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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

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Festive & Winter Tours

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From Only £535.00

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 3000 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
24/11/2022
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From Only £539.00

Magnificent Chatsworth House is even more glorious at Christmas time with an array of lavish festive decorations adorning the house, our popular Derbyshire tour will be a truly festive experience! Our short break to the beautiful Peak District also includes visits to the pretty market town of Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell pudding, a guided tour of the spa town of Buxton and a journey beneath the earth to explore the two million year old vast limestone chambers of Poole's Cavern!

Duration: 4 Days
28/11/2022
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From Only £1,629.00

Enjoy the festive season with a Saxony Steam escorted rail holiday combining two fabulous mainline steam excursions, a steam hauled excursion from Dresden to the historic Polish city of Breslau (Wroclaw), three wonderful Saxon narrow-gauge steam lines and tours of Dresden Alstadt steam depot and the Transport Museum, as well as a visiting both Dresden and Leipzig traditional Christmas Markets where only local products manufactured in the region are sold.

Duration: 7 Days
30/11/2022
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From Only £569.00

Our pre-Christmas Scottish tour is based in stunning Stirling and packed with festive cheer! We explore the wonderful Christmas markets in Edinburgh and Glasgow 2022, enjoy a scenic cruise along the Firth of Forth, experience two great rail journeys and sample a wee dram at the Dalwhinnie Distillery!

Duration: 5 Days
01/12/2022
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From Only £449.00

Our great value pre-Christmas Scottish tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William and is packed with fantastic included attractions and stunning scenery! This winter warmer in the western Highlands includes excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on two nights.

Duration: 5 Days
06/12/2022
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From Only £409.00

Step back in time and experience the magic of Christmas in a bygone era on our Shropshire festive tour. Explore Blists Hill Victorian town, soak up the atmosphere, revel in the traditional celebrations and see 1800's style entertainment, visit Ironbridge the birthplace of the industrial revolution, discover the fascinating history of ceramic making Coalport China Museum, experience 'Steam in Lights' on the Severn Valley Railway and tempt your taste buds at Birmingham's Christmas market.

Duration: 4 Days
09/12/2022
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From Only £1,079.00

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
20/12/2022
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From Only £1,729.00

How do you fancy a Christmas with a difference amidst the lakes and mountains of Switzerland? Marvel at wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, soar up Mount Titlis, and relax on Lake Lucerne's shore at the 4-star Seehotel Pilatus, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.

Duration: 8 Days
21/12/2022
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From Only £729.00

A new Christmas holiday with all the trimmings based in picture-postcard Pitlochry, in the beautiful Perthshire Highlands. The tour combines nostalgic attractions and outstanding Scottish winter scenery with to visits to an iconic expedition ship, historic jute mill, luxury vintage bus ride and a scenic excursion including the Queen's View.

Duration: 5 Days
23/12/2022
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From Only £709.00

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas in beautiful surroundings at the 4-star Crowne Plaza Hotel Harrogate. This Christmas you can unwind and let someone else do the cooking!… our half board tour includes welcome tea/coffee & mince pies on arrival, a traditional Christmas Day lunch with all the trimmings, a light Boxing Day lunch plus, a visit to historic York on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day steam journey on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
23/12/2022
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From Only £1,599.00

Enjoy a special New Year tour as we steam through glorious Black Forest scenery in its magical winter setting on three included steam excursions! We also spend New Year's Eve in beautiful Freiburg and tour the city at the 'Gateway to the Black Forest' by vintage tram.

Duration: 7 Days
27/12/2022
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From Only £379.00

A great value short break between Christmas and New Year staying in the heart of Fort William with entertainment each evening. Enjoy an excursion to Oban, including a visit to the Oban Distillery to sample a warming 'wee dram' and journey on the glorious West Highland rail route over the Glenfinnan Viaduct to explore the harbour town of Mallaig with views across to the Isle of Skye.

