Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona CazacuWednesday 1 September to Sunday 12 September 2021
Wednesday 6 October to Sunday 17 October 2021
Wednesday 31 August to Sunday 11 September 2022

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 steam narrow gauge railways.


Trains of Eastern France

BeauneWednesday 1 September to Monday 13 September 2021

This trip to France concentrates on the Eastern half of the country, venturing down to Valence and Tournon with the Vivarais railways. We then travel to Beaune and Mulhouse, visiting the Chemin de Fer de Vallee de L’Ouche where we have the opportunity to “run our own railway”.


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.


Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 4 September to Saturday 11 September 2021
Saturday 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.


Caspian to the Black Sea

Tbilisi - © Mostafa MerajiTuesday 7 September to Saturday 18 September 2021

Travel by rail from Baku on the coast of the Caspian to Batumi on the Black Sea. En route, soak up the culture and history of Azerbaijan and Georgia and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Gobustan Petroglyph Reserve and Gelati Monastery.


Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

Dresden by River Elbe - © GNTB/Kiedrowski, RainerThursday 9 September to Thursday 23 September 2021
Thursday 8 September to Thursday 22 September 2022

This popular tour to Germany combines high speed rail with local and narrow gauge lines that have survived the Cold War and still operate today. Combine the magic of steam travel with stunning scenery and stays in interesting towns and cities.


Swiss Rail Adventure

Steam train on Furka BergstreckeThursday 9 September to Thursday 23 September 2021

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.


The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune

Fishing port of Bermeo near Bilbao - © Jose Ignacio Soto/www.shutterstock.comThursday 9 September to Thursday 23 September 2021

We combine the lush 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 enjoy time exploring Bilbao, Gijon and A Coruña.


Wales: From North to South

Caerphilly Castle - CADW, Welsh Government - Crown CopyrightThursday 9 September to Tuesday 21 September 2021
Thursday 15 September to Tuesday 27 September 2022

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.


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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