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UK & Ireland

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From Only £849.00

Experience Railtrail's newest steam tour to fantastic Newcastle. Explore the home of five steam railways, some in their historic original industrial setting plus enjoy a scenic ride along the beautiful coast for another spectacular steam rail journey. Enjoy free time in the delightful and diverse Scottish city of Edinburgh to explore and create amazing memories.

Duration: 6 Days
23/05/2024
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From Only £619.00

The Highlands of Scotland are a joy to behold and our adventure filled short break combines the glorious West Highland rail route with the fabulous "Harry Potter" Jacobite Steam Train, steaming over Glenfinnan Viaduct to Mallaig, plus a relaxing Loch Linnhe cruise, a scenic mountain gondola, and a ‘wee dram’ at the Ben Nevis Distillery!

Duration: 4 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £599.00

The mighty River Tyne is bordered by the unspoilt beauty, history, and heritage of Northumberland & Durham. This attraction packed short break time-travels from the Romans of Hadrian’s Wall and Vindolanda, through historic Anglo-Saxon Bamburgh, to the Victorian ‘living history’ of Beamish plus a boat trip to view the stunning wildlife of the Farne Islands.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £585.00

A beautiful rail holiday along one of Britain's most iconic routes to the English Riviera, with opportunity to explore the beauty and charm of Devon's magnificent coastline by boat as well as travelling on two of Devon's finest steam railways.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,999.00

Treat yourself to this Railtrail tour offering the ultimate island-hopping experience in the Outer Hebrides and visiting an impressive eight islands. Discover an area of unspoilt natural beauty offering spectacular scenery, impressive mountain ranges, and miles of golden beaches.

Duration: 8 Days
06/06/2024
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From Only £1,969.00

A truly magical circular tour of the Highlands of Scotland, also taking in the magnificent Isles of Mull and Iona, along with spectacular rail journeys, sensational scenery, and steam train nostalgia. With time in Edinburgh at the start of your tour.

Duration: 9 Days
06/06/2024
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From Only £1,850.00

A unique and comprehensive tour of the Channel Islands, from Jersey's beautiful bays and traditional towns to Guernsey's lovely beaches, not forgetting Herm and Sark, where there are no cars. Explore, relax, and unwind in the mild climates of the charming Channel Islands.

Duration: 9 Days
09/06/2024 and
19/09/2024
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From Only £780.00

Explore delightful Dorset by steam train and marvel at the Jurassic Coast from our boat trip along the shoreline. Travel through the picturesque New Forest to Beaulieu with its National Motor Museum depicting the story of motoring in the UK and visit wonderful Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. Round off your holiday in great style with a day's adventure on the Isle of Wight and a trip on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
10/06/2024 and
16/09/2024
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From Only £689.00

From our hotel in the beautiful Forest of Dean we explore the magical region between the Welsh borderland and the River Severn including three heritage steam railways and a boat trip on one of the country's most scenic river landscapes. We also visit some of the areas many charming towns and villages including Broadway 'Jewel of the Cotswolds', picturesque Ross-on-Wye, and the historic market town of Abergavenny.

Duration: 5 Days
10/06/2024 and
09/09/2024
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From Only £690.00

Introducing four great preserved steam railways and a scenic mainline on one great rail holiday based in the Heart of Wales spa town of Llandrindod Wells. View coastlines, valleys, reservoirs, and mountains from your window on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, the Heart of Wales Line, the Brecon Mountain Railway and, last but not least, the Talyllyn, the world’s first ever preserved railway.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,099.00

We thought we would celebrate the steam and rail heritage of the north country with our own 'battle of the roses' tour, including Yorkshire and Lancashire steam and heritage railways every day from our base at an iconic railway hotel. With Railtrail escorting this great railway holiday you are sure to come up smelling of roses!

Duration: 8 Days
17/06/2024 and
09/09/2024
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From Only £889.00

Enjoy a summer circular tour of the spectacular ‘Great Railway Journey of the Scottish Highlands’. You may have seen them on TV and now you too can experience some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in the UK. This superb summer rail holiday offers a wealth of wonderful landscapes from the comfort of your seat and includes two of the world’s greatest railway journeys - the Kyle Line and the West Highland Line with the fabulous Jacobite Steam Train.

