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Honeymoons and weddings abroad are tailor-made by Expressions Holidays. Contact us for a range of honeymoon and wedding destinations around the world and an amazing choice of honeymoons from island-hopping to visiting cultural sites.

With Authentic Experiences from Expressions Holidays you enter a world of genuine holiday and travel experiences within the framework of one of our tailor-made holidays, be its significance culture, gastronomy, wine appreciation, wildlife, sports or special occasions.

Expressions Spas opens a world of tailor-made spa holidays that allows you to choose according to region, type of treatment desired, product type and recommends for your party type, whether it be for couples, singles or perhaps mothers and daughters travelling together.

Expressions Families affords you an amazing choice of sophisticated resorts ideally suited to families in selected destinations worldwide. You can also choose according to required facilities in resort and we suggest holidays for families with grandparents and single parent families too.

Expressions Holidays offers you tailor-made rail holidays and journeys by train, including luxury trains, scenic journeys and classic rail tours.

Tailor-made journeys and tours for individuals and small groups to selected destinations around the world from Burma to Italy, from Vietnam to India.
  • Luxury rail holidays and train journeys worldwide

    Luxury rail holidays and train journeys worldwide

    Expressions Holidays offers a selection of luxury tailor-made rail holidays and scenic train journeys for indivdiuals to destinations both within Europe and further afield. Our luxury holidays by train allow you to discover new lands whilst relaxing in comfortable surroundings and enjoying the sense of travelling.
    These great rail journeys are increasingly popular and rekindle the romance of travel, combining stunning scenery with the eco-friendly aspects of travelling by train. Train travel from the UK to other destinations is increasingly easy - from London's St Pancras station you can journey remarkably effortlessly to destinations including Moscow, Madrid, Sicily and Budapest.
    With Expressions Holidays, rail holidays are tailor-made for individuals. We do not have set departure dates. You do not travel as part of a group. You choose to travel when you want to travel and we will construct the holiday to suit you. Our train holidays to Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland , Austria  and Central and Eastern Europe (including the countrires of Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia) are aimed at individuals, families or parties of friends travelling together and are not escorted group holidays with a guide.
    Expressions Holidays has put together a selection of suggested train and rail journeys and holidays, in Europe and further afield. You can book these rail holidays as they are, but choosing your own departure date, but we can adapt them to suit your needs and create a tailor-made holiday, perhaps by adding in additional nights and destinations. Our rail holidays also include journeys aboard the luxurious, iconic  Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and Al Andalus luxury train which operates in southern Spain.
    Client testimonials
    Just a few of the very positive comments you make about our service:
     “This was a fantastic holiday, it involved a lot of train travel but it was worthwhile to see the beautiful scenery of Switzerland and Austria. Great hotels. Recommend to anyone. Vienna and Budapest – top notch.”, Mr H, about a rail touring holiday to Budapest and Vienna, September 2017
    “We would like to thank your sales consultant particularly for arranging this for us. We altered our plans a couple of times and then kept her waiting for quite a time but she still managed to arrange for us a very successful and enjoyable holiday.”, Mr K, about a rail touring holiday, September 2017
    “Thank you for putting together an interesting, detailed and efficient itinerary which worked like clockwork and resulted in just the excellent trip that we had hoped for.”, Mr H, about a rail touring holiday to Switzerland and Austria, June 2017
    “Even better!”, Mrs G, when asked if her rail holiday was what she was expecting, June 2017
     "Best service I have had from a travel company. Itinerary put together was exactly right, all connections worked properly and loved the different types of hotel. Given the short notice of what we wanted for our holiday, couldn't have asked for anything better and you certainly impressed us. Thank you".
    Mr I, April 2017, after a multi-centre Swiss rail holiday staying in Zermatt, St Moritz, Lugano, Lucerne and Zurich, including journeys on the Glacier Express and the Gotthard Express.
    Click here to download a pdf with information about some of our suggested luxury rail holidays for individuals  to Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain.

    An Expressions rail holiday is tailor-made for you (you don't travel in a group) according to your requirements and can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. From a single-centre stay in a destination that is reached by train to a touring holiday that visits multiple locations in different countries, we cater for your wishes.
    Take one of our suggested rail itineraries exactly as it is but with you choosing your deprature date, class of travel and the standard of hotels you want to stay in,  or ask us to put together a tour for you based on the hotels and regions that we feature, allowing a different number of nights in each place.

