France Rail Tours

France Train Holidays 2022/2023

Culture, Passion, History & Elegance

Delve into the unrivalled charms of France and Spain on a spectacular Rail Journeys tour. From the incomparable elegance and rich cultural heritage of France, to the endless golden sands and unspoilt rural landscapes of Spain, we have a range of tours to suit every traveller

From rolling vineyards to Grand Cities. La vie en rose is beckoning, with a fabulous selection of tours to France. From the charming laziness of the relaxing Dordogne River, wending its way through the west of France and showcasing some truly lovely scenery, to the elegant and extravagant French Riviera, beloved by travellers around the world. Perhaps you’d like to sample some of France’s most delectable delicacies in Provence, or explore the walled cité of Carcassonne? Whatever your French fancy, we are sure to have it here.

Is there any country more iconic than France? From the lazy, relaxed beauty of the Gargonne and the idyllic Dordogne, to the ineffably elegant and dazzlingly debonair Nice and the Côte d’Azur from its unmatched location in the French Riviera, there is far more to this magnificent country than just its capital city. Discover these destinations this year, with departures leaving in the autumn, the perfect time to discover these amazing corners of the world.

France Rail Tours

French Riviera

The French Riviera

7 days from £899PP

Get to know Nice and the glamorous Riviera resorts that surround it, with trips to Antibes and Cannes, picturesque Villefrance-sur-Mer and glitzy Monaco.

Dordogne Train Tour

The Charming Dordogne

6 days from £699PP

From pretty Le Bugue, explore beautiful south-west France, visiting Sarlat and Rocamadour, enjoying a game of petanque, and journeying on the unique Truffadou Steam Train.

Dordogne the lot

Dordogne & Lot

6 days from £795PP

The picturesque region of Dordogne is adorned with pretty villages, unique history and many attractions. Take in the beautiful countryside and relax on a journey aboard a heritage train and a river cruise.


French Riviera

Avignon & the flavour of Provence

7 days from £895PP

Discover Provence through its pretty hilltop towns. Savour Les Halles' gastronomic charms, marvel at Arles and take in the beauty of the Camargue.

French Riviera

Avignon, the Rhone & Provence

7 Days from £1,495PP

A destination that inspired Vincent Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and culture. Staying in delightful Avignon, explore Roman ruins, cruise the Rhône and sample regional flavours at Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

7 days from £1,495 per person

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years. Here we see the region's lovely coastal resorts, the mighty Pyrenees and the unique Basque heritage.


Cities of Provence & The French Riviera

Cities of Provence & The French Riviera

7 days from £1,945 per person

Enjoy exclusive accommodation in some of the region's most impressive boutique hotels, experience the high life of the sparkling French Riviera with afternoon tea at the famous summer retreat of the Rothschild family, and immerse yourself in the culture of Provence and the Côte d'Azur with sightseeing tours led by local guides.

Carcassonne & Cathar Castles of France

Carcassonne & Cathar Castles of France

7 days from £1,695 per person

From timeless vineyards and sun-drenched hills, to imposing Cathar castles and historic abbeys, join us on a remarkable tour showcasing the very best of Languedoc. We explore the iconic walled Cité of Carcassonne, enjoy an excursion to Toulouse, and immerse ourselves in local market life.

Carcassonne & Cathar Castles of France

Nice & the Côte d'Azur

7 days from £1,495 per person

Uncover the secrets of the French Riviera, from the wonderful hilltop towns of fragrant Provence, to the chic resorts of glamorous Monaco on this exciting exploration of Nice and the Côte d'Azur.

 

An Impression of the Seine

An Impression of the Seine

7 days from £1,895 per person

Connecting some of France’s most iconic sights, experiences and monuments, cruise the Seine in springtime, a river synonymous with romance and the arts. Flowing through Paris, soak up the early season sunshine as you explore cobbled streets and corner bakeries, which sit alongside the famous Eiffel Tower and the Baroque-style Louvre, before meandering through blossoming countryside towards Normandy, scenery that influenced world-famous Impressionist artists.

Beautiful Bordeaux, the Dordogne & La Rochelle

Beautiful Bordeaux, the Dordogne & La Rochelle

7 days from £1,895 per person

Experience the idyllic landscapes surrounding Bordeaux on a river cruise sailing through the picturesque Gironde Estuary and along sections of the Garonne and Dordogne.

Vineyards and Châteaux of the Loire Valley

Vineyards and Châteaux of the Loire Valley

7 days from £1,895 per person

Soak up the sights, sounds and flavours of the Loire Valley as we tour some impressive châteaux, enjoy food and wine tastings and relive the history of Tours and Amboise.

 

Dordogne & The French Riviera

Think floral summers, charming rivers, elegant cities and glittering coastlines. Now add a healthy dose of sublime French cuisine to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for ‘la vie en rose’. With Rail Discoveries, you can experience all this and more as you explore the French Riviera and Dordogne regions of France on tours packed with excursions and meals that take you right to the heart of France’s most magnificent destinations.

Fancy a taste of France?

From famous vineyards and rustic hilltop villages to stylish cities and glamorous beach towns, France is home to a tapestry of cultural and scenic delights. Immerse yourself in picture-postcard views, world-renowned wine and gastronomy and unique railways when you join us on an escorted rail holiday in France. Or try something a little different and explore France from its waterways on a luxurious river cruise..

Sip Wine in a Fairytale French Château

Visit Château du Petit Thouars in the verdant heart of the Loire Valley and step into a fairytale, as you sample excellent wines and tour the castle and its historic cellars.

Enjoy a French Escape in 2022

Head to elegant France and discover a rich tapestry of lush vineyards, quaint villages and chic cities. From days spent exploring historic châteaux to serene cruises along the scenic Dordogne River; extraordinary experiences await.

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Biarritz & The Atlantic Pyranees - Avignon The Rhone & Provence - The French Riviera