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Amsterdam, Tulips, Cheese & Steam
6 Days From Only £1,049.00

Railtrail's popular Holland tour features the incomparable bulbs in bloom at Keukenhof Gardens, plus the historic steam train from Hoorn to Medemblik. Not forgetting a day in Amsterdam with canal trip and we also stay in Alkmaar to coincide with their cheese market! We then sneak in some extra steam at Goes-Borsele, whilst staying at the oldest hotel in the Netherlands.

The Big Five versus the Stoosbahn
8 Days From Only £1,599.00

One of Railtrail's most popular Swiss rail holidays features five completely unique mountain railroad excursions - the Pilatus Railway, the Rigi Railway, the Stanserhorn, the Titlis cable car and the Hammetschwand Lift…plus the world's steepest funicular railway the new Stoosbahn! Experience six of the best Swiss rail journeys from our base overlooking stunning Lake Lucerne!

2 departures on 06/06/2020 and 26/09/2020
Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
5 Days From Only £535.00

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

4 departures between 19/04/2020 and 20/09/2020
Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
5 Days From Only £525.00

Explore delightful Dorset by steam train and marvel at the Jurassic Coast from our boat trip along the shoreline. Enjoy Exbury Gardens, ride on the estate’s ‘Rhododendron Line’ narrow-gauge steam railway and relax at our new hotel for 2020 on Bournemouth’s East Cliff. Round off your holiday in great style with a day’s adventure on the Isle of Wight.

2 departures on 18/05/2020 and 14/09/2020
Germany's Hanseatic Heritage
6 Days From Only £1,049.00

A tour jam-packed with rail and heritage based in a lovely part of Germany. Steam on Germany’s first ever heritage railway, trundle across ‘Devil’s Moor’ on the Moor Express, steam on board Jan Harpstedt and get to know the beautiful Hanseatic city of Bremen on a vintage tram ride, before our final excursion to the port of Bremerhaven to visit the submarine ‘Wilhelm Bauer’.

2 departures on 16/07/2020 and 13/08/2020
The Grand Tour - Land's End to John O'Groats
12 Days From Only £2,289.00

Travel coast to coast from Land’s End to John O’Groats, including many of Britain’s great scenic rail journeys along the way. Explore England, Scotland & Wales on a one off, once in a lifetime, grand rail tour of mainland Britain!

Six Wonders of the Waterways
10 Days From Only £1,230.00

There are said to be ‘Seven Wonders of the Waterways’ and on this great railway holiday we visit six! Our grand tour begins at the very heart of the industrial revolution at a hotel within the Ironbridge World Heritage site, then explores the masterpieces of Victorian engineering with boat trips and steam trains galore.

2 departures on 02/05/2020 and 12/09/2020
Highland Adventure
4 Days From Only £459.00

The Highlands of Scotland are a joy to behold and in this great railway journey we combine the glorious West Highland rail route with the fabulous ‘Harry Potter’ Jacobite steam train, steaming over Glenfinnan Viaduct to Mallaig.

4 departures between 11/05/2020 and 21/09/2020
Springtime Highlander
5 Days From Only £445.00

A circular tour of the spectacular ‘Great Railway Journeys of the Scottish Highlands’. You may have seen them on TV and now you too can experience some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in Europe. A superb value rail holiday.

2 departures on 17/03/2020 and 31/03/2020
Heart of Wales Steam & the Brecon Beacons
5 Days From Only £530.00

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, vales, reservoirs and mountains from your window on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, the Heart of Wales Line, the Brecon Mountain Railway, the Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway and last but not least, the Talyllyn, the world’s first ever preserved railway.

4 departures between 18/06/2020 and 10/09/2020
Harz Mountains Steam - the jewel of Germany
7 Days From Only £1,095.00

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.

3 departures between 06/06/2020 and 05/09/2020
Isle of Man Explorer
5 Days From Only £575.00

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 journey and superb scenery.

4 departures between 14/05/2020 and 10/09/2020
Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark
9 Days From Only £1,215.00

A unique and comprehensive tour of the Channel Islands, from Jersey’s beautiful bays and traditional towns to Guernsey’s lovely beaches, not forgetting Herm and Sark, where there are no cars. Explore, relax and unwind in the mild climates of the charming Channel Islands.

3 departures between 14/05/2020 and 14/09/2020
The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
7 Days From Only £1,139.00

Discover the peace, tranquillity and rich heritage of the beautiful islands of Orkney & Shetland on our mini-cruise to the northernmost reaches of the UK, part of a wider tour visiting John O’Groats, historic Stirling and Edinburgh, Scotland’s proud capital.

