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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.

Big on Quality, Small Enough to Care

01538 382323
Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm

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United Kingdom Tours

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Bristol and Bath, two bona fide West Country gems, providing the yin and yang to turning an ordinary holiday into a super adventure of high contrasts and good times. Bath with its stunning Georgian architecture and Roman history to Bristol with its Naval heritage and Clifton suspension bridge.

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A large part of the Chiltern Hills are situated in this area of outstanding natural beauty. A county full of heritage railways and picturesque towns and villages.

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British heritage with a touch of French flair, the Channel Islands enjoy a gentle pace, genteel charm and a fascinating history. Discover Guernsey's wartime history and carefree, car-free Sark.

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Elegant and historic Chester is the perfect base from which to explore a region rich in canals, waterways and railway heritage, not to mention scenery, on both sides of the border with Wales.

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Proud of its identity, Cornwall boasts some of Britain's finest gardens, plus scenic branch lines revealing sandy beaches, rocky coves and smugglers' havens, plus a striking cathedral city in Truro.

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The Cotswolds is an area in the South Central and South West of England comprising the Cotswold Hills that rise from the upper Thames, known as the Cotswold Edge. The area has the Severn Valley and the Evesham Vale and has a bedrock of Jurassic limestone. The area has plenty of Heritage Railways.

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A county bestowed with great gifts from railway heritage, from Brunel's Tamar Bridge to Dawlish Sea Wall and restored Great Western Railway tracks revealing quintessential English Riviera seascapes.

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Dorset boasts a stunning landscape of rolling hills, picturesque villages and beautiful Jurassic coastal scenery. As well as having an outstanding coastline with unique coves such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove, Dorset's inland scenery of the New Forest is equally inviting. The popular resort of Bournemouth and the harbour town of Poole are great bases from which to explore the area. A popular attraction is the scenic Swanage Railway offering magnificent views of the ruins of Corfe Castle.

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The cathedral city of Gloucester nestled between the Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean, is Britain's most inland port, rich with history dating back to Roman times. The docks has many attractions to visit and the surrounding area has many heritage Railways.

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Hampshire is in the South East of England and boasts many heritage railways, possibly its most famous is the Watercress Line. Due to the Steam Railway having many appearances on TV and Films.

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A proudly independent island encapsulating Britain in miniature, from charming seaside to brooding fells, with an abundance of preserved steam, electric and even horse driven rail and tramways.

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Kent is home to numerous Steam lines including the Kent & East Sussex Railway. In fact Kent is packed with Heritage Railways, plus bathe in the county's natural beauty.

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Boasting lakeland scenery to inspire our finest poets, the Lake District is framed by the brooding majesty of the Settle & Carlisle, sea vistas of the Cumbrian Coast Line, plus steam heritage galore.

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Lancashire is a county of contrasting scenery from the stunning landscapes of the Ribble Valley, Pennines and Forest of Bowland to the famous seaside resorts of Blackpool and Morecambe Bay. Including the popular East Lancashire Railway and Manchester Ship Canal.

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The Midlands, a part of Central England that boasts many attractions to visit. Numerous Steam Heritage Railways and the views in the countryside are to die for.

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The mighty river Tyne is Surrounded by unspoilt beauty, history and heritage. From the Romans with Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, through to the Anglo Saxons with Bamburgh Castle and then to the Victorians with Beamish living history museum.

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From unspoilt beaches to a gentle rural pace of life, Norfolk offers a nostalgic landscape of childhood holidays. Windmills, boats gently exploring the Broads and a fine collection of steam railways add to the nostalgia in England's endearing east.

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Overlooked for too long, Northern Ireland is a country of stunning scenery, from the Antrim Coast's Giant's Causeway to the gentle waters of Lough Neagh, a coastal 'Great Railway Journey' and the majestic Mountains of Mourne.

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Peak District National Park is in Central England and is steeped in Limestone valleys like Dovedale, famed for its steppingstones. The views around the Peaks are spectacular. Attractions are in abundance and Steam heritage railways like the Churnet Valley are plentiful.

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Strikingly handsome cities, breathtakingly beautiful lochs and glens, noble malts, tranquil romantic isles, white sandy beaches and some of the world's best railway journeys - Scotland has it all!

