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High Summer in Spain - Barcelona to Mallorca

Created: 13 June 2017

Blending the mainland delights of Barcelona and Valencia with the pretty Balearic island of Mallorca, this eight-day, tailor-made Spanish escape also features a ride on the narrow gauge ‘Orange Express’, an historic tram ride to Soller and several scenic rail journeys. The price is from £1,175 pp (two sharing) including Eurostar (via Paris or Lyon) to Barcelona and return flight (Palma) to London, seven nights’ B&B, rail travel on the Spanish mainland, Montjuïc Cable Car ride, guided tour of Palau de la Mùsica Catalana, a Barcelona Travelcard and a Valencia Card.


The Far West of Ireland

Created: 15 May 2017

What better way to set yourself up for autumn than with a foray to The Far West of Ireland, where spectacular scenery and fascinating history await? This ten-day escorted tour explores the Emerald Isle by train, combining journeys on Iarnród Éireann’s modern fleet with heritage rail experiences such as the Lartigue Monorail and West Clare Railway. Departing 21 September, the price is from £1,465 pp (two sharing) including nine nights’ B&B (three in Dublin, two each in Limerick & Cork, one each in Galway & Tralee), return ferry (Holyhead to Dublin), rail tickets, Explorer Pass, excursions and tour leader service throughout.


Bruges: Canals, Culture & Chocolate

Created: 08 May 2017

Enjoy the best of both worlds on an early autumn trip to Belgium that combines the variety of an escorted tour with the delights of returning to the same hotel at the end of each day. Based in Bruges, where a guided walking tour and chocolate-making workshop are among the highlights, there are visits to Ghent and Ostend to look forward to, as well as a steam train ride to Maldegem and a visit to the town’s popular Steam Centre.  Departing 15 September, Bruges: Canals, Culture & Chocolate costs from £550 pp (two sharing) including four nights’ B&B, excursions, standard-class rail travel and tour leader service throughout


All steam ahead to the South of France

Created: 28 April 2017

Renowned for its historical steam locomotives and the Ardéche scenery in which it is set, the Chemin de fer du Vivarais is one of France’s most celebrated railways. Enjoy its delights during the annual Journées du Patrimoine (Heritage Days, when the public gain free access to the country’s buildings, landmarks and monuments) on a five-day escorted holiday for rail travel connoisseurs. Departing 14 September, the price is from £1,050 pp (two sharing) including four nights’ B&B (one in Lyon, three in Tournon), all rail & coach journeys as per the itinerary, welcome dinner, two days on the Vivarais network and tour leader throughout.


Early Autumn in The Western Isles of Scotland

Created: 24 April 2017

Travellers with a preference for avoiding the family crowdswill be aware of the long summer school holiday looming, so why not prepare now by booking an early September escape to The Western Isles of Scotland? Travel the length of the Outer Hebrides and explore the magical Isle of Skye before returning to the mainland for iconic rail journeys and visits to some of the country’s cultural jewels. Departing 7 September, the price is from £2,355 pp (two sharing) including 12 nights’ B&B, 10 evening meals, transport and excursions as per the itinerary, and tour leader throughout.


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