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European Rail Journeys

Ever dreamt of experiencing the luxury on board the Orient Express or climbing through the Swiss Alps aboard the Glacier Express? From exploring the French Riviera to city-hopping from London to Budapest, your next unforgettable rail journey across Europe is ready and waiting.

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9 Days Zurich to Zurich

Operator: Cosmos

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7 Days Copenhagen to Oslo

Operator: Intrepid Travel

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14 Days Rome to Venice

Operator: Intrepid Travel

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8 Days Zurich to Zurich

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Explore
Explore has been taking small groups on adventure holidays all over the world for almost 40 years. The expert team, at home and overseas, works together...more to create itineraries that leave you feeling that you’ve really explored a destination rather than just visited. You’ll see the highlights, the must-sees, of course. But you’ll also get away from the beaten track, and get a different perspective on your destination. You’ll get closer to a place, its people and cultures. Our small groups are typically 12 people – small enough to get right into the heart of your destination, but big enough to find like-minded people to share your experiences with. And the glue that holds these groups together is our local tour leaders, who are uniquely placed to add individual and spontaneous moments to each trips – moments that stay with you long after you return home. All sorts of people travel with Explore – our groups are usually a mix of solos, couples and friends. What unites them is their adventurous spirit and thirst for real travel experiences. We provide authentic small-group travel, designed by experts and led by experts, with sustainability at its heart and a common desire for unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re on a cultural tour of Lebanon, cycling in Vietnam, walking in Italy or exploring Costa Rica with your family, when you’re travelling with Explore you know that you’re in good hands.
Europe Rail Journeys10
Budget:Affordable & Premium
Accommodation:Mixed
APT
APT
APT is an Australian family-owned company whose essence began in Melbourne in the 1920s. More than 90 years on, APT offers life-enriching trips to every...more continent, and through the company’s vast industry experience, meticulous planning and unquestionable passion it's earned a place among the world’s most well-regarded travel companies. From boutique river cruising to small-group 4WD adventures; traditional coach touring with a decadent twist; epic rail journeys to small-ship expeditions; classic ocean cruising to safaris of discovery by both land and air – there’s little APT are unwilling to consider in pursuit of creating the finest holiday experience for its valued guests. Timeless luxury, exclusive experiences, life enriching moments and true personalisation. APT offers all-inclusive holidays so everything is taken care of. We invite you to join us; you won’t be disappointed.
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Budget:Premium & Luxury
Accommodation:4 - 5 Star
Intrepid
Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places for 30 years. Every trip is designed to truly...more experience local culture - to meet local people, try local food, take local transport and stay in local accommodation. Led by a local leader, our small group tours offer a sustainable way to travel off the beaten track, while giving back to the places and people that travellers visit.
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Budget:Affordable & Premium
Accommodation:Mixed

Discover Travel the Tracks to Europe's Cities

Vienna

Vienna

Step off the platform into Austria's elegant capital. Full of architectural beauty and cultural vibrancy, explore imperial palaces, sample classical music, marvel at modern art or get cozy at one of Vienna's many coffeehouses - where to start?

Krakow

Krakow

Arrive in Krakow and take a stroll through the medieval Old Town - Rynek Główny - Europe's largest medieval square and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, take a sombre tour to nearby Auschwitz and Birkenau.

Côte d'Azur

Côte d'Azur

Wind along the scenic coast by train to the picture-perfect Côte d'Azur. With inviting turquoise waters, pebbled beaches, and vibrant markets, you'll soak up endless sunshine in the French Riviera, with Nice and Monaco at your fingertips.

Trondheim

Trondheim

Journey by rail to Trondheim and explore the Bakklandet neighbourhood with its coloured storehouses. Visit the world's northernmost medieval cathedral, Nidaros Cathedral, or check out the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology.

Casablanca

Casablanca

Enjoy a scenic trip through diverse landscapes on your way to Casablanca. A coastal city with French colonial architecture, the iconic Hassan II Mosque also awaits exploration; a rail journey to Morocco calls. Here's looking at you, Casablanca.

Latest Reviews What our clients are saying about their journeys through Europe

Spectacular journey through Switzerland   , QLD, Australia, Jun 2024
Cosmos Scenic Switzerland by Train is a great way to see all the best that Switzerland has to offer in a short time. Everything is taken care of and their host guide was both informative and knowledgeable. You'll travel 1st class on all the train journeys and the overnight accommodation hotels are all within 15 minutes walk from the train stations. ...read more The optional excursions were excellent and I highly recommend doing these. Overall a fantastic trip in all respects.
Best of Italy Tour   , QLD, Australia, Oct 2023
Our “Best of Italy” tour with Intrepid Travel was fabulous. We went to so many wonderful places on this tour & our tour leader, Lucrezia, was wonderful throughout our tour. Tracey Standing with Global Journeys who we booked the tour through, was very helpful & always available for any queries we had. She made the booking process & subsequent information ...read more seamless. We can recommend both Tracey at Global Journeys & the Intrepid Best of Italy tour very highly.
Travel by Train in Switzerland - WOW   , NSW, Australia, Sep 2023
Well organised tour. The logistics of moving 47 people on and off trains to a strict timetable would be a nightmare, but Carolyn our guide, handled all aspects in a professional and friendly manner. This tour is not relaxing, but you do get to see some magnificent scenery throughout the Swiss Alps. Early mornings and punctuality is a must, but totally ...read more worth it!
Great Scenery and Culture But the Trains?     , NSW, Australia, Jul 2023
To tour the two countries (Sweden & Norway), was great because you could see the similarities and appreciate the differences. It was not too onerous a pace and we had time to look at museums/churches and other points of interest in our free time.
The itinerary was good. We had a variety of experiences. It was good to get to the north of both countries. ...read more We appreciated the culture in Sweden and the landscapes in Norway. The breakfasts at the hotels were amazing and the comfort was good.

Our tour leader was amazingly affable and made sure that we were as comfortable as possible and that we were enjoying the tour.
We were a little disappointed in the trains - they are not tourist trains which meant you did not always have a good window to see the country-side. Whilst this was not as important in Sweden as it was in Norway. In the end, we felt a tour by coach would have been as good.