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First mentioned in records in 807AD when controlled by Italian nobility, Locarno had previously been a Roman settlement, although this area of Lake Maggiore bears evidence of inhabitation since prehistoric times. Largely an agricultural community, Locarno's prosperity as a centre of trade and commerce grew in the fourteenth century thanks to its proximity to a trading route between Italy, Switzerland and Germany.
Built almost on the water's edge on Boppard's River Rhine promenade, the 3-star Hotel Rheinlust enjoys an excellent central location in the charming wine town. Many of the hotel bedrooms, which are split between the main building and the adjoining guesthouse, enjoy excellent river views. The hotel has a cosy bar and two riverside restaurants where you can enjoy a meal while watching the passing river traffic. Room facilities at the Hotel Rheinlust include a television, telephone and en-suite bathrooms...
£895.00
The 3-star Hotel Selu in Cordoba is situated near the city's Jewish Quarter and historic mosque, in this World Heritage Site city. The hotel offers a bar and coffee shop, fax and telephone services, a TV room, currency exchange, laundry facilities and free Wi-Fi throughout. All rooms feature air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, TV with international channels and a hairdryer. Room service is available.
The Taj Sawai Madhopur Lodge is the only heritage hotel in Ranthambore, and the original lodge was a hunting stop for the Maharaja of Jaipur. It boasts a spa, swimming pool, bar and lounge, whilst rooms come equipped with a television, safe, telephone and minibar.
Our journey on the narrow-gauge line begins in the pretty riverside town of Linz-am-Rhein. On leaving the town behind, our train runs alongside the mighty Rhine, before turning off into the steep-sided valley of the Kasbach. Here the rural village scenery soon changes to wilder, natural landscapes, as the railway passes through copses and thickets in view of the river. The train continues its journey by climbing through the rugged hills known as the Ockenfels, passing ancient castle ruins as we ascend...
On this all-inclusive holiday we enjoy a fantastic excursion to Innsbruck - the capital of the Tyrol, take a guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle and travel on the superb Zillertalbahn Railway to Mayrhofen.
In an area of western Germany renowned for its history, wine-making, natural beauty and abundance of ancient castles, the remarkably-preserved medieval town of Bacharach is unmissable. Within its fourteenth-century town walls, Bacharach's streets are a treasure trove of timber-framed houses and other historic buildings including the beautiful Romanesque-style St Peter's Church and the smaller Jozefskapelle (Chapel of Joseph) which features exquisitely-detailed stained-glass windows. Perhaps the most...
Our escorted rail journeys make visiting multiple cities and countries much simpler as all the travel and accommodation arrangements are taken care of on your behalf. Rail travel is one of the most relaxing ways to travel, allowing you time to gaze at the diverse scenery of Europe and unwind as you journey between destinations. Your Tour Manager meets you at London and remains with you throughout the duration of your trip to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Our Tour Managers possess a good knowledge...
Today, Wilderswil is the epitome of a traditional Swiss alpine village and thanks to its history, culture and beauty is listed on the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. A delightful and rewarding village to explore on foot, Wilderswil is also the perfect base from which to experience the beauty of the Jungfrau region via numerous hiking routes, to visit the bustling city of Interlaken and its neighbouring lakes, Thun and Brienz, or simply to relax and be inspired by the village's breath-taking scenery...
Stresa's idyllic location on Lake Maggiore overlooking the island Isola Bella and providing magnificent views of the lake's surrounding hills had already secured the town's popularity with European aristocracy as a holiday retreat, but the opening of the Simplon Pass between Brig, Switzerland and Piedmont in 1806 boosted Stresa's tourism further still. Consequently many beautiful villas and grand hotels were constructed at the beginning of the nineteenth century and by the twentieth the now well...
The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway was constructed during the 1870s, and opened as the Waterford, Dungarvan & Lismore Railway in August 1878. On its eventual completion, the line was the most expensive to have been built in Ireland, mainly because the wild landscape it ran through called for expensive engineering techniques. But the stunning scenery that the railway passed ensured that it quickly developed a reputation as being one of the country's most scenic railway lines.
We travel by train to Amsterdam for a guided tour of the city's must-see sights. Our guide tells us of the city's history and traditions as we explore the major highlights and hidden gems of Holland's capital. After the tour you are free to discover the city at leisure. You could explore on a boat cruise through the myriad of canals which lace the centre - an ideal way to view the merchant's houses lining the waterways and admire the lovely architecture. There are some superb museums including the...
