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Escorted Rail Tours to Bayreuth

A centre of European opera since the 19th century

The pretty town of Bayreuth dates back to about the 12th century, but it remained essentially unnoticed for hundreds of years. Its status changed considerably in the later years of the 17th century, when the town was chosen to be the seat of the Margraves of Kulmbach. By the 1730s Margrave Frederick and Margravine Wilhelmina had ushered in Bayreuth's golden age. Surrounding themselves with a lively court of architects, artists and musicians, they left the town with a rich cultural heritage - and some of its finest structures, including the Opera House and the delightful buildings on Friedrichstrasse.

About a century later, the renowned composer Richard Wagner decided to settle in the town, as it offered him a stage large enough to put on his ambitious, grand-scale opera productions. The impetus generated by Wagner was tremendous, and Bayreuth's opera festival has been rightly famous throughout Europe ever since. Today, the town retains a number of attractive features from its prosperous past, and Bayreuth continues to delight visitors.

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Berlin, Dresden & Prague Fly:Rail

Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a Berlin, Dresden and Prague tour, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.

Departs from June 2017 to September 2017.
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Classical Rhine Cruise
Classical Rhine Cruise

Follow the winding Rhine on this fantastic tour through central Europe. Explore the canals of Amsterdam before charting a course through the charming vineyards of northern Germany, pass briefly through France and end your exploration in the Swiss city of Basel

Departs in October 2016.
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8 days from £795per personView tour details
Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

Departs from March 2017 to October 2017.
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13 days from £1,995per personView tour details
Grand Imperial Cities Fly:Rail

Fascinating grand Imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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12 days from £1,795per personView tour details
Premium Rhine Cruise

Join us on the wonderful MS Amadeus Silver II as we cruise our way through Germany along the romantic River Rhine. From Amsterdam in Holland, we explore charming medieval wine towns, admire the breathtaking scenery of the Rhine Gorge and then cross into France, exploring charming Strasbourg before ending in the Swiss city of Basel.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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8 days from £1,890per personView tour details
Berlin, Dresden & Prague

Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a Berlin, Dresden and Prague tour, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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11 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Highlights of the Baltics & Scandinavia

Discover the contrasting cultures of the fascinating Baltic region, from colourful Scandinavia to the splendour of Russia, via the historic countries of Latvia and Estonia. Explore glorious palaces and UNESCO World Heritage sites on this unique Baltic Explorer rail tour.

Departs from June 2017 to September 2017.
18 days from £2,795per personView tour details
Harz Mountains & Rhine Gorge

Discover two of Germany's most picturesque regions on this fantastic two-centre holiday. We explore the halftimbered 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.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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Trans-Siberian Express

Step on board the Golden Eagle and be transported back to the romantic age of travel as we wend our way across Russia, Mongolia and Siberia in unprecedented luxury. This rail adventure takes you on a journey of over 8,000 miles; a true odyssey to the other side of the world.

Departs from May 2017 to August 2017.
19 days from £10,795per personView tour details
Fairytale Castles & Bavarian Alps

Whimsical palaces and gingerbread castles set the theme of our fairy-tale rail tour, during which we relax in the wonderful Bavarian countryside, visit the capital of Bavaria, Munich, and take a trip by train up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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