Stay on track for Spring break with a difference on relaxing rail holiday

Many holidaymakers wanting an overseas break are swapping the stress of battling through an airport for the relaxation of train travel. This laidback option allows passengers to enjoy the best a destination has to offer at a more chilled-out pace.

One of the leading operators is York-based Great Rail Journeys, which offers train trips to exciting locations around the globe. However, it’s the options closer to home that are on the right track for rail enthusiasts.

Great Rail Journeys’ The Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man tour explores everything this beautiful island has to offer. Passengers will experience a journey across Britain’s longest narrow-gauge railway, soak up the views from the electric mountain track, enjoy a historic horse-drawn tram journey, as well as drive along the famous TT racing circuit.

Holidaymakers looking for a truly authentic European rail tour should board the Traditional Glacier Express. With no flying required, this incredible journey provides passengers with the opportunity to marvel at the stunning scenery Switzerland is known for as they wind through the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express.

Featuring mountain railway journeys and the opportunity to explore charming Alpine towns, this tour immerses guests in the rich culture and natural beauty of Switzerland. Great Rail Journeys offers almost 170 itineraries to more than countries globally.

It caters for a growing demographic group of travellers who typically prioritise travel spend within their household budgets. Last year, more than 50,000 customers travelled on a Great Rail Journeys holiday, and the company is proud that more than half of its business each year comes from repeat customers.

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