Duration: 4 Days
27/12/2022
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From Only £415.00

A relaxing festive break between Christmas and New Year to the spectacular Scottish Highlands. Staying in the heart of Inverness at the popular Palace Hotel, this superb rail holiday offers a wealth of wonderful winter landscapes from the comfort of your seat and includes one of the world's greatest railway journeys, the Kyle Line

Duration: 4 Days
27/12/2022
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From Only £599.00

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
30/12/2022
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From Only £739.00

Enjoy New Year in delightful spa town of Ilkley, surrounded by the wintery glory of the stunning Yorkshire Dales. The tour includes a visit to the lovely market town of Skipton, a wonderful New Year's Eve celebration with all the trimmings including drinks reception, gala dinner, and live music plus, we enjoy two superb steam journeys on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway and Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
30/12/2022
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From Only £569.00

Our new indulgent inclusive break will help brighten up the winter months. Exploring the spectacular landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and staying in the heart of Inverness, this superb rail holiday includes travelling the Kyle Line, a scenic Loch Ness cruise and a distillery visit.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,659.00

Our White Pass Winter Snow Train Adventure is a Swiss lakes and mountains tour with a difference. Featuring a great selection of excursions not found anywhere else, you can marvel at the wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, travel up Mount Titlis, and relax on the shore of the beautiful Lake Lucerne.

Duration: 8 Days
04/02/2023 and
11/03/2023
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From Only £1,099.00

Germany's timeless Harz Mountains are arguably even more spectacular in winter with the towns half-timbered houses and snow dusted forests resembling a picturesque Christmas card scene. Our popular Winter Wonderland tour now includes a day to relax and explore beautiful Wernigerode.

Duration: 7 Days
12/02/2023 and
12/03/2023
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From Only £459.00

Our great value winter and spring breaks based at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William are packed with fantastic inclusions and stunning scenery! The popular tours explore the beautiful western Highlands and offer excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on two nights.

Duration: 5 Days
14/02/2023 and
14/03/2023
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From Only £529.00

Join us on a circular tour of the spectacular 'Great Railway Journeys 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 Europe. A superb value Railtrail holiday.

Duration: 5 Days
07/03/2023 and
21/03/2023

UK & European Tours 2022

Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe, All departing in 2022

Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
The Big Five versus the Stoosbahn
From Price: £1,709.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2022
The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country
From Price: £685.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer
From Price: £479.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
From Price: £625.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2022
Discover Dundee & Picturesque Pitlochry
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2022
Forest of Dean Steam & the Wye Valley
From Price: £649.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 18/07/2022
Festive Highlands More Inclusive
From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/12/2022
Floral Cheshire & Beyond
From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/08/2022
Grand Tours - Coastal Nostalgia in the Sunny South
From Price: £1,769.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2022
The Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry
From Price: £1,999.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 22/09/2022
The Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats
From Price: £2,359.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2022
Six Wonders of the Waterways
From Price: £1,375.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2022
Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
From Price: £2,495.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2022
Grand Tour by Rail - Wales Coast to Coast
From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 29/09/2022
Hebridean Islands Discovery
From Price: £1,229.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 13/10/2022
Hebridean Odyssey
From Price: £1,729.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Highland Adventure
From Price: £559.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2022
Golden Highlander
From Price: £579.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Harrogate Christmas Celebration
From Price: £709.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/12/2022
Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons
From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
From Price: £1,249.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £679.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Lake District & Cumbrian Mountains Explorer
From Price: £879.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2022
Little Trains of the Tyrol
From Price: £1,735.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 27/08/2022
North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
From Price: £725.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria
From Price: £565.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/09/2022
Oban & the Magical Isle of Mull
From Price: £769.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 10/10/2022
The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
From Price: £1,289.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2022
Queen of Scots
From Price: £1,329.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2022
Rhine Rail & Ale Trail
From Price: £1,059.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 11/07/2022
Romantic Highlander
From Price: £899.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/09/2022
Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!
From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/09/2022
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
From Price: £529.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
From Price: £609.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/09/2022
Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure
From Price: £1,729.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/12/2022
Roses Battle By Steam Plus Settle & Carlisle Line
From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2022
Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina
From Price: £1,899.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2022
Switzerland's Steam-powered Six
From Price: £1,979.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2022
Swiss Mountain Steam
From Price: £2,145.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2022
Treasures of the Peak District
From Price: £685.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2022
Tranquil Lochs & Serene Skye
From Price: £869.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 06/10/2022
Twixmas in Festive Fort William
From Price: £379.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 27/12/2022
Wonderful Wales
From Price: £945.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2022
Yorkshire Moors by Steam
From Price: £599.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/08/2022

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