London to the Arctic Circle by Rail
This overland rail journey traverses Germany, Denmark, and Sweden, across the Arctic Circle to Norway. With nights in Cologne, Odense, Gothenburg, Oslo, Trondheim, and Bodø, this epic voyage showcases the best of the dramatic fjords and imposing mountains of the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’.
From £1,249 per person for a 10-day adventure, the suggested itinerary includes all rail travel, nine nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, and return flight from Bodø to the UK.
Harz Mountains and Fairytale Germany
This quaint and traditional trip is based in Wernigerode, perfect for exploring the Harz Mountains by rail. The tour includes a 3-day railway pass to explore the Harz Mountains railway network, including the famous Brocken Railway. The holiday also includes nights Hannover, from where customers can visit picturesque towns in Lower Saxony such as Goslar, Hamelin and Celle.
Another flight-free low carbon getaway, the suggested itinerary includes return rail from London, all internal rail journeys, and seven nights hotel accommodation with breakfast daily. Eight days from £899 per person.
A new destination in the Tailor Made Rail collection; New Zealand has been selected as an “essential itinerary”, offering jaw-dropping landscapes, contrasting cities and unforgettable train journeys, including the world-famous TranzAlpine. The bucket list holiday includes 3-night stays in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown, with time in Kaikoura, an ideal setting with an abundance of marine life.
Crossing the country from North to South, the trip gives the opportunity to travel on three iconic rail journeys; the Northern Explorer, the Coastal Pacific and the TranzAlpine as well as the breathtaking Interislander ferry across the Cook Strait between the two islands.
From £2,259 per person, the suggested 19-day itinerary includes all internal rail and ferry travel, five days car hire and 18 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast daily.
Another environmentally friendly option for travellers is the 13-day tour to Corsica. This flight-free holiday showcases the destination for the first time in the Tailor Made Rail programme. Starting the journey with a Eurostar to Paris, the first night is spent on the Côte d’Azur before taking a ferry to Corsica. The trip includes overnights in Bastia, Calvi, Ajaccio and Marseille. A highlight of this holiday is the stay in Ajaccio, home of the famed 16th-century Notre-Dame Cathedral and the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The holiday includes return rail travel from the UK, ferries to Bastia and Marseille, and 11 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
The Ghan: Red Centre Explorer
This legendary journey through the heartland of Australia takes passengers north, from Adelaide through to Darwin. With 15 days of antipodean exploration, the trip zenith is the two all-inclusive nights aboard the legendary Ghan in Gold Service. The itinerary also includes overnight stays in Alice Springs, awe-inspiring Uluru including sunrise on the viewing platform, Kings Canyon, Darwin, and Kakadu National Park, the largest National Park in Australia.
From £3,159 per person, the suggested itinerary includes the two nights on The Ghan, 12 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, selected transfers, a sunset dinner cruise in Darwin, and guided tours of Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon and Kakadu National Park.
Indian Pacific: Perth to Sydney
Last but by no means least, the final new itinerary launched by Tailor Made Rail today showcases the iconic Indian Pacific train in its 50th anniversary year. The classic journey begins in Perth before travelling over 2,700 miles to Sydney. With three nights in the isolated city of Perth to start the holiday, there is plenty of time to visit recommended attractions such as the WA Shipwrecks Museum or the island paradise of Rottnest. The 3-night journey aboard the Indian Pacific passes through Adelaide, Broken Hill, and the stunning Blue Mountains before completing in Sydney.
The suggested 9-night itinerary starts from £1,999 per person and includes six nights hotel accommodation with breakfast and a 3-night all-inclusive journey on the Indian Pacific.
Tailor Made 2020 Holidays – where and how?
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