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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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01538 382323
Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Europe

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From Only £1,199.00

Experience a fantastic major steam festival featuring big engines, demonstration freight trains, and traction engines plus a steam powered sawmill, model railways, and lots more on this exciting and action-packed tour. We also visit three other steam railways in the Netherlands, enjoy a vintage boat cruise, and explore a superb outdoor recreated village museum in this short break, value for money tour.

Duration: 5 Days
05/09/2024
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From Only £1,475.00

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.

Duration: 7 Days
14/09/2024
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From Only £2,345.00

See stunning Switzerland in style on our 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!

Duration: 8 Days
21/09/2024
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From Only £1,899.00

We are proud to offer this highly anticipated, special tour to the South of France riding steam hauled trains over some of the most scenic routes in France. Experience the stunning Doux Gorge line to the gourmet town of Lamastre, an exclusive charter train, the superb viaducts aboard the Cévennes steam train, and steam into the Provence countryside plus a ride along the Mediterranean coast and a fantastic branch line into the mountains.

Duration: 8 Days
23/09/2024
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From Only £2,249.00

Indulge in a fantastic tour of German beers discovering regional differences of taste, language, culture, and lifestyle. Discover Düsseldorf's Altbier, Cologne's Kölsch, and Einbeck's Bockbier plus an exhilarating journey up the Brocken Mountain and free time to explore the quaint town of Wernigerode and the vibrant city of Munich.

Duration: 9 Days
12/02/2025 and
04/05/2025
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From Only £2,399.00

Experience the ultimate steam tour adventure in Germany with no less than ten steam lines to explore on this action-packed itinerary! Journey through beautiful landscapes on exhilarating steam hauled rides, travel on a unique suspended monorail, ride charming branch lines on the Zittau Railway, and visit the fascinating Altstadt roundhouse in Dresden.

Duration: 11 Days
14/02/2025
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From Only £2,159.00

Every year Dresden hosts one of the major steam festivals in Europe, and this year is no exception! Visit magnificent steam locomotives at the festival, experience two main-line steam rides, travel on a unique suspended monorail, and ride charming branch lines. Journey through beautiful landscapes, ride a vintage tram charter, and enjoy free time to explore the historic city of Dresden.

Duration: 8 Days
08/04/2025
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From Only £1,645.00

Experience the Netherlands on a fantastic tour featuring the incomparable bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof Gardens, the historic steam train from Hoorn to Medemblik, a relaxing cruise across the beautiful IJsselmeer plus a stay in Alkmaar to coincide with their Cheese Market! Not forgetting a day in Amsterdam including a canal trip and the opportunity to sneak in some extra steam at Goes-Borsele.

Duration: 7 Days
09/04/2025 and
30/04/2025
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From Only £2,099.00

Discover magnificent mountain scenery and breathtaking views on this tour to Switzerland featuring six unique rail excursions. Journey on the Stanserhorn Railway, the Pilatus Railway, the Hammetschwand Lift, the Titlis Rotair, and the Rigi Railway plus a visit to the remarkable Stoosbahn! Experience the best of Switzerland rail from a beautiful hotel on the shores of Lake Lucerne.

Duration: 8 Days
14/06/2025 and
16/08/2025
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From Only £4,669.00

Enjoy a delightful combination of Switzerland and steam trains and experience amazing mountain railways, glorious lake cruises, and magnificent panoramic views. Journey on historic railways including the Brienz Rothorn Railway, Furka Steam Railway, and Brünig Steam Railway, visit the Schilthorn summit, and discover impressive glacier waterfalls plus enjoy free time to explore this beautiful region.

Duration: 11 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £2,419.00

Experience stunning Switzerland on this great steam-powered railway tour, based on the shores of Lake Lucerne. Enjoy nostalgic cruises across three beautiful Swiss lakes and journey on three exhilarating steam railways including the Rigi Railway, Brienz Rothorn Railway, and Furka Steam Railway plus a trip on the world's steepest cogwheel railway!

Duration: 8 Days
28/06/2025 and
20/09/2025
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From Only £2,269.00

Enjoy the festive season on this fantastic steam tour to Germany. Experience fabulous mainline steam excursions, nostalgic narrow-gauge steam lines, and charming branch lines plus travel on a unique suspended monorail and superb funicular railway. Cruise along the River Elbe, visit the fascinating Dresden Transport Museum, and enjoy time to stroll through the traditional Christmas Markets of both Dresden and Leipzig offering unique festive treats and gifts.

Duration: 8 Days
02/12/2025

UK, Euro & Worldwide 2024

Award Winning rail holidays in the UK, Europe & Worldwide, departing in 2024

Bavarian Rail Roamer
From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 08/08/2024
The Big Five versus The Stoosbahn
From Price: £2,089.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 17/08/2024
The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country
From Price: £795.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
From Price: £780.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2024
Forest of Dean Steam & the Wye Valley
From Price: £689.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Festive Highlands Tartan & Taster
From Price: £529.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Grand Tour - Coastal Nostalgia in the Sunny South
From Price: £1,879.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 13/09/2024
Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry
From Price: £2,219.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats
From Price: £2,949.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Grand Tour - Six Wonders of the Waterways
From Price: £1,545.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
From Price: £2,905.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
Grand Tour - Wales Coast to Coast
From Price: £2,035.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
The Hebrides & the Kyle Line
From Price: £2,025.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/08/2024
Highland Adventure
From Price: £659.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2024
Golden Highlander
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Highland Rail Voyager
From Price: £470.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/10/2024
Harrogate New Year Celebration
From Price: £609.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 30/12/2024
Harrogate Christmas Celebration
From Price: £819.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/12/2024
Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons
From Price: £690.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
From Price: £1,475.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 14/09/2024
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £739.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Ironbridge Victorian Christmas
From Price: £475.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 05/12/2024
Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark
From Price: £1,850.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria
From Price: £749.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
From Price: £1,529.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 11/09/2024
Picturesque Pitlochry & The Enchanted Forest
From Price: £869.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/10/2024
Queen of Scots
From Price: £1,759.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 30/08/2024
Royal Berkshire, Oxford & Christmas Castles
From Price: £975.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Romantic Highlander
From Price: £1,049.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2024
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
From Price: £619.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Stirling Cities of Scotland by Rail
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2024
Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
From Price: £759.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2024
Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure
From Price: £1,975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/12/2024
Scotland's Far North, Shetland & Orkney
From Price: £1,469.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 25/09/2024
Spectacular Scotland at Christmas
From Price: £1,169.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2024
Dutch Maximum Steam Weekend
From Price: £1,199.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Eastern USA Fall Colours Steam (Flight Inclusive)
From Price: £4,289.00
Duration: 13 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2024
Eastern USA Fall Colours Steam (Ground Only)
From Price: £3,399.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 02/10/2024
Roses Battle By Steam-Settle & Carlisle Line
From Price: £1,099.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina
From Price: £2,599.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 18/09/2024
Switzerland Steam-Powered Six
From Price: £2,345.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2024
Timeless Isle of Man Adventurer
From Price: £1,160.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2024
Wonderful Wales
From Price: £1,085.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 09/09/2024
Welsh Whisky, Mines, Mint & Steam
From Price: £925.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/08/2024
Yorkshire Gold - Steam, Coast & Country
From Price: £1,339.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2024
Yuletide Yorkshire
From Price: £545.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 21/11/2024

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