Duration: 5 Days
18/06/2024
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From Only £1,529.00

Discover the peace, tranquility, and rich heritage of the beautiful islands of Orkney & Shetland on our mini cruise to the northernmost reaches of the UK, part of a wider grand tour visiting John O’Groats, historic Stirling, and Edinburgh, Scotland’s proud capital.

Duration: 7 Days
19/06/2024 and
11/09/2024
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From Only £739.00

Build up a head of steam, uncovering Scotland’s heritage from a different angle. Enjoy the Bo’ness & Kinneil Steam Railway, soar above the canals by boat on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel, cruise Loch Katrine, and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway. This great railway holiday also features The Kelpies, a distillery tour, and a brewery visit.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £999.00

A delightful Railtrail tour inspired by the original BBC "Great Railway Journeys of the World" TV series which saw Sir Michael Palin travelling through the spectacular Scottish Highlands to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Our popular Romantic Highlander tour is based at one of Railtrail's best loved hotels and includes the fabulous Jacobite Steam Train.

Duration: 5 Days
25/06/2024 and
24/09/2024
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From Only £795.00

Experience a delightful Cornish rail holiday as we meander along scenic branch lines, capturing the cream of the coastal and countryside views, to visit charming ports and seaside resorts, an award-winning vineyard, and the world-renowned Eden Project.

Duration: 5 Days
27/06/2024 and
19/09/2024
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From Only £1,085.00

Steaming through Snowdonia on the new 'wonder of the world' - the Welsh Highland line is just one of many great rail journeys taking you from glorious sea at Llandudno to the peak of Mount Snowdon.

Duration: 6 Days
01/07/2024 and
09/09/2024
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From Only £1,329.00

This tour celebrates the diversity of the east coast of Scotland from royal life at stunning castle retreats to iconic waterfronts, from wildlife cruises to heritage transport, this nostalgic tour has something for everyone and is perfectly combined with a couple of wee drams!

Duration: 8 Days
02/07/2024
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From Only £2,529.00

Experience the character and charm of the Isles of Scilly on our exciting new tour. Journey along the English Riviera, discover Cornwall's cathedral city of Truro, admire the iconic Cornish coastline, and stay in the beautiful Star Castle Hotel. Enjoy commanding views of the archipelago, immerse yourself into island life, and marvel at the natural beauty of these isles plus partake in a vineyard tour and tasting, and sample some of the best seafood caught on the hotel's very own fishing boat.

Duration: 8 Days
07/07/2024
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From Only £629.00

Featuring two of the 'Seven Wonders of the Canals', this active tour based in historic Chester offers exciting heritage from Roman times to the golden industrial age of waterways and railways.

Duration: 5 Days
08/07/2024 and
09/09/2024
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From Only £1,850.00

A unique and comprehensive tour of the Channel Islands, from Jersey's beautiful bays and traditional towns to Guernsey's lovely beaches, not forgetting Herm and Sark, where there are no cars. Explore, relax, and unwind in the mild climates of the charming Channel Islands.

Duration: 9 Days
10/07/2024
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From Only £825.00

North Norfolk offers a wealth of nostalgia. From unspoilt beaches to timeless villages, proudly preserved steam railways to majestic broads. Enjoy a great rail holiday that offers the best of the areas stunning coast, broads and steam..

Duration: 5 Days
11/07/2024 and
12/09/2024
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From Only £1,699.00

A truly magical circular tour of the Highlands of Scotland in 2024, also taking in the magnificent Isles of Mull and Iona, along with spectacular rail journeys, sensational scenery, and steam train nostalgia.

Duration: 8 Days
19/07/2024 and
30/08/2024
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From Only £645.00

Our summertime tour based in historic Chester includes visits to some of the finest gardens in Cheshire, The Wirral, and the Welsh Borders. Bursting with an abundance of colourful floral displays and impressive historic houses plus a relaxing river cruise and nostalgic steam train journey.

Duration: 5 Days
05/08/2024
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From Only £739.00

The fantastic Isle of Man at its very best! A wonderful sea-front hotel on a traditional promenade, horse drawn trams, steam railways, heritage electric trams, a mountain railway, and superb scenery.

