Scotland by railway vacation

Scotland by railway vacation

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.
Scotland island hopping vacation, car free

Scotland island hopping vacation, 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.
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 to £595 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 £760 to £930 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan small group vacation by bullet train

Japan's must-see cities and beautiful, rural countryside
From £3,495 to £3,775 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 25 Aug
2019: 18 May, 1 Jun
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 your 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
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 $1,099 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
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: 2018: 8 Sep, 10 Nov
2019: 9 Feb, 9 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 11 May, 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 US $3,299 to US $3,899 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 26 Nov
2019: 7 Jan, 21 Jan, 11 Feb, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 21 Oct, 25 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 $3,360 to US $4,199 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 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
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 $1,275 to US $1,499 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, 14 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 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: 2018: 20 Jul, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 6 Oct
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Most wonderful way to travel from north to south of Vietnam
From US $1,590US $1,352 to US $1,800 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Up to US $230 off. Late availability on these dates: 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 04 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 15 Sep, 22 Sep, 29 Sep, 06 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct
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Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Travel across continents on the greatest train journeys
From US $3,595US $3,272 to US $4,075 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 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
Up to US $570 off. Late availability on these dates: 31 Jul, 07 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 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 US $1,660 13 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Machu Picchu by train

Machu Picchu by train

Soak up colonial and Inca history by train
From US $699 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departs once a day throughout the year
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
Trans-Mongolian railway vacation

Trans-Mongolian railway vacation

Ride the Iconic Trans-Mongolian Railway in all it's glory.
From £2,270 to £2,330 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 4 Aug, 15 Sep
2019: 11 May, 20 Jul, 10 Aug, 14 Sep
Switzerland activity vacation, tailor made

Switzerland activity vacation, 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
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: 18 Aug
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: 6 Aug
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: 6 Aug
Lake District of Finland and Helsinki family vacation by train

Lake District of Finland and Helsinki family vacation by train

Active holiday for naturelovers in lake district of Finland
From €3,560 to €5,409 11 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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
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 £499 to £899 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Italy by rail holiday with a stop in Paris

Italy by rail holiday with a stop in Paris

Experience the best of La Dolce Vita by rail!
From £1,589 to £2,499 22 days inc Eurostar
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Best of North India with Varanasi tour

Best of North India with Varanasi tour

Amazing holiday in the best locations and awesome properties
From £2,898 20 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 £1,909 9 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tren Ecuador rail holiday

Tren Ecuador rail holiday

Luxury railway journey across Ecuador
From £1,425 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Scotland by railway vacation
From
£990
excluding flights
Very special (more)Holly Manning
Half day tour of Skye with Gordon McIntyre from Kyles Taxis was most memorable (more)Jan Pollard
One of my the best vacation experiences we have had. As independent travelers we enjoyed having organised transport and accommodation but still moving independently. (more)John Moug
Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound
From
US $3,272
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
Scotland island hopping vacation, 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
Japan small group vacation 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
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
West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland
From
£535
excluding flights
Skye was the most memorable part of the vacation (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
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
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
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam
From
US $1,352
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
Ireland vacation 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
Trans Mongolian adventure vacation
From
US $2,550
excluding flights
Memorable parts? 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. 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
Vietnam tour, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
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US $676
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 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
Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound
From
US $3,672
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 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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