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17–22 May ::: Stamboul Express – Istanbul* ::: 6 days
A six-day trip across four countries to the gateway of the Orient. We visit legendary Transylvanian towns, medieval monasteries and remote villages in Bulgaria, and in Istanbul the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, and passengers also enjoy a boat trip on the Bosphorus.

* This trip will run in the other direction – i.e. from Istanbul to Budapest – 18-23 May and 26 September-1 October.

25-28 May ::: Pentecost in Krakow ::: 4 days
Pentecost in the treasure chest of Poland, including visits to the Old Town and Wieliczka salt mines.

7-11 June ::: Bosnia and Dalmatia ::: 5 days
A special trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, homeland of several religions and different cultures and an attractive combination of high mountains, wide rivers and Mediterranean climate in the south. Off-train programmes include visits to historic Sarajevo, romantic Mostar and Dubrovnik, “queen of the Dalmatian coast”.

25-29 July ::: The Bukovina monasteries: wonders of Transylvania ::: 5days
A visit to the famous painted monasteries of Moldovia and Sucevia tucked away in the mountains and to the fairytale landscapes of Transylvania oozing history and legends. Sightseeing in Odorheiu Secuiesc and Sighioara and visits to Saxon fortified churches.

21-26 August ::: Late summer in Bulgaria ::: 6 days
We visit the Rila Monastery, a World Heritage site, Bansko, a charming little medieval town at the foot of the Pirin Mountains and the picturesque Rodope Railway, perhaps the highest railway in the Balkans.

6-14 October ::: Discover Hungary ::: 3 days
The most beautiful parts of Hungary with a taste of its sights and cuisine.

6-14 October ::: Bulgaria for railway enthusiasts ::: 8 days
A trip through three countries in a comfortable air-conditioned charter train hauled by a selection of diesel and electric locomotives, with photo stops along the way. The trip also includes a ride on the 120 km narrow-gauge railway in the Rodope Mountains with steam and diesel power, visits to ten regular railway depots, an industrial railway depot, a narrow-gauge depot and two railway scrapyards.

Accommodation in four and five star hotels.

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