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Steam Tours 2020/21

Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer
5 Days From Only £399.00

Railtrail's new tour takes us through the beautiful Cotswolds by steam train and on a journey of exploration as we sail through the Gloucester Docks with visits to the Didcot Railway Museum and STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway also included. Round off your holiday in great style with a tour and tasting at the award winning Hook Norton Brewery

Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
5 Days From Only £550.00

Explore delightful Dorset by steam train and marvel at the Jurassic Coast from our boat trip along the shoreline. Enjoy Exbury Gardens, ride on the estate’s ‘Rhododendron Line’ narrow-gauge steam railway and relax at our new hotel for 2020 on Bournemouth’s East Cliff. Round off your holiday in great style with a day’s adventure on the Isle of Wight.

Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
7 Days From Only £1,095.00

A great Railtrail holiday to discover picturesque medieval towns and villages surrounded by a panoramic range of stunning mountains, romantic valleys and fairytale woods - full of folklore, fascinating history and superb steam trains.

Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
7 Days From Only £1,095.00

A great Railtrail holiday to discover picturesque medieval towns and villages surrounded by a panoramic range of stunning mountains, romantic valleys and fairytale woods - full of folklore, fascinating history and superb steam trains.

3 departures between 12/06/2021 and 04/09/2021
Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland
7 Days From Only £995.00

Germany's timeless Harz Mountains are arguably even more spectacular in winter with the towns half-timbered houses and snow dusted forests resembling a picturesque Christmas card scene. For 2020 our popular Harz Winter Wonderland tour has been extended to 7 days to include an extra day to explore beautiful Wernigerode. We have also added an extra date for 2020 due to the 2019 date selling out so quickly, don't delay, join us on a narrow gauge and mountain railway adventure to warm your Harz.

2 departures on 07/02/2021 and 14/03/2021
Austria, Hungary & Slovenia Scenic Steam Explorer
11 Days From Only £2,195.00

A unique new tour exploring European steam and vintage narrow gauge trains amidst wonderful scenery in delightful destinations. Travelling, mostly by rail, through Austria, Slovenia and Hungary with some of the rail journeys truly 'off the beaten track'.

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges Flight Inclusive
18 Days From Only £4,425.00

Start 2021 with the trip of a lifetime for any dedicated steam enthusiasts! Our escorted rail holiday to Australia boasts six steam railways including four exclusive charters, three railway museums, a major steam festival featuring parallel running, a first class journey on the XPT train between Melbourne and Sydney, plus free time in both amazing cities!

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges (Ground Only)
16 Days From Only £3,250.00

Start 2021 with the trip of a lifetime for any dedicated steam enthusiasts! Our escorted rail holiday to Australia boasts six steam railways including four exclusive charters, three railway museums, a major steam festival featuring parallel running, a first class journey on the XPT train between Melbourne and Sydney, plus free time in both amazing cities!

Black Forest New Year Steam Celebration
7 Days From Only £1,479.00

Enjoy a special New Year tour as we steam through glorious Black Forest scenery in its magical winter setting on three included steam excursions! We also spend New Year's Eve in beautiful Freiburg and tour the city at the 'Gateway to the Black Forest' by vintage tram.

Chiltern Hills Steam, Rail & Ale Trail
5 Days From Only £589.00

A superb variety of steam, from garden railways to a standard gauge steam gala, as we visit FIVE steam venues and journey through attractive scenery on this amazing short break based in historic Aylesbury.

USA Fall Colours Steam Flight Inclusive
14 Days From Only £4,299.00

Discover steam States style and experience outstanding autumnal scenery! Our new Fall Colours tour is a must for all rail enthusiasts featuring double headed shay locomotives, a huge 2-6-6-2 mallet in operation, two diesel excursions, an Amtrak ride and two railroad museums! The tour takes place in late September, a great time to experience the landscape in breath-taking autumn colours and enjoy free time in the fabulous cities of Boston, New York and Washington.

USA Fall Colours Steam - Ground Only
14 Days From Only £3,749.00

Discover steam States style and experience outstanding autumnal scenery! Our new Fall Colours tour is a must for all rail enthusiasts featuring double headed shay locomotives, a huge 2-6-6-2 mallet in operation, two diesel excursions, an Amtrak ride and two railroad museums! Enjoy free time in the fabulous cities of Boston, New York and Washington.

Festive Steam in Saxony
7 Days From Only £1,345.00

Enjoy the festive season with a Saxony Steam escorted rail holiday combining two fabulous mainline steam excursions, including a trip to Prague by steam, with three wonderful Saxon narrow-gauge steam lines, plus tours of Dresden Alstadt steam depot and the Transport Museum. Topped off with free-time at both Dresden and Leipzig traditional Christmas Markets where only local products manufactured in the region are sold.

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale
5 Days From Only £489.00

A brilliant Steam, Rail & Ale tour timed to coincide with a magnificent steam gala day at the Great Central Railway, steam along the Great Central Nottingham, plus Peak Rail Steam, and heritage railcar on the Ecclesbourne Valley line. Add in a visit and tour of Marston's Heritage brewery and a Victorian ale house and we can drink to that!