Unwind and enjoy a 7-night holiday on the stunning, rugged Catalan Coast from our base in the relaxing resort of Roses. Cruise to beautiful Cadaqués and spend time exploring magnificent Barcelona, charming Figueres and the incredible Salvador Dalí Foundation.
With many years of experience in creating escorted rail holidays in Europe, you can be confident that your holiday by rail with Treyn has been created with the utmost care and professionalism. Our Greece train tours include everything that is needed for a successful journey, from welcoming accommodation to convenient travel arrangements, excursions and selected meals. By including all the essential elements of your holiday within each tour, we ensure all that is left for you to do is sit back and...
Following the departure of the Romans from their nearby town of Venta Icenorum in the fifth century, Anglo-Saxons founded a settlement called Northwic on the site of the modern city. By the ninth century the town had become an established centre of trade and commerce, minting its own coins. The Norman conquest of 1066 further shaped Norwich, by now one of the largest cities in England, with invaders adding a castle, a new borough and the cathedral to the city. From the Middle Ages onward a booming...
Whilst the village itself is a diverting and fascinating destination in its own right, the forested coastal peninsula upon which Portmeirion is situated is equally rewarding to explore. Ideally suited for walking, visitors can choose from several sign-posted woodland trails which provide opportunities to observe local birds and wildlife. There is also a beautifully landscaped Japanese garden to explore which features a lake with an ornamental bridge and pagoda as well as a collection of exotic shrubs...
Enjoy all the hospitality that the glorious Emerald Isle has to offer on a relaxing rail holiday that takes you through the most picturesque regions of Ireland. Train holidays allow you to visit an array of cities and villages on just one break, which means that you can uncover many of Ireland's most famous sights even if your time is limited. All of our breaks include a comprehensive programme of excursions that will introduce you to the history and culture of the country, as well as offer you the...
Today we travel by coach to spectacular Venice, the unique floating city known for its beauty. We enjoy a boat trip along the Giudecca Canal to St Mark's Square, where we begin a walking tour of the city, seeing the evocative Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Basilica. You are then free to soak up the atmosphere of this truly amazing city.
When you tour Turkey with Treyn, you can relax knowing that all the details have been taken care of. Your holiday includes all rail travel and transfers as well as the services of a professional Tour Manager who is there to ensure everything runs smoothly. The Tour Manager will look after all of the complex travel arrangements for your Turkey rail tour, including which train to catch, from which platform, when to get off the train, where the hotel is located - and much more. When we arrive in each...
The 3-star Hotel du Château occupies a quiet location at the top of the medieval village of Rocamadour, close to the castle. The main village below is easily accessible by lift (payable locally) or by stairway. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and a heated swimming pool. Bedroom facilities include air conditioning, cable television, telephone and hairdryer.
£645.00
Discover the charms of Dublin and the counties of Wexford, Waterford and Wicklow during this all-inclusive tour, with entertainment every evening and a complimentary bar every night during our stay in Enniscorthy.
£450.00
Exploring Wales by train travel is not only a unique way to see the sights and attractions across the country but also a brilliant way to conserve them. As a company that practices sustainable tourism, Treyn Holidays has chosen to predominantly use rail travel as in addition to offering spectacular views, it is also one of the most environmentally sound ways to travel. As well as the benefits to nature, crossing Wales by train is a great way to see a diverse range of sights whilst travelling in comfort...
The 4-star Hotel Da Vinci in Montecatini Terme is located in the centre of this charming Italian town. The family-run hotel features free Wi-Fi throughout, a restaurant and a pool with panoramic views of the surrounding Tuscan hills. All rooms feature air conditioning, satellite tv, direct line phones, safety deposit boxes and hair-dryers.
The 3-star Boréal Hotel enjoys a fantastic location, situated close to the shops and cafés of central Nice, yet just 1km from the seafront and the Promenade des Anglais and only a short walk from the railway station. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and lounge. The elegant en suite bedrooms are all equipped with air conditioning, safe, iron and ironing board, and television
The 4-star Seehotel Pilatus in Hergiswil is situated directly on the shores of Lake Lucerne. The hotel has a restaurant and a bistro bar and has great leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi.
