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This morning we travel by coach to Sarlat to visit the weekly market and take a stroll through the attractive old town. Sarlat's maze of narrow alleyways, with mansions built in warm golden sandstone, make it one of the most charming French medieval towns. In the afternoon we travel to La Roque-Gageac, a spectacular village which nestles into high rock cliffs in a bend of the river and enjoys an almost Mediterranean climate. We embark on a trip on a gabare, one of the Dordogne's traditional flat...
The town's an illustrious history began with the establishment of a Roman encampment, originally called 'Tigullia', around the eighth century BC. By the tenth century AD the emerging village was known as "Chiavari" and two centuries later was conquered by the forces of neighbouring Genoa, leading to the construction of a defensive wall and castle. The castle and many beautiful buildings dating from Chiavari's medieval period onward form the historic 'old town' and are a major attraction for visitors...
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.
We travel by coach to Goslar, a historic city which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival, we enjoy a guided walking tour of the city, which is home to 1,500 buildings dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. After the revealing tour, you have some free time to continue exploring at your leisure. You can perhaps walk through the beautiful Old Town, past its half-timbered buildings. One place that should not be missed is the magnificent Imperial Palace (payable locally) dating back to...
Today we enjoy another walk with our experienced guides. Again, there are two different walks available for you to try, depending on your individual ability. Just a short walk from the hotel, we take the Allmenalp cable car, a spectacular ride to the top of a vertical cliff, and offering views over the whole valley and to the Oeschinensee. You may then choose a gentle ramble back towards Kandersteg and an afternoon at leisure. For those looking for a more moderate walk, we take a more circuitous...
This morning we set out on a full-day excursion to the fantastic town of Orvieto, which stands proudly and precariously on top of a cliff of red volcanic rock. We have some free time to explore Orvieto before continuing on to a wine tasting on the famous Umbrian wine route. We then return to Passignano.
We travel by direct train to the artistic city of Florence, and check in to the 4* Hotel Croce di Malta for a three-night stay. This afternoon we enjoy a guided walking tour of the city's main sights, including the 14th century Ponte Vecchio bridge, and the magnificent Duomo with its distinctive red-tiled dome. Following our tour, this evening we dine together in a local restaurant. Day 6 is free for you to continue exploring this picturesque city. About a fifth of the world's Renaissance art is...
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...
With a name meaning "One Hundred Valleys", the Centovalli Railway connects Locarno in Switzerland to Domodossola in Italy. Construction of the line was delayed with the advent of the First World War, so it did not open until 1923. However, with its beautiful bridges over some incredible lakeside and valley scenery, the line has remained open ever since, being especially popular with tourists.
The Schwarzwaldbahn mountain railway runs along a 150km route through tunnels and over viaducts across the spectacular Black Forest passing lush vineyards and beautiful scenery as the train travels from Offenburg to Singen. Built between 1863 and 1873 the Schwarzwaldbahn railway initially operated to shorten the journey between Offenburg and Singen from 240km to 150km as well as serving as a means to improve accessibility to small isolated communities in the southern part of the Black Forest. The...
Following a leisurely morning in Berlin, we travel by train to the Czech Republic. Our route takes us along the beautiful Elbe Valley. We then arrive in mesmerising Prague for three nights at the 4* Hotel Barcelo Praha. On Day 4 we explore the 'Golden City' of Prague on a guided tour. We admire the sights including the magnificent medieval Charles Bridge and the cobbled Old Town Square. Our tour also takes us to the city's vast castle complex, which offers spectacular views across the city. Day ...
The remarkably picturesque region of Dordogne is situated in southwest France and is adorned with pretty villages, unique history and a number of attractions that are best explored by rail. As you travel through the region you may notice some of the 1,500 castles that are nestled amongst the breathtaking countryside, or take delight in meandering through some of the spectacular markets that provide the area with its delicious fresh produce. Our excursion-filled Dordogne train tours have many delights...
Efficient TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) trains run on special lines at speeds of up to 199mph (320km/h). The recently opened TGV Est high-speed line now links Paris with Strasbourg and onwards into Germany and Switzerland. Other lines connect Paris and Lille with cities throughout France.
