Scotland by railway vacation

Scotland by railway vacation

Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free
From £1,095 to £1,155 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 £2,785 to £2,880 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 2 May, 18 Jul
2021: 1 May, 17 Jul, 18 Sep
Silk Road railway vacation

Silk Road railway vacation

The ultimate Silk Road adventure
From £5,770 to £6,285 30 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 27 Apr, 1 Jun, 17 Aug, 31 Aug
2021: 26 Apr, 31 May, 16 Aug, 30 Aug
Xian to Istanbul overland tour

Xian to Istanbul overland tour

Expereince the Silk Road and the beautiful Caucasus
From £8,390 to £9,085 42 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 24 Apr, 15 May, 5 Jun, 18 Sep
2021: 23 Apr, 14 May, 4 Jun, 17 Sep
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Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

Southern Europe rail tour, 16 days

16 day Southern Europe tour - inc accom, trains & activities
From £1,779 16 days inc Eurostar
Small group travel: 2019: 9 Nov
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 £1,065 to £1,185 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 £865 to £1,050 8 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 £2,430 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 $2,430 to US $2,480 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 2 May, 23 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 5 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct
Bulgaria vacation by train

Bulgaria vacation by train

Self-guided trip by slow-ride train through best of Bulgaria
From Ä485 to Ä585 12 days ex flights
Small group travel
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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 £1,589 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 26 Oct
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: 2020: 7 Mar, 21 Mar, 25 Apr, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 3 Oct, 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 26 Dec
2021: 13 Feb, 6 Mar, 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 22 May, 21 Aug, 25 Sep, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 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 $3,299 to US $3,849 33 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 13 Jan, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 7 Sep, 5 Oct
2021: 22 Feb, 29 Mar, 10 May, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 25 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 $880 to US $1,099 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 23 Oct, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2020: 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 26 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 6 May, 26 Aug, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 16 Dec, 23 Dec
2021: 6 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 1 Sep, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec
North india rail tour

North india rail tour

Take the train right to the heart of Indiaís colourful cultural northern region
From US $720 to US $1,099 9 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 13 Dec
2020: 3 Jan, 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec
2021: 1 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 16 Apr, 14 May, 28 May, 13 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 12 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 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 $4,099 to US $4,299 19 days ex flights
Small group travel: 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
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 $1,299 to US $1,499 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 12 Dec
2020: 13 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 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, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 18 Mar, 29 Mar, 8 Apr, 29 Apr, 10 May, 27 May, 24 Jun, 13 Sep, 23 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 25 Oct, 28 Oct, 15 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 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 £3,895 to £4,400 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 30 May, 6 Jun, 11 Jul, 22 Aug, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam

Most wonderful way to travel from north to south of Vietnam
From US $1,675US $1,479 to US $1,970 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Regular departures throughout the year, at least twice a week
Up to US $270 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 26 Oct, 02 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 27 Nov, 07 Dec, 14 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec, 01 Jan, 04 Jan, 22 Jan
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 $4,175 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 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
Late availability on these dates: 24 Dec
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 £7,525 to £8,185 24 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 9 May, 27 Jun, 8 Aug, 5 Sep
2021: 8 May, 26 Jun, 7 Aug, 4 Sep
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail

Visit villages and Moroccon cities
From US $1,750 to US $1,920 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2019: 22 Dec
2020: 23 Feb, 4 Apr, 4 Oct, 1 Nov, 20 Dec
Late availability on these dates: 22 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
Hidden Japan vacation

Hidden Japan vacation

Get beneath the surface into the heart of Japan
From £3,850 to £4,230 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2020: 12 Mar, 7 May, 21 May, 11 Jun, 23 Jul, 24 Sep, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 12 Nov
Machu Picchu by train

Machu Picchu by train

Soak up colonial and Inca history by train
From US $699 to US $719 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departs once a day throughout the year
Scotland by railway vacation
From
£1,095
excluding flights
Worth every penny. (more)Mary O
The most exciting part of the vacation was our trip around the Ilse of Skye (more)Peter Bennett
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
£2,785
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Visiting Mongolia was the highlight. We even had two extra days and a night in the country as we were 'bumped' off the train (with some other passengers) from Ulaan Bataar to Beijing. We ended up flying with Air China instead (this airline is not recommended - inflight service is truly grim!). Although it was disappointing not to complete the journey be rail, we were impressed with the operators for making excellent alternative arrangements. We stayed in an Eco-Ger camp and... (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
Hidden Japan vacation
From
£3,850
excluding flights
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
We had a fantastic time. The guide, Yuri, was great and the tour was varied and constantly enlightening. (more)Lynda McCall
Xian to Istanbul overland tour
From
£8,390
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
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 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
£1,065
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
Moorish Spain to Marrakech by rail
From
US $1,750
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
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
West Highland Line railway vacation in Scotland
From
£695
excluding flights
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
The harry potter train was the most memorable part of the trip. (more)Robert Rowley
India by Rail, Northeast & Darjeeling
From
US $1,299
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
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
Japan small group vacation by bullet train
From
£3,895
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
Central Europe rail tour, 15 days
From
£1,589
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
Reunification Express vacation, Vietnam
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US $1,479
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
£865
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 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
Trans Mongolian adventure vacation
From
US $2,999
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
Vietnam tour, Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
From
US $740
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
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US $1,750
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Golden Temple in Amritsar was the highlight, and the sounds, sightsand smells on the Ghats in Varanassi were unforgettable Tips? Be frugal with your packing, laundry is cheap and quick. Alternatively replace old clothes with new on your journey. Make sure you have an antibiotic for treating tummy upsets. Drink plenty of water Local benefits? We used local transport and food outlets where possible Overall rating? A very interesting insight into... (more)Brian Judge
Scotland railway short break, West Highland Line
From
£320
excluding flights
Very nice, gorgeous scenery (more)Kim Freeman
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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