Great Rail Journeys and Rail Discoveries have welcomed this year with an assortment of new products, including ‘South Africa’s Battlefields and Big Five 2017’ tour and ‘Isle of Wight 2016’.

Currently available for advance registration only, the South Africa tour delves into the defining moments of this country’s infamous Anglo-Zulu War with local experts guiding guests through battle sites steeped in history.

Combined with the experience of a possible Big Five encounter, a two-night stay aboard a Rovos Rail train and the sights of Cape Town, 11 days is priced from £3,795 per person through Great Rail with three scheduled departures in 2017.

The only provider to offer an escorted tour to the Isle of Wight, Rail Discoveries’ five-day holiday takes in the island’s charms, such as Needles Park, Osbourne House, Sandown, Godshill and the Isle of Wight Steam Railway featured amongst others. Priced at £395, six departures are scheduled from April to October 2016.

For more information call 0800-240 4470, visit greatrail.com or raildiscoveries.com

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