Rail Holidays UK

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Rail Holidays UK

2020 & 2021 Train Holidays UK

Beautiful landscapes, VIP access to stately homes & first class service all the way, a rail holiday in the UK is an exceptional experience that everyone really must try. Imagine a luxurious cruise but on land where your every need is met and luxury is everywhere you look, that is exactly what a rail holiday UK is.

Taking a train holiday is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience and one that guarantees lasting memories and stories to tell. With beautiful carriages, stewards available 24 hours a day and everything included in he price of your ticket, many are skipping the sea and staying on dry land for their next cruise.

If you have ever dreamed of riding the Orient Express, a rail holiday in the UK is the next best thing. It will give you a taste of what life was like on the Golden Age of travel all for a fraction of the cost. However if you really wish to take in the sights of Europe, take a look at our train holidays Europe.

What is a train holiday?

A train holiday is more than just a destination, it’s about the journey. Much like a cruise at sea, a rail holiday takes you across vast distances in unrivalled levels of comfort. Every ticket guarantees you a seat; a big, plush armchair to be more precise. Should you choose a sleeper journey then you’ll be treated to a surprisingly roomy and comfortable cabin.

Most cabins even include an en-suite and a generous amount of space. Less cupboard and more like a five star hotel room. All these trains also include a dining car and usually a bar car or some sort of lounge as well. During your journey on board, you are free to roam and explore the train as you wish. If you train offers it, you could always treat yourself to a massage in the spa car.

The best thing about a train holiday is the price. Everything in your itinerary is included in the price of your ticket, including the meals that are prepared fresh on board by chefs. Many trips include visits to places of interest such as stately homes, gardens or distilleries, usually with VIP access.

Rail Holidays UK

Rail Holidays UK

The best way to experience luxury travel at its finest while taking in the glorious British countryside is a rail holiday in the UK. With a generous range of journeys on offer with four exceptional trains to choose from, there’s plenty of choice without travelling too far.

A rail holiday in the UK gives you the choice of a day trip or a sleeper holiday. Day trips are perfect for tasting what luxury life is like on the rails and includes everything you would expect just without the cabin and sleeping arrangements.

A sleeper train holiday usually lasts between three and seven nights and usually tours vast distances. While you’re enjoying the luxurious on board you’ll be travelling to your next destination and seeing much more of the country than you would by any other means.

UK Rail Tours

All UK train holidays are day trips only, but don’t let that discourage you. With a wide range of journeys on offer running frequently throughout almost every month of the year, there is plenty to choose from and all at a very low price per ticket.

Whether you are looking to explore the United Kingdom, visit a place of interest or perhaps wanting to visit a Christmas market in style, a UK train holiday is still a memorable day.

You have two choices of train; the Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the famous Venice Simplon Orient Express or the Northern Belle, with beautifully restored 1920’s carriages. Both offer a taste of luxury and no matter what journey you choose, all include a multiple course meal during your trip.

Both trains depart and return from the same station and each journey usually lasts a good portion of the day. The Belmond British Pullman only departs from London Victoria where as the Northern Belle departs from stations all over the country.

When booking, you have the choice of tables; either sharing or private. A sharing table would mean you potentially would be sharing with another couple, where as a private table guarantees a table to yourself.

Belmond British Pullman UK Train Holidays

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Departure London Victoria
Liverpool
Sporting Events
Royal Ascot at Aintree
The British Pullman journey to Royal Ascot
Step aboard one of the most luxurious vintage trains, the British Pullman for a day trip to Royal Ascot. Discounts available
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
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625.00
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660.00
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Dining
Orient Express Style Dinner Experience
The Dinner Hosted by Michel Roux JR
Enjoy a luxury, gourmet experience aboard the British Pullman luxury train, hosted by celebrity chef Michel Roux Junior, discounts available on group bookings.
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
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480.00
£
510.00
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Signature Journeys
Murder Mystery Lunch
Murder Mystery Lunch
There's been a murder on the train! The Murder on the Orient Express is re-created in this murder mystery luxury train experience.
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
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350.00
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370.00
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Departure London Victoria
Winchester
Christmas
Belmond British Pullman Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market by British Pullman luxury train on offer, buy now for extra discounts, limited availability.
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
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450.00
£
475.00
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Departure London Victoria
Warwickshire
Steam Hauled
Belmond British Pullman Warwick Castle by Steam
Warwick Castle by Steam
All aboard the British Pullman luxury steam train to visit Warwick Castle. Book now discounts available.
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
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480.00
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515.00
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The Golden Age of Travel by Steam
The Golden Age of Travel by Steam
Experience the Golden Age of Travel with our luxury train steam journeys, discounts available, buy now - limited availability
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
Price per passenger from
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410.00
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425.00
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Departure London Victoria
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Signature Journeys
British Pullman in Kent
The Golden Age of Travel
Experience The Golden Age of Travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman. A truly exquisite journey taking you back to the 1920's
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
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375.00
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400.00
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The Dinner in association with Tanqueray No. Ten
The Dinner in association with Tanqueray No. Ten
The Dinner in association with Tanqueray No. Ten luxury train journey on the British Pullman, book now, limited availability.
Departing from:
London Victoria
Journey length:
Day Trip
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530.00
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Train Holidays Scotland

A train holiday in Scotland is something very special. Riding the Belmond Royal Scotsman, you’ll be treated to one of the most luxurious trains in the world. Boasting luxurious carriages, a choice of cabins, a well-stocked bar car and even its own spa, journeys are nothing short of exceptional.

