The rail market is varied, from Scandinavia to Canada, safari, and even classical music-themed itineraries. Here is TTG’s hot list for new products to offer clients.
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, a new Planet Rail itinerary combines his home city of Bonn with Vienna.
Vienna by First Class Rail costs from £849pp including six nights’ accommodation.
Premier Holidays’ 10-night Canadian holiday features one-night’s SilverLeaf service onboard the Rocky Mountaineer.
The package, from £1,999pp, includes Air Canada flights and accommodation in Vancouver, Jasper, Banff and Toronto.
Sunvil has bolstered its European rail programme with new routes. Highlights include Scandinavia by train – London to Copenhagen and Malmo (from £1,298pp), which includes a night in Cologne and three in the Danish capital.
Railtrail Tours’ new 18-day guided Exclusive and Exotic India holiday comprises steam and diesel rail travel, with visits to the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple.
The tour is priced from £4,995pp, with flights included.
South Africa’s Blue Train Pretoria to Heodspruit safari itinerary has been updated.
The previously one-way overnight journey is now a round trip including Big Five game drives, an alfresco boma dinner and cultural dancing.
APT’s new 16-day Winter in the Rockies and Northern Lights tour includes an overnight stay with Via Rail from Vancouver to Jasper in Sleeper Plus class, with a personal concierge service and a la carte dining onboard.
Golden Eagle Luxury Trains has a new escorted group tour.
The 17-day Republics of the Silk Road visits Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikstan and Kyrgystan, priced from £17,495pp and departing in April 2020 and 2021.
During Arena Rail Holidays’ Railway Tracks & Walking in the Yorkshire Dales trip – from the new Off the Beaten Track range – clients will explore the county’s moors and riversides, with trips on vintage trains.
Priced from £549pp.
Railbookers is offering eight new Alaska itineraries for 2020, including the eight-day Denali national park with Alaska Railroad Northbound tour onboard the Denali Star taking in Anchorage, Talkeetna and Fairbanks from £1,399pp.
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