If you feel that you are in need of a break away when the days get colder and stay darker for longer, booking on to one of the range of winter rail holidays from Great Rail Journeys could be advisable.
We offer a wide variety of winter rail holidays and by taking winter train journeys to destinations across Europe, you can see towns and cities that have been transformed into magical winter wonderlands as they are blanketed by snow and ice.
Considering winter train journeys? Why not hop onboard the Glacier Express in winter?
If you're keen to go on winter train journeys, the choice we have here at Great Rail Journeys offer is vast. The winter rail holidays that we provide vary in terms of length and the destinations you can visit, so we should have something that suits you, regardless of what you are after.
And if you want winter train journeys that offer you the chance to take in more than one country over the course of a single holiday, you may wish to book yourself on to the Glacier Express in winter.
Such winter rail holidays incorporate Germany and Switzerland, as well as France and Belgium, ideal if you're after a truly international travel experience.
Winter rail holidays typically give you the chance to take in some magnificent scenery draped in snow and hopping on the Glacier Express in winter is no different. Upon arriving in Cologne onboard the Thalys service from Brussels, you can take in the city's magnificent gothic cathedral.
In addition you can see Chur, the oldest town in all of Switzerland. Stopping here as a part of your winter rail holidays experience gives you the chance to wander along pretty cobbled streets and take in historic buildings, such as the 12th century cathedral.
From here, you can head on winter train journeys throughout the Swiss Alps to Zermatt, a gorgeous town overlooked by the majestic Matterhorn mountain. Or why not stop off at Lucerne? Visiting the lakeside city gives you the chance to take in the Kapellbrucke covered bridge or find out more about different modes of transportation at the Swiss Transport Museum, and as you're visiting the city as a part of winter train journeys, doing so could be ideal if you want to get a closer insight into the machinery behind winter rail holidays.
With so many natural sights and breathtaking buildings to see on winter rail holidays, you should be sure to pack your camera in order to get a snapshot of the wondrous landscapes that you will see.
See in the spring with Bulbfields cruises
Of course the winter does not last forever - although in times of particularly cold weather it may not always feel that way - and as the snow thaws and freezing temperatures subside, taking holidays in the spring will give you the chance to see flowers bloom into life.
There is perhaps no better way to do this than to book yourself on to the Bulbfields cruises that we offer. Passing through the waterways of Netherlands and Belgium, you can see fields that are awash with gorgeous flowers and plants.
This is particularly the case at the Keukenhof Gardens, which are located just outside of Amsterdam. Each spring, the millions of bulbs that are planted here come to life, allowing visitors to take in tulips and other flowers in a whole range of colours.
But it is not all about fantastic flora, as Bulbfields cruises also give you the opportunity to stop off at modern European cities such as Amsterdam, Bruges and Antwerp. This can be perfect if you're something of a culture vulture keen to see a museum or two, or if you just want to relax at a riverside cafe with a coffee.
As with all our winter rail holidays and other journeys, the services of one of our professional tour managers will be on hand throughout Bulbfields cruises to help make sure your break runs smoothly and answer any queries you may have.
Booking spring and winter rail holidays
Bulbfields cruises and the Glacier Express in winter are just two of the packages we offer in the spring and winter months, so whether you've been on winter train journeys in the past or are looking to go on winter rail holidays for the first time, we here at Great Rail Journeys can help.
Our York-based team have more than 25 years' experience of organising spring and winter train journeys, as well as other rail holidays, so if you've got any questions about travelling on the Glacier Express in winter or any of the other rail packages we offer, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Alternatively, if you're going to be travelling when it is slightly warmer and are interested in Bulbfields cruises to the Netherlands and Belgium, we can help. Why not contact us today so we can start planning your spring and winter rail holidays?