A selection of longer holidays, completely unique to Railtrail and often limited to one departure and a smaller group size, Grand Tours by Rail UK & Ireland aim to share with you many of our favourite experiences on one fabulous Railtrail tour.
37 years ago Michael Palin's first 'Great Railway Journey' to Kyle of Lochalsh prompted Dave to organize his first tour. We thought now would be a great time to recreate 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!
Travel coast to coast from Land's End to John O'Groats! Explore England, Scotland & Wales on one tour! Stay in two castle hotels, the original Railtrail hotel and a hideaway in the western Highlands! All on a one-off, once in a lifetime grand tour of mainland Britain.
Festive & Winter Tours 2017 - 2018