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Scotland by railway vacation

Scotland by railway vacation

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £1,025 to £1,125 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
Trans Mongolian railway vacation

Trans Mongolian railway vacation

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,710 to £2,780 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 15 Jun, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 7 Sep
2020: 9 May, 13 Jun, 18 Jul, 8 Aug, 5 Sep
Machu Picchu by train

Machu Picchu by train

Soak up colonial and Inca history by train
From US $699 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departs once a day throughout the year
West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland

Take the "The World's Best Rail Journey" to the Isle of Skye
From £685 to £735 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to October
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Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Most wonderful way to travel from north to south of Vietnam
From US $1,680US $1,512 to US $1,905 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Up to US $160 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 06 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug
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
Bulgaria vacation by train

Bulgaria vacation by train

Self-guided trip by slow-ride train through best of Bulgaria
From €485 to €585 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 11 Aug, 8 Sep, 5 Oct
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Visit villages and Moroccon cities
From US $1,820 to US $1,990 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 6 Oct, 22 Dec
2020: 23 Feb, 4 Apr, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 20 Dec
Edinburgh & Hadrian’s Wall tour by train

Edinburgh & Hadrian’s Wall tour by train

Explore Edinburgh and Hadrian’s Wall
From £665 to £895 4 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 US $3,720 to US $5,249 46 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 14 Sep, 12 Oct, 9 Nov
2020: 22 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 25 Apr, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 26 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 US $2,640 to US $3,849 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 21 Oct
2020: 13 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 7 Sep, 5 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 US $800 to US $1,099 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 23 Oct, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2020: 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 6 May, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
2021: 6 Jan
North india rail tour

North india rail tour

Take the train right to the heart of India’s colourful cultural northern region
From US $800 to US $1,099 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 30 Aug, 6 Sep, 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 13 Dec
2020: 3 Jan, 17 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 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 US $3,280 to US $4,299 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 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
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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
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 US $1,040 to US $1,499 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 17 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 14 Nov, 12 Dec
2020: 13 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 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
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound

Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound

Russia to China on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From US $4,310US $3,584 to US $5,120 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 23 Dec
2020: 27 Jan, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 1 Sep, 7 Sep, 8 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 14 Dec
Up to US $940 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 03 Jun, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 08 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 05 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 02 Sep
St Petersburg to Vladivostok on the Trans Siberian

St Petersburg to Vladivostok on the Trans Siberian

Russia overland westbound on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From £5,590 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 14 May, 18 Jun, 20 Aug
Delhi to Goa rail holiday in India

Delhi to Goa rail holiday in India

Explore the west coast of India over 12 days on this classic train trip
From US $900 to US $1,399 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 15 Jun, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 7 Dec, 21 Dec, 24 Dec
2020: 4 Jan, 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 28 Jan, 1 Feb, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 15 Feb, 18 Feb, 22 Feb, 29 Feb, 7 Mar, 10 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 24 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 16 May, 30 May, 13 Jun, 27 Jun, 15 Aug, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec ...
Trans Mongolian adventure vacation

Trans Mongolian adventure vacation

An epic journey from Russia to China
From US $2,360 to US $3,249 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 31 Aug, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct
2020: 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 9 May, 16 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line

Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line

First-class trip on Scotland's famous West Highland Line
From £310 to £345 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements between April to the end of October
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Travel across continents on the greatest train journeys
From US $3,795US $3,280 to US $4,510 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 24 Dec
2020: 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 22 Dec
Up to US $820 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 04 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 02 Jul, 09 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train

Beijing to Lhasa on the famous sky train
From US $1,660 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Explore three contrasting Scottish islands car-free
From £1,025 to £1,150 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made only from April to end September.
Trans Siberian railway tour

Trans Siberian railway tour

Watch this epic land glide by through the window of a comfortable train
From US $2,695 to US $3,080 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 15 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 14 Sep
Tokyo to St Petersburg rail tour

