Iconic Rail Touring Holidays

Discover the World by Rail

Make the journey as exciting as the destination on an Iconic Rail holiday. From iconic steam trains in the Scottish Highlands to the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer, you can look forward to seeing the world in an entirely different way. While rail touring, you’ll discover everything from wildlife to waterfalls; far-reaching views to chic coastal towns. You may choose to travel by train through the Pyrenees crossing from Spain to France, exploring medieval cities and lush green valleys amongst the wonderful mountainous views. Or you can keep it local with the Isle of Man Heritage Rail Adventures - a train lovers delight with a range of rail trips on this delight of an island. Or if it's an adventure further afield you are after, then why not take an exciting trip through Canada on the world famous Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying countless beautiful attractions and a spectacular rail trip right through the iconic landscape of the Rockies. Travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer is an experience like no other - with an average speed of 30 mph, it really showcasing the passing landscapes through panoramic domed windows and from open air viewing platforms. Another one of our favourite rail holidays is The Best of Switzerland - where you can travel through Switzerland’s untouched landscapes and stunning scenery on several historic railways including The Bernina Express, the Glacier Express and the iconic Golden Pass Train, discovering elegant towns, romantic castles and delicious cuisine. And how can we talk about iconic rail trips without mentioning the awesome Shinkansen Bullet Trains of Japan - the fastest and most convenient way of discovering Japan. On our Land of the Rising Sun tour, we travel from Takayama to Kyoto and onto Hiroshima on these revolutionary trains that can reach a top speed of 199mp/h. 

Whether you want to ride an iconic locomotive or savour all the charms of a scenic railway line, we’ve got you covered. So, sit back, relax and let the sights come to you on guided rail tours with Travelsphere.

Featured Rail Tours

  1. pspyr

    Little Trains of the Pyrenees

    Take unforgettable scenic journeys by train through the Pyrenees to discover breath-taking mountain vistas and charming villages.

    • Return flights
    • 7 nights half-board in a 3-star hotel
    • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and welcome drink

    8 days from
    was £1,449
  2. Japan - Land of the Rising Sun

    From Tokyo to Kyoto, Osaka and beyond, discover the unforgettable highlights of Japan including an incredible high-speed ride on the Bullet Train.

    • Return flights
    • 14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
    • 10 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels, 2 nights in flight

    13 days from
    was £5,399
  3. The Best of Switzerland

    Travel through Switzerland's untouched landscapes and stunning scenery on historic railways, discovering elegant towns, romantic castles and delicious local cuisine.

    • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
    • 7 nights in 4-star hotels and 13 meals
    • Return flights

    8 days from
    was £2,999

Featured Touring Holiday Destinations

  1. North America - San Francisco

    Tours by Rail in North America