Discover the Best Byway Travel Rail Holidays 2024

Byway Travel
Holidays, 100% flight-free – Travel by train, boat and bus

Byway Travel offers a great range of no-fly holidays all over Britain and into Europe including train holidays from the UK as far as Turkey. There is even a North Africa to the Artic Circle by train holiday. This 48 day holiday itinerary includes all your rail and coach travel and accommodation. So if you enjoy travelling on trains and want to try a different holiday experience then there are some great trips and holiday itineraries for you to enjoy.

Byway Travel believe that it is better to travel through the world than over it. So they only offer holidays by rail, boat and bus. Not only do you cut your carbon footprint by 90% compared to flying, you also get to enjoy more interesting places. You can avoid the over “touristy” hotspots and really enjoy some unique destinations.

Byway Travel have a huge range of handpicked accommodation that they work with so you can rely on them to find you a great hotel for your holiday. They always book flexible rail tickets so you can amend your trip before you go or while you are away! You can upgrade many of the Byway Travel holiday by adding first class rail tickets to your booking.

There are lots of sleeper trains across Europe so you can get a nights sleep and wake up at your destination ready to explore. You can enjoy sleeper rail trips up to Skye in Scotland from London. Alternatively travel from London via Paris to Milan, Florence, Venice and back again via Stuttgart. There are so many options and you can even build your own itinerary.

What Destination for your Byway Travel Train Holiday?

There are lots of great destination you can enjoy offer a long weekend by just travelling by rail, ferry or bus. If you have longer then that would be the time to venture further away depending on how much time you have. Ultimately it all depends on how much time you want to spend in each destination. Using sleeper trains is a great way to get to some areas letting you spend more time at your chosen destination.

Byway Travel Family Holidays by Train

There are some great options for a family train holiday. Perhaps travelling to Scotland and a trip on the journey made famous by a certain wizard with glasses. You can combine this with some museum visits and exploring the Highalnd scenery

Spend your time splashing about in the sea or building sandcastles on the beaches with a great family holiday on the French Riviera. Closer to home there are rail holidays to St Ives where you can enjoy the beaches there. You can book a two centre break with a stay in St Ives and Penzance.

You can add extra nights wherever you want and add on more destinations depending on what type of family holiday you want to put together.

Short Break or Long weekend Train Holiday Destinations

Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Northern Italy

Byway Holidays of One Week or More

Norway, Sweden, Poland, Hungary

Train Holidays with Byway for Two Weeks or More

Morocco, Portugal, South of Spain, South of Italy, Greece

Byway Travel Rail Holidays

Here are a few examples of rail holidays you can take. You can amend durations and accommodation to suit your requirements.

