From a short break in the glorious Highlands of Scotland to the marvellous lakes and mountain railways of Switzerland in their alpine winter glory. Explore festive Christmas Markets and take great steam railway journeys through stunning scenery.
Timed to coincide with Harrogate's Christmas Market weekend, we also steam through the Dales on one of the Yorkshire's finest heritage railways, explore the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire and enjoy more of Yorkshire's varied Christmas Markets, from the walled city of York to cosmopolitan Leeds, all from our base in handsome Harrogate, the English Spa.
Browse Winchester's Christmas Market, set beneath its magnificent cathedral, enjoy Salisbury's own festive market and contrast with Bournemouth's German-inspired stalls, before our highlight Christmas Luncheon aboard the Swanage Railway's 'Dorsetman'. Due to demand we have to confirm numbers long in advance, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Here's something a little bit different - an 8 day tour to our popular hotel on Lake Lucerne, but with a festive twist! Compare Hergiswil's village Christmas Market with Lucerne's, which is actually inside the station, and the stunning market in Einsiedeln's abbey square. Marvel at the Golden Pass route, the revolving cable car at Mount Titlis and Mount Pilatus. Cruise on Lake Lucerne, take the Rigi Railway up the 'Queen of the Mountains' and relax at two St Nicholas Parades.
Designed to coincide with the first ever winter season of the Jacobite Steam, this new tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William and packs in lots of content, with three included excursions, all meals included during your stay at the hotel and some drinks each evening, along with entertainment on two nights on our welcoming winter warmer in the western Highlands.
A brand new tour to two of our favourite destinations, featuring the Christmas Markets and steam railways in both northern and southern Germany. Steam through "Franconian Switzerland", around Munich, through the wintry Selketal Valley and up to the peak of the Brocken, whilst enjoying Christmas Markets in Nuremberg, Bamberg, Munich and Wernigerode.
Chester is stunning in the lead up to Christmas, with its own Christmas market in full swing and the famous Rows beautifully decorated. Staying at one of our favourite hotels, explore Chester and enjoy two very different excursions. A ferry across the Mersey leads to Liverpool and our 'fab four' Magical Mystery Tour, and there's steam nostalgia on the East Lancs Railway, with Christmas lunch included as we steam through the Irwell Valley.
Enjoy a special New Year tour as we steam through glorious Black Forest scenery in its magical winter setting with New Year's Eve in beautiful Freiburg, and a relaxing New Year's Day at the French National Railway Museum, Cité du Train, just over the border at Mulhouse.
Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2017.