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Escorted rail holidays in England

Appreciate the beauty of England with new eyes on a sophisticated rail tour that explores the history and culture of the country that you thought you knew. Our rail holidays in England feature journeys on renowned heritage railways which travel through breath-taking scenery, offering you the chance to witness parts of England that are normally only accessible to the most avid walkers. Our comprehensive programme of excursions will also introduce you to some of the jewels of England which range from royal residences to world famous museums and art galleries. Discover the advantages of train travel in England by joining us on a journey that combines stays in some of the country's most famous cities with the chance to explore unspoilt rural landscapes. 

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  • + Add to shortlistThe Festive Markets of Yorkshire 2014

    The Festive Markets of Yorkshire - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Soak up the festive atmosphere in 'God's own county' on this superb pre-Christmas break. In addition to the Christmas Market in historic York, we enjoy a vintage steam journey and a rural village festival.

    Christmas MarketsCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from November to DecemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistYorkshire by Steam 2015

    Yorkshire by Steam - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via its majestic moorland. We take in ancient York, discover delightful Brontë country and embark on scenic railway journeys.

    Scenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistYorkshire by Steam 2014

    Yorkshire by Steam - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via its majestic moorland. We take in ancient York, discover delightful Brontë country and embark on scenic railway journeys.

    Scenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £305

    Departures from September to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Yorkshire Dales 2015

    Embsay Bolton Railway

    Discover the beauty of the famous Yorkshire Dales, from its medieval ruins to its picturesque market towns and idyllic heritage railways. From your base in Harrogate, you also admire the town's superb RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

    New ToursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £315

    Departures from May to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Harrogate Flower Show 2015

    Harrogate

    Discover the popular Flower Show in the pretty spa town of Harrogate on this exciting tour. We also enjoy a nostalgic journey on a heritage railway and visit charming Bolton Abbey.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by TrainSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £325

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistNorwich & Norfolk 2015

    Norwich & Norfolk

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

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £335

    Departures from April to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistWorcester & The Severn Valley 2014

    Worcester Cathedral

    Discover glorious Worcester and its host of nearby attractions on this superb holiday. From our base in the city we enjoy a tour of its historic centre and take wonderful journeys on nearby heritage railways.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £335

    Departures from September to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistBath & the West Country 2015

    Bath

    Discover delightful Somerset on this superb holiday. From your base in Bristol, admire the charming countryside on the longest stretch of heritage railway in the UK - and also explore magnificent Bath and historic Wells.

    New ToursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £345

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistCotswolds & The Severn Valley 2015

    Worcester Cathedral

    Discover glorious Worcester and its host of nearby attractions on this superb holiday. From our base in the city we enjoy a tour of its historic centre and take wonderful journeys on nearby heritage railways.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £345

    Departures from April to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistNorwich & Norfolk 2014

    Norwich & Norfolk

    Explore the meandering inland waterways and charming heritage railways of Norfolk on this relaxing holiday. We discover this attractive rural getaway from the historic city of Norwich.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £348

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
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Train Travel in England

One of the best ways to admire England's unspoilt scenery is from the unique vantage point of a train. As you journey past an inspirational backdrop of rolling hills, majestic rivers and awe-inspiring moors you will be able to relax in comfort.  We offer the option to upgrade to First Class train travel in England whenever we can so you can make your journey even more enjoyable. All of our rail holidays in England are also escorted by an enthusiastic and courteous Tour Manager, who will ensure that you get the most out of your short break with us, whether that is by making sure that you reach the platform on time or recommending sights for your free time. 

Our rail holidays in England are just a selection of the range of tours that we offer in the UK. Discover the wild beauty of Scotland on a tour that showcases its lochs and Highlands or experience the special charm of Ireland, the choice is yours. All of our UK tours can be viewed on this website along with details of the accommodation, transport and excursions that are included. Please call for more information if you have any questions about our rail holidays in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.

Experience

Rail Discoveries has more than three decades’ experience providing outstanding rail holidays.

Our escorted tours benefit from the presence of a professional Tour Manager, who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.

Value

Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.

Service

Call us on the dedicated phone number above or speak to one of our award-winning Tour Advisors in person at our offices in York.

We can arrange connecting UK rail from your local station, porterage services or extra nights in a favourite city.

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