The original 'Grand Tours' of the 17th and 18th centuries served as a rather luxurious rite of passage by young aristocrats who had come of age. Nowadays, it's possible for anyone to create their own Grand Tour, using the great European rail network to get quickly and comfortably from one place to another. We've put together some one country tours, as well as a Grand European Tour to give you an idea of the best places to see but the choice is yours!
Take in the highlights of small but perfectly formed Switzerland with its towering, snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes and world-famous rail journeys, including the Glacier Express and the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe.
Have you ever wanted to cover Europe’s must-visit destinations in one, unforgettable holiday? Visit Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Venice, Lucerne, Berlin, Prague and Budapest in one essential European itinerary.