Dresden Steam Festival

Abend - © Dr. Christof SchröflWednesday 6 October to Wednesday 13 October 2021

Our annual tour to Dresden for its Steam Festival has become a firm favourite. Enjoy lots of steam content over the 13th Festival weekend in 2021. Other excursions include return journeys on both the Weisseritztalbahn and Loessnitzgrundbahn and a paddle steamer trip up the Elbe.

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Rural Romania – Where Time Stands Still

Collecting the milk in Bucovina, Romania - © Ramona CazacuWednesday 1 September to Sunday 12 September 2021 and Wednesday 6 October to Sunday 17 October 2021

Relive a bygone age when rural life meant working fields with horses, stacking hay in haystacks and preparing meals from home grown produce. Visit remote Saxon villages with their fortified churches in Transylvania, enjoy village life in Maramureș and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Stay in family run “homestay” accommodation and ride three steam narrow gauge railways.

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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways - Behind the Scenes

Prince with a heritage trainFriday 15 October to Tuesday 19 October 2021

An access all areas tour of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Explore over 40 miles of rail track from Caernarfon, through Snowdonia National Park, to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Step behind the scenes and visit sections of the line not normally seen by the average passenger.

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Jordan: Steam, Petra & the Dead Sea

AmmanMonday 1 November to Tuesday 9 November 2021

Often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the Middle East’, Jordan welcomes travellers from around the world to explore its long history and ancient cities and landmarks. Enjoy steam journeys on the Hejaz Railway and see the wonders of Petra, Jerash and Madaba.

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Magical Morocco

The famous Fes tanneryThursday 4 November to Wednesday 17 November 2021

Fly direct to Marrakesh and travel northwards by rail with stays in Rabat, Fes and Tangier. Enjoy a mixture of guided medina sightseeing, leisure time and optional rail trips. Experience the modern high-speed service on the return journey to Marrakesh before a direct flight back to the UK.

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Christmas Market - Hamburg

Hamburg Christmas Market - © www.mediaserver.hamburg.de/Geheimtipp HamburgThursday 25 November to Wednesday 1 December 2021

This year our Christmas Market tour visits the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. Sitting on the Elbe, Hamburg can trace its origins back to the Middle Ages. The Christmas Markets here are scattered throughout the city with the main market located adjacent to the picturesque Town Hall. We also include some railway excursions too!

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New Zealand Rail Adventure - Advance Notice

Milford SoundFebruary/March 2022

A fabulous 27-day rail tour that covers highlights of both North and South Islands of New Zealand including spectacular rail journeys, scenic ferry journeys and the unique opportunity to self-drive a railcruiser! Truly a trip of a lifetime.

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Eastern Canada in the Fall

Light Train between Quebec City and La MelbaOctober 2022 - Dates TBC

Take the train through Canada’s great wilderness to Northern Quebec and Ontario, see the Fall colours along the St. Lawrence River and enjoy the remoteness of James Bay. This is a tour for those who like something completely different and well away from the usual tourist beat.

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