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Festive & Winter Tours

Roses Christmas Markets & Steam
5 Days From Only £389.00

Whilst this tour is timed to coincide with Harrogate's Christmas Market weekend, it includes so much more! We also visit two of the country's best-known Christmas Markets, contrasting charming York with metropolitan Manchester and features two great steam railways, one in Yorkshire and one in Lancashire, plus UNESCO World Heritage Saltaire. We're coming up smelling of roses again with festive cheer!

Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks
4 Days From Only £319.00

Magnificent Chatsworth House is even more glorious at Christmas time with an array of lavish festive decorations adorning the house and combined with Chatsworth's very own wonderful Christmas market our new Derbyshire tour will be a truly festive experience! Our great value short break includes visits to the pretty market town of Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell pudding and a journey beneath the earth to explore the two million year old Poole's Cavern!

Harz Mountains & Rübeland Festive Steam
5 Days From Only £995.00

We have been escorting groups to the Harz Mountains for many years, come spring, summer, autumn or winter. This one is a little bit different though, staying in the mountain resort of Braunlage at our hotel in superior rooms with balcony, with two special steam runs, including a rare visit to the Rübeland Railway and three Christmas Markets in traditional Wernigerode, medieval Goslar and historic Hanover. A Festive tour to warm your Harz!

Festive Steam & Christmas Markets in Thuringia
7 Days From Only £1,295.00

A brand new steam tour with a unique twist as we combine fabulous mainline steam, heritage steam depot, vintage trams, a brewery and beautifully traditional German Christmas markets in the picture box imaged towns of Germany's rural heartland. Plus the UNESCO World Heritage attraction of Wartburg Castle.

Scottish Christmas Markets, Steam and Sail
5 Days From Only £529.00

Our new Scottish Christmas markets tour is based in stunning Stirling and packed with festive cheer! We explore Edinburgh and Glasgow's extensive Christmas markets, enjoy a scenic cruise along the Firth of Forth, experience two great rail journeys and sample a wee dram at the Dalwhinnie Distillery!

Festive Chester Merseybeat & Steam
4 Days From Only £409.00

Chester is stunning in the lead up to Christmas, with its own Christmas market in full swing and the famous Rows beautifully decorated. Staying at one of our favourite hotels, explore Chester and enjoy two very different excursions. A ferry across the Mersey leads to Liverpool and our 'fab four' Magical Mystery Tour, and there's steam nostalgia on the East Lancs Railway, with Christmas lunch included as we steam through the Irwell Valley.

Festive Rhine, Wine and Glühwein!
5 Days From Only £595.00

Hot chestnuts, almonds, glühwein - Germany's Christmas Markets are a taste sensation. Explore Cologne's varied markets, the quaint smaller markets of Linz and Ahrweiler, and explore the Rhine Valley by rail, including the Vulkan Express by steam!

Festive Highlands More Inclusive
5 Days From Only £389.00

Our great value pre-Christmas Scottish tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William is packed with fantastic inclusions and stunning scenery! This winter warmer in the western Highlands includes excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on one night.

A Grand Tour of Scotland at Christmas
8 Days From Only £955.00

The West Highland Line, the Kyle Line & the Cairngorms Line - experience a truly magical pre-Christmas rail tour of the Scottish Highlands in all their wintry glory, followed by a relaxing and homely Christmas in Stirling with all the trimmings and an excursion to Edinburgh.

Christmas Time by the Romantic Rhine
7 Days From Only £959.00

Celebrate Christmas by the Rhine in riverside Remagen with dinner every evening, two lunches and a complimentary evening bar on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Uncover Remagen's history on a guided walk with our hotelier, sail along the Loreley Valley from beautiful Boppard, climb through the Ahr Valley by train and experience the Vulkan Express.

Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure
8 Days From Only £1,525.00

How do you fancy a Christmas with a difference amidst the lakes and mountains of Switzerland? Marvel at wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, soar up Mount Titlis, and relax on Lake Lucerne's shore at the 4-star Seehotel Pilatus, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.

Black Forest New Year Steam & More
6 Days From Only £1,295.00

Enjoy a special New Year tour as we steam through glorious Black Forest scenery in its magical winter setting on three included steam excursions! We also spend New Year's Eve in beautiful Freiburg and tour the city at the 'Gateway to the Black Forest' by vintage tram.

Austria New Year Celebrations with Steam
7 Days From Only £1,395.00

A wonderful railway holiday to see in the New Year exploring Austria by train. Celebrate 2020 in style at the historic 4-star Hotel Plankenhof in the beautiful Tyrol including a 5-course dinner, a glass of bubbly and fireworks on New Year's Eve. The tour also features two great steam train journeys on the Zillertalbahn and Pinzgauer Railways, traditional Tyrolean music, Schnapps tasting and a trip to the top of the Hafelekar overlooking stunning Innsbruck…this tour has something for everyone!

New Year Celebrations by the Romantic Rhine
6 Days From Only £899.00

Ring in 2020 with our New Year's Eve party in the Rhine Valley, including a 5-course dinner, live music, fireworks and free bar! Uncover Remagen's history on a guided walk with our friendly hotelier, sail along the Loreley Valley from beautiful Boppard, climb through the Ahr Valley by train and experience the Vulkan Express with a glass of sparkling wine. Here's to a New Year of good health and great company!

