Why You Should Choose a Family Rail Holiday

It might not be the first thing that springs to most people’s mind when they’re planning their next family holiday, but railway holidays can offer a range of benefits that other types of holiday can’t match.

Here’s why you should choose them.

The space

Every parent knows how restless and fidgety kids can be. Trains provide the legroom, luxury and space that simply aren’t available on a coach tour and are far less cramped than a plane. Even between stops you can stretch your legs whenever you want to and there is also space to play games, read or draw.

The views

On many holidays the actual travel part is a means to an end and often something to be endured rather than enjoyed. On a rail tour, the travel is part of the overall experience. Travelling overland puts you right in the heart of the landscape you’re travelling through and can often provide stunning views as well as being educational. 

The organisation

If you’ve ever travelled independently you’ll be aware of all the many things that have to be planned for and that can potentially go wrong. An escorted rail tour can take the hassle out of travel, with everything taken care of by experienced professionals.

Tour managers are knowledgeable and passionate about the destinations they work, helping to ensure you get the most out of each stop and see everything there is to see.

The trains 

Whether you’re travelling on a classic steam train or one with a more modern engine, trains provide a sense of adventure, romance and fun. The trains themselves can be as big a part of the holiday as the stops.

The destinations

The ages of your kids and your families own preferences will determine your ideal destinations but rail holidays can take you almost anywhere. From the great cities of Europe to Australia’s golden beaches to the lost city of Machu Picchu in Peru, there’s a rail network and tour that goes there.

You can even visit Father Christmas in Lapland or cross the ‘Harry Potter bridge‘ in Glenfinnan, Scotland.

It’s also worth noting that train travel is a lot greener than flying. Rail travel emits approximately ten times less COthan flying to the same destinations in fact. If you’ve never consider a family rail holiday before, this is the perfect time.

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