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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.

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Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Experience a relaxing tour in the beautiful Peak District visiting fabulous attractions and discovering the historic spa town of Buxton on a specialist guided tour. Explore the magnificent Chatsworth Estate and Gardens, visit the charming Pavilion Gardens, indulge in a fascinating "Pub Tours" adventure learning the history of unique establishments, and enjoy free time in Sheffield. Travel on a stunning journey showcasing the best of this county enhanced by a wealth of local knowledge.

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5 days from £1115



Thursday 8 May 2025

Thursday 10 July 2025

Thursday 18 December 2025



  • Discover the stunning scenery of Derbyshire’s Peak District

  • Visit the magnificent Chatsworth Estate and Gardens

  • Enjoy a specialist guided tour of the famous spa town of Buxton

  • Explore the historic Buxton Crescent and view the origins of the invigoration spa waters

  • Indulge on an award-winning "Pub Tours" adventure visiting 6 unique establishments

  • Enjoy free time in Sheffield


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 light lunch

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Journey from your home station to Sheffield and, on arrival, we will make our way to the Novotel, our base for the next four nights. We enjoy free time to explore our new surroundings before meeting for our first evening meal together.



This morning, after breakfast, we make our way to the station for our journey to the beautiful spa town of Buxton where we will be met by our character guide who will take us to the stunning Buxton Crescent. Here we will enjoy a premium tour delving into the fascinating history and origins of the famous spa waters bottling some straight from the source to take home with us. Afterwards we make our way to the Pavilion Gardens for a light lunch before rejoining our character guide for a fascinating view of life, both past and present, in the town. We will return to Sheffield by train in time for our evening meal together.

B, L, D


This morning, we retrace our steps to the station and board our train bound for the small, pretty village of Grindleford, in Derbyshire, situated on the River Derwent. We will be met by our driver and guide for the day and embark on our "Pub Tours" adventure visiting six of the finest pubs of the area. We indulge in a pre-reserved seat and drink of your choice at each establishment, learning of the history and folklore of these unique pubs, and enjoying fabulous views (lunch can be pre-arranged at one of the establishments). We will return via Grindleford to Sheffield for our evening meal together.

B, D


After breakfast today, we board our private coach and travel to the beautiful Chatsworth Estate. We will enjoy a guided tour* on arrival which will showcase the rich history and artefacts in this wonderful country house. Afterwards we enjoy time to discover the gardens and take lunch at one of the estate eateries before returning by private coach to Sheffield where we will enjoy our final evening meal together.

*Please note that there will be no guided tour in December, instead the house will be fantastically dressed for Christmas, and we are free to explore on a self-guided visit.

B, D


After breakfast, we bid farewell to Sheffield and make our way to the station for our homeward journeys.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner


Novotel, Sheffield

The Novotel is ideally located within walking distance of the railway station and offers an authentic restaurant serving local and international dishes, an elegant bar, and a heated indoor pool. The modern bedrooms provide an en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.



Fare Region



London: Euston



Greater London



South of England



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North East



North West



South Wales



North Wales







*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.


£15 tour discount for holders of National Railcards

Join & Leave at Hotel £1,130

July Departure Supplement £100

December Departure Supplement £40

Single Room Supplement £420


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 light lunch

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


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