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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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14 Days Munich to Zurich

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10 Days Zurich to Lucerne

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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
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.
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Budget:Affordable & Premium
At Collette, we consider everyone who travels with us to be our personal guest. Every moment matters to us because we know it matters to you. This may...more be because at heart we are a family owned company that has been in business for 100 years. It may be because our team are passionate about sharing their own love of travel and uncovering mysteries. Choosing Collette comes with benefits that take your guided travel experience to another level. Our inclusive tours provide you more value for your money and more of what makes travel special. Let us show you the world!
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Accommodation:4 Star

Discover Travel the Tracks to Europe's Cities



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?



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.



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.



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

Good trip but beware of misinformation   , NSW, Australia, Aug 2023
Our rail trip was great but could have been perfect if not for a few issues with lack of information and last minute changes to itinerary by Great Rail Journeys which cost us more money. Specifically, we asked what kind of rail pass we would get as this tour was planned almost a year in advance, however we were made to believe that we were getting a ...read more 15-day rail pass that would allow us free rail travel for 15 days which will cover our free days and a day after our tour, so we bought full fare tickets for those days that wouldn't be covered. Well, it turned out that we received a 30-day half fare card which would have entitled us 50% discount on rail trips we already bought for days that they said wouldn't be covered by the swiss pass. Also, for the free days during tour that we did not buy tickets, we could have bought discounted tickets much earlier as fares would have been cheaper 3-6 months before our trip, rather than day before we arrived in Switzerland.

Travel Marvel, Global Journeys and Great Rail Journeys failed to inform us that last minute changes were made to the itinerary which resulted in some of us cancelling private tours we booked on free days and rescheduling at a higher price than what we originally booked. Some of us totally missed out on the private tour. Luckily, these group of 10 friends made the most of the tour so it was still enjoyable despite the nuisance we have encountered. On a positive note, although the tour director could not resolve our issues, he was still great and helpful in his capacity.
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.
Switzerland is Amazing   , WA, Australia, Jul 2023
Switzerland by Rail was a great insight into Switzerland and well worth a fortnight holiday in one country. However, APT left a lot to be desired and I will personally not travel with them again. Fabulous hotels, but as a Solo traveller (hence pays a big single supplement), always seemed to get a very small back room. I kept feeling that APT were cutting ...read more costs. The meals were acceptable but always a set menu, take it or leave it, no choices. One tiny glass of wine included in the dinner was pathetic as that, on most occasions, was finished before the meal was even served. Again, cutting costs at our expense.
Magic   , VIC, Australia, Jun 2023
We thought it was the best trip. The group wasn't big which was great, the tour leader Marco, was the best, the itinerary was great and we couldn't fault it...The trip was relaxed and we weren't rushed. Thank you.