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UK & Ireland Tours

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Bedfordshire is a well-connected county with road and rail links. The county can be reached in less than an hour from London and is easily accessible from the neighbouring counties of Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, as well as the nearby town of Milton Keynes. It has numerous country houses and is the spy capital of Britain. It is also home to the Leighton Buzzard Railway.

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Berkshire lies entirely south of the River Thames, which forms the county's northern boundary. Berkshire follows the Thames uninterruptedly for 103 miles from Buscot to Old Windsor. The riverbank is marked with numerous pretty towns and villages. Berkshire's landscape divides into two clearly distinct sections with the boundary lying roughly on a north-south line through the centre of Reading.

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Bristol and Bath, two bona fide West Country gems, providing the yin and yang to turning an ordinary holiday into a super adventure of high contrasts and good times. Bath with its stunning Georgian architecture and Roman history to Bristol with its Naval heritage and Clifton suspension bridge.

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British heritage with a touch of French flair, the Channel Islands enjoy a gentle pace, genteel charm and a fascinating history. Discover Guernsey's wartime history and carefree, car-free Sark.

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Elegant and historic Chester is the perfect base from which to explore a region rich in canals, waterways and railway heritage, not to mention scenery, on both sides of the border with Wales.

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Proud of its identity, Cornwall boasts some of Britain's finest gardens, plus scenic branch lines revealing sandy beaches, rocky coves and smugglers' havens, plus a striking cathedral city in Truro.

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The Cotswolds is an area in the South Central and South West of England comprising the Cotswold Hills that rise from the upper Thames, known as the Cotswold Edge. The area has the Severn Valley and the Evesham Vale and has a bedrock of Jurassic limestone. The area has plenty of Heritage Railways.

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A county bestowed with great gifts from railway heritage, from Brunel's Tamar Bridge to Dawlish Sea Wall and restored Great Western Railway tracks revealing quintessential English Riviera seascapes.

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Dorset boasts a stunning landscape of rolling hills, picturesque villages and beautiful Jurassic coastal scenery. As well as having an outstanding coastline with unique coves such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, Dorset's inland scenery of the New Forest is equally inviting. The popular resort of Bournemouth and the harbour town of Poole are great bases from which to explore the area. A popular attraction is the scenic Swanage Railway offering magnificent views of the ruins of Corfe Castle.

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The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain's most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. The docks has many attractions to visit and the surrounding area has many heritage Railways.

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Hampshire is in the South East of England and boasts many heritage railways, possibly its most famous is the Watercress Line. Due to the Steam Railway having many appearances on TV and Films.

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A proudly independent island encapsulating Britain in miniature, from charming seaside to brooding fells, with an abundance of preserved steam, electric and even horse driven rail and tramways.

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The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago made for walking. Unspoilt, untouched and truly peaceful, you can enjoy the spectacular coastal paths, nature trails, fields of flowers and top-to-toe island walks year round.

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Kent is home to numerous Steam lines including the Kent & East Sussex Railway. In fact Kent is packed with Heritage Railways, plus bathe in the county's natural beauty.

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Boasting lakeland scenery to inspire our finest poets, the Lake District is framed by the brooding majesty of the Settle & Carlisle, sea vistas of the Cumbrian Coast Line, plus steam heritage galore.

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Lancashire is a county of contrasting scenery from the stunning landscapes of the Ribble Valley, Pennines and Forest of Bowland to the famous seaside resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe Bay. Including the popular East Lancashire Railway and Manchester Ship Canal.

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The mighty river Tyne is Surrounded by unspoilt beauty, history and heritage. From the Romans with Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, through to the Anglo Saxons with Bamburgh Castle and then to the Victorians with Beamish living history museum.

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From unspoilt beaches to a gentle rural pace of life, Norfolk offers a nostalgic landscape of childhood holidays. Windmills, boats gently exploring the Broads and a fine collection of steam railways add to the nostalgia in England's endearing east.

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Overlooked for too long, Northern Ireland is a country of stunning scenery, from the Antrim Coast's Giant's Causeway to the gentle waters of Lough Neagh, a coastal 'Great Railway Journey' and the majestic Mountains of Mourne.

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The largest town in the county is the City of Oxford, presiding over the north bank of the Thames.The county has a major tourist industry, concentrated firstly on the City of Oxford but also on the hills and charming honey-coloured towns of the Cotswolds, and on Oxfordshire's many delightful Thames-side towns and villages. The University of Oxford was founded in 1096, though its collegiate structure did not develop until later on.

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Peak District National Park is in Central England and is steeped in Limestone valleys like Dovedale, famed for its steppingstones. The views around the Peaks are spectacular. Attractions are in abundance and Steam heritage railways like the Churnet Valley are plentiful.

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Strikingly handsome cities, breathtakingly beautiful lochs and glens, noble malts, tranquil romantic isles, white sandy beaches and some of the world's best railway journeys - Scotland has it all!

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Unspoilt, unrushed and tranquil, Shropshire has many traditional market towns to explore. Whether you're out and about on the Shropshire hills, aboard a train on the Severn Valley Railway or walking alonside the Llangollen Canal, the Shropshire air will rejuvenate and restore you.

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Enjoy a trip to the heart of England for a chance to explore the many attractions Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire have to offer. With characterful Victorian ale houses, a rich industrial heritage, beautiful canals, stunning scenery, historical houses and a wide selection of unique steam railways such as The Great Central…the area has so much to offer!

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Charming seaside and rugged beauty, scenic branch and heritage lines, slate hills, lakes and majestic Mount Snowdon - all possible by train thanks to the Welsh pioneers of railway preservation.

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Wiltshire can be found in the south of England, approximately 90 minutes from London. The county is bordered by Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. With Swindon being one of the homes of Heritage Steam.

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England's largest and most diverse county, with rolling dales that inspired the Brontës, the brooding North York Moors, a charming coastline, historic York and lovely Harrogate - "the English Spa".

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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