Duration: 5 Days
08/08/2024 and
26/09/2024
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From Only £2,025.00

Treat yourself to a Railtrail tour offering the ultimate island-hopping experience in the Outer Hebrides and visiting an impressive eight islands. Discover an area of unspoilt natural beauty offering spectacular scenery, impressive mountain ranges, and miles of golden beaches.

Duration: 8 Days
22/08/2024
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From Only £925.00

South Wales is a beautiful part of the UK awaiting exploration. With our great value tour, based in the heart of the Welsh capital, visitors can experience every unique feature it has to offer from rides on the Brecon Mountain Railway and Forest of Dean Railways, to sightseeing at the Royal Mint and Rhondda Heritage Park, or even a visit to an award-winning Welsh distillery.

Duration: 5 Days
27/08/2024
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From Only £639.00

Discover four delightful and diverse Scottish cities on our all-rail holiday to Stirling, Perth, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. The tour visits fascinating attractions in each city including the Riverside Transport Museum, Stirling Castle, Black Watch Museum and Royal Yacht Britannia.

Duration: 5 Days
03/09/2024
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From Only £720.00

Explore Bristol's fascinating industrial and maritime past on a great Railtrail tour. Join us as we discover iconic modes of transport that have influenced global passenger travel over hundreds of years from Brunel's SS Great Britain, the ship that changed maritime voyaging, to the world's fastest passenger jet, supersonic Concorde. During our transport themed tour, we also enjoy a fascinating harbour boat trip and nostalgic steam train journey on the Avon Valley Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
05/09/2024
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From Only £1,160.00

An exciting new tour showcasing the very best the Isle of Man has to offer! Stay at a luxurious hotel set beside a stunning lake and overlooking the sea to Cumbria. Enjoy horse drawn trams, steam railways, heritage electric trams, a mountain railway, exciting history, and superb scenery.

Duration: 8 Days
05/09/2024
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From Only £1,339.00

Discover the delights of England's most diverse county with our Yorkshire Gold tour staying in superb hotels in the spa town of Harrogate and coastal resort of Scarborough. Enjoy steam nostalgia in the magnificent Dales, explore historic houses & gardens, stroll York's medieval streets, sail the Leeds & Liverpool canal, and steam across brooding moors to charming Whitby.

Duration: 8 Days
08/09/2024
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From Only £1,039.00

Explore dramatic landscapes, enjoy spectacular rail journeys over peaks and along stunning coastlines, and experience great history and nostalgic charm on this wonderful Lakes & Mountains rail tour.

Duration: 6 Days
21/09/2024
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From Only £1,619.00

Escape from it all as you island hop from Arran to Skye on this magical Railtrail tour of the West Coast islands. Every day is different as each sublime, rugged, and breathtaking landscape unfolds before you. This superb rail holiday takes you from the stunning architecture of Glasgow through magical landscapes, across to the beautiful Isle of Arran. Journey on the famous West Highland Line and cross to the stunning Isle of Skye to discover ancient and fascinating history.

Duration: 8 Days
24/09/2024
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From Only £1,469.00

A wonderful tour that combines Scotland's Far North and the beauty of the Shetland and Orkney Isles. From the dramatic rugged coastlines and fascinating wildlife to the ancient history and unique blend of Scottish and Scandinavian culture.

Duration: 6 Days
25/09/2024
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From Only £749.00

A leisurely Lake District tour staying on the Cumbrian Coast in a picturesque setting overlooking Morecambe Bay. Nostalgic steam railway journeys through spectacular scenery, a relaxing cruise on Windermere, a visit to the Lakeland Motor Museum, and afternoon tea at stately Leighton Hall.

Duration: 5 Days
26/09/2024
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From Only £799.00

The Highlands of Scotland are arguably at their most glorious during the golden weeks of Autumn. This superb rail holiday offers a wealth of spectacular autumnal scenery out of your window, including two of the world's greatest railway journeys - the Kyle Line and the West Highland Line with the fabulous Jacobite Steam Train.

