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, Switzerland, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya 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 of our
guests  return year after year.

Geoff's tour to
Switzerland includes a number of iconic train journeys as well as lake steamers and funicular railways as it explores the picturesque
scenery of this dramatically beautiful country. There are many tours to Switzerland, but no others quite like this personally hosted extravaganza.

The United Kingdom and Ireland are well represented with the
Celtic Trains and Treasures, the England and Scotland by Rail and the Steam in
Wales tours.

Africa also features with the
Zambezi Explorer tour down the great Zambezi River.

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 2014 and 2015 will be tours to
Zimbabwe and Kenya and one that explores the narrow gauge railways in Wales.

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.

Spanish delights

The El Transcantabrico Cruise Train and the La Robla Train roll across the historic northern part of Spain, visiting some of the best heritage and
scenery on the Iberian Peninsular in unforgettable style. The El Transcantabrico and La Robla trains offer something for everyone.

The
Al Andalus, is a broad gauge luxury train that explores Andalucia in southern Spain. This top quality service makes possible a visit to the well
known southern Spanish region in grand style.
The photographs on this website
are all from the camera of Geoff
Cooke unless otherwise credited.
All images are copyright.

Luxury or Lunacy
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.
With monocrome images
With colour images


African Steam 2011
A photographic essay from the
African Steam season in 2011.
Featuring Kenya, Zambia,
Zimbabwe, Botswana and South
Africa.
Zambezi Explorer
24 May to 07 June 2014
Join Africa expert Geoff Cooke on a cruise down the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers in luxury houseboats to see Africa's wildlife close up. Only 8 places available.
This tour is ideal for tourists, African wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
Tour full

Celtic Trains and Treasures
09 to 23 July 2014
A small group tour hosted by Geoff Cooke. Ireland, Isle of Man and Wales. Trains, scenery, history and more.
This tour caters to railway enthusiasts and tourists with a great mix of rail photography, train riding, sightseeing and scenic locations.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

Switzerland by Rail
11 to 23 August 2014
Explore Switzerland with Geoff. Travel across Switzerland by train, boat, funicular, cable car and postbus. Good hotels well located in delightful locations, ample
sightseeing time and room to room luggage handling make this the perfect Swiss travel experience.
This tour caters to railway enthusiasts and tourists with a great mix of rail photography, train riding, sightseeing and scenic locations.
Can be booked with the England and Scotland by Rail tour.
Tour confirmed - limited space still available

England and Scotland by Rail
23 August to 05 September 2014
Travel by train around England and Scotland. Well located hotels, iconic tourist destinations and first class, luggage free rail travel make this the perfect British rail
holiday. A small group tour hosted by Geoff Cooke.
This tour caters to railway enthusiasts and tourists with a great mix of rail photography, train riding, sightseeing and scenic locations.
Can be booked with the Switzerland by Rail or the Steam in Wales tour.
Tour confirmed - Booking open

Steam in Wales
09 to 20 September 2014
Welsh preserved narrow gauge steam at it's finest. Steam train charters, ride on 12 different steam railways and much more.
This tour caters to railway enthusiasts and tourists with a great mix of rail photography, train riding, sightseeing and scenic locations.
A small group tour hosted by Geoff Cooke. Can be booked with the England and Wales by Rail tour.
Booking open

South Africa - The Western Cape
20 to 31 October 2014
A tour to South Africa's mother city, the winelands, Cape Peninsular, Garden Route and a great game reserve.
Booking open

Spanish trains
We are booking agents for unaccompanied tours on a host of luxurious touring trains in both southern and northern Spain featuring the
El Andalus luxury train, the El Transcantabric and the La Robla train.
Multiple departures

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.
Booking open

Kenya Railway Safari
24 February to 02 March 2015
An action packed programme chasing diesel trains followed by two days of steam charters.
This tour is ideal for railway enthusiasts.

Kenya Wildlife Safari
01 to 08 March 2015
A fully hosted wildlife safari to the Samburu and Masai Mara game reserves. Fly between Nairobi and the game reserves.
This tour is ideal for tourists, African wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.

The Grand Trans Siberian Express
05 to 19 July 2015
Travel from Beijing to Moscow by private train
Booking open

Switzerland by Rail
3 to 16 August 2015
Our annual rail tour of Switzerland with a few interesting additions.
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