    Expressions Holidays offers you the following options for your rail holiday:
    • Journeys on some of the most spectacular and luxurious trains in the world, such as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express and the Al Andalus luxury train.
    • Scenic rail journeys where the purpose is to enjoy the scenery en route, such as travelling on the Bernina Express, Glacier Express or Golden Pass Line through Switzerland.
    • Classic rail journeys to the major cities and sights of Europe, such as a rail holiday combining visits to Florence, Venice & Rome or a rail holiday exploring Andalucia and Madrid.
    • A wonderful single-centre holiday in a beautiful location, travelling by train to reach your destination. It is possible to hire a car so that you can explore the area surrounding your chosen hotel.
    • A holiday which combines different modes of transport, allowing you to fly to the destination of your choice then travel by train for the rest of your holiday. This option offers an efficient use of time and is convenient for holidays further afield.
    • Day-time train travel only with overnight stops in convenient locations along your route.
    • Sleeper services where possible and if requested.

    Our hotels
    Each of the luxury hotels that are featured by Expressions Holidays has been personally selected to offer you high standards of comfort, service and cuisine. Many of our hotels are renowned for their charm and character, whilst others provide rest and relaxation amid an atmosphere of luxury and style.

    Rail travel
    Most rail holidays start with a journey on the Eurostar to Paris or Lille Europe, thanks to almost hourly departures from London. From here, you can connect to a high-speed service that takes you towards Switzerland, Italy, Spain or Germany then continue on daytime or sleeper services depending on your requirements.

    Holidays with a hire-car
    We can include a hire-car as this offers a cost-effective way of exploring the area in which you are staying. We work with Avis in many European countries as they offer a variety of cars at a good range of offices, and have negotiated a number of benefits for you. It is possible to upgrade your hire-car if required – we include a basic hire-car which is adequate for just two people, a short break or if you don’t intend to do much driving, but you might want to up-grade to something larger and more powerful.

    Expressions Holidays is an independent specialist tour operator which was established in 1989 and offers tailor-made rail holidays within Europe and further afield, providing personal service with a professional approach. We pride ourselves on interpreting your demands and requirements to provide you with the holiday that you want, ensuring a successful match between client and holiday. Not only are your holidays tailor-made to your individual requirements, but you also have the chance to deal with one person from beginning to end, offering you confidence and security and the best possible prices.

    Personal and professional service
    We personally know the majority of the hotels that we feature, and we put together our holidays with our clients in mind. Contact with Expressions Holidays means contact with the people who know the holidays, who will share their knowledge and experience with you – our team of travel consultants know the country and culture very well, and operate a concierge service that helps you to explore every aspect of special interest or activity that fits with your holiday.
    All aspects of your holiday are personalised, from the itinerary to your holiday confirmation and documentation which provides you with information that is relevant to you. From the point of initial contact with us, you will deal with the same sales consultant, who will handle all aspects of your booking and ticketing.
    We approach your holiday in a way that offers you the arrangements you want, not to slot you in to pre-existing arrangements. This might mean juggling dates, securing the last available room at a hotel or tailoring a complex itinerary involving numerous components. Your holiday is as individually fashioned and tailor-made as you want it to be.

    How we price your holiday
    All prices mentioned on our website and in our brochure are simply guides, as there are many variations that might affect the price including exchange rates, flight costs and special offers. To find out exact prices for the holiday that you are interested in, contact us for a tailor-made quotation.
    All our holiday arrangements have been designed to afford you maximum flexibility and freedom of choice. We include travel arrangements, whether it be flight, ferry or tunnel crossing or rail travel as well as many nights' hotel accommodation as you want, in as many different places.

    Our Price Guarantee
    We guarantee that once you have made a firm booking with a deposit payment, there will be no increases in the price of your holiday due to currency movements. If, for any reason, there have been changes in the price of the holiday you want, you will be advised at the time of booking.

    Full Financial Protection
    Full financial protection is offered when you book a holiday with us. Our air holidays are ATOL protected, and we are a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited to protect non-flight packages. We are also members of ABTA and AITO (the Association of Independent Tour Operators), an organisation of some of Britain’s best specialist tour operators.

  • Rail holidays to France

    Rail travel is one of the best ways to see the changing scenery of France, thanks to convenient Eurostar crossings and efficient TGV services.
  • Rail holidays to Italy

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    Sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of Europe change in front of your eyes as you travel through France and Switzerland by train.
  • Rail holidays to Spain

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    Witness stunning scenery and explore fascinating towns and cities as you travel to and within Spain by train, including flights if required.
  • Luxury train holidays

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    Travel in comfort and style aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express or other luxury trains that offer first class service and accommodation on a range of routes around the world.
  • Rail holidays to Switzerland

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    Switzerland by rail holidays. Tour Switzerland on iconic train journeys such as the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express.
  • Rail holidays to Eastern Europe

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    Bespoke, luxury rail holidays for individuals to Eastern Europe: Germany,  Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and more



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