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North Yorkshire Moors
No Solo Supplement
4.0 stars(412 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
5 days from
£359 pp
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The Highlands by Steam
4.0 stars(114 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
6 days from
£649 pp
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Railways of Wales
4.4 stars(233 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
6 days from
£499 pp
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Lake Windemere
4.0 stars(168 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
5 days from
£489 pp
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Tresco Abbey Gardens
4.5 stars(39 reviews)
2022MayJulAugSep

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Harrogate

 

  • Harrogate
  • The Lake District
  • The Isle of Man
  • The Highlands
  • The Isles of Scilly 

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Must-see sights

North yorkshire moors railway

 

  • Yorkshire's Steam Railways
  • Dark Skies in the Isle of Man
  • Blair Castle and Gardens
  • Tresco Tropical Gardens

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Included experiences

Lake windermere

 

  • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Settle to Carlisle Railway
  • Manx Electric Railway
  • Llangollen Steam Railway
  • Cruise on Lake Windemere
  • Visit Blair Castle in Pitlochry
  • Journey on the Strathspey Steam Railway

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North Yorkshire Moors
No Solo Supplement
4.0 stars(412 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
5 days from
£359 pp
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No Solo Supplement
5 days from
£359
per person
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Highlands by Steam
4.0 stars(114 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
6 days from
£649 pp
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6 days from
£649
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Railways of Wales
4.4 stars(233 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
6 days from
£499 pp
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6 days from
£499
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  • DestinationWales
  • Starts / EndsLlandudno
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Isle of Man
4.6 stars(147 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
6 days from
£599 pp
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6 days from
£599
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lake Windemere
4.0 stars(168 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSepOct
5 days from
£489 pp
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£489
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsCarlisle
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Norwich & Norfolk
4.3 stars(159 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSepOct
5 days from
£409 pp
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£409
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsNorwich
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands
3.6 stars(81 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,249 pp
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8 days from
£1,249
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow / Edinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Scottish Highlands
4.0 stars(52 reviews)
2022MayJunSepOct
6 days from
£599 pp
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6 days from
£599
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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North Devon & Somerset
2022JunSep
6 days from
£699 pp
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6 days from
£699
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  • DestinationEngland
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Peak District
4.0 stars(56 reviews)
2022JunJulAugSep
5 days from
£399 pp
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5 days from
£399
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsDerby
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Lighthouse at the Needles
4.1 stars(38 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
5 days from
£509 pp
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5 days from
£509
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsPortsmouth
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Pembrokeshire Coast Wales
3.6 stars(39 reviews)
2022JunJulSep
6 days from
£549 pp
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£549
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  • DestinationWales
  • Starts / EndsSwansea
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Our customers love our UK & Ireland tours
The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands
19/May
R Blackbourn
5 stars
“Very good trip, scenery lovely. Well organised one or two changes in hotels and visits but the holiday was pleasurable.
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Yorkshire by Steam
19/May
Shirley
5 stars
“The trip was well organised and executed, the tour guide was excellent always there to answer any questions.
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Railways of Wales
15/May
A Brealey
5 stars
“Brilliant value for money! The Kensington Hotel is great & a big shout-out for the staff, they are absolutely fantastic! Will definitely booking another Rail Discoveries trip! ??
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Loch Lomond & The Scottish Highlands
11/May
Colin Bones
5 stars
“Excellent tour with variety - Glasgow, amazing highland scenery & island visit. Hotels very good.
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The Unspoilt Isles of Scilly
25/Apr
David John Halsall
5 stars
“The Unspoilt Isles of Scilly was a brilliant break. We really enjoyed the holiday.
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Norwich & Norfolk at Christmas
12/Jan
M Baynes
5 stars
“Norwich is a lovely City to spend Christmas,hotel was pleasant although not in the most salubrious area unless your a football fan.All the staff were very helpful and friendly, food was very good with plenty of choice,even for a vegetarian !! Ken our holiday guide was excellent doing his best to please quite a large party. I wouldn't consider another rail discoveries holiday at that time of year due to the over crowding ( not your fault) of the trains. Mary Baynes
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Oban, Isle of Skye & The Sound of Mull
31 Oct 2021
Ms Edwards
5 stars
“Had a great time, food was lovely in all hotels, trips were very organised, we do fancy going on some trips that are abroad with rail discoveries and after the trip we have just been on would definitely book again with rail discoveries. Maggie our tour operator was very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, very enjoyable trip.
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Cotswolds & The Severn Valley
28 Sep 2021
Chris Marchant
5 stars
“A wonderfully organised and led trip. The train rides in the Forest of Dean and on the Warwickshire and Gloucestershire Railway were brilliant and the tour of Worcester was so informative with a lovely guide. The hotel staff were all brilliant at the White House. The only slight downer was the cuisine. The vegetables were tasteless. Maybe this was down to the Brexit driven shortages both of staff and fresh produce.
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Edinburgh & the Highlands by Steam
18/May
Vic points
4 stars
“Great well organised holiday, David the guide worked his socks off to keep everybody happy. Would have preferred more downtime and less coach. Nice friendly crowd and hotel staff.
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