Latest News and Booking Numbers

Latest News and Booking Numbers

Latest update on booking situation for our 2024 programme of tours. Most are already a confirmed go!

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European Rail and Culture Tours

Tour Type

Tour Manager

FebRail Wonders of South-West SpainVintageDavidGo
FebSpringtime in SicilyClassicDavid/Aless.Go
AprilGalician ParadoresIn StyleMarionGo. SOLD OUT
MayRailway Ramble - VougaRRDavidGo
MayItalian VintageVintageAndrea
MayLittle Trains of the DolomitesClassicDavidGo


JuneRotterdamVintageKevinGo. 2 rooms left
JuneGorgeous Georgia (with Armenia add-on)Enth/CultureKevinMoved to 2025
JuneClassic Bulgaria and the Cherry FestivalClassicMariaGo
JuneDouro - Rail, River and WineVintageDavidGo
JuneVintage Central PortugalVintageDavidGo
June/JulySouthern France and the PyreneesVintageValeriaGo
JulyBy Rail to the Midnight SunVintageAlastairGo


SeptemberMountain Railways of TrentinoClassicAndrea
SeptemberHarz MountainsVintageKevinGo. 3 rooms left
SeptemberHidden SloveniaClassicMarionGo
SeptemberVintage SloveniaVintageMarionGo. 4 rooms left
AugustVintage BalticsVintagePetrasGo
SeptemberVintage PortVintageDavid
SeptemberMagical MinhoClassicDavid
SeptemberLittle Trains of the DolomitesClassicDavid
OctoberRail Wonders of Sardinia, Corsica and PisaVintageMarion/AlessandraGo
OctoberClassic MontenegroClassicMariaGo
OctoberThe Railways Around BilbaoClassicMarion

Worldwide Rail and Culture Tours

TBCMexicoGrand TourKevinMoved to 2025
MayThe CanadianGrand TourChris
JuneRail & Natural Wonders of AlaskaGrand TourPhil
TBCBigboy steaming special to USGrand TourChrisGo
SeptThe Great Peruvian AdventureGrand TourChrisGo
OctUSA Western StatesGrand TourChrisGo

UK Tours

JunePortmeirion and the Railways of SnowdoniaIn StyleStephen M
JuneCentral Wales - Trains, Ales and GardensClassicMarion
JuneSpringtime in ScotlandClassicDavidGo
SeptemberAnne's ScotlandClassicDavid

Railway Enthusiast Tours

SepSpain Enthusiast Tour - The CatalonianEnthusiastJonathan
OctHungary Enthusiast tourEnthusiastFerenc
November25th Anniversary SpecialEnthusiastDavid
DecEnthusiast Tour - possibly RomaniaEnthusiastChris

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Latest News - New Brochure to Download

Latest News and New Brochure

Our new 2024 brochure is at the printers and will be on its way to those on our mailing list by the end of this week

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Click here to download a PDF copy of our brochure

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To order a printed copy please email giving your full name, address, postcode and tell us where you heard about us and we will get one in the post to you.


Latest News - 2024 on its way

Latest News and New Brochure - 14/12/2023

Our new 2023 brochure is at the printers and will be on its way to those on our mailing list by the end of this week

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Our 2024 brochure has gone to print and will be with you over the Christmas and New Year break. Most of our tours are now open for booking on this website and (up until 15 January) you can book them with just a £100 pp initial deposit. Our confirmed tours for 2024 are (click on link to see a printable PDF):


European Rail and Culture Tours 2024

Feb, 25Springtime in Sicily
Feb, 28Rail Wonders of South-West Spain
Apr, 5Galician Paradores
May, 3Italian Vintage
May, 9Railway Ramble – Vouga
May, 23Rotterdam and the Dordt Steam Festival
May, 24Little Trains of the Dolomites
June, 1Gorgeous Georgia
June, 6Southern France and the Pyrenees
June, 6Vintage Central Portugal
June, 13Douro – Rail, River and Wine
June, 23Classic Bulgaria and the Cherry Festival
June, 23Norway – Rails and Fjords
July, 3By Rail to the Midnight Sun
Aug, 8Vintage Baltics
Sept, 6Hidden Slovenia
Sept, 7Mountain Railways of Trentino
Sept, 12Harz Mountains
Sept, 12Vintage Port
Sept, 15Vintage Slovenia
Sept, 26Magical Minho
Sept, 26Rail Wonders of Sardinia, Corsica and Pisa
Sept, 27Little Trains of the Dolomites
Oct, 6Classic Montenegro and Serbia
Oct, 10The Railways Around Bilbao
Nov, 20Naples and Amalfi Coast

Worldwide Rail and Culture Tours

March, 14Icons of Australia
May, 2The Canadian
June, 4Rail & Natural Wonders of Alaska
Oct, 5USA Western States
Oct, TBCThe Railways of Mexico

UK Tours
May, 9Springtime in Scotland
May, 30Portmeirion and the Railways of Snowdonia
June, 7Central Wales – Trains, Ales and Gardens

Railway Enthusiast Tours

March,25th Anniversary Special
MayALSA Barcelona tour
TBCBigboy steaming special to US
SepThe Great Peruvian Adventure
DecEnthusiast Tour – possibly Romania
April, 5Vietnam
Oct, 10The Eger Counter

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Latest News - New Brochure to Download

Latest News and New Brochure

Our new 2023 brochure is at the printers and will be on its way to those on our mailing list by the end of this week

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Click here to download a PDF copy of our brochure

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Latest booking situation for March tours

  • Historic South-West Spain only 1 room left
  • Springtime in Sicily – 5 rooms left
  • Let’s Clear Cambodia – still places available

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News 30 July 2023

Latest News

As on 30 July 2023

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NEW TOUR – ONE OFF – The Rampa de Pajares Farewell

16 to 21 November 2023

On this tour we plan to travel on several lines which at present are not used by regular passenger services and bid farewell to one of the most amazing railways in Europe, the “Rampa de Pajares”, one of the most convoluted rail routes in Europe.

