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Welcome to Railtrail Tours

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.

Big on Quality, Small Enough to Care

01538 382323
Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

Big on Quality. Small Enough to Care.

 

Welcome to the world of Railtrail Tours, an award-winning, independent, family run, rail holiday specialist with over 40 years of experience operating our popular escorted rail holidays.

 

Our tours are unique to us, created by our team of rail travel experts who each have a lifetime of knowledge and experience in the rail holiday industry meaning our tour itineraries are full of vibrancy and imagination reflecting our unrivalled knowledge. Railtrail offers destinations as varied as spring in the Scottish Highlands, summer in Majorca, and steam trains in the glorious fall season of America and, with new tours being added to our extensive programme regularly, you are sure to find your perfect holiday.

 

Our Railtrail Founder, Owner, and Managing Director – Dave Felstead – is still at the helm of the company and is a firm believer in customer satisfaction and experience meaning that Railtrail will provide an individual and personal experience to all our customers.

 

Customer Satisfaction & Experience

  • Railtrail offers a range of tour fares including First Class rail travel, Standard Class rail travel, and Tour Base Fare options for those who wish to travel independently.

  • Our secure and easy to use 24/7 online booking facility helps to make booking your next holiday simpler than ever or, alternatively, our friendly Customer Care Team are on hand to answer any questions you may have and take you through the booking process. Plus, once you make a booking with Railtrail, your booking confirmation will provide a personal contact in the office for any queries or future correspondence you may have about your forthcoming holiday.

  • We pride ourselves on providing stress free travel with our rail inclusive packages as these packages include rail tickets that are not restricted to a specific train service or company so, should you miss your specified train or a connecting train, your ticket is still valid on the next service. All we ask is that you telephone either the office during office hours, or your Tour Manager outside of office hours, to let us know of any hiccup in your journey and we will then take control leaving you free to relax and enjoy the remainder of your journey.

  • Railtrail’s online Feefo page provides all our verified customer reviews, and we are proud to achieve a very high star rating resulting in Railtrail being awarded the 'Feefo Platinum Service Award' for consistently delivering excellence.

  • We have also been awarded Silver at the British Travel Awards for ‘Best Small Travel Company for Rail Holidays’ in 2023.

 

Financial Protection

  • Thanks to our unique Trust Account, your monies are 100% secure until your return from your holiday giving our customers peace of mind. Should your tour be cancelled by Railtrail Tours for any reason, or should Railtrail Tours cease trading, you will be entitled to a full cash refund of all monies paid.

  • We are also ATOL Protected (ATOL 9056).

 

Railtrail Rewards

  • We are privileged to have so many of our customers travel with us regularly, returning year after year to enjoy our unique brand of escorted rail holidays. Recognising this, we like to reward our clients through our Loyalty Points Scheme and Frequent Traveller Club.

  • Railtrail is the only escorted rail holiday company to provide a Loyalty Points Scheme and further information on both our loyalty programmes can be found on our ‘Railtrail Rewards’ page.

UK, Euro & Worldwide 2025

Award Winning rail holidays in the UK, Europe & Worldwide, departing in 2025

Bristol, Cider & Gorge-ous Cheddar
From Price: £829.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
Amsterdam, Tulips, Cheese & Steam
From Price: £1,645.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available
Bygone Times of Bletchley & Beyond
From Price: £679.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Canadian Rail Explorer (Flight Inclusive)
From Price: £7,999.00
Duration: 13 Days
Departure Date: 22/03/2025
Canadian Rail Explorer (Ground Only)
From Price: £6,999.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 22/03/2025
Classic Cornwall Coast & Country
From Price: £899.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
From Price: £735.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Exclusive Secrets of the Highlands & Islands
From Price: £4,999.00
Duration: 11 Days
2 dates available
Enchanting Voyage Through the Heart of Scotland
From Price: £3,899.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 22/10/2025
Forest of Dean Steam & The Wye Valley
From Price: £759.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Guernsey, Jersey, Herm & Sark
From Price: £1,995.00
Duration: 9 Days
2 dates available
Land's End to John O'Groats
From Price: £3,690.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 04/09/2025
Hebridean Odyssey
From Price: £2,479.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Highland Adventure
From Price: £619.00
Duration: 4 Days
3 dates available
Historic Kent Castles, Tracks & Vines
From Price: £1,350.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 dates available
Historical Wonders of Wessex & Portsmouth
From Price: £1,049.00
Duration: 6 Days
3 dates available
Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland
From Price: £1,395.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £765.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark
From Price: £1,745.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 18/05/2025
Nostalgic Lakes & Mountains Explorer
From Price: £1,459.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Peak District Panoramas
From Price: £1,115.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Potteries Heritage Discovery
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Picturesque Highland Seasons
From Price: £999.00
Duration: 5 Days
5 dates available
Picturesque Pitlochry & The Enchanted Forest
From Price: £1,059.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/10/2025
Revolutionary Cities & Lake District Treasures
From Price: £1,269.00
Duration: 6 Days
3 dates available
Seine & Normandy River Explorer
From Price: £2,409.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 15/05/2025
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
From Price: £780.00
Duration: 6 Days
4 dates available
Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
From Price: £939.00
Duration: 6 Days
5 dates available
Scotland's Far North, Shetland & Orkney
From Price: £1,659.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 28/05/2025
Serene Gardens of Cornwall
From Price: £830.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Spirit of the Ribble Valley
From Price: £665.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Steam & Sail in the English Riviera
From Price: £645.00
Duration: 5 Days
6 dates available
Dresden Steam Festival & More
From Price: £2,159.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 08/04/2025
Saxony & Harz Winter Steam Extravaganza
From Price: £2,399.00
Duration: 11 Days
Departure Date: 14/02/2025
New Zealand Steam Adventure (Flight Inclusive)
From Price: £9,995.00
Duration: 26 Days
Departure Date: 07/02/2025
New Zealand Steam Adventure (Ground Only)
From Price: £7,995.00
Duration: 22 Days
Departure Date: 10/02/2025
Roses Battle by Steam plus Settle & Carlisle Line
From Price: £1,299.00
Duration: 8 Days
3 dates available
Swiss Glacier Express & The Bernina
From Price: £3,829.00
Duration: 11 Days
4 dates available
Swiss Winter Snow Train Adventure
From Price: £1,889.00
Duration: 8 Days
3 dates available
Swiss Mountain Treasures
From Price: £4,669.00
Duration: 11 Days
3 dates available
Trails of Grindelwald: Hike & Explore
From Price: £2,499.00
Duration: 9 Days
2 dates available
Wonderful Wales
From Price: £1,130.00
Duration: 6 Days
5 dates available
Welsh Whisky, Mines, Mint & Steam
From Price: £890.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 dates available
Yorkshire Gold - Coast & Country
From Price: £1,690.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available

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