Geoff’s Travel Club

Exploring the world’s trains and treasures
Holidays for tourists, railway enthusiasts and photographers

NG11 Garratt at Sandstone

Welcome to Geoff’s Travel Club

Doing things a little different, a little more personal, for you

Geoff Cooke runs Geoff’s Travel Club and personally accompanies his tours. This gives you 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 renowned for their photographic excellence.

Geoff has run train themed holidays, heritage steam train tours and photographic trips for both tourists and railway enthusiasts since 1986. Respected as a leading expert in this field, his tours explore the history, scenery, railways, culture and wildlife in a number of fascinating destinations.

A growing number of Geoff’s clients have travelled previously and many have made new friends. Geoff has run tours where every guest had travelled with him before, something he is proud of and would like to encourage. Client loyalty helps us to understand who our guests are and gives us the opportunity to organise the tours that you would like to enjoy.

Covid 19 has not been kind to tourism. Our tours were affected along with the rest of the world, some were cancelled but we have managed, with the support of club members, to keep our six country Europe tour alive. Visits to Sandstone have also been moved to 2022 and we look forward to strong support for this outstanding destination. As we come out of the pandemic there are plans to make changes to the Travel Club to ensure that it remains relevant – exciting times are ahead!

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Forthcoming tours

Europe 2022 tour
Europe

13 June to 07 July 2022
Visit Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria on our most comprehensive Europe tour ever!  A great experience for both rail-fan and tourist with a selection of the most beautiful museum railways. Enjoy top hotels with half board and visit the most important sights.
Hosted by Geoff Cooke and Tanago.
Booking Open

Simply Unforgettable Sandstone with PTG Tours
South Africa – Simply Unforgettable Sandstone

15to 30 April 2022
A tour for narrow gauge enthusiasts and photographers. Excellent photo opportunities in delightful surroundings and excellent light and a chance to explore an outstanding heritage collection.
Hosted by Geoff Cooke for PTG Tours
Booking Open

Sandstone with Tanago
South Africa – Sandstone with Tanago

17 to 26 July 2022
A photographer’s visit to the superb Sandstone narrow gauge steam railway.
Hosted by Tanago Tours.
Booking open.


……… future thoughts?

Some tours have had to be postponed or cancelled over the past few years and others never passed the wishful thinking stage. Some of these plans are worth re-considering, possibly for smaller groups. To keep the dream alive, go to our future plans page – read the ideas already listed and maybe propose some of your own.

Click here to keep the dream alive.


Sandstone

Sandstone is a large agricultural estate in the Eastern Free State province of South Africa, offering scenic wide-open spaces, huge heritage collections, loads of old fashioned rides and a 26km-long narrow gauge railway.

From a small start over 20 years ago, Sandstone is now one of the world’s largest private heritage resources with a railway, agricultural equipment, vintage transport and a unique military collection, much of it maintained in working order.

With such a diverse and historic collection located in outstanding scenic surroundings, it was inevitable that there would be interest from the public to visit. Events were organised that made this possible and these grew into the bi-annual Stars of Sandstone International Festival.

In 2019, Sandstone contracted Geoff’s Trains to act as their international tourist booking agent for the Stars of Sandstone Festival. The liaison was a success, but it has been decided to move away from the Stars Festival and explore a new direction that will give heritage and railway enthusiasts an opportunity to benefit from more focused but equally rewarding visits. Geoff’s Trains has been asked to spearhead this new initiative and we are delighted to accept the challenge.

More Sandstone information can be found here


Geoff’s Travel Club is a trading name of Geoff’s Trains Ltd

69 Pitt Street, Kiddermintser, Worcestershire, DY10 2UN

+44 (0) 7752143657