France & Spain Rail Holidays 2019/2020
Culture, Passion, History & Elegance
Delve into the unrivalled charms of France and Spain on a spectacular Great Rail Journeys tour. From the incomparable elegance and rich cultural heritage of France, to the endless golden sands and unspoilt rural landscapes of Spain, we have a range of tours to suit every traveller
From rolling vineyards to Grand Cities. La vie en rose is beckoning in 2018, with a fabulous selection of tours to France. From the charming laziness of the relaxing Dordogne River, wending its way through the west of France and showcasing some truly lovely scenery, to the elegant and extravagant French Riviera, beloved by travellers around the world. Perhaps you’d like to sample some of France’s most delectable delicacies in Provence, or explore the walled cité of Carcassonne? Whatever your French fancy, we are sure to have it here.
Is there any country more iconic than France? From the lazy, relaxed beauty of the Gargonne and the idyllic Dordogne, to the ineffably elegant and dazzlingly debonair Nice and the Côte d’Azur from its unmatched location in the French Riviera, there is far more to this magnificent country than just its capital city. Discover these destinations this year, with departures leaving in the autumn, the perfect time to discover these amazing corners of the world.
Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
7 Days from £1,715PP
From timeless vineyards and sundrenched, rugged hills to imposing Cathar castles and historic abbeys, join us on a remarkable tour showcasing the very best of Languedoc. We explore the iconic walled Cité of Carcassonne, enjoy an excursion to the 'Ville Rose' city of Toulouse and immerse ourselves in local market life.
Avignon, the Rhone & Provence
7 Days from £1,345PP
Discover Avignon, the Rhône and Provence. Inspiration for artists including Vincent Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and atmosphere. Staying in the delightful city of Avignon, we explore Roman Provence and enjoy a lunch cruise along the Rhône.
Nice & the Côte d'Azur
7 Days from £1,595PP
The wonderful hilltop towns of fragrant Provence combine with chic resorts and the glamorous principality of Monaco on this exciting rail tour of Nice and the Côte d'Azur. Join us as we discover the French Riviera, which has long been a favoured destination of the rich and famous.
Languedoc & Carcassonne
7 days from £975PP
From the Mediterranean coast to timeless vineyards, via mysterious citadels and medieval towns, taste Languedoc's southern way of life and fine wines, and marvel at Carcassonne's walled 'cité'.
Avignon & the flavour of Provence
7 days from £875PP
Discover Provence through its pretty hilltop towns. Savour Les Halles' gastronomic charms, marvel at Arles and take in the beauty of the Camargue.
Dordogne & Lot
6 days from £745PP
The picturesque region of Dordogne is adorned with pretty villages, unique history and many attractions. Take in the beautiful countryside and relax on a journey aboard a heritage train and a river cruise.
The Charming Dordogne
6 days from £760PP
Based in pretty Le Bugue, this train holiday takes you to some of the most beautiful parts of the Dordogne, where you can marvel at exquisite medieval towns, outstanding countryside and pre-historic sites.
The French Riviera
6 days from £890PP
Explore the famous sights of Nice with visits to some of the French Riviera's most picturesque resorts, such as Antibes and Cannes before unearthing hidden Villefranche-sur-Mer and the iconic principality of Monaco.
8 days from £1,395PP
Let the gentle currents of the Rhône transport you through Burgundy and Provence. Discover the region's verdant vineyards and absorb the atmosphere of its historic towns, soaring cathedrals and half-timbered houses.
5-Star Garonne & the Dordogne Cruise
7 Days from £1,395PP
Enjoy this relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions. From the handsome city of Bordeaux, we navigate the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, enjoying the unique landscapes lining their banks. And with 5-Star accommodation as well as all inclusive excursions, food and drink on board, it's the perfect way to explore.
Passion, culture, history and natural beauty
Andalucian Parador Experience
8 Days from £1,275PP
From the heart of cultural Andalucía, explore the very best this stunning destination has to offer, including the historic streets of vibrant Seville and the overwhelming beauty of Granada's UNESCO-listed Alhambra.
Medieval Cities of Spain
12 Days from £2,595PP
From the winding cobbled streets of Toledo to the imposing grandeur of the Alcazar of Segovia, travel back in time to discover the medieval splendour of Spain's illustrious history.
Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees
8 Days from £1,315PP
Uncovering the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions, this tour of the Catalan coast sees us take two wonderful railway journeys into the Pyrenees Mountains, venture to the vibrant city of Girona and see the birthplace of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees
8 days from £960PP
On this contrasting tour, experience both the sparkling coast of Catalonia and the shimmering peaks of the Pyrenees as you spend time in iconic France and eclectic Spain.
The Catalan Coast
8 days from £860PP
Enjoy this eight-day holiday on the stunning Catalan coast, from your base in relaxing Roses. Cruise to beautiful Cadaqués, explore magnificent Barcelona and charming Figueres, basking in Catalan culture.
Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees - Treasures of Andalucia