Knowledge and Experience

 

  • The Railtrail brand has been operating quality escorted rail holidays for 37 years

  • Our Railtrail Founder & Managing Director, Dave Felstead, is still at the helm

  • Tour itineraries are full of vibrancy and imagination reflecting our unrivalled knowledge

  • Tours to destinations and events that only occur occasionally each year and are of no interest to larger companies due to there being no opportunity for multiple departure dates

  • Our clients consistently say that Railtrail Tours always include that unexpected something extra

  • The services of a Railtrail Tour Manager with a good knowledge of the tour destination

  • A family sized company where you are classed as an individual person not just a number to reach a sales target

  • The online FeeFo (customer feedback) organisation gives Railtrail Tours a 5 star rating and an incredible 99% Customer satisfaction rating

  • Over 95% of our clients say they would recommend Railtrail Tours to their friends

  • Over 94% say they will Definitely/Probably travel with Railtrail Tours again

  • Please view on our website ‘On Tour With Railtrail’ for unique short films of our clients on our tours

  • We received a Silver at the 2015 British Travel Awards in the ‘Best Rail Holidays Company’.

 

Railtrail Services

 

 

  • Our website contains all our brochures in easy to read e-brochure format

  • A total brochure or just a single page can be forwarded from our website to friends / relatives by all forms of social media

  • A secure 24 hour online booking service

  • A facility to place an option on a departure for 7 days without financial payment or penalty if you choose not to travel

  • On your Booking Confirmation receipt there is the name of a specific member of our Customer Services team. That person is then your personal contact for any queries you may have about your forthcoming holiday.

  • For UK tours it’s your choice as to whether to make your own way to the Tour Base or utilise our rail inclusive fares from your home station

  • Again for UK tours we are the only rail holiday company to include rail travel and seat reservations* from your home station as part of the published holiday fare. * please note some local trains do not offer seat reservation facilities

  • You have a choice of travelling First* or Standard class on your journey to and from the Tour Base. * some local and regional trains do not have First Class seating.

  • We give fare discounts on all UK tours for holders of National Railcards.

  • We are the only rail holiday company to operate a client's Loyalty Rewards Scheme

 

UK Tours:

 

  • We have unique and imaginative tour itineraries, personally compiled by Railtrail Tours and not available elsewhere

  • An option of First Class or Standard Class rail travel, with seat reservations where applicable, to and from the tour base

  • Alternatively, if you wish to travel independently to the tour hotel we also offer a 'Tour Base' fare for all tours

  • All of our excursions and admissions during the tour are included in the tour fare (no hidden costs)

  • We have half Board accommodation, with choice menu, included every night on all tours

  • A detailed tour itinerary and connecting rail travel sheet to and from the Tour base showing times of trains you are booked on, your seat reservation details, the name of the train company you are travelling with, and the ultimate destination of each train service to make it easier for you to spot the right train and platform on monitors at connecting stations

  • Contact details for a free luggage assistance service for the elderly or infirm

  • If you have a mobility restriction we are happy to discuss any tour on a day by day basis to see if it meets your mobility requirements so we can be sure it is the right holiday for you.

  • The UK rail tickets we issue as part of your holiday package are not restricted to travelling on a specific train service or with a specific train company, so if a hic-cup should occur during your journey your tickets are valid on subsequent trains.

  • We make sure there is stress free travel. If there should be a hiccup on your journey to and from the tour base (e.g. missed train) your itinerary includes a Railtrail Helpline number to our office where we advise you on your onward journey, monitor that journey, whilst maintaining contact with you throughout - using our immense knowledge of the UK rail system to ensure you have stress-free travel

  • Fully flexible rail tickets ensuring that if a hiccup has occurred your tickets are still valid for onward travel

Continental Tours:

 

  • A private Meeting Point facility at London St Pancras International including complimentary refreshments at Searcy's. 

    Located above StPancras International on the Grand Terrace, our 1920s Art Deco style restaurant & innovative open air champagne bar.

  • We offer First or Standard Class rail travel to and from your European destination from London St Pancras International

  • Tours feature an extensive range of  quality 4* or 3* hotels on a half-board basis

  • All of our excursions are detailed on the itinerary (no hidden costs)

  • Our tours are smaller maximum group sizes allowing the Tour Manager to give personal, but not intrusive, assistance.

