The Best of Colorado: Mountains, Trains & a Touch of the Old West

Durango & Silverton RailroadThursday 16 June to Sunday 26 June 2022

This rail holiday includes the definitive selection of the very best and most famous railroads of Colorado. Many were pioneering lines of the Old West, now preserved as a living legend. All run through magnificent Rocky Mountain scenery.

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Moldova & Eastern Romania

Butuceni, Moldova - © Awel ToohillWednesday 22 June to Friday 1 July 2022

For such a small country, Moldova offers an amazing diversity both in terms of culture and political outlook. This is where the ideologies of Lenin and the democracies of Western Europe still face each other across the Dniester River and where the standard gauge trains of the west meet the broad gauge of the east.

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Scotland in the Summer

The JacobiteThursday 23 June to Sunday 3 July 2022

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

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The Far West of Ireland

Cobh Harbour, Co Cork - © Andrei NekrassovThursday 23 June to Saturday 2 July 2022

Explore the 'Emerald Isle' and its sparkling scenery, on board Iarnród Éireann's modern fleet. Ride the Lartigue Monorail and indulge in a spot of nostalgia at the West Clare Railway and Foynes Flying Boat Museum.

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Trams & Trains of Portugal

Douro Valley - © Dario SilvaFriday 24 June to Saturday 2 July 2022

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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Northern Ireland

Drumawhey Junction Railway - © David HeatleyWednesday 29 June to Monday 4 July 2022

Meet in Belfast to enjoy 6 days exploring the railways of Northern Ireland. As well as railways large and small we include a visit to the Giants Causeway and a distillery tour. We also pay a visit to the Whitehead and Foyle Railway Museums. Free time to explore Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.

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Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads

Jeti-Oguz, Kyrgyzstan - © Ecotour

Thursday 7 July to Sunday 17 July 2022
Tuesday 19 July to Friday 29 July 2022

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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Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona Cazacu

Thursday 1 September to Monday 12 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 narrow gauge steam railways.

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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.

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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.

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