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Classic England by Train

The historic Roman baths of Bath, England

Best Time To Go

Mar-Nov. See each location at its best early or late in the season.

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…extend your holiday to include a couple of nights in London?

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The historic Roman baths of Bath, England

Classic England by Train

Best Time To Go

Mar-Nov. See each location at its best early or late in the season.

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…extend your holiday to include a couple of nights in London?

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Explore the diversity and history of England by train, visiting York, Hadrian's Wall, the Lake District, Chester and Bath.

Featuring two UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the country’s finest historical attractions, this carefully curated holiday gives a wonderful overview of the best that England has to offer. Traverse the English landscape by train, ride a steamer on Ullswater and enjoy wonderful private guided excursions around Hadrian’s Wall and off the beaten track in the Cotswolds.

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Day One – Towards the Ancient City of York

Day Two & Three – Exploring York

Day Four – Heading North to Haydon Bridge

Day Five – Heed the Call of Hadrian’s Wall!

Day Six – Continue by Train to the Lake District

Day Seven – A Private Guided Tour of the Lake District

Day Eight – Steam Around the Lake at Your Leisure

Day Nine – Onwards to Charming and Ancient Chester

Day Ten – Chester at Your Feet

Day Eleven – To the Beguiling City of Bath

Day Twelve – A Private Guided Day Out to the Cotswolds

Day Thirteen – A Final Train Journey from Bath to London

Sustainable Travel

This holiday is part of our ever-growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach destinations around England without the need to drive. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally owned small accommodation and a local guides on this holiday.


Spend three nights in York, two in Haydon Bridge, three in the Lake District, two in Chester, and finish with two nights in the historic city of Bath.

The tour is described here as starting and ending in London, but we would be delighted to customise it to suit.


£2645 per person in March & November, £2725 per person in April & October and £2845 per person in May to September.

Prices are based on two adults sharing a double or twin en-suite room for 12 nights on a bed and breakfast basis in our hand-picked selection of small hotels and guest houses; standard-class train travel from London to York, York to Haydon Bridge, Haydon Bridge to Penrith, Penrith to Chester, Chester to Bath and Bath to London; transfers in the Lake District; a York Pass; a private guided day out on Hadrian’s Wall; a ‘Round the Lake’ pass for Ullswater and a guided tour from Bath to the Cotswolds.

For a supplement, we would be happy to upgrade train travel to first class where available.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

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