Wales – Steam, Castles & Slate

Criccieth - © TravelightWednesday 11 May to Friday 20 May 2022

We visit North Wales to ride its famous narrow gauge steam railways. Along the way enjoy Welsh food, beer, wine and lots of history with visits to several castles and discover more about the slate mining industry that shaped this area.


Albanian Odyssey

Ferry on Lake Koman, Albania - © Dan Tautan/shutterstock

Monday 9 May to Monday 23 May 2022
Monday 23 May to Monday 6 June 2022

Albania is a part of Europe rarely visited by most Europeans. Apart from Tirana and the narrow coastal belt, it is mountainous and sparsely populated yet has a rich and varied history. Above all, its people are friendly and welcoming – after years of isolation they really appreciate our visit.


Rambling in Romania

Popica Guest House, Hoteni - © Ramona CazacuMonday 23 May to Wednesday 1 June 2022

A combination of steam forestry railways and rambling (not too strenuous) in scenic Maramureş and Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestays” (en suite) and enjoy rural life in the company of a knowledgeable local guide.


The Magic of Norway

TrondheimWednesday 1 June to Sunday 12 June 2022

Steep sided fjords, mountains and wide open country are all part of the varied stunning scenery on offer as we travel through Norway by train, including crossing the Arctic Circle.


Swiss Alpine Holiday

Bernese Oberland above Interlaken - © Lorenz/Andreas FischerTuesday 7 June to Tuesday 21 June 2022

Join us for a first class tour of mountains, Alpine scenery and the World Famous UNESCO 'Rhaetian Railway' on this popular holiday. What better way to see the scenery than from the train!


Black Forest Discovery

TitiseeThursday 9 June to Thursday 16 June 2022
Thursday 8 September to Thursday 15 September 2022

Hinterzarten is an excellent centre for exploring the Black Forest – a lovely resort and ideal for those who enjoy walking, with its network of marked footpaths. Enjoy trips on the Sauschwänzlebahn and Kandertalbahn and a scenic circular route from Hinterzarten via Offenburg and the Schwarzwaldbahn to Donaueschingen.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 11 June to Saturday 18 June 2022
Saturday 3 September to Saturday 10 September 2022

Lucerne boasts glorious Alpine scenery and is an ideal destination for a rail holiday. This tour has a variety of escorted excursions to enjoy from our base on the glistening shores of Lake Lucerne.


Florence, Lake Garda & Swiss Alps

Interlaken and mountains - © S-F/ShutterstockMonday 13 June to Monday 27 June 2022
Monday 12 September to Monday 26 September 2022

This rail tour offers classic Italian scenery and culture followed by stunning Alpine settings in Switzerland. Memorable rail journeys through breathtaking scenery and leisure sightseeing make this a relaxing yet exhilarating tour.


Wines of Southern Romania

Braşov - © Gary ToddTuesday 14 June to Saturday 25 June 2022 

Did you know that Romania is one of the top 20 wine producers worldwide and the 6th largest in Europe? The country is home to more than 250 wine cellars. This tour explores the historic cities of Timişoara, Sibiu, Braşov, the beautiful Danube Gorge, scenic Oltenia and enjoys 5 wine tastings in rural surroundings.


The Splendour of Corsica

NiceWednesday 15 June to Tuesday 28 June 2022
Tuesday 6 September to Monday 19 September 2022

Travel by train and ferry to this geographically diverse, Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island's narrow gauge system with the travel card provided. Soak up Corsican culture with free time in the coastal towns of Bastia, Calvi and Ajaccio.


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