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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 £250 PER PERSON for worldwide tours. Remember - deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.

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UK & European Tours 2020

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

Amsterdam, Tulips, Cheese & Steam

From Price: £1,049.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 departure(s) between 08/04/2020 and 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

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: £1,265.00
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

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

Steam Tours 2019

Steam Tours 2019 - More to be added weekly

2019 Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2019

2019 Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2019

Golden October Austrian Steam Adventure

From Price: £2,095.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 04/10/2019

Norfolk Steam Explorer

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2019

Loire Valley & French Narrow Gauge Steam

From Price: £725.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2019

Central & Southern France Rail Explorer

From Price: £1,249.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2019

2019 Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

From Price: £479.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/10/2019

Swanage Gala & Isle of Wight Steam Beer & Buses

From Price: £495.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 10/10/2019

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

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

Festive Steam & Christmas Markets in Thuringia

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2019

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

Scottish Steam Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 17/10/2019

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