Rail Tours

UK Train Tours 2022/2023

Our island kingdom offers an amazing array of landscapes to explore by rail. Whether you're travelling past traditional seaside towns or over incredible mountain ranges, winding your way across wild moorland or steaming past the glens and lochs of Scotland - our green and pleasant land is full of beautiful and unexpected discoveries. And fascinating history is never far away; from ancient castles and centuries-old cathedrals to Viking cities, Tudor towns, and stately homes - the UK has it all, and it's right on our very own doorstep.

UK 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.

 

Edinburgh Highlands

Edinburgh, The Highlands & Islands

Explore the highlands of Scotland

9 Days from £1,495PP

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as you journey from Edinburgh to the Highlands. Enjoy local delicacies along the way, culminating in a celebratory 'Scottish Evening'.

Vintage isle of man

Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man

6 Days from £675

Experience the timeless charm of the Isle of Man with its fantastic range of railways, including steam, electric and tram journeys, idyllic landscapes and classic seaside towns.

Railways Castles of Wales

Railways & Castles of Wales

6 days from £945PP

Experience the very best of North Wales from charming Llandudno, soaking up scenery from aboard historic steam railways and visiting castles dotted along beautiful coastline.

 

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

Tenby, Royal Mint & Brecon Mountain Railway

Tenby, Royal Mint & Brecon Mountain Railway

5 Days from just £349 pp
Departures: October

4 nights at the Mercure Swansea Hotel with dinner & breakfast
Excursions to the Royal Mint Experience, Cardiff & Tenby
Heritage train journey on the Brecon Mountain Railway
Scenic drive through the Brecon Beacons National Park

The Welsh Marches & Severn Valley Railway

The Welsh Marches & Severn Valley Railway

5 Days from just £279 pp
Departures: September

4 nights at the Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa, Bromsgrove with dinner & breakfast
Excursions to Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Llandrindod Wells, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford & Worcester
Heritage train journey on the Severn Valley Railway
Cruise on the River Severn with light refreshments

 

Unspoiled isles of scilly

The Unspoilt Isles of Scilly

6 Days from £1,095PP

Journey to a hidden treasure of the British Isles, an archipelago off the Cornish coast boasting azure seas and almost tropical climes. By overnight sleeper train from London, discover the glorious Islands of Scilly.

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.

Isle of Man

Isle of Man

6 Days from £620PP

A superb tour to the charming Isle of Man, with three full days of varied excursions to the island's old fashioned towns, pretty fishing ports and breathtakingly picturesque coastline on the different historic railways.

 

North Devon & Somerset

North Devon & Somerset

6 days from £649 per person

Uncover the West Country’s scenic railways, idyllic harbour towns and sprawling National Parks as you try award-winning Somerset cider, visit Buckfast Abbey and explore RHS Garden Rosemoor.

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.

Great Little Trains of North Wales & Portmeirion

Great Little Trains of North Wales & Portmeirion

5 Days from just £299 pp
Departures: October

4 nights at a selected hotel in Llandudno with dinner & breakfast
Entertainment some evenings
Excursions to Caernarfon & Portmeirion
Heritage journeys on the Welsh Highland Railway, Great Orme Tramway & Ffestiniog Railway
Free time in Llandudno

 

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight

5 Days from £479PP

Over half of the Isle of Wight is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore charming villages, striking coastal scenery and fascinating historical landmarks.

Channel Islands

The Charms of the Channel Islands

7 Days from £1,395PP

Explore the stunning Channel Islands, discovering the history and incredible scenery of Guernsey, Jersey and Herm, visiting secluded beaches and ancient coastal castles.

Great Little Trains of North Wales & Portmeirion

Picturebook Pembrokeshire, Tenby & the Vale of Rheidol Railway

5 Days from just £369 pp
Departures: April - October

4 nights at the Best Western Diplomat Hotel, Llanelli with dinner & breakfast
Excursions to Haverfordwest, St Davids, Aberystwyth & Tenby
Heritage train journey on the Vale of Rheidol Railway


Grand Tour of the UK

Grand Tour of the UK

14 days from £2,695 per person

Imbued with centuries of history and culture, the UK is one of the most rewarding nations to travel around. Explore the length and breadth of Britain on this outstanding tour of the island. Discover ancient attractions, modern cities and wild landscapes from the rugged Rannoch Moor to the inspiring Stonehenge.