The 4-star TRYP by Wyndham Cologne City Centre, Cologne (formerly the Grand City Hotel Cologne Centre) is situated just a short walk from Cologne's main railway station and the Cathedral. The hotel benefits from a restaurant, bar, lounge, small fitness room and a sauna. There is a lift between floors. The en suite guest rooms feature a telephone, television, hairdryer and a safe.
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.
Today we join the Jacobite Steam Train * for a magnificent journey on the final leg of the West Highland Line . Travelling in restored carriages, we take the train from Fort William, climbing past glens and into the mountains as we make our way to the beautiful west coast. We cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, whose 21 arches span the edge of shimmering Loch Shiel, and descend towards Mallaig - catching sight of the Small Isles standing proudly in the Atlantic. On arrival in Mallaig, why not try...
Today we join the Jacobite Steam Train * for a magnificent journey on the final leg of the West Highland Line . Travelling in restored carriages, we take the train from Fort William, climbing past glens and into the mountains as we make our way to the beautiful west coast. We cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, whose 21 arches span the edge of shimmering Loch Shiel, and descend towards Mallaig - catching sight of the Small Isles standing proudly in the Atlantic. On arrival in Mallaig, why not try...
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.
This morning we board a coach for a tour of Flanders, an area which saw much of the front line fighting in the First World War. We visit Essex Farm Cemetery - site of the Advanced Dressing Station, where Colonel John McCrae was stationed and where, in 1915, he was moved to write 'In Flanders Fields', perhaps the most famous poem of the First World War. We continue to Brandhoek Cemetery, a site dedicated almost entirely to Allied soldiers. It is also where Captain Noel Chavasse, who was Britain's...
This morning we travel by coach to Montalcino, a fortified town perched on a hill overlooking the valley below. After time to explore at leisure, we continue by coach to Montepulciano, the largest and best-known of the region's hilltop towns, famous for the fine Sangiovese wines. The town has impressive medieval walls and beautiful Renaissance architecture, each building fighting for space and position on the steep winding streets and alleyways. We enjoy a tasting of the world-famous wines before...
Our rail journey continues today as we travel by train through the beautiful Swiss scenery to Milan and on to Chiavari, located on the Italian Riviera. The delightful town of Chiavari lies in the centre of the Tigullio Gulf and has a charming historic centre, filled with typical Genoese buildings and palaces. This fabulous region of coastline is famous for its breathtaking scenery, enchanting towns and the clean, enticing waters of the Mediterranean. We spend six nights at the 3* Stella del Mare...
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
Marvel at the awesome spectacle of the colourful, musical Edinburgh Military Tattoo during this exciting tour based in Blair Atholl. We also enjoy a journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway on this 5-day holiday.
We cruise across fjord-like Lake Traunsee to the charming town of Gmunden. Here you are free to explore; visit the Old Town, or simply relax in one of the lakeside cafés. On our return journey we take the Gmunden tram (one of the world's oldest, dating back to 1894) to the railway station. Here we meet the train for a scenic journey round the edge of the lake to Ebensee. Day 4 is spent at leisure in Ebensee. Your included 'Salzkammergutcard' gives you discounts on most local attractions, trains,...
On today's excursion we take a coach to the Ypres Salient - which saw some of the bitterest and most intense fighting of the First World War. Our first stop is at Hill 62, where we visit the Canadian Memorial commemorating the vital efforts of Canadian forces in defending the region from a major German advantage. We then continue to Essex Farm Cemetery. During the conflict this was the Advanced Dressing Station, where Colonel John McCrae was stationed. It was here, in 1915, that McCrae was moved...
On today's excursion we take a coach to the Ypres Salient - which saw some of the bitterest and most intense fighting of the First World War. Our first stop is at Hill 62, where we visit the Canadian Memorial commemorating the vital efforts of Canadian forces in defending the region from a major German advantage. We then continue to Essex Farm Cemetery. During the conflict this was the Advanced Dressing Station, where Colonel John McCrae was stationed. It was here, in 1915, that McCrae was moved...