HolidayHoliday DetailsDestinationMore Information
Barcelona and TarragonaParis, Barcelona, Tarragona and GironaSpainMORE
Overland to MallorcaNîmes, Barcelona, Palma, Girona and ParisSpainMORE
Northern Spain by sleeper ferrySantander, San Sebastián, Burgos, Salamanca, Madrid, Barcelona and AvignonSpainMORE
Ancient Spain citiesNîmes, Valencia, Seville, Córdoba, Granada and GironaSpainMORE
London to Andalucía by trainParis, Barcelona, Valencia, Córdoba, Madrid and GironaSpainMORE
Pilgrimage by rail to SantiagoBordeaux, San Sebastián, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela, Burgos, Barcelona and LyonSpainMORE
Slovenia and CroatiaBled, Zagreb, Opatija, Rovinj and TurinSloveniaMORE
Lakeside and seasideBled, Ljubljana, Piran and Lake BohinjSloveniaMORE
Historic IstriaLjubljana, Opatija, Rovinj, Trieste and TurinSloveniaMORE
Stockholm city breakStockholm, Cologne, Hamburg and Amsterdam, with sleeper trainsSwedenMORE
Nordic nightsCopenhagen, Hamburg, Stockholm, Narvik and Utrecht, with sleeper trainsSwedenMORE
Classic ScandinaviaOslo, Malmö, Cologne, Hamburg, Gothenburg and Brussels, with sleeper trainsSwedenMORE
The Rhaetian Railway with Glacier ExpressTurin, Lecco, Chur, Bern and ParisSwitzerlandMORE
Swiss Mountain LakesBasel, Locarno, Lugano, Lecco and ParisSwitzerlandMORE
London to GenevaZurich, Geneva and Amsterdam, with sleeper trainSwitzerlandMORE
More than skiZürich, Zermatt, St. Moritz and BaselSwitzerlandMORE
Classic SwitzerlandCologne, Lucerne, Locarno, Montreux, Bern and MainzSwitzerlandMORE
Alpine Switzerland by trainCologne, Appenzell and MainzSwitzerlandMORE
Cornwall’s far westFalmouthUKMORE
City of YorkYork city breakUKMORE
South Downs getawayLewesUKMORE
The Dorset coastSwanageUKMORE
Long weekend in BathBathUKMORE
Wellness weekend in AberdeenAberdeen rail breakUKMORE
North Wales adventureBeaumaris, Betws-y-Coed and LlangollenUKMORE
Scotland in miniatureThe Isle of Arran and GlasgowUKMORE
Yorkshire market towns and countrySkipton, Whitby and MaltonUKMORE
Dorset’s Jurassic CoastSwanage and Corfe CastleUKMORE
East Highlands: Walks and whiskyPitlochry, Inverness, Grantown-on-SpeyUKMORE
Highland adventurePitlochry, Inverness, Oban and GlasgowUKMORE
Coastal CornwallPenzance, St Ives and NewquayUKMORE
North WalesLlangollen, Dolgellau, Caernarfon, Betws-y-Coed and Llandudno.UKMORE
Yorkshire countrysideMalton, Whitby, Grassington and SkiptonUKMORE
Explore the Jurassic CoastCorfe Castle and SwanageUKMORE
Slow travel in the South Downs Rye, Lewes, Cowes, Winchester and ArundelUKMORE
Isle of Skye odysseyFort William, Portree, Inverness and EdinburghUKMORE
Cities, sea and SkyeInverness, Portree, Fort William, Oban and GlasgowUKMORE
The CairngormsKingussie, Aviemore and InvernessUKMORE
East HighlandsPitlochry, Inverness and Grantown-on-Spey.UKMORE
A break in BallaterAberdeen and BallaterUKMORE
Northern adventureInverness by sleeper trainUKMORE
Scotland’s cities of artEdinburgh, Dundee and GlasgowUKMORE
Alps to AlbaniaChambery, Turin, Bari and Tirana with sleeper ferryAlbaniaMORE
French, Italian and Albanian RivierasNice, Genoa, Bari, Tirana, Vlorë, Milan and Paris with sleeper ferriesAlbaniaMORE
Corfu via AlbaniaTurin, Bari, Tirana, Saranda and Corfu Town with sleeper ferryAlbaniaMORE
All year-round one way to TurkeyBudapest, Brasov, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia, Istanbul with sleeper trainsTurkeyMORE
One way to Istanbul (summer only)Budapest, Brasov, Bucharest, Istanbul with sleeper trainsTurkeyMORE
Round trip to Turkey (summer only)Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Veliko Tarnovo, Istanbul, Brasov, Vienna with sleeper trainsTurkeyMORE
Grand tour of Poland by sleeperKatowice, Wroclaw, Krakow, Zakopane, Warsaw, Gdansk, Berlin, and Cologne ,with sleeper trainPolandMORE
Cities and mountainsCologne, Dresden, Wroclaw, Zakopane, Krakow, Berlin and AmsterdamPolandMORE
The Baltic RivieraCologne, Berlin, Sopot and GdanskPolandMORE
Austria’s scenic railwaysZürich, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz, Vienna, Paris and sleeper AustriaMORE
A taste of TyrolZurich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Bolzano, Munich and ParisAustriaMORE
Alpine AustriaZell am See, Kitzbühel, Zürich and Innsbruck with sleeper AustriaMORE
Salzburg SoundscapesParis, Salzburg and Brussels with sleeper AustriaMORE
Europe’s Imperial CitiesBerlin, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam with sleeper AustriaMORE
Austrian Ski Zürich, Zell am See, Salzburg, BrusselsAustriaMORE
Float through FlandersKortrijk, Bruges and GhentBelgiumMORE
Beer-tasting in Flemish BrabantBrussels and LeuvenBelgiumMORE
Cycling through Flanders FieldsKortrijk and YpresBelgiumMORE
A plant-based city breakAntwerp and GhentBelgiumMORE
Cities of art: Kortrijk & AntwerpAntwerp, Kortrijk and ParisBelgiumMORE
Tintin, toys and trainsBrussels and MechelenBelgiumMORE
Discover the Low CountriesThe Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, also known as the low countries or BeneluxMultipleMORE
