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Germany

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From Only £1,475.00

A great Railtrail holiday to discover picturesque medieval towns and villages surrounded by a panoramic range of stunning mountains, romantic valleys, and fairytale woods - full of folklore, fascinating history, and superb steam trains.

Duration: 7 Days
20/07/2024 and
14/09/2024
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From Only £1,199.00

Discover Railtrail's exciting, new, all-rail holiday to Germany. This value-for-money tour travels over some of Germany's most scenic rail routes, taking in a large railway museum, a vintage railcar, steam tram, the lovely lakeside town of Lindau, and the opportunity to explore beautiful Munich.

Duration: 6 Days
08/08/2024
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From Only £1,345.00

Indulge in all things Christmas as we combine the delightful Christmas Markets of Switzerland, France, and Germany. Explore the beautiful city of Basel, discover the magic of Christmas at Colmar, and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Freiburg. Cruise the Rhine River, journey on the marvellous Schlossberg Railway, and indulge in a delicious wine tasting on this fantastic festive experience.

Duration: 5 Days
03/12/2024
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From Only £1,395.00

An adventure to warm your Harz! Experience spectacular winter scenery in Germany's timeless Harz Mountains, journey through beautiful snow dusted forests on exhilarating steam-hauled rides, and travel on a unique suspension monorail. Marvel at breathtaking panoramic views, visit picturesque medieval towns with fantastic half-timbered houses, and enjoy free time to relax and explore the quaint town of Wernigerode.

Duration: 7 Days
10/02/2025 and
10/03/2025
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From Only £2,249.00

Indulge in a fantastic tour of German beers discovering regional differences of taste, language, culture, and lifestyle. Discover Düsseldorf's Altbier, Cologne's Kölsch, and Einbeck's Bockbier plus an exhilarating journey up the Brocken Mountain and free time to explore the quaint town of Wernigerode and the vibrant city of Munich.

Duration: 9 Days
12/02/2025 and
04/05/2025
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From Only £2,399.00

Experience the ultimate steam tour adventure in Germany with no less than ten steam lines to explore on this action-packed itinerary! Journey through beautiful landscapes on exhilarating steam hauled rides, travel on a unique suspended monorail, ride charming branch lines on the Zittau Railway, and visit the fascinating Altstadt roundhouse in Dresden.

Duration: 11 Days
14/02/2025
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From Only £2,159.00

Every year Dresden hosts one of the major steam festivals in Europe, and this year is no exception! Visit magnificent steam locomotives at the festival, experience two main-line steam rides, travel on a unique suspended monorail, and ride charming branch lines. Journey through beautiful landscapes, ride a vintage tram charter, and enjoy free time to explore the historic city of Dresden.

Duration: 8 Days
08/04/2025
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From Only £2,399.00

Experience an incredible cycling adventure in the beautiful Saxony region of Germany. Cycle on the famous Elbe Cycling Path along the banks of the river to picturesque towns, tour the landscape of the magnificent Moritzburg Castle, and hike to the remarkable Bastei Bridge. Journey on a traditional narrow-gauge railway, enjoy a guided tour of Dresden plus free time in the historic cities of Erfurt and Cologne.

Duration: 9 Days
22/06/2025 and
07/09/2025
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From Only £2,119.00

Discover the rich history and beauty of Germany on this fascinating tour based in the heart of Munich. Steam nostalgia on the picturesque Ammersee Railway, explore the magnificent Linderhof Palace & Park, and learn the history of the Passion Play. Enjoy a visit to the remarkable Fuggerei, stroll through the beautiful cities of Munich and Salzburg, and indulge in a wine-tasting at Würzburg.

Duration: 7 Days
04/07/2025
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From Only £2,599.00

Discover the history and culture of Germany on this action-packed tour based in the beautiful capital of Thuringia. Explore the charming cities of Erfurt, Eisenach, and Weimar, experience a moving tour of the Buchenwald Memorial, visit extraordinary castles, and descend into superb caverns. Enjoy an historic tram charter and travel on the picturesque Thuringian Mountain Railway as we take you on a journey through this incredible region.

