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Kyrgyzstan – Mountains, Lakes & Nomads

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

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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Bavaria & Austrian Tyrol

WürzburgThursday 3 September to Thursday 17 September 2020

Follow the route of the “Romantic Road” by train from Würzburg in the north to Füssen in the south of Bavaria. We continue into Austria and visit the best known Castles and Palaces of King Ludwig. Our travels also include a rack railway and cable car to the summit of Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitz.

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Black Forest Discovery

TitiseeThursday 3 September to Thursday 10 September 2020

Titisee is an excellent centre for exploring the Black Forest - a lovely resort and ideal for those who enjoy walking, with its network of marked footpaths. Enjoy trips on the Sauschwänzlebahn and Kandertalbahn and a scenic circular route from Titisee to Offenburg and via the Schwarzwaldbahn to Donaueschingen.

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Swiss Alpine Holiday

Lake Thun - © Swiss-ImageSaturday 5 September to Friday 18 September 2020

This classic tour gives ample opportunity to explore by train the varied scenic sights Switzerland has to offer. Using your first class Swiss Travel Pass enjoy memorable journeys through mountain and lake landscapes and traditional villages.

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Florence, Lake Garda & Swiss Alps

Bernina Express, Chur to Tirano - © swiss-image.ch/Marcus GygerMonday 7 September to Monday 21 September 2020

This tour offers classic Italian scenery and culture followed by stunning Alpine settings in Switzerland. Memorable rail journeys through breathtaking scenery and leisurely sightseeing make this a relaxing yet exhilarating tour.

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Armenia – A Cradle of Civilisation

Sevanavank Monastery, Armenia - © Ramona CazacuTuesday 8 September to Thursday 17 September 2020

Armenia’s fascinating history covers a period from early Biblical times to the Soviet era and beyond. Add to that some stunning mountain scenery, good food and a warm and friendly welcome and you have the perfect recipe for a memorable holiday.

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Wales - Steam, Castles & Slate

Criccieth - © TravelightWednesday 9 September to Friday 18 September 2020

We visit North Wales and its famous narrow gauge steam railways. Along the way enjoy Welsh food, beer, wine and history including the castles and slate mining industry that shaped this area.

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Narrow Gauge Steam in Eastern Germany

Dresden by River Elbe - © GNTB/Kiedrowski, RainerThursday 10 September to Thursday 24 September 2020

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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Rural Romania

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona CazacuSunday 13 September to Thursday 24 September 2020 

Sunday 27 September to Thursday 8 October 2020

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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Isle of Man Driving Experience

Snaefell Mountain TramwayMonday 14 September to Monday 21 September 2020

The Isle of Man is one of the British Isles hidden gems for steam travel and vintage transport. This tour will indulge your passion for old-fashioned transportation as you go behind the scenes of working railways and trams whilst touring this pretty island in style.

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