Rail & Stay Independent Short Breaks
Unescorted holidays and short breaks by rail
At Treyn, we have over 30 years of experience organising holidays by rail. To complement our range of escorted tours, we have created a superb selection of independent city break holidays which each include bed & breakfast hotel accommodation and rail travel to and from London. You can choose from our short breaks to 22 magnificent European cities:
Amsterdam City Breaks
Avignon City Breaks
Basel City Breaks
Berlin City Breaks
Brussels City Breaks
Bruges City Breaks
Cologne City Breaks
Delft City Breaks
Dijon City Breaks
Hamburg City Breaks
Hanover City Breaks
Liege City Breaks
Lille City Breaks
Lucerne City Breaks
Luxembourg City Breaks
Munich City Breaks
Nice City Breaks
Paris City Breaks
Prague City Breaks
Rome City Breaks
Tours City Breaks
Venice City Breaks
A city break by rail
Experience a fantastic short break by rail with Treyn Rail &
Stay - the simplest and most convenient way to see your chosen
When you travel by rail, you can sit back and relax from the moment you arrive at the station. Enjoy the comfort and convenience of travelling by rail; settle into your comfortable seat and watch the ever-changing scenery passing by as you race from city centre to city centre, arriving in the very heart of your destination, just moments away from your chosen hotel. Whether you are travelling across the Channel to Paris or Brussels, or making a longer journey to Venice or Rome, you will arrive feeling fresh, relaxed and ready to make the most of your time in the city.
On each of our short breaks, we have included standard class return rail travel from St Pancras International in London to your destination. For added comfort, extra space and a variety of extra benefits (including a light meal and drinks served at your seat on the Eurostar), you can upgrade your rail travel to Standard Premier Class.
A crucial element for any short break is a quality hotel in
a convenient location, and with Treyn Rail & Stay, that is
exactly what you'll get.
In each destination, we have provided you with a choice of hotels. Whichever city you visit, you can choose either 3* or 4* hotel accommodation from a list of our tried and tested hotels - hotels which you can trust to provide superb facilities, comfortable accommodation and excellent service.
Our short breaks include bed and breakfast accommodation - the ideal combination for a city break. Once you have enjoyed breakfast in the morning, the day is free to spend as you wish. You don't have to return to the hotel for lunch, and there are no limits on your time exploring. What's more, you can take advantage of the local cuisine and atmosphere provided by restaurants, cafés and bars in the city you are visiting.
Simple packages – even better value
To create the best value possible for your independent short break, we have included the elements that are really important for your requirements: travel to your destination and good quality hotel accommodation. We'll supply the rail tickets, we'll book the hotel, and we'll even provide instructions for your journey and inspiration for how to spend your time away. You only have to worry about packing your bags and planning what you want to do when you get there.
Getting there by rail
High-speed reliable rail travel is a reality in Europe and in the UK, with the UK's first high speed line, High Speed 1 (HS1). This stretch of railway has helped cut Eurostar journey times to Paris and Brussels to 2 hours 15 minutes and 1 hour 51 minutes, respectively. Europe's high-speed trains (TGV, Thalys and ICE) represent the pinnacle of Continental rail travel, running on dedicated tracks through highly efficient, integrated networks, with excellent levels of punctuality and reliability.
Not only is this a fast and relaxing way to travel, but it is also a much 'greener' option. Getting to Europe has never been faster, more efficient or more comfortable, and travelling by rail also avoids airport hassle.
Travel to St Pancras International
Every Treyn Rail & Stay short break begins at St Pancras International in London. To reach the starting point for your holiday, we can add UK rail tickets to your booking at competitive prices. Our tickets are fully flexible open returns - valid for any train on your chosen day of travel, so you won't have to worry about delays or missed connections.
Support, 24 hours a day
When you travel on a Treyn Rail & Stay break, you will be travelling independently, without a Tour Manager. We will supply you with tickets, reservations and instructions. Should things not go according to plan, you can call our UK support line anytime. Our rail advisors are available 24 hours a day.