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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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Yorkshire at Christmas

Enjoy all the Christmas cheer that Yorkshire has to offer based in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. This festive holiday includes fantastic rail journeys, historic Ripley Castle, picturesque Fountains Abbey and the medieval city of York, adorned with seasonal decorations.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from £745per personView tour details
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne

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 Inveraray, and sample the renowned locally-sourced produce.

Departs from June 2016 to October 2016.
Late departures available
7 days from £845per personView tour details
A Scottish Christmas

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.

Departs in December 2016.
7 days from £1,045per 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 from November 2016 to December 2016.
5 days from £695per personView tour details
Winter by Loch Fyne

Enjoy a winter break at majestic Stonefield Castle in Scotland - on a tour that takes you from tranquil locations to the remarkable Cruachan Power Station, and on the world-famous West Highland Line.

Departs from January 2017 to March 2017.
7 days from £695per personView tour details
Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit historic castles and the Isle of 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.

Departs from June 2016 to October 2016.
9 days from £1,095per 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 June 2016 to October 2016.
Late departures available
6 days from £625per personView tour details
Chatsworth & The Peak District

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

Departs in September 2016.
5 days from £445per personView tour details
Valleys & Railways of Mid Wales

From picturesque coastline to rolling hills, explore the very heart of the renowned Welsh countryside on this exciting tour. Enjoy classic heritage railway journeys along some of the country's oldest lines and roll through the stunning scenery that Wales has become synonymous with.

Departs from June 2016 to September 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £445per personView tour details
Yorkshire & Northumberland

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.

Departs from June 2016 to October 2016.
8 days from £775per personView tour details
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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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