Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona CazacuThursday 1 September to Monday 12 September 2022

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 narrow gauge steam railways.

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The Western Isles of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle - © Kate BerryThursday 1 September to Wednesday 14 September 2022

Travel up through the Outer Hebrides, before heading eastwards to the Isle of Skye. On the mainland, combine iconic rail journeys such as the Jacobite steam train with some of Scotland's cultural jewels. Visits include Eilean Donan Castle and the Rosslyn Chapel.

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Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 11 June to Saturday 18 June 2022
Saturday 3 September to Saturday 10 September 2022

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.

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The Splendour of Corsica

NiceWednesday 15 June to Tuesday 28 June 2022
Tuesday 6 September to Monday 19 September 2022

Travel by train and ferry to this geographically diverse, Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island's narrow gauge system with the travel card provided. Soak up Corsican culture with free time in the coastal towns of Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio.

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Bavaria & Austrian Tyrol

WürzburgThursday 8 September to Thursday 22 September 2022

Follow the route of the “Romantic Road” by train from Würzburg in the north to Füssen in the south of Bavaria. Continue into Austria and visit the best known Castles and Palaces of King Ludwig. Our travels also include a rack railway and cable car to the summit of Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitz.

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Black Forest Discovery

TitiseeThursday 9 June to Thursday 16 June 2022
Thursday 8 September to Thursday 15 September 2022

Hinterzarten is an excellent centre for exploring the Black Forest – a lovely resort and ideal for those who enjoy walking, with its network of marked footpaths. Enjoy trips on the Sauschwänzlebahn and Kandertalbahn and a scenic circular route from Hinterzarten via Offenburg and the Schwarzwaldbahn to Donaueschingen.

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Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

Dresden by River Elbe - © GNTB/Kiedrowski, RainerThursday 8 September to Thursday 22 September 2022

This popular tour to Germany combines high speed rail with local and narrow gauge lines that have survived the Cold War and still operate today. Combine the magic of steam travel with stunning scenery and stays in interesting towns and cities.

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Swiss Rail Adventure

Steam train on Furka BergstreckeFriday 9 September to Friday 23 September 2022

Using a first class Swiss Travel Pass this tour is a mix of steam excursions combined with ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenery Switzerland has to offer.

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Florence, Lake Garda & Swiss Alps

Interlaken and mountains - © S-F/ShutterstockMonday 12 September to Monday 26 September 2022

This rail tour offers classic Italian scenery and culture followed by stunning Alpine settings in Switzerland. Memorable rail journeys through breathtaking scenery and leisure sightseeing make this a relaxing yet exhilarating tour.

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Isle of Man Driving Experience

Snaefell Mountain TramwayMonday 12 September to Monday 19 September 2022

The Isle of Man is a hidden gem for steam travel and vintage transport. This tour will indulge your passion for old-fashioned transportation as you go behind the scenes of working railways and trams whilst touring this pretty island in style.

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