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The Baltic – Trains, Boats & Trams

Kremlin & Red SquareTuesday 28 August to Tuesday 11 September 2018

Join us as we travel over land and sea around the Baltic from Finland through Estonia, Russia and Latvia. With journeys aboard the Baltic & Latvika Express trains, a Stockholm steamboat cruise and visits to vibrant capital cities with trams and trolleybuses aplenty, this is a tour not to be missed.

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Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Bringing in the hay at Cornesti, Maramures - © Alan HeywoodSunday 2 September to Thursday 13 September 2018

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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California – The Golden State

Golden Gate BridgeTuesday 4 September to Tuesday 18 September 2018

Two weeks exploring heritage and modern transport in the USA’s “Golden State”. Experience former logging railroads with Shay locomotives, San Francisco’s iconic cable cars, Amtrak’s “Coast Starlight” and the modern BART system. Highlights include an overnight stay on the historic former Cunard liner Queen Mary and a paddlewheel river boat.

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Swiss Alpine Holiday

Old town of Chur - © swiss-image.ch/Markus Buehler-RasomTuesday 4 September to Thursday 13 September 2018

Majestic mountains, breathtaking Alpine scenery and world famous UNESCO Rhaetian Railways journeys. This classic tour gives ample opportunity to explore by train and see the varied sights of Switzerland. Delight in memorable journeys through mountain scenery and traditional villages with a first class Swiss Travel Pass. Relax and enjoy the best Switzerland has to offer.

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The Belgian Ardennes

DinantThursday 6 September to Monday 10 September 2018

We return to the city of Namur, situated deep in the wooded hills of the Ardennes in the south of Belgium, for this 5-day long weekend break. We visit three of the Benelux countries and combine beautiful scenic journeys with visits to Luxembourg and Maastricht, including a trip on a steam train.

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The Splendour of Corsica

Calvi Citadel - © Richard Stedman-JonesThursday 6 September to Wednesday 19 September 2018

Travel by train and ferry to this geographically diverse, Mediterranean paradise. Enjoy unlimited travel on the island's narrow gauge system with the travel card provided. Soak up Corsican culture with free time in the coastal towns of Bastia, Ajaccio and Calvi.

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Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland

Spiez, Lake Thun - © Alan HeywoodTuesday 11 September to Tuesday 18 September 2018

Majestic mountains, shimmering lakes and tiny alpine villages all await you on this classic one week escorted break to the very best of the Swiss Alps. Interlaken is the perfect base to explore the Bernese Oblerland, famous for its mountain peaks, including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

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Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

The Molli at Bad Doberan - © Bob CableThursday 13 September to Thursday 27 September 2018

This tour visits railways which thrived during the Cold War and continue to operate today. Many steam operated lines run a full, year-round service and together make this a fascinating holiday, combining the magic of steam with stunning scenery and interesting towns and cities.

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Wales: From North to South

Ffestiniog RailwayThursday 13 September to Tuesday 25 September 2018

Travel 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. A tour that delivers a real taste of Welsh culture.

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Scottish Highlands

Jacobite Steam Railway Fort William - © Bob CableSunday 16 September to Saturday 29 September 2018

Inspired by the BBC TV travels of Michael Portillo, we sample Scotland’s “Highland” delights”, riding the spectacular “Kyle line” & “The Road to the Isles”, marvelling at the northern moors en route to Wick and Orkney and sailing on Loch Katrine with the steamer “Sir Walter Scott”.

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