2 departures on 17/06/2020 and 09/09/2020
The Rhine in Flames
5 Days From Only £695.00

Great value and a great railway holiday featuring the famous ‘Rhine in Flames’ fireworks event and a plethora of attractions varying from riding scenic branch lines through vineyards, Germany’s oldest rack railway to a ‘dragon’s castle’, plus a scenic, possibly steam, ride on the Vulkan Express train, a vineyard visit with wine tasting and of course, we’ve timed this trip to coincide with the sensational ‘Rhine in Flames’ celebration at Remagen.

Roses Steam & Harrogate Flower Show
5 Days From Only £449.00

A great railway holiday with a distinctly floral twist, as our visit to Harrogate coincides with the Harrogate Flower Show. After a day at the North’s most famous flower show, we sample two great steam railways in the red rose and white rose counties, plus UNESCO World Heritage Saltaire. We hope you’ll agree that we’ve coming up smelling of roses!

2 departures on 23/04/2020 and 17/09/2020
Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
5 Days From Only £465.00

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 by steamship and steam through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway, this great Railtrail holiday that also features a distillery and a brewery tour.

4 departures between 16/04/2020 and 24/09/2020
Steam & Sail in the Elegant English Riviera
5 Days From Only £479.00

A wonderful rail holiday along one of Britain’s iconic routes to the English Riviera to explore the beauty and charm of Devon’s magnificent coast by boat and two of Devon’s finest steam railways.

4 departures between 12/05/2020 and 22/09/2020
Australia - Steam on Five Gauges (Ground Only)
15 Days From Only £3,250.00

New for 2020 and the trip of a lifetime for any dedicated steam enthusiasts! Our escorted rail holiday to Australia boasts six steam railways including four exclusive charters, three railway museums, a major steam festival featuring parallel running, a journey on the XPT train between Melbourne and Sydney, plus free time in both amazing cities!

Roses Battle By Steam  Plus Settle & Carlisle Line
8 Days From Only £975.00

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!

Switzerland's Steam-powered Six
8 Days From Only £1,779.00

See stunning Switzerland in style on Railtrail's 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!

2 departures on 04/07/2020 and 29/08/2020
Australia - Steam on Five Gauges Flight Inclusive
17 Days From Only £4,425.00

New for 2020 and the trip of a lifetime for any dedicated steam enthusiasts! Our escorted rail holiday to Australia boasts six steam railways including four exclusive charters, three railway museums, a major steam festival featuring parallel running, a journey on the XPT train between Melbourne and Sydney, plus free time in both amazing cities!

The Cream of Cornish Coasts & Country
5 Days From Only £620.00

Experience a delightful Cornish rail holiday as we meander along scenic branch lines, capturing the cream of the coastal and countryside views, to visit charming ports and seaside resorts, an award winning vineyard and the world renowned Eden Project.

2 departures on 25/06/2020 and 03/09/2020
Cotswolds & Swindon Steam Explorer
5 Days From Only £399.00

Railtrail's new tour takes us through the beautiful Cotswolds by steam train and on a journey of exploration as we sail through the Gloucester Docks with visits to the Didcot Railway Museum and STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway also included. Round off your holiday in great style with a tour and tasting at the award winning Hook Norton Brewery

2 departures on 23/04/2020 and 09/07/2020
The Grand Tour - The Imperial Cities
15 Days From Only £2,699.00

Experience Imperial Europe through great rail journeys, history, culture and elegance. From the vibrancy of Berlin to the beauty of Dresden and the Bohemian Prague to the grandeur of Vienna, this wonderful tour has it all.

The Grand Tour - Scandinavian Capitals
12 Days From Only £2,749.00

Following on from our popular Grand Tours to Sweden, Norway and Denmark, we have bought the best of these tours together to create a brand new and unique tour exploring all three of the Scandinavian Capitals – Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm. But that’s not all, as we also discover heritage railways, gentle cruises and a Royal Palace.

Grand Tour - The Transpyrenean
14 Days From Only £2,195.00

The Red Train, the Yellow Train and the Blue Train can be found in many itineraries, but only Railtrail takes you through the heart of the Pyrenees, staying in local hotels and getting to know the region both sides of the border. Our grand tour stays in the foothills and valley stations, primed for spectacular excursions. Add in the Tren del Ciment, a stay on the Catalan coast and the ‘Truffle Train’ through the Dordogne for a fortnight’s adventure not found anywhere else.

