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
UK Tours We offer packages including First Class (where available) or Standard Class rail travel from every mainland UK station for each UK tour.
European Tours You can join your Tour Manager at London St Pancras where you will be met with a complimentary welcome drink and snack prior to boarding, or you can travel independently and join at the tour hotel taking advantage of our Tour Base Fare.
Worldwide Tours You can choose to meet your Tour Manager at our chosen flight check-in desk and, after passing through customs control, have quality relaxation time with a complimentary snack and drink before boarding, or you can book the Ground Only fare to travel independently and join at the tour hotel.
Inclusive Rail Fares
Railtrails UK tours are unique in that we offer tour fares inclusive of rail travel from any station in the UK, along with seat reservations (where applicable) as part of the tour package.
For each UK tour we publish a Fares Table showing not only the Tour Base Fare (join and leave at the hotel) but also fares offering you a choice of First Class (where available) or Standard Class rail travel from every UK mainland rail station. Departure stations are grouped into regions, as shown in the example below:
Our inclusive rail fares mean that, 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.
Please ensure when booking your tour that you give us the mobile phone number that you will be carrying with you on the day so that we can help you and maintain contact with you until you meet up with your Tour Manager. Please ensure that your mobile phone remains switched on so that you are contactable during your journey.
Tour Base Fare
For clients wishing to travel independently of our rail package to the tour of their choice, we offer flexible joining point fares for all tours including the option to join and leave at the tour hotel(s). This Tour Base Fare is shown in the Fares Table.
What is included in the Tour Fare?
Included Meals - Some light refreshments and evening meals are included in many of our tours however, on a few tours based in popular destinations, we leave the occasional evening free to give you an opportunity to experience the ambience and dine at leisure in a restaurant of your choice. To avoid any confusion, every tour details the included meals in the itinerary using a simple code at the end of each day description that states what meals are included. The meals are coded as follows:
B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
LR = Light Refreshments
D = Dinner
All accommodation as detailed with private facilities.
Rail and coach travel, with transfers as described.
All excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary.
Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager.