The Rhône from Sea to Source

Avignon's famous Pont d’Avignon and walled city on the Rhône - © shutterstock.comTuesday 23 June to Monday 6 July 2020

We follow the course of the River Rhône from the Camargue Delta to the source in the Swiss Alps by train and enjoy the wonderful scenery as we travel along the river’s route through France and Switzerland.

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Steaming Around the Baltic

Suomenlinna Bastione - © Finnish Tourism BoardFriday 26 June to Friday 10 July 2020

Journey around the Baltic Sea from Finland through Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Travel on steam railways andsteamships. En route, visit vibrant capital cities and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Trams & Trains of Portugal

Lisbon skyline - © INTERPIXELS/shutterstockFriday 26 June to Saturday 4 July 2020

Explore the fascinating trams and railway networks of Portugal. We ride on a steam hauled train through the Douro Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as heritage and modern trams. There is free time to explore the delightful Iberian cities of Lisbon and Porto as well as visits to railway museums.

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Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads

Jeti-Oguz, Kyrgyzstan - © EcotourTuesday 21 July to Friday 31 July 2020

Kyrgyzstan is a remote mountainous country bordering China and forms part of the Old Silk Road. Much of its rural population is still nomadic and this tour gives us the chance to understand their history and way of life whilst marvelling at the magnificent scenery in which they live.

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Bavaria & Austrian Tyrol

WürzburgThursday 3 September to Thursday 17 September 2020

Follow the route of the “Romantic Road” by train from Würzburg in the north to Füssen in the south of Bavaria. We continue into Austria and visit the best known Castles and Palaces of King Ludwig. Our travels also include a rack railway and cable car to the summit of Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitz.

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Black Forest Discovery

TitiseeThursday 3 September to Thursday 10 September 2020

Titisee 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 Titisee to Offenburg and via the Schwarzwaldbahn to Donaueschingen.

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Swiss Alpine Holiday

Lake Thun - © Swiss-ImageSaturday 5 September to Friday 18 September 2020

This classic tour gives ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenic sights Switzerland has to offer. Using your first class Swiss Travel Pass enjoy memorable journeys through mountain and lake landscapes and traditional villages.

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Florence, Lake Garda & Swiss Alps

Bernina Express, Chur to Tirano - © swiss-image.ch/Marcus GygerMonday 7 September to Monday 21 September 2020

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

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Armenia – A Cradle of Civilisation

Sevanavank Monastery, Armenia - © Ramona CazacuTuesday 8 September to Thursday 17 September 2020

Armenia’s fascinating history covers a period from early Biblical times to the Soviet era and beyond. Add to that some stunning mountain scenery, good food and a warm and friendly welcome and you have the perfect recipe for a memorable holiday.

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Wales - Steam, Castles & Slate

Criccieth - © TravelightWednesday 9 September to Friday 18 September 2020

We visit North Wales and its famous narrow gauge steam railways. Along the way enjoy Welsh food, beer, wine and history including the castles and slate mining industry that shaped this area.

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