Enjoy amazing journeys exploring England's great North West cities. Experience pioneering canals, railways, and docks - magnificent monuments of the golden age of Great British industry and commerce.
Over 30 years ago Michael Palin travelled by train on his ‘Great Railway Journeys of the World’ TV series from London to the Kyle of Lochalsh, and duly inspired me to do the same.
From that fabulous rail journey came my inspiration to launch the “Railtrail” brand, with a commitment that a Railtrail train holiday should be much more than just a great rail journey; it would include quality hotels, good food, exciting excursions and wonderful attractions in the company of a friendly and experienced Tour Manager - a complete rail holiday package, all included in the tour fare, with no hidden extra costs.
Thus Railtrail Tours – Quality Escorted Holidays by Train – was born, and we are delighted to be entering our 34th year of touring the UK and Europe by rail, and to be increasing our train holidays worldwide.
Discover more about Railtrail Tours by browsing the links on the left, and see what our “Customers say …” about our great rail holidays on the right.
Click on the "Tours & Departures" button above to explore the online itinerary and details for each of our rail tours. With your chosen rail tour on-screen, use “Departure Search” to select your preferred travel date and to book your Railtrail train holiday online now. Request a "Call Back" if you have any queries whatsoever.
We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy – as your holidays by train with Railtrail Tours get underway.