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Kandertalbahn, Haltingen to Kandern, South West Germany
Rocky Mountaineer in the Canadian Rockies. Location is at Morant's Curve near Lake Louise, Alberta
Salzburg Funicular Railway - © Salzburger Lokalbahnen
Welsh Highland Railway - © Roger Dimmick

Steam Trains and Tourist Railways

The tours in this brochure that feature steam haulage are almost exclusively based on either visits to preserved railways or the operation of steam locomotives on national or private railways purely for tourist purposes. If, despite our best efforts, a steam locomotive is unavailable on the tour day due to non-completion of repairs/overhauls, breakdown or other factors such as fire bans, a train may be cancelled or diesel hauled.

Our limit of liability to you will be to refund any costs we can recoup from operators resulting from such cancellation/non provision. We may not receive refunds from some operators in such circumstances. You agree that the non provision of a steam locomotive or cancellation of any sort of special train, or scheduled train on private or preserved railways will not be considered grounds for cancellation by you and normal cancellation charges will apply.

Holiday Highlights

Driving into the Gotthard Tunnel - © AlpTransit Gotthard Ltd/Photo by Nicola Demaldi  
World's Longest Rail Tunnel

Special Mini-Break to celebrate the opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland in June 2016.

Weekend City Breaks

It has never been so easy to explore Europe's cities by train. The holiday begins when you board Eurostar.

SNCF's TGV service through France  
Great Continental Railway Journeys

Series 3 of this popular BBC2 programme has just completed. Re-trace Michael Portillo's rail journeys in one of our specially created tours that mirror each episode.

Sovata Train - © Alan Heywood  
'Small & Traditional' Romania - Life as it used to be

More opportunity to explore a country that remains relatively untouched by tourism. Enjoy travelling in a small group of a maximum of 14 people and discover Romania's rural beauty.

Taliesin & special train in Minffordd yard - © Dan May  
Access All Areas

An in-depth tour of the Ffestiniog Railway, the world's oldest narrow gauge railway including areas not normally seen by the public.

Bridge on the Wutachtal Steam Railway  
Family Rail Breaks

Take a family rail holiday to Germany's Black Forest and discover a different destination whilst enjoying a sociable, relaxed way of travelling.

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