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Rail Discoveries

2.7 | Disappointing
  • 33% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 2008
Headquarters
  • York, England, United Kingdom
Trips
  • 44

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Rail Discoveries Reviews & Ratings 33% Recommend

2.7 out of 5
Excellent 0 Great 1 Average 1 Disappointing 0 Terrible 1
Value:
2.7 Guide:
3.0 Activities:
2.7 Lodging:
2.7 Transportation:
3.3 Meals:
3.3

Tour Reviews

BA

Does Not Recommend

Very poor accomadation June 2017

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 2.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0
The room provided in the Swan hotel was abysmal: easily the worst room in all our journeys around the world.
the food was on the whole good, but you had to wait ages for it to arrive eg: The coffee on more than one occasion took 35 mins to arrive, and it was stone cold and had to be returned.
Very poor standard of accommodation.
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Does Not Recommend

Hotel they put us in for most of the trip was not at all acceptable June 2016

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 3.0
  • Activities 3.0
  • Lodging 3.0
  • Transportation 3.0
  • Meals 3.0
Having recently travelled with Rail Discoveries I was mostly impressed with the quality of the travel experience they offer. However the hotel they put us in for most of the trip was not at all acceptable on numerous counts. When one of my travelling companions filled in their online feedback form and recounted our dismal time at the hotel, they wrote back and said the review was not acceptable because it was too negative, and they would not use it. So I think its fair to assume any reviews and feedback on their site is just marketing hype and should be consequently ignored.
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Recommends

We had a lovely holiday and met a lovely group of people. January 2016

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
The holiday in Roses Spain is beautiful. Hotel excellent. The train ride in Roses has beautiful views' recommend the 2 hour ride. The visit to Girona is a must do trip. The inclusive trips are good, but did think Barcelona would be better replaced by Girona and the trip to Barcelona optional.
Make sure you travel light and you can cope with carrying your luggage onto trains.
On the downside, our tour guide was not very good. Very pleasant and polite but she was not organised and didn't seem to know her job very well. We became helpers for other people that could not cope. The train tickets from our destination did not include underground tickets to Kings Cross. The London Hotel that was booked put us in a different hotel when we arrived but had to go back there for breakfast!
Apart from these we had a lovely holiday and met a lovely group of people.
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Stride Review

Based in York, England, Rail Discoveries – formerly called Treyn -- puts together tours that feature a wide range of rail travel.

What Makes Them Stand Out

Their variety of rail tours include steam train tours, river cruising tours (that combine trains with river cruises), seasonal trips such as European Christmas market tours, classic train journeys such as Switzerland’s Glacier Express and the Jungfraujoch, vintage train tours, and special interest trips such as battlefield tours.

Who Travels With Them?

Train buffs or anyone who wants to sample the joys of great train travel with a group.

Where Do They Operate?

Primarily in the UK and Ireland, as well as 17 countries in mainland Europe, but also in India, China, Vietnam, Morocco, the U.S., and Canada.

How Does it Work?

Rail Discoveries tours are accompanied by a tour manager who oversees logistics such as lodging and scheduling, making sure everything runs smoothly, and offers information about local sights and cultures. Most itineraries leave from London. If traveling to mainland Europe, you’ll take the high-speed Eurostar to Paris and then other high-speed trains to your base city. Excursions, lodging and many meals are included on all-inclusive tours, but time is allotted for independent exploration and dining. Flights are included if going beyond Europe. Tours typically average 30-35 people per group.

Why Travel With Them?

Rail Discoveries takes the worry out of train travel, letting you fully relax in comfort as you rumble past gorgeous scenery and experience some of the world’s greatest railway journeys, with a variety of intriguing options. Tours are good for solo travelers who enjoy having company along the way.

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From Rail Discoveries

Rail Discoveries is the new name that was chosen by our customers for our customers and we are really excited by their choice - it says so much more about what we do and what a rail holiday is all about.

With the launch of Rail Discoveries we're pleased to offer you our extended programme of tours with a collection of additional products and services that will enhance your holiday experience - the convenience of afternoon Eurostar departures, conveniently located hotels, a new programme of post-holiday extensions to make the most of your new Worldwide holidays and the choice of All inclusive tours and FLY:RAIL holidays. But Rail Discoveries also gives you the reassurance of the expertise, experience and people behind Treyn - the same carefully planned itineraries, inclusive value and professional Tour Managers that help make your holiday what you want it to be.

Associations:

Association of Independent Tour Operators

Awards:

8 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,111

Highlights

  • Explore Rosas
  • Visiting the historic town Besalú
  • Enjoy a cruise to Cadaqués
  • Explore magnificent Barcelona and charming Figueres
  • Visit the fascinating Salvador Dalí Foundation, a large museum
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