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Trams & Trains of Italy

Vintage Tram, MilanFriday 22 April to Thursday 5 May 2022

Continuing with our series of tramway tours, we re-run this much anticipated trip to Italy. A comprehensive rail holiday that takes in Milan and Turin’s large tram networks before heading south to Rome and Naples to sample their smaller but interesting routes.

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Rhine Sea to Source

Boppard in the Middle Rhine regionThursday 21 April to Wednesday 4 May 2022
Thursday 6 October to Wednesday 19 October 2022 

We follow the mighty Rhine through some impressive scenery by rail, from its mouth in the North Sea to its source in the Swiss Alps. Along our journey we travel on and alongside the river and visit sites that wouldn’t exist without this waterway.

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Wines of Southern Romania

Braşov - © Gary ToddTuesday 14 June to Saturday 25 June 2022 

Did you know that Romania is one of the top 20 wine producers worldwide and the 6th largest in Europe? The country is home to more than 250 wine cellars. This tour explores the historic cities of Timişoara, Sibiu, Braşov, the beautiful Danube Gorge, scenic Oltenia and enjoys 5 wine tastings in rural surroundings.

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Ukraine, Moldova and Eastern Romania

Butuceni, Moldova - © Awel ToohillWednesday 23 June to Saturday 3 July 2021

From Odessa (Ukraine) we travel into Moldova to explore its capital, Chişinau, and rural villages, then cross into Romania to Iaşi, Bucovina and the Painted Monasteries. We ride three different rail gauges from the USSR broad gauge to the small Romanian former forestry steam line at Moldovita and enjoy wonderful scenery.

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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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The Magic of Norway

TrondheimWednesday 1 June to Sunday 12 June 2022

Steep sided fjords, mountains and wide open country are all part of the varied stunning scenery on offer as we travel through Norway by train, including crossing the Arctic Circle.

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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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Baie de Somme Steam Festival

Rail causeway near St Valery - © Keith FenderFriday 2 July to Monday 5 July 2021

We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Chemin de Fer de la Baie de Somme (CFBS) association with a visit to the railway’s special 2-day steam festival. Based in the attractive maritime town of Abbeville, enjoy free access to the Baie de Somme railway where some of Europe’s finest steam locos will be in action.

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Poland: Trains, Trams & History

Warsaw Stare Miasto - © Lasma ArtmaneWednesday 1 September to Friday 10 September 2021

We take the train across Europe, via Cologne, to explore Poland. Ride on Warsaw's trams, visit Chabowka Heritage Park, spend time at Auschwitz and see the incredible Wieliczka Salt Mines. Our return journey is via Berlin where we visit the Technology Museum.

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Trains of Eastern France

BeauneWednesday 1 September to Monday 13 September 2021

This trip to France concentrates on the Eastern half of the country, venturing down to Valence and Tournon with the Vivarais railways. We then travel to Beaune and Mulhouse, visiting the Chemin de Fer de Vallee de L’Ouche where we have the opportunity to “run our own railway”.

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