Guided rail tours

We say
If you hanker after the golden age of steam, or would just like to explore some scenic corners of Britain on a series of historic rail routes, these tours might be for you. Highlights include the Jacobite Steam Train on the West Highland Line and the Snaefell Mountain Railway on the Isle of Man. Small guided groups ensure you'll be amongst likeminded company.

Recommended tour operator: Travelsphere

Travelsphere says

The UK’s rail heritage is the stuff of legend – our nation pioneered rail travel and, whether you’re a rail enthusiast or just like the idea of letting the train take the strain, our escorted rail holidays are a wonderful way to explore the beauty of the UK, with a hefty dose of nostalgia.

  • Historic trains
  • Guided tours
  • Small groups

We are currently offering a choice of trips in the Isle of Man and the Scottish Highlands.

Our Isle of Man Heritage Rail Adventure is a five-day trip packed with wonderful rail journeys. Take the steam train to Port Erin and Castletown, the Douglas Manx electric railway to Laxey, Ramsey and Peel, and experience the Snaefell Mountain Railway. On a clear day, you can see England, Wales and Scotland from the peak.

Accommodation in a four-star hotel in Douglas, with breakfast and two dinners, is included in the price, as are porterage, excursions, our tour guide and an Isle of Man heritage pass. Subject to availability, you can opt to travel by air or catamaran from Liverpool.

On our five-day¬†Great Railways of the Scottish Highlands holiday, you’ll be immersed in Scotland’s fascinating heritage. We’ll take you on the Jacobite Steam Train on the West Highland Line, visit the Culloden battlefield on the Strathspey Steam Railway and visit the Kyle of Lochalsh, Loch Ness, and cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Of course, we’ve also included a whisky tasting.

Half-board accommodation in a comfortable three-star hotel in Inverness is included, together with porterage, excursions and our tour guide.

Find out more about our escorted rail tours in the Isle of Man and Scotland.

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