How it works
Choose when, where and for how long you want to travel. Then, simply give us a call or drop us an email with your plans and we will put together a tailor made itinerary. Our suggested holidays are just that – suggestions. You can extend them, add nights in other places or go for something completely different. If you have already booked an escorted tour or cruise, we can also work around specific dates for you.
Why book with us?
As a UK-based company, we are ideally placed to help you with your tailor made tour around Europe’s extensive rail network.
The attraction of travelling by train around Europe is obvious – spectacular scenery, historical cities and the excitement of crossing so many different countries and linguistic boundaries in just one day of travel. However, navigating the various ticket providers on the European rail network can be confusing, with so many different train operators, different currencies and of course a variety of different languages. This is where we come in. Our knowledge and direct relationships with all the major rail operators around Europe enable us to book you the best value tickets, coupled with our selection of centrally located, good quality hotel accommodation throughout the continent.
All of our itineraries are tailor made to suit your requirements. If you would like an extra night here, a side-trip there, tickets to an event, champagne in your room on arrival or a different route on the return journey, we would be more than happy to help. Using popular arrival points, such as Milan, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or London, we tailor-make our itineraries specific to your requirements. If you have friends or relatives that you will be staying with as part of your itinerary, no problem – we can get you there, arrange your onward travel and accommodation for the remainder of your trip.
Here at Tailor Made Rail, our team have experience of building itineraries suited to the requirements of clients from Australia, and some of our team have actually spent some time working in the industry there.
Under your own steam
Discover Europe at your own pace, travel like a local and gain a greater destination immersion into countries you are visiting. Europe’s rail network is easy to navigate unescorted, especially with our supporting documentation and tips ensuring you get the most out of the travel experience.
Value for money
All of our itineraries have been put together in the most cost-effective way possible. Thanks to the excellent partnerships we have with Europe’s various rail companies as well as our featured hotels, we are able to offer you an excellent package price. This price not only covers the travel and hotel arrangements, but it also includes city maps, tips, ticket explanations and other inserts to your package to ensure you are well set for your holiday.
Our flexible approach allows us to book hotels and rail travel wherever you want to go (provided there’s a train station of course!). So you can combine famous cities like Venice and Amsterdam with lesser known gems like Lake Bled in Slovenia or the stunning coastline of Croatia.
We keep a close eye on the standards of our featured hotels and we make honest recommendations as appropriate. For example, it is not always beneficial to stay near the station if you are going to be in a city for 3 nights, but your requirements are different if you are only stopping overnight.
Why travel by rail?
The future of travel
Travelling by train is becoming much easier and quicker with ongoing construction of high-speed lines worldwide, with more routes and operators than ever before. Many of Europe’s lines are now high-speed, reducing journey times dramatically and providing a thrilling experience, racing along at speeds of nearly 320 km/h.
Civilised, easy and quick
Quick and easy boarding process. As you are travelling with your bags, they are guaranteed to be with you on arrival! Relax in spacious and enhanced travelling environments onboard modern and comfortable trains. You can often dine on board, or stretch your legs and buy a glass of wine in the bar car to take it back to your seat.
Travel from city centre to city centre
Avoid long, pricey and slow airport transfers, and start exploring a city the moment you step off the train.
The romance of rail travel
Your holiday begins the moment you board your first train. Arrive and depart from grand, evocative stations that hark back to a bygone era of steam. Observe the scenery change as you travel through the cities and countryside. Nothing quite beats watching the snow-capped Alps getting closer before travelling through cutting valleys and picturesque lakes.
Travel like a local
As well as watching the passing scenery as you travel along, listen out for different local languages and dialects as you pass seamlessly across regional and international boundaries without necessarily realising it.