at approximately 5.30pm the same day. At Annecy a taxi will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Standard Premier Class includes travel on Eurostar and 1st class travel on TGV to Annecy. Meals and drinks are included on Standard Premier Class on the Eurostar only.
Departures: Wednesday and Saturday
Supplements (return) from: Standard Class £45; Standard Premier Class from £125*
Travel from Paris Gare de Lyon by TGV to Geneva where you change trains for Stresa. Guests arrive in Lake Como at approximately 9.30pm and a taxi transfer to your hotel is included. Standard Premier Class includes travel by Eurostar from London to Paris and first class travel to your final rail stop. On the Eurostar and 1st class TGV, meals and drinks are included appropriate to the time of day.