Great Rail Journeys has released its latest 'Winter, Festive & Spring' brochure, complete with seven new itineraries to destinations including Sweden, Russia, Italy, England and Germany.

One of five tours to Italy is a new five-day Christmas in the Dolomites option. It includes a visit to Trento Christmas Market, a Christmas Eve feast, Christmas Day in Verona, with a guided tour followed by three-course lunch, and a rail excursion to Bolzano including a guided tour and lunch in a local brewery. The tour departs on December 23 and leads in at £1,145 per person.

Closer to home, Festive Bath offers a Christmas getaway for four days. With a Christmas Eve arrival, the break includes four-star accommodation, a Christmas Day Bucks Fizz celebratory breakfast followed by leisurely morning and delicious Christmas Lunch.

The rest of the stay includes a guided tour of Bath, a tour of the SS Great Britain, and a steam-hauled journey on the heritage Dean Forest Railway, complete with a mince pie!. Prices start from £595.

Alternatively, a six-day Russian Winter Wonderland includes a city tour of Moscow including the Kremlin, Red Square and the Bolshoi Theatre, a tour of Catherine’s Palace and Park and a sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg, including a visit to the vodka museum complete with tasting. Prices start from £1,395 and there are four departures available between January and March 2018.

To book or for more information see greatrail.com

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