Christmas & New Year in Switzerland

Glacier Express - © Switzerland Travel CentreTuesday 21 December 2021 to Tuesday 4 January 2022

This popular, annual visit to Switzerland over the festive season is a firm favourite and guarantees a sociable ‘White Christmas’ with fellow travellers. Enjoy first class travel on the wonderful Bernina and Glacier Express trains through snow-capped mountains and explore independently during our stays in Interlaken, Chur and Lausanne or join daily optional escorted excursions organised by your tour leader.

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Canada in the Snow

Sunday 6 February to WNiagara Falls in Winter - © Aqnus Febriyant/shutterstockednesday 16 February 2022

Canada in winter is every bit as beautiful as summer but very, very different. Memories of a frozen Niagara Falls, an early morning sunrise reflecting off the snow covered Prairies at 20 degrees below and the Rockies with their winter mantle will stay with you for ever. Travel in style on VIA Rail’s famous “Canadian” and stay at top quality hotels.

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Snow on the Alps

Rhaetian Railway regional train - © Swiss Travel SystemSaturday 12 February to Monday 21 February 2022

A first class rail tour of mountains, Alpine scenery and the world famous UNESCO ‘Rhaetian Railway’ in a ‘winter wonderland’ setting. With stays in Lucerne & Chur you can explore independently with a first class travel pass or join daily escorted excursions, including a return journey on the Bernina Express train.

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Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 13 February to Thursday 3 March 2022

Join our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.

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Northern Lights

Tromsø Northern Lights  - © HelloRF Zcool-shutterstockTuesday 15 February to Friday 25 February 2022

A captivating tour of an ancient and enigmatic land where the wonders of nature and breathtaking scenery compliment centuries of culture and tradition. Travel through stunning scenery by train, including crossing the Arctic Circle.

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Taiwan Rail Adventure

Alishan Forest RailwayFriday 18 February to Saturday 5 March 2022

Taiwan is a relatively unexplored treasure offering breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and exotic cultures. We include rail journeys along scenic coastlines, historical branch lines, private charters at former Sugar Mills and chartered steam on the famous Alishan Forest Railway. As well as lots of rail content, this tour itinerary also includes some extensive sightseeing tours around Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung City.

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Sri Lanka by Rail – Viceroy Special

Mount Lavinia Beach - © VisitColomboSaturday 26 February to Wednesday 9 March 2022

Sri Lanka is considered to boast one of the finest rail journeys in the world in terms of engineering marvel and breathtaking scenery. The amazing diversity of landscape, climate, geographical elevations and mist clad mountains, valleys and waterfalls are found all along the route. Enjoy the wonderful views as you travel on our chartered Viceroy Special Train.

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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

TashkentFriday 1 April to Tuesday 12 April 2022

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour affords an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics and is accompanied by both a Ffestiniog Travel tour leader and an experienced local guide.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralMonday 4 April to Saturday 9 April 2022
Monday 3 October to Saturday 8 October 2022

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.

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Rhine Sea to Source

Boppard in the Middle Rhine regionThursday 21 April to Wednesday 4 May 2022
Thursday 6 October to Wednesday 19 October 2022

We follow the mighty Rhine through some impressive scenery by rail, from its mouth in the North Sea to its source in the Swiss Alps. Along our journey we travel on and alongside the river and visit sites that wouldn’t exist without this waterway.

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