England Rail Tours

England Train Tours 2024/2025

From wild moorland and floral meadows to ever-dramatic coastlines, the very best of England’s natural beauty is often framed by a train window. Step back in time and immerse yourself in a golden era of rail travel at its finest on one of its unmissable railways. Head to the Discovery Blog to find out more about three of our favourite English railways, and check out the holidays you can experience them on below.

England Rail Holidays

Captivating Cornwall

Captivating Cornwall

5 Days from £649 per person

With its dramatic coastline and idyllic fishing villages, discover just what makes Cornwall so captivating. Enjoy fascinating history, amazing natural landscapes and scenic rail journeys.


Nowrich Norfolk

Norwich & Norfolk

5 days from £409PP

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage railways of Norfolk. Based in historic Norwich, this rural getaway takes in the North Norfolk Coast, the royal residence of Sandringham and quaint market towns.


The Peak District

The Peak District

5 Days from £399 per person

Experience the Derbyshire countryside in all its splendour, with visits to the spa town of Buxton, the magnificent Chatsworth House and the heritage Ecclesbourne Railway.


Bath West Country

Cotswolds & the Severn Valley

5 days from £395PP

Discover glorious Worcester and its host of nearby attractions on this superb holiday, enjoying wonderful journeys on heritage railways including the Warwickshire Railway.


Yorkshire by Steam

Yorkshire by Steam

5 Days from £375PP

Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via the majestic North York Moors. Enjoy ancient York, delightful Brontë country and scenic railway journeys.


Lakes and Dales by steam

Lakes and Dales by Steam

5 Days from £395 per person

From your base in Carlisle, travel on three incredible railway lines, and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the spectacular north of England, including the world-famous and UNESCO-listed Lake District.


Nowrich Norfolk

Yorkshire Dales & Moors

5 days from £665PP

Enjoy an immersive visit to 'God's Own County' as we explore Yorkshire. Discover the charms of the Yorkshire moors, enjoy local cuisine, and embark on two incredible heritage railway journeys on this exclusive tour of Yorkshire.


London & The Royal Windsor Steam Express

London & The Royal Windsor Steam Express

5 days from £770 per person

Spend 4 days getting under the skin of the English capital on this inclusive London city break. Enjoy 4-Star accommodation in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, meet with a Yeoman from the Tower of London, and ride the Royal Windsor Steam Express Train whilst sipping a chilled glass of Champagne.


The Harrogate Flower Show

The Harrogate Flower Show

6 days from £550 per person

On this horticulture-themed tour, we spend a day at the fabulous Harrogate Flower Show, travel across the North York Moors to Whitby by heritage steam railway and visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr.


Limestone Mines, Canal Cruise & Steam Special

Limestone Mines, Canal Cruise & Steam Special

2 Days from just £129 pp
Departures: September - October

Return coach travel
Overnight stay at a selected 3-star hotel in the Midlands area with dinner & breakfast
Excursions to the Limestone Mines (with inclusive canal cruise) , Red House Glass Cone Heritage and Craft Centre & Bridgnorth


Dawlish Coast

South Devon & the Dawlish Coast

5 Days from £495PP

Experience the English Riviera at its very best aboard two heritage railways, a river cruise and a journey along the Dawlish Coast by rail. Torquay provides the perfect base, set among seven green hills and famous for its grand Victorian villas and terraces gazing out to sea.


Flying Scotsman Steam Train & Classic Cambridge

Flying Scotsman Steam Train & Classic Cambridge

3 Days from just £229 pp
Departures: October

2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with dinner & breakfast
Train journey behind the Flying Scotsman on the heritage Mid-Norfolk Railway
Free time in Norwich
En-route visit to Cambridge


England Rail Tours

Step into a world of storybook beauty as you discover the charms of England’s nostalgic railways and fairytale castles. A treasure trove of spectacular scenery awaits as you discover the country in the best possible way – by rail – relaxing and soaking in the views that speed by your window. And with visits to the country’s most captivating castles included, you’ll uncover unique history and heritage along the way too.

Experience Windswept Beauty

Bask in the verdant beauty of Yorkshire and Northumberland with a trip on the nostalgic North York Moors Railway and an unforgettable journey on the much-loved Settle-Carlisle Line.

Captivating Cornwall
Breathtaking scenery of blue-green waters and hidden sandy coves dotted with white-washed villages and bobbing sailing boats; Cornwall’s picture-perfect coastline is sure to delight. Add to that nostalgic heritage railways, Victorian promenades and grand stately homes, and you’ve got a recipe for an idyllic UK break. Fall in love with Cornwall for yourself.

England's Pleasant Land

Ancient cities brimming with history, timeless seaside destinations and rolling countryside as far as the eye can see, rediscover the joys of an English staycation by rail.

Historic Norwich
Dominated by a magnificent Anglo-Norman cathedral built in 1096, Norwich is a pleasing jumble of historic and modern architecture with attractions at every turn.

Gothic Whitby
Crowned by its brooding Abbey found at the top of 199 steps on the east cliff, Whitby is famous as the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, as well as for its unique jet jewellery.