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Unspoilt, unrushed and tranquil, Shropshire has many traditional market towns to explore. Whether you're out and about on the Shropshire hills, aboard a train on the Severn Valley Railway or walking alonside the Llangollen Canal, the Shropshire air will rejuvenate and restore you.

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Enjoy a trip to the heart of England for a chance to explore the many attractions Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire have to offer. With characterful Victorian ale houses, a rich industrial heritage, beautiful canals, stunning scenery, historical houses and a wide selection of unique steam railways such as The Great Central…the area has so much to offer!

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Sussex a County with many Steam lines to visit and places of historic charm and beauty.

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Charming seaside and rugged beauty, scenic branch and heritage lines, slate hills, lakes and majestic Mount Snowdon - all possible by train thanks to the Welsh pioneers of railway preservation.

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Wiltshire can be found in the south of England, approximately 90 minutes from London. The county is bordered by Hampshire, Somerset, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. With Swindon being one of the homes of Heritage Steam.

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England's largest and most diverse county, with rolling dales that inspired the Brontës, the brooding North York Moors, a charming coastline, historic York and lovely Harrogate - "the English Spa".

UK & European Tours 2022

Award winning rail holidays in the UK and Europe, All departing in 2022

Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
From Price: £535.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
The Big Five versus the Stoosbahn
From Price: £1,709.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2022
The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country
From Price: £685.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer
From Price: £479.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
From Price: £625.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2022
Discover Dundee & Picturesque Pitlochry
From Price: £639.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2022
Forest of Dean Steam & the Wye Valley
From Price: £649.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 18/07/2022
Festive Highlands More Inclusive
From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 06/12/2022
Floral Cheshire & Beyond
From Price: £449.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 14/08/2022
Grand Tours - Coastal Nostalgia in the Sunny South
From Price: £1,769.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2022
The Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry
From Price: £1,999.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 22/09/2022
The Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats
From Price: £2,359.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2022
Six Wonders of the Waterways
From Price: £1,375.00
Duration: 10 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2022
Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
From Price: £2,495.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 17/09/2022
Grand Tour by Rail - Wales Coast to Coast
From Price: £1,725.00
Duration: 12 Days
Departure Date: 29/09/2022
Hebridean Islands Discovery
From Price: £1,229.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 13/10/2022
Hebridean Odyssey
From Price: £1,729.00
Duration: 8 Days
2 dates available
Highland Adventure
From Price: £559.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2022
Golden Highlander
From Price: £579.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Harrogate Christmas Celebration
From Price: £709.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 23/12/2022
Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons
From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
From Price: £1,249.00
Duration: 7 Days
2 dates available
Isle of Man Explorer
From Price: £679.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Lake District & Cumbrian Mountains Explorer
From Price: £879.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 19/09/2022
Little Trains of the Tyrol
From Price: £1,735.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 27/08/2022
North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
From Price: £725.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Nostalgic Lakeland Railways & Cumbria
From Price: £565.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 29/09/2022
Oban & the Magical Isle of Mull
From Price: £769.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 10/10/2022
The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
From Price: £1,289.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 07/09/2022
Queen of Scots
From Price: £1,329.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 23/09/2022
Rhine Rail & Ale Trail
From Price: £1,059.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 11/07/2022
Romantic Highlander
From Price: £899.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 27/09/2022
Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!
From Price: £585.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/09/2022
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
From Price: £529.00
Duration: 5 Days
2 dates available
Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
From Price: £609.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 22/09/2022
Swiss Christmas Snow Train Adventure
From Price: £1,729.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/12/2022
Roses Battle By Steam Plus Settle & Carlisle Line
From Price: £975.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 12/09/2022
Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina
From Price: £1,899.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 15/09/2022
Switzerland's Steam-powered Six
From Price: £1,979.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 03/09/2022
Swiss Mountain Steam
From Price: £2,145.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 21/09/2022
Treasures of the Peak District
From Price: £685.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 08/09/2022
Tranquil Lochs & Serene Skye
From Price: £869.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 06/10/2022
Twixmas in Festive Fort William
From Price: £379.00
Duration: 4 Days
Departure Date: 27/12/2022
Wonderful Wales
From Price: £945.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 05/09/2022
Yorkshire Moors by Steam
From Price: £599.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 09/08/2022

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Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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