Festive & Winter Tours

2019 Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland
6 Days From Only £849.00

Germany's timeless Harz Mountains are arguably even more spectacular in winter. Towns brimming with half-timbered houses resemble Christmas card scenes and the surrounding forests glisten in the snow. February offers the best of the Harz in winter, so join us on a narrow gauge and mountain railway adventure to warm your Harz.

Harz Mountains & Rübeland Festive Steam
5 Days From Only £899.00

We have been escorting groups to the Harz Mountains for many years, come spring, summer, autumn or winter. This one is a little bit different though, staying in the mountain resort of Braunlage at our hotel in superior rooms with balcony, with two special steam runs, including a rare visit to the Rübeland Railway and three Christmas Markets. A Festive tour to warm your Harz!

The Roses Christmas Markets & Steam
5 Days From Only £395.00

Although this tour is timed to coincide with Harrogate's Christmas Market weekend, it includes so much more! We also visit two of the country's best known Christmas Markets, contrasting charming York with metropolitan Manchester, and feature two great steam railways, one in Yorkshire and one in Lancashire, plus UNESCO World Heritage Saltaire. We're coming up smelling of roses again with festive cheer!

A Grand Tour of Scotland at Christmas
8 Days From Only £975.00

The West Highland Line, the Kyle Line & the Cairngorms Line - experience a truly magical pre-Christmas rail tour of the Scottish Highlands in all their wintry glory, followed by a relaxing and homely Christmas in Stirling with all the trimmings and an excursion to Edinburgh.

Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure
8 Days From Only £1,475.00

How do you fancy a Christmas with a difference amidst the lakes and mountains of Switzerland? Marvel at wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, soar up Mount Titlis, and relax on Lake Lucerne's shore at the 4* Seehotel Pilatus, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.

Black Forest New Year Steam & More
6 Days From Only £1,295.00

Enjoy a special New Year tour as we steam through glorious Black Forest scenery in its magical winter setting on three included steam excursions! We also spend New Year's Eve in beautiful Freiburg and tour the city at the 'Gateway to the Black Forest' by vintage tram.

New Year Celebrations by the Romantic Rhine
6 Days From Only £849.00

Welcome in 2019 by the Rhine in riverside Remagen with a 5 course dinner, music, dancing and a complimentary evening bar on New Year's Eve. Uncover Remagen's history on a guided walk with our hotelier, sail along the Loreley Valley from beautiful Boppard, climb through the Ahr Valley by train and experience the Vulkan Express.

Harz Mountains & Rhine Valley Christmas Cracker
9 Days From Only £1,295.00

Combining two of our favourite destinations at that 'wonderful time of the year', enjoy the pre-Christmas festivities in the wintry Harz Mountains, with tempting Christmas Markets & the Brocken by steam. Then celebrate Christmas itself by the Rhine in riverside Remagen, sailing along the Loreley Valley from beautiful Boppard, climbing through the Ahr Valley by train and experiencing the Vulkan Express.

2018 Swiss St Nicholas Snow Train Adventure
8 Days From Only £1,395.00

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.

2018 Rhine Valley Christmas Markets & Steam
5 Days From Only £499.00

Hot chestnuts, almonds, glühwein - Germany's Christmas Markets are a taste sensation. Explore Cologne's varied markets, the quaint smaller markets of Linz and Ahrweiler, and explore the Rhine Valley by rail, including the Vulkan Express by steam!

2018 Winchester, Salisbury & Bournemouth Markets
4 Days From Only £295.00

Browse Winchester's Christmas Market, set beneath its magnificent cathedral, enjoy Salisbury's own festive market and impressive Gothic cathedral, then contrast with Bournemouth's own German-inspired stalls on a great value short break to the Dorset coast.

Dresden, Ore Mountains & Prague Festive Steam
8 Days From Only £1,399.00

A firm favourite for a number of years, we return to Dresden for a festive tour packed with steam. This time around we've turned it into more of a touring holiday, with excursions from Dresden including the return of a fabulous steam-hauled run to Prague, plus the Ore Mountains explored from nearby Chemnitz.

2018 Frankfurt, Rudesheim & Cologne Christmas Mkts
5 Days From Only £645.00

From our base in the heart of the Rhine Gorge we visit Frankfurt's fantastic Christmas Market, set within the historic reconstructed Old Town, Rüdesheim's village Christmas Market and cruise the atmospheric Rhine Gorge to the legendary Loreley Rock. On our way home we stop in Cologne for our final evening to visit another of Germany's finest Christmas Markets, set beneath the masterpiece Cologne Cathedral.

2018 Bruges & Gent Festive Cheers
5 Days From Only £675.00

A tour packed with festive cheer, designed with fans of Belgian beers in mind, but also featuring Christmas Markets amidst the timeless gables, belfries and waterways of Bruges and Gent. We visit three Christmas Markets, three breweries, cruise the waters of Gent and trundle along the North Sea coastline on a privately chartered vintage tram, all from our brand new 4* hotel in Bruges.

Festive & Winter Tours

Festive & Winter Tours 2018 - 2019

 

The Roses Christmas Markets & Steam

From Price: £395.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 15/11/2018
 

Harz Mountains & Rübeland Festive Steam

From Price: £899.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/11/2018
 

2018 Swiss St Nicholas Snow Train Adventure

From Price: £1,395.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 30/11/2018
 

Dresden, Ore Mountains & Prague Festive Steam

From Price: £1,399.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2018
 

2018 Frankfurt, Rudesheim & Cologne Christmas Mkts

From Price: £645.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/12/2018
 

2018 Bruges & Gent Festive Cheers

From Price: £675.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/12/2018
 

2018 Winchester, Salisbury & Bournemouth Markets

From Price: £295.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 10/12/2018
 

2018 Rhine Valley Christmas Markets & Steam

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 13/12/2018
 

A Grand Tour of Scotland at Christmas

From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2018
 

Harz Mountains & Rhine Valley Christmas Cracker

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2018
 

Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure

From Price: £1,475.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/12/2018
 

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 28/12/2018
 

New Year Celebrations by the Romantic Rhine

From Price: £849.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 29/12/2018
 

2019 Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland

From Price: £849.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 17/02/2019

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