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Rail Holidays

Sit back, let the train take the strain and set off on a rail holiday. Taking a holiday by train is break with a difference because it allows you to put your feet up. Let someone else do the driving, explore the world in comfort and watch the world go by.

Ultimate Destinations work with some of the leading rail holiday operators to organise travel through the UK, Europe and further afield. Take a look at some of the great journeys on offer from Great Rail JourneysRail DiscoveriesRocky MountaineerGolden Eagle Luxury TrainsThe Swiss Holiday Company and the Venice Simplon Orient Express.

They all offer excellent, well managed holidays that offer you the opportunity to take in some simply amazing destinations across the globe. And for a seasonal boost, consider visiting one or more of the many wonderful Christmas Markets held in the UK and further afield in Europe, all of which are easily accessible by train.

An escorted rail holiday will be co-ordinated by a professional Tour Manager. Their job is to ensure that the carefully planned itineraries, enjoyable excursions and quality hotels which make up your rail holiday, are all top-notch; they will also take care of any additional requirements along the way. You can truly relax and enjoy your rail holiday knowing that any complex logistical arrangements are being competently managed on your behalf.

Choose from over 230 itineraries across 40 countries world wide. With a huge variety of destinations both main stream and unusual as well as special interest breaks, steam train tours and seasonal events, rail holidays offer something for everyone.

If you prefer to travel independently instead of joining an escorted rail holiday, why not weave some rail travel into your own holidays plans. There are plenty of options for both – ask us for more details. For more information about holidays by train both independent and escorted, contact Ultimate Destinations on 01923 284148 or send an email to We will be delighted to be of service.

We had a fantastic time in Sicily. Thank you for your suggestion - so much more than we expected, lots of interesting places to visit and the hotels were excellent.


We felt as though we were away for ever and had not 1 but 3 holidays!

The Kingston family

The list of superlatives about the holiday is endless...You can be assured that we will be in contact with Ultimate Destinations in the near future to discuss our next “tailor made” requirements.

Tony and Barbara

We had a terrific time. Everything worked like clockwork; your organisation was wonderful.
Thank you for everything you did to make this holiday trouble free. We'll be back to see you for our next holiday!


Debbie - thanks for arranging our return boarding passes. Great service.


Our holiday in the USA was "awesome" as they say. All the hotels you provided were excellent. Thank you for helping us make it such a great experience...and for the fantastic memories.

Mr and Mrs H

We were planning a special trip to the Maldives and we chose Diamonds Thudufushi in the South Ari Atoll. Andy helped make all the arrangements including sourcing seats on direct BA flights at a competitive price. The holiday was wonderful and very relaxing. Would definitely recommend this beautiful island.

Liz Patel

Thank you for booking such a great holiday - we had the best time we didn't want to come home! Orlando was absolutely fantastic, we loved it there - and we really liked Tampa too shopping there was great!! Was honestly the best holiday we've had! I'll have to start thinking soon where's next!


Thank you for organising our ANZCRO trip, it was fantastic. All the connections and hotels were spot on. Will recommend you to anyone thinking of doing any long haul trips.


Thank you for organising our trip to the States. We had a fantastic time everywhere we went. Hotels were well chosen and were very clean and comfortable with just the right amount of luxury for two night stays. Transport links all worked smoothly and having Cape Cod as our final stay was perfect with wonderful accommodation and beautiful beaches. Many thanks for your guidance!


We had the most fabulous time imaginable on our trip to India and would certainly go back.... we were lucky to come to you to arrange this trip.

The Jopling Family

I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service arranging our recent trip to Cyprus, no problems with the car park or flight. Also thanks for your prompt assistance with our queries while we were there. If you keep 'holding our hands' like this you'll never get rid of us!


Thanks for your advice on the Ghazala Gardens in Sharm El Sheik which proved to be a great place to stay and in a prime location. We had a really fantastic time and everything ran very smoothly, flights on time, transfers great, hotel very good.

The Deakin Family

I cannot recommend Buffalo Tours highly enough. Many thanks, Andy, as ever, for organising our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. It was certainly an adventure and a half!

Ralph and Alison

Thank you for arranging our trip to Athens. Hotel Hemes in Athens was a short walk away from everything we needed.


We had a great time in Kefalonia. The whole trip was very smooth and well organised by Ionian, and we would definitely use them again if going to that part of the world. We were also lucky with the weather, and even the hire car, as it appeared most of those who booked ahead of us had taken all the small cars leaving us with something slightly roomier and more powerful.


Living in Chorleywood, it gave us peace of mind to be able to speak directly to someone knowledgeable and book with a local Agent.


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