South Africa & Stars of Sandstone

Reaching for the Stars - © Rod HeringWednesday 22 March to Thursday 6 April 2017

A wonderful rail tour of South Africa that includes the famous Stars of Sandstone Heritage Steam Festival with its myriad of steam-driven vehicles and machines. No visit to South Africa would be complete without a tour of Cape Town, the stunning Cape of Good Hope coastline and of course a Safari to spot the ‘Big Five’.

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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - © Alan HeywoodFriday 31 March to Tuesday 11 April 2017
Friday 21 April to Tuesday 2 May 2017
Friday 5 May to Tuesday 16 May 2017

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour presents an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics.

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Dresden Steam Festival

The Wuppertal elevated monorail travels through the city - © GNTB/Hans Peter MertenWednesday 5 April to Wednesday 12 April 2017

With a firm focus on steam, this holiday combines a visit to the 9th Dresden Steam Engine Festival with journeys on the Lößnitzgrundbahn and a day excursion by paddlesteamer to Saxon Switzerland.

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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - © Alan HeywoodFriday 31 March to Tuesday 11 April 2017
Friday 21 April to Tuesday 2 May 2017
Friday 5 May to Tuesday 16 May 2017

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour presents an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics.

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Pushing the Boundaries - Kosovo, Macedonia & Albania

Skopje, Macedonia - © Alan HeywoodWednesday 3 May to Monday 15 May 2017

With Kosovo’s independence finally recognised by the majority of UN states in late 2012, the way is now open to complete our jigsaw of the Balkans and include this beautiful area in our escorted tour range.

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Uzbekistan and the Silk Road

Samarkand, Uzbekistan - © Alan HeywoodFriday 31 March to Tuesday 11 April 2017
Friday 21 April to Tuesday 2 May 2017
Friday 5 May to Tuesday 16 May 2017

Silks, spices and the story of Tamerlane’s conquests combine with some of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia. This unique tour presents an in-depth look into the history and culture of one of the smallest of the former USSR republics.

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Springtime in the Caucasus

Kazbegi - © Alan HeywoodTuesday 9 May to Saturday 20 May 2017

Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in our tour to Georgia, a fascinating and friendly country at the extremities of Eastern Europe.

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Bulgaria by Steam

Mighty Bulgarian 2-12-4T No. 46.03Thursday 11 May to Friday 19 May 2017

Journey through some of Bulgaria’s most scenic areas on the privately chartered Royal Train. Includes visits to cultural and historical sites plus a journey by narrow gauge through the Rhodope Mountains.

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English Trams and Trolleybuses

Beamish TramsThursday 11 May to Wednesday 24 May 2017

Travel the length and breadth of England visiting tram networks, both heritage and modern. In-depth tours and driving experiences on trams and trolleybuses as we journey from Newcastle via Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool, Blackpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Devon to London.

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Romania’s Danube Delta and the Carpathians. A Wildlife Paradise

Great White Pelican, Danube Delta, Romania - © George BourosMonday 15 May to Friday 26 May 2017

Discover some of the last true wilderness areas in Europe, teeming with wildlife. We search for rare wading birds in the Delta and bears in the mountains in the company of experts and encounter a rural life that makes Romania so appealing.

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