Europe Luxury Train Tours

Unbeatable scenic views of mountains and sea, breathtaking historic landmarks, and some of the world’s best trains await you on a journey through Europe with The Society of International Railway Travelers (IRT). Our Europe trips range from 2-day getaways on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to multi-week excursions across the continent. Take an intimate vacation around the Costa Verde — the “Green Coast” of Spain on El Transcantabrico Gran Lujo, or experience Scotland on one of the world’s most comfortable and luxurious trains, Belmond Royal Scotsman. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, wonder, or want to satisfy your love of travel and history, a train vacation through Europe provides everything you need.

This European vacation is no ordinary train ride. These luxury train trips come with The Society of International Railway Traveler’s decades of hands-on experience managing unforgettable, upscale adventures. Europe trips take place all-year-round, so you can experience Paris to Istanbul in the summer and spend New Year’s Eve in Vienna. No matter the season, you’ll find a train trip that amazes you. Need any extra encouragement? Just check out the awards and recognition we’ve received.

As a guest on these luxury train trips, you not only receive world-class treatment on your vacation, but guests also enjoy support from the world’s top luxury rail travel agency. IRT assists in recommending the perfect trip and providing unbeatable customer service. Our staff has experienced the European trains for themselves, so their recommendations come from first-hand experience.

The Trains

Many of our World’s Top Trains are found throughout our European destinations. From the aptly named Golden Eagle Danube Express on which guests traverse Central Europe, to the world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, traveling with us is always unique and exciting. Our trains blend modern amenities with historic charm and functionality. In addition to the five-star hotels featured on many of our trips, the trains themselves are luxurious and comfortable.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

The  Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, made famous by the Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie, runs through Paris, Vienna, Venice, London, and other incredible European cities. Just once a year, it also travels from Paris to Istanbul and back. This popular train features three unique dining cars, a lounge decorated in the Art Nouveau style, and six opulent Grand Suites (the only cabins on board with en suite bathroom and shower).

Golden Eagle

Many of these trains look right out of a storybook. Take the Golden Eagle, for example. The train visits such storied Russian destinations as Lake Baikal, St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Vladivostok. It also tours Central Asia.

The Destinations

Seasoned explorers of the continent and first-time visitors alike are blown away from experiencing scenic Europe by train. Beautiful coasts, iconic cities, and stunning countryside vistas are what our guests have come to expect from these rides. Aside from bragging rights, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can’t be replicated. There are over 40 unique trips throughout Europe with more than a dozen countries represented.

Balkan Explorer

Trips like the Balkan Explorer cover nine countries, which is perfect for travelers looking to see as many distinct countries as possible. This journey, in particular, is extendable with the Castles of Transylvania trip which is a must-see for architecture lovers or fans of the classic tale of Count Dracula. Whether you’re enjoying dinner in Italy or soaking up the culture in Greece, there’s food, history, and great times on our luxury train vacations.

The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express

The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express is a 15-day journey that explores both Europe and Asia! Enjoy guided tours through cities like Yekaterinburg, Kazan, and Moscow as you take in the wonder of Siberia. The new compartments onboard are spacious–120 square feet–and feature a fixed king-sized bed, a dedicated dressing table, lounge area, and more.