  • Special UK fare connecting rail tickets to and from London for clients wishing to spend a night in London before the tour departure

  • The services of a Tour Manager with a good knowledge of the tour destination

 

 

Railtrail Protection:

 

  • We have a 100% security of client’s money via a Lloyds Bank Trust Account – A Trust Account means that any monies paid for your holiday remain in the Trust Account until the day after you return from holiday when the Trustee transfers the money to Railtrail Tours current account.

  •  This gives clients complete peace of mind as in the unlikely event of  Railtrail Tours ceasing to trade all of your pre-paid monies are in the Trust Account at Lloyds and the Trustee would simply return your monies in full via the method you paid (cheque, debit card, credit card) please note credit card administration charges are non-refundable.

  • This system of financial protection removes any requirement whatsoever for you to make a claim for your money, no stress, no form filling, and a 100% guarantee that your monies will be returned in full (with the exception of credit card charges should you have chosen to pay by that method)

  • Railtrail are ATOL Protected ATOL 9056

  • We are a Member of Association of European Rail Agents (AERA)

  • Also a member of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) Rail Ticket Agent

UK & European Tours 2017

Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe. All departing in 2017.

 

2017 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/07/2017
 

2017 Devon Riviera by Steam

From Price: £355.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 30/07/2017
 

2017 Shakespeare's Severn

From Price: £475.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/08/2017
 

2017 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 10/08/2017
 

2017 Welsh Mountains, Steam & Coast Rail Voyager

From Price: £429.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 10/08/2017
 

Krakow, Warsaw & The Chabowka Steam Festival

From Price: £2,295.00
Duration: 13 Days
Departure Date: 12/08/2017
 

2017 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,599.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 16/08/2017
 

2017 Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure

From Price: £1,299.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 19/08/2017
 

2017 Rhine & Moselle Rail & Wine Trail

From Price: £699.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 20/08/2017
 

2017 Guernsey & Sark Explore & Relax

From Price: £899.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 23/08/2017
 

2017 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

From Price: £555.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/08/2017
 

2017 Shakespeare's Severn

From Price: £475.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/08/2017
 

2017 Saxony Seven Steam & Rail Explorer

From Price: £1,395.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 04/09/2017
 

2017 Wonderful Wales

From Price: £829.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 04/09/2017
 

2017 North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £475.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2017
 

2017 Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £519.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2017
 

2017 Cornwall Classic

From Price: £695.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2017
 

2017 Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina

From Price: £1,299.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2017
 

2017 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,599.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2017
 

2017 Yorkshire Moors by Steam

From Price: £435.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2017
 

2017 St Tropez, Antibes & Monte Carlo

From Price: £1,245.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2017
 

2017 Barcelona, Carcassonne & the Catalan Coast

From Price: £1,299.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2017
 

2017 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2017
 

2017 Rhine & Moselle Rail & Wine Trail

From Price: £699.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2017
 

2017 Devon Riviera by Steam

From Price: £355.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2017
 

2017 Lake District & Mountains Rail Roamer

From Price: £775.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2017
 

2017 The Orkney & Shetland Explorer

From Price: £1,195.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/09/2017
 

2017 Burns Country, Arran & the Causeway Coast

From Price: £1,025.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2017
 

2017 Big Five Mountain Railroad Adventure

From Price: £1,299.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2017
 

Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2017
 

2017 Highland Adventure

From Price: £465.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2017
 

2017 Romantic Highlander

From Price: £875.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2017
 

2017 The Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry

From Price: £1,595.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2017
 

2017 Fab Four Rhine Valley Rail Roamer

From Price: £555.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2017
 

2017 The Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats

From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2017
 

2017 Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2017
 

2017 Scottish Highlands Steam & Malt Trail

From Price: £550.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2017
 

2017 Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2017
 

2017 Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2017
 

2017 Hebridean Islands Discovery

From Price: £1,099.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2017
 

2017 Queen of Scots

From Price: £1,095.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2017
 

2017 Yorkshire Dales Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/10/2017
 

2017 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £515.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/10/2017
 

2017 Highland Adventure

From Price: £395.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 23/10/2017

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