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Escorted South Africa for steam train enthusiasts

Created: 11 November 2016

Created with the rail connoisseur in mind, this 16-day escorted tour ticks of many of South Africa’s key sights – think Cape Town, Robben Island, Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Knysna, Johannesburg and more. It also spends three days at the famous Stars of Sandstone Steam Festival, where a myriad of steam-driven vehicles and machines await. Departing 22 March 2017, South Africa & Stars of Sandstone costs from £3,995 pp (two sharing) including international (London) and domestic flights, 15 nights’ B&B, all rail journeys, excursions and admissions as per the itinerary, welcome & farewell dinners, and tour leader. 


Full steam ahead for Christmas – Stralsund, Germany

Created: 02 November 2016

Enjoy the festive traditions of the Baltic coast resort of Stralsund - a UNESCO World Heritage town - during an eight-day escorted tour that combines Christmas Market shopping opportunities with optional excursions that train enthusiasts will adore. Visit the narrow gauge steam railways of Bad Doberan and the Island of Rügen, or use the included InterRail pass to enjoy unlimited mainland rail travel for the duration of your stay. Departing 24 November, the price is from £970 pp (two sharing) including standard class rail throughout, InterRail pass for Germany, seven nights’ B&B, one evening meal and tour leader. 


Follow Tom Hanks’ Inferno journey through Italy

Created: 14 October 2016

Much-awaited movie sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Inferno has now hit UK cinemas. Reprising his role as Prof. Robert Langdon, Tom Hanks follows clues linked to the medieval poet Dante in a race across Europe. Follow in his footsteps, albeit at a more relaxed pace, on a six-night holiday that explores the secret passageways of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio and visits the Hall of Geographical Maps, the Florence Baptistery, Dante’s Death Mask and more, before moving on to Venice. The price is from £1,075 pp (two sharing) including rail travel, B&B, a full-day ‘Dan Brown’ tour of Florence, and excursions. 


Experience Snow on the Alps by Train

Created: 10 October 2016

Watch Switzerland’s majestic winter scenery unfold from the comfort of your carriage on a ten-day escorted tour that travels on the world-famous Glacier and Bernina Express trains, and through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, with ample time for independent exploration, too. On free days, join accompanied excursions to Lucerne, Mürren, Arosa and Davos or explore independently using the first class Swiss Travel Pass that’s included with the holiday and covers the UNESCO World Heritage Rhaetian Railway. Departing 22 February 2017, Snow on the Alps costs from £1,699 pp (two sharing) including standard class rail travel to/from Switzerland, first class Swiss Travel Pass, B&B (jn Basle, Interlaken & Chur), one dining car dinner and the services of a tour leader throughout. 


Danube Delta & the Carpathians by Rail

Created: 28 September 2016

Series five of BBC Two’s popular ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’ pulled out of the sidings last week, episode one taking presenter Michael Portillo to Romania, where he travels from Transylvania to the Black Sea. Retrace several of his experiences on Danube Delta & the Carpathians, a 12-day escorted tour that uncovers some of Europe’s last true wilderness areas, visits the annual shepherding festival and traverses the spectacular Carpathian mountains by train. Departing 15 May 2017, the price is from £2,065 pp (two sharing) including flights (London), 11 nights’ accommodation, most meals, rail travel & excursions, and tour leader.


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  • UK's first rail tour operator to run an overseas escorted rail holiday in 1974
  • Created for people who love rail holidays and exploring the world’s heritage railways
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