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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta

Created: 14 February 2017

Enjoy The Magic of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta on a 20-day escorted tour that combines scenic landscapes, colonial architecture and cruising in Vietnam before venturing through the Mekong Delta’s water villages to Cambodia, where Phnom Penh and the ancient wonder of Siem Reap await discovery. Departing 29 October, the price is from £3,100 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), 18 nights’ B&B (17 in hotels, one on a junk cruise), ten lunches, welcome & farewell dinners, rail travel and excursions as per the itinerary, the services of a tour leader from the UK and local guides. Two overnight flights. 


Japan for train fans

Created: 10 February 2017

A must for rail enthusiasts and general sightseers alike, Japan ticks all the boxes when it comes to unforgettable holiday experiences. Taking in three of its main islands, Japan – A Land of Discovery blends escorted excursions to many of the country’s highlights with an array of tram and train journeys, plus a visit to the recently opened Kyoto Railway Museum. Departing 19 September, the price is from £4,990 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), a 14-day first class Japan Rail Pass, 16 nights’ B&B, welcome dinner, all rail journeys, excursions & transfers as per the itinerary, a tour leader from the UK and a local guide in Japan. 


All aboard the Chocolate Express – Cologne

Created: 06 February 2017

With its pretty riverside setting, characterful cobbled streets and superb selection of bars and restaurants, Cologne has much to commend it. For sweet-toothed visitors, however, a major draw has to be the city’s World of Chocolate Museum, easily reached on foot or by hopping aboard the delightfully named Chocolate Express (Bimmelbahn) mini train. A three-night break over Easter costs from £500 pp (two sharing) including rail travel from London to Cologne, B&B and a Köln card, giving free transport in the city and discounts at an array of museums, galleries, shops and eating places. 


The Magnificent Seven… by train

Created: 20 January 2017

Released this week (23 Jan.) on DVD, Antoine Fuqua’s modern take on classic 1960s film ‘The Magnificent Seven’ stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, as well as the spectacular scenery of North America’s Old West. Create your own Stateside adventure, riding Colorado’s magnificent seven railroads, on a 13-day escorted tour aimed at train aficionados. Departing 15 June, Mountains, Trains and Touch of Old West - The Best of Colorado costs from £3,550 pp (two sharing) including flights (London) to/from Denver, 12 nights’ room-only accommodation, two lunches, excursions as per the itinerary and tour leader.


Bulgaria by steam… and in royal style

Created: 11 January 2017

Brimming with beautiful scenery, fascinating cultural sites and characterful cities, towns and villages, Bulgaria is particularly intriguing when explored from the comfortable of a privately chartered steam train. This new nine-day escorted tour does just that, using historic carriages from the Royal Train of King Boris III for several of its journeys. Departing 11 May, Bulgaria by Steam costs from £3,750 pp (two sharing) including flights (London Heathrow), eight nights’ B&B, eight dinners, all rail journeys and excursions as per the itinerary, and the services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour. 


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