Holidays with Geoff Cooke as your host - tours 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.

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 is an experienced photographer and his tours are excellent
photographic holidays.

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 .

For Railway Enthusiasts

Also offered are tours especially designed for those who would like to travel on and photograph some of the world's last and greatest 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.

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 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
Followed by the Hwange Wildlife Safari and the Chobe Wildlife Safari
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.
Great wildlife post tour options.
Tour confirmed - 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.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

British Heritage Railway Tour
19 to 31 July 2015
Visit a great selection of heritage steam railways in England and Scotland with Geoff.
A small group, quality tour.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

Switzerland by Rail
3 to 16 August 2015
Our annual rail tour of Switzerland with a few interesting additions.
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.
A perfect partner to the Switzerland tour.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

Our 2016 tours

Colorado to California - Trains and Treasures of the USA
23 July to 05 August 2016
Explore the narrow gauge railways of Colorado, ride Amtrak over the Rockies, ride trams in San Fransisco and much more.
Preliminary information can be found here

Switzerland by Rail
18 to 31 August 2016
Our annual tour by rail, lake steamer and tram across Switzerland with a new programme that also visits Germany, Italy and France.
Booking open

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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