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ESCORTED HOLIDAYS BY TRAIN

From the Petit Train Jaune through the sun-soaked French Pyrenees to Japan's iconic bullet trains and the "toy train" that winds through the Himalayan foothills from Kandaghat to Shimla, the world is criss-crossed by unique, unforgettable rail journeys. 

Come with us to explore the world, from historic cities and towns to scenic mountains and valleys, on our wonderful rail holidays. Watch the winding river canyons and pristine forests of Canada's most scenic train ride roll by from the comfort of the Rocky Mountaineer, or admire Austrian mountain pastures from the carriages of the Zillertal Steam Railway. Take a vintage UK train tour through the rolling hills and pastures of the Isle of Man, or across the glens and moors of the Scottish Highlands.

Take in the extraordinary wonders and sights of Europe on an escorted rail holiday. Explore the glorious scenery of the Dolomites on board the Renon railway, or soak up the astonishing Alpine views as you ride the Bernina Express to St Moritz. Travel to St Petersburg from Moscow's Leningrad Station, or see the forest-filled valleys of Norway's fjordlands as the world-famous Flamsbana railway carries you from Myrdal to Flam.

Whether your carriages are steam-hauled along lovingly restored lines or diesel-hauled on scheduled routes, and whether your rail holiday takes you to Europe, Canada or even further afield, you'll be free to let the train take the strain as you travel to fascinating destinations, and explore exhilarating heights often inaccessible by road.

Historic Railways of the Isle of Man
Journey on the narrow-gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway - Ride the Manx Electric Railway to historic Derby Castle Station - Take a trip on the Snaefell Mountain Railway
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  • 5 days from: £569pp
  • 8 airports
  • 24 dates available
  • Apr 2020 - Oct 2020
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Scottish Highland Railways
Rail travel from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh - Journey on the steam-hauled Strathspey Railway - Cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct on a train ride from Fort William to Mallaig
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  • 5 days from: £579pp
  • 14 airports
  • 63 dates available
  • Apr 2020 - Oct 2020
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Little Trains of the Pyrenees
Spend five nights on the beautiful Costa Brava - Enjoy the views from the Roses Express road train - Ride the Little Yellow Train to the French Pyrenees
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  • 6 days from: £705pp
  • 11 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Apr 2020 - Oct 2020
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Little Trains of the Dolomites
Ride the Renon narrow-gauge railway to Collabro - Journey by rail from Mezzolombardo to Caldes - Enjoy the views from the Soprabolzano cable-car
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  • 8 days from: £805pp
  • 18 airports
  • 16 dates available
  • May 2020 - Oct 2020
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Lake Como, St Moritz & the Bernina Express
Discover Bellagio, "Italy's most beautiful town" - Enjoy a cruise on Lake Como - Ride the Bernina Express to St Moritz
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  • 8 days from: £895pp
  • 17 airports
  • 17 dates available
  • May 2020 - Oct 2020
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Moscow & St Petersburg
Spend three nights in the heart of Moscow - Spend three nights in St Petersburg - Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the Russian capital
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  • 7 days from: £949pp
  • 15 airports
  • 15 dates available
  • Feb 2020 - Apr 2021
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India's Golden Triangle & Shimla
Watching the sun set (and rise) behind the Taj Mahal - Riding the "toy train" from Kandaghat to Shimla - Searching for Ranthambhore's tigers on two included safaris
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  • 14 days from: £1823.20pp
  • Was: £2279pp
  • 6 airports
  • 14 dates available
  • Jan 2020 - Nov 2021
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Japan - Land of the Rising Sun
See Tokyo’s Imperial Palace, Senso-ji temple and Meiji shrine - Discover Imperial Kyoto, and Japan's original capital, Nara - The views of Mount Fuji from the Owakudani cable-car
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  • 13 days from: £4496pp
  • 8 airports
  • 3 dates available
  • May 2020 - Nov 2020
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Verona, Venice & Florence - Italian Journeys by Train
Rail journeys through the Italian countryside to Venice and Florence - Staying at an elegant hotel in the heart of Verona - Guided walking tours of Verona, Venice and Florence
  • 7 days from: £719pp
  • 6 airports
  • 3 dates available
  • Mar 2020 - May 2020
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Steam Railways of Austria
Ride the nostalgic Zillertal Steam Railway - Explore Innsbruck, the imperial Tyrolean capital - See some of the world’s oldest steam engines on the Achensee Cog Railway
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  • 8 days from: £859pp
  • 9 airports
  • 7 dates available
  • May 2020 - Sep 2020
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Undiscovered Southern Sardinia & the Little Green Train
Discover some of Europe’s most stunning beaches - Explore historic island capital, Cagliari, once a Roman stronghold - Riding the Little Green Train through the mountainous interior
  • 8 days from: £979pp
  • 3 airports
  • 5 dates available
  • May 2020 - Sep 2020
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Canada's Rocky Mountaineer
Enjoy a journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer - Stay in Banff, the capital of the Rockies - A two-night stay in the alpine town of Jasper
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  • 11 days from: £3185pp
  • 7 airports
  • 10 dates available
  • Apr 2020 - Oct 2021
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