The Royal Scotsman offers rail holidays across Scotland, with the occasional journey heading south into England. With a range of journeys available heading in all directions and visiting a wide number of sights, there is plenty of choice when it comes to finding your perfect train holiday.

As a sleeper train, you’ll be given your own private cabin for the duration of the journey. Offering a surprising amount of room, you can use you cabin as you wish or wonder the train and converse with fellow travellers in the lounge.

All journeys visit a number of locations, including stately homes, beautiful gardens and even a distillery. During your time, you are often treated to a private tour and usually VIP access to areas most members of the public are unable to see.

A Scottish rail holiday is one of relaxation and exceptional views. As you travel through the highlands to your next destination, you are invited to relax and unwind as you wish. Much like a cruise, the time is yours to do whatever you wish.

Including in your rail holiday ticket price is everything you could need. Gourmet food for every meal prepared on board by talented chefs. Entry to everything including on your itinerary and of course access to the bar.

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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Western Scenic Wonders
Western Scenic Wonders
Western Scenic Wonders
A captivating three-night journey visiting Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, the Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
3
Nights
Price per passenger from
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4800.00
£
5000.00
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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Taste of the Highlands
Taste of the Highlands
Taste of the Highlands
A two-night adventure straight to the heart of the Scottish Highlands exploring the natural beauty of this magical land
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
2
Nights
Price per passenger from
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3300.00
£
3500.00
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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Scotlands Classic Splendours
Scotland's Classic Splendours
Scotland's Classic Splendours
A classic Scottish seven-night tour venturing through some of Scotland's most iconic scenery
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
4
Nights
Price per passenger from
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6200.00
£
6600.00
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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Scotch Malt Whiskey Tour
Scotch Malt Whisky Tour
Scotch Malt Whisky Tour
A special four-night classic whisky tour through Scotland, partnered with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
4
Nights
Price per passenger from
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5600.00
£
5900.00
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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Heritage Homes and Gardens
Heritage Homes and Gardens
Heritage Homes and Gardens
A luxurious four-night jaunt across Scotland as you explore famous historic houses & gardens
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
4
Nights
Price per passenger from
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5600.00
£
6000.00
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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Grand Western Scenic Wonders Westbound
Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Westbound
Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Westbound
A spellbinding seven-night journey through Scotland's beautiful countryside & historic sites
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
7
Nights
Price per passenger from
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11000.00
£
12700.00
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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Grand Western Scenic Wonders Northbound
Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Northbound
Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Northbound
An inspiring seven-night journey though Scotland, evoking the senses with exceptional scenery
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
7
Nights
Price per passenger from
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11000.00
£
12700.00
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Departure Edinburgh Waverley
Grand Tour of Great Britain
Grand Tour of Great Britain
Grand Tour of Great Britain
A truly unforgettable tour aboard the Royal Scotsman across the Great British countryside
Departing from:
Edinburgh
Journey length:
7
Nights
Price per passenger from
£
7750.00
£
8400.00
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Train Holidays Ireland

Choose a train holiday in Ireland and you’ll be treated to a journey aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian. A modern-take on the luxury Orient Express style train, the Grand Hibernian is equally as luxurious as every other train mentioned, just much newer.

Taking you across Ireland in unrivalled levels of comfort, the Grand Hibernian is the ideal method of transport for taking in the beautiful sights of the Emerald Isle. Like the Royal Scotsman, the Grand Hibernian offers a range of rail holiday options that take you across different routes of Ireland.

Departing and returning to Dublin, journeys last between three and seven nights and including everything in the ticket price. Three gourmet meals a day served fresh on board by talented chefs, entry to all sights outlined in the itinerary including VIP access and of course a bar on board.

The pace of a train holiday in Ireland is very slow and relaxed. Guests take in the beautiful surroundings and relax on the train while you are transported to your next destination. On arrival you spend a morning, afternoon or the day at the place of interest, before boarding the train once more.

With beautifully plush cabins, sleeping on board is just like sleeping in a five star hotel. With plenty of space and your own en-suite, you’ll find life on board a luxury train very comfortable indeed. Plus there’s always the 24 hour steward service should you require anything.

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Departure Dublin Heuston
Gardens and Gallops of Unseen Ireland
Gardens & Gallops of Unseen Ireland
Gardens & Gallops of Unseen Ireland
A four-night luxury sleeper train holiday on the Grand Hibernian, where you'll journey across the Emerald Isