Great rail journeys and scenic cruises
If you don't like flying, or wish to swap the plane for a train or ship, take a look at our favourite no-fly tours for 2023. Wake up in a new destination every day, or enjoy the stunning scenery which passes you by from a window - whether it's mountains, beaches or countryside. These are the trips you need to tick off this year.
Mont Blanc Express and Lake Annecy

This five-night itinerary combines the breathtaking alpine scenery of the Alps, with the beautiful beaches of Aix-les-Bains, as well as a day in historic Geneva. The highlight of your trip will be a journey on the Mont Blanc Express. This unforgettable ride will see you take in stunning scenery - through forests and over viaducts, before revealing panoramic views of the Mer de Glace below. Don't forget to pack your camera!

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Costa Brava & The Pyrenees

This seven-night tour in Spain combines the beautiful beaches of the Costa Brava with the scenic wonders of The Pyrenees mountains. This is a trip for rail enthusiasts as well as walkers - and you'll be hiking with a local guide, to allow you to explore more of the region. You'll get to ride the Roses Express, Yellow Train and Red Train of the Pyrenees, and enjoy guided walks in the Cap de Creus National Park, Núria Valley and follow the Refugees Trail in the Aude Valley.

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Waterfall in the Ordesa Valley, in the Spanish Pyrenees
Swiss Alps and Glacier Express

A four-night itinerary taking you to the heart of the Swiss Alps by rail. Experience the GoldenPass line train to Lucerne, before your ascent up Mount Rigi aboard a charming cogwheel railway. The highlight of your trip will be a journey on the famous Glacier Express, taking you through the snow-capped landscapes and to the Rhône valley. You will also cruise the deep-blue waters of Lake Thun, framed by majestic mountains and replete with fairy-tale castles.

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Isle of Man heritage rail journey

Take in the delights of the Isle of Man with an island tour, during this jam-packed four-night itinerary. During your trip, you'll journey along part of the famous TT Mountain Course, before boarding Britain's only electric mountain railway, the Snaefell Mountain Railway. There will be plenty of time to explore the charming capital, Douglas and find out more about the island's heritage - as well as ride the Isle of Man Steam Railway to the seaside town, Port Erin.

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Cruise to Northern Spain

Embark Fred Olsen's Bolette and enjoy a no-fly cruise from Southampton to the wonders of Northern Spain. During your five-night voyage, you'll call at Getxo (for tours to Bilbao) in the Basque Country and La Coruna, in the region of Galicia. You'll have plenty of time in port to discover each of these destinations, and you can choose to explore independently or pre-book a shore excursion. While on board, you'll find a choice of restaurants, elegant public areas in which to relax, a swimming pool and spa - ideal for those sea days.

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The Tower of Hercules, an ancient Roman lighthouse in La Coruna, Spain