Scotland by railway holiday

Scotland by railway holiday

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £990 to £1,060 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
South India by rail holiday

South India by rail holiday

Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu
From £2,396 19 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your dates and requirements.
Ireland holiday by train

Ireland holiday by train

Discover contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast, car-free.
From £760 to £930 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 £535 to £595 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to October
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Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan small group holiday by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,495 to £3,995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 1 Jun, 13 Jul, 24 Aug, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam

Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam

Most wonderful way to travel from north to south of Vietnam
From £1,115£1,004 to £1,230 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Up to £110 off. Late availability on these dates: 25 Aug, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 06 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 03 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 28 Nov
Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

A 6 week trip that circles India by train
From £3,299 to £3,729 46 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 8 Sep, 10 Nov
2019: 9 Feb, 9 Mar, 30 Mar, 20 Apr, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 12 Oct, 9 Nov
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 £2,349 to £2,779 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Nov
2019: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 21 Oct, 25 Nov
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 £595 to £769 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 12 Dec, 19 Dec
2019: 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 22 May, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 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 £2,380 to £2,939 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 15 Oct
2019: 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct
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
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
Scotland island hopping holiday, car free

Scotland island hopping holiday, car free

Explore three contrasting Scottish islands car-free
From £990 to £1,100 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 – by train
From £935 to £1,099 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 24 Sep, 11 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 15 Nov, 26 Nov, 13 Dec
2019: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 14 Mar, 1 Apr, 11 Apr, 15 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 23 May, 13 Jun, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 14 Nov, 25 Nov, 12 Dec
Bulgaria holiday by train

Bulgaria holiday by train

Self-guided trip by slow-ride train through best of Bulgaria
From €485 to €585 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 6 Oct
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Thailand by rail holiday

Thailand by rail holiday

Get a real taste of Thailand by travelling the local way
From £975 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
Still looking for a 2018 adventure? This trip can be tailor made to suit what you'd like to experience, travel dates and budget. Book now with only a £150 per person deposit
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Travel across continents on the greatest train journeys
From £2,520£2,176 to £2,885 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 16 Oct
2019: 2 Apr, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 7 May, 14 May, 21 May, 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct
2020: 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep ...
Up to £540 off. Late availability on these dates: 28 Aug, 04 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 16 Oct
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 rail journey, winter in Russia

Trans Siberian rail journey, winter in Russia

From Moscow to Baikal, tailor-made
From €1,800 to €2,350 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ecuador railway holiday with Galapagos cruise

Ecuador railway holiday with Galapagos cruise

Step into Darwin's shoes and explore the Galapagos
From £6,518 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Trans-Mongolian explorer holiday

Trans-Mongolian explorer holiday

Experience China, Mongolia, Siberia & Russia’s Golden Ring.
From £5,115 to £5,350 27 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 26 Sep, 17 Oct
2019: 13 Mar, 17 Apr, 15 May, 15 Jun, 6 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep, 28 Sep, 19 Oct
Grand Trans-Siberian railway tour

Grand Trans-Siberian railway tour

Japan to Russia overland on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From £7,400 to £7,625 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 8 Oct
2019: 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 2 Sep, 30 Sep
England tour by train

England tour by train

Explore England's diversity and fascinating history by train
From £2,390 to £2,540 13 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Britain tour by train

Britain tour by train

Explore England and Scotland's cities & landscapes by train.
From £2,790 to £3,100 15 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Scotland and England castles tour by train

Scotland and England castles tour by train

Castle hotels, hadrian's wall and beautiful rail scenery
From £1,300 to £1,545 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Trans-Mongolian railway holiday

Trans-Mongolian railway holiday

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,255 to £2,680 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 11 May, 15 Jun, 20 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep
Switzerland activity holiday, tailor made

Switzerland activity holiday, tailor made

Mixture of activities through Switzerland's main attractions
From €1,965 to €2,715 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Balkans rail holiday

Balkans rail holiday

Travel through seven countries in the Balkans.
From £2,050 to £2,165 16 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2018: 22 Sep, 29 Sep
2019: 11 May, 25 May, 8 Jun, 22 Jun, 6 Jul, 3 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep
Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

16 day Southern Europe tour - inc accom, trains & activities
From £2,219 16 days inc Eurostar
Small group travel: 2018: 13 Oct
25% off August group tour! Starting 18/08/2018 - 03/09/2018, 16 days for just £1665pp!
European rail tour, 28 days

European rail tour, 28 days

4 week small group tour inc. trains, hostels & activities.
From £2,989 4 weeks inc Eurostar
Small group travel: 2018: 1 Oct
Central Europe rail tour, 14 days

