The new itineraries include two India tours aboard the iconic Maharajas’ Express, an Isle of Man holiday that on the Electric Railway, and a journey through Provence.
Some of the trips are simply no-fly, meaning guests will travel to and from the destination by rail. Other itineraries include memorable rail experiences, such as a ride aboard the Jacobite Steam Train as it crosses the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland or a scenic tour through Switzerland aboard the Glacier Express.
Prices start from £575pp with low single supplements of £90pp available on two journeys. Guests can also save up to £300pp if they book their place on any of the rail journeys before January 31 2023.
Highlights include Brightwater’s new seven-day rail tour to Provence which takes guests to the heart of the region that inspired many artists. Guests will soak up the grandeur of NÎmes, the natural beauty of the Camargue and the shady squares of Arles. This is a no-fly holiday, with return travel aboard the Eurostar included. Departs June 22 and September 1, from £1,795pp.
India’s Golden Triangle aboard the Maharajas’ Express includes three nights aboard the train and offers overnight travel. This itinerary includes gems such as the battle-scarred Amber Fort, the majestic Taj Mahal and a game drive in Ranthambore National Park, home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. Guests will also enjoy a 5* stay in Delhi with a city tour that takes in New Delhi, the National Rail Museum, National Transport Museum and Rewari Loco Shed. Departs November 17 and February 9, from £5,995pp.
Leaving London via Eurostar to Paris and onto Turin by train, guests on Italy’s Puglia and Basilicata itinerary will then continue onto Rome by rail for an afternoon guided tour passing the city’s historic sites. Guests will also visit La Cutura Botanical Gardens and the town of Alberobello with its characteristic whitewashed trulli houses. There will also be a full day’s excursion to Matera, another UNESCO site and where Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ was partially filmed.