This morning we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona, including the fantastic Sagrada Familia and the bustling Las Ramblas. We then travel by train along the coastline to Benicarlo- Peñíscola, from where we transfer to the 4* Casablanca Hotel, our base for the next six nights. Located on Spain's 'Orange Blossom Coast', the small fishing port of Peñíscola has a majestic medieval Old Town on a rocky headland jutting out into the sea. Known locally as 'the city in the sea', the walled town is...
Boasting beautiful landscapes and a rich artistic legacy, Tuscany is arguably Italy's most scenic region. We take in its much-loved cities and hidden treasures before heading to the iconic, timeless city of Venice.
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
Sèvres is famed for its porcelain, and this morning we walk to the fascinating porcelain factory. Here we can see the various production techniques and workshops, and examples of its earliest designs. Later we return to the ship and cruise to Chatou, known as the meeting place of many impressionist artists. We head to the Maison Fournaise this afternoon, which was one of the very places that the famous artists convened. We continue to our mooring at Conflans Ste Honorine, situated at the confluence...
Spend a relaxing week in the outstanding Bernese Oberland, enjoying all-inclusive hospitality and fantastic excursions to Interlaken and the surrounding mountains, including the 'top of Europe', the Jungfraujoch.
The 4-star Old Swan Hotel has a history going back 200 years and is where author Agatha Christie famously disappeared for 11 days in 1926. Set in pretty gardens, the hotel is a short walk from Harrogate's town centre and has two restaurants, a lounge and a bar. When the weather permits, afternoon tea is served in the garden. The elegant, well-appointed rooms have a telephone, television, radio, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.
This morning we depart Assmannshausen by boat, heading downstream through the romantic Rhine Gorge, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. As the river twists, castles appear seemingly around every bend on one of the most beautiful stretches of river in Europe. We pass the legendary Lorelei Rock as we make our way to the charming 2,000-year-old riverside town of Boppard, with its delightful Rhine Promenade. Here we spend two nights at the Hotel Rheinlust. On Day 4 you are free to explore Boppard...
The small city of Interlaken in Bernese Highlands of central Switzerland has long been a playground for winter sports enthusiasts. Standing at a height of 1,322 metres above sea level, Harder Kulm is considered Interlaken's 'local' mountain. This region of Switzerland's Bernese Alps is justifiably renowned for its breathtaking mountain vistas and pure fresh air, and nowhere can these be better enjoyed than at the summit of Harder Kulm.
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.
Discovered in 1907, the ancient Gouffre de Proumeyssac is the single largest developed cavern in the entire province of Périgord; a region of France world-famous for its abundance of prehistoric caves, many of which contain superbly-preserved examples of engravings and paintings dating back thousands of years. The wonders of the Gouffre de Proumeyssac, by contrast, are entirely natural. Entered on foot via a tunnel or from above in a gondola that gently lowers visitors to the floor of this vast natural...
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...
This morning you are free to relax amongst the charm of Blair Atholl, one of Scotland's prettiest inland villages. After time for lunch, we travel by coach for a visit to one of Scotland's most famous viewpoints, Queen's View, thought to be named after Queen Victoria's visit in 1866. Enjoy the stunning lake and mountain panorama stretching out across Loch Tummel to the Glencoe hills. We then continue by coach to visit the charming Edradour Distillery, hidden within the Perthshire countryside, where...
Today's excursion is by train to the magical Christmas Market in Rüdesheim. Our journey takes us through the most scenic part of the Rhine Gorge, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and past the famous Lorelei rock. Rüdesheim annually welcomes for the festive season more than 120 stands from 12 nations offering their products, delicacies and traditions in a beautiful market atmosphere. In addition, many shops have an excellent selection of Christmas decorations and presents. The Rüdesheim wine...
This award-winning museum of social history is set within a magnificent Grade II listed building that was formerly Britain's first agricultural college. Twenty-seven rooms meticulously recreate two hundred years of Pickering's history, including a replica Victorian pub, chemist's shop and tailor. Outside there is a collection of historic agricultural machinery and a traditional blacksmith's workshop, and the museum also houses an extensive collection of period images produced by the renowned local...
