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UK & European Tours 2021

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.

2 departures on 14/04/2021 and 28/04/2021
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 19/06/2021 and 25/09/2021
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 24/06/2021 and 26/08/2021
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 22/04/2021 and 08/07/2021
Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
5 Days From Only £535.00

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.

4 departures between 18/04/2021 and 26/09/2021
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. Travel through the picturesque New Forest to Beaulieu with its National Motor Museum depicting the story of motoring in the UK and visit the Victorian splendor of Palace House. Round off your holiday in great style with a day's adventure on the Isle of Wight and a trip on the Isle of Steam Railway.

2 departures on 07/06/2021 and 13/09/2021
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’.

The Grand Tour - Derry To Kerry
12 Days From Only £1,849.00

Here is our recreation of Palin's second 'Great Railway Journey' from 'Derry to Kerry'! Experience the fabulous line from Coleraine to Londonderry and the scenic East Coast Line from Dublin to Wexford, enjoy the contrasts of Belfast, Dublin, Waterford and Tralee, and wonder at the natural beauty of the Causeway Coast and the Ring of Kerry, all rounded off with a final shindig in Dublin. Cead Mile Failte!

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 05/06/2021 and 18/09/2021
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.

2 departures on 29/05/2021 and 18/09/2021
Hebridean Islands Discovery
7 Days From Only £1,275.00

Escape from it all as you island hop from Skye to Uist and from Harris to Lewis on this magical Railtrail 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 finish the tour by passing through the magnificent Cairngorms.

2 departures on 22/06/2021 and 21/09/2021
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 06/05/2021 and 09/09/2021
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 12/06/2021 and 04/09/2021
Harz Mountains Winter Wonderland
7 Days From Only £995.00

Germany's timeless Harz Mountains are arguably even more spectacular in winter with the towns half-timbered houses and snow dusted forests resembling a picturesque Christmas card scene. For 2020 our popular Harz Winter Wonderland tour has been extended to 7 days to include an extra day to explore beautiful Wernigerode. We have also added an extra date for 2020 due to the 2019 date selling out so quickly, don't delay, join us on a narrow gauge and mountain railway adventure to warm your Harz.

2 departures on 07/02/2021 and 14/03/2021
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 13/05/2021 and 23/09/2021
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 31/05/2021 and 20/09/2021
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 12/04/2021 and 20/09/2021
North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
5 Days From Only £495.00

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 06/05/2021 and 23/09/2021
The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
7 Days From Only £1,139.00

Discover the peace, tranquility 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 grand tour visiting John O'Groats, historic Stirling and Edinburgh, Scotland's proud capital.

2 departures on 26/05/2021 and 08/09/2021
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.

4 departures between 30/04/2021 and 17/09/2021
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 30/05/2021 and 26/09/2021
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 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 15/04/2021 and 23/09/2021
Springtime Gardens of Cornwall
5 Days From Only £584.00

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.

2 departures on 15/04/2021 and 22/04/2021
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 20/04/2021 and 12/10/2021
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!

3 departures between 10/05/2021 and 13/09/2021
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 03/07/2021 and 28/08/2021
White Pass Swiss Winter Snow Train Adventure
8 Days From Only £1,459.00

Our White Pass Winter Snow Train Adventure is a Swiss lakes and mountains tour with a difference. Don't miss out on this amazing tour featuring a great selection of excursions not found anywhere else! Marvel at wintry scenery on the Goldenpass Line, the route of the Glacier Express and the Rigi Mountain Railway, soar up Mount Titlis, and relax on Lake Lucerne's shore at the 4* Seehotel Pilatus, whose leisure facilities open out onto a fantastic panorama of lake and mountain scenery.

2 departures on 06/02/2021 and 13/03/2021
Swiss Mountain Steam
8 Days From Only £1,775.00

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 23/06/2021 and 01/09/2021
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.

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 17/05/2021 and 06/09/2021

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Staffordshire Steam, Ale & Oatcakes

From Price: £499.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 16/07/2020

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 19/08/2020

Switzerland's Steam-powered Six

From Price: £1,779.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 29/08/2020

Swiss Mountain Steam

From Price: £1,775.00
Duration: 8 Days
Departure Date: 16/09/2020

USA Fall Colours Steam Flight Inclusive

From Price: £4,299.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2020

USA Fall Colours Steam - Ground Only

From Price: £3,749.00
Duration: 14 Days
Departure Date: 30/09/2020

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale

From Price: £489.00
Duration: 5 Days
Departure Date: 01/10/2020

Black Forest New Year Steam & More

From Price: £1,479.00
Duration: 7 Days
Departure Date: 27/12/2020

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