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Albanian Odyssey

Ferry on Lake Koman, Albania - © Dan Tautan/shutterstockWednesday 5 May to Wednesday 19 May 2021

Albania is a part of Europe rarely visited by most Europeans. Apart from Tirana and the narrow coastal belt, it is mountainous and sparsely populated yet has a rich and varied history. Above all, its people are friendly and welcoming – after years of isolation they really appreciate our visit.


Romania’s Danube Delta & the Carpathians – a Wildlife Paradise

Mila 23, Danube Delta - © Alan HeywoodSaturday 15 May to Wednesday 26 May 2021

Discover some of the last true wilderness areas in Europe, teeming with wildlife. We search for rare wading birds in the Delta and find bears in the mountains in the company of experts and encounter a rural life that makes Romania so appealing.


Springtime in the Caucasus

Ushguli Georgia, the highest village in Europe - © Ramona CazacuSaturday 15 May to Wednesday 26 May 2021

Stunning snow-clad mountains, meadows teeming with wild flowers and a rich and interesting history are brought to you in our tour to Georgia, a fascinating and friendly country at the extremities of Eastern Europe.


Slovakia – Romantic Mountains & Historic Towns

By train to Dedinky - © Matej SanitrárTuesday 1 June to Saturday 12 June 2021

Slovakia is one of the most beautiful but lesser known countries in Central Europe. There is an abundance of mountains, historic towns and unspoilt villages which we are sure will appeal to all.


Swiss Lakes and Mountains

Interlaken and mountains - © S-F, shutterstockTuesday 1 June to Thursday 10 June 2021

Join us for a varied tour of mountains, lakes and Alpine scenery using a range of transport options for which Switzerland is renowned. Daily escorted excursions are offered or sightsee independently.


Rhine Sea to Source

Boppard in the Middle Rhine regionThursday 10 June to Wednesday 23 June 2021

We follow the mighty Rhine through some impressive scenery by rail, from its course 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.


Harz Explorer

Harz Mountain Railway, WernigerodeSaturday 12 June to Friday 18 June 2021

Our escorted tours to the world famous Harzer Schmalspurbahnen (HSB) never fail to attract plenty of attention. With daily steam trains and over 140km of narrow gauge line to explore the HSB is a delight and one not to be missed. We include three full unlimited days travelling on the railway.


Behind the Scenes in Central Europe

Prague bridgesMonday 14 June to Monday 28 June 2021

We explore one of Europe’s most beautiful areas by rail, combining the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany with journeys on scenic railways, chartered tram rides and museum and depot visits.


Wines of Southern Romania

Braşov - © Gary ToddTuesday 15 June to Saturday 26 June 2021 

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.


The Best of Colorado: Mountains, Trains and a Touch of the Old West

Durango & Silverton RailroadThursday 17 June to Sunday 27 June 2021

This rail holiday includes the definitive selection of the very best and most famous railroads of Colorado. Many were pioneering lines of the Old West, now preserved as a living legend. All run through magnificent Rocky Mountain scenery.


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