Your time at Lake Como includes everything that you need for a relaxing break, meaning that your time can be better spent enjoying the beauty of your surroundings rather than making plans and arrangements. The hotel used is located in direct proximity to the lakefront, giving you the opportunity to experience great views whilst enjoying comfortable accommodation. During your Lake Como train holiday you will be provided with all your meals, including packed lunches for all day trips and your room...
You may want to amble along the harbour or sample local fresh produce at the bustling markets of Antibes. If you would prefer to browse through stylish shops or admire the lifestyles of the rich and famous, you might like to visit the fashionable and cosmopolitan town of Cannes, which is famed for its annual film festival. You can also take a scenic train journey along the spectacular shores to Monaco and walk around the winding streets which play host to the Formula One Grand Prix. The splendid...
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...
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...
This morning we take a short stroll from the hotel to the harbour to board a boat for a gentle cruise along the rugged Catalan coast. As we cruise around the northern headland and out of the Bay of Rosas, you can start to see just how rocky and wild this stretch of coastline really is. As a protected National Park, the headland has not been developed, leaving a beautiful stretch of untouched, untamed coast between Rosas and our port of call, the pretty village of Cadaqués. This delightful fishing...
Boasting beautiful landscapes and a rich artistic legacy, Tuscany is arguably Italy's most scenic region. We take in its much-loved cities and hidden treasures before heading to the iconic, timeless city of Venice.
Enjoy a fantastic festive break on Spain's idyllic Orange Blossom Coast. From enchanting Peñiscola we explore cosmopolitan Valencia, discover the luscious Ebro Delta and rejoice in traditional Spanish festivities.
The welcoming 3-star Hotel Jägerhaus in Langenau has been run by the same family for more than 100 years. The hotel enjoys a superb location close to the railway station, and in the town's centre. It benefits from a restaurant, lounge and bar. All rooms are en suite, and feature a cable television and telephone.
Located in a superb position overlooking the lake and in the heart of Stresa, the 4-star Milan Speranza Hotel au Lac has two dining rooms, a lounge/bar, a delightful lakeside veranda and use of a private swimming pool. En suite room facilities include air conditioning, satellite television, telephone and hairdryer. Lake view rooms are available at a supplement.
Above prices are approximate, subject to availability, and per room per night based on two people sharing. If you require a quote for single occupancy at any of the hotels please contact us on 01904 734939 .
Free time is allocated for you to spend in Interlaken or you may want to discover the highlands in Bernese Oberland. The setting is spectacularly attractive and the crisp air, azure lakes and undulating hills lull you into serenity. Continuing on your train tour you will climb 11,000 feet, almost reaching the pinnacle of the Jungfrau Mountain, where you can welcome the astonishing views. Once in Jungfrau you might wish to go and see the mighty glacier and walk through the warren of ice caves as you...
Journeys on the modern diesel trains begin at Bullay, at its junction with the line to Koblenz. From here the route commences southwards, passing through the curved Prinzenkopf tunnel to overcome the steepest hillside along the river. The train then emerges on the Pünderich Slope Viaduct, a long bridge that hugs the contours of the valley, following the path of the river. The wonderful views along this stretch of the line include the tidy terraces and rows of lush vineyards, the sparkling river below...
We travel by coach through the stunning mountain scenery and passing the crystal-clear lakes of the Engadin Valley, we make our way to the glamorous Swiss town of St Moritz. Here we join the magnificent Bernina Express - one of the world's most spectacular railway journeys. Our route takes us through spellbinding scenery, climbing the Bernina Pass at more than 7,000ft. We pass vast glaciers and rushing mountain streams before reaching Tirano. You have time to explore this historical city at leisure...
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...
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...
Cadenabbia's innate tranquillity and natural beauty has long made it a favoured resort for visitors and holiday makers, and particularly for those from northern Europe, but before the nineteenth century little existed on the site of the current village except for an inn called the Ca' dei Nauli (the 'Boatmen's House) from which the modern name reputedly derives. The inn, which originally catered for the tradesmen who delivered their wares by boat to Como's lakeside villages, eventually became a hotel...
This First World War themed tour is based in magnificent Arras and enjoys two full-days of battlefields excursions. We visit the Somme, discover the secret Wellington Caves and ride the historic P'tit Train.
