Labrador in the Fall

Sault Ste Marie Colour - © Nick MarvellMonday 4 October to Sunday 17 October 2021

If remote wilderness areas take your fancy, this holiday is for you. Northern Quebec and Ontario are as far away from mainstream destinations as it is possible to get by rail. Meet the locals as they board the train for the journey north and marvel at the Fall colours as the region prepares for the long winter ahead.

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Dresden Steam Festival

Abend - © Dr. Christof SchröflWednesday 6 October to Wednesday 13 October 2021

Our annual tour to Dresden for its Steam Festival has become a firm favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 13th Festival weekend in 2021. Other excursions include return journeys on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn and a paddle steamer trip up the Elbe.

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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.

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - Behind the Scenes

Prince with a heritage trainFriday 15 October to Tuesday 19 October 2021
Friday 22 April to Tuesday 26 April 2022

Friday 14 October to Tuesday 18 October 2022

An access all areas tour of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Explore over 40 miles of rail track from Caernarfon, through Snowdonia National Park, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Step behind the scenes and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.

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Jordan: Steam, Petra & the Dead Sea

AmmanMonday 18 October to Tuesday 26 October 2021
Monday 1 November to Tuesday 9 November 2021

Monday 31 October to Tuesday 8 November 2022

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.

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Magical Morocco

The famous Fes tanneryThursday 4 November to Wednesday 17 November 2021
Thursday 3 November to Wednesday 16 November 2022

Fly direct to Marrakesh and travel northwards by rail with stays in Rabat, Fes and Tangier. Enjoy a mixture of guided medina sightseeing, leisure time and optional rail trips. Experience the modern high-speed service on the return journey to Marrakesh before a direct flight back to the UK.

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Christmas Market - Hamburg

Hamburg Christmas Market - © www.mediaserver.hamburg.de/Geheimtipp HamburgThursday 25 November to Wednesday 1 December 2021

This year our Christmas Market tour visits the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Sitting on the Elbe, Hamburg can trace its origins back to the Middle Ages. The Christmas Markets here are scattered throughout the city with the main market located adjacent to the picturesque Town Hall. We also include some railway excursions too!

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Canada in the Snow

Sunday 6 February to WNiagara Falls in Winter - © Aqnus Febriyant/shutterstockednesday 16 February 2022

Canada in winter is every bit as beautiful as summer but very, very different. Memories of a frozen Niagara Falls, an early morning sunrise reflecting off the snow covered Prairies at 20 degrees below and the Rockies with their winter mantle will stay with you for ever. Travel in style on VIA Rail’s famous “Canadian” and stay at top quality hotels. 

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Indian Hill Railways

Nilgiri Railway - © Bob CableSunday 13 February to Thursday 3 March 2022

Join our successful annual tour to India which includes the three most exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations. Engineering excellence, fierce gradients and stunning scenery make for a memorable tour.

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Taiwan Rail Adventure

Alishan Forest RailwayFriday 18 February to Saturday 5 March 2022

Taiwan is a relatively unexplored treasure offering breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and exotic cultures. We include rail journeys along scenic coastlines, historical branch lines, private charters at former Sugar Mills and chartered steam on the famous Alishan Forest Railway. As well as lots of rail content, this tour itinerary also includes some extensive sightseeing tours around Taipei, Tainan and Kaohsiung City.

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  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
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