Hebridean Islands Discovery
8 Days From Only £1,455.00

Island hop from Skye to Uist and from Harris to Lewis on this magical tour of the Hebridean islands. Every day is different as each sublime, rugged and breathtaking landscape unfolds before you. Arrive in style on the stunning West Highland line and pause on your journey home in beautiful Speyside on a unique tour of the Highlands and Hebrides.

2 departures on 01/06/2020 and 02/09/2020
Highland Rail Voyager
4 Days From Only £499.00

We roam the glorious Highlands and take two “Great Railway Journeys of the World”. Relax as magnificent vistas glide past your window and the sensational views unfold. With a ‘wee dram’ to quench your thirst and a trip back in time with a visit to one of the Highlands best loved museums, this tour is a great introduction to ‘Bonnie Scotland’.

2 departures on 01/05/2020 and 04/09/2020
India An Exclusive & Exotic Adventure Flight Inc
18 Days From Only £4,995.00

Join Railtrail on our totally unique and amazing adventure in 2020 and enjoy a magical tour to India! Our new and exclusive escorted tour is a must for those seeking a holiday full of adventure and combines world famous attractions including the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple with off the beaten track excursions such as an elephant village visit, jeep tiger safari and alligator river boat ride! Our exciting Indian adventure stays at superior quality hotels including two former Royal Palaces.

India An Exclusive & Exotic Adventure Ground Only
17 Days From Only £4,495.00

Join Railtrail on our totally unique and amazing adventure in 2020 and enjoy a magical tour to India! Our new and exclusive escorted tour is a must for those seeking a holiday full of adventure and combines world famous attractions including the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple with off the beaten track excursions such as an elephant village visit, jeep tiger safari and alligator river boat ride! Our exciting Indian adventure stays at superior quality hotels including two former Royal Palaces.

Lake District & Cumbrian Mountains Explorer
6 Days From Only £779.00

Explore dramatic landscapes; enjoy great rail journeys over peaks and along stunning coastlines and experience a plethora of attractions with fascinating history and nostalgic charm on this wonderful Lakes & Mountains rail tour.

2 departures on 27/07/2020 and 07/09/2020
Lake Garda, Venice and Verona
9 Days From Only £1,715.00

From our tour base at an outstanding 4* lakeside resort hotel on the most popular eastern shore of Lake Garda, this Railtrail tour takes us on visits to beautiful lakeside towns, romantic Verona and the picturesque island city of Venice. With lunch in the Italian hills included on one day and hotel light afternoon refreshments and evening entertainment on some nights, this tour is a superior way to experience magical Lake Garda and some of the very best tourist havens that Italy has to offer.

North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
5 Days From Only £500.00

North Norfolk offers a wealth of nostalgia. From unspoilt beaches to timeless villages, proudly preserved steam railways to majestic broads. Enjoy an easier pace of life, whilst experiencing the best of coast, broads and steam.

3 departures between 28/05/2020 and 24/09/2020
Queen of Scots
8 Days From Only £1,259.00

A truly magical circular tour of the Highlands of Scotland, also taking in the magnificent Isles of Mull and Iona, along with spectacular rail journeys, sensational scenery and steam train nostalgia.

2 departures on 25/05/2020 and 11/09/2020
Romantic Highlander
5 Days From Only £725.00

A delightful Railtrail tour inspired by the BBC "Great Railway Journeys of the World" TV series which saw Michael Palin travelling through the spectacular Scottish Highlands to the Kyle of Lochalsh.

3 departures between 21/04/2020 and 16/06/2020
Romantic Highlander 40th Anniversary Celebration
6 Days From Only £1,089.00

Railtrail founder, Dave Felstead’s, very first railtour is revisited four decades on! A delightful tour inspired by the original 1979 BBC “Great Railway Journeys of the World” TV series which saw Sir Michael Palin travelling through the spectacular Scottish Highlands to the Kyle of Lochalsh. Whilst returning to that original journey to Kyle of Lochalsh we have also added a whiff of steam nostalgia that wasn’t possible 40 years ago at the Strathspey Steam Railway.

Rhineland Railways Uncorked
7 Days From Only £849.00

This Railtrail tour includes scenic branch lines through vineyards, a rack railway, a heritage diesel ride, two cable cars, a steamboat along the Loreley Valley and the Vulkan Express train, plus vineyard visits with winetasting and we've even timed this trip to coincide with a local village wine festival!

2 departures on 29/05/2020 and 18/09/2020
Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!
5 Days From Only £565.00

A wonderful new rail holiday that explores Bristol’s fascinating industrial and maritime past. Join us as we discover iconic modes of transport that have influenced global passenger travel over hundreds of years from Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the ship that changed maritime voyaging, to the world’s fastest passenger jet, supersonic Concorde. During our transport themed holiday we also enjoy a harbour boat tour, nostalgic steam train journey and even ride on a vintage bus!