The natural beauty of Portofino's location - the peninsula upon which the town sits has been a protected National Park since 1935 - began to attract tourists from Italy's aristocracy at the end of the nineteenth century. By the middle of the twentieth century tourist revenue had become Portofino's primary source of income, no doubt aided by the town's association with holidaymaking stars such as Cary Grant, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor and Rex Harrison.
Mount Rigi actually boasts two branches of a mountain railway - one running from Vitznau, and the other beginning in Arth. The Vitznau branch was actually Europe's first mountain railway, having run its first train to the summit in 1871.
This morning we enjoy a guided tour of the 'Eternal City' of Rome, whose buildings span the centuries from the Roman Empire to the present day. Some of the highlights include the Baroque Trevi Fountain, the spectacular Colosseum - one of the world's largest ancient amphitheatres - and the Roman Forum, which was the heart of Roman life for hundreds of years. Following the tour, the rest of the day, and all of Day 7, are free for you to continue discovering this incredible city at your leisure. Rome...
The average speed on most lines is 68mph (110km/h) although the service between Agra and Delhi can reach speeds of 80mph (130km/h). During our journeys on the Shatabdi Express we travel in air conditioned Chair Class. Complimentary snacks, meals and beverages are generally provided during the journey.
A journey by rail is a wonderful experience, particularly in the Austrian Tyrol which is even more picturesque during winter time. Marvel at the idyllic snow-capped mountains and charming countryside that creates a striking backdrop to an Austrian winter rail holiday. Explore bustling towns and cities that are adorned with delightful buildings and discover the rich history of each spectacular destination. With Treyn you are assured not only a fantastic holiday, but also comfortable and scenic rail...
At Treyn Holidays we want to make sure that you get the most out of your holiday. There are numerous excursions organised for you on our India rail journeys such as sightseeing tours of the cities, trips to lively and colourful markets, visits to impressive monuments and buildings such as the Taj Mahal and journeys into the idyllic foothills of the Himalayas. Excursions are often accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide and there is usually plenty of free time built into the tour so that you can...
The Warwick Denver Hotel is located close to the downtown area of Denver, within walking distance of the State Capitol and many of the city's shops, restaurants and attractions. Randolph's Restaurant and Bar, located within the hotel serves breakfast lunch and dinner daily. Leisure facilities include a fitness centre and a heated rooftop pool, which offers fantastic views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains in the distance. There is a lift between floors. The rooms come equipped with a telephone, flat...
Both parts of the line operated successfully for many years, but services did begin to dwindle following the Second World War. But, unusually in the history of railways in Britain, both parts of the track were closed before the Beeching report. The North Eastern section stopped passenger services in 1954, and the Midland part was closed completely in 1959. Although the Midland part of the track and the North Eastern branch west of Redmire was lifted, over half of the railway remained open. This was...
The journey to Schynige Platte is an unforgettable experience in itself. The Schynige Platte Railway, inaugurated in May 1893, gently climbs to an altitude of almost two thousand metres over its seven-mile route. On the way, this historic cog railway ascends forested hillsides, before reaching open pastures strewn with summer wildflowers and a point from which passengers gain views over Interlaken and its accompanying lakes Thun and Brienz. As the train attains the summit and nears the Schynige Platte...
£1,765.00
Discover the popular Flower Show in the pretty spa town of Harrogate on this exciting tour. We also enjoy a nostalgic journey on a heritage railway and visit charming Bolton Abbey.
The 3-star Morar Hotel, the 100-year-old station hotel of a village nestled between the coast and Loch Morar, Western Europe's deepest expanse of fresh water. The hotel's public rooms and terrace afford lovely views of the coastline's silver sands and the Small Isles. The en suite guest rooms are equipped with television, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
The Welbeck Hotel is close to the seafront and centre of Douglas, the Isle of Man's scenic capital. Local cuisine using ingredients sourced from the island is served in the hotel's conservatory restaurant. Rooms are ensuite with television, radio, telephone, hairdryer, iron and trouser press, safe, fridge and free wireless Internet connection.
The Ascot Hotel is only 100 yards from the sea front in charming Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man. Fresh seafood is served in Mackeys Restaurant within the hotel. Comfortable rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, Sky television, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee making facilities, and free high-speed wireless Internet connection.
