Rail travel really is the best way to make the most of a city break. You can avoid lengthy check-ins, giving you more time to enjoy the civilised journey to your destination. The new high-speed train from iconic St. Pancras International will whisk you from London to Brussels in under two hours. Rail holidays with Planet Rail are Carbon Neutral, whilst all rail travel is 10 times less polluting than flying. So you can rest assured that your journey is not costing the earth.
All our City Break holidays include First Class rail travel (Leisure Select with Eurostar) from London, with larger seats and extra legroom, and private transfers directly to your hotel. So you can sit back, relax, enjoy the journey in comfort and arrive refreshed.
We can tailor-make your city break by including rail travel from anywhere in the UK to London and organising special arrangements at your destination. Whether you seek a romantic dinner, a guided walking tour or a leisurely canal cruise we can devise a bespoke service just for you.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for all the effort you put in, at very short notice, to organise what was a truly superb holiday.
We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed everywhere we went. To make a great holiday even better, on our last night on Lake Garda, we got engaged!
Brief Feedback on travel
Rail Travel: All great – real pleasure to travel first class – all on time and smooth running
Ferries: Fine – Genoa (where we entered mainland Italy) was an unexpected pleasure – lovely city
Taxi transfers – all very good – on time and nice people
Brief feedback on Hotels
Marseille – Nice hotel right on the old port – everything within easy walking distance – boat tours literally across the street from the hotel (we visited the Calanques). Nice quiet room and helpful staff.
Stintino – The shuttle service to the beach was excellent and the staff were terrific – really friendly and helpful. And the breakfasts – oh my word! The best we have ever tasted. We read the reviews before we went and everybody was talking about the breakfasts and we thought well, how good can a breakfast be? Answer – unbelievable!
Garda – WHAT A VIEW! Our room was on the rooftop and had a terrace directly looking onto the lake. I would have said the breakfast was tremendous. but we had been spoiled by Stintino! Very helpful staff (we used the hotel’s bikes and they gave good advice on boat trips and train times to Venice).
Once again, many thanks Guy – brilliant holiday thanks to you and your team