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.


Edinburgh Highlands

Edinburgh, The Highlands & Islands

Explore the highlands of Scotland

9 Days from £1,375PP

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit historic castles and the Isle of Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.

Highland adventur

Highland Adventure

5 days from £595PP

Take in a stunning, unspoilt region by rail. Breathtaking scenery and fantastic journeys by mainline and steam railways; this tour takes in the very best of northern Scotland from our base in Inverness - the gateway to your Highland adventure.

Lakes and Dales by steam

Lakes and Dales by Steam

5 Days from £489 per person

On this scenic escape, step back in time on nostalgic heritage railways, enjoying the rugged countryside of the north of England – including the world-famous Lake District.

 

Isle of Man Heritage Rail Adventures

Isle of Man Heritage Rail Adventures

5 days from £799PP

The Isle of Man boasts a wonderful rail heritage. Explore it by steam train, and on electric and mountain railways.

Edinburgh Tattoo

Edinburgh Tattoo

5 days from £695PP

Experience the spectacle of marching bands when you visit the Edinburgh Tattoo by train, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's elevated setting. Complimenting the trip, witness incredible lochs, glens and mountains as we explore the West Highlands.

Outer Hebrides Highlands

The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands

Enjoy an adventure to Scotland's idyllic Outer Hebrides

8 Days from £1,395PP

Enjoy an adventure to Scotland's idyllic Outer Hebrides and The Highlands on a tour that takes in two of the UK's most famous train lines, the West Highland and the Jacobite, as well as time in Stornoway and Isle of Barra.


Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

7 Days from £645PP

Travel to the heart of the Scottish Highlands and take in the marvellous lochs and glens as you travel by train on the superb West Highland Line and cruise Loch Lomond.

Highlands by Steam

The Highlands by Steam

6 Days from £595PP

Experience Edinburgh before exploring the lochs, mountains and glens of Perthshire and the Cairngorms on spectacular mainline and steam railways from the pretty Perthshire village of Blair Atholl.

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.


Edinburgh Highlands

A Castle on the Shores of Loch Fyne

7 Days from £1080PP

Set in idyllic, undiscovered surroundings overlooking picturesque Loch Fyne, a 19th century Baronial Castle awaits you on this magnificent tour. Cruise the open waters to the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, explore nearby Oban and Inveraray.

Dawlish Coast

South Devon & the Dawlish Coast

5 Days from £595PP

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.

Scotland Ireland

The Best of Scotland and Ireland

13 Days from £2,695PP

Three of the British Isles most scenic countries combine on a tour that showcases the best of these Celtic beauties. Beginning in Scotland, explore the majestic Highlands and its most incredible cities, before venturing over to Northern Ireland and the rest of the Emerald Isle, a land of incredible culture and tradition.


Isle of Scilly

The Isle of Scilly

7 days from £1,695PP

The enchanting Isles of Scilly await on this stunning tour. Explore the Islands, surrounded by azure waters, and filled with a magical variety of gardens, towns, and beaches, and enjoy a trip on the St Ives Bay Line.

Railways mid wales

Valleys & Railways of Mid-Wales

5 days from £590PP

From picturesque coastline to rolling hills, explore the very heart of the renowned Welsh countryside on this exciting tour. Enjoy classic heritage railway journeys along some of the country's oldest lines and roll through the stunning scenery that Wales has become synonymous with.

Yorkshire Northumberland

Yorkshire & Northumberland

7 days from £895PP

Visit historic York, discover Northumberland’s rugged castles, and bask in the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales on this scenic rail tour of God’s Own Country - and beyond.

 

Railways of Wales

Railways of Wales

6 Days from £495 per person

Julie Walters has sprung onto our screens with her fabulous ‘Coastal Railways’ series, taking us the length of Great Britain. Why not follow in Julie's footsteps and enjoy a fantastic tour of North Wales, based in charming Llandudno. From here we discover the historic steam railways and impressive castles found along the coastline of this beautiful and mountainous region of Wales.

 

Coach Tours From Yorkshire

Portmeirion and Snowdon Railway

Portmeirion and Snowdon Railway

Dates between 29/05/2022 - 21/08/2022
Duration 7 Days From £409 Price Per Person

Take a trip on the Snowdonia Railway. Portmeirion (entry included in tour cost) is set on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. Its dreamlike Italianate quality made it the setting for the famous TV series The Prisoner.

Leeds Castle and Bluebell Railway

Leeds Castle and Bluebell Railway

Dates between 04/05/2022 - 20/07/2022
Duration 5 Days From £299 Price Per Person

Travelling on the fine steam Bluebell Railway, we pass through the gentle Sussex Weald (fare included in tour cost). Sheffield Park gardens has 4 lakes and a cricket pitch laid for the first ever cricket match between England and Australia.

Botanic Gardens & Breacon Railway

Botanic Gardens & Breacon Railway

Dates between 11/05/2022 - 07/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £269 Price Per Person

Take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway, which winds its way high into the Beacons National Park (return fare included in tour cost). The railway was conceived over 40 years ago.

 

Coach Tours From South East

Portmeirion and Snowdon Railway

Portmeirion and Snowdon Railway

Dates between 08/05/2022 - 18/09/2022
Duration 7 Days From £369 Price Per Person

Take a trip on the Snowdonia Railway. Portmeirion (entry included in tour cost) is set on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. Its dreamlike Italianate quality made it the setting for the famous TV series The Prisoner.

Leeds Castle and Bluebell Railway

Leeds Castle and Bluebell Railway

Dates between 21/05/2022 - 01/10/2022
Duration 5 Days From £299 Price Per Person

Travelling on the fine steam Bluebell Railway, we pass through the gentle Sussex Weald (fare included in tour cost). Sheffield Park gardens has 4 lakes and a cricket pitch laid for the first ever cricket match between England and Australia.

Botanic Gardens & Breacon Railway

Botanic Gardens & Breacon Railway

Dates between 30/04/2022 - 09/07/2022
Duration 5 Days From £269 Price Per Person

Take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway, which winds its way high into the Beacons National Park (return fare included in tour cost). The railway was conceived over 40 years ago.

 

Bridlington & North York Moors Railway

Bridlington & North York Moors Railway

Dates between 19/06/2022 - 21/08/2022
Duration 7 Days From £419 Price Per Person

Enjoy a scenic journey by train from Pickering to Goathland. Our heritage train takes us through the dramatic North York Moors National Park to Goathland Station which was made famous by the first Harry Potter film.

A Tour Of The Welsh Scenic Railways

A Tour Of The Welsh Scenic Railways

Departing 11/06/2022
Duration 5 Days From £309 Price Per Person

The steam engines take us on a 5 mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle & Llanberis' twin lakes (Fare included). The train runs through the Padarn Country Park & gives stunning views of Snowdon.

The Devon Rivers and Railway Tour

The Devon Rivers and Railway Tour

Dates between 21/05/2022 - 03/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £249 Price Per Person

South Devon Railway is the longest established steam railway in the South West (fare included). Its seven miles long and runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.

 

Coach Tours From North East

Portmeirion and Snowdon Railway

Portmeirion and Snowdon Railway

Dates between 15/05/2022 - 18/09/2022
Duration 7 Days From £379 Price Per Person

Take a trip on the Snowdonia Railway. Portmeirion (entry included in tour cost) is set on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. Its dreamlike Italianate quality made it the setting for the famous TV series The Prisoner.

Leeds Castle and Bluebell Railway

Leeds Castle and Bluebell Railway

Dates between 27/04/2022 - 07/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £294 Price Per Person

Travelling on the fine steam Bluebell Railway, we pass through the gentle Sussex Weald (fare included in tour cost). Sheffield Park gardens has 4 lakes and a cricket pitch laid for the first ever cricket match between England and Australia.

Botanic Gardens & Breacon Railway

Botanic Gardens & Breacon Railway

Dates between 29/06/2022 - 07/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £289 Price Per Person

Take a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway, which winds its way high into the Beacons National Park (return fare included in tour cost). The railway was conceived over 40 years ago.

