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Scotland by railway vacation

Scotland by railway vacation

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £865 to £945 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to the end of October.
Machu Picchu by train

Machu Picchu by train

Soak up colonial and Inca history by train
From US $849 4 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 £535 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from late April to the end of September
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Most wonderful way to travel from north to south of Vietnam
From US $1,615 to US $1,835 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Vancouver to Alaska tour, by ferry & rail

Vancouver to Alaska tour, by ferry & rail

A full land-and-sea experience of this amazing region
From US $5,299 to US $5,699 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Jul, 8 Aug, 23 Aug
India rail tour, Delhi to Goa

India rail tour, Delhi to Goa

Explore the west coast of India over 12 days on this classic train trip
From US $1,199 to US $1,399 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec, 26 Dec
2018: 6 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 27 Feb, 3 Mar, 10 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 16 Jun, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 9 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 23 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 20 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 25 Dec
Budapest to Istanbul rail tour

Budapest to Istanbul rail tour

come away with a real feel for this lesser-explored corner of Europe
From US $1,955 to US $2,399 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 21 Oct
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound

Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound

Russia to China on the Trans-Siberian Railway
From US $3,935 to US $4,405 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep
2018: 9 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 23 Jul, 6 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep, 24 Sep
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
Copper Canyon to Baja Coast in Mexico, rail and beach vacation

Copper Canyon to Baja Coast in Mexico, rail and beach vacation

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From £2,091 9 days ex flights
Tailor made
Rocky Mountaineer train, Vancouver to Banff or VV

Rocky Mountaineer train, Vancouver to Banff or VV

The classic train journey across the Rocky Mountains
From £1,360 to £1,440 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jun, 2 Jul, 6 Jul, 9 Jul, 13 Jul, 16 Jul, 20 Jul, 23 Jul, 27 Jul, 30 Jul, 3 Aug, 6 Aug, 10 Aug, 13 Aug, 17 Aug, 20 Aug, 24 Aug, 27 Aug, 31 Aug, 3 Sep, 4 Sep, 7 Sep, 10 Sep, 11 Sep, 14 Sep, 17 Sep, 18 Sep, 21 Sep, 24 Sep, 25 Sep, 28 Sep, 1 Oct, 5 Oct, 8 Oct, 9 Oct, 12 Oct
2018: 15 Apr, 19 Apr, 22 Apr, 26 Apr, 29 Apr, 30 Apr, 3 May, 6 May, 7 May, 10 May, 13 May, 14 May, 17 May, 20 May, 21 May, 24 May, 27 May, 28 May ...
Tashkent to Tehran, railway tour

Tashkent to Tehran, railway tour

A luxury rail journey along the Silk Road Tashkent to Tehran
From US $5,695 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 16 Sep
Tren Ecuador rail holiday

Tren Ecuador rail holiday

Luxury railway journey across Ecuador
From £1,310 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Edinburgh & Hadrian’s Wall tour by train

Edinburgh & Hadrian’s Wall tour by train

Explore Edinburgh and Hadrian’s Wall
From £530 to £665 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
North of England by train vacation

North of England by train vacation

Tour Yorkshire and Hadrian's Wall by train
From £735 to £755 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
China to Tibet by train, Chengdu to Lhasa

China to Tibet by train, Chengdu to Lhasa

Take photos with cute Giant Pandas and highest Mount Everest
From US $1,270 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tibet holiday by train from China

Tibet holiday by train from China

Experience the world’s highest scenic train to Tibet
From US $1,350 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Lapland activity vacation, by train

Lapland activity vacation, by train

Multiple activity vacation in Lapland travelling by train
From €990 to €1,446 4 days ex flights
Small group travel
Alaska rail vacation, Kenai Fjords and Denali

Alaska rail vacation, Kenai Fjords and Denali

An awe-inspiring scenic rail journey through Alaska
From £2,595 10 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 $4,649 to US $5,249 46 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov
2018: 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 12 May, 8 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov
India rail tour, Kolkata to Kochi

India rail tour, Kolkata to Kochi

Travel northeast to southeast India spotting innumerable beautiful sights along the way
From US $3,299 to US $3,899 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 20 Nov
2018: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 12 Feb, 2 Apr, 7 May, 4 Jun, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 19 Nov, 26 Nov
Complete India by rail holiday

