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Christmas Rail Holidays

Spend Christmas in Canada and celebrate the holiday season in a winter wonderland. Admire the prairies and plains blanketed in freshly fallen snow, waterfalls frozen in midstream along the mountainsides and the snow-capped mountains from the warmth of your train carriage as you travel to favourite winter destinations throughout Western Canada. Visit Toronto’s Christmas Markets and see Vancouver’s Stanley Park twinkle under holiday lights. Enjoy stays in cozy lodges bedecked with holiday décor. Revel in winter activities like dogsledding, canyon icewalks, skiing and snowshoeing. And connect all of these destinations with a classic overnight train journey aboard VIA Rail’s Canadian.


Christmas Train Holidays

Christmas in the Rockies 11 days from £2150

Celebrate the holiday season in the Canadian Rockies with stays in Vancouver, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise and Banff National Park.

Departs from December 2016 to December 2017.

Bavarian Christmas Markets 5 days from £645

Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.

Cologne and The Kaiser’s Carriage 4 days from £775

Sample the Christmas Markets in Cologne from the comfort of our centrally located hotel, and visit Wuppertal's Christmas Markets, connected by its unique suspended railway and its historic "Kaiserwagen".

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.

Finnish Lapland & the Kemi Snow Castle 6 days from £1295

Delve into the culture and natural majesty of Finnish Lapland, on a tour that offers ample opportunity for spotting the Aurora, the Kemi Snow Castle and Santa's village.

Departs from January 2017 to March 2017.

Grand Imperial Cities at Christmas 9 days from £1095

Celebrate the Christmas season with European flair as you tour Berlin, Prague, and Vienna during this magical time of year.

Departs from December 2016 to December 2016.

Hanover, Hamelin & Bremen Christmas Markets 5 days from £595

Colourful guided tours uncover the Brothers Grimm fairytales and fascinating histories along with the fabulous Christmas Markets.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.

Harz Mountains Christmas Markets 6 days from £775

The Harz Mountains' timeless towns and landscapes are perfect for a taste of Advent tradition in Germany. Our tour visits three Christmas markets, two UNESCO-listed Old Towns and enjoys an exhilarating steam train ride.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.

Heidelberg & Frankfurt Markets 5 days from £685

With its idyllic location and romantic castle, Heidelberg has long been one of Germany's most popular destinations. Discover the city and its Christmas Market, before visiting Frankfurt's world-famous markets.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.

Rhine Cruise at Christmas 7 days from £1285

From the comfort and luxury of the 5-star MS Amadeus Princess, you can experience an indulgent Christmas holiday on one of Europe's most beautiful waterways.

Departs from December 2016 to December 2016.

Rhineland Christmas Markets Cruise 6 days from £745

Since the days of Lord Byron the British have been visiting the Rhine, charmed by its riverside castles and vineyards. Our ship navigates the father of German rivers, visiting an array of Christmas Markets en route.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.

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