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Rail Tours in UK & Ireland

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Those seeking a getaway closer to home will enjoy one of our tours of the United Kingdom or the Emerald Isle. From London's famous sights, to the stark landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the UK offers a wealth of fascinating experiences, whilst Ireland's Ring of Kerry and west coast enchant with verdant countryside, welcoming villages and hearty food and drink.

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Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands 2015

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Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit the isles of Skye and Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.

Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man 2015

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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.

Chatsworth & The Peak District 2015

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The spellbinding Peak District awaits on this wonderful tour. Based in pretty Buxton, we enjoy a charming heritage railway journey, explore Crich Tramway Village, admire the stunning Hope Valley by rail and visit Chatsworth House.

A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne 2015

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Set in idyllic, undiscovered surroundings overlooking picturesque Loch Fyne, a 19th century Baronial Castle awaits you on this magnificent tour. Cruise the open waters to the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, explore nearby Oban and Inverary, and sample the renowned locally-sourced produce.

Yorkshire & Northumberland 2015

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Scenic rail journeys bring to life the history and wild, natural beauty of Yorkshire & Northumbria on this wonderful 8-day tour. Following in Viking and Roman footsteps, we visit historic York, Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne, as well as taking in the glorious and fascinating Alnwick Gardens.

Railways & Castles of Wales 2015

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Enjoy a fantastic tour of north Wales, based in charming Llandudno. From here we explore the historic steam railways and impressive castles found along the coastline of this beautiful, rugged mountainous region of Wales.

Western Highlands & Hebrides 2015

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Discover the incredibly picturesque Western Highlands and the rugged, breathtaking coastal islands which lie off Scotland's western coast. This tour takes us on some of the world's most scenic railway journeys, on a cruise to spot wildlife in the Atlantic, and finishes in Pitlochry as part of a truly memorable exploration of the Highlands.

The Enchanting Emerald Isle 2015

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Rugged coastline, beautiful rolling hills and welcoming cities all feature on this classic tour of Ireland. We spend time in Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Cork, taking in the splendid scenery that abounds in the luscious, historic countryside.

A Castle in Cumbria 2015

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On this incredible holiday to the stunning north of England, we will be based at the enchanting Augill Castle. On the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, enjoy fascinating excursions to both, and discover alluring York.

A Scottish Christmas 2015

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Spend Christmas in Inverness, with hearty food, warming drinks, entertainment and festive cheer. Enjoy the proud cities of Edinburgh and Inverness and travel through the yuletide scenery on beautiful rail trips.

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More and more people are discovering that the UK and Ireland have a wealth of interesting holiday destinations which they are seldom given credit for. Almost every parish has its share of local myths, history and cultural idiosyncrasies so that an unfamiliar traveller can feel entirely lost while touring this sceptred isle. Great Rail Journeys escorted tours cover the best and finest sights with expert local knowledge providing insight into our own familiar yet fresh landscape.

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