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Grand Canyon Railroad

The Grand Canyon Railway made its first journey in 1901 operating as a mining service before serving as a passenger railroad between Williams, Arizona and the Grand Canyon National Park. Today the railway is responsible for keeping as many as 50,000 cars away from this spectacular national treasure.

Vintage diesel locomotives and classic coaches have been painstakingly restored to their original condition on the Grand Canyon Railway. Occasionally steam engines do run, but to limit the effects on the environment they are powered on vegetable oil!

The route starts at the south end at the historic Williams Depot, built in 1908. It runs north through the state of Arizona and terminates at the Grand Canyon Depot, which was finished in 1910. As well as the fascinating scenery, during your journey you can also enjoy musicians performing numbers from the early 20th century, and actors performing a staged shoot-out.

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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.

8 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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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