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From glorious mountains to rolling hills, rugged coastline and Celtic legends, the UK and Ireland make fantastic destinations for short breaks and scenic getaways. Explore the Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland with Rail Discoveries.

Rail Tours in UK & Ireland

Join Rail Discoveries on an escorted tour in England, Scotland, Ireland, or Wales and immerse yourself in the famous culture and scenery of this beautiful island kingdom. From the rolling hills of the Emerald Isle to the medieval towns of Yorkshire, the UK and Ireland boast enchanting countryside and a wealth of historic monuments.

Walk the cobbled streets of York or visit the annual Flower Show in Harrogate; journey through the Scottish Highlands on a heritage railway journey or experience the Edinburgh Tattoo in wintertime. Alternatively, why not cross the Irish Sea to Douglas and explore one of the UK's most unique outposts - the Isle of Man?

All Rail Discoveries' holidays have one of our experienced Tour Managers travelling with you to ensure that every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly.

We’ve found 26 tours for you matching: UK & Ireland

Yorkshire by Steam (Based in Harrogate)

Discover glorious Yorkshire, from the edge of the rugged Dales to its spectacular coastline, via the majestic North York Moors. Enjoy ancient York, delightful Brontë country and scenic railway journeys.

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2018MayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £390 pp

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Railways of Wales

Explore the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. Enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains and admire delightful towns and ancient history on this Welsh adventure.

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2018MayJunJulAugSepOct

6 days from £535 pp

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The Unspoilt Isles of Scilly

Journey to a hidden treasure of the British Isles, an archipelago off the Cornish coast boasting azure seas and almost tropical climes. By overnight sleeper train from London, discover the glorious Islands of Scilly.

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2018JunAugSep

6 days from £1,110 pp

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West Highlands & Skye

From the proud city of Glasgow, make the exciting journey through the mesmerising scenery of the Scottish Highlands on one of the world's great railways, before visiting the beautiful Isle of Skye.

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2018MayJunSepOct

6 days from £545 pp

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The Isle of Man

A superb tour to the charming Isle of Man, with three full days of varied excursions to the island's old fashioned towns, pretty fishing ports and breathtakingly picturesque coastline on the different historic railways.

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2018MayJunJulAugSep

6 days from £620 pp

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Norwich & Norfolk

Explore the meandering waterways and heritage railways of Norfolk. Based in historic Norwich, this rural getaway takes in the North Norfolk Coast, the royal residence of Sandringham and quaint market towns.

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2018MayJunJulAugSepOct

5 days from £425 pp

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Experience the UK's Famous Railways and Rolling Fields

Rolling green dales, dramatic moorland, seaside promenades, and historic spa towns; there is something for every taste and budget on our rail holidays in the UK and Ireland.

Trains often access places that other modes of transport cannot reach, making a journey by rail one of the most scenic ways to travel. On many of our tours, you will have the chance to experience the charm of a traditional locomotive on a heritage railway such as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway or the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway.

 

 

The destinations on our rail tours have their own special appeal. In Ireland, for example, we contrast the ancient with the modern by including visits to the Blarney Castle in addition to a guided tour of Dublin, giving you a great insight into the country and its sights.

Our fantastic programme of included excursions enhances your holiday further by providing experiences of cultural, historical, or social value.

To ensure that your holiday runs smoothly, all our breaks are accompanied by a professional Tour Manager who will be on hand from the moment the tour begins to answer all of your questions and provide advice and information about the local area. Transport, accommodation, and a range of excursions are also included on our escorted tours.

Choose a holiday from the tour listing above or call one of our friendly Tour Advisors on 01904 730 148 to book your next holiday in the UK and Ireland.

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