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A family firm with an ethos of honesty and integrity. Our passion for delivering quality escorted holidays by rail at great value fares along with consistently excellent customer service has stood us in good stead for over 40 years.

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01538 382323
Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

UK & Ireland

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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 £975.00

Discover our new festive tour based in Reading. Visit Highclere Castle, more popularly known as ITV's 'Downton Abbey', during its magnificent Christmas display and complete your Christmas shopping at their annual Christmas Fair. Sail down the River Thames on a leisurely cruise, enjoy a tour of Windsor Castle in its spectacular winter glory, and experience Oxford with a guided walk and a tour of Oxford Castle with free time in Oxford, Windsor, and Newbury to explore and create festive memories.

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 £1,115.00

Experience a relaxing tour in the beautiful Peak District visiting fabulous attractions and discovering the historic spa town of Buxton on a specialist guided tour. Explore the magnificent Chatsworth Estate and Gardens, visit the charming Pavilion Gardens, indulge in a fascinating "Pub Tours" adventure learning the history of unique establishments, and enjoy free time in Sheffield. Travel on a stunning journey showcasing the best of this county enhanced by a wealth of local knowledge.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £799.00

Discover the heritage of The Potteries on our exclusive tour in Staffordshire enjoying fantastic pottery experiences and guided factory tours. Explore the magnificent Trentham Estate, celebrate the work of Josiah Wedgwood at the famous World of Wedgwood, visit the fantastic Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, and indulge in sumptuous afternoon tea plus enjoy free time to browse unique shops, cafés, and bars.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available

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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Railtrail Tours Limited
21 The Smithfield Centre, Leek
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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