Clients looking to explore some of the gems of Europe with a late spring/early Summer trip by train, are being offered prices from £445 per person from Great Rail Journeys and sister brand, Treyn.
Each tour has been hand-picked and is guided by experienced tour leaders.
As examples, a six-day The Charming Dordogne option, which is based in Le Bugue in the Dordogne, explores the region with prices from £648 per person based on two sharing. It includes rail travel from St Pancras; five nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and four-course dinner with wine; excursions to La Roque-Gageac, Gouffre de Proumeyssac, and Sarlat; a visit to Rocamadour; and a trip on the Truffadou Steam Train. The price is based on departures on July 10, 22 and 31.
A five-day Alluring Rhine Valley option explores the region by train, boat and rack railway. Highlights include sampling local wines on a cruise beneath ancient vineyards and hilltop castles and a visit to the "Dragon's Cliff", topped by its imposing ruined castle, on Germany's oldest cog railway. Prices lead in at £445 per person including rail travel; four nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner; an excursion to Königswinter; a journey on the Drachfelsbahn; an excursion to Boppard; and a panoramic boat trip. The price is based on June 28, July 2 & 29 departures and includes a tour manager.
Meanwhile, a Luxembourg, Verdun & The Moselle option explores Luxembourg's heritage and cruises through the Moselle Valley. Guests will discover the historic capital and its villages and also visit nearby Trier and the Battlefields of Verdun.
Prices start from £575 per person including rail travel from St Pancras; five nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and three dinners; a guided walking tour or Luxembourg; a visit to Verdun battlefields, including a guided tour of Fort Douaumont, Douaumont Ossuary and the Bayonet Trench; entrance to the Verdun Memorial Museum; an excursion by rail to Trier; a visit to Echternach, Vianden and its castle; and a visit to Wellenstein including wine-tasting, plus all transfers. The price is based on a July 4 departure.