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Lakes & Mountains

Come summer or winter our lakes and mountains holidays have an adventure suitable for everyone.

Lakes & Mountains Escorted Tours

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, nature takes centre stage. And Europe boasts scenes that can be much more dramatic than we're used to in Great Britain.

The Alps extend across several European countries, providing stunning views of charming villages nestled in deep valleys and forests, flowering alpine meadows that eventually turn into rugged mountains surrounded by snow-covered embankments and icy glaciers.

In contrast the great lakes of Italy provide no less drama, but perhaps a tad more sedate (without all the high-altitude thrills). Lake Maggiore is based in the pretty town of Stresa and offers the opportunity to really explore the area, from the delightful
Borromean Islands to the spectacular heights of the Centovalli Railway. It's such a good-looking destination in fact, that even Napoleon Bonaparte had a soft spot Lake Maggiore, apparently ordering the building of a road through the lake due to its strategic position. According to legend, he claimed he had never seen such beauty and wanted to have access to this "wellspring of happiness."

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Simply Lake GardaSimply Lake Garda

Simply Lake Garda

Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful holiday with a delightful setting on the shores of tranquil Lake Garda - one of Italy's best-loved lakes.

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10 days from £1,395 pp

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Harz Mountains & the Rhine GorgeHarz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge

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.

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10 days from £1,495 pp

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VarennaVarenna

Lake Como & The Bernina Express

On this spectacular tour we stay on the shores of dazzling Lake Como, enjoy boat excursions to Varenna and Bellagio, and take a stunning scenic journey on the iconic Bernina Express.

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Neuschwanstein CastleNeuschwanstein Castle

Fairytale Bavaria & Danube Cruise

Bavaria's magnificent castles, mysterious forests and magical mountains are the backdrop to this majestic tour, uncovering many hidden gems in the historic kingdom of Bavaria. Discover fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle and ride the Bavarian Zugspitz Mountain Railway, from our base in the charming village of Füssen.

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12 days from £2,345 pp

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Glacier ExpressGlacier Express

Glacier Express & Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's fi nest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Enjoy picture-postcard river gorges, iconic cities, cheerful riverside towns and much more.

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11 days from £2,395 pp

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Jungfrau ExpressJungfrau Express

Jungfrau Express & Rhine Cruise

Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railway to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railway station. Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps by rail, as the mountains serenade you with spectacular views across the peaks below.

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Lake Maggiore, The Centovalli Railway & Rhine Cruise

Delight in two great European countries, Italy and Germany, on this 16-day holiday which blends fantastic rail excursions with relaxing river cruising. Unwind beside the Great Italian lakes of Maggiore and Orta, enjoying included wine tastings and garden tours, before an immersive Rhine cruise through some of Germany's most scenic towns and landscapes.

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2020MayJun

16 days from £4,445 pp

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Sirmione on Lake GardaSirmione on Lake Garda

Sirmione on Lake Garda

Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we visit Verona, a boat cruise on the glistening waters to Malcesine, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'

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Stresa & Lake MaggioreStresa & Lake Maggiore

Stresa & Lake Maggiore

From our stunning location overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore in the picturesque town of Stresa, we explore this magnificent region of Italy. We cross Lake Maggiore to explore the Borromean Islands, taste the wines of the Monferrato region, visit enchanting Lake Orta and travel into Switzerland on the scenic Centovalli Railway.

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10 days from £2,195 pp

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Lake OrtaLake Orta

Best of the Italian Lakes

Soak up the splendour of the Italian lakes and the surrounding Swiss mountains, on an
escorted rail holiday that centres on scenic beauty, from the stunning Centovalli Railway
route to the sublime shores of lakes Orta, Maggiore and Como.

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10 days from £1,695 pp

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Traditional Glacier ExpressTraditional Glacier Express

Traditional Glacier Express

Stunning scenery and spectacular views regale us as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express. We enjoy mountain railways, charming towns and dramatic Alpine scenery on this tour through the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland.

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8 days from £1,395 pp

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Jungfrau ExpressJungfrau Express

Jungfrau Express

From our base in the quintessentially Swiss town of Meiringen, we enjoy journeys by mountain railway and lake steamer, crowned with an excursion on the Jungfrau Railway to the breathtaking 'Top of Europe.'

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9 days from £1,995 pp

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