HOW TO BOOK
Book now, or just browse. Click on a link below and it will take you straight to the website you need.
BOOK WITH A TRAVEL AGENT
Railbookers offer a comprehensive service, with train holidays available throughout the world. They have offices in London, USA and Australia, so you can talk to an English speaking agent 22 hours a day.
CALL 020 3327 2402 or visit their WEBSITE
Our other trusted booking partners Ffestiniog Travel will help you plan your rail holiday, and book all your train travel and hotels for you at the very best prices available. Just browse Road, Rail and Sea’s holiday pages, find your perfect trip, and give them a call, quoting the holiday reference number in the blue box.
CALL 01766 772 030
BOOK IT YOURSELF
Browse Road, Rail & Sea, design your perfect trip, then just click on any of the links below to go straight to the websites you need to make your bookings.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TRAIN
Booking trains through Europe may require more than one site, so we recommend leaving the browser tabs open while making bookings with different companies. Book at least six weeks in advance for best prices, where possible.
(Used to be Rail Europe)
We highly recommend this site for European rail travel. Eurostar travel and onward trains to all European destinations can be booked online here.
NOTE: The booking window is 92 days ahead. There are more bargains when the new-season tickets are released. Sign up to our newsletter for free ( see subscribe box on page) and receive alerts as soon as new tickets are available.
*It can be cheaper to book each journey separately, and there may be a wider choice of departure options. Eg, book an overnight ticket to the South of France, then book Eurostar, rather than booking as a continuous journey.
Book online with Deutsche Bahn when departing from or arriving at a German station. Only the London Spezial allows bookings from London - Cologne. Outwards travel is via Eurostar. This site is also useful if you want to book a car-train journey.
Use this site to check times and routes as its design and timetables are excellent, and can be useful even when booking with a different site.
Eurostar run services from London to Paris, Lille and Brussels. Some tickets can be booked all the way through to Switzerland or the south of France. It's now also possible to book from over100 UK stations. Eurostar entitles discounted entry to some attractions in Paris. Check for details.
SNCB is the official train company for Belgium, offering tickets for Eurostar, Thalys (high speed trains) , ICE (German hi-speed trains) and Inter City ( German inter-city trains). It's user-friendly, and often has great offers for travel in Belgium, Germany and Holland, plus occasional Eurostar discounts.
Thello runs the overnight service between Paris, Dijon and the Northern Italian cities of Milan, Brescia, Verona, Vicenza, Padova and Venice. Thello often have discount offers for the connecting services to Rome and Florence. Thello services can also be booked via Voyages SNCF.
The Trainline is very user-friendly for all UK rail travel. Eurostar tickets can also be purchased here and the site offers regular discounts and bargains on British rail travel.
Up to date information on all UK train services and stations. The best place to purchase rail passes eg the 16-25 Railcard or TwoTogether, which gives a discount of 33% on tickets when used by two travellers.
SBB ( SWISS RAILWAY )
RENFE ( SPANISH RAILWAYS)
TRENITALIA ( ITALIAN RAILWAY).
NS (DUTCH RAILWAY)
9292 ( Excellent Dutch journey planner site)
HOW TO BOOK YOUR FERRY
From the UK, ferries sail to Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Scandinavia. Book tickets for ferries outside UK departure points with sites such as Direct Ferries.
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Book sea crossings around the world, from basic UK routes such as Dover – Calais to Inter-European routes such as Italy- Greece and Baltic crossings. Bookings are simple, and offers from all the major ferry companies are highlighted.
Several UK routes including Dover to Dunkirk, the overnight service from Newcastle to Amsterdam and Harwich to Ejsberg in Denmark. Their modern ships are comfortable and the site is simple to use.
Services to Ireland, as well as the famous “Dutch Flyer” route- train from London Liverpool Street station to the Hoek of Holland with one ticket. Their website is excellent.
Award-winning services from the South coast of England to key ports in France and Spain such as St.Malo, Le Havre and Santander, and the best way to reach Normandy and South-West France from Southern England. The website is user-friendly and fast.
Services from Hull to Belgium and Holland, Dover to Calais, Liverpool to Dublin and Scotland to Northern Ireland. Their website has useful information on where to stay, possible holidays and offers.
There are thousands of hotels to choose from and numerous websites. We highly recommend Booking.Com or LateRooms.
Generally the lowest prices available and most comprehensive listing of hotels and self- catering from 5* luxury to 1* cheap and cheerful. Outstandingly informative, and nearly all bookings now come with a free cancellation policy.
A huge range of hotels at excellent prices. Ideal for last-minute bargains, and offers.
For outstandingly chic and luxurious accommodation.
HomeAway has over 720,000 holiday rentals on its website. Private home owners offer out their properties as holiday lets and the site offers some incredible places to stay. It's all guaranteed and so it's not a gamble to book.
Canvas holidays offers high quality camping throughout Europe including France, Italy and Spain. The site has excellent information, making it easy to book.
Check-in is simple and from arrival at Folkstone to driving into the Nord Pas De Calais countryside takes just 45 minutes. Book early for the best deals. (Prices go up before departure). The website is simple and straightforward to use.
The AA offer excellent European breakdown cover and the website gives comprehensive information on routes.
There are numerous car hire companies and prices are often similar. Check the small print for unlimited mileage, extra insurance cover and damage waivers. Make sure to add any extras to the price quoted.
Good service, and offices throughout mainland Europe.
BOOK DIRECTLY WITH THESE TRAVEL AGENCIES:
FOR WALKING & CYCLING HOLIDAYS
Well-planned walking and cycling holidays, across Europe, with easy to follow itineraries.
To book with Inntravel call 01653 617019
FOR SWISS TRAVEL
Owned by SBB, the Swiss National Railway Company, and several major Swiss hotel chains, STC has access to the best prices and information. Buy any rail passes, city cards and the Swiss Vignette -essential for driving on Swiss motorways- here, too.
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