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.
Whilst 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 features 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 brand new steam tour with a unique twist as we combine fabulous mainline steam, heritage steam depot, vintage trams, a brewery and beautifully traditional German Christmas markets in the picture box imaged towns of Germany's rural heartland. Plus the UNESCO World Heritage attraction of Wartburg Castle.
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.
Our great value pre-Christmas Scottish tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William is packed with fantastic inclusions and stunning scenery! This winter warmer in the western Highlands includes excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on one night.
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.
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-star Seehotel Pilatus, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.
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.
Our White Pass Winter Snow Train Adventure is a Swiss lakes and mountains tour with a difference, and it proved to be very popular in 2019 with an additional departure date now added for 2020 to meet demand. Don't miss out on this amazing tour featuring a great selection of excursions not found anywhere else! 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 P
Germany's timeless Harz Mountains are arguably even more spectacular in winter with the towns half-timbered houses and snow dusted forests resembling a picturesque Christmas card scene. For 2020 our popular Harz Winter Wonderland tour has been extended to 7 days to include an extra day to explore beautiful Wernigerode. We have also added an extra date for 2020 due to the 2019 date selling out so quickly, don't delay, join us on a narrow gauge and mountain railway adventure to warm your Harz.
Our great value winter and spring breaks based at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William are packed with fantastic inclusions and stunning scenery! The popular tours explore the beautiful western Highlands and offer excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on one night.
Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2019
Steam Tours 2019 - More to be added weekly