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  • Harz Mountains Christmas Markets 2014

    Towns filled with medieval charm and Christmas markets

    The Harz Mountains' timeless towns and landscapes are perfect for a taste of Advent tradition in Germany. Our tour visits three Christmas markets, two UNESCO-listed Old Towns and enjoys an exhilarating steam train ride.

    Departures from November to December

  • The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter & Spring 2015

    Three excursions in the Austrian Tyrol by train

    The Austrian Tyrol is a real favourite of ours and is even more enthralling under a mantle of snow. From our base in Jenbach, we explore some of the region's most beautiful attractions, such as the lively city of Salzburg. We also visit Lake Achensee on a horse-drawn sleigh, and Mayrhofen - which we discover on a quaint narrow-gauge railway.

    Departures from January to March

  • Railways of the Austrian Alps 2014

    Enjoy beautiful Lake Achensee on our rail tour to Imperial Innsbruck

    Discover the beauty of the Austrian Tyrol during this rail holiday based in Jenbach, a small historic town, perfectly placed for exploring the region's mountains, lakes and villages, as well as the fascinating local heritage railways.

    Departures from June to September

  • The Harz Mountains in Winter & Spring 2015

    Timeless towns and romantic railways

    Join us as we ride on vintage steam trains through wild landscapes and romantic gorges to discover charming towns with timber-framed houses and cobbled lanes. Wernigerode, a beautiful town amidst the mountains, provides an excellent base for this wonderful rail holiday.

    Departures from January to March

  • Simply Lake Garda 2014

    Relax on the shores of Italy’s largest lake on our escorted tour by train

    Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, this is a wonderful and relaxing holiday; a great way to enjoy the pretty scenery of Lake Garda and the surrounding region of northern Italy. 

    Departures from May to October

  • Traditional Glacier Express 2014

    Explore the Swiss Alps by rail

    Stunning scenery and spectacular views are enough to take your breath away as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express train. Admire the classic scenery as Switzerland emerges from winter, with the first flowers budding in the Alpine meadows.

    Departures from May to October

  • Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter & Spring 2015

    Unique location between Lake Thun and Brienz

    The unique location of Interlaken, nestled between Lakes Thun and Brienz, and watched over by the mighty Jungfrau, make the ideal base for a holiday exploring the majestic winter peaks of the Bernese Oberland by train, including spectacular trips to the summit of the Jungfrau and Schilthorn peaks.

    Departures from January to March

  • Christmas in the Tyrol 2014

    10-day Christmas rail holiday in the heart of the Tyrol

    Our base for Christmas in the Tyrol, Jenbach, is ideal for yuletide trips to Salzburg, Innsbruck and the Achensee. The narrow-gauge steam railway, the Zillertalbahn, is a real highlight, as it winds its way up the valley to the winter resort of Mayrhofen.

    Departures from December to December

  • Harz Mountains & Rhine Gorge 2014

    Germany's spectacular mountains and heritage railways

    Discover two of Germany's most picturesque regions on this fantastic two-centre holiday. We explore the half-timbered villages and stunning peaks of the Harz Mountains by heritage railway before visiting the stunning Rhine Gorge, where the legendary Lorelei Rock still casts its spell.

    Departures from May to October

  • New Year in the Tyrol 2014

    New Year in the heart of the Tyrol by rail

    Our base for New Year in the Tyrol, Jenbach, is ideal for trips to Salzburg, Innsbruck and the Achensee. The narrow-gauge steam railway, the Zillertalbahn, is a real highlight, as it winds its way up the valley to the winter resort of Mayrhofen.

    Departures from December to December

Our lakes and mountains holidays combine the best of the great outdoors with high living. If you can imagine yourself sipping coffee in the sun next to Lake Geneva, or stumbling across a glacial tarn on a winter's day, then you might enjoy our selection of lakes and mountains holidays. Unlike some outdoors holidays our itineraries are suitable for everyone, prizing gentle exertion over blood pumping, adrenaline-fuelled climbing expeditions. Our tour managers are able to suggest an adventure for guests of all levels of fitness and abilities. With hotels in the best lakes and mountains  locations, you may be tempted to stay in the bar and gaze out of the window.

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