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Silver Travel - Email Newsletter

Silver Travel - Email Newsletter

Travelling by Rail – a special edition of the Silver Traveller

Travelling by rail is certainly growing in popularity, and Michael Portillo’s recent journeys on the British, Continental and Indian railways are highlighting how diverse those experiences can be. However, one thing is for sure, sitting back and relaxing whilst the world passes by in front of your eyes, proves to be an amazing way to travel.

You may choose just to travel on a nostalgic journey around the UK, or you could be exploring the delights of Europe within a couple of hours. Alternatively, you could combine two classic modes of travel and embark on a sail and rail adventure. The choices are truly endless!

We've pulled together a wonderful selection of offers from our favourite rail partners, all perfect for Silver Travellers, to whet your appetite for your next rail adventure.

We hope that you enjoy the read.

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Win Michael Portillo’s Great Continental Railway Journeys DVD & book

Did you enjoy Michael Portillo’s Great Continental Railway Journeys? If so, you could watch the whole series again.

Railbookers are offering Silver Travellers the chance to win the full set of Michael Portillo’s Great Continental Railway Journeys DVD and the accompanying book. To be in with a chance of winning, sign up to the Railbookers newsletter and you’ll be entered into a draw to win this fantastic prize. Their newsletter keeps you updated with their exclusive holiday offers, new holiday packages and destinations. Just enter before 31 October 2018. Sign up Now or call 020 3327 0862

Railbookers are the bespoke journey planners and the leading operator of independent rail holidays, offering an ever-expanding range of expertly planned holidays by rail across Europe, the USA, Canada and beyond. They have just launched two new brochures for 2019/20, Railbookers Independent Rail holidays, and new for 2019 VIA RAIL VACATIONS – Independent Canadian Rail Holidays.

Book early and you could SAVE UP to £200 per couple on selected itineraries for 2019. See their new brochures for details.

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Enjoy a winter wonderland in Switzerland with Tailor Made Rail

Whether it’s because of the wonderful Christmas markets, the icy beauty of the Alps, or the romantic grandeur of its major cities blanketed in snow, Switzerland is transformed by colder weather. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie, a big kid, or a true romantic, there's a train that will take you to your own winter wonderland.

Book before 31 October 2018 and there’s a £50 saving per person for Silver Travellers with Tailor Made Rail.

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A more intimate experience with a small group rail journey

Great Rail Journeys have launched their exclusive new small group tours for those who love group travel but seek a more intimate atmosphere. With a maximum of 20 passengers on each departure, these immersive new tours allow you to experience unique excursions, hotels and rail journeys that simply would not be possible with a larger group. Departing for the first time in April 2019, customers can currently choose from a portfolio of 8 itineraries including the new Avignon and the Ardèche. Seven days on this atmospheric tour start from £1,695pp. Guests will taste wine, enjoy the comfort of their 12th century hotel and journey through a genuine area of undiscovered France aboard the Train des Gorges. This train journeys through the striking Gorges du Doux, which is inaccessible by every other mode of transport. The itinerary also includes Pont du Gard, the Lavender Museum and Ardèche Gorge.

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Get ready for Christmas with carols and mulled wine on the 92. Squadron train

Join Just Go! Holidays for an exclusive festive event with the historic locomotive 92. Squadron. This Bulleid 'Battle of Britain' class pacific locomotive will be running on the heritage Nene Valley Railway on Friday 7th December. Get into the festive spirit with carol singers, mulled wine and mince pies as you make your way through the picturesque Nene Valley. Includes overnight B&B stay and return coach travel for £139 per person.

Exclusive offer for STA members: £10 per person off with code 'P92SQ'. Valid for use until 14 October.

Call 0333 234 2010 and quote P92SQ or
Book online today and use P92SQ at checkout

Interrail by National Rail – Exclusive Silver Travel Advisor Offer – SAVE 10%

Silver Travel members can save 10% on an Interrail Pass with My Interrail and make the most of European Christmas markets this winter. Or, if the winter months fill you with dread why not use them to plan your 2019 trip of a lifetime. Choose from a One Country Pass, starting at just £49, if you want to find out all there is to discover about a single destination. Alternatively, why not unleash the adventurer in you and see up to 30 countries with a Global Pass.

This offer is only available on bookings made before 30th September 2018.

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A classic combination, ‘Rail and Sail’ adventures

Sail and rail holidays, combine two modes of transport which found their roots in a golden age of travel, and are a natural progression with the success of the classic “rail-and-sail” package that couples a train trip across the Canadian Rockies with an Alaskan cruise spurring more adventurous alternatives. This classic journey is available with Azamara Club Cruises, who also feature a host of other cruise and rail packages to choose from too.

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