Scotland by railway holiday

Scotland by railway holiday

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £1,095 to £1,155 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
Trans Mongolian railway holiday

Trans Mongolian railway holiday

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,785 to £2,880 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 2 May, 18 Jul
2021: 1 May, 17 Jul, 18 Sep
£100 off per person on any of our 2020-2021 Fully escorted small group and Independent adventures. (equivalent discount also available in other selling currencies)
Silk Road railway holiday

Silk Road railway holiday

The ultimate Silk Road adventure
From £6,285 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 31 Aug
2021: 26 Apr, 31 May, 16 Aug, 30 Aug
£100 off per person on any of our 2020-2021 Fully escorted small group and Independent adventures. (equivalent discount also available in other selling currencies)
Xian to Istanbul overland tour

Xian to Istanbul overland tour

Expereince the Silk Road and the beautiful Caucasus
From £8,830 to £9,085 42 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 15 May, 18 Sep
2021: 23 Apr, 14 May, 4 Jun, 17 Sep
£100 off per person on any of our 2020-2021 Fully escorted small group and Independent adventures. (equivalent discount also available in other selling currencies)
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Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

Tour through the best of Southern Europe in 3 weeks!
From £1,859 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 3 May, 7 Jun, 12 Jul, 16 Aug, 20 Sep, 25 Oct
Europe by train, 4 week tour

Europe by train, 4 week tour

Whole European bucket list in one interrail adventure!
From £1,149 to £1,999 4 weeks inc Eurostar
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Railway tour of Morocco

Railway tour of Morocco

Rediscover Morocco's two greatest Imperial Cities by rail.
From £595 to £650 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ireland holiday by train

Ireland holiday by train

Discover contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast, car-free.
From £865 to £1,050 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland

West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland

Take the "The World's Best Rail Journey" to the Isle of Skye
From £695 to £755 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to October
Trans Mongolian holiday, tailor made

Trans Mongolian holiday, tailor made

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,430 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
£100 off per person on any of our 2020-2021 Fully escorted small group and Independent adventures. (equivalent discount also available in other selling currencies)
Balkans rail holiday

Balkans rail holiday

Travel through seven countries in the Balkans.
From £2,079 to £2,240 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 2 May, 23 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct
Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,895 to £4,400 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 30 May, 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct
Bulgaria holiday by train

Bulgaria holiday by train

Self-guided trip by slow-ride train through best of Bulgaria
From Ä485 to Ä595 12 days ex flights
Small group travel
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam

Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam

Most wonderful way to travel from north to south of Vietnam
From £1,120£1,050 to £1,345 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Up to £180 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 07 Dec, 14 Dec, 18 Dec, 28 Dec, 01 Jan, 04 Jan, 22 Jan, 08 Feb, 12 Feb, 22 Feb, 14 Mar
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Central Europe rail tour, 15 days

Central Europe rail tour, 15 days

An exciting trip around the continent's fairytale cities
From £1,299 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 25 Apr, 9 May, 30 May, 13 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 21 Nov, 5 Dec
Eastern europe by train, the Iron Curtain tour

Eastern europe by train, the Iron Curtain tour

Whizz around Europe's lesser-visited cities by rail!
From £599 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

A 6 week trip that circles India by train
From £2,640 to £3,729 46 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 21 Mar, 25 Apr, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 26 Dec
2021: 13 Feb, 6 Mar, 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 22 May, 21 Aug, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec
Kolkata to Kochi rail tour, India

Kolkata to Kochi rail tour, India

Travel northeast to southeast India spotting innumerable beautiful sights along the way
From £2,112 to £2,749 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 9 Mar, 7 Sep, 5 Oct
2021: 22 Feb, 29 Mar, 10 May, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 Oct
Southern India and Karnataka rail tour

Southern India and Karnataka rail tour

Take the train from Goa to Kochi via Karnataka and see the breathtaking ruins of Hampi
From £555 to £769 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2020: 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 6 May, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
2021: 6 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 1 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec
North india rail tour

North india rail tour

Take the train right to the heart of Indiaís colourful cultural northern region
From £450 to £739 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 13 Dec
2020: 3 Jan, 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec
2021: 1 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 16 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 13 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec
Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