Duration: 8 Days
02/09/2025
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From Only £2,269.00

Enjoy the festive season on this fantastic steam tour to Germany. Experience fabulous mainline steam excursions, nostalgic narrow-gauge steam lines, and charming branch lines plus travel on a unique suspended monorail and superb funicular railway. Cruise along the River Elbe, visit the fascinating Dresden Transport Museum, and enjoy time to stroll through the traditional Christmas Markets of both Dresden and Leipzig offering unique festive treats and gifts.

Duration: 8 Days
02/12/2025
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From Only £2,275.00

Experience a magical Christmas on this fantastically festive tour including a luxurious seven-night river cruise along the Rhine. Explore the picturesque city of Düsseldorf, visit the capital of Christmas at Strasbourg, discover romantic squares in idyllic Speyer, and soak in the festive atmosphere in Mainz on this extraordinary Christmas tour.

Duration: 9 Days
19/12/2025

UK, Euro & Worldwide 2024

Award Winning rail holidays in the UK, Europe & Worldwide, departing in 2024

Bavarian Rail Roamer
From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 08/08/2024
The Big Five versus The Stoosbahn
From Price: £2,089.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 17/08/2024
The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country
From Price: £795.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
From Price: £780.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2024
Forest of Dean Steam & the Wye Valley
From Price: £689.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Festive Highlands Tartan & Taster
From Price: £529.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Grand Tour - Coastal Nostalgia in the Sunny South
From Price: £1,879.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2024
Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry
From Price: £2,219.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats
From Price: £2,949.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Grand Tour - Six Wonders of the Waterways
From Price: £1,545.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
From Price: £2,905.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
Grand Tour - Wales Coast to Coast
From Price: £2,035.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
The Hebrides & the Kyle Line
From Price: £2,025.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/08/2024
Highland Adventure
From Price: £659.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2024
Golden Highlander
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Highland Rail Voyager
From Price: £470.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/10/2024
Harrogate New Year Celebration
From Price: £609.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 30/12/2024
Harrogate Christmas Celebration
From Price: £819.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/12/2024
Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons
From Price: £690.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
From Price: £1,475.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £739.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Ironbridge Victorian Christmas
From Price: £475.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2024
Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark
From Price: £1,850.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Lake District & Cumbrian Mountains Explorer
From Price: £1,039.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2024
North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
From Price: £845.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2024
Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria
From Price: £749.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
From Price: £1,529.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 11/09/2024
Picturesque Pitlochry & The Enchanted Forest
From Price: £869.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/10/2024
Queen of Scots
From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Royal Berkshire, Oxford & Christmas Castles
From Price: £975.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Romantic Highlander
From Price: £1,049.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2024
Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!
From Price: £720.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
From Price: £619.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Stirling Cities of Scotland by Rail
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2024
Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
From Price: £759.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure
From Price: £1,975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/12/2024
Scotland's Far North, Shetland & Orkney
From Price: £1,469.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2024
Spectacular Scotland at Christmas
From Price: £1,169.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2024
Steam & Sail in the Elegant English Riviera
From Price: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Dutch Maximum Steam Weekend
From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Eastern USA Fall Colours Steam (Flight Inclusive)
From Price: £4,289.00
Duration: 13 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2024
Eastern USA Fall Colours Steam (Ground Only)
From Price: £3,399.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2024
Roses Battle By Steam-Settle & Carlisle Line
From Price: £1,099.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina
From Price: £2,599.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2024
Switzerland Steam-Powered Six
From Price: £2,345.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2024
Swiss Mountain Steam
From Price: £2,939.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2024
Timeless Isle of Man Adventurer
From Price: £1,160.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Wonderful Wales
From Price: £1,085.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Welsh Whisky, Mines, Mint & Steam
From Price: £925.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/08/2024
Yorkshire Gold - Steam, Coast & Country
From Price: £1,339.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2024
Yuletide Yorkshire
From Price: £545.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/11/2024

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21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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