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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.

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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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North Yorkshire Moors
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  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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Railways of Wales
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  • Starts / EndsLlandudno
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Isle of Man
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  • Starts / EndsHeysham
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The Highlands by Steam
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The Charming Dordogne
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Lake Windemere
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Norwich & Norfolk
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Scottish Highlands
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Worcester Cathedral
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The Peak District
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Pembrokeshire Coast Wales
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Corfe Castle
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Lakes and Dales by Rail
11/Apr
Mrs N Legg
5 stars
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Railways of Wales
4/Jan
Valued CustomeNewark Smelt
5 stars
“Thoroughly enjoyed this holiday. Railways and scenery magnificent. Coach service good. Hotel OK
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Norwich & Norfolk
22 Oct 2023
Kim “Google user”
5 stars
“Loved this Tour. Great guide and holiday full of activities. Exceptional!
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Loch Lomond & The Scottish Highlands
14 Oct 2023
Ian Whitfield
5 stars
“The tour apart from a problem with a Scotrail train was good despite inclement weather. Food at BW Crianlarich was excellent as were the staff made us all very welcome I’d give it 5 stars . Jacobite Train trip excellent despite the Scotch mist , also the Loch Lomond trip, and our coach Driver Brian was excellent. Last but not least our tour guide Gareth was excellent throughout the trip. In short a really good holiday and thanks to all involved in making it so. Regards Ian Whitfield
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The Peak District
09 Oct 2023
Jeannette Elrick
5 stars
“A beautiful area to visit, lovely market towns like Buxton and Bakewell (and the yummy Bakewell Pudding), historic houses and heritage railways. We travelled on a Rail Discoveries tour which was excellent, all trips included and a great tour manager to ensure it went without a hitch.
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The Charming Dordogne
08 Oct 2023
Graham
5 stars
“Very interesting and informative. Beautiful views, interesting places. Particularly enjoyed the Truffle Train, and the pilgrim links at Rocamador. Excellent hotel and tour manager.
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South Wales by Steam
28 Sep 2023
Norfolk man
5 stars
“Excellent trip. Staff at Grand hotel so efficient kind and caring. Always cheerful. Food was amazing. Rooms very clean ..hot water at all times, tea coffee and biscuits refilled every day. Only one complaint. Room103 was too noisy. Next to seats outside station, anti social behaviour at night.
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Cotswolds & The Severn Valley
19 Sep 2023
Charlotte
5 stars
“We loved the the whole trip, especially the Heritage train journeys. Wonderful visits to Broadway, Cheltenham with Worcester as an excellent base.
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North Devon & Somerset
15 Sep 2023
Sharon
5 stars
“Great holiday made even better by the fantastic weather. The itinerary is just right, packing plenty in with 1 free day to do as you please. Our tour manager Colin was knowledgeable about the area which is an added bonus of course. As regular customers with the company we're very aware that this is not always the case, they are after all tour managers not tour guides. The 3 star Barnstaple hotel is only let down by it's location, a half hour walk from town with an industrial estate behind it. This made it a bit noisy at times as they worked through the nights. If it wasn't for that I suspect this would be a 4 star hotel as everything else was excellent and the food outstanding, best choice and menu we've ever had on a Rail Discoveries or Great Rail Journeys holiday. I believe that next year they're using a hotel closer to the town centre by the same hotel chain, so hopefully that will help make a great holiday into a perfect holiday.
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