Trams & Trains of Italy

Vintage Tram, MilanThursday 23 April to Monday 4 May 2020

Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we pay a visit to Italy. This comprehensive tour takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks and we also head south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller, but interesting routes.

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Bonn & the Rhine in Flames

Rhine in Flames fireworks - © Suman4th/shutterstockThursday 30 April to Monday 4 May 2020

A relaxing 5-day rail break to Bonn, a charming city straddling the Rhine. One of Germany’s oldest cities, Bonn has a rich history including a period as the temporary capital of West Germany. We visit at the high point of the cultural calendar for the ‘Rhein in Flammen’ festival.

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Albanian Odyssey

Ferry on Lake Koman, Albania - © Dan Tautan/shutterstockWednesday 6 May to Wednesday 20 May 2020

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.

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Poland: Steam, Trams & History

Krakow, Poland - © Ramona CazacuWednesday 6 May to Wednesday 20 May 2020

By rail to Poland for an unforgettable 5-day steam hauled tour with the Wolsztyn Experience to Olsztyn, exploring various branch lines along the way. Ride on Warsaw's trams, visit Chabowka Heritage Park and take a 1-day tour from Krakow to Auschwitz and the Wieliczka Salt Mines.

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Romania’s Danube Delta & the Carpathians – a Wildlife Paradise

Mila 23, Danube Delta - © Alan HeywoodFriday 15 May to Tuesday 26 May 2020

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

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Springtime in the Caucasus

Ushguli Georgia, the highest village in Europe - © Ramona CazacuFriday 15 May to Tuesday 26 May 2020

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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Northern France

Amiens - © Sergey Dzyuba/shutterstockWednesday 3 June to Wednesday 17 June 2020

Journey with us through Northern France, a destination known for its history, cuisine and spectacular coastline. With historic cities, rivers, coast and heritage railways there is something for everyone on this tour.

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The Far West of Ireland

Slea Head, Dingle PeninsulaThursday 4 June to Saturday 13 June 2020

We return to the “Emerald Isle” to again tour the Irish Republic by Iarnród Éireann's modern fleet. Indulge in steam and nostalgia at the West Clare Railway, experience a unique form of rail travel at Lartigue Monorail and visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

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Orcadian - Scotland in the Summer

The JacobiteSunday 7 June to Wednesday 17 June 2020

An exciting mix of spectacular rail travel, ancient sites and stunning scenery blended into a memorable holiday. This 11-day rail tour showcases the very best that the Scottish Highlands have to offer!

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Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne

Lucerne with Pilatus in background - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 13 June to Saturday 20 June 2020

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.

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