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Steam Rail Tours

Steam Rail Tours

When you embark on one of our steam train holidays you will be drawn into an idyllic world where time slows down and relaxation is at the forefront of your mind. Steam rail tours let you soak up unparalleled vistas of glossy lakes and verdant valleys that are overlooked by stately mountains. Beautifully restored rail carriages reflect a bygone era and as you sink into your comfortable seat, a peaceful ambience surrounds you. On many of our steam rail tours you will be accompanied by a Tour Manager who ensures your journey is as pleasurable as possible. Discover the unique culture and history of the places that you visit on guided sightseeing tours or explore the area further on optional excursions. Wherever you choose to let our steam rail tours take you, you will be assured a most unique experience.

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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 BreaksEscorted 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 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 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 Tours

    5 days from £315

    Departures from May to OctoberView 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 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 Breaks

    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 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 Breaks

    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 tours

    5 days from £348

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistRailways of Wales 2015

    Railways of Wales - Llangollen Railway

    Explore the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. On your Railways of Wales tour, enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains through Snowdonia National Park.

    Classic Escorted Rail JourneysScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail tours

    6 days from £395

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
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Places to Visit on Steam Rail Tours

We have an exciting array of steam train tours that transport you to stunningly picturesque destinations. Wake up to snowy mornings on one of our Christmas markets tours when you escape during the festive season to a winter wonderland. Germany's imposing Harz Mountains are one of the most stunning sights you will see on steam rail tours. Journey along the narrow-gauge railway that winds to the summit of these exquisite peaks and witness their natural splendour. If you prefer to stay closer to home on steam rail tours, the Scottish Highlands abound with rugged charm, and a tour of Yorkshire lets you uncover some real hidden gems.

As you watch endless panoramas of striking backdrops expose themselves throughout steam rail tours, look out for incredible landmarks such as wonderfully engineered viaducts. The inimitable sounds and smell of the steam train evokes an idealistic past and coupled with immense scenery, you will soon become submersed in the romantic atmosphere. Browse through our selection of steam rail tours and experience an extraordinary holiday with Rail Discoveries.

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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