Inntravel’s self-guided, city-themed journeys by rail are far more rewarding than your average city break. You’ll get to know three or four cities, some well-known, some much less so, by exploring not just their iconic sights, but also their hidden treasures and places favoured by locals.
Armed with detailed notes for self-guided walking trails which include a wealth of information about the city’s history and culture, you can explore at entirely your own pace, lingering at the places that interest you most, and at eateries recommended by us for their authentic local flavours.
The icing on the cake is the hand-picked accommodation at which you stay – well-located hotels that reflect the character of the city and that offer a warm welcome.
How our holidays work
On a self-guided journey it's you who sets the timetable, deciding when to start exploring each day and which sights to visit. The lovingly compiled information pack that we provide doesn't just contain museum opening times, restaurant recommendations and a potted history of each city – there are also notes for self-guided walking tours which take in the main sights and various lesser-known treasures, and which give you the low-down on the places that you pass.
Our range of self-guided journeys and touring holidays is wide and varied. Like ancient history? Take the train between Narbonne, Nîmes and Arles to discover a wealth of Roman monuments. Love good food and wine? Combine Bilbao, San Sebastián and Bordeaux by rail. Other ideas include a journey behind the Iron Curtain visiting Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden, or one taking you from Oslo to Bergen via some of Norway's spectacular fjords.
For our full selection of journeys and touring holidays in Europe, you should browse our website, where you'll also find all the details as to how you can tailor each holiday to make your perfect itinerary – extra night recommendations, room upgrades, travel options, and more. However, we understand that sometimes it's nicer to browse a brochure. You can either download it to view online (opens in a new window), or we'll be happy to send you a copy by post.
We are proud to have been named the only Which? Recommended Provider 2022 for self-guided tours – holidays on which you explore at your own pace, using our meticulously researched information packs, which include historical and cultural background notes, tips for the best eateries, and self-guided city walking tours.