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Scotland

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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 £639.00

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
24/06/2024 and
23/09/2024
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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 £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 £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 £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 £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 £2,949.00

Travel coast to coast from Land's End to John O'Groats, including many of Britain's great scenic rail journeys along the way. Explore England, Scotland & Wales on a one off, once in a lifetime, grand rail tour of mainland Britain!

Duration: 12 Days
05/09/2024
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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 £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 £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 £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 £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 £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 £4,999.00

Join us on a brand new and exclusive tour in Inverness including a seven-night leisurely cruise along the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal aboard the stunning Lord of the Glens. Journeying through the heart of the Highlands along the intricate inland waters, hidden sea lochs, ancient and historic sites, and breathtaking scenery with fascinating excursions at every stop. Indulge yourself in exquisite cuisine, First Class travel, and relaxation on this luxurious, small group tour.

Duration: 11 Days
03/05/2025 and
31/05/2025
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From Only £2,250.00

Experience the peace, tranquillity, and natural beauty of the picturesque islands of Orkney and Shetland. Discover spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife, and fascinating settlements in Orkney, explore the rich history and archaeology of the Shetland Isle, and touch the top of the country at John O'Groats plus enjoy time to explore the beautiful cities of Aberdeen and Inverness.

Duration: 8 Days
23/05/2025 and
19/09/2025
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From Only £1,659.00

Experience a wonderful tour combining Scotland's Far North with the beauty of the Shetland and Orkney Isles. Discover spectacular scenery, amazing wildlife, and fascinating settlements in Orkney, explore the rich history and archaeology of the Shetland Isle, and touch the top of the country at John O'Groats.

Duration: 6 Days
28/05/2025
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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 £2,290.00

Experience a truly magical circular tour of the Scottish Highlands discovering some of the most stunning scenery and landscapes. Enjoy spectacular rail journeys including the magnificent Jacobite Steam Train and the nostalgic Strathspey Steam Railway plus Scotland's "Great Railway Journey of the World". Cruise to the Isles of Mull and Iona, indulge in a whisky distillery tasting, and enjoy free time to explore the beautiful cities of Edinburgh and Inverness.

Duration: 9 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £3,690.00

Experience a fantastic coast to coast adventure from Land's End to John O'Groats crossing three countries with many of the UK's greatest scenic rail journeys along the way. Journey through England, Scotland, and Wales visiting iconic locations, exploring beautiful cities, and discovering picturesque scenery on a tour that has it all!

Duration: 14 Days
04/09/2025
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From Only £1,059.00

Based in the picture-postcard town of Pitlochry, this magical tour combines outstanding Scottish scenery with wonderful attractions. Experience the spectacular Enchanted Forest, steam nostalgia on the Strathspey Railway, and indulge in a wee dram at one of Scotland's oldest distilleries. Visit a famous royal retreat, an iconic expedition ship, and Britain's first military airfield plus enjoy free time to explore the city of Dundee.

Duration: 5 Days
20/10/2025
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From Only £3,899.00

Embark on a brand new and exclusive tour in Glasgow including a six-night leisurely cruise along the endlessly beautiful Caledonian Canal aboard the stunning Lord of the Glens. Journey through the heart of Scotland along the intricate inland waters with breathtaking scenery and fascinating excursions at every stop, enjoy a guided tour of Glasgow, and taste some of the finest whisky. Indulge yourself in exquisite cuisine, First Class travel, and relaxation on this luxurious, small group tour.

Duration: 9 Days
22/10/2025

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
Departure Date: 17/08/2024
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
Departure Date: 16/09/2024
Forest of Dean Steam & the Wye Valley
From Price: £689.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Festive Highlands Tartan & Taster
From Price: £529.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
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: £1,545.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
From Price: £2,905.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
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
Highland Adventure
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 4 Days
2 dates available
Golden Highlander
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
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
2 dates available
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
From Price: £1,475.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £739.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Ironbridge Victorian Christmas
From Price: £475.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2024
Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark
From Price: £1,850.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
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
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
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: £619.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 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: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
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
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
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
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
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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