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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!

Canals, Steam & Historic Chester
5 Days From Only £595.00

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.

Dorset Coast & Isle of Wight Steam
5 Days From Only £550.00

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.

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.

Highland Adventure
4 Days From Only £499.00

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Orkney & Shetland Explorer
7 Days From Only £1,169.00

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.

Scottish Steam, Malt & Ale Trail
5 Days From Only £555.00

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

North Norfolk Coast, the Broads & Steam
5 Days From Only £535.00

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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 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.

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!

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.

2 departures on 07/09/2020 and 28/09/2020
Festive Chatsworth & The Peaks
4 Days From Only £359.00

Magnificent Chatsworth House is even more glorious at Christmas time with an array of lavish festive decorations adorning the house, and combined with Chatsworth's very own wonderful Christmas market our popular Derbyshire tour will be a truly festive experience! Our great value break in the beautiful Peak District also includes visits to the pretty market town of Bakewell, home of the famous Bakewell pudding and a journey beneath the earth to explore the two million year old vast limestone.

Festive Highlands More Inclusive
5 Days From Only £395.00

Our great value pre-Christmas Scottish tour stays at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William and is packed with fantastic included attractions and stunning scenery! This winter warmer in the western Highlands includes excellent excursions, great rail journeys on the West Highland Line and Kyle Line, full board at the hotel and three drinks vouchers each evening, along with entertainment on one night.

Festive Rhine, Wine and Glühwein!
5 Days From Only £635.00

Our great value rail holiday to the Rhine Valley Christmas Markets is based at the popular family run Hotel Pinger and includes visits to two contrasting Rhineland festive markets, the impressive Cologne Christmas Market at the Dom and the traditional Christmas market in picturesque Rudesheim. This escorted railway holiday also includes a scenic Rhine cruise, visit to the pretty walled town of Ahrweiler plus lunch and wine tasting at Germany's oldest wine co-operative!

Golden Highlander
5 Days From Only £555.00

The Highlands of Scotland are arguably at their most glorious during the golden weeks of Autumn. This superb rail holiday offers a wealth of spectacular autumnal scenery out of your window, including two of the world's greatest railway journeys - the Kyle Line and the West Highland Line with the fabulous Jacobite steam train.

New Year Celebrations by the Romantic Rhine
6 Days From Only £945.00

Celebrate the New Year in style in the wonderful Rhine Valley with a New Year's Eve party night including a 5-course dinner, live music, fireworks and a free bar! Uncover Remagen's history on a guided walk with our friendly hotelier, sail along the Loreley Valley from beautiful Boppard, climb through the Ahr Valley by train and experience the Vulkan Express with a glass of sparkling wine. Here's to a New Year of good health and great company!

Spectacular Scotland at Christmas
8 Days From Only £975.00

The West Highland Line, the Kyle Line & the Cairngorms Line - experience a truly magical pre-Christmas circular rail tour of the Scottish Highlands in all their wintry glory, followed by a relaxing and homely Christmas in Stirling with all the trimmings and an excursion to the Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh.

Black Forest New Year Steam Celebration
7 Days From Only £1,479.00

Enjoy a special New Year tour as we steam through glorious Black Forest scenery in its magical winter setting on three included steam excursions! We also spend New Year's Eve in beautiful Freiburg and tour the city at the 'Gateway to the Black Forest' by vintage tram.

Great Central & More - Steam, Rail & Ale
5 Days From Only £489.00

A brilliant Steam, Rail & Ale tour timed to coincide with a magnificent steam gala day at the Great Central Railway, steam along the Great Central Nottingham, plus Peak Rail Steam, and heritage railcar on the Ecclesbourne Valley line. Add in a visit and tour of Marston's Heritage brewery and a Victorian ale house and we can drink to that!

Kent & Sussex Autumn Steam Explorer
5 Days From Only £649.00

We stay beside the River Medway in the historic county town of Maidstone on this fascinating Autumn break featuring the wonderful Giants of Steam Gala, visits to FIVE steam venues including two private charters, Brewery tour & Real Ale Brewer's Supper - plus no single room supplement!

Yorkshire Steam, Rail & Ale Trail
5 Days From Only £445.00

Enjoy a trip to wonderful Yorkshire that is packed with steam railways and accompanied by plenty of real ale! This great value tour includes visits to the National Railway Museum, York Brewery, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, Black Sheep Brewery and ends with the popular annual Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Beer and Music festival with over 100 different cask beers and ciders to tempt you!

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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 Celebration

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

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