 

Bridlington & North York Moors Railway

Bridlington & North York Moors Railway

Dates between 10/05/2022 - 18/09/2022
Duration 7 Days From £359 Price Per Person

Enjoy a scenic journey by train from Pickering to Goathland. Our heritage train takes us through the dramatic North York Moors National Park to Goathland Station which was made famous by the first Harry Potter film.

A Tour Of The Welsh Scenic Railways

A Tour Of The Welsh Scenic Railways

Dates between 04/05/2022 - 14/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £309 Price Per Person

The steam engines take us on a 5 mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, past the 13th century Dolbadarn Castle & Llanberis' twin lakes (Fare included). The train runs through the Padarn Country Park & gives stunning views of Snowdon.

The Devon Rivers and Railway Tour

The Devon Rivers and Railway Tour

Dates between 18/05/2022 - 07/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £289 Price Per Person

South Devon Railway is the longest established steam railway in the South West (fare included). Its seven miles long and runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.

 

Severn & Wye Rivers and Railways

Severn & Wye Rivers and Railways

Dates between 23/05/2022 - 10/10/2022
Duration 5 Days From £329 Price Per Person

The Severn Valley Railway (fare included in tour cost) is a full-size heritage railway line between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. The Brecon Mountain Railway was conceived over 40 years ago with construction starting in the late 1970s.

Tenby, St Davids and Gwili Railway

Tenby, St Davids and Gwili Railway

Dates between 01/05/2022 - 14/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £299 Price Per Person

Known as 'the friendly line', this steam and diesel railway operates on part of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line. The journey takes in some delightful natural scenery and industrial heritage. There is also a miniature railway display to enjoy.

Western Lakes & Eskdale Railway

Western Lakes & Eskdale Railway

Dates between 24/05/2022 - 19/09/2022
Duration 5 Days From £299 Price Per Person

We enjoy a scenic trip on the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (included in tour cost). The railway climbs from near the Cumbrian coast to the tiny village of Boot in Eskdale. The line is known locally as La'al Ratty and its 3 ft gauge predecessor as Owd Ratty.

 

Fort William and The Jacobite Railway

Fort William and The Jacobite Railway

Dates between 12/06/2022 - 07/08/2022
Duration 7 Days From £439 Price Per Person

Fort William to Mallaig has been described as the greatest journey in the world. You will travel through beautiful villages and breathtaking scenery on board the world famous steam train ‘The Jacobite’

 

Rail Tours In The UK

Those seeking a getaway closer to home will enjoy one of our tours of the United Kingdom or the Emerald Isle. From London's famous sights, to the stark landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the UK offers a wealth of fascinating experiences, whilst Ireland's Ring of Kerry and west coast enchant with verdant countryside, welcoming villages and hearty food and drink. 

Stunning coastlines, ancient mountains, and magnificent cities - all of this and much more lie on your doorstep in the wonderful countries that make up the Great British Isles and stunning Ireland. Discover them both from the most exciting vantage point - on board some of their most incredible railway lines.

Discover the wealth of beauty just outside your door on an exception tour around the Great British Isles. From God’s Own County of Yorkshire, where the rolling hills and stunning scenes are best seen on board a nostalgic steam train, to the quaint personality of the Isle of Man, filled with numerous rail experiences. There is a plethora to see and do in England, Scotland, and Wales, so have a look at some of our fabulous tours below.

Some of our greatest rail adventures can be found on our doorstep. The UK is full of fantastic experiences, uncovering the culture and history of a nation of beauty and intrigue. Discover castles, mountains, railways and more with these latest additions to our UK collection of escorted rail tours. Take a look at the links below for more information.

With spectacular locations across the UK, sometimes the perfect holiday is closer than you think! Our comprehensive range of short breaks across England, Wales and Scotland whisk you away to the fantastic destinations up and down the four nations, uncovering thriving cities, marvellous railway journeys, and magnificent mountains and lochs. With the excellent inclusive nature of our tours, you can be sure that these short getaways offer true value for money, featuring handpicked experiences, comfortable hotels and fabulous meals.