Complete India by rail holiday

India’s highlights with plenty of time to disembark and get to know your surroundings
From US $5,599 to US $6,249 54 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov
2018: 2 Feb, 2 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 4 May, 31 Aug, 5 Oct, 2 Nov
India rail tour, Southern India & Karnataka

India rail tour, Southern India & Karnataka

Take the train from Goa to Kochi via Karnataka and see the breathtaking ruins of Hampi
From US $999 to US $1,099 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 Jun, 20 Sep, 4 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 13 Dec
2018: 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 23 May, 30 May, 27 Jun, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 1 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec
India rail tour, Delhi to Kochi

India rail tour, Delhi to Kochi

On this 21 day rail tour you would be hard-pressed to feel like you have missed out on anything
From US $2,189 to US $2,499 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 2 Dec
2018: 20 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 12 May, 19 May, 16 Jun, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec
North india rail tour

North india rail tour

Take the train right to the heart of India’s colourful cultural northern region
From US $899 to US $1,099 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov
2018: 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov
North India & Goa rail tour

North India & Goa rail tour

Explore temples, shrines and tombs—including the legendary Taj Mahal
From US $2,199 to US $2,489 20 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov
2018: 2 Feb, 16 Feb, 2 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov
India rail tour, Southern India & the East Coast

India rail tour, Southern India & the East Coast

Hop on board and see India in a whole new light.
From US $1,399 to US $1,599 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Sep, 3 Nov, 1 Dec
2018: 2 Mar, 30 Mar, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 11 May, 1 Jun, 28 Sep, 2 Nov, 30 Nov
Kolkata to Goa rail tour, India

Kolkata to Goa rail tour, India

Skip the traditional backpacking route and hop on board
From US $2,499 to US $2,899 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 25 Sep, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 20 Nov, 25 Dec
2018: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 12 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 16 Apr, 7 May, 4 Jun, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov
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 $3,840 to US $4,799 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct
2018: 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct
2019: 16 Apr, 23 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 11 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct
London to Budapest by rail, including the Glacier Express

London to Budapest by rail, including the Glacier Express

Hop aboard Europe's magnificent train rides
From US $2,560 to US $3,399 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 26 Jun, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 9 Oct
2018: 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 25 Jun, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 8 Oct
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
Scotland by railway vacation
From
£865
excluding flights
It was an excellent stay. Beautiful landscapes, Scots charming, good quality of restaurants and guest houses. Not or few traffic jams in Glasgow and Edinburgh. (more)Patrick IRLINGER
Our vacation was exceptional, we enjoyed every aspect of the trip and the effortless planning was most enjoyable. (more)Judith Innamorato
The Jacobite Express was terrific and we had really good seats. The pub at our accommodation in Skye was great fun and good food. Best meals at Killiecrankie Hotel. (more)Maren Child
Vancouver to Alaska tour, by ferry & rail
From
US $5,299
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The optional ferry ride from Juneau to the fjord. Wonderful experience. Also optional ice climbing on Exit Glacier...scary, exciting,mouthed my boundaries like nothing else. Great patient and encouraging guides who were very safety conscious. Tips? Be prepared for early mornings and late nights. The ferry schedule rules everything. You will spend a lot of time traveling so be sure to take on the optional activities so you have a balance. Local benefits? It's... (more)Alison Horch
West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland
From
£535
excluding flights
The most memorable was being able to walk in the inspiring scenery. (more)Maureen Tunningley
Best bit: The trip round the island (more)Cheryl Brewin
I really enjoyed it. The weather tried to spoil it, but failed! (more)Richard Lunt
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam
From
US $1,615
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
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
From
US $3,495
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
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
From
US $3,935
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
Bulgaria vacation by train
From
€485
excluding flights
Memorable parts? 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. Tips? Keep luggage to a minimum. Bulgarian trains - all rather elderly - are not too easy to board. The latest Rough Guide is a little short on detail compared with earlier editions (5th edition far better and not noticeably out of date). Local benefits? Overall rating? Reasonably... (more)Rodney Mount
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
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