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Special Interest Holidays

Special Interest Holidays

From walking breaks to religious festivals, carnivals and historical celebrations, we have a wide variety of great special interest holidays. We plan these tours to suit an array of different tastes and interests, from activity specific holidays to tours that focus on a particular event. Experience some of the most fabulous carnivals in Europe that are filled with music, dance and extravagant costumes, a truly remarkable sight. For something a little more active and invigorating, a walking holiday through the picturesque landscapes of Europe could be perfect. As you travel to your destination by rail the incredible landscapes will enchant you and allow you to relax fully before you arrive. Take one of our remarkable special interest tours and explore something or somewhere you love.

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  • + Add to shortlistThe Harrogate Flower Show 2014

    Harrogate

    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.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from September to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistBruges & Ypres 2014

    Bruges & Ypres

    From our base in beautiful, medieval Bruges, we witness the memorials and visit cemeteries and trenches on this moving tribute to the fallen heroes of the First World War.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train Breaks

    4 days from £325

    Departures from August to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistPickering 1940s Weekend 2014

    Pickering 1940s Weekend

    Take in the best of Yorkshire as we explore York's rich history and the picturesque rolling Dales. Our highlight is Pickering as it plays host to the Home Front for the annual 'Railway at War' event. 

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £325

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistEdinburgh Tattoo 2014

    Edinburgh Tattoo

    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.

    Escorted Short Train Breaks

    5 days from £408

    Departures from August to AugustView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistRemembrance Day in Flanders 2014

    Remembrance Day in Flanders

    We experience the poignant Remembrance Day commemoration in Ypres including a wonderful concert, a special Last Post ceremony, and the Poppy Parade, during this moving tour based in the charming town of Roubaix.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train Breaks

    4 days from £425

    Departures from November to NovemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistLille's Battlefields 2014

    Lille's Battlefields

    This four-night tour to Lille introduces us to the fascinating, poignant First World War sites and memorials in Flanders and the Somme, where some of Europe's fiercest fighting took place 100 years ago.

    Battlefields ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train Breaks

    5 days from £435

    Departures from August to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistWalking in the Rhine Valley 2014

    Walking in the Rhine Valley

    Enjoy the spring blossom, mid-summer or autumn colours of the romantic Rhine and Ahr Valleys. Our hotelier, an experienced walker, introduces a region of riverside splendour and dramatic vine-clad hillsides.

    Scenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    5 days from £445

    Departures from August to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistFloralia Spring Flower Show & Keukenhof Gardens 2015

    Tulips in Holland

    From Belgium's forgotten gem, Antwerp, we discover the magnificent flowers of Floralia and kaleidoscopic displays of Keukenhof Gardens on this enchanting tour celebrating the best of Dutch and Belgian horticulture.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £475

    Departures from April to MayView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistArras & the Somme 2014

    Arras & the Somme

    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.

    Battlefields ToursCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train Breaks

    5 days from £495

    Departures from September to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistAmiens & the Somme 2014

    Amiens & the Somme

    From our base in Amiens we learn about the First World War's Battle of the Somme, visiting a selection of memorials, battlefield sites and a museum, and enjoying a ride on a preserved military railway.

    Battlefields ToursNew ToursEscorted Short Train Breaks

    5 days from £525

    Departures from September to SeptemberView MapView tour
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Special Interest Rail Tours

Each of our special interest breaks has been carefully tailored around specific events or activities to give guests an incredible experience. The excursions included in the tours are chosen to reflect the theme of the holiday, whilst free days are often incorporated into our special interest tours to give guests the opportunity to revisit their favourite places or to explore something new. All accommodation and travel is included in the price of the holiday, as well as a selection of meals and excursions.

Travelling to your destination by train allows the journey to become an enjoyable part of our special interest tours, as guests can sit back and relax whilst beautiful landscapes roll past the window. From the moment you step on the first train to when you depart after your journey home, one of our professional and experienced Tour Managers accompanies the holiday ensuring everything goes to plan. Your Tour Manager takes care of things such as checking into hotels and knowing the correct platform from where to catch the next train. You can enjoy complete peace of mind on our special interest holidays from the moment you leave your home.

Quality

Every aspect of every tour is meticulously planned ensuring a quality experience for our customers

  • Hand-picked hotels
  • Carefully planned itineraries
  • The best rail travel
  • Professional Tour Managers

Value

So much is included in the price maximising your enjoyment and guaranteeing value for money

  • Rail travel and transfers
  • City centre hotels
  • Full programme of excursions
  • Many meals

Pedigree

As part of the GRJ Group, we’ve been the market leading operator of escorted holidays by rail for over 30 years

  • Specialist Tour Advisors
  • Professional, trained Tour Managers
  • Experienced local guides
  • Market-leading holidays

Promise

Book with confidence as your money is protected and we won’t apply any surcharges after you have booked

  • AITO and ABTA members
  • ATOL protected flights
  • No surcharges after you book
  • No late discounts – everyone pays the same
Secured by ThawteSagepayABTA No. V2170ATOL 3278AITOCLIASustainable Tourism - 3 starIIC

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