Duration: 5 Days
01/10/2024 and
15/10/2024
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From Only £869.00

Based in picture-postcard Pitlochry, in the beautiful Perthshire Highlands our rail holiday includes a variety of wonderful attractions combined with outstanding Scottish scenery, painted in glorious colours. The tour includes visits to The Enchanted Forest, a royal retreat, an iconic expedition ship, and Britain's first military airfield. Enjoy a wee dram at one of Scotland's oldest distilleries plus steam on the Strathspey Railway, this nostalgic tour has something for everyone!

Duration: 5 Days
14/10/2024
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From Only £470.00

This great value short break is a wonderful introduction to ‘Bonnie Scotland’. Roam the glorious Highlands and discover one of the "Great Railway Journeys of the World". Relax as magnificent vistas glide past your window and the sensational views unfold. Enjoy free time to explore Inverness, the Capital of the Highlands, and discover all the fascinating attractions this ancient city has to offer.

Duration: 4 Days
21/10/2024
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From Only £545.00

Our Harrogate winter break visits Castle Howard to see the wonderful festive decorations and iconic 25-foot Christmas tree in the Great Hall adorned with over 3,000 baubles. We explore York's famous St Nicholas Fayre with over one-hundred traditional stalls scattered throughout the atmospheric streets. We enjoy festive afternoon tea as we steam through the Dales on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway and visit the RHS Harlow Carr Gardens as dusk falls to view the beautifully illuminated trees.

Duration: 4 Days
21/11/2024
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From Only £880.00

Rail holidays by train to Bath and the surrounding area. New festive tour including Festive Light Trail at Blenheim, visit Roman Baths and Christmas Market in Bath, and explore Gloucester visiting the Cathedral and Christmas Market.

Duration: 5 Days
28/11/2024
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From Only £529.00

Our great value pre-Christmas Scottish tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William and is packed with fantastic attractions and stunning scenery. This winter warmer in the western Highlands includes excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland and Kyle Lines, Half board at the hotel, a bubbly drinks reception on arrival along with Scottish themed singing and dancing entertainment.

Duration: 5 Days
03/12/2024
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From Only £720.00

Experience the magic of Christmas on our new festive tour to Manchester and Liverpool. Explore these vibrant cities with free time to visit their famous Christmas markets, stroll through the stalls and complete your last-minute Christmas shopping with the variety of unique gifts and decorations on offer. Dine with distinction aboard East Lancashire Railway enjoying a delightful, festive lunch plus experience an enchanting and dazzling light trail.

Duration: 5 Days
17/12/2024
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From Only £1,169.00

The West Highland Line, the Kyle Line & the Cairngorms Line - experience a truly magical pre-Christmas circular rail tour of the Scottish Highlands in all their wintry glory, followed by a relaxing and homely Christmas in Stirling with all the trimmings and an excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh.

Duration: 8 Days
20/12/2024
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From Only £819.00

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas in beautiful Harrogate. This Christmas you can unwind and let someone else do the cooking. Our tour includes a traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings, a light Boxing Day lunch, and entertainment on 3 nights plus a visit to historic York on Christmas Eve and a Boxing Day steam journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
23/12/2024
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From Only £609.00

A relaxing New Year short break in the beautiful Victorian spa town of Harrogate. Our tour includes an afternoon tea, New Year's Eve gala dinner with entertainment and a steam journey on the Embsay and Bolton Railway as well as a trip to the historic city of York.

Duration: 4 Days
30/12/2024
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From Only £619.00

Experience a magical Scottish rail adventure on this fantastic short break in Fort William combining the glorious West Highland Line with the magnificent Jacobite Steam Train. Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Highlands on the Nevis Range Gondola, cruise across Loch Linnhe, and indulge in a tour and tasting at the Ben Nevis Distillery.

Duration: 4 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £645.00

Enjoy a beautiful rail holiday along one of Britain's most iconic routes to the English Riviera with the opportunity to explore the beauty and charm of Devon's magnificent coastline by boat as well as travelling on two of Devon's finest steam railways. Stay in a picturesque seafront location with sea view rooms included plus enjoy free time in Torquay and Dartmouth to discover these vibrant and historic towns.

Duration: 5 Days
6 dates available
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From Only £939.00

Build up a head of steam and uncover Scotland's heritage from a different angle. Steam through the Highlands on the nostalgic Strathspey Railway, experience the scenic Bo'ness & Kinneil Steam Railway, sail through the sky on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel, and enjoy a cruise on Loch Katrine. Visit the magnificent equine sculptures of The Kelpies and the fantastic Stirling Castle plus indulge in a whisky distillery tour and a brewery tasting.

Duration: 6 Days
5 dates available
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From Only £999.00

Experience a relaxing circular tour of the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Discover some of the most stunning scenery and landscapes from the comfort of your seat, steam on the magnificent Jacobite Steam Train across the fantastic Glenfinnan Viaduct, journey on Scotland's "Great Railway Journey of the World" plus enjoy free time to explore the picturesque city of Inverness.

Duration: 5 Days
5 dates available
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From Only £1,489.00

Discover the diversity of Scotland on this fantastic tour in Aberdeen and Dundee. From royal life at stunning castles to iconic waterfronts, from wildlife cruises to heritage transport, this nostalgic tour has something for everyone. Explore the rich history and beauty of two wonderful coastal Scottish cities perfectly combined with a couple of wee drams!

Duration: 8 Days
22/04/2025 and
01/07/2025
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From Only £765.00

Experience the fantastic Isle of Man at its very best! Discover the heritage of this independent isle and enjoy fantastic steam journeys, unique electric trams, mountain railways, horse drawn trams, and spectacular views at the summit of Snaefell. Visit the medieval Castle Rushen and the fascinating Old House of Keys plus free time to explore the harbourside town of Ramsey all from a wonderful seafront hotel.

Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
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From Only £830.00

Experience a joyful Cornish holiday visiting some of the most enchanting gardens in Cornwall from great grandeur to hidden sanctuaries. Discover the Lost Gardens of Heligan, relax in the tranquillity of Pinetum Gardens, learn the history and secrets of Pencarrow House, and visit the world-renowned Eden Project plus enjoy a nostalgic steam journey.

Duration: 5 Days
24/04/2025 and
07/08/2025
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From Only £1,049.00

Delve into the history of Wessex, once the capital of England, and go beyond the surface at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard stepping aboard iconic warships including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and Mary Rose. Explore the stunning Cathedrals of Winchester and Chichester, uncover the legendary Arthurian Round Table at Winchester Castle, stroll through the charming Queen Eleanor's Garden, visit the home of renowned author, Jane Austen, plus take a ride on the nearby heritage railway 'Watercress Line'.

Duration: 6 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £780.00

The mighty River Tyne is bordered by the unspoilt beauty, history, and heritage of Northumberland & Durham. This attraction packed short break time-travels from the Romans of Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda, through historic Anglo-Saxon Bamburgh, to the Victorian 'living history' of Beamish plus a boat trip to view the stunning wildlife of the Farne Islands and two excursions on the South Tynedale Railway and Heatherslaw Light Railway.

Duration: 6 Days
4 dates available
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From Only £829.00

Explore Bristol's fascinating past and join us as we discover iconic modes of transport from Brunel's SS Great Britain, the ship that changed maritime voyaging, to the world's fastest passenger jet, supersonic Concorde. Enjoy a harbour boat trip and a nostalgic train journey on the Avon Valley Railway plus a visit to the pre-historic Cheddar Gorge caves tasting the world-famous Cheddar Cheese, a tour and tasting at Thatcher's Cider Farm, and discover the history of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
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From Only £899.00

Experience a delightful Cornish rail holiday as we meander along scenic branch lines, capturing the cream of the coastal and countryside views, visiting charming ports, seaside resorts, an award-winning vineyard, and the world-renowned Eden Project plus time to explore Padstow, Looe, Penzance & St. Ives.

Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
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From Only £1,299.00

Celebrate the steam and rail heritage of the north country with our very own 'Battle of the Roses' tour based at an iconic railway hotel. Journey on the fabulous Settle & Carlisle Line, experience steam nostalgia with fantastic Yorkshire and Lancashire steam and heritage railways every day, visit the fascinating Bury Transport Museum, and indulge in a distillery tour and tasting. You are sure to come up smelling of roses!

