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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Bruges – Canals, Culture and Chocolate

BrugesFriday 15 September to Tuesday 19 September 2017

UNESCO World Heritage city Bruges, sometimes referred to as The Venice of the North, is our base for this five day holiday.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne - © Alan HeywoodMonday 18 September to Saturday 23 September 2017

Lucerne boasts glorious mountain and lake scenery, an ideal destination for a rail holiday with a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy – even shopping!


Japan – A Land of Discovery

Tokyo Tower, TokyoTuesday 19 September to Friday 6 October 2017

This exciting new tour takes in three of Japan's main islands whilst combining trams and trains with spectacular sightseeing, including a visit to the newly opened Kyoto Railway Museum.


The Far West of Ireland

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula -  © Balky79/ShutterstockThursday 21 September to Saturday 30 September 2017

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.


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