Discover the rugged moors and spectacular coastlines of Yorkshire by rail. Or, perhaps the meandering waterways of Norfolk tickles your fancy? You could even take a royal visit to Sandringham, favourite retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, where you can explore the stunning house and acres of land. Or, you may prefer the chance to enjoy the breathtaking, UNESCO-listed Lake District in all of its glory! Wherever you want to explore in the UK, make sure you do it with Rail Discoveries.

From rugged coastlines, wild moorlands and shimmering lakes to cosmopolitan cities filled with vibrant life and culture, the Great British Isles are filled with ancient landscapes and world-famous landmarks. There’s a wealth of beauty to be discovered across the UK.

5 MUST SEE SIGHTS IN GREAT BRITAIN

Often, it’s easy to ignore the beauty that lies beyond our doorstep, and Great Britain boasts some truly splendid sights. There’s history and culture galore, from the Victorian-era horse-drawn trams of the Isle of Man and Wales’ wonderfully preserved 13th-century Conwy Castle, to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, famous for its religious heritage and unique tidal causeway. Then there’s the natural delights, including the Scilly Isles’ subtropical Tresco Abbey Gardens, and the remote, wild Butt of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Culture-packed Holidays

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 the UK From the Tracks

From the lush green valleys of Wales and shimmering lochs of the Highlands to the wild and timeless moorlands of Northern England, the inspiring natural beauty of the UK is just a stone’s throw away. Join us and step back to a bygone age, when life was enjoyed at a slower pace, as we discover the best of these cinematic landscapes from the UK’s most scenic railways.

UK Summer Hotspots

With a summer of home-grown exploration on the cards, we’re delving into some of the UK’s lesser-known beauty spots. From end of the line destinations, such as Kyle of Lochalsh, to remote islands and the Mediterranean stylings of Wales’ north west coast, there’s still new places to visit and unexpected sights to admire.

Kyle of Lochalsh
Take in Edinburgh and cross the Highlands, making visits to historic castles and the Isle of Mull. At the end of the Kyle Line, pretty Kyle of Lochalsh awaits, a village of whitewashed buildings home to an attractive harbour.

Isle of Harris
Soak up the spectacular natural majesty of Scotland with visits to the Outer Hebrides, including the Island of Lewis and Harris, known for its sandy beaches and rugged mountains, and the ever-dramatic Highlands.

Portmeirion
Experience the best of North Wales, soaking up the scenery with rides aboard historic steam railways and time at impressive castles. You’ll also explore Portmeirion, with its unique collection of Italian-influenced architecture and southern European flair.

Peel
The Isle of Man is famous for its stunning coastline, historic railways and gentle pace of life. It’s here you’ll find idyllic Peel. Despite a population of less than 5,000, it’s the island's only 'city', home to a quaint cathedral and Viking castle.

Herm
The stunning Channel Islands dot the sea between England's south coast and France, boasting gorgeous scenery and beautiful beaches. Discover natural beauty of Guernsey, Jersey and Herm, a destination with no cars, crowds or stress.

Ring of Kerry
Three of the British Isles' most scenic countries come together on a holiday that showcases the best of Celtic heritage. In particular, the Ring of Kerry is sure to take your breath away with its dramatic mountain and coastal scenery and picturesque villages.

Explore Great British Gardens

For many of us, this past year our gardens have offered much-needed respite – the perfect way to soak up the sun and relax amongst the beauty of nature. This summer, though, it’s time to explore the gardens just beyond our doorsteps. From the subtropical splendours of Tresco’s Abbey Gardens to neatly manicured Chatsworth Gardens, discover an idyllic blend of nature and heritage on a holiday that showcases the UK’s world-class green spaces.

Tresco's Abbey Gardens

Bask in the beauty of Tresco’s Abbey Gardens on the Isles of Scilly. Opened in 1834, they’re a scenic slice of history filled with exotic plants and towering palm trees.

Chatsworth House

Discover the delights of the Peak District before heading to Chatsworth Gardens to admire the majestic Emperor fountain, market gardens and floral arrangements.

Royal Sandringham

Explore like royalty on a visit to the Queen’s residence of Sandringham, set within acres of beautiful landscaped gardens in the heart of rural Norfolk.

Blair Castle

A fairytale Scottish castle with exquisite gardens, discover a landscape of fruit orchards, wooded groves, landscaped ponds and free-roaming peacocks at Blair Castle.