Duration: 8 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,130.00

Steam through Snowdonia on this fantastic tour in wonderful Wales. Experience nostalgic steam journeys including the spectacular Snowdon Mountain Railway, journey on the beautiful Conwy Valley Line, enjoy a magnificent tram ride, and visit the beautiful Bodnant Garden. Discover the heritage, history, and beauty of Wales.

Duration: 6 Days
5 dates available
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From Only £735.00

Explore the industrial age of waterways and railways on this fantastic tour based in historic Chester featuring two of the 'Seven Wonders of the Canals'. Discover the world of canals at Ellesmere Port, cruise across the fantastic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, marvel at the Anderton Boat Lift, and enjoy a nostalgic journey on the Llangollen Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,745.00

Discover the beauty and charm of the Channel Islands on our unique Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, and Sark tour. Take a nostalgic journey from Jersey's dramatic coastal scenery and traditional towns to Guernsey's wonderful beaches, not forgetting Herm and Sark, idyllic car-free havens. Explore, relax, and unwind amidst the stunning landscapes and captivating heritage of the Channel Islands.

Duration: 9 Days
18/05/2025
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From Only £759.00

Explore the magical region between the Welsh borderland and the River Severn in the beautiful Forest of Dean including three heritage railways, a cruise along one of the country's most scenic river landscapes, and visits to fascinating museums. Enjoy time to explore some of the many charming towns and villages including Broadway (Jewel of the Cotswolds), picturesque Ross-on-Wye, and the historic market town of Abergavenny.

Duration: 5 Days
19/05/2025 and
08/09/2025
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From Only £2,479.00

Experience the ultimate island-hopping adventure in the Outer Hebrides visiting an impressive eight islands. Discover unspoilt, white sandy beaches, spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife, and impressive mountain ranges. Learn the unique and fascinating history of the Hebrides, journey on the West Highland Line, and enjoy free time to explore Inverness.

Duration: 8 Days
31/05/2025 and
11/10/2025
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From Only £1,459.00

Experience nostalgic railway journeys through spectacular scenery and along stunning coastlines in the Lake District enjoying vintage train rides including the world-famous Settle & Carlisle line across the fabulous Ribblehead Viaduct. Visit fascinating railway museums, relax on leisurely cruises across beautiful lakes, indulge in afternoon tea at the stately Leighton Hall, enjoy a distillery tour and tasting plus free time to explore the beautiful market town of Kendal.

Duration: 8 Days
02/06/2025 and
15/09/2025
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From Only £679.00

Journey through history and explore aviation legacy on this fascinating tour to Bedford. Visit extraordinary wartime headquarters, uncover the secrets of Bletchley Park, discover the tactics and techniques of military intelligence, and explore the largest collection of historic aircraft in Europe on this captivating journey back in time.

Duration: 5 Days
03/06/2025 and
14/10/2025
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From Only £890.00

Discover Wales on this great value tour based in the fantastic city of Cardiff. Enjoy nostalgic steam journeys on the Brecon Mountain Railway and Forest of Dean Railway, experience fascinating guided tours at the Royal Mint Experience and Rhondda Heritage Park, and visit St Fagans Museum. Indulge in a whisky tasting at an award-winning Welsh distillery plus enjoy free time to explore Cardiff and Chepstow.

Duration: 6 Days
16/06/2025 and
11/08/2025
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From Only £665.00

Discover the history, tales, ghouls, and ghosts of the Ribble Valley on this fascinating tour. Explore the historic and haunted stately home of Samlesbury Hall, learn the thousand-year history of Hoghton Tower, wander through tranquil gardens, and indulge in a delightful gin tasting. Journey to the heart of the Ribble Valley and enjoy free time in the vibrant city of Lancaster.

Duration: 5 Days
24/06/2025 and
07/10/2025
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From Only £1,995.00

Discover the beauty and charm of the Channel Islands on our unique Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, and Sark tour. Take a nostalgic journey from Jersey's dramatic coastal scenery and traditional towns to Guernsey's wonderful beaches, not forgetting Herm and Sark, idyllic car-free havens. Explore, relax, and unwind amidst the stunning landscapes and captivating heritage of the Channel Islands.