Booking now open for our most exciting private charter train of 2023. You won’t want to miss this final farewell to one of the greatest rail lines in Europe.

This tour is expected to sell out and individual days are available from just £175.

Full details click here

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News 24 March 2023

Latest updates on some of our forthcoming enthusiast trips

As of 21/03/2023

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Japan Branch Lines

More branches are to close in Japan. Click this link for article in the International Railway Gazette. 

Our Japan tour in October will be altered slightly so we can travel on this line (and any others that come up in the meantime).

The Reagan Reunion

Things now looking very positive for our tour being able to run at end of May as planned. Hz say the engineering work, which was to have taken place in May, will now take place in April.

Gorgeous Georgia

All looking good now for this tour to run in June as planned.

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Latest Booking Situation

An update on all our tours. Bookings for this year are so good it could be our best year ever. What a way to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Updated 03/05/2023

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European Rail and Culture Tours

Rail Wonders of South-West SpainCompleted
Springtime in SicilyCompleted
Vintage Loire ValleyGo
Galician ParadoresCompleted
Railway Ramble – VougaPostponed
Italian VintageGo
Little Trains of the DolomitesGo – 3 rooms left
Gorgeous Georgia (with Armenia add-on)Almost certain Go
Classic Bulgaria and the Lavender FestivalGo
Douro – Rail, River and WineGo – 3 rooms left
Vintage Central PortugalGo – 4 rooms left
Lisbon and Sintra4 more for go
Southern France and the PyreneesGo – 4 rooms left
By Rail to the Midnight SunGo
Mountain Railways of TrentinoGo
Harz MountainsGo – 2 rooms left
Vintage SloveniaGo – 3 rooms left
Hidden Slovenia3 more for Go
Vintage BalticsGo
Vintage PortGo
Magical MinhoGo
Rail Wonders of Sardinia, Corsica and PisaGo – 4 rooms left
Classic MontenegroGo
The Railways Around BilbaoGo

Worldwide Rail and Culture Tours

Rail & Natural Wonders of Alaska2 places left
USA Great West RailTBC
USA Western StatesGo
Japan – last chance to ride6 more for Go
The Old Patagonian ExpressGo
Sri Lanka

UK Tours

Portmeirion and the Railways of SnowdoniaGo
Central Wales – Trains, Ales and GardensGo – 2 rooms left
Springtime in ScotlandGo
Anne’s ScotlandGo

Railway Enthusiast Tours

Costa del AlcoCompleted
Slovenia/Croatia RailtourLooking good for May dates
South Sweden
Portugal 25th Anniversary Tour

“Go” means we have enough bookings for the tour to run as advertised. It does not guarantee the tour will run and if you intend to book your own flights that is still a risk you take.

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Survey - £100 voucher

Complete our 2023 Customer Survey and receive £100 voucher

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Latest News - Special Offer - updated 03/Jan/2023

Latest News and Special Offer

Save £100 off all of our tours departing after 1 April 2023.


Save £100 per person on all* of rail and culture tours departing on or after 1st April 2023 – bookings must be made by 15 January 2023

* excludes The Reagan Reunion

£100 will be deducted from you final balance (42 days before departure for Europe, 60 days for long haul).

Full List of Tours for 2023

2023 Tours List

These tours are almost full (hotel room wise):

  • The Costa del Alco (places available on train only basis)
  • Historic South-West Spain
  • Springtime in Sicily
  • Douro – Rail, River and Wine
  • Rail and Natural Wonders of Alaska


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Portugal - The Return - Timings - 26/10/2022

Provisional timings for the “Portugal the Return” railtour.

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Portugal – The Return

Sunday 6 November

Porto Sao Bento: 09:25
Aveiro: 10:25

Service train to Sernada

Sernada do Vouga: 12:25 (vintage train)
Aveiro Vouga: 13:49

Aveiro: 14:04
Aveiro Docks: 14:28 to 14:50
Aveiro: 15:25

Aveiro: 15:33
Coimbra-B: 16:13 to 16:25
Coimbra: 16:28 to 16:50
Entroncamento: 18:19

Monday 7 November 

Tomar: 09:08
Entroncamento: 09:32 to 09:40
Rodao: 11:23 to 12:20
Castelo Branco: 12:45 to 14:02
Vilar Formoso: 16:35

Vilar Formoso: 17:20
Guarda: 17:52 to 18:22
Covilha: 19:00

Tuesday 8 November

Covilha: 09:30
Entroncamento: 12:56 to 15:05
Barriero: 17:30 to 17:40
Setubal: 18:04

Wednesday 9 November

Setubal: 09:02
Grando Norte: 09:53 to 09:58
Alcacer do Sal: 10:11 to 10:20
Tunes: 13:25

Tunes: 14:00
Lagos: 14:49 to 16:10
Tunes: 16:55

Tunes: 17:25
Setubal: 20:25

Thursday 10 November

Setubal: 09:32
Beja: 11:50

Beja: 13:55
Casa Branca: 14:40

Casa Branca: 15:05
Evora: 15:25

Evora: 15:45
Setubal: 19:09

Friday 11 November

Setubal: 10:12
Caldas da Rainha: 13:05 to 14:59
Porto Campanha: 20:10