The Western Isles of Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle - © Kate BerryThursday 7 September to Wednesday 20 September 2023

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. New for 2023 is the inclusion of a South Uist sea tour and Culloden Battlefield visit.


Swiss Rail Adventure

Steam train on Furka BergstreckeFriday 8 September to Friday 22 September 2023

This is a tour in which the pleasures of steam train travel are enhanced by their location. Lovers of rail travel, culture and nature will delight in the diversity of the locations and stunning scenery that Switzerland has in abundance.


Isle of Man Driving Experience

Snaefell Mountain TramwayMonday 11 September to Monday 18 September 2023

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.


Mountains & Coast in Montenegro

Durmitor Mountain - © RAMS TravelMonday 11 September to Saturday 23 September 2023

The Dalmatian Coast is well known for its stunning beauty, but the remote mountains of the north are much less visited though equally beautiful. Our comprehensive tour does justice to both and also includes a touch of Serbia for good measure.


Germany in Full Steam

Molli Bahn, Bad DoberanWednesday 13 September to Thursday 28 September 2023

This tour brings together the best of Germany’s East and West steam railway heritage. Ride the narrow gauge railways in the former East and visit many preserved lines and museums in the West. Lots to offer both the rail traveller and enthusiast, with stays in some of Germany’s most attractive towns.


Wales: From North to South

Caerphilly Castle - CADW, Welsh Government - Crown CopyrightThursday 14 September to Tuesday 26 September 2023

Travel by road and rail from Caernarfon to Cardiff, through the stunning Snowdonia National Park and down the west coast of Wales. We visit many of Wales' famous heritage railways, castles and museums along the way.


Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralSunday 16 April to Friday 21 April 2023
Sunday 1 October to Friday 6 October 2023

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.


Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona CazacuFriday 6 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023

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.


Jordan: Steam, Petra & the Dead Sea

AmmanMonday 9 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023

Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’, Jordan welcomes travellers from around the world to explore its long history and ancient cities and landmarks. Enjoy steam journeys on the Hejaz Railway and see the wonders of Petra, Jerash and Madaba.


Ffestiniog Railway - Behind the Scenes

Palmerston crossing Snowdon Street - © Chris ParryFriday 21 April to Tuesday 25 April 2023
Friday 13 October to Tuesday 17 October 2023

An access all areas tour of one of the most famous narrow gauge railways in Britain, if not the world. Travel the length of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways’ 40-mile track from Caernarfon on the Menai Straits to Blaenau Ffestiniog, surrounded by mountains and slate quarries. We step behind the scenes of the Ffestiniog Railway and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.


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  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
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  • Over 60% of our existing rail tour travellers return to holiday with us year after year
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