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 2024. 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 & 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 & Glacier Express

A four-night itinerary taking you to the heart of the Swiss Alps by rail. Experience the Interlaken Express 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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Lakes & Gardens of Northern Italy

Travel by rail through France and Italy on this seven-night tour. Your base will be the stunning Lake Orta at the foothills of the Alps - an ideal location for exploring Northern Italy's beautiful lakes, mountains and gardens. Visit Stresa, Lakes Maggiore and Como, as well as the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto. Cross the border to Switzerland and explore Lugano, known for its beautiful gardens, and even spend a day in the city of Milan.

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Slovenia & Lake Bled

Explore the scenic beauty of Slovenia on this nine-night trip, beginning with rail travel through Germany and the Austrian Alps to the foothills of the Julian Alps. Enchanting landscapes await, from picture-perfect Lake Bled, to the Triglav National Park and the pretty capital of Ljubljana. There will also be time to visit the Karst cave at Postojna and reach the shores of Lake Predil in Italy.

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Spain & Morocco by Rail

A nine-night tour, with time spent in two of Spain's biggest cities: Barcelona and Madrid - as well as magnificent Morocco, where you'll travel by rail and ferry. Get to know the Catalan capital, known for its tree-lined promenades and Antonio Gaudi architecture. Explore cities including Chefchaouen, Casablanca and Marrakech, enjoying guided tours which will take you to some of the most-loved sights and landmarks.

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