The family-run 3-star Hotel Mayor & Splendid in Desenzano enjoys a superb location close to both the port of the main Town Square. Its facilities include a bar and a restaurant that overlooks the pretty promenade. The rooms are well-appointed and equipped with air conditioning, satellite television and telephone
On some of our tours we begin in Leeds, where our journey takes us through Airedale and the towns of Shipley and Saltaire, the latter being famous for the huge Salts Mill, which today houses a large collection of paintings by the Bradford-born artist David Hockney. From Saltaire we travel to Keighley, home of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway and then to the North Yorkshire market town of Skipton. On leaving Skipton, the train begins a gradual 15 mile (24 km) climb and stops in Settle, the starting...
The compact town of Zermatt in the Valais region of southern Switzerland sits in the shadow of the country's most iconic mountain: the Matterhorn. In fact the town is almost entirely surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, including Switzerland's highest peak; Monte Rosa. For this reason Zermatt is a haven for skiers, climbers, mountaineers and hikers but, thanks to a law prohibiting petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles the town is mercifully free of traffic noise - any vehicles are electrically...
The scenery along this stretch of the track is breathtaking; here there is a wide-ranging view of the foothills of the smaller mountains, in addition to the rolling meadows sloping away from them. The line passes through a small forest, then begins to meander to cope with the increasingly steep gradient. The landscape takes on a rockier and arid appearance as the train reaches the passing loop, permitting oncoming trains to descend safely.
The 4-star Grand Hotel Bastiani is located within the medieval city walls in the historic centre of Grosseto, only 100 metres from the beautiful San Lorenzo Cathedral. The hotel has a first-floor bar, a small, quiet lounge, a reading room and an outdoor terrace. The Grand Hotel Bastiani has air conditioning and offers free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the property. The room have a TV, radio, minibar, hairdryer and individual temperature controlled air conditioning.
We begin in the quaint village of Bishop's Lydeard, from where our historic train starts a relatively steep climb into the lower reaches of the Quantock Hills. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the view from the train is simply magnificent as the line peaks then descends to Crowcombe Heathfield. From here the journey continues along the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park. Our train then reaches a picturesque valley between the Quantock and Brendon Hills as we arrive in the pretty...
£1,295.00
Watched over by the majestic peaks of the Alps, Lake Como is one of Italy's most picturesque and elegant regions. Explore the lake's majestic gardens and villas, and enjoy a stunning journey on the Bernina Express.
Located in the village of Parghelia, just a short distance from the busy resort of Tropea, the Hotel Santa Lucia has its own private beach, with deck chairs and parasols, and offers its guests a free shuttle-transfer service to Tropea town centre. The hotel facilities include a superb swimming pool with sun loungers, an outdoor terrace, a solarium and a games room. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar. Room facilities include a TV, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer and air conditioning.
The narrow gauge Isle of Man Steam Railway runs over a 15.3 mile (24.6km) route which links Douglas, the island's capital, with Port Erin. The line was originally opened for service in the 1870s and is just a small section of what was once a much larger network of railway lines which connected many towns and villages on the Isle of Man. Passengers on the Isle of Man Steam Railway are taken on a scenic journey through verdant countryside and along the spectacular southern coastline in vintage carriages...
From dusty dry plains to lush dense forests, and from sprawling mountain ranges to deep ravines and canyons, the USA is the world's most diverse country. Discover its famous cities and fabulous attractions on this incredible overland journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
Discover the delightful West Country on this superb holiday. From our base in lively Bristol, we admire the charming countryside on two heritage railways - and also explore magnificent Bath and historic Wells.
The pretty town of Llangollen, eight miles east of Carrog, can be easily reached by train, car or - for dedicated walkers - on foot. Llangollen offers many attractions including a motor museum, boat trips along its canal and Plas Newyd, a stunning eighteenth-century timber-framed house set in immaculate gardens. Compact Llangollen's shops, bars, cafes and attractions are easily explored on foot. Llangollen Country Market is held in the Town Hall every Friday between March and Christmas.
Beddgelert's precise history is unclear but it is thought that a Celtic Christian community existed here in the sixth century and was named after a Christian missionary named Celert. However, local legend says that the village is named after the faithful dog of a thirteenth-century prince, Llewellyn, who mistakenly killed the animal believing that it had attacked his infant son. According to the story, Gelert, the dog, had actually defended the baby from an attacking wolf. Realising his mistake the...
