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Early Summer on the Trams & Trains of Portugal

Created: 09 April 2018

Enjoy a ride on a steam-hauled train through the Douro Valley, a scenic rail journey along the Portuguese coast and the seasonal narrow-gauge tram from the hills of Serre de Sintra to the pretty coastal town of Praia das Maçãs during this nine-day escorted tour that’s been tailored to rail enthusiasts. There’s ample time to explore the delightful Iberian cities of Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra, too. Departing 22 June, Trams & Trains of Portugal costs from £1,640 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), eight nights’ B&B, all rail travel and excursions as per the itinerary, public transport tickets for Porto, Lisbon & Coimbra, and tour leader. 

 

Indian Hill Railways in the tracks of Michael Portillo

Created: 26 March 2018

Michael Portillo’s latest BBC Two travelogue, Great Indian Railway Journeys got underway last week, its first episode focusing on spectacular train rides between the Sikh holy city of Amritsar and Shimla, in the Himalayan foothills. Experience the exceptional railways that served the former British Hill Stations (the Kalka Shimla Railway, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the Nilgiri Rack Railway) on this 21-day escorted tour. Departing 17 February 2019, Indian Hill Railways costs from £4,995 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), B&B, 16 lunches, 12 dinners, excursions & tour leader.

 

The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune by Rail

Created: 19 March 2018

Spain’s northern ‘Green’ coast is the focus of this 15-day escorted tour, which also makes a short visit to south western France.  As well as superb sightseeing - there’s ample time to explore Bilbao, Santander, Gijon, Santiago di Compostela and Leon - enjoy the scenic rail journey between San Sebastian and Bilbao, travel on the metre gauge FEVE network and experience the petit train de la Rhune rack railway as it makes its impressive ascent. Departing 14 June, The Green Hills of Spain & La Rhune costs from £2,400 pp (two sharing) including Eurostar/TGV, B&B, 15-day Global InterRail pass, excursions and tour leader.

 

Explore the Lakes and Mountains of Lake Lucerne

Created: 13 March 2018

Discover the glorious scenery of the Lake Lucerne region on this eight-day tour, featured in the Easy Rail Holidays collection (one-centre, price-friendly escorted tours). Accompanied by experts, guests will enjoy boat trips, alpine excursions and mountain rail travel, visiting Mount Rigi, the Pilatus Summit and Kriens, with a journey along the famous Gotthard route to Göschenen. Departing 14 June, the price is from £1,640 pp (two sharing), including seven nights’ half-board hotel accommodation, a Tell Pass for unlimited travel within the region, rail travel and excursions as per itinerary, and the services of a tour leader.

 

A Springtime treat on the Snowdonian – North Wales by Rail

Created: 05 March 2018

Join fellow rail enthusiasts on the aptly named Snowdonian train as it makes its annual 80-mile trip through North Wales’ spectacular Snowdonia National Park, travelling the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways over the course of one unforgettable day. Departing 13 April or 8 June, this springtime break costs from £380 pp (two sharing) including two nights’ B&B at the four-star Tudor Lodge guest house in Porthmadog, a full-day journey on the Snowdonian and a souvenir of your trip. Alternatively, treat yourself to a luxury stay at Hotel Portmeirion, in Sir Clough Williams-Ellis’ famous Italianate village, from £475 pp.

 

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