Holidays with a friendly touch

Welcome to Geoff's Trains. We are a specialist tour operator offering train journeys, train themed holidays and heritage steam train tours in Great
Britain and overseas for both tourists and railway enthusiasts. Our photographic holidays explore the history, scenery, railways and wildlife in a
number of fascinating destinations.

Trains and Treasures around the world -
holidays for tourists and train enthusiasts

The Geoff's Trains portfolio includes Trains and Treasures tours where fun train rides take you to places of historic, cultural and scenic interest - a
wonderful way to see Britain, Europe or Africa on a fully hosted holiday that is more personal than a coach tour and more relaxed than independent
travel. Our small group holidays normally run with between 10 and 24 participants with many guests returning year after year, ideal for photographers
looking for a holiday that works equally well for their partner .

Geoff's tours to
Switzerland include a number of iconic train journeys as well as lake steamers and funicular railways as it explores the picturesque
scenery of this beautiful country. There are many tours to Switzerland, but no others quite like this personally hosted extravaganza. New in 2015 is a
tour to
Austria that focuses on many of that nation's historic railways. These tours should appeal to anyone looking for a comprehensive rail themed
tour, ideal for railfans and photographers as well as their partners.

For Railway Enthusiasts

We offer enthusiast photographic tours especially designed for those who would like to travel on and photograph some of the world's best steam
trains as well as some that offer rare mileage. Geoff Cooke is recognised as an Africa expert, and it is no co-incidence that his steam and diesel
charter tours feature that continent. The focus in 2015 will be two different tours to

Passion and professionalism

Geoff Cooke owns Geoff's Trains and personally hosts his tours. This limits the number offered, but gives the assurance that you will be cared for by
the same person who planned your holiday and steered it to success. Geoff has been a keen photographer for many years and his tours offer
excellent opportunities for interesting, broadly focused photographic holidays.

Keeping in touch

The Geoff's Travel Club offers benefits for regular and new travellers with a free photo book of every Trains and Treasures tour, discounts and other
benefits. Membership is free and you will receive occasional newsletters that keep you informed on what we are doing.

Geoff's Trains Limited do not offer flights with our tours, our guests live around the world and it would be impractical to do so. If you would like to
include flights you can ask your local travel agent to contact us, or ask us for the contact details of an agent in your country that we work with that can
prepare a package with local protection. Please feel free to
phone Geoff if you have any queries.

Luxury or Lunacy
Owning a train in Africa
Geoff explains how his interest in
trains resulted in his building and
operating a main line tourist train
in Zimbabwe. Filled with
anecdotes from a unique
perspective. A light hearted story
about a career that has been
anything but mundane.
Our 2015 Tours
Click on the tour for full details and prices

Zimbabwe by Rail
11 to 22 February 2015
Travel across Zimbabwe by rail, visiting most of the country's popular tourist destinations as well as seldom visited railway locations.
Tour successfully completed

Botswana - Steam on the ore line
05 to 11 May 2015
Probably the swansong for BCL steam, the mine plans to switch to diesel locomotives soon.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

Garratts in Zimbabwe
11 to 21 May 2015
Garratts between Bulawayo and Mbalabala, and onwards to Victoria Falls. British built steam still run by the railway that ordered them new.
This tour is ideal for railway enthusiasts and steam railway photographers.
From £1,865 with great wildlife post tour options.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

African Safari
17 to 29 May 2015
A fully hosted wildlife safari to the Chobe River in Namibia, Victoria Falls, Hwange Game Reserve and Bumi Hills in Zimbabwe.
This tour is ideal for tourists, African wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. A very exclusive tour, limited to four couples.
From £2,175 - a great value top drawer photographic safari.
Booking open

Railway Wonders of Ireland
4 to 11 July 2015
Visit the Irish Republic with Geoff as your host. Great trains, history and scenery.
From £1,399
Booking open

Brunel and the West of England
20 to 30 July 2015
Explore the legacy left by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, possibly Britain's greatest engineer, including the Great Western Railway and SS Great Britain
From £2,755. A small group, quality tour.
Booking open

Switzerland by Rail
3 to 16 August 2015
Our annual rail tour of Switzerland with a few interesting additions.
From £2,745. An excellent value 14 day tour to this scenic destination.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

Austria by Rail
16 to 29 August 2015
A tour across Austria by mainline train and preserved railways with time in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna.
At £3,206, a perfect partner to the Switzerland tour.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

Our 2016 tours
Information on some of our 2016 tours

Switzerland by Rail
18 to 31 August 2016
Our annual tour by rail, lake steamer and tram across Switzerland with a new programme.
Preliminary information can be found here

Germany by Rail
03 to 18 September 2016
Travel across Germany by rail, visiting great cities and fascinating steam railways. The perfect companion to our Switzerland by Rail tour.
Preliminary information can be found here
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