Explore The Scenic Railways Of The UK!

Weave through England's finest rural landscapes and chug through miles of fantastic scenery on one of our incredible UK Railway Tours.

We have put together a list of tours which include trips and opportunities to journey along the great railway lines of the UK. With a plethora of resorts dotted around the country, you can find a railway tour to suit everyone. Why not try our Portmeirion and Snowdon Railway Tour complete with a stay in Criccieth!

Stand Out Sights and Unforgettable Experiences

We can’t wait to pick up our explorations of Great Britain and Ireland next year, and we’ve got some exciting things planned for 2022. With an impressive range of hand-selected unforgettable experiences made possible by our new smaller group sizes of 25, get ready to take a private tour of Castle Howard before it opens to the public, go on a unique Highland cow safari or experience toe-tapping Irish music at the famous Merry Ploughboy in Dublin.

Uncover the Wonders of Great Britain and Ireland

From the incredible coastlines and ancient castles of Wales and Scotland to the emerald landscapes of Ireland and the heritage steams trains of England, you’ll enjoy homegrown adventures across all four corners of the UK, filled with unique experiences exclusively designed for smaller groups of 25. Take a look at all the tours available on our website.

Doorstep Discoveries

From the idyllic Cotswolds to the wild and wonderful Scottish Highlands, these holidays showcase the extraordinary sights right on your doorstep. And, alongside trusted customer favourites, we also have a brand-new holiday that takes in the scenic and cultural charms of Devon and Somerset. Book online today and get ready to find your next UK adventure.

From the beautiful countryside of the Peak District to the heritage steam railways of Wales and the rugged scenery of the Scottish Highlands, it’s easy to forget how spoilt for choice we are with the destinations on our doorstep. If you’re thinking of a staycation this year, our range of UK-based rail holidays offer history, culture and culinary delights, all as you take in some of our nation’s most beautiful scenery.

Enjoy a Flavour of the UK

There’s so much to discover just beyond our doorsteps, from the wild and wonderful Yorkshire moors to the Isle of Man’s nostalgic railways. In 2022, holidays in the UK are looking to be as popular as ever, and, with just a handful of spaces left on some unmissable adventures across England, Scotland and the Isle of Man, you’ll need to act fast to secure your place.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Discover Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as we explore St Ives and St Mary's, meet the curator of Tresco's Abbey Gardens, and journey on the Riviera Sleeper Train.

Yorkshire and Northumberland

Follow in Viking and Roman footsteps in historic York, discover the rugged castles and elegant gardens of Northumberland, and bask in the verdant beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man

Experience the timeless charm of the Isle of Man with its fantastic range of railways, including steam, electric and tram journeys, idyllic landscapes and classic seaside towns.

Orkney, Shetland and the Caledonian Sleeper

Uncover atmospheric castles, charming fishing ports, ancient archaeological sites and captivating wildlife in Orkney and Shetland, and enjoy two journeys on the Caledonian Sleeper.

Staying Closer to Home?

Now’s a great time to discover the delights of a UK-based holiday. For such a small island, we’re blessed with so many fascinating places to visit, thousands of years of history to explore, idyllic landscapes to discover and a range of gorgeous rail journeys, including heritage steam-hauled lines, to take you there.

The UK is packed with captivating culture, blending historic cities and idyllic towns with breathtaking rural landscapes. Our iconic rail journeys offer the perfect way to explore the home-grown beauty and heritage waiting to be explored on your doorstep. Discover a host of fantastic UK escapes and start planning your next escape.

Discover More of our Sceptered Isle

If you’ve found yourself fascinated by the changing, dramatic and mystical landscapes of ITV’s Wonders of the Border series, you may well be looking towards our own isle for holiday inspiration. As sponsors of the programme, we have a few home-grown recommendations of our own. If you’re looking for a shorter, easygoing break encompassing coasts, castles and thousands of years worth of history, we have a rail tour for you..

Tour Information:

The Giant's Causeway and Irelands North West - Norwich & Norfolk - Yorkshire by Steam - Norwich & Norfolk Broads - The Isle of Man - Cotswolds & Severn Valley - A Castle on the Shores of Loch Fyne - Highlands by Steam