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Maple Leaf Service

The Maple Leaf service, run by US rail operator Amtrak, connects two of North America's most exciting cities - New York and Toronto. It calls at Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, as well as a number of smaller stations along the way. We pick up the train at Niagara Falls.

The Maple Leaf service actually makes two scheduled stops at Niagara Falls - one at Niagara Falls Ontario, the other at Niagara Falls New York State. The Maple Leaf follows the path of the Niagara River south to the city of Buffalo, which stands on the eastern shore of Lake Erie, before turning north-east and heading to Rochester on Lake Ontario. The next stop is the city of Syracuse, the economic hub of the Central New York State area, which takes its name from the Sicilian city of Syracuse. A little further along the line is the city of Rome, whose most famous son is Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance. Almost as soon as the train leaves Rome it then arrives in Utica, named after the ancient Carthiginian city in Tunisia, which is home to an extraordinarily large Italian-American population.

Continuing the route's European theme, the Maple Leaf service stops in Amsterdam, home of actor Kirk Douglas, and then Schenectady, former home of the American Locomotive Company (ALCO). From the city of Albany, capital of New York State, the railway line turns due south, stopping in Hudson, Rhinecliff-Kingston and Poughkeepsie - the place where Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegram and Morse Code, lived for 25 years. The final stopping point before reaching New York City is the interestingly named Yonkers.

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America's Deep South

Celebrate the long history of great American music on this fascinating tour across the Deep South - from Nashville, home of Country, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans.

Departs from September 2017 to November 2017.
10 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

Explore the wonders of two fascinating nations on a tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. Delve into the history and culture of Vietnam, explore UNESCO-listed attractions and visit the incredible temple city of Angkor Wat.

Departs from February 2017 to November 2017.
14 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai

Explore India's iconic landmarks and enchanting wildlife on this incredible tour. From bustling Delhi, discover ancient cities by modern rail, visit the incredible Taj Mahal, and take two game drives to spot the elusive tiger.

Departs from February 2017 to November 2017.
11 days from £1,295per personView tour details
Discover China

Take a whirlwind adventure through China's ancient and modern wonders. Travel from vibrant Shanghai to verdant Suzhou, cruise the Yangtze River and walk along the Great Wall, on a magical holiday by rail.

Departs from April 2017 to November 2017.
13 days from £2,295per personView tour details
Magnificent Cities of Morocco

A 7-night holiday in enigmatic Morocco, based in three of its most fascinating cities. Admire captivating Casablanca, tour remarkable Rabat, explore fascinating Fes and its surrounding Roman ruins and discover iconic Marrakech, encountering royal palaces, ancient mosques and labyrinthine souks.

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Highlights of Vietnam & the Mekong Delta

A fifteen-day adventure around the vibrant cities and landscapes of exotic Vietnam. Discover the chaos of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, breathtaking Halong Bay and the glorious beaches of Hoi An.

15 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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