Train Holidays reachable without flying
All the train holidays in this section are provided by respected tour operators that we have carefully selected to work with. They are all fully bonded and are passionate about green travel.
We have worked with each operator to select the best trips that are reachable by train. It is by no means a complete selection, but we hope we have chosen a range of holidays to suit different budgets, tastes and geographical range. Each trip includes notes on how to reach the start point of each trip by train (as well as the return journey), and links to the relevant page in our flight-free journey planner to provide more detailed information about how to travel to the relevant stations and any tips on transfers you may have to take, e.g. within Paris. Of course, it is often quicker to fly but if you take the train, the journey becomes part of the holiday and can be a great adventure. Less Carbon, More Fun!
27 March 2020: In the coming weeks, we'll be adding many more train holidays reachable without flying, so be sure to check back for more green holidays!
Travel by train from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, taking in some of southern France’s most beautiful cities - while stopping to admire remarkable artworks and savour famous French wine and delicious cuisine along the way.
Nearest station to start of trip: Bordeaux St Jean
Nearest station to end of trip: Nice Ville
Price: £1,590 per person, including all train travel in France but not including train travel from the UK to/from France.
One for foodies: a 6-night rail journey across the Basque to Bordeaux, combining self-guided walks, culture, pintxos and fine wine.
Nearest station to start of trip: Bayonne
Nearest station to end of trip: Bordeaux St Jean
Price: £775 per person, including all train travel on the trip but not including train travel from the UK to/from France
A self-guided journey by train across Baroque Sicily, taking in the palaces and churches beautifully rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 1693. Trace the founding cultures of Greece and Rome and catch views of volcanic Mount Etna.
Nearest train station to start/end of trip: Catania
Price: £735 per person, including rail travel within Sicily but not including return travel to/from Sicily
Travel by train to take in the best of Slovenia’s diverse scenery. The trip begins in the Julian Alps in the Triglav National Park, Lake Bled, wine tasting in Goriška Brda – Slovenia's 'secret Tuscany', the bustling capital city of Ljubljana and Piran on the Adriatic coast.
Nearest station to start of trip: Bohinjska Bistrica
Nearest station to end of trip: Koper
Price: £1,045 per person, including all train travel in Slovenia but not including train travel from the UK to/from Slovenia