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Steaming through Holland

Utrecht Railway Museum - © Zhang ShaoqiWednesday 23 June to Monday 28 June 2021

A chance to explore Holland and enjoy two memorable steam journeys on the Hoorn-Medemblik Railway and the South Limburg Railway. A guided tour of Utrecht Railway Museum is also included, together with a Benelux InterRail pass so you can explore further afield if you wish.

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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 24 June to Saturday 3 July 2021

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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Trams and Trains of Portugal

Douro Valley - © Dario SilvaFriday 25 June to Saturday 3 July 2021

Explore the fascinating trams and railway networks of Portugal. We ride on a steam hauled train through the Douro Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as heritage and modern trams. There is free time to explore the delightful Iberian cities of Lisbon and Porto as well as visits to railway museums.

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The Magic of Norway

TrondheimWednesday 30 June to Sunday 11 July 2021

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 30 June to Monday 5 July 2021

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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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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Lake District Steam Extravaganza

Keighley and Worth Valley RailwayFriday 23 July to Friday 30 July 2021

Experience steam in all its forms on this tour! Ride the miniature Ravenglass and Eskdale, Lakeside and Haverthwaite and Keighley and Worth Valley Railways. Sail on the National Trust Steam Gondola and visit steam gatherings to sample the best that the Lake District has to offer steam enthusiasts.

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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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