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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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UK & Ireland

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From Only £699.00

The fantastic Isle of Man at its very best! A wonderful sea-front hotel on a traditional promenade, horse drawn trams, steam railways, heritage electric trams, a mountain railway, and superb scenery.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £765.00

North Norfolk offers a wealth of nostalgia. From unspoilt beaches to timeless villages, proudly preserved steam railways to majestic broads. Enjoy a great rail holiday that offers the best of the areas stunning coast, broads and steam..

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £895.00

South Wales is a beautiful part of the UK awaiting exploration. With our great value tour, based in the heart of the Welsh capital, visitors can experience every unique feature it has to offer from rides on the Brecon Mountain Railway and Forest of Dean Railways, to sightseeing at the Royal Mint and Rhondda Heritage Park, or even a visit to an award-winning Welsh distillery.

Duration: 5 Days
07/05/2024 and
27/08/2024
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From Only £739.00

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, cruise Loch Katrine, and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway. This great railway holiday also features The Kelpies, a distillery tour, and a brewery visit.

Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
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From Only £599.00

Featuring two of the 'Seven Wonders of the Canals', this active tour based in historic Chester offers exciting heritage from Roman times to the golden industrial age of waterways and railways.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,099.00

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!

Duration: 8 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £849.00

Experience Railtrail's newest steam tour to fantastic Newcastle. Explore the home of five steam railways, some in their historic original industrial setting plus enjoy a scenic ride along the beautiful coast for another spectacular steam rail journey. Enjoy free time in the delightful and diverse Scottish city of Edinburgh to explore and create amazing memories.

Duration: 6 Days
23/05/2024
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From Only £585.00

A beautiful rail holiday along one of Britain's most iconic routes to the English Riviera, with opportunity to explore the beauty and charm of Devon's magnificent coastline by boat as well as travelling on two of Devon's finest steam railways.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,515.00

Rail holiday to explore the six wonders of the waterways Take a unique rail journey with Railtrail's Grand Tours. Explore Six Wonders of the Waterways including Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Anderton boatlift, Ironbridge Gorge and more!

Duration: 10 Days
08/06/2024 and
14/09/2024
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From Only £780.00

Explore delightful Dorset by steam train and marvel at the Jurassic Coast from our boat trip along the shoreline. Travel through the picturesque New Forest to Beaulieu with its National Motor Museum depicting the story of motoring in the UK and visit wonderful Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. Round off your holiday in great style with a day's adventure on the Isle of Wight and a trip on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
10/06/2024 and
16/09/2024
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From Only £689.00

From our hotel in the beautiful Forest of Dean we explore the magical region between the Welsh borderland and the River Severn including three heritage steam railways and a boat trip on one of the country's most scenic river landscapes. We also visit some of the areas many charming towns and villages including Broadway 'Jewel of the Cotswolds', picturesque Ross-on-Wye, and the historic market town of Abergavenny.

Duration: 5 Days
10/06/2024 and
09/09/2024
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From Only £690.00

Introducing four great preserved steam railways and a scenic mainline on one great rail holiday based in the Heart of Wales spa town of Llandrindod Wells. View coastlines, valleys, reservoirs, and mountains from your window on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, the Heart of Wales Line, the Brecon Mountain Railway and, last but not least, the Talyllyn, the world’s first ever preserved railway.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,085.00

Steaming through Snowdonia on the new 'wonder of the world' - the Welsh Highland line is just one of many great rail journeys taking you from glorious sea at Llandudno to the peak of Mount Snowdon.

Duration: 6 Days
01/07/2024 and
09/09/2024
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From Only £799.00

Explore Heritage & History on this new summer tour. Relax in the historic UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. Experience the medieval ancient cathedral city of Salisbury, cruise along the beautiful Avon, and step back 5,000 years on a visit to mystical Stonehenge.

Duration: 5 Days
22/07/2024
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From Only £1,339.00

Discover the delights of England's most diverse county with our Yorkshire Gold tour staying in superb hotels in the spa town of Harrogate and coastal resort of Scarborough. Enjoy steam nostalgia in the magnificent Dales, explore historic houses & gardens, stroll York's medieval streets, sail the Leeds & Liverpool canal, and steam across brooding moors to charming Whitby.