Taking a holiday by rail is one of the most relaxing and eco-friendly ways to travel. Comfortable settings, continuous views and the chance to socialise with fellow guests are just some of its charms. Our New Year tours only offer the best and most suitable services to ensure that each journey is a success from start to finish. Convenient rail travel, quality accommodation and interesting excursions are just some of the things that are included. The tour is also accompanied by a professional Tour...
Visit timeless towns that nestle between impressive landscapes of scented pine trees and the imposing peaks of the Harz Mountains on this breathtaking rail journey through Germany. Enjoy ample leisure time to explore the captivating architectural contrast of regal palaces, Gothic buildings and charming timber houses. An unforgettable journey on an evocative narrow-gauge railway takes you to vantage points that present endless panoramic views of the picturesque scenery below. A winter rail holiday...
£1,295.00
The Hotel Bristol in Budapest is a 4* hotel situated in the centre of the city, close to the International Eastern Railway Station. The hotel offers a 24-hour reception, a bar, free Wi-Fi throughout, concierge services, a sauna, a gym and laundry services. Individual rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a safety-deposit box, a minibar, hypoallergenic bedding, air conditioning, a hair-dryer, telephone, mirror and LCD TV.
The family-run 4* Hotel Boston is located in the beautiful Italian town of Montecatini Terme. It features a restaurant, free Wi-Fi and a panoramic pool overlooking the Tuscan hills. All rooms offer air conditioning, satellite tv, direct line phones, safety deposit boxes and hair-dryers.
The village itself has a history which dates back to the Viking era. In the eleventh century, Godeland as it was then known was the site of a hermitage of Benedictine monks, who built a chapel in the village. The Chapel of St Mary is last mentioned in records from 1568, and this building was subsequently replaced by St Mary's Church. Rebuilt several times, the current church dates from 1896 but retains features and artefacts from earlier incarnations and is notable for its pictorial stained-glass...
The family-run Kensington Hotel enjoys a superb position on Llandudno's central promenade and enjoys fantastic views of Llandudno Bay. This classically-styled Victorian Hotel has a restaurant overlooking the north shore promenade, two lounges, two lounge bars and a wooden sprung-floored ballroom. There are 50 guest bedrooms, each of which come with a telephone, LCD television with digital freeview, alarm clock, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel also has a large, private car...
£755.00
Festively decorated stalls overflowing with seasonal gifts and sumptuous delicacies await you on this delightful Christmas Markets break to the picturesque riverside towns of Trier and Cochem.
Local devotion to the Brontës is evident throughout Haworth, but there are other reasons to visit. Numerous walking routes traverse the magnificent surrounding countryside, often featuring locations that inspired the sisters' work. Haworth is also a stop on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, where guided tours of the station's historic engine sheds and journeys through Brontë Country by steam train are experiences not to be missed.
During our visit to Niagara Falls we stay at the Sheraton at the Falls (formerly known as the Crowne Plaza Niagara) on the US side of the Falls. Situated in the downtown area of Niagara Falls, the hotel is perfectly located for visiting all of the local attractions. Within the hotel is the Old Falls Sports Bar & Grille, which has a menu of American-style dishes and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. There is also an indoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym and a gift shop. The guest rooms...
On today's excursion we travel by coach to the Pilgrimage Church of Wies, a UNESCO-protected Rococo church in the Bavarian Alps. After time to admire the church's intricate interior, we continue to spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of all King Ludwig's castles, which took 17 years to complete but was only occupied by King Ludwig for 170 days before he was deposed. We enjoy a revealing guided tour of the magnificent building, which bristles with turrets and pinnacles. We return to...
Located in the prestigious D4 district of Dublin, the 4-star Ballsbridge Hotel enjoys a quiet peaceful setting, only 15 minutes from the city centre. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel are served in Raglans Restaurant, while guests can enjoy a drink at the Dubliner Pub. Room facilities at the Ballsbridge Hotel include a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Beneath the vine-clad slopes several charming and historic wine-producing villages hug the river's edge. Pretty Altenahr, overlooked by the ruins of the twelfth-century castle Burg Are, is notable for its beautiful half-timbered buildings and is a popular destination for wine buffs, particularly in the summer when this ancient village hosts its annual Weinsommer festival. Mayschoss sits at the foot of the imposing Monchberg (Monk Hill; this was once the site of an Augustinian monastery), where sun...