Duration: 9 Days
10/07/2025 and
18/09/2025

UK, Euro & Worldwide 2024

Award Winning rail holidays in the UK, Europe & Worldwide, departing in 2024

Bavarian Rail Roamer
From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 08/08/2024
The Big Five versus The Stoosbahn
From Price: £2,089.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country
From Price: £795.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
From Price: £629.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
From Price: £780.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Forest of Dean Steam & the Wye Valley
From Price: £689.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Festive Highlands Tartan & Taster
From Price: £529.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Floral Cheshire & Beyond
From Price: £645.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/08/2024
Glorious Isles of Scilly
From Price: £2,529.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/07/2024
Grand Tour - Coastal Nostalgia in the Sunny South
From Price: £1,879.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2024
Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry
From Price: £2,219.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats
From Price: £2,949.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Grand Tour - Six Wonders of the Waterways
From Price: £1,515.00
Duration: 10 Days
2 dates available
Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
From Price: £2,905.00
Duration: 15 Days
2 dates available
Grand Tour - Wales Coast to Coast
From Price: £2,035.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
Heritage Bath & Ancient Wiltshire
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/07/2024
The Hebrides & the Kyle Line
From Price: £2,025.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/08/2024
Hebridean Odyssey
From Price: £1,999.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 06/06/2024
Highland Adventure
From Price: £619.00
Duration: 4 Days
3 dates available
Golden Highlander
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Summer Highlander
From Price: £889.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 18/06/2024
Highland Rail Voyager
From Price: £470.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/10/2024
Harrogate New Year Celebration
From Price: £609.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 30/12/2024
Harrogate Christmas Celebration
From Price: £819.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/12/2024
Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons
From Price: £690.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
From Price: £1,475.00
Duration: 7 Days
3 dates available
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £739.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark
From Price: £1,850.00
Duration: 9 Days
2 dates available
Lake District & Cumbrian Mountains Explorer
From Price: £1,039.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2024
Majorca's Hidden Trails & Treasures
From Price: £1,225.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 29/09/2024
North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
From Price: £825.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria
From Price: £749.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
From Price: £1,529.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available
Picturesque Pitlochry & The Enchanted Forest
From Price: £869.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/10/2024
Queen of Scots
From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Queen of Scots & Edinburgh
From Price: £1,969.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 06/06/2024
Royal Berkshire, Oxford & Christmas Castles
From Price: £975.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Royal Deeside Explorer
From Price: £1,329.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 02/07/2024
Romantic Highlander
From Price: £999.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Rail & Ramble in Historic Derbyshire
From Price: £850.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 30/05/2024
Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!
From Price: £720.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
From Price: £599.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Stirling Cities of Scotland by Rail
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2024
Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
From Price: £739.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure
From Price: £1,975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/12/2024
Scotland's Far North, Shetland & Orkney
From Price: £1,469.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2024
Spectacular Scotland at Christmas
From Price: £1,169.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2024
Steam & Sail in the Elegant English Riviera
From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
The Australian (Flight Inclusive)
From Price: £5,989.00
Duration: 20 Days
Departure Date: 23/05/2024
The Australian (Ground Only)
From Price: £4,599.00
Duration: 18 Days
Departure Date: 24/05/2024
Dutch Maximum Steam Weekend
From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Eastern USA Fall Colours Steam (Flight Inclusive)
From Price: £4,289.00
Duration: 13 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2024
Eastern USA Fall Colours Steam (Ground Only)
From Price: £3,399.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2024
North East Steam
From Price: £849.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 23/05/2024
Northern Germany by Steam
From Price: £2,399.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 11/07/2024
Roses Battle By Steam-Settle & Carlisle Line
From Price: £1,099.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina
From Price: £2,499.00
Duration: 9 Days
2 dates available
Switzerland Steam-Powered Six
From Price: £2,345.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Swiss Mountain Steam
From Price: £2,939.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2024
Timeless Isle of Man Adventurer
From Price: £1,160.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
West Coast Arran & Skye Discovery
From Price: £1,619.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2024
Wonderful Wales
From Price: £1,085.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 dates available
Welsh Whisky, Mines, Mint & Steam
From Price: £925.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/08/2024
Yorkshire Gold - Steam, Coast & Country
From Price: £1,339.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2024
Yuletide Yorkshire
From Price: £545.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/11/2024

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