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UK & Ireland Rail Tours

From the rolling hills of the Emerald Isle to the historic cities of England, the UK and Ireland is filled with enchanting countryside and rich history to fascinate you during your trip. It is incredible just how much there is to explore right on your own doorstep and we have a number of locations that you can choose to holiday in. Explore the beautiful Yorkshire countryside together with visits to historic York and Harrogate, or venture to the South Coast to the beautiful New Forest - these are just a few places where you can enjoy a getaway on our train tours in the UK and Ireland. Enjoy a relaxing rail journey through lush countryside, quaint villages and even beside beautiful waterways on train holidays all over the United Kingdom. Explore local history, shop in bustling market towns and visit some of the most renowned sights in the UK and Ireland, including those designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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  • + Add to shortlistThe Festive Markets of Yorkshire 2014

    The Festive Markets of Yorkshire - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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

    Christmas MarketsCity Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from November to DecemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Harrogate Flower Show 2014

    Harrogate

    Discover the popular Flower Show in the pretty spa town of Harrogate on this exciting tour. We also enjoy a nostalgic journey on a heritage railway and visit charming Bolton Abbey.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by TrainSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from September to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistYorkshire by Steam 2015

    Yorkshire by Steam - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via its majestic moorland. We take in ancient York, discover delightful Brontë country and embark on scenic railway journeys.

    Scenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £295

    Departures from March to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistYorkshire by Steam 2014

    Yorkshire by Steam - North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via its majestic moorland. We take in ancient York, discover delightful Brontë country and embark on scenic railway journeys.

    Scenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail ToursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £305

    Departures from August to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistPickering 1940s Weekend 2014

    Pickering 1940s Weekend

    Take in the best of Yorkshire as we explore York's rich history and the picturesque rolling Dales. Our highlight is Pickering as it plays host to the Home Front for the annual 'Railway at War' event. 

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpecial Interest Breaks by TrainSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £325

    Departures from October to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistWorcester & The Severn Valley 2014

    Worcester Cathedral

    Discover glorious Worcester and its host of nearby attractions on this superb holiday. From our base in the city we enjoy a tour of its historic centre and take wonderful journeys on nearby heritage railways.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £335

    Departures from September to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistNorwich & Norfolk 2014

    Norwich & Norfolk

    Explore the meandering inland waterways and charming heritage railways of Norfolk on this relaxing holiday. We discover this attractive rural getaway from the historic city of Norwich.

    Escorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £338

    Departures from September to OctoberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistSomerset & The Avon Valley 2014

    Bath

    Discover the delightful West Country on this superb holiday. From our base in lively Bristol, we admire the charming countryside on two heritage railways - and also explore magnificent Bath and historic Wells.

    New ToursScenic Rail HolidaysEscorted Short Train BreaksSteam Rail Tours

    5 days from £385

    Departures from September to SeptemberView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistHighland Fling 2015

    Highland Fling

    Discover the majestic Highlands on this fantastic train holiday. From our base in Fort William, we take in one of the world's most beautiful rail journeys, visit Loch Ness and develop a taste for Highland life.

    City Sightseeing Tours | Luxury Guided City ToursScenic Rail HolidaysSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    7 days from £395

    Departures from February to MarchView MapView tour
  • + Add to shortlistThe Malvern Spring or Autumn Show 2014

    Malvern Show

    From the ancient city of Worcester, we spend a day at the Malvern Spring or Autumn Gardening Show, travel on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway and ride the historic Severn Valley Railway.

    New ToursEscorted Short Train BreaksSpring rail toursEscorted winter and spring rail journeys

    5 days from £395

    Departures from September to SeptemberView MapView tour
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Discover the UK and Ireland’s Best Attractions

The United Kingdom and Ireland are home to a variety of picturesque locations, from rugged coastlines to craggy hills and rolling countryside. Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales each offer their own beauty spots and attractions for you to enjoy. In Ireland sights such as ancient castles are visited as well as whiskey distilleries and cities such as Dublin, giving you a great insight into the country and its sights. England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales also have much to offer visitors to the United Kingdom and those looking to explore their home turf in more detail. As you meander along picturesque land on the way to your next destination, you can sit back and relax from the comfort of your train. An experienced Tour Manager also joins all of our UK train tours to ensure that everything runs smoothly as you travel through the scenic locations. Whether you want to admire the Scottish Highlands or experience the history of the city of York, we can help you choose your ideal break in the UK and Ireland. Browse our selection of holidays to find your ideal train holiday in Ireland or the UK.

Quality

Every aspect of every tour is meticulously planned ensuring a quality experience for our customers

  • Hand-picked hotels
  • Carefully planned itineraries
  • The best rail travel
  • Professional Tour Managers

Value

So much is included in the price maximising your enjoyment and guaranteeing value for money

  • Rail travel and transfers
  • City centre hotels
  • Full programme of excursions
  • Many meals

Pedigree

As part of the GRJ Group, we’ve been the market leading operator of escorted holidays by rail for over 30 years

  • Specialist Tour Advisors
  • Professional, trained Tour Managers
  • Experienced local guides
  • Market-leading holidays

Promise

Book with confidence as your money is protected and we won’t apply any surcharges after you have booked

  • AITO and ABTA members
  • ATOL protected flights
  • No surcharges after you book
  • No late discounts – everyone pays the same
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