Passage of the Nile

Pyramids of Meroe, Sudan
This great caravan of antiquity starts appropriately in Ethiopia, the ‘cradle of civilization’ and heads inexorably north, tracing the Nile’s path to the Mediterranean Sea. From Addis Ababa to Alexandria – this is a remarkable land journey from the source to the mouth of the Nile! Almost a transmigration, the journey starts in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, then moves to the Blue Nile Gorge before reaching the vast Lake Tana at Bahir Dar. From this lake, the Blue Nile emerges like
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Russia off the Beaten Track

Motherland Statue-Volgograd-Main
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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The Legendary Trans-Siberian: Naadam

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The Legendary Trans-Siberian Express is a spectacular adventure from Beijing to Moscow on one of the world’s greatest railways. Our July departure is timed to coincide with Mongolia’s annual Naadam Festival: a spectacular display of horsemanship, wrestling, archery and colourful traditional costumes. The July Trans-Siberian is one of our most popular summer tours and it is not difficult to see why. In addition to all the normal highlights of this amazing adventure, the annual Naadam Festi
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Epic Rail Odyssey

Sunset rays streak from below the cirrocumulus clouds over train
Epic Rail Odyssey is the ultimate rail adventure that stretches 12,589km, across the face of the earth. Always designed as more than a rail journey, it passes through vast steppes, deserts, mountain ranges and rich fertile valleys. Spanning a quarter of the earth’s land surface, this glorious journey traverses seven diverse countries. We begin in Moscow where we delve into corners of the great city that are not normally visited by tourists: in particular, Stalin’s bunker -  a nuclear str
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Manchester to Marrakech

Fez Cityscape and Tannery
Manchester to Marrakech is a remarkable journey from the heart of the Industrial Revolution in England to the mighty sands of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Travelling almost entirely by rail, we enjoy the diverse landscapes of England, Wales, France, Spain and Morocco from the comfort of our railway carriage. The 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 Portmei
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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

Motherland Statue-Volgograd-Main
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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The Legendary Trans-Siberian: Naadam

russia-train2
The Legendary Trans-Siberian Express is a spectacular adventure from Beijing to Moscow on one of the world’s greatest railways. Our July departure is timed to coincide with Mongolia’s annual Naadam Festival: a spectacular display of horsemanship, wrestling, archery and colourful traditional costumes. The July Trans-Siberian is one of our most popular summer tours and it is not difficult to see why. In addition to all the normal highlights of this amazing adventure, the annual Naadam Festi
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Epic Rail Odyssey

Sunset rays streak from below the cirrocumulus clouds over train
Epic Rail Odyssey is the ultimate rail adventure that stretches 12,589km, across the face of the earth. Always designed as more than a rail journey, it passes through vast steppes, deserts, mountain ranges and rich fertile valleys. Spanning a quarter of the earth’s land surface, this glorious journey traverses seven diverse countries. We begin in Moscow where we delve into corners of the great city that are not normally visited by tourists: in particular, Stalin’s bunker -  a nuclear str
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