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Rail Holidays UK

Discover historic towns, charming local events and idyllic countryside with a refreshing rail journey through some of the United Kingdom's most enchanting locations. Rail holidays in the UK offer you the chance to explore some of the country's most famous sights, as well as a few of the lesser known highlights, from the sandy beaches of Bournemouth all the way to the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands.Taking a journey by train is one of the most scenic ways to travel and gives passengers the opportunity to admire the passing scenery for the whole journey from the comfort of their carriage.  Travel routes often access areas that other modes of transport cannot reach, offering guests spectacular views and unique vantage points. Many of our holidays also include trips on narrow-gauge and heritage railways where you can experience the charm of a traditional locomotive. On every one of our rail holidays the UK destinations that are visited have their own special appeal. Tours to these locations range from general sightseeing trips to specialist themes and festive Christmas breaks. The itineraries for these holidays are created to offer an enjoyable mixture of attractions, and accommodation, travel and excursions are all taken care of so that you can relax and concentrate on enjoying your time away.

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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 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 £295

    Departures from October to OctoberView 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 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 shortlistPickering 1940s Weekend 2014

    Pickering 1940s Weekend

    Take in the best of Yorkshire as we explore York's rich history and the picturesque rolling Dales. Our highlight is Pickering as it plays host to the Home Front for the annual 'Railway at War' event. 

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by TrainSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £325

    Departures from October 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 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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UK Rail Holidays

Holidays in the UK are ideal for those who don't want to travel too far from home but still want to see some fantastic sights and experience local diversity.  From rolling green dales to dramatic moorland and seaside promenades to historic spa towns, there is something for every taste and budget on our rail holidays in the UK. To ensure that your journey runs smoothly, our breaks are accompanied by a professional Tour Manager who will be on hand from the moment the tour begins. This is just one of the services that is included within rail holidays in the UK to make your journey as relaxing and enjoyable as it can possibly be.  In order for you to have a variety of experiences in your chosen destination, our itineraries feature excursions to places of local interest or beauty that are culturally, historically or socially significant. If you are a more independent traveller and would prefer to explore at your own pace then you are welcome to do so, as all excursions are optional and your Tour Manager will gladly step back until they are needed. Browse through our exceptional range of UK rail holidays and find the perfect destination for your next break.

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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