The 4-star Grand Hotel Francia & Quirinale in Montecatini Terme is centrally located within walking distance of the town's thermal springs. The hotel has a restaurant, terrace, bar, and an outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers. A range of therapies and massages are available (pay locally). The air-conditioned, en suite guest rooms come with a telephone, television and a safe.
£295.00
Discover the landscapes, monuments and cities that have inspired artists throughout history on a break with Treyn holidays. From the delights of Prague to the crisp snow of the Swiss Alps in winter, our wide range of train trips offers you the chance to explore places that you have always imagined experiencing for yourself. We also offer a wide range of rail tours in the UK which will give you the opportunity to rediscover the history, culture and natural wonders that are closer to home. Our train...
Our excursion today takes us first by rail to the charming 2,000-year-old riverside town of Boppard. Here we have free time to explore, perhaps you might like to take a stroll along the Rhine Promenade, before cruising down the Rhine to the picturesque medieval village of St Goarshausen. Originally just a handful of fishermen's cottages, St Goarshausen is a picture postcard riverside town with the splendid Burg Katz castle providing a scenic backdrop high up on the wooded hill behind. After you have...
Spectacular colours and beautiful mountain scenery come together on an autumn adventure on America's East Coast. We stay in Cape Cod, Boston and the White Mountains, experiencing the terrific scenic railways.
Built in the early 1900s, the magnificent Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi's oldest hotels. This elegant 4-star hotel stands in eight acres of private gardens on the banks of the River Yamuna, just a short distance from Delhi's famous Jama Masjid Mosque and many of the city's other sights and attractions. Full of colonial charm and turn of the century architectural features, the Maidens Hotel has a restaurant serving European and Indian cuisine, the Garden Terrace coffee shop and the intimate Cavalry...
A township since the thirteenth century, Llandudno, like many British coastal resorts, rose to prominence in the Victorian era. By 1848 Llandudno had become an established fishing and copper-mining town with a population of around a thousand when it was proposed to the local landowner, Lord Mostyn that the town might achieve further prosperity as a holiday resort. By the end of the nineteenth century, significant development including the construction of a new pier, a two-kilometre seafront promenade...
The dramatic natural beauty and unspoilt charm of the Cinque Terre has elevated the popularity of these unique villages as a tourist destination. Each village is enjoyable to explore and has its own character. Monterosso - the northernmost village - most resembles a modern resort, featuring a sandy beach and several restaurants, shops and hotels. Vernazza has a smaller beach, but is notable for its ancient clock towers and labyrinthine streets. Atop a hill overlooking the sea, tiny Corniglia is peaceful...
The advent of modern transportation, including the arrival of the railway, in the twentieth century saw the rise of tourism in Nice as visitors arrived to enjoy the city's Mediterranean climate, picturesque setting and an urban regeneration that brought new hotels and recreational facilities. Today, Nice is the second most popular French city after Paris, delighting visitors with its historic squares and buildings, a beautiful seafront promenade and a cultural feast of museums, galleries and ancient...
£625.00
Discover the marvellous châteaux of the Loire Valley on this wonderful tour. From our base in historic Tours, we visit some of the region's most breathtaking buildings, including Chenonceau and Villandry.
The estate, listed in the Domesday Book, belonged in the eleventh century to Edwin, Earl of Mercia, but following the Norman Conquest was ceded to French nobleman Robert de Romille, whose family owned it until their line ended in the fourteenth century. King Edward II bestowed Bolton Abbey upon English soldier Robert de Clifford. By marriage the estate became the property of the Duke of Devonshire in the eighteenth century and is currently owned by the twelfth Duke.
The 4-star Hotel Tritone in Venice Mestre is ideally situated opposite Mestre railway station, the attractions of Venice being only minutes away by train. The hotel has a breakfast room and a bar and all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, television, minibar, safe and a hairdryer.
The Park Hotel Casimiro Village in San Felice del Benaco enjoys some of the most beautiful views of Lake Garda. The hotel stands in beautiful gardens and has a restaurant, two bars, a small beach, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a wellness centre with a sauna, Hammam and a gym. All en suite rooms are air conditioned and have a telephone, satellite television and a hairdryer. Sunbeds included at the outdoor pool to the rear of the hotel.
