Scotland by railway vacation

Scotland by railway vacation

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £1,135 to £1,195 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 £3,145 16 days ex flights
Small group travel
Silk Road railway vacation

Silk Road railway vacation

The ultimate Silk Road adventure
From £7,410 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2021: 13 Sep
2022: 12 Sep
Xian to Istanbul overland tour

Xian to Istanbul overland tour

Expereince the Silk Road and the beautiful Caucasus
From £9,515 42 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 18 Sep
2021: 14 May, 3 Sep
2022: 13 May, 2 Sep
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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 to £1,959 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Jun, 12 Jul, 16 Aug, 25 Oct
2021: 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 15 Aug, 19 Sep
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
Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Explore three contrasting Scottish islands car-free
From £1,195 to £1,295 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 $3,849 17 days ex flights
Small group travel
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 £695 to £755 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made from April to October
Ireland vacation by train

Ireland vacation by train

Discover contrasts of Dublin, Galway and Belfast, car-free.
From £1,125 to £1,245 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Trans Mongolian vacation, tailor made

Trans Mongolian vacation, tailor made

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,445 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Balkans rail vacation

Balkans rail vacation

Travel through seven countries in the Balkans.
From US $2,590 to US $2,660 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 19 Sep, 3 Oct
2021: 1 May, 15 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 14 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct
Bulgaria vacation by train

Bulgaria vacation by train

Self-guided trip by slow-ride train through best of Bulgaria
From Ä485 to Ä595 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 12 Sep, 3 Oct
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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 to £1,369 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Jun, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 8 Aug, 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 21 Nov, 5 Dec
2021: 20 Mar, 24 Apr, 29 May, 12 Jun, 17 Jul, 21 Aug, 11 Sep, 16 Oct, 20 Nov
North india rail tour

North india rail tour

Take the train right to the heart of Indiaís colourful cultural northern region
From US $765 to US $1,099 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov
2021: 22 Jan, 19 Feb, 12 Mar, 16 Apr, 14 May, 13 Aug, 3 Sep, 15 Oct, 12 Nov, 10 Dec
Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

Complete India by rail, 6 weeks

A 6 week trip that circles India by train
From US $3,952 to US $4,462 46 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 5 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 $2,932 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 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 $850 to US $935 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
2021: 6 Jan
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 $3,485 to US $4,299 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 17 Aug, 7 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct
2021: 26 Apr, 24 May, 21 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 16 Aug, 20 Sep, 11 Oct
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 US $1,105 to US $1,499 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 17 Sep, 5 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Oct, 5 Nov, 19 Nov, 3 Dec
2021: 7 Jan, 28 Jan, 22 Feb, 18 Mar, 10 May, 24 Jun, 13 Sep, 4 Oct, 25 Oct, 15 Nov, 25 Nov, 23 Dec
2022: 6 Jan
Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £4,100 to £4,570 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep
2021: 22 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Most wonderful way to travel from north to south of Vietnam
From US $1,690 to US $1,955 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Travel across continents on the greatest train journeys
From US $3,580 to US $4,060 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Oct, 22 Dec
2021: 16 Mar, 30 Mar, 20 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 6 Jul, 20 Jul, 3 Aug, 17 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep
Rail tour in North Highlands & Orkney

Rail tour in North Highlands & Orkney

Scotlandís geographic extremities & ancient history by train
From £1,765 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2021: 2 May, 16 May
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 £7,865 to £7,940 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 5 Sep
2021: 8 May, 4 Sep
2022: 7 May, 3 Sep
Tour of Britain by train

Tour of Britain by train

Explore England and Scotland's cities & landscapes by train.
From £2,995 to £3,350 16 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Visit villages and Moroccon cities
From US $1,980 to US $2,070 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 20 Dec
2021: 14 Feb, 27 Mar, 10 Oct, 7 Nov, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
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
Japan golden route vacation

Japan golden route vacation

9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto
From US $2,625 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Scotland by railway vacation
From
£1,135
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation 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 vacation
From
£3,145
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation 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
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
From
US $3,580
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
Xian to Istanbul overland tour
From
£9,515
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 vacation
From
£3,920
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was the buddhist temples in Miyajima. (more)Aine O Ceallaigh
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
Railway tour of Morocco
From
£595
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation was Rabat , kasbah souk, monuments and shoreline. (more)Trish Mylan
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 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
Japan golden route vacation
From
US $2,625
excluding flights
The most exciting part of the vacation 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
Bulgaria vacation 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
Scotland island hopping vacation, car free
From
£1,195
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 vacation was visiting Iona and Skye, not using car just trains and ferries and buses. (more)Gillian Yates
The most memorable part of the vacation was probably our first day on Iona - sun was shining and our room had superb views. (more)Paul Tobin
Bejing to Lhasa tour, by train
From
US $1,660
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
Trans Siberian railway tour
From
US $3,849
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
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail
From
US $1,980
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
North india rail tour
From
US $765
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Tha fact that we saw a lot of the real India. Tips? Travel light, if possible. Local benefits? All of those. Great. Overall rating? Great. Amazing sights, mixing with locals & a lot of varied journeys along the way. (more)Justin Calver
Japan small group vacation by bullet train
From
£4,100
excluding flights
The most memorable part of the vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation was jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig. (more)Anne Maughan
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
India by Rail, Northeast & Darjeeling
From
US $1,105
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Contrary to expectations I really enjoyed the overnight train journeys. Traveling with the locals was a great experience and gave us chance to chat and get to know fellow travelers 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
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-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
From
US $4,230
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
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam
From
US $1,690
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
Ireland vacation by train
From
£1,125
excluding flights
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 vacation. (more)Dwight McCann
Traveling by bike on Inis Můr. No real plans on the island. We just biked around and stopped at anything we found interesting. Great relaxing day. (more)Michael Worthley
Trans Mongolian adventure vacation
From
US $2,550
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 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
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
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