Germany in Full Steam

Kuehlungsborn West, Molli BahnWednesday 11 September to Thursday 26 September 2019

This tour brings together the best of Germany’s East and West steam railway heritage. We ride the narrow gauge railways in the former East and visit many preserved lines and museums in the West that are often overlooked. Lots to offer both the rail traveller and enthusiast, with stays in some of Germany’s most attractive towns.

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Swiss Alpine Holiday

Old town of Chur - © swiss-image.ch/Markus Buehler-RasomThursday 12 September to Thursday 26 September 2019

This classic tour gives ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenic sights Switzerland has to offer. Using your first class Swiss Travel Pass, enjoy memorable journeys through mountain and lake landscapes and traditional villages.

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The Western Isles of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle - © Kate BerryThursday 12 September to Tuesday 24 September 2019

We travel the length of the Outer Hebrides before journeying eastwards to the Isle of Skye; a land of silken moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and soaring sea cliffs. On the mainland, we combine iconic rail journeys such as the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig, the Kyle of Lochalsh and the newly re-opened Borders Railway, with some of Scotland's cultural jewels.

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Boppard & the Rhine in Flames

Boppard on the Rhine - © JohnKruger shutterstockThursday 19 September to Monday 23 September 2019

Stay in the Rhine Gorge town of Boppard and enjoy daily excursions including a paddle boat river cruise to Rüdesheim and a scenic rail trip through the Lahn Valley to Limburg. We also spend an evening in St Goar at the spectacular Rhine in Flames festival.

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Journées du Patrimoine on the Vivarais

Ardeche Miniatures - © Ardeche MiniaturesThursday 19 September to Monday 23 September 2019

This tour capitalises on France's annual 'Journées du Patrimoine' ('Heritage Days') when the public gain free access to the country's buildings, landmarks and monuments. It is an ideal time to visit one of the country's famous railway networks, the Vivarais.

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Ffestiniog Railway & Portmeirion Luxury Break

Ffestiniog RailwayTuesday 1 October to Friday 4 October 2019

Relax and enjoy a quality stay at the famous Italianate Portmeirion Village, nestled alongside the beautiful North Wales coastline. Steam journeys on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways will deliver wonderful views of the Welsh countryside and an expert guide will join you to provide some interesting background information.

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Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Haymaking in the meadow, Moldovita, Romania - © Alan HeywoodSunday 13 October to Thursday 24 October 2019

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride three steam narrow gauge railways.

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The Golden Triangle and Ranthambore

Delhi Railway MuseumMonday 28 October to Friday 15 November 2019

A new tour to India that includes rail journeys on the spectacular Kangra Valley Railway and the ever popular Kalka Shimla Railway. We visit some of the country’s well known landmarks and go on safari at the famous Ranthambore National Park before spending time in the historic city of Jaipur.

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Christmas Market - Munich

Munich Marienplatz Christmas MarketThursday 28 November to Thursday 5 December 2019

Our regular Christmas Market tour this year ventures east to the state capital of Bavaria. The Christmas Markets in Munich have been held in the Marienplatz since the 14th Century and visitors can expect unique Bavarian gifts in addition to the traditional favourites Lebkuchen (Gingerbread) and Gluhwein (Mulled wine).

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Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Glacier Express - © Switzerland Travel CentreFriday 20 December 2019 to Friday 3 January 2020

Our annual 2-centre visit over the festive season is one of our firm favourites. Experience a guaranteed ‘White Christmas’ in the snow-drenched Swiss Alps and celebrate with fellow travellers. Journey on the Glacier and Bernina Express Trains through a winter wonderland!

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