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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I come and see you? Where are you based?

You are very welcome to visit us during normal office hours - we love to meet all our holidaymakers. We would however appreciate your telephoning on 01538 382323 to make an appointment beforehand. Our offices are in the centre of the historic market town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands - between the Potteries and the Peak District.

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2. How do I book?

Click on the "Tours & Departures" button to explore the online itinerary, photos and links for each Tour.

When you have your chosen tour on screen, use "Departure Search" to select the number of passengers who wish to travel and click on "Display All Dates".

Select your preferred departure date, click on the "Book Now" link for that date and use our Online Booking System to book your holiday online, at any time.

If you have any queries whatsoever, you can also use the Book Now link to "Request a Call Back" or contact us by e-mail. The Railtrail Customer Service team will reply or ring you back in office hours and answer any queries.

(Some departures are also marked as "Call Back" if, for instance, there are options we need to discuss with you. Use the Call Back facility to register your interest and we will call you to discuss the tour, without obligation.)

If you prefer to book in writing you can download a Railtrail Tours Booking Form and book your chosen holiday using the details and fares listed on the tour's web page. Please complete the form in full and post it to us along with your deposit

Or contact us on 01538 382323 during office hours and we will take you through the booking process.

At time of booking you need to pay a deposit of £75 PER PERSON for UK tours, £150 PER PERSON for European and £300 PER PERSON for worldwide tours. Remember - deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.

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UK, Euro & Worldwide 2020

Award Winning rail holidays in the UK, Europe & Worldwide, departing 2020

Amsterdam, Tulips, Cheese & Steam

From Price: £1,049.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 22/04/2020

The Big Five versus the Stoosbahn

From Price: £1,599.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 departure(s) between 06/06/2020 and 26/09/2020

Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 departure(s) between 19/04/2020 and 20/09/2020

Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam

From Price: £525.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 18/05/2020 and 14/09/2020

Germany's Hanseatic Heritage

From Price: £1,049.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 departure(s) between 16/07/2020 and 13/08/2020

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

From Price: £2,289.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2020

Six Wonders of the Waterways

From Price: £1,230.00
Duration: 10 Days
2 departure(s) between 02/05/2020 and 12/09/2020

Highland Adventure

From Price: £459.00
Duration: 4 Days
4 departure(s) between 11/05/2020 and 21/09/2020

Springtime Highlander

From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 17/03/2020 and 31/03/2020

Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £530.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 departure(s) between 18/06/2020 and 10/09/2020

Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,095.00
Duration: 7 Days
3 departure(s) between 06/06/2020 and 05/09/2020

Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £575.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 departure(s) between 14/05/2020 and 10/09/2020

Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark

From Price: £1,215.00
Duration: 9 Days
3 departure(s) between 14/05/2020 and 14/09/2020

The Orkney & Shetland Explorer

From Price: £1,139.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 departure(s) between 17/06/2020 and 09/09/2020

The Rhine in Flames

From Price: £695.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 30/04/2020

Roses Steam & Harrogate Flower Show

From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 23/04/2020 and 17/09/2020

Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail

From Price: £465.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 departure(s) between 16/04/2020 and 24/09/2020

Steam & Sail in the Elegant English Riviera

From Price: £479.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 departure(s) between 12/05/2020 and 22/09/2020

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges (Ground Only)

From Price: £3,250.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 06/04/2020

Roses Battle By Steam Plus Settle & Carlisle Line

From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/06/2020

Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,779.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 departure(s) between 04/07/2020 and 29/08/2020

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,425.00
Duration: 17 Days
Departure Date: 05/04/2020

The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country

From Price: £620.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 25/06/2020 and 03/09/2020

Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 23/04/2020 and 09/07/2020

The Grand Tour - The Imperial Cities

From Price: £2,699.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 20/08/2020

The Grand Tour - Scandinavian Capitals

From Price: £2,749.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 10/07/2020

Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean

From Price: £2,195.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 30/05/2020

Hebridean Islands Discovery

From Price: £1,455.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 departure(s) between 01/06/2020 and 02/09/2020

Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 4 Days
2 departure(s) between 01/05/2020 and 04/09/2020

India An Exclusive & Exotic Adventure Flight Inc

From Price: £4,995.00
Duration: 18 Days
Departure Date: 11/11/2020

India An Exclusive & Exotic Adventure Ground Only

From Price: £4,495.00
Duration: 17 Days
Departure Date: 12/11/2020

Lake District & Cumbrian Mountains Explorer

From Price: £779.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 departure(s) between 27/07/2020 and 07/09/2020

Lake Garda, Venice and Verona

From Price: £1,715.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 21/06/2020

North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £500.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 departure(s) between 28/05/2020 and 24/09/2020

Queen of Scots

From Price: £1,259.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 departure(s) between 25/05/2020 and 11/09/2020

Romantic Highlander

From Price: £725.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 departure(s) between 21/04/2020 and 16/06/2020

Romantic Highlander 40th Anniversary Celebration

From Price: £1,089.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2020

Rhineland Railways Uncorked

From Price: £849.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 departure(s) between 29/05/2020 and 18/09/2020

Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!

From Price: £565.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 28/05/2020 and 03/09/2020

Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 departure(s) between 31/05/2020 and 13/09/2020

Springtime Gardens of Cornwall

From Price: £599.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/04/2020

Côte d'Azur & Steam

From Price: £1,339.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 departure(s) between 18/06/2020 and 10/09/2020

Dresden Steam Festival & More

From Price: £1,549.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 14/04/2020

USA Fall Colours Steam Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,299.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2020

USA Fall Colours Steam - Ground Only

From Price: £3,749.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2020

Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 04/06/2020

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,575.00
Duration: 8 Days
3 departure(s) between 15/07/2020 and 16/09/2020

Treasures of the Peak District

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 02/07/2020

Windsor & Oxford - The Golden Years of Transport

From Price: £589.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 14/05/2020 and 10/09/2020

Wonderful Wales

From Price: £845.00
Duration: 6 Days
3 departure(s) between 18/05/2020 and 07/09/2020

Steam Tours 2020

Steam Tours 2020 - More to be added weekly

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 28/12/2019

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges (Ground Only)

From Price: £3,250.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 06/04/2020

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,425.00
Duration: 17 Days
Departure Date: 05/04/2020

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