Start Point
Amsterdam
End Point
Barcelona
Ages
10 - 75+
Transport
Train & more
Accommodation
2, 3 & 4* hotels

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Summary

This leisurely 14-day escorted rail trip travels to the south of Europe, from Amsterdam to Barcelona. Cover Europe’s most iconic countries including Belgium, France, Switzerland and Spain along the way! Journey through the Swiss Alps by rail and soak up the sunshine and glamour of the French Riviera. Discover Brussels, Avignon and Geneva. With plenty of free time in Barcelona, Paris and Nice, our scenic train rides in Europe have been created for adventure and discovery! Look forward to the most epic train journeys with Expat Explore rail tours!

This tour is also available as a shorter 8 day itinerary - the Amsterdam to Swiss Alps Rail Express

Amsterdam to Barcelona Rail Explorer
Accommodation
  • 13 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
  • Single travelers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 4 dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request
Transport
  • All rail travel throughout your tour with reserved seat selection 
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
  • Flight from Nice to Barcelona
Rail transport
Extras
  • Services of your Expat Explore tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
  • All taxes and fees included
15 Experiences!

Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list one week prior to your departure date.

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Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Centre Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Centre
Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Centre Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Centre
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Moxy Brussels City Centre Moxy Brussels City Centre
Moxy Brussels City Centre Moxy Brussels City Centre
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Ibis la Defense Ibis la Defense
Ibis la Defense Ibis la Defense
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Alpenrose Hotel and Gardens Alpenrose Hotel and Gardens
Alpenrose Hotel and Gardens Alpenrose Hotel and Gardens
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Ibis Geneve Centre Lac Ibis Geneve Centre Lac
Ibis Geneve Centre Lac Ibis Geneve Centre Lac
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Ibis Budget Avignon Ibis Budget Avignon
Ibis Budget Avignon Ibis Budget Avignon
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To be confirmed To be confirmed
To be confirmed To be confirmed
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Hotel Derby Barcelona Hotel Derby Barcelona
Hotel Derby Barcelona Hotel Derby Barcelona
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Start Point
Hotel in AmsterdamPlease contact us for information
15:00 hrs
End Point
Hotel in BarcelonaPlease contact us for more information
10:00 hrs
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Optionals

On Tour Excursions
All optional excursions are booked on tour and paid in cash to your tour leader, unless stated otherwise. Please note, certain optional excursions are subject to availability and could change as a result.
Transfers

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Accommodation

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Why this tour

When you travel from Amsterdam to Barcelona on Expat Explore rail tours, you’re in for a leisurely and memorable trip! Enjoy the scenic beauty and convenience of railway travel and explore top travel destinations in five bucket list-worthy European countries. On rail tours, it’s about the destination and the journey. 

Begin in the lively city of Amsterdam and travel by train through the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and France on various scenic train trips. Finally, from the stunning Mediterranean coast in the South of France, you’ll catch a plane to Barcelona in Spain. 

Highlights of the Amsterdam to Barcelona Rail Explorer tour: 

  • Scenic train journeys abound! Travel through the scenic Swiss Alps by rail and admire the quaint villages, alpine forests and crystalline lakes as you go. In the South of France, travel from Avignon to Nice while surrounded by gorgeous coastal vistas. Enjoy these train trips and several more when travelling between destinations on Expat Explore rail tours! 
  • See famous capital cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and Bern.
  • Discover charming historic destinations including Avignon (known as the “City of Popes”), Geneva’s Old Town, Nice’s Old Town and Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. 
  • Cruise through Amsterdam’s canals and enjoy a sightseeing Lake Geneva boat tour.
  • Taste the local cuisine! Enjoy a welcome dinner in Amsterdam and lunch in Paris’s lively Latin Quarter. Plus, enjoy ample free time to visit more local eateries as you go. 
  • Enjoy free days in Amsterdam, Paris, the Swiss Alps, Nice and Barcelona.
  • Take advantage of the excellent optional activities when travelling from Amsterdam to Barcelona with Expat Explore; learn more about the “City of Lights” on a Paris + tour, explore glamorous Monaco with your Tour Leader and enjoy an extra special train journey to the top of Jungfraujoch! 

Is this the right tour for me? 

This tour is a fantastic option for travellers who want to see multiple countries in Europe in a comfortable and unique way! Train travel is a fast and convenient way to explore Europe. Spend less time travelling and maximise time spent exploring! With extra space and the ability to walk around while travelling, Expat Explore rail tours are perfect for travellers seeking extra comfort with all the benefits of a group tour. 

What is the accommodation like on Expat Explore rail tours?

Our rail tour accommodation hotels are hand-picked by our team of experts. Travellers will share en-suite twin rooms and will be paired with a traveller of the same gender. For more privacy, single travellers can pay for a single supplement. There are no overnight train trips on this tour. 

Can you take a train from Amsterdam to Barcelona?

Europe is a vast continent home to many countries! Travellers will take multiple trains from Amsterdam to Barcelona on this tour. It is not one direct trip, rather, this tour visits multiple countries on several scenic train trip legs. 

How much does the train from Amsterdam to Barcelona cost?

Train travel in Europe can be pricey! Luckily, with Expat Explore rail tours, the accommodation, transport costs (train tickets), most meals and many excursions are included in the cost of the tour. We help you see Europe by train, affordably! 

Make the most of the journey and the destinations on Expat Explore rail tours! Take to the tracks and get ready to see Europe over two weeks in a fun, affordable, convenient and memorable way. 

 

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