Floralia BrusselsHead out to the twelfth-century Kasteel van Groot-BijgaardenBelgiumMORE
Short break to Brussels3 day short break in BrusselsBelgiumMORE
Short break to Bruges3 day short break in BrugesBelgiumMORE
Slovenia & IstriaBled, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice National Park, Opatija, Rovinj and TurinCroatiaMORE
DalmatiaUlm, Zagreb, Split, Mljet, Dubrovnik, Korčula, Vienna and Zürich with sleeper trainsCroatiaMORE
Bosnia & HerzegovinaZagreb, Split, Mostar, Sarajevo and Jajce with sleeper trainsCroatiaMORE
City break to CopenhagenCologne, Hamburg, Copenhagen, and AmsterdamDenmarkMORE
Nordic NightsHamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Narvik and Utrecht with sleeper trainDenmarkMORE
Classic ScandinaviaCologne, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Malmo, Gothenburg, Oslo and Brussels with sleeper trainDenmarkMORE
Vineyards of BurgundyColmar, Dijon and Beaune.FranceMORE
The Loire ValleyOrléans, Nantes, ParisFranceMORE
Provincial lavender fieldsAvignon and Aix-en-ProvenceFranceMORE
Côte d'AzurParis, Menton, NiceFranceMORE
The Opal CoastLe Touquet and Boulogne-sur-MerFranceMORE
Bay of BiscayBordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastián, SantanderFranceMORE
Saint-Paul de VenceNice, St-Paul-de-Vence, ParisFranceMORE
CasselCassel and BerguesFranceMORE
SospelSospel, ParisFranceMORE
WW1 sites in Northern FranceCompiègne, Amiens and ArrasFranceMORE
Medieval AlsaceColmar, Riquewihr and RibeauvilléFranceMORE
Chateaus of Hauts-de-FranceChantilly and CompiègneFranceMORE
Paris and Lille4 days Paris and Lille city breakFranceMORE
UNESCO BordeauxBordeauxFranceMORE
Marseille and NiceParis, Nice, Sospel and MarseilleFranceMORE
Through the Moselle ValleyCologne, Koblenz, Trier, BrusselsGermanyMORE
The Black ForestCologne, Mainz, Karlsruhe, Titisee, ParisGermanyMORE
Traversing the Harz MountainsWernigerode, Brocken, Nordhausen, QuedlinburgGermanyMORE
Rhine-hoppingCologne, Koblenz, Oberwesel, Heidelberg, KarlsruheGermanyMORE
Alpine border-crossingCologne, Munich, Mittenwald, Innsbruck, ZürichGermanyMORE
Beyond Berlin: German citiesBerlin, Dresden, CologneGermanyMORE
Through Switzerland to ItalyParis, Zürich, Milan, Florence, Pisa, TurinItalyMORE
Stopover to SicilyNaples, Calabria, Catania, Syracuse, Palermo, MessinaItalyMORE
Venice-Simplon-Orient-Express Paris, Lausanne, VeniceItalyMORE
Turin4 days break to TurinItalyMORE
Milan Holidays6 days by rail to Milan, ParisItalyMORE
Venice by sleeper7 days Venice holiday via ParisItalyMORE
AmalfiParis, Naples, Amalfi, Florence, Milan, ChamberyItalyMORE
Cinque TerreMilan, Monterosso al Mare, TurinItalyMORE
Italian RivieraTurin, Alassio, Menton, ParisItalyMORE
Tasting ItalyTurin, Naples, Rome, Bologna, Milan, ParisItalyMORE
Roman ruinsTurin, Rome, Catania, Naples, Milan, ParisItalyMORE
Italy’s art citiesMilan, Venice, Florence, ParisItalyMORE
Tuscany by trainParis, Turin, San Gimignano, Florence, MunichItalyMORE
Alpine lakesLugano, Varenna, ParisItalyMORE
Sicilian sunsetsTurin, Rome, Cefalù, Messina, Naples, TurinItalyMORE
From the UK to Morocco flight-freeCádiz, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fez, Nîmes, Madrid, Tangier and Casablanca MoroccoMORE
Marrakech14 days holiday that covers Fez, Tangier, Marrakech, Casablanca through Spain & FranceMoroccoMORE
The Wadden Sea and IslandsThe island of TexelThe NetherlandsMORE
Harwich, Hoek and The HagueHarwich, Hoek van Holland, the HagueThe NetherlandsMORE
Grounded in GroningenGroningenThe NetherlandsMORE
The flower bulb regionLisse, Haarlem and AmsterdamThe NetherlandsMORE
Sustainable shopping in BredaBredaThe NetherlandsMORE
Rotterdam on a plateRotterdamThe NetherlandsMORE
Beyond Amsterdam: canal citiesDelft and UtrechtThe NetherlandsMORE
Landscapes of LimburgMaastricht and RotterdamThe NetherlandsMORE
Van Gogh’s villageEindhoven and BredaThe NetherlandsMORE
Amsterdam and Vienna by sleeper train7 days Amsterdam and ViennaThe NetherlandsMORE
Amsterdam and Haarlem5 days Amsterdam and HaarlemThe NetherlandsMORE
Amsterdam and Rotterdam5 days Amsterdam and RotterdamThe NetherlandsMORE
Nordic nightsHamburg, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Narvik and Utrecht, with sleeper ferriesNorwayMORE
Classic ScandinaviaCologne, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Malmö, Gothenburg, Oslo and Brussels, with sleeper ferriesNorwayMORE
Norway and the Lofoten IslandsOslo, Flåm, Bergen, Trondheim, Bødo, Svolvær, Narvik and Stockholm with sleeper ferriesNorwayMORE
Portugal’s Atlantic CoastPorto, Lisbon, Faro, Bordeaux, San Sebastián, Burgos, Vigo, Seville, Girona and ParisPortugalMORE
Round trip to LisbonBordeaux, San Sebastián, Madrid, Lisbon, Faro, Seville, Barcelona and NimesPortugalMORE
Portugal’s sunny AlgarveFaro, Bordeaux, San Sebastián, Seville, Madrid, Barcelona and ParisPortugalMORE
Portugal’s Douro Line17 days holiday - Portugal’s spectacular journey to ‘nowhere’PortugalMORE

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