Arena Rail Holidays

Arena Rail Holidays launches 2020 programme

Arena Rail Holidays has unveiled an expanded programme for 2020.

It includes new tours in the UK, new cruise and tour combination packages and a new series of itineraries that combines rail journeys with guided walking in beautiful locations.

The latest programme will also see the introduction of many new destinations alongside old favourites, including the vineyards of Portugal and the mountains of Transylvania, taking the total number of tours to 36 across 13 destinations.

Tim Fleming, sales and business development manager at the operator, said: “Over the last three years our programme of rail holidays has really developed, particularly to reflect growth in demand for escorted short trips in the UK. These tours appeal to clients who take several shorter trips throughout the year and offer a chance to showcase some of the wonderful heritage railways right here in the UK. Further afield our new cruise and tour options for 2020 will give agents an opportunity to cross-sell the product, while the exciting range of walking tours is expected to appeal to a more active audience, giving a different way to explore some of our most popular destinations.”

'Railway Tracks & Walking in the Yorkshire Dales' is a five-day tour that combines guided walks across Yorkshire moors and along riversides with trips aboard two heritage railways, the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway and the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway. Departures are available in April, August and October 2020, priced from £549 per person.

A five-day tour that explores the North East’s rich heritage and mining past with a journey on the highest narrow-gauge railway in England, visit to Durham’s castle and cathedral, and glimpse into colliery life at Beamish Open-Air museum. Departures are available in June, July, August and September 2020, priced from £479 per person.

'Fairytale Castles & Railways of Transylvania' is an 11-day trip featuring medieval cities, historic castles and UNESCO world heritage sites. Highlights include a candlelit dinner on the Carpathia Express Train, visiting the Sibiu Steam Train Museum, and entry to Bran Castle. Departures are available in June and September 2020, priced from £1,499 per person.

All prices are based on two adults sharing accommodation in three- and four-star hotels throughout, including daily breakfast; excursions and services of a tour manager/director throughout. Continental rail tours also include return travel from London St Pancras by Eurostar and onward rail connections. UK tours do not include travel to join the tour.

For more information, go to

More News...

Hurtigruten introduces ba…

Hurtigruten introduces battery powered snowmobiles

Hurtigruten’s land-based adventure travel company Hurtigruten Svalbard and Finnish startup company Aurora Powertrains entered a partnership to introduce silent and emission-free snowmobiles.

Inghams celebrates Rugby …

Inghams celebrates Rugby World Cup with discounts on Japan ski holidays

Inghams, which recently launched in Japan for the upcoming 2019/20 ski season, is celebrating the Rugby World Cup with a special offer.

Journey Latin America lau…

Journey Latin America launches a new Group Journeys brochure for 2020

Journey Latin America has unveiled its new 'Group Journeys: Escorted Small Group Holidays 2020' brochure.

Long Island announces rec…

Long Island announces record breaking numbers for tourism

Tourism on Long Island has exceeded $6 billion, with an increase in visitor spending across the region topping 4.5%, generating an economic impact of $6.1 billion annually and more than...

Millennials are ready to …

Millennials are ready to shell out more for the perfect Instagrammable break

M&S Bank has revealed that as many as a quarter of millennials admit to choosing destinations solely based on how attractive the resulting pictures will be, compared to just one...

Fred. Olsen is offering f…

Fred. Olsen is offering free door-to-door transfers on select 2020 fly-cruises

Fred. Olsen Cruises is offering free door-to-door transfers on a selection of itineraries when booked by October 15 inclusive.

Warner Leisure is offerin…

Warner Leisure is offering up to 50% savings on 2020 breaks

Warner Leisure Hotels is offering guests savings of up to 50% on thousands of 2020 breaks between January and December. 

Halloween Horror Nights n…

Halloween Horror Nights now open at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights has opened at Universal Orlando Resort, delivering one of the best Halloween experiences with original nightmares and most terrifying names in horror.

Prestige Holidays expands…

Prestige Holidays expands its Italian offering for 2020

Prestige Holidays has expanded its Italian offering for 2020 with the addition of three properties in Sicily, one in Lake Garda and the introduction of journeys on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Kelly Clarkson is announc…

Kelly Clarkson is announced godmother to Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced on 'The Kelly Clarkson Show' that Kelly Clarkson will serve as the godmother to its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, debuting in Miami in November.

Rotana opens new hotel in…

Rotana opens new hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rotana has announced the official opening of its first hotel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosmal Arjaan by Rotana.

Finnair and LATAM announc…

Finnair and LATAM announce codeshare partnership

Finnair and LATAM Airlines Group have entered a new codeshare agreement. 

Prev Next

twn Are you sure that you want to switch to desktop version?