|Geoff's Trains is a British specialist tour operator offering train journeys, train holidays and heritage steam train tours in Great Britain and overseas for
both tourists and railway enthusiasts. Also offered are tours that explore the history, scenery and wildlife to a number of diverse destinations.
Trains and Treasures around the world -
holidays for tourists and train enthusiasts
The Geoff's Trains portfolio of tours includes Trains and Treasures tours where interesting train rides take you to places of historic, cultural and scenic
interest - a wonderful way to see Britain, Europe and Africa on fully hosted holidays that are more personal than most coach tours and more relaxed
than independent travel. Our small group holidays normally run with between 16 and 24 participants and many guests return year after year.
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.
For Railway Enthusiasts
We offer enthusiast 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 Zimbabwe.
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.
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
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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 confirmed - Booking open
Botswana - Steam on the ore line
05 to 11 May 2015
Probably the swansong for BCL steam, the mine plans to dieselize soon.
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 photographers.
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.
Canadian Trains and Treasures
06 to 18 June 2015
A fully hosted small group tour to Canada that includes great train rides, magnificent scenery, Vancouver and the First Nation on the Queen Charlotte Islands
Railway Wonders of Ireland and the Isle of Man
4 to 17 July 2015
Visit the Irish Republic and the Isle of Man with Geoff as your host. Great trains and scenery.
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
Switzerland by Rail
3 to 16 August 2015
Our annual rail tour of Switzerland with a few interesting additions
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