The 2-star Ibis Edinburgh Centre is situated on Hunter Square, just off Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile and within walking distance of Waverley Station. The hotel has a bar which serves a range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages as well as a selection of light meals and snacks. The comfortable rooms come equipped with a telephone and television.
The 4-star Holiday Inn is situated in the centre of Harrogate, within walking distance of the town's shops, restaurants and attractions. The hotel has two restaurants, a bar serving drinks and light snacks, a small gym and a lift between floors. Guests of the Holiday Inn also have complimentary use of the swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym at The Academy - a health and fitness club located less than a mile away. The modern en suite rooms are air conditioned and come equipped with a telephone...
Our journey on the heritage Avon Valley Railway takes us along the surviving section of the Mangotsfield and Bath Branch Line, travelling through the region's charming scenery on a preserved train. The line runs for three miles between Oldland Common and the station at Avon Riverside, but for practical purposes our journey begins at Bitton, the intermediate station. On leaving the station, the train travels northwards, passing through the charming countryside that climbs away from the River Avon...
The warm, welcoming, family-run 3-star Hotel Victoria Ritter is the oldest hotel in Kandersteg and is run by the charming Platzer family. The hotel has its own peaceful gardens and is located only a short walk from the railway station. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, reading room, large lounge, residents' bar and a large sun terrace where guests may take 'Kaffee und Kuchen' (coffee and cakes) as well as an excellent indoor swimming pool and a sauna. The rooms come with a telephone, television...
The Amalfi Coast, where towering cliffs shelter tiny fishing villages, is one of Europe's most beautiful stretches of coastline. Our wonderful tour of the region also visits the stunning island of Capri and ancient Pompeii.
£755.00
Spend the festive period in the majestic Scottish Highlands; see the beautiful scenery of the Trossachs National Park, travel on the outstanding West Highland Line and enjoy traditional Scottish entertainment.
The Glacier Express is often known as the 'Orient Express of the Alps' and is also renowned for being the slowest express train in Europe. Travelling along the narrow-gauge railway, idyllic vistas unfold as you wind through striking ravines and snow-covered peaks. Travelling towards Zermatt, which is situated near the foot of the Matterhorn, you will enjoy a wonderful tour through Switzerland's most beautiful landscapes. The train features fantastic panoramic windows and a glass skylight which allows...
Today we make the short journey by train to Cochem. After a guided walking tour, you are free to explore some of its many highlights including its most famous landmark, the magnificent 11th century Reichsburg Castle. The Old Town is also a joy to behold, with its narrow streets, winding alleyways, lovingly restored halftimbered houses and medieval town gates. We return to the hotel for wine tasting of the local Moselle wines.
Our excursion today takes us by coach to the Malvern Spring Gardening Show.* Set amongst the scenic Malvern Hills, the annual Malvern Spring Gardening Show is held at the Three Counties Showground and is a fabulous celebration of gardening and horticulture. At the show you can admire a terrific variety of show gardens, watch gardening demonstrations and pick up tips from experts at the "Landscaping Live" arena. You can also buy the latest tools and gardening gadgets at the show's many stalls and...
The Courtyard by Marriott Merced opened in 2007 and is situated a mile from downtown Merced, the 'Gateway to Yosemite'. The hotel has a café serving breakfast daily and as there is no restaurant offering dinner on site, there is a local restaurant dinner delivery service available (payable locally). The Courtyard by Marriott Merced has a small fitness room, swimming pool and whirlpool and there is a lift between floors. The rooms in the hotel are air conditioned and come equipped with a telephone...
The Ffestiniog Railway was originally founded in 1832 as a means of transporting slate, and miners, from the quarries at Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog. The railway claims to be the oldest independent railway company in the world. As demand for slate declined towards the middle of the 20th Century, the railway ceased operation in 1946. The line reopened soon after, in 1954, operating as a tourist attraction. It has remained open in this way ever since. The railway company run both steam and diesel...
The 3* President Hotel enjoys an enviable location on the fringe of the leafy, beautiful Russell Square, just one Underground stop - or a pleasant walk - away from St Pancras International. The hotel's location also means it is ideally placed for exploring some of London's most popular attractions. The modern hotel benefi ts from a host of dining options, including the popular carvery restaurant with its own bar. Guests can also relax with a drink or enjoy a snack in the Atrium Bar and Café, which...