Golden Harz Steam & More
8 Days From Only £1,499.00

A rare opportunity to travel almost the whole of the Harz Mountains system by steam capturing the golden autumn colours. Add to this a private 750 mm steam charter, standard gauge steam at a very rarely visited location, and view a former DB steam depot and its collection we have a truly great rail holiday to rediscover the beauty of German steam in golden autumn colours.

Golden October Austrian Steam Adventure
12 Days From Only £2,175.00

Following great 2019 feedback our Golden October Austria Steam Adventure is back and it's a big one! Including the Dampflokfest steam festival at Lokpark Ampflwang, rare steam excursion on the Mariazellerbahn Railway (first class!), Zillertalbahn, Ahornbahn, Innsbruck's Nordkettenbahn, Gmunden Tramway, Traunseebahn, scenic lake trip and a brewery tour. If you fancy a 'Golden October' in Austria, book early as this is a limited edition tour with only 16 rooms at our family run hotel in Timelkam.

Kent & Sussex Autumn Steam Explorer
5 Days From Only £649.00

We stay beside the River Medway in the historic county town of Maidstone on this fascinating Autumn break featuring the wonderful Giants of Steam Gala, visits to FIVE steam venues including two private charters, Brewery tour & Real Ale Brewer's Supper - plus no single room supplement!

Northern & Central France Steam Explorer
7 Days From Only £1,299.00

Our amazing French tour includes SIX steam lines, FOUR inclusive charters and ONE steam gala plus hotel accommodation in picturesque Amiens and the heart of Orléans. Enjoy a great steam gala at the unique and historic WW1 Somme line at Froissy, a day exploring the scenic Baie de Somme line, visit the MTVS new line at Crevecoeur for a private steam charter and private steam charter on the metre gauge Le Train du Bas Berry Line.

Norfolk Steam Explorer
5 Days From Only £499.00

A superb variety of steam, from garden railways to a steam gala, as we visit SEVEN steam venues and journey through spectacular scenery on this amazing short break based in medieval Norwich.

Roses Battle By Steam  Plus Settle & Carlisle Line
8 Days From Only £975.00

We thought we would celebrate the steam and rail heritage of the north country with our own ‘battle of the roses’ tour, including Yorkshire and Lancashire steam and heritage railways every day from our base at an iconic railway hotel. With Railtrail escorting this great railway holiday you are sure to come up smelling of roses!

Roses Battle By Steam Plus Settle & Carlisle Line
8 Days From Only £975.00

We thought we would celebrate the steam and rail heritage of the north country with our own ‘battle of the roses’ tour, including Yorkshire and Lancashire steam and heritage railways every day from our base at an iconic railway hotel. With Railtrail escorting this great railway holiday you are sure to come up smelling of roses!

3 departures between 10/05/2021 and 13/09/2021
Steam, Rail & Ale in Scotland
5 Days From Only £629.00

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 and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway on a tour that also features the best of Scottish brewing.

Switzerland's Steam-powered Six
8 Days From Only £1,779.00

See stunning Switzerland in style on Railtrail's great steam powered railway holiday, based on the lakeshore of lovely Lake Lucerne. Cruise across three Swiss lakes the nostalgic way by paddle-steamer and experience three exhilarating steam train excursions in the Swiss mountains, plus take a trip on the world's steepest cogwheel railway!

2 departures on 03/07/2021 and 28/08/2021
Switzerland's Steam-powered Six
8 Days From Only £1,779.00

See stunning Switzerland in style on Railtrail's great steam powered railway holiday, based on the lakeshore of lovely Lake Lucerne. Cruise across three Swiss lakes the nostalgic way by paddle-steamer and experience three exhilarating steam train excursions in the Swiss mountains, plus take a trip on the world's steepest cogwheel railway!

Swiss Mountain Steam
8 Days From Only £1,775.00

Switzerland and steam trains - a delightful combination as Railtrail Tours take you to the heart of this beautiful country to experience some amazing mountain rail journeys and glorious lake steamer cruises.

Swiss Mountain Steam
8 Days From Only £1,775.00

Switzerland and steam trains - a delightful combination as Railtrail Tours take you to the heart of this beautiful country to experience some amazing mountain rail journeys and glorious lake steamer cruises.

3 departures between 23/06/2021 and 01/09/2021
Yorkshire Steam, Rail & Ale Trail
5 Days From Only £445.00

Enjoy a trip to wonderful Yorkshire that is packed with steam railways and accompanied by plenty of real ale! This great value tour includes visits to the National Railway Museum, York Brewery, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, Black Sheep Brewery and ends with the popular annual Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music festival with over 100 different cask beers and ciders to tempt you!

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Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,779.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2020

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2020

USA Fall Colours Steam Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,299.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2020

USA Fall Colours Steam - Ground Only

From Price: £3,749.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2020

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

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

Black Forest New Year Steam Celebration

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

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