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Escorted Rail Tours to Historic Chatham Dockyard

An important Royal Navy maritime facility for centuries

Although it is one of the world's largest maritime museums, the vast Historic Chatham Dockyard is only about a third of the size of the original port. The first Chatham Dockyard was one of the Royal Navy's principal facilities for several hundred years, and at its largest it covered 400 acres.

In 1984 it was decided that the naval base would close. The space was divided into sections of roughly equal size. The eastern-most section was given over to be a commercial port. Another part was redeveloped as a commercial and leisure development, whilst the final part was taken over by a group of dedicated volunteers.

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Northern England, The Scottish Isles & Iceland

Experience the magic of the lands of ice and fire on a magical 12-day cruise aboard the CMV Magellan. Before setting sail to explore some of the remotest destinations in Britain, as well as the culture and nature found in abundance throughout Iceland, take time to discover the north of England, its cities, castles and heritage railways.

Departs in July 2017.
18 days from £1,995per personView tour details
Steam Railways & Scottish Islands

Take in the breathtaking landscapes of the rugged Scottish Islands and the charm of Liverpool and Yorkshire on a cruise that is filled with atmosphere. Tobermory, Kirkwall, the Faroe Islands and the idyllic Ribble Steam Railway are particular highlights.

Departs in July 2017.
12 days from £1,620per personView tour details
Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets

Discover the beautiful West Country in the run-up to Christmas on this exciting break. We visit the Christmas Markets of bustling Bristol and glorious Bath and enjoy a steam railway and charming Lacock Abbey.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
4 days from £295per personView tour details
Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Based in the spa town of Harrogate, experience the Christmas Market in York, enjoy a vintage steam rail journey with a festive theme and visit the historic house of Castle Howard in its full Christmas glory.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £375per personView tour details
Grand Tour of the UK

Imbued with centuries of history and culture, the UK is one of the most rewarding nations to travel around. Explore the length and breadth of Britain on this outstanding tour of the island. Discover ancient attractions, modern cities and wild landscapes from the rugged Rannoch Moor to the inspiring Stonehenge.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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14 days from £2,195per personView tour details
Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man

Reminiscent of a bygone age, the Isle of Man is famous for its stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life. This charming island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railways found anywhere in the British Isles, not to mention the historic horse-drawn trams.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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6 days from £645per personView tour details
Alnwick & Edinburgh in Winter

Enjoy a winter tour through Northumberland and Edinburgh, taking in lovely Alnwick and its famous gardens, a night sky safari at Kielder Observatory, and a tour aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia in Edinburgh.

Departs in November 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £695per personView tour details
Chatsworth & The Peak District

The spellbinding Peak District awaits on this wonderful tour. We take a tour of Buxton, discover the beautiful surrounding countryside, explore Crich Tramway Village, admire the stunning Ecclesbourne Valley by rail and visit Chatsworth House.

Departs from May 2017 to August 2017.
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5 days from £465per personView tour details
Yorkshire & Northumberland

Scenic rail journeys bring to life the history and wild, natural beauty of Yorkshire and Northumbria on this wonderful eight day tour. Follow in Viking and Roman footsteps, visiting historic York, Chester's Roman Fort, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and the glorious Alnwick Gardens.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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8 days from £845per personView tour details
Britain's Roman Heritage

Travel through Britain's incredible Roman past, on a historical tour filled with fascination. Discover the ancient Roman village of Vindolanda, the stunning Roman Baths of Bath, and the grand Roman Villa at Chedworth, on a tour that explores the influence of Britain's Roman heritage.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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6 days from £845per personView tour details
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More about Historic Chatham Dockyard

Maritime heritage
After much restoration work, the Historic Chatham Dockyard was opened, and proved to be an incredibly popular tourist attraction. As the world's most complete example of a dockyard from the age of sail, it has even been tipped for UNESCO World Heritage status. Of course, many of the largest displays are the vessels, which range from small boats to mighty warships. There are also many other exhibits relating to marine and dockyard life, such as displays on masts and rigging, a rope factory and even a recreation of working life on board and 18th century ship.

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