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10 Great Snowy Winter Train Journeys to Book Today for 2021

Winter can be wonderful if you plan a magical train journey to see some of the world’s best winter wonderlands. From the Caledonian Sleeper to the Semmering Line and the Glacier Express, enjoy a trip on a cosy train and look out of the window to enjoy some of nature’s most magical sights. Next stop – Winter Wonderland.

Get on board the Glacier Express

Treat yourself to a first-class snowy journey on Switzerland’s fairytale Glacier Express with Tailor Made Travel’s ‘Wonders of Winter’ package. One of the most beautiful and iconic winter train journeys in the world.

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Take a snowy trip on the Semmering Line

Travel through 15 spectacular tunnels to enjoy a snowy vision of the Austrian Alps on the spectacular UNESCO recognised Semmering Line.

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Travel in winter on the Rocky Mountaineer

Travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer is always a treat but a winter trip is something else. As snow covers the mountains, you’ll be treated to a fairytale winter wonderland.

Go in search of the Northern Lights in Norway

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Norway is an incredible winter destination to explore by train. Ffestiniog Travel offers guests the chance to ride on Norway’s Nordland Railway to enjoy a snowy vista of mountains and fjords, cross the Arctic Circle and maybe even see the spectacular Northern Lights.

Enjoy a snowy trip on the Bernina Express

Experience the winter delights of the wonderful Bernina Express and a first-class snowy train journey on Switzerland’s Glacier Express with Tailor Made Travel’s ‘Magical Journeys of Switzerland’ package.

Thick snow heaven on the Harz Line

Enjoy a trip through thick snow on Germany’s famous Harz Railway line as it climbs Brocken mountain and joins one of the world’s most spectacular networks of narrow-gauge steam lines. Great Rail Journeys offer rail holidays to this wonderful region including visits to the wonderful medieval towns in the area.

See the Scottish Highlands at their snowy best

Embark at Euston, enjoy a cosy overnight stay on the Caledonian Sleeper and wake up 12 hours later for breakfast to enjoy the snowy Scottish scenery as you travel through the Highlands. 

See Canada in the snow

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Canada is great at any time of the year but a winter train trip is extra special. Ffestiniog Travel offers a great trip – ‘Canada in the Snow’ – that gives you the chance to see Niagara Falls in a winter setting, travel from Toronto to Vancouver on an overnight train and cross the Rockies during daylight hours.

Travel to Swedish Lapland by rail

Great Rail Journeys offer guests the chance to explore Norway and Swedish Lapland, travelling north far into the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights whilst travelling on some of Scandinavia’s most scenic railways including the Nordland Railway.

Take a trip on the Trans-Siberian Express

Book a trip with Golden Eagle Luxury Trains on the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express and you’ll be treated to a spectacular Dr Zhivago-style snowy adventure.

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