Scotland in the Summer

The JacobiteThursday 1 June to Sunday 11 June 2023

An exciting mix of spectacular rail travel, ancient sites and stunning scenery blended into a memorable holiday. This 11-day rail tour aims to showcase the very best that the Scottish Highlands have to offer.


Harz Explorer

Brocken Railway Train at Drei Annen  Hohne Station - © Robert CuttsSaturday 3 June to Friday 9 June 2023

Our escorted tours to the world famous Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB) never fail to attract plenty of attention. With daily steam trains and over 140km of narrow gauge line to explore the HSB is a delight and one not to be missed. Enjoy three full days travelling on the railway.


Tramways of Germany

Kirnitzschtal tramwaySunday 4 June to Sunday 18 June 2023

This two week holiday journeys across Germany, sampling some of the country’s finest tram networks. We will travel on lines of three different gauges and see a wide variety of vehicles. Cities include Brussels, Cologne, Mannheim and Dresden, and there are additional free days to explore.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lake LucerneSaturday 10 June to Saturday 17 June 2023

Lucerne boasts glorious Alpine scenery and is an ideal destination for a rail holiday. This tour has a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy from our base on the glistening shores of Lake Lucerne.


Wines of Southern Romania

Braşov - © Gary ToddTuesday 13 June to Saturday 24 June 2023

Did you know that Romania is one of the top 20 wine producers worldwide and the 6th largest in Europe? The country is home to more than 250 wine cellars. This tour explores the historic cities of Timişoara, Sibiu, Braşov, the beautiful Danube Gorge, scenic Oltenia and enjoys 5 wine tastings in rural surroundings.


The Best of Colorado: Mountains, Trains & a Touch of the Old West

Durango & Silverton RailroadThursday 15 June to Sunday 25 June 2023

This rail holiday includes the definitive selection of the very best and most famous railroads of Colorado. Many were pioneering lines of the Old West, now preserved as a living legend. All run through magnificent Rocky Mountain scenery.


The Rhône from Sea to Source

Avignon's Pont d’Avignon on the Rhône - © shutterstockTuesday 20 June to Monday 3 July 2023

We follow the course of the River Rhône from the Camargue Delta in France to its source in the Swiss Alps by train and enjoy the wonderful scenery as we travel along the river’s route through France and Switzerland.


The Far West of Ireland

Cobh Harbour, Co Cork - © Andrei NekrassovThursday 22 June to Saturday 1 July 2023

Explore the 'Emerald Isle' and its sparkling scenery, on board Iarnród Éireann's modern fleet. Ride the Lartigue Monorail and indulge in a spot of nostalgia at the West Clare Railway and Foynes Flying Boat Museum.


The Grand Arctic

Trondheim - © Aleksandr OsipovTuesday 4 July to Tuesday 18 July 2023

Our Scandinavian holiday embraces Norway and Sweden. Travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the Land of the Midnight Sun via historic cities, wonderful rail journeys and outstanding scenery. This tour lives up to its remarkable expectations.


Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads

Jeti-Oguz, Kyrgyzstan - © Ecotour

Thursday 6 July to Sunday 16 July 2023

Kyrgyzstan is a remote mountainous country bordering China and forms part of the Old Silk Road. Much of its rural population is still nomadic and this tour gives us the chance to understand their history and way of life whilst marvelling at the magnificent scenery in which they live.


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