Trans Mongolian express rail tour, Beijing to St Petersburg

Ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip
From £2,337 to £2,899 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct
Scotland island hopping holiday, car free

Scotland island hopping holiday, car free

Explore three contrasting Scottish islands car-free
From £1,065 to £1,185 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made only from April to end September.
India by Rail, Northeast & Darjeeling

India by Rail, Northeast & Darjeeling

Get off the beaten path and see India in a very untypical way Ė by train
From £772 to £1,099 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 12 Dec
2020: 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 28 May, 15 Jun, 7 Sep, 17 Sep, 5 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 3 Dec, 17 Dec
2021: 7 Jan, 14 Jan, 28 Jan, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 18 Mar, 29 Mar, 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 10 May, 27 May, 24 Jun, 13 Sep, 23 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 28 Oct, 15 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2022: 6 Jan
Japan golden route holiday

Japan golden route holiday

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From £2,100 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Trans Mongolian Eastbound, St Petersburg to Beijing

Trans Mongolian Eastbound, St Petersburg to Beijing

Overland from the Baltic Sea to the Chinese capital Beijing
From £7,525 to £8,185 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 9 May, 27 Jun, 5 Sep
2021: 8 May, 26 Jun, 7 Aug, 4 Sep
£100 off per person on any of our 2020-2021 Fully escorted small group and Independent adventures. (equivalent discount also available in other selling currencies)
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Visit villages and Moroccon cities
From £1,565 to £1,875£1,799 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2020: 23 Feb, 4 Apr, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 20 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 23 Feb
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Beijing to Lhasa on the famous sky train
From £1,296 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Trans Siberian railway tour

Trans Siberian railway tour

Watch this epic land glide by through the window of a comfortable train
From £2,699 17 days ex flights
Small group travel
Hidden Japan holiday

Hidden Japan holiday

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,850 to £4,230 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Mar, 7 May, 21 May, 11 Jun, 23 Jul, 24 Sep, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov
Scotland guided rail tour, Skye & Glencoe