Central Europe rail tour, 14 days

An exciting trip around the continent's fairytale cities
From £1,709 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 1 Oct
Scotland by railway holiday
From
£990
excluding flights
It was wonderful. (more)Leana Moritt
Very special (more)Holly Manning
Half day tour of Skye with Gordon McIntyre from Kyles Taxis was most memorable (more)Jan Pollard
South India by rail holiday
From
£2,396
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
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
From
£2,176
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
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
From
£1,296
excluding flights
Memorable parts? 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. Tips? Don't have any expectations on anything. Let it happen. But on a practical level, always have loo roll handy and antibacterial stuff for toilets. Local benefits? Yes. Local hotels, local eating, Tibetan guide and making sure that we shopped in Tibetan stores. We used transport... (more)Sue Byrne
Ireland holiday by train
From
£760
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Traveling by bike on Inis Mór. No real plans on the island. We just biked around and stopped at anything we found interesting. Great relaxing day. Tips? Go to some of the local pubs, like Garavn's in Galway. Sit at the bar, and have a chat with some of the locals. Much of Ireland has rapidly changed in the lest 10- 15 years, and a great way to understand that is to hear how from the locals. Belfast has some of the best restaurants I've ever been to at such a reasonable... (more)Michael Worthley
Japan small group holiday by bullet train
From
£3,495
excluding flights
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
Very good itinerary that included cities and countryside and a variety of types of accommodation. There was plenty of optional free time to explore one your own if you wanted. Brian, the tour leader was conscientious and helpful, we were particularly impressed that he met us at our hotel on arrival in Japan in spite of the very late hour. (more)Andy Goodenough
West Highland Line railway holiday in Scotland
From
£535
excluding flights
Skye was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Judy Byrne
The trip around Skye was the most memorable...Excellent. (more)Caroline Fuchs
The Jacobite Steam Train was the highlight! (more)Simon Hurst-Grover
Reunification Express holiday, Vietnam
From
£1,004
excluding flights
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
The association with other travelers and meals were very pleasant. (more)Gayle Avant
Bulgaria holiday by train
From
€485
excluding flights
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
Scotland island hopping holiday, car free
From
£990
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Traveling without a car made us travel with less, slow down, and engage more with people around us. So we had a wonderful time meeting people from Scotland and all over, which was great. Tips? Recognize that you'll spend a bit more time getting between places than you otherwise might, so let go of the rush to "get there". And pack light. Local benefits? We were in small hotels except for the extra nights we added in cities, and staying in small towns. So... (more)Mark Gurvis
Railway tour of Morocco
From
£595
excluding flights
Memorable parts? 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. Tips? Obviously the basics like remembering to take your own paracetamol, ammonium(or whatever you use) etc. However I think a main tip whilst you are there .... you will be warned about those who will try to 'fleece' you, take you places and... (more)Christina Deacon
Trans Mongolian adventure holiday
From
£1,799
excluding flights
Memorable parts? 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. The most exciting part was seeing the snow! Tips? Nobody notices (or cares) if you wear the same things every day. Take as little luggage as you can. Remember that you have to carry all your luggage around. Have some washing done in the guesthouse on Lake... (more)Barbara Shaw
Thailand by rail holiday
From
£975
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visiting Hellfire pass and the war graves cemetery near the river Kwai, very moving. Cycling round the ruins of ancient Sukhothai and chilling out in Chiang Mai. Tips? We caught the night sleeper train down from Chiang Mai to Ayutthaya, go 1st class if possible also the train passes through Ayutthaya station at 4:30am so we stayed on till Bangkok 1 hour 30 minutes down the line and got a train back north at a more respectable timeto check into the hotel. Local... (more)Peter Savin
Vietnam tour, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
From
£452
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Rowboats in Trang An, great day trip with breathtaking scenery. Hanoi night life with great little bars and salsa dancing with locals. Lanterns in Hoi An. Iced teas and smoothies! Some more salsa dancing to live band in Nha Trang. Presidential bunker in Saigon. And above all, meeting lovely Vietnamese people. Tips? Pack any type of a sleeping sheet for the train, as blankets and pillows provided are not always clean. None of the hotels have complimentary tea/coffee/sugar... (more)Malgorzata Gwiazda-Lindsay
Trans Siberian Railway holiday, Russian Summer
From
€3,800
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Tips? Have faith in this operator. They are top professionals who really know their country. Local benefits? Yes, we certainly helped the local economy at every opportunity. Overall rating? 9 out of 10. (more)Jim Bowater
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line
From
£295
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Jacobite steam train and the ben Nevis range cable car and walks at the top. Tips? Look forward to having a great time! Local benefits? Yes, all of that. Overall rating? Responsible travel were very efficient and all travel went smoothly. The hotel is a superb venue, run by nice people. Clean, comfortable and great food. (more)Alison Tucker
Trans Siberian railway tour
From
£2,599
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-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
From
£2,435
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
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