2 departures on 28/05/2020 and 03/09/2020
Step Back in Tyne - Discover the North East
5 Days From Only £499.00

The mighty River Tyne is bordered by the un-spoilt beauty, history and heritage of Northumberland & Durham. This attraction packed short break time-travels from the Romans of Hadrians Wall and Vindolanda, through historic Anglo-Saxon Bamburgh, to the Victorian ‘living history’ of Beamish. whilst your seven bridges tour on the Tyne brings you from Victoria to the Millennium.

3 departures between 31/05/2020 and 13/09/2020
Springtime Gardens of Cornwall
5 Days From Only £599.00

A joyful Cornish holiday that takes advantage of the mild spring climate to visit some of the most enchanting gardens in Cornwall. From great grandeur and scale to secret gardens of romantic planting, we explore at a gentle pace with an included steam train journey.

Côte d'Azur & Steam
8 Days From Only £1,339.00

Railtrail has rejigged the French Riviera tour a little in order to give a little more flexibility with dining options. For this tour we are offering bed and breakfast on all but 2 evenings so that you are free to dine at your leisure. We visit St Tropez by boat and take the scenic coastal train to elegant Monte Carlo. Plus, we also feature steam on the Train des Pignes

2 departures on 18/06/2020 and 10/09/2020
Dresden Steam Festival & More
8 Days From Only £1,549.00

The amazing Dresden Steam Festival including 4 mainline steam runs and 3 fantastic Saxon Narrow Gauge lines including a private steam charter featuring Saxon-Meyer locomotive - See our previous tour films on our website

USA Fall Colours Steam Flight Inclusive
14 Days From Only £4,299.00

Discover steam States style and experience outstanding autumnal scenery! Our new Fall Colours tour is a must for all rail enthusiasts featuring double headed shay locomotives, a huge 2-6-6-2 mallet in operation, two diesel excursions, an Amtrak ride and two railroad museums! The tour takes place in late September, a great time to experience the landscape in breath-taking autumn colours and enjoy free time in the fabulous cities of Boston, New York and Washington.

USA Fall Colours Steam - Ground Only
14 Days From Only £3,749.00

Discover steam States style and experience outstanding autumnal scenery! Our new Fall Colours tour is a must for all rail enthusiasts featuring double headed shay locomotives, a huge 2-6-6-2 mallet in operation, two diesel excursions, an Amtrak ride and two railroad museums! Enjoy free time in the fabulous cities of Boston, New York and Washington.

Swiss Glacier Express and the Bernina
8 Days From Only £1,699.00

Two of the world's greatest railway journeys on one tour! Enjoy the classic Glacier Express journey across the Swiss Alps, followed by the Bernina Express in its full glory. Not forgetting Lausanne, Montreux and St Moritz, plus stays on Lake Geneva and in the Engadin Valley.

Swiss Mountain Steam
8 Days From Only £1,575.00

Switzerland and steam trains - a delightful combination as Railtrail Tours take you to the heart of this beautiful country to experience some amazing mountain rail journeys and glorious lake steamer cruises.

3 departures between 15/07/2020 and 16/09/2020
Treasures of the Peak District
5 Days From Only £499.00

This totally unique tour combines the stunningly beautiful Peak District and its fabulous attractions. We visit Chatsworth House the ‘Palace of the Peaks’, step back in time steaming through the Derbyshire Dales and Staffordshire Moorlands, visit the period setting of Crich Tramway Village, and much more on a unique journey through time enhanced by a plethoric treasure of local knowledge and folklore. All of this from a traditional hotel based in the Derbyshire Spa town of Buxton.

Windsor & Oxford - The Golden Years of Transport
5 Days From Only £589.00

Our new tour enables us to explore the Royal Borough of Windsor and the historic university city of Oxford. With an included boat trip along the Thames, a steam journey on the Chinnor railway and a visit to the Brooklands Museum for a talk on the world-class Concorde, this tour ticks all of the transport boxes... Plus, there is no single supplement!

2 departures on 14/05/2020 and 10/09/2020
Wonderful Wales
6 Days From Only £845.00

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.

3 departures between 18/05/2020 and 07/09/2020

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Black Forest New Year Steam & More

From Price: £1,295.00
Duration: 6 Days
Departure Date: 28/12/2019

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges (Ground Only)

From Price: £3,250.00
Duration: 15 Days
Departure Date: 06/04/2020

Australia - Steam on Five Gauges Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,425.00
Duration: 17 Days
Departure Date: 05/04/2020

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