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Steam Rail Holidays

Relive the golden age of rail, travelling in restored carriages hauled by historic locomotives. Breathtaking scenery and the sounds and smells of a mighty steam engine are what make steam trains the most romantic way to travel.

Steam Train Journeys

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.

We’ve found 21 tours for you matching: Steam Train Journeys

Yorkshire by Steam

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.

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2020MarAprMayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £349 pp

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Railways of Wales

Explore the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. Enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains and admire delightful towns and ancient history on this Welsh adventure.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

6 days from £499 pp

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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 residence of Sandringham and quaint market towns.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £399 pp

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No Solo Supplement*
The Harz Mountains - Brocken RailwayThe Harz Mountains - Brocken Railway

The Harz Mountains

Travel through the Harz Mountains, the highest range in northern Germany by train, experiencing scenic journeys on the Brocken Railway, and discover historic cities on guided tours.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

6 days from £729 pp

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The Outer Hebrides & The Highlands

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides on a tour that takes in Stornoway and the Jacobite steam train.

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2020MayAugSep

8 days from £1,179 pp

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The Festive Markets of Yorkshire

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

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2019NovDec

5 days from £395 pp

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No Solo Supplement*
The Charming Dordogne The Charming Dordogne

The Charming Dordogne

Based in pretty Le Bugue, this rail holiday takes you to one of the most beautiful parts of France, where you can marvel at medieval towns, and outstanding countryside, and journey on a unique heritage railway.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

6 days from £749 pp

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Christmas in Wales

Enjoy a delightful Christmas escape in beautiful Wales. Discover the panorama of the countryside on three fantastic rail journeys, and greet the festive season in style.

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2019Dec

5 days from £970 pp

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Black Forest Discovery

Experience the beautiful Black Forest from the popular resort of lakeside Titisee, set amidst lush green meadows and pine-clad hills. A boat cruise and steam train journey through scented woodlands make for a wonderful holiday.

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2020AprMayJun

7 days from £899 pp

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Canterbury & The Garden of England

Explore this beautiful region from its charming steam railways. Discover cities steeped in rich history, and the picturesque gardens which have earned the area the nickname 'the garden of England.'

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2020MayJunAugSep

5 days from £549 pp

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No Solo Supplement*
The Jurassic Coast By SteamThe Jurassic Coast By Steam

The Jurassic Coast By Steam

From your base in Bournemouth, discover the charms of Dorset and Hampshire, including the fascinating eras of natural and cultural history on display here.

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2020MayJunOct

5 days from £399 pp

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The Peak District

Uncover some of the best landscapes that rural England has to offer in Derbyshire and the Peak District. Visit pretty Buxton, admire the splendour of Chatsworth House and gardens, and step back in time on a nostalgic rail journey.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £399 pp

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Experience a Grand Tour with Rail Discoveries

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.

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.

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.

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