The 4* InterCity Hotel is located on Vienna's lively Mariahilfer Strasse, a shopping area, close to West Station. The hotel features Wi-Fi Internet throughout, laundry and valet services, and free use of local transport. Individual rooms offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi Internet access, a personal safe and a hairdryer.
After a leisurely start, we meet up for a coach transfer to the city centre for a guided walking tour of this lovely compact city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is seated on top of a rocky promontory. Following the walking tour, you are free to explore Luxembourg at your own pace, and perhaps visit the colourful Christmas Markets. During Advent, the city hosts two small Christmas Markets, one on Place d'Armes, and one on Place de Paris, where the Christmas tree is beautifully illuminated...
Travelling through Switzerland on the world-famous Glacier Express is a real delight, which is why it is one of the most popular trips we offer. On our trip to the beautiful Lake Lucerne during New Year you can spend time exploring the culture and history of the city or visiting the shops. Lucerne has a number of attractions including Chapel Bridge, the oldest preserved wooden bridge in Europe and the famous Lion Monument. There is so much to explore on this tour that every moment brings a new highlight...
Enjoy a fantastic tour along the beautiful River Rhine this Christmas and allow yourself to unwind as you soak up the festive ambience in each picturesque town that you visit. Your Tour Manager will greet you at St Pancras International in London and accompany you as you travel by train to Germany through the diverse landscapes of Europe. The best way to experience Christmas in the Rhine Valley is to take an escorted rail tour, where you can relax in style as you journey past spectacular scenery...
Standing right on Peniscola's terrific beachfront promenade is the Casablanca Hotel & Suites. The excellent 4-star hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and terrace, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Mediterranean and the Orange Blossom Coast or simply relax on a sun lounger enjoying the lovely warm climate. All rooms at the hotel have a balcony and air conditioning. Other facilities include a minibar, safe, hairdryer and satellite TV.
The 3* Hotel Campanile Amiens Centre Gare is the newest hotel in Amiens' centre, ideally located beside the railway station and just a short walk from the famous Gothic cathedral. The hotel has air conditioning and free WiFi, a restaurant, snack bar and terrace. En suite room facilities include a flatscreen television and tea/coffee making facilities.
Although Keighley's golden era of industrial prosperity has largely been consigned to history, the town's location, where the Aire and Worth rivers meet amid the scenic dales of Yorkshire's West Riding region, naturally lends itself to tourism. A handsome town with an abundance of Victorian architecture and numerous attractions, Keighley is a delightful destination that rewards exploration, but it is also a comfortable base from which to discover Brontë Country; the wild and dramatically beautiful...
The Llangollen Railway was formed in 1975 by a group of railway enthusiasts who wanted to open and run a heritage railway on the disused line. The original line was closed to passenger traffic in 1965 and to goods in 1968. The track and signalling was removed, and much of the infrastructure demolished or removed with it.
The perfect destination for anybody who enjoys boating, the Broads (as they are simply referred to) feature a network of lock-free waterways and lakes spanning more than two hundred kilometres. Historically, these waterways date back to medieval times when the land was excavated for its peat. From the twelfth century onward, peat digging in Norfolk was extensive but as sea levels rose in the following two centuries the land became waterlogged and the industry was abandoned in the fourteenth century.
The Mid-Norfolk Railway was opened as a section of the Lynn & Dereham Railway in 1847. Apart from changing owners after the Grouping of 1923 and Nationalisation in 1947, the line continued in much the same way for over a century. However, falling numbers of passenger traffic led to the withdrawal of passenger services in 1965. Goods services continued to run for a number of years, so although there was an interest in resurrecting heritage passenger services, nothing could be done.
Yet a preservation society was formed at the first closure in 1959, as they believed that the charming scenery of the Norfolk Broads would be a popular tourist attraction, allowing them to operate as a heritage railway. After some extensive restoration work, the line re-opened in 1976. Now with the nickname 'the Poppy Line' due to the number of flowers it passes, the line has proved very popular ever since.
The underground river is a tributary of the nearby Dordogne River, and one of its highlights is the Grande Pendeloque; an enormous sixty-metre stalactite which is suspended above a subterranean body of water known as the Rain lake. Approximately two kilometres of chambers and caverns are navigable by visitors, although the Gouffre de Padirac's underground network is known to extend for at least twenty-five kilometres.
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