This First World War themed tour is based in magnificent Arras and enjoys two full-days of battlefields excursions. We visit the Somme, discover the secret Wellington Caves and ride the historic P'tit Train.
This First World War themed tour is based in magnificent Arras and enjoys two full-days of battlefields excursions. We visit the Somme, discover the secret Wellington Caves and ride the historic P'tit Train.
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...
£1,825.00
Today we enjoy an excursion to stylish Milan for a guided tour of this impressive city. The highlight of our trip is a visit to the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to see Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'. Day 9 is also free to relax in Desenzano, enjoying the warm climate. On Day 10 we visit Verona, a charming walled city of Roman origin and the setting for Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Here we take in the narrow streets lined with medieval buildings, and the well-preserved Roman Arena...
Like many of Italy's great cities, Genoa has a rich and illustrious history. Occupied by the Greeks in the sixth century BC and later by the Romans, Genoa was destroyed by Carthaginians during the Punic Wars and rebuilt to become, by medieval times, a prosperous financial, shipbuilding and trading port. Subsequently beleaguered by the Black Death, ongoing wars with Venice, economic decline and the continual threat of piracy, Genoa's 'golden era' only arrived in the sixteenth century, when many notable...
On Christmas Eve we cruise into the scenic Gironde Estuary, passing the authentic fishermen's huts dotted around the pretty inlets. Later we reach Pauillac, a sleepy port lined with fine stone houses. You can take in Pauillac's boulevards lined with sparkling lights and decorations, or you could visit the famous Médoc wine region on an optional excursion. The tour follows the famous Châteaux Route, with views of the area's noted stately homes such as the château of Lafite-Rothschild. Back on board...
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore this beautiful region at your own pace. You may choose to take a walk along one of the signposted walking trails. Alternatively, today's optional excursion is on a local train along the Ahr Valley, a wine-growing region famous in Germany for its secluded, old world feel. The steep valley sides covered in vines and old walled towns provide a scenic backdrop for our tour. Along the route we stop in the quaint little town of Altenahr, situated on the river Ahr, before...
Make the most of your limited time away by making the journey part of the holiday on one of Treyn Holidays' escorted short breaks by train. From Europe 's fairytale castles to the hidden gems of the UK, our rail tours offer you the chance to witness some of the most famous attractions of the continent. Every step of your holiday is planned before your departure and a Tour Manager is on-hand throughout all our short breaks by train, meaning that you are free to relax and enjoy every moment that you...
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.
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.
There is so much to see when you explore Croatia by train, including the opportunity to relax during the journey while you admire the passing scenery, converse with your travelling companions or read a book. A professional Tour Manager will be on hand throughout your holiday, ensuring that you get the most out of every possible experience. A local guide may also accompany the group on selected excursions as you explore Croatia by train, bringing their in-depth knowledge of the local area's history...
Each of our city breaks has been carefully designed to introduce guests to a variety of attractions that are natural, cultural and historical. Guided walks through cities and coach tours are popular city break excursions as they give you the chance to witness a variety of attractions. Other excursions may take you to see other monuments and highlights individually and in more depth. Our holidays allow you to make the most of your time away from home as the journey is also an enjoyable part of your...
Our full-day excursion by coach takes us through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Britain to Caernarfon. Here we take a guided tour of Caernarfon Castle, where you can walk along the battlements between the castle's unique polygon towers. Built in 1283 and towering over the Menai Straits, the castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Wales' oldest regiment. We continue with a journey on the Welsh Highland Railway ,* a charming...
The welcoming 3-star Victoria Hotel in Rosas enjoys a superb location, standing directly on the beachfront of Margarita Beach. The hotel benefits from a restaurant, a cafe and a lounge bar, which offers a great place to relax after a day's sightseeing. There is also a garden with direct access to the beach, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym and a spa offering a range of treatments and massages (pay locally). All rooms have a balcony or terrace with a sea view and come with air conditioning...