Scotland guided rail tour, Skye & Glencoe

Visit Scottish castles and beautiful gardens by train
From £1,875 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 19 Jul, 14 Sep
Scotland by railway holiday
From
£1,095
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was the Isle of skye. (more)Della Yaroshko
Worth every penny. (more)Mary O
All the train journeys were memorable but the favorite was the trip from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh - weather was beautiful and scenery stunning. (more)Elizabeth Adamson
Trans Mongolian railway holiday
From
£2,785
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was the Red square. (more)Karlton McNulty
We stayed in an Eco-Ger camp and went camel trekking on the edge of the Gobi during our additional time in the country. (more)Graham Howe
Japan golden route holiday
From
£2,100
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the holiday was the rugby. (more)Lorraine van Schalkwyk
This was a very varied and comprehensive introduction to the country. The cities were really interesting and undoubtedly Kyoto's multiple sites make it a bit of a gem but we really enjoyed the smaller towns like Kanazawa and quiet and peace of Mount Koya. (more)Saket Priyadarshi
The fabulous gardens in Shinjuku Tokyo were memorable. (more)Janet Hynes
Ireland holiday by train
From
£865
excluding flights
Dingle was truly fabulous. (more)Nancy Murphy
We enjoyed the walking tour of Dublin and the black taxi tour of Belfast because we learned so much from the knowledgeable guides. (more)Susan DeWitt
The overwhelming beauty of grassy green hills blocked into rectangles by stone walls capturing white fluffy sheep and the stunning quantity of stone works were the most memorable parts of our holiday. (more)Dwight McCann
Xian to Istanbul overland tour
From
£8,830
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Pass between the Pamirs and the Tien Shan mountains and Sary Tash; the Chinese warriors, the Registan at dusk. Tips? Take luggage you can carry up and down stairs. Enjoy it, itís wonderful. Local benefits? A little. Wonderful Overall rating? Wonderful (more)Imogen Bell
Europe by train, 4 week tour
From
£1,149
including Eurostar
Memorable parts? Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia Tips? Know the location and layout of bus and train stations before the day of travel. We often tried to walk or sight see nearby so that we could familiarize ourselves with the signage and platforms we were to access on a later day of travel. Local benefits? Yes, No, No Overall rating? Excellent (more)Cindy Murrill
Hidden Japan holiday
From
£3,850
excluding flights
Absolutely wonderful; probably the best we've ever had. (more)Jane Dunphy
It was an amazing experience; everything we hoped for and more...each day was different and a new fascinating experience. (more)Jean Burgess
We had a fantastic time. The guide, Yuri, was great and the tour was varied and constantly enlightening. (more)Lynda McCall
Railway tour of Morocco
From
£595
excluding flights
Most memorable parts of the holiday: For me the guided tour around the souk in Fez, for Emily the road trip through the beautiful mountains from Fez to VolubilisÖ We enjoyed the beauty and history of the country... (more)Kathleen Penny
The most memorable for us, it was probably being able to stay in the sort of places that brought us into immediate contact with genuine Moroccans! Also the friendliness of the people and experiencing the diametric contrast in culture was great. (more)Christina Deacon
Bulgaria holiday by train
From
Ä485
excluding flights
Attending an opera in Plovdivís Roman amphitheatre was also very memorable. (more)Janet Galloway
Everything was very good. The genuine welcome from every host hotel or guesthouse was excellent. Staying in guesthouses and eating their normal local food. Highlights were Veliko Tarnovo (especially Hotel Gurko), Plovdiv, and the hosts at Boyana Guest House (Vratsa) & Guest House Deshka (Gorno Draglishte) were great fun. (more)Tim Morgan
Both Plovdiv and Rile were interesting and enjoyable and despite communication problems the two homestays were interesting if challenging and the hosts we very friendly and kind. (more)Rodney Mount
Japan small group holiday by bullet train
From
£3,895
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the holiday was the train travel and scenery. (more)Stuart Ackley
The most exciting elements were the cultural differences and beauty of Japan. The most memorable was the stunning 'Japanese Alps' at Kamicochi. (more)John Harlow
Autumn colours were wonderful and the temples were most interesting. Excellent, with attention to detail, which made the tour very easy for the group. Hotels very good. (more)Ann Caroe
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
From
£695
excluding flights
5***** (more)Jane Millar
Traveling on the Far North Line provided beautiful scenery and the train was comfortable and very clean. (more)Kathy Agerter
The most exciting part of the holiday was jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. (more)Anne Maughan
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
From
£1,050
excluding flights
Exploring the Mekong Delta, taking time out in Hoi An and Ha Long Bay stick in the mind...Excellent, came home feeling I know so much more about Vietnam, would feel comfortable travelling there again. (more)Rob Hatcher
Best bits: Watching the crazy traffic on the streets or roads. (more)Janka LACKOVA
The most memorable part was the motorbike tour in Hue & overnight boat trip on Halong Bay. We stayed in lovely owned hotels & ate in family owned restaurants. (more)Samantha Rogers
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
From
£1,296
excluding flights
Best part was Everest base camp and the terracotta warriors (more)James Troy
The highlight was seeing how the Tibetan people live, their friendliness and warm smiles. The way that welcomed us into their everyday worship in the monasteries. Just the simple things really. (more)Sue Byrne
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail
From
£1,565
including UK flights
Spain good (4 stars), Morocco poor (1 star). I would be happy to comment at greater length. (more)Timothy Lucas
Travelling through Morocco was wonderful and it would be difficult to choose just one part, but the trip to the High Atlas is definitely one of the most impressive. (more)danila marinaro
Trans Siberian railway tour
From
£2,699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The railway journey from Beijing to Moscow itself. Tips? Do not overload yourself with sleeping bags, liners, towels etc. On the trains, hotels etc. these are always provided wherever you stay. Local benefits? Overall rating? The operator should not skimp on providing transfers. At the start and at the end, we had to lug our belongings over rough pavements, crowds and walk quite a distance to get to our destination. (more)Sumitra Tikaram
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
From
£2,300
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Mongolian ger camp was wonderful. ...the local guides Tuya and Nimo were terrific and made the Mongolian stop off great. Lake Baikal was also amazing...great fun with the sauna and jumping in the freezing river..standing on the frozen lake...beautiful and memorable. The entire train journey was special and being escorted by a brilliant guide was just the best way to feel safe yet given every opportunity to meet and interact with travellers from everywhere, learn new... (more)Rachel Guinee
India by Rail, Northeast & Darjeeling
From
£772
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Contrary to expectations I really enjoyed the overnight train journeys. Travelling with the locals was a great experience and gave us chance to chat and get to know fellow travellers Tips? Be prepared for a shock when you first arrive. India appears at first as a chaotic crowded, noisy, messy and smelly place but somehow everything work. Be patient and try not to let the chaos and noise get to you, after a few days you will get used to it and it becomes the norm.... (more)Andy Goodenough
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
From
£2,825
excluding flights
The Lake Baikal Homestay and the Mongolian Ger Camp... both have incredible memories for me that will stay with me for life! (more)Heidi Hosgood
I loved the train journey, chatting to the locals, making food, using the hot water urns at the end of the carriage and having the wheels changed on the Mongolia/China border was a fantastic experience. (more)Sally Foote
The most memorable was staying in a ger at Terelj National Park [Mongolia] and walking in the park... The most exciting was seeing the cosmonaut memorial in Moscow and balancing a Kazakh hunting eagle on my arm outside Terelj. (more)Christine Johnstone
Scotland island hopping holiday, car free
From
£1,065
excluding flights
The Isle of Skye was stunningly beautiful, and we enjoyed all of the animals we met along the way. (more)Sarah Makowski
The highlight of the holiday was visiting Iona and Skye, not using car just trains and ferries and buses. (more)Gillian Yates
The most memorable part of the holiday was probably our first day on Iona - sun was shining and our room had superb views. (more)Paul Tobin
Eastern europe by train, the Iron Curtain tour
From
£599
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Dinner at the TV tower in Berlin; listening to a Mozart concert in the Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna; Tips? Don't worry too much about booking things before you get there - tours, cruises and commercial walking tours are especially unreliable and hard to predict. Look our for local advice at your hostel and get a public transport pass instead. Invest in a decent padlock & keep your valuables (esp your passport!) with you at all times. My locker was broken into, and... (more)Deborah Linton
Central Europe rail tour, 15 days
From
£1,299
excluding flights
Memorable parts? We had to vacate the train, as an unexploded ww2 bomb was discovered ahead near the tracks, a memory for sure but emphasized the history that surrounded us as we travelled through this area. The cities visited were outstanding, the architecture, and the people did not disappoint. Tips? It takes a bit to understand the rail/public transportation, be patient and it soon becomes familiar. Local benefits? By taking the train I would think we helped somewhat. Overall... (more)Dennis Allen
Trans Siberian Railway holiday, Russian Summer
From
Ä3,800
excluding flights
An amazing experience. I appreciated how the operator scheduled the sequence of the trip - it took a lot of planning and the logistics were impeccable. The guides were some of the best Iíve ever experienced. (more)Kristine Daniels
Have faith in this operator. They are top professionals who really know their country...9 out of 10 (more)Jim Bowater
Trans Mongolian adventure holiday
From
£1,620
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the trip was meeting other passengers on the long train journey and seeing amazing scenery. (more)Anne Georgiou
The most memorable parts of my holiday were, firstly, Moscow that I absolutely loved and where I would like to spend more time, secondly, the Great Wall of China and, thirdly, the cultural show in Ulaanbataar. (more)Barbara Shaw
If you like trains and are interested in seeing a little of Moscow, Ulaanbaatar, and Beijing, this trip is for you...Very good. It met my expectations. (more)Michelle Dorothy
South India by rail holiday
From
£2,320
excluding flights
Everything went extremely smoothly. The drivers were all very helpful. Our tour operator couldn't have been more helpful. (more)David Evans
The diversity between the different hotels/resorts/homestays. We were excited over a lot of things, cultural, historical places and the people we met. The mix between interesting places and relaxing places. (more)Gustav Jagner
We very much enjoyed this holiday, completely met and often exceeded our expectations. (more)Carole Noble
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