The Grand Arctic

Bergen - © Stephen PainterTuesday 27 June to Tuesday 11 July 2017

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.

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The Danube from Sea to Source

Danube Valley, Romania - © Alan HeywoodFriday 30 June to Saturday 15 July 2017

Follow the mighty Danube River from the sea in Romania through five European capital cities to its source in the Black Forest. We travel by both train and river as we follow the course of the Danube.

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Southern Sweden: Steam, Trams and Trains

Skansen Open Air MuseumSaturday 15 July to Wednesday 26 July 2017

Memorable rail journeys through stunning scenery, informative guided tours, unique museum visits and free time to explore your own interests combine to offer a varied itinerary which offers something for everyone.

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Strasbourg – The Jewel in the Alsace

StrasbourgThursday 20 July to Monday 24 July 2017

Sitting on the Rhine, Strasbourg is the largest city in the Alsace region and the official seat of the European Parliament. In 1988 the historic city centre was granted UNESCO World Heritage status.

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Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

The Molli at Bad Doberan - © Bob CableSaturday 2 September to Saturday 16 September 2017

Visit narrow gauge railways that thrived during the Cold War and continue doing the job they were built for. This is a fascinating holiday combining the magic of steam with glorious scenery.

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Rural Romania

Collecting the milk, Moldovita Valley, Romania - © Alan HeywoodSunday 3 September to Thursday 14 September 2017

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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Swiss Rail Adventure

Steam loco on the Wiesen viaduct - © Eric NicholassThursday 7 September to Thursday 21 September 2017

This is a tour in which the pleasures of steam are enhanced by their location. Lovers of rail travel, culture and nature will delight in the diversity of the locations and stunning scenery.

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The Western Isles of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle - © Kate BerryThursday 7 September to Tuesday 19 September 2017

Travel the length of the Outer Hebrides before exploring the Isle of Skye and its silken moors, jagged mountains, sparkling lochs and soaring sea cliffs. On the mainland, we combine iconic rail journeys with some of Scotland's cultural jewels.

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Trams and Trains of Northern Germany

Drachenfels RailwaySaturday 9 September to Friday 22 September 2017

A comprehensive look at the tramways and trains of Germany’s industrial heartland. We visit Düsseldorf, Essen, Hamburg and Bonn where we have plenty of free time to explore and ride the local tram and rail systems using our local transport passes.

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Journées du Patrimoine on the Vivarais

Vivarais Railway -  © Bob CableThursday 14 September to Monday 18 September 2017

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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