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Holidays By Rail keeps you up to date with all the latest exciting train holiday and train tour options available throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Beyond.
The fresh-fallen snow of winter sparkles on city streets and blankets majestic mountains. The bustle of holiday markets and aroma of warm beverages fills the air. And whether you're in the country or city, holiday cheer brings out the best in everyone. Enjoy the slower pace that comes with the quiet of wintertime by relaxing on a festive winter rail holiday.
Bavaria is the perfect backdrop for a seasonal holiday, and the Christmas season is no exception with visits to Europe’s festive holiday markets. During the Bavarian Christmas Markets holiday, connect the Christmas Markets in Regensburg, Rothenberg and Nuremberg by train, reveling in the sights, scents and taste of Germany's colourful Christkindlmarkts.
If you enjoy gala dinners and festive lunches, consider a trip to Andalucia at New Year, where you will celebrate the holidays with amazing feasts. You will also travel through the elegant sites of southern Spain on this trip that tours the Seville Cathedral, the famous ancient city of Cordoba, and the stunning Alhambra palace.
Discover Scotland's holiday traditions as you embark on a Grand Tour of Scotland at Christmas. Experience the magic of the holiday season as you travel from coast to coast by train, featuring the original great rail journey of the world on the Kyle Line as well as excursions on the West Highland Line, and a scenic journey across the Glenfinnan Viaduct aboard the Jacobite Steam Train.
Ready to really indulge in a luxurious winter escape? Then take on Winter in Banff, Jasper & Whistler, a 10-day trip to three of the Canadian Rockies' spectacular resort towns. Explore National Parks, take an ice walk through Maligne Canyon, embark on a classic overnight rail journey, and wrap up your holiday with a rejuvenating spa day.
Take this Christmas season to enjoy a festive holiday to destinations near and far, each filled with the magic of the season.