Today we take the train to Innsbruck, the capital of the Tyrol. Your time here is free to explore at your leisure. Sights include the Golden Roof, with its ornate gold-plated tiles, which is arguably the city's highlight. The grand Imperial Palace is also well worth a visit, as is the Christmas Market, which is located on Maria Theresien Street, and brims with gifts and culinary treats. We return to Telfs by train and enjoy dinner together in the hotel.
Today we take the train to the beautiful walled city of York. Steeped in centuries of history, we discover more about the famous city on a fascinating guided walking tour of the main sights, including the magnificent Minster and the quaint Shambles. Following the tour, you are free to browse York's pretty Christmas Market. Held in Parliament Square, the stalls offer an enticing selection of gift ideas and decorations, as well as a number of tasty treats. The National Railway Museum (entry free) features...
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.
Today Caernarfon Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best surviving examples of medieval defensive architecture in Europe. But whilst Caernarfon is rich in fine architecture from various eras, the town has many more attractions to offer. On the waterfront, Galeri Caernarfon is a combined entertainment centre, theatre and art gallery with a bar café that overlooks Caernarfon's handsome marina. The adjacent Doc Fictoria development offers fashionable bars, cafes and shops as well...
On this wonderful tour we experience the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, travel on a fascinating heritage railway to the Grand Canyon and visit magical Hollywood and San Francisco via the Californian Coast Starlight Train.
This morning we discover Worcester on a guided walking tour. We see the delightful city's many attractions, including the array of charming timberframed Tudor buildings, and of course the magnificent cathedral. Your afternoon is then free to continue exploring the city at your leisure. Perhaps take a stroll along the River Severn - historically the border between England and Wales - or visit the Museum of Royal Worcester Porcelain to see some of the finest designs in the company's long history. Otherwise...
Today we travel by coach across the Dutch border to Valkenburg, to visit a Christmas Market with a difference. This enchanting little hill town is built around a romantic ruined castle and is famous for its unique and atmospheric Christmas Markets which are held in the ancient labyrinth of tunnels and caves which run underneath Valkenburg. The beautifully lit passageways give a magical feel and hold many wonderful ideas for seasonal gifts. You will receive a pass which includes direct entrance to...
Deemed strategically-important and fortified by the Romans in the first century, Carlisle was repeatedly assailed over subsequent centuries by invaders including Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Danes - who burnt down the city in the ninth century - and Vikings. Following the Norman Conquest in 1066, Carlisle gained its imposing castle, built upon the original site of a Roman fortress, and joined shortly after by the city's cathedral. Both of these remarkable medieval buildings were built from Cumbria's distinctive...
The 4-star 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.
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...
£515.00
Today we make the short train journey travelling beside the majestic Rhine to Rüdesheim, one of the Rhine Valley's most popular wine towns, for a guided tour. Rüdesheim is well known for its plethora of small Weinstuben serving the local wines. Our guided tour visits the Old Town with its picturesque Drosselgasse, its quaint streets and wine taverns. We see the 14th century parish church, the town's medieval fortifications and the Adlerturm, one of the Rhine's best examples of late-Gothic military...
The 4-star Novotel Bristol Centre is located close to Bristol Temple Meads railway station in the very centre of the city, perfect for exploring Bristol at leisure. The hotel facilities include 'Elements Restaurant' a bar and lounge and a fitness suite with sauna and steam room. Rooms all have satellite television, safe, hairdryer, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.
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 Harz Mountains are the highest mountain range in northern Germany, with Brocken being the highest peak rising 1,141 metres (3,744 ft) above sea level. You can take a trip to the summit on a narrow-gauge steam railway where you can admire breathtaking views of the snowy forests on the mountainsides, interspersed with rivers and lakes. Our Harz Mountains Christmas Markets tours give you the chance to not only spend time at the markets, but also to explore the beautiful surroundings of this enchanting...
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...
All of our scenic train tours are escorted by a courteous and professional Tour Manager who will ensure that you have the best possible experience during your time with us. Every detail of your scenic train tour will be planned months before your departure and it is your Tour Manager's job to ensure that everything runs as planned. If you prefer to explore independently they will happily fade into the background, only offering assistance when needed. Full details of what is included in each of our...
