Enjoy a self-guided grand tour of Scotland, England or Ireland by train, all carefully planned and pre-booked for you.
If your idea of a care-free holiday is car free, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our great selection of train holidays throughout the UK and Ireland.
Take a Grand Tour of Scotland by Train, a spectacular fortnight-long trip where you can relax and travel in comfort through stunning landscapes often inaccessible by road, such as the wilds of Rannoch Moor and Scottish Flow Country plus enjoy day-long guided trips of the Isle of Skye and fascinating Orkney.
Another option is to meander Slowly Along the West Highland Line, soaking up the Scottish scenery and atmosphere plus taking a day-trip to the isles of Mull, Iona and Staffa and enjoying a private guided day-tour of Skye.
Classic England by Train is a 12-night circular trip, combining comfortable stays in York, Chester and Bath with exploration of Hadrian’s Wall and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lake District. We’ve sought out cosy and welcoming accommodation and pieced it all together with taxi transfers and days out with local guides, so you can relax and enjoy your own unique journey.
If it’s a trip of a lifetime you’re after, then who not choose to combine the highlights of England and Scotland by rail and Explore Britain by Train?
The trains in Ireland make planning a circular route more challenging. We’ve drawn on our in-depth knowledge and teamed up with local driver-guides to provide a choice of itineraries, from a Grand Tour of Ireland by Train, taking you from East to West and North to South, to a week-long trip featuring top-of-the-range accommodation options, Premier Ireland by Train.
If you’d rather reach for the camera than the gear stick, consider hopping aboard the West Highland Line over the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct or the Settle to Carlisle Railway with beautiful views of the Pennine Hills and the Lake District Fells. Our train trips can even lead you beyond the end of the line to islands such as spectacular Skye, fascinating Orkney or the captivating Irish Aran Islands. What’s more, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to meet and chat with locals and other travellers on such a journey if you wish.
Wherever you choose to go, let us organise the smartest connections, the local guides and the special places to stay; it’s what we do best.
“You could spend a month juggling maps, timetables and guidebooks without coming anywhere near the company’s expertise and astute choice of stopovers, hotels and guest houses…It has been a truly grand ‘grand tour’. “ Steve McClarence, The Times, 31 December 2016.