Tokyo to St Petersburg rail tour

Japan to Russia overland on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From £7,465 to £7,625 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 8 Jul, 2 Sep, 30 Sep
2020: 8 Jun, 6 Jul, 14 Sep, 28 Sep
Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,595 to £3,995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 14 Sep
2020: 23 May, 30 May
18-25 Trans Mongolian tour, 21 days

18-25 Trans Mongolian tour, 21 days

An epic 3 weeks on the ultimate Trans Mongolian journey.
From £2,370 to £2,630 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 3 Jun, 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov, 9 Dec
2020: 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 1 Jun, 22 Jun, 13 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 12 Oct, 9 Nov, 7 Dec
Trans Mongolian 21 day tour, 18-35

Trans Mongolian 21 day tour, 18-35

Explore further & dive deeper on an adventure of a lifetime.
From £2,470 to £2,630 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 16 Jun, 14 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 8 Sep, 6 Oct, 27 Oct
2020: 8 Mar, 29 Mar, 26 Apr, 10 May, 31 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 4 Nov
Trans Siberian 13 day tour, 18-35

Trans Siberian 13 day tour, 18-35

Want an epic journey across three countries & 7 time zones?
From £1,350 to £1,455 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 10 Jun, 19 Aug, 23 Sep, 21 Oct
2020: 20 Jan, 16 Mar, 13 Apr, 18 May, 8 Jun, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct
Scotland by railway vacation
From
£1,025
excluding flights
The beautiful scenery and the friendly and interesting people we met were the most memorable parts of our vacation. (more)David Gannon
Touring the Isle of Skye with Roddy MacDonald was memorable. (more)Ken Hastings
All the small, locally owned hotels were great, the people were friendly and helpful. Also, we met so many interesting and nice people on the trains... It was exceptional. (more)Georgia Marshall
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
From
US $3,280
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 travelers from everywhere, learn new... (more)Rachel Guinee
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
From
US $1,660
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
Railway tour of Morocco
From
£595
excluding flights
Most memorable parts of the vacation: For me the guided tour around the souk in Fez, for Emily the road trip through the beautiful mountains from Fez to Volubilis… 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
Scotland island hopping vacation, car free
From
£1,025
excluding flights
Lovely! We will book something similar again! (more)Lisa Brooks
It was a great vacation. We were very happy with it. (more)Mark Gurvis
Bulgaria vacation 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
Trans Siberian railway tour
From
US $2,695
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
West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland
From
£685
excluding flights
The most memorable parts of our vacation were the beautiful scenery and the very friendly and hospitable people we met. The vacation was well thought out and organised by the tour operator (more)David Chandler
The most memorable part of the vacation was spending two days on The Isle Of Skye, it was so peaceful and tranquil, and everyone was very welcoming too. I would love to have stayed a bit longer, so a return journey will be on my list! (more)Jackie Kelly
Skye was the most memorable part of the vacation (more)Judy Byrne
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
From
US $3,584
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
Japan small group vacation by bullet train
From
£3,595
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
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam
From
US $1,512
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 traveling 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
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail
From
US $1,820
excluding flights
Spain good (4 stars), Morocco poor (1 star). I would be happy to comment at greater length. (more)Timothy Lucas
Traveling 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
Trekking in High Atlas mountains; ferry across from Algeciras to Tangiers; the Medina in Fez; Semana Santa in Malaga were the most memorable parts. (more)Miriam O
Trans Mongolian adventure vacation
From
US $2,360
excluding flights
The most memorable parts of my vacation 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
Trans Siberian Railway vacation, 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
Vietnam tour, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
From
US $668
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
Calcutta to Amritsar rail journey
From
US $1,710
excluding flights
A very interesting insight into the Indian way of life...most memorable was the Golden Temple in Amritsar was the highlight, and the sounds, sightsand smells on the Ghats in Varanassi were unforgettable (more)Brian Judge
Most memorable? The Golden Temple at Amritsar, nothing could have prepared us for this wonderful sight, pure white and gold!! The feeding of the masses was like a well oiled machine, unbelievable. The Taj Mahal and the Ghats at Varanasi were close runners up. (more)Janet Foreman
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line
From
£310
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
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