White Pass Swiss Winter Snow Train Adventure
8 Days From Only £1,399.00

Our White Pass Winter Snow Train Adventure is a Swiss lakes and mountains tour with a difference, and it proved to be very popular in 2019 with an additional departure date now added for 2020 to meet demand. Don't miss out on this amazing tour featuring a great selection of excursions not found anywhere else! Marvel at wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, soar up Mount Titlis, and relax on Lake Lucerne's shore at the 4* Seehotel P

2 departures on 08/02/2020 and 07/03/2020
Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland
7 Days From Only £995.00

Germany's timeless Harz Mountains are arguably even more spectacular in winter with the towns half-timbered houses and snow dusted forests resembling a picturesque Christmas card scene. For 2020 our popular Harz Winter Wonderland tour has been extended to 7 days to include an extra day to explore beautiful Wernigerode. We have also added an extra date for 2020 due to the 2019 date selling out so quickly, don't delay, join us on a narrow gauge and mountain railway adventure to warm your Harz.

2 departures on 09/02/2020 and 22/03/2020
Scottish Highlands More Inclusive
5 Days From Only £389.00

Our great value winter and spring breaks based at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William are packed with fantastic inclusions and stunning scenery! The popular tours explore the beautiful western Highlands and offer excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on one night.

2 departures on 18/02/2020 and 17/03/2020
Springtime Highlander
5 Days From Only £445.00

A circular tour of the spectacular 'Great Railway Journeys of the Scottish Highlands'. You may have seen them on TV and now you too can experience some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in Europe. A superb value rail holiday.

2 departures on 17/03/2020 and 31/03/2020

UK & European Tours 2019

Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2019

The Grand Tour -Swedish Steam & Hanseatic Heritage

From Price: £2,995.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 20/07/2019

2019 Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,055.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 20/07/2019

2019 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £550.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/07/2019

2019 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 21/07/2019

2019 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £520.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 25/07/2019

Shakespeare, Severn Valley & Cotswolds Steam

From Price: £495.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/08/2019

2019 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/08/2019

2019 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £520.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/08/2019

Germany's Hanseatic Heritage

From Price: £949.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 14/08/2019

Shakespeare, Severn Valley & Cotswolds Steam

From Price: £495.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2019

2019 Wonderful Wales

From Price: £849.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 02/09/2019

2019 Classic Cornwall Coast & Country

From Price: £605.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2019

2019 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £520.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2019

2019 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £550.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2019

2019 St Tropez, Monte Carlo & the Train des Pignes

From Price: £1,495.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2019

2019 Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina

From Price: £1,425.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 06/09/2019

2019 Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2019

2019 Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,055.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2019

2019 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £435.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2019

2019 Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark

From Price: £1,195.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2019

2019 The Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats

From Price: £1,895.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2019

Bruges, Gent & Flanders Steam

From Price: £695.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2019

Roses Steam & Harrogate Flower Show

From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2019

2019 Six Wonders of the Waterways

From Price: £1,195.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2019

2019 Barcelona, Carcassonne & the Catalan Coast

From Price: £1,450.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2019

2019 Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam

From Price: £515.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2019

2019 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2019

2019 Rhine Valley Railways Uncorked

From Price: £849.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2019

2019 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/09/2019

2019 Romantic Highlander

From Price: £949.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2019

2019 Devon Riviera by Steam

From Price: £389.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2019

2019 Highland Adventure

From Price: £489.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2019

2019 The Orkney & Shetland Explorer

From Price: £1,179.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2019

2019 Lord of the Isles

From Price: £1,245.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2019

Scottish Steam & Malt Trail

From Price: £550.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2019

2019 The Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2019

2019 North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £515.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2019

2019 Hebridean Islands Discovery

From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2019

2019 Devon Coast to Coast & West Somerset Steam

From Price: £850.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2019

Grand Tour by Rail - Wales Coast to Coast

From Price: £1,595.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 03/10/2019

The Hungaria

From Price: £1,895.00
Duration: 11 Days
Departure Date: 10/10/2019

2019 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 13/10/2019

2019 Yorkshire Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £389.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/10/2019

Scottish Steam Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/10/2019

Golden Highlander

From Price: £515.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/10/2019

Golden October Austrian Steam Adventure

From Price: £2,095.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 04/10/2019

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2019 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/08/2019

2019 Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2019

2019 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2019

Golden October Austrian Steam Adventure

From Price: £2,095.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 04/10/2019

Staffordshire Steam, Ale & Oatcakes

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 18/07/2019

Norfolk Steam Explorer

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2019

Tour the Netherlands by Steam, Boat & Tram

From Price: £1,395.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 04/09/2019

Loire Valley & French Narrow Gauge Steam

From Price: £725.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2019

Central & Southern France Rail Explorer

From Price: £1,249.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2019

2019 Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

From Price: £479.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/10/2019

Swanage Gala & Isle of Wight Steam Beer & Buses

From Price: £495.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 10/10/2019

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 28/12/2019

Festive Steam & Christmas Markets in Thuringia

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2019

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges (Ground Only)

From Price: £3,250.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 06/04/2020

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,425.00
Duration: 17 Days
Departure Date: 05/04/2020

Scottish Steam Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/10/2019

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