Today we travel by coach to spectacular Venice, the unique floating city known for its beauty. On arrival, we enjoy a boat trip along the Giudecca Canal to St Mark's Square. From here we embark on a walking tour of this famous city's highlights, seeing the evocative Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Basilica. This afternoon, you are free to soak up the atmosphere of this truly amazing city with its striking canals, myriad of bridges and charming squares. You may choose to visit the grand Doge's Palace...
This morning 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 landmarks and hidden gems of Holland's capital. Following the tour you are free to discover the marvellous city at leisure. You could discover the city by boat on a cruise through the myriad of canals which lace the centre - an ideal way to view the 18th century merchant's houses lining the waterways and admire the lovely architecture...
Today we take the train to nearby York, a beautiful city with Roman and Medieval architecture in abundance. We discover more about this walled city and its centuries of history on a guided walking tour of the main sights, including the magnificent gothic Minster and the quaint Shambles. Following the tour you are free to continue exploring at your own pace. The National Railway Museum (entry free), with its large collection of carriages and steam locomotives, should not be missed. The Jorvik Viking...
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.
Explore the remarkable Moselle Valley by train and visit the riverside towns of Trier and Cochem, with their grand castles and charming buildings with half-timber façades. Cochem is the most popular tourist site in the Moselle Valley, partly due to its 1,000 year old castle which houses furnishings of a more decadent era. More contemporary past times can be enjoyed as you browse the shops in the town and perhaps partake in a tasting of a selection of wines from the area. This relaxing Moselle valley...
Remagen sits conveniently where the Rhine Valley and Ahr Valley lines meet. Today we explore one of Germany's most renowned red wine producing areas, the Ahr Valley, by train and on foot. We begin with a delightful railway journey through the Ahr Valley. The peaceful pastures give way to more rugged landscapes as we ascend the valley towards Altenahr, with its ruined 13th century castle. After a short climb we enjoy a fantastic birdseye view over the village and Ahr Valley, before following the ...
The narrow-gauge line begins in the pretty town of Wilderswil. On leaving the town, the train makes use of the cogwheel system to navigate the steep incline of the track. To negotiate the 4,547ft climb, the railway takes a route over the Breitlaünen Mountain. Running up a winding ledge, the line is sheltered from some of the most extreme weather that can be seen at this altitude. Nevertheless, there is still an amazing panorama from the train; along this stretch of the line there is a clear view...
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...
The Vézère Valley is renowned for its wealth of important prehistoric sites which, collectively, have obtained UNESCO World Heritage site status. Perhaps the most famous of these sites are the caves at Lascaux, 36 kilometres northwest of Le Bugue. Here, some of the very best-preserved cave paintings, more than 17,000, years old were discovered. The original caves are no longer open to the public due to the damage sustained, but a replica of two of the main caverns, bearing reproductions of the famous...
Boasting beautiful landscapes and a rich artistic legacy, Tuscany is arguably Italy's most scenic region. We take in its much-loved cities and hidden treasures before heading to the iconic, timeless city of Venice.
In the tenth century Benedictine monks chose a patch of marshland upon which to found a monastery and settlement, working hard to dry out the land; souilh, from which the town takes its name, means 'marshland where boars wallow'. The current abbey and church of Sainte-Marie de Souillac is one of the town's architectural highlights and dates back to the twelfth century, although damage sustained during religious wars, the Hundred Years War between England and France and a subsequent fire led to extensive...
Since its preservation, the railway has gone from strength to strength, and it is not difficult to see why; the line passes through five miles of the wild countryside immortalised by the Brontës, some of England's most beautiful scenery. The line was used to film The Railway Children in 1970, and has "starred" in countless other TV and film productions since, ranging from episodes of Poirot to Pink Floyd's The Wall.
Today's excursion takes us on the final leg of the magnificent West Highland Line. Leaving Fort William, we pass Ben Nevis and climb into the surrounding mountains, passing pretty glens as we head towards the beautiful west coast. Reaching Loch Shiel, we cross the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, known to many for its appearance in the Harry Potter films, and descend towards Mallaig, getting our first glimpses of the Small Isles in the distance. We reach Mallaig, where you have time at leisure to discover...
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