Trams and 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 spend 6 days exploring the railways of Northern Ireland. There will be railways large and small to enjoy as well as visits to the Giants Causeway, the Whitehead and Foyle Railway Museums and a distillery tour. Plus free time to explore Belfast and Derry/Londonderry.

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Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads

Jeti-Oguz, Kyrgyzstan - © EcotourTuesday 20 July to Friday 30 July 2021
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 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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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Eastern Canada in the Fall

Light Train between Quebec City and La MelbaOctober 2022 - Dates TBC

Take the train through Canada’s great wilderness to Northern Quebec and Ontario, see the Fall colours along the St. Lawrence River and enjoy the remoteness of James Bay. This is a tour for those who like something completely different and well away from the usual tourist beat.

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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Palma's Gothic CathedralMonday 4 April to Saturday 9 April 2022
Monday 3 October to Saturday 8 October 2022

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. It is a wonderful way to see this beautiful island as it diverts from the usual tourist trail, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.

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