Duration: 8 Days
08/09/2024
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From Only £645.00

Enjoy a beautiful rail holiday along one of Britain's most iconic routes to the English Riviera with the opportunity to explore the beauty and charm of Devon's magnificent coastline by boat as well as travelling on two of Devon's finest steam railways. Stay in a picturesque seafront location with sea view rooms included plus enjoy free time in Torquay and Dartmouth to discover these vibrant and historic towns.

Duration: 5 Days
6 dates available
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From Only £939.00

Build up a head of steam and uncover Scotland's heritage from a different angle. Steam through the Highlands on the nostalgic Strathspey Railway, experience the scenic Bo'ness & Kinneil Steam Railway, sail through the sky on the remarkable Falkirk Wheel, and enjoy a cruise on Loch Katrine. Visit the magnificent equine sculptures of The Kelpies and the fantastic Stirling Castle plus indulge in a whisky distillery tour and a brewery tasting.

Duration: 6 Days
5 dates available
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From Only £765.00

Experience the fantastic Isle of Man at its very best! Discover the heritage of this independent isle and enjoy fantastic steam journeys, unique electric trams, mountain railways, horse drawn trams, and spectacular views at the summit of Snaefell. Visit the medieval Castle Rushen and the fascinating Old House of Keys plus free time to explore the harbourside town of Ramsey all from a wonderful seafront hotel.

Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
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From Only £1,049.00

Delve into the history of Wessex, once the capital of England, and go beyond the surface at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard stepping aboard iconic warships including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and Mary Rose. Explore the stunning Cathedrals of Winchester and Chichester, uncover the legendary Arthurian Round Table at Winchester Castle, stroll through the charming Queen Eleanor's Garden, visit the home of renowned author, Jane Austen, plus take a ride on the nearby heritage railway 'Watercress Line'.

Duration: 6 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,690.00

Discover the delights of England's most diverse county on our Signature Tour staying in the beautiful, cathedral city of York. Experience steam nostalgia in the Yorkshire Dales, explore fascinating historic houses and gardens, indulge in a fabulous food tour of Harrogate, and sail the Leeds & Liverpool canal. Stroll through the medieval streets of York and enjoy free time in Skipton and Whitby with the best fish & chips in Yorkshire!

Duration: 7 Days
06/05/2025 and
23/09/2025
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From Only £1,299.00

Celebrate the steam and rail heritage of the north country with our very own 'Battle of the Roses' tour based at an iconic railway hotel. Journey on the fabulous Settle & Carlisle Line, experience steam nostalgia with fantastic Yorkshire and Lancashire steam and heritage railways every day, visit the fascinating Bury Transport Museum, and indulge in a distillery tour and tasting. You are sure to come up smelling of roses!

Duration: 8 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £1,130.00

Steam through Snowdonia on this fantastic tour in wonderful Wales. Experience nostalgic steam journeys including the spectacular Snowdon Mountain Railway, journey on the beautiful Conwy Valley Line, enjoy a magnificent tram ride, and visit the beautiful Bodnant Garden. Discover the heritage, history, and beauty of Wales.

Duration: 6 Days
5 dates available
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From Only £735.00

Explore the industrial age of waterways and railways on this fantastic tour based in historic Chester featuring two of the 'Seven Wonders of the Canals'. Discover the world of canals at Ellesmere Port, cruise across the fantastic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, marvel at the Anderton Boat Lift, and enjoy a nostalgic journey on the Llangollen Railway.

Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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From Only £759.00

Explore the magical region between the Welsh borderland and the River Severn in the beautiful Forest of Dean including three heritage railways, a cruise along one of the country's most scenic river landscapes, and visits to fascinating museums. Enjoy time to explore some of the many charming towns and villages including Broadway (Jewel of the Cotswolds), picturesque Ross-on-Wye, and the historic market town of Abergavenny.

Duration: 5 Days
19/05/2025 and
08/09/2025
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From Only £1,459.00

Experience nostalgic railway journeys through spectacular scenery and along stunning coastlines in the Lake District enjoying vintage train rides including the world-famous Settle & Carlisle line across the fabulous Ribblehead Viaduct. Visit fascinating railway museums, relax on leisurely cruises across beautiful lakes, indulge in afternoon tea at the stately Leighton Hall, enjoy a distillery tour and tasting plus free time to explore the beautiful market town of Kendal.

Duration: 8 Days
02/06/2025 and
15/09/2025
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From Only £890.00

Discover Wales on this great value tour based in the fantastic city of Cardiff. Enjoy nostalgic steam journeys on the Brecon Mountain Railway and Forest of Dean Railway, experience fascinating guided tours at the Royal Mint Experience and Rhondda Heritage Park, and visit St Fagans Museum. Indulge in a whisky tasting at an award-winning Welsh distillery plus enjoy free time to explore Cardiff and Chepstow.

Duration: 6 Days
16/06/2025 and
11/08/2025

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
2 dates available
The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country
From Price: £795.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
From Price: £599.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
From Price: £780.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Forest of Dean Steam & the Wye Valley
From Price: £689.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Festive Highlands Tartan & Taster
From Price: £529.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Floral Cheshire & Beyond
From Price: £605.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Great German Rail Ale Trail
From Price: £2,049.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 27/04/2024
Glorious Isles of Scilly
From Price: £2,529.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 07/07/2024
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: £1,515.00
Duration: 10 Days
2 dates available
Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
From Price: £2,905.00
Duration: 15 Days
2 dates available
Grand Tour - Wales Coast to Coast
From Price: £2,035.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 26/09/2024
Heritage Bath & Ancient Wiltshire
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/07/2024
The Hebrides & the Kyle Line
From Price: £2,025.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 22/08/2024
Hebridean Odyssey
From Price: £1,999.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 06/06/2024
Highland Adventure
From Price: £519.00
Duration: 4 Days
4 dates available
Golden Highlander
From Price: £799.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Summer Highlander
From Price: £889.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 18/06/2024
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
3 dates available
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
From Price: £1,475.00
Duration: 7 Days
3 dates available
Isles of Scilly Discovery
From Price: £1,995.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 22/04/2024
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £699.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark
From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 9 Days
3 dates available
Lake District & Cumbrian Mountains Explorer
From Price: £1,039.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 dates available
Majorca's Hidden Trails & Treasures
From Price: £1,225.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 29/09/2024
North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
From Price: £765.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
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
3 dates available
Picturesque Pitlochry & The Enchanted Forest
From Price: £869.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/10/2024
Queen of Scots
From Price: £1,699.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Queen of Scots & Edinburgh
From Price: £1,969.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 06/06/2024
Royal Berkshire, Oxford & Christmas Castles
From Price: £975.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 03/12/2024
Royal Deeside Explorer
From Price: £1,269.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Romantic Highlander
From Price: £999.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Rail & Ramble in Historic Derbyshire
From Price: £850.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 30/05/2024
Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!
From Price: £720.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
From Price: £599.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 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: £739.00
Duration: 5 Days
4 dates available
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
Springtime Gardens of Cornwall
From Price: £695.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 25/04/2024
Spectacular Scotland at Christmas
From Price: £1,169.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 20/12/2024
Steam & Sail in the Elegant English Riviera
From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
3 dates available
The Australian (Flight Inclusive)
From Price: £5,989.00
Duration: 20 Days
Departure Date: 23/05/2024
The Australian (Ground Only)
From Price: £4,599.00
Duration: 18 Days
Departure Date: 24/05/2024
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
Lake Geneva Spring Steam
From Price: £2,499.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 15/05/2024
North East Steam
From Price: £849.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 23/05/2024
Northern Germany by Steam
From Price: £2,399.00
Duration: 9 Days
Departure Date: 11/07/2024
Roses Battle By Steam-Settle & Carlisle Line
From Price: £1,099.00
Duration: 8 Days
3 dates available
Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina
From Price: £2,499.00
Duration: 9 Days
2 dates available
Switzerland Steam-Powered Six
From Price: £2,345.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Swiss Rail Roamer
From Price: £2,049.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 19/06/2024
Swiss Mountain Steam
From Price: £2,939.00
Duration: 9 Days
2 dates available
Timeless Isle of Man Adventurer
From Price: £1,140.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
West Coast Arran & Skye Discovery
From Price: £1,619.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 24/09/2024
Wonderful Wales
From Price: £1,085.00
Duration: 6 Days
2 dates available
Welsh Whisky, Mines, Mint & Steam
From Price: £895.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
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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