Baie de Somme Steam Festival

Rail causeway near St Valery - © Keith FenderFriday 2 July to Monday 5 July 2021

We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme (CFBS) association with a visit to the railway’s special 2-day steam festival. Based in the attractive maritime town of Abbeville, enjoy free access to the Baie de Somme railway where some of Europe’s finest steam locos will be in action.

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The Western Isles of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle - © Kate BerryThursday 2 September to Wednesday 15 September 2021
Thursday 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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Japan – A Land of Discovery

Two N700A Shinkansen Trains - © Alex MorleyTuesday 14 September to Friday 1 October 2021

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

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Labrador in the Fall

Sault Ste Marie Colour - © Nick MarvellMonday 4 October to Sunday 17 October 2021

If remote wilderness areas take your fancy, this holiday is for you. Northern Quebec and Ontario are as far away from mainstream destinations as it is possible to get by rail. Meet the locals as they board the train for the journey north and marvel at the Fall colours as the region prepares for the long winter ahead.

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - Behind the Scenes

Prince with a heritage trainFriday 15 October to Tuesday 19 October 2021
Friday 22 April to Tuesday 26 April 2022

Friday 14 October to Tuesday 18 October 2022

An access all areas tour of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways! Explore nearly 40 miles of rail track from Caernarfon on the Menai Straits, through Snowdonia National Park, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Step behind the scenes and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.

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Christmas Market - Hamburg

Hamburg Christmas Market - © www.mediaserver.hamburg.de/Geheimtipp HamburgThursday 25 November to Wednesday 1 December 2021

This year our Christmas Market tour visits the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Sitting on the Elbe, Hamburg can trace its origins back to the Middle Ages. The Christmas Markets here are scattered throughout the city with the main market located on the Rathausmarkt Square adjacent to the picturesque Town Hall.We also include some railway excursions too!

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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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