Beyond the Black Sea

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Beyond the Black Sea is a wonderful tour to a corner of Europe that is little-visited but no less fascinating or beautiful than other parts of the continent. Our 27-day itinerary takes us to Western Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria, before finishing in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia.The journey begins in Ukraine’s capital Kiev before moving 132 kilometers north to the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident, Chernobyl. Twenty-five years on, with radiation levels normalised, we vi
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Jewels of the Med

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Jewels of the Mediterranean is a magnificent 27-day journey to Malta and some of the less-visited Mediterranean islands – Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica. Steeped in history, these islands are home to ancient Greek and Roman sites, rugged limestone cliffs and caves, volcanic landscapes, forests and mountains, and some of the most spectacular coastlines of the Mediterranean.Beginning in magnificent Malta, our four-day stay will reveal the secrets of the island’s ancient past that have helpe
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Baltics and Beyond

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Entering the Baltics from the sea is a breathtaking way to plunge into this unexplored pocket of Europe. Our 29-day tour is a heady mix of natural beauty, remarkable architecture and diverse cultures as we travel through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Poland.Our tour begins with a comfortable overnight ferry journey from Stockholm to Estonia, the starting point for our Baltic adventure. Embarking on a new era of independence, the people of the Baltics are warm and open-hearted. We c
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Trail of the Northern Lights

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Imagine waking up in a glass igloo in a remote forest setting with lights blazing in perpetual motion in a silent night sky. Imagine great swaying bands of colour dancing above the glass ceiling of your igloo as you watch from your cosy bed. Welcome to the greatest show on earth and the 23-day spectacular ‘Trail of the Northern Lights’!The Trail of the Northern Lights begins in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, before we take a breathtaking train ride to the west coast. Arriving at the beaut
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Trail of the Northern Lights

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Imagine waking up in a glass igloo in a remote forest setting with lights blazing in perpetual motion in a silent night sky. Imagine great swaying bands of colour dancing above the glass ceiling of your igloo as you watch from your cosy bed. Welcome to the greatest show on earth and the 23-day spectacular ‘Trail of the Northern Lights’!The Trail of the Northern Lights begins in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, before we take a breathtaking train ride to the west coast. Arriving at the beauti
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Trail of the Northern Lights

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Imagine waking up in a glass igloo in a remote forest setting with lights blazing in perpetual motion in a silent night sky. Imagine great swaying bands of colour dancing above the glass ceiling of your igloo as you watch from your cosy bed. Welcome to the greatest show on earth and the 23-day spectacular ‘Trail of the Northern Lights’!The Trail of the Northern Lights begins in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, before we take a breathtaking train ride to the west coast. Arriving at the beauti
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Manchester to Marrakech

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Manchester to Marrakech is the latest addition to our expanding portfolio of rail tours. But it is not just for rail buffs: it is a remarkable journey from the heart of the Industrial Revolution in England to the mighty sands of the Sahara Desert in Morocco.Our tour begins in the great industrial city of Manchester before traversing the Pennines to North Wales. Here we visit Snowdonia National Park and the iconic Welsh villages of Portmeirion and Porthmadog. Heading south-east we reach Londo
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A Christmas Cracker

Beautiful illuminations in Hamburg at Christmas week. Weihnachtsmarkt
‘A Christmas Cracker’ is a very special tour that travels by train from London to Strasbourg and through the heart of Germany, visiting the magical Christmas markets and soaking up the festive atmosphere that makes Germany such an exciting destination at this time of year.We begin In London with three nights in the heart of the city, where the shop windows are ablaze with festive displays and Trafalgar Square is dominated by a huge Christmas tree. Boarding Eurostar, we head through the
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The Legendary Trans Siberian: Xmas & New Year Special

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The Legendary Trans-Siberian Express is a spectacular adventure from Beijing to St Petersburg on one of the world’s greatest railways. Our exclusive 26-day Christmas and New Year Special is our most popular ‘Trans-Sibe’ of all as we celebrate a white Christmas in Siberia and New Year’s Eve in Red Square.To make the journey at this time of year is a sensational experience as we travel through a winter wonderland, conjuring up memories of Dr Zhivago. Among the highlights are a sleigh-r
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Russia off the Beaten Track

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Centred on Victory Day in Stalingrad, Russia off the Beaten Track traverses an entirely different path from the mainstream. This is a tour that is so diverse, it will astonish even the most experienced traveller. It has massive appeal for railway enthusiasts, those with more than a passing interest in history, people who have been to Russia before and those who want to discover this vast country for the first time.Using Russia’s famed railway network, the tour explores pockets of the count
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