Slovakia – Romantic Mountains and Historic Towns

Spìšský Castle, SlovakiaTuesday 22 May to Saturday 2 June 2018

Slovakia is one of the most beautiful but lesser known countries in Central Europe. There is an abundance of mountains, historic towns and unspoilt villages which we are sure will appeal to all. Out local, professional guide will show us the best of Slovakia.


The Rhine – From Sea to Source

Bridge across the River Rhine in SchaffhausenThursday 7 June to Wednesday 20 June 2018

The mighty Rhine is still an important waterway for the transport of goods and includes some impressive scenery along its length. We follow its course from the North Sea to its source in the Swiss Alps. This tour includes stops at a tropical garden, waterfalls, lakes and high mountains!


Bulgaria’s Hidden Secrets

Bansko - © Alan HeywoodMonday 11 June to Thursday 21 June 2018

Bulgaria has so much to offer the tourist. This tour combines wonderful cultural treasures of historical significance with journeys that deliver amazing scenery and a chance to enjoy rides on board a vintage tram and narrow gauge railway.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lucerne with Pilatus in background - © Alan HeywoodThursday 14 June to Thursday 21 June 2018

Lucerne boasts glorious mountain and lake scenery, an ideal destination for a rail holiday with a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy – even shopping! Your Tell Pass will allow you to explore this majestic area in the company of fellow travellers on daily outings or enjoy some independent sightseeing.


The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune

La RhuneThursday 14 June to Thursday 28 June 2018

We combine the northern “Green” coast of Spain, with its spectacular coastline and vibrant cities, with a short visit to south western France. Travel by rail on many metre gauge lines, take the rack railway up to La Rhune and spend time exploring Bilbao, Leon and Santiago de Compostela.


Ffestiniog Railway “Behind the Scenes”

Ffestiniog Railway at Dduallt - © Bob CableFriday 15 June to Tuesday 19 June 2018

An access all areas tour of one of the most famous railways in Britain, if not the world. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways operates over 40 miles from Caernarfon on the Menai Straits to Blaenau Ffestiniog surrounded by mountains and slate quarries. We step behind the scenes and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.


Romania – A Living Heritage

Moldovita Railway - © Alan HeywoodFriday 15 June to Friday 29 June 2018

Romania’s rich and diverse history and culture are brought to life in a tour which celebrates life as it used to be. Medieval cities, Saxon villages, painted monasteries, pristine forests, rural farming and industry, water powered machinery, steam hauled forestry railways and good home cooking are all included.


Les Petit Trains de France Revisited

Pont du GardFriday 22 June to Friday 6 July 2018

Journey through the Somme and Burgundy, sampling the railway delights en route. Our destination is southern France, known for its spectacular mountain scenery and famous little railways. We ride on the 'Little Yellow Train', the 'Train of Marvels' and the Vivarais system. This is a wonderful way for rail enthusiasts to explore France.


Trams and Trains of Portugal

Lisbon Old Town TramsFriday 22 June to Saturday 30 June 2018

Explore the fascinating trams and railway networks of Portugal. We ride on a steam hauled train through the Douro Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as heritage and modern trams. Explore the delightful Iberian cities of Lisbon and Porto and visit several railway museums.


The Baltic – Trains, Boats & Trams

Kremlin & Red SquareTuesday 28 August to Tuesday 11 September 2018

Join us as we travel over land and sea around the Baltic from Finland through Estonia, Russia and Latvia. With journeys aboard the Baltic & Latvika Express trains, a Stockholm steamboat cruise and visits to vibrant capital cities with trams and trolleybuses aplenty, this is a tour not to be missed.


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