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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I come and see you? Where are you based?

You are very welcome to visit us during normal office hours - we love to meet all our holidaymakers. We would however appreciate your telephoning on 01538 382323 to make an appointment beforehand. Our offices are in the centre of the historic market town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands - between the Potteries and the Peak District.

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2. How do I book?

Click on the "Tours & Departures" button to explore the online itinerary, photos and links for each Tour.

When you have your chosen tour on screen, use "Departure Search" to select the number of passengers who wish to travel and click on "Display All Dates".

Select your preferred departure date, click on the "Book Now" link for that date and use our Online Booking System to book your holiday online, at any time.

If you have any queries whatsoever, you can also use the Book Now link to "Request a Call Back" or contact us by e-mail. The Railtrail Customer Service team will reply or ring you back in office hours and answer any queries.

(Some departures are also marked as "Call Back" if, for instance, there are options we need to discuss with you. Use the Call Back facility to register your interest and we will call you to discuss the tour, without obligation.)

If you prefer to book in writing you can download a Railtrail Tours Booking Form and book your chosen holiday using the details and fares listed on the tour's web page. Please complete the form in full and post it to us along with your deposit

Or contact us on 01538 382323 during office hours and we will take you through the booking process.

At time of booking you need to pay a deposit of £75 PER PERSON for UK tours, £150 PER PERSON for European and £300 PER PERSON for worldwide tours. Remember - deposits are NON REFUNDABLE.

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UK, Euro & Worldwide 2020

Award Winning rail holidays in the UK, Europe & Worldwide, departing 2020

Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

From Price: £595.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 20/09/2020

Highland Adventure

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2020

Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail

From Price: £555.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2020

Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2020

North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam

From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2020

Wonderful Wales

From Price: £845.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 28/09/2020

Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks

From Price: £359.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 30/11/2020

Festive Highlands More Inclusive

From Price: £395.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/12/2020

Festive Rhine, Wine and Glühwein!

From Price: £635.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 07/12/2020

Golden Highlander

From Price: £555.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/10/2020

New Year Celebrations by the Romantic Rhine

From Price: £945.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 29/12/2020

Spectacular Scotland at Christmas

From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2020

Black Forest New Year Steam Celebration

From Price: £1,479.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 27/12/2020

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

From Price: £489.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2020

Kent & Sussex Autumn Steam Explorer

From Price: £649.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2020

Yorkshire Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/10/2020

Steam Tours 2020/21

Steam Tours 2020/21 - More to be added weekly

Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer

From Price: £399.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2020

Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany

From Price: £1,125.00
Duration: 7 Days
3 departure(s) between 12/06/2021 and 04/09/2021

Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland

From Price: £995.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 departure(s) between 07/02/2021 and 14/03/2021

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,475.00
Duration: 18 Days
Departure Date: 03/04/2021

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges (Ground Only)

From Price: £3,300.00
Duration: 16 Days
Departure Date: 04/04/2021

Black Forest New Year Steam Celebration

From Price: £1,479.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 27/12/2020

Festive Steam in Saxony

From Price: £1,345.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 02/12/2020

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

From Price: £489.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2020

Golden Harz Steam & More

From Price: £1,499.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 26/10/2020

Kent & Sussex Autumn Steam Explorer

From Price: £649.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2020

Northern & Central France Steam Explorer

From Price: £1,299.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 21/05/2021

Roses Battle By Steam Plus Settle & Carlisle Line

From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
3 departure(s) between 10/05/2021 and 13/09/2021

Steam, Rail & Ale in Scotland

From Price: £629.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 15/10/2020

Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,879.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 departure(s) between 03/07/2021 and 28/08/2021

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,895.00
Duration: 8 Days
3 departure(s) between 23/06/2021 and 01/09/2021

Yorkshire Steam, Rail & Ale Trail

From Price: £445.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/10/2020

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