Tours featuring extra special Railtrail opportunities to taste fine food and drink, along with a whiff of steam and some great railway journeys ...
Brand new for 2017, spend a day at Maldegem's International Steam Festival, explore Belgium's seaside by specially chartered vintage tram, steam through the Dutch countryside on the Goes-Borsele Railway and enjoy our private steam charter on Belgium's Puurs-Dendermonde heritage line. Based in gorgeous Gent, explore the city by tram, cruise its waterways and taste Belgian beer at a renowned brewery.
The Western Highlands offer amazing views and this tour promises an action packed few days. Explore both branches of the West Highland Line, visit the Isle of Mull, ride the Jacobite Steam Train to Mallaig, and visit two distilleries for a tour and a 'wee dram'. Not forgetting a cruise on the steamship Sir Walter Scott on idyllic Loch Katrine.
Combine steam trains and railway museums with scenic journeys by train and boat, exploring historic Nuremberg and UNESCO World Heritage Bamberg. Taste Bamberg's smoked beer, tour Nuremberg's labyrinthine Altstadt Brewery and marvel at Maisel's Weissbier Experience whilst enjoying two evenings at Nuremberg's Beer Festival. Prost!
A brilliant Steam, Rail & Ale tour timed to coincide with the huge Great Central Model Railway event, the 150 anniversary celebrations on the Ecclesbourne Valley line, plus Peak Rail Steam & Vintage bus rides. Add in a visit and tour of Marston's Heritage brewery and a Victorian ale house and we can drink to that!
Spitfire and Titanic? Okay, we've got your attention! Yes, we see Spitfire RW388 at the Potteries Museum and visit the Titanic Brewery for a tour and tasting, but this tour features so much more - the Amerton, Churnet Valley, Rudyard Lake and Apedale Railways, plus the special Steam Anniversary Gala at Foxfield on a moorlands tour by vintage coach with more than a taste of real ale.
Brand new for 2017 and staying at the upscale Pullman Hotel Brussels Midi, this tour is packed with excitement. Get your bearings with a guided 'Brussels Beer Walk', enjoy ample free time at the 'Belgian Beer Weekend' in the glorious Grand Place, visit the new Train World Museum, steam on a specially chartered train, cruise Gent's canals and visit four very different Belgian breweries.
Last October Dave disappeared down to the Isle of Wight for the weekend and returned to Leek with this beauty! Imagine a weekend of 'Classic Buses & Beer', with 60 vintage buses shuttling between 62 real ale pubs on the island, plus Isle of Wight Steam, the Swanage Steam Gala in delightful Dorset, and tour and tasting at the Ringwood Brewery. We hope this tour is as appealing to you as it is to us!
Build up a head of steam, uncovering Scotland's heritage from a different angle. Enjoy a day at the Bo'ness & Kinneil Steam Gala, soar above the canals by boat on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway on a tour that also features the best of Scottish brewing.
Festive & Winter Tours 2017 - 2018