A holiday by rail is a great way of exploring some of the world's most interesting countries and with so many different types of breaks to choose from, the best plan ahead of your trip may be to order a number of rail holiday brochures.
The latest range of holiday brochures from Great Rail Journeys include more than 130 types of break, ranging from exciting and thrilling adventure filled excursions to railway journeys aimed at helping you feel totally relaxed and rested.
Here at Great Rail Journeys, we are true experts in escorted rail holidays and can take you to more than 40 different countries. With a quarter of a century of experience under its belt, there is no better firm to help you plan luxury worldwide holidays by rail.
Any brochures you order from us can be sent to you totally free so why not order a stack and look into taking a different kind of rail holiday than you may have originally considered?
Not all of our breaks are completely on trains, so why not look at our river cruises brochures, which include trips to the beautiful Rhine river and a number of bustling cities in France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany.
If you are looking for a getaway a bit closer to home, why not consider our Scottish Islands and the Lochs Cruise, which shows off the very best in Scottish Highland scenery. This break also takes holidaymakers to Edinburgh and includes a four-night cruise onboard the luxurious MV Lord of the Glens boat.
Fans of stunning architecture and rich culture should certainly consider our Elbe Cruise, which takes train travellers down the River Elbe aboard the MS Frederic Chopin. While cruising down the river, which flows through Germany and the Czech Republic, you will be able to enjoy imposing Gothic churches as well as castles straight out of a fairytale book.
Keen shoppers may want to look at the Christmas markets brochures from Great Rail Journeys.
The world famous Christmas markets at Cologne are well worth a visit and by taking the Cologne and Bonn Premium rail tour, you can see all the best of the city using a stunning four-star hotel as a base. The markets at Roncalliplatz can easily amuse for hours but culture vultures will also be able to find countless galleries and museums in this fascinating region.
You could also check out the best of British Christmas produce at the Yorkshire Christmas Markets in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. Tours to this market run from November to December and are held on a vintage train which evokes truly festive feelings. The tour includes a walking tour of York as well as visits to the National Railway Museum and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, so travel buffs will find it really interesting.
During this tour's free time, make sure you head to the famous Betty's Tea Rooms for which Harrogate is well known. There is a lot to see and do in this area but luckily tired travellers will be able to relax in the luxuriously appointed Kimberley Hotel and get some much needed sleep after a busy day.
Our Worldwide Holidays brochure is ideal for those seeking truly unique breaks full of culture, history and fascinating countries.
The Classic Glacier Express tour heads through some of the most stunning parts of the Swiss Alps. Tour takers can also choose the option of visiting Interlaken and Zermatt, incredibly beautiful towns nestled deep in the peaks of the Alps which boast breathtaking scenery and lots to see and do.
For travellers who are looking to take a long-haul trip on a train, here at Great Rail Journeys we offer getaways as far afield as the US, Canada and Russia. If you love checking out stunning natural beauty on holiday, then our Rockies and Alaska Cruise is ideal. This trip involves a cruise taking in snow-capped peaks and icebergs, all along the spectacular coast of British Columbia.
Keen to see the very best of the US on your summer break? Then why not look into our USA Coast to Coast tour, which sets off from London and takes in incredible and bustling cities such as New York, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles.
In New York, rail travellers on this tour will be staying in a hotel just a stone's throw from all the best sights, including Times Square and Central Park. In LA, make sure you head to the world famous handprints of the stars, where you can enjoy being palm to palm with some true A-listers, from modern stars such as Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet to stars of the Golden Age including Marilyn Monroe and Cary Grant.
Whichever brochure you order and whatever trip you take, you are sure to return home totally rested and relaxed and eager to check out the other 129 great getaways that we offer.