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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

The Big Five versus the Stoosbahn

From Price: £1,599.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2020

Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/09/2020

Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam

From Price: £550.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2020

Germany's Hanseatic Heritage

From Price: £1,049.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 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
Departure Date: 12/09/2020

Highland Adventure

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 4 Days
2 departure(s) between 17/08/2020 and 21/09/2020

Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons

From Price: £530.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 13/08/2020 and 10/09/2020

Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,095.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 departure(s) between 18/07/2020 and 05/09/2020

Isle of Man Explorer

From Price: £575.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 16/07/2020 and 10/09/2020

Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark

From Price: £1,215.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2020

The Orkney & Shetland Explorer

From Price: £1,169.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2020

Roses Steam & Harrogate Flower Show

From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2020

Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail

From Price: £555.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2020

Steam & Sail in the Elegant English Riviera

From Price: £479.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 07/07/2020 and 22/09/2020

Roses Battle By Steam Plus Settle & Carlisle Line

From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2020

Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,779.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2020

The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country

From Price: £620.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2020

Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 departure(s) between 13/08/2020 and 01/10/2020

Hebridean Islands Discovery

From Price: £1,455.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 02/09/2020

Highland Rail Voyager

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 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

North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2020

Queen of Scots

From Price: £1,259.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 11/09/2020

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
Departure Date: 18/09/2020

Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!

From Price: £565.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2020

Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2020

Côte d'Azur & Steam

From Price: £1,339.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2020

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 Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 8 Days
3 departure(s) between 15/07/2020 and 16/09/2020

Windsor & Oxford - The Golden Years of Transport

From Price: £589.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 10/09/2020

Wonderful Wales

From Price: £845.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2020

Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks

From Price: £359.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 30/11/2020

Festive Highlands More Inclusive

From Price: £395.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/12/2020

Festive Rhine, Wine and Glühwein!

From Price: £635.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 07/12/2020

Golden Highlander

From Price: £555.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/10/2020

New Year Celebrations by the Romantic Rhine

From Price: £945.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 29/12/2020

Spectacular Scotland at Christmas

From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2020

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

From Price: £1,479.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 27/12/2020

Chiltern Hills Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £589.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/08/2020

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

From Price: £489.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2020

New - Kent & Sussex Autumn Steam Explorer

From Price: £649.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2020

Staffordshire Steam, Ale & Oatcakes

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/07/2020

Yorkshire Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/10/2020

Steam Tours 2020

Steam Tours 2020 - More to be added weekly

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 15/07/2020

Staffordshire Steam, Ale & Oatcakes

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/07/2020

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 19/08/2020

Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,779.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2020

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2020

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

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

From Price: £489.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2020

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

From Price: £1,479.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 27/12/2020

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