Tours featuring extra special Railtrail opportunities to taste fine food and drink, along with a whiff of steam and some great railway journeys ...
Build up a head of steam, uncovering Scotland's heritage from a different angle. Enjoy the Bo'ness & Kinneil Steam Railway, soar above the canals by boat on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel, cruise Loch Katrine by steamship and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway on a tour that also features two great distilleries.
The German Tourist Board has been promoting 'Culinary Germany' recently and here is our take on this theme. On the face of it it's a tour of German beers, from Düsseldorf's Altbier to Cologne's rival Kölsch, with Gose, Bockbier, Rotbier and even smoked ale. Yet delve deeper to discover a country with colourful regional differences of taste, language, culture and lifestyle. Prost!
Spend a day at Maldegem's International Steam Festival, explore Belgium's seaside by specially chartered vintage tram, steam through the Dutch countryside on the Goes-Borsele Railway and enjoy our private steam charter on part of Belgium's Puurs-Dendermonde heritage line. Based in gorgeous Gent, explore the city by tram, cruise its waterways and taste Belgian beer at a renowned brewery.
An action packed short-break to St Niklaas in the heart of Flanders, well positioned for our excursions to Bruges, Gent and Antwerp. Bruges is a delight with its pretty canals, squares and belfries. Gent is a similarly beautiful city and we discover it the best way - by boat. In Antwerp, the 'diamond capital', we take a tour on a vintage tram and, of course, we include some steam at Maldegem Steam Centre..
This superb value steam tour which features - the Churnet Valley and Rudyard Lake Railways plus the unique Apedale Railway and the annual Steam Gala at Foxfield. All excursions are aboard a vintage coach with more than a taste of real ale as we tour the Titanic Brewery and visit a truly unique famous old pub and enjoy a local delicacy Staffordshire Oatcakes.
A brilliant Steam, Rail & Ale tour timed to coincide with a magnificent steam gala day at the Great Central Railway, steam along the Great Central Nottingham, plus Peak Rail Steam, and heritage railcar on the Ecclesbourne Valley line. Add in a visit and tour of Marston's Heritage brewery and a Victorian ale house and we can drink to that!
Imagine a short break that combines the Swanage Autumn Steam Gala in delightful Dorset plus the amazing Isle of Wight 'Beer & Buses Festival', with 80 vintage buses shuttling between a similar number of real ale pubs on the island, plus Isle of Wight Steam, and a tour and tasting at the Ringwood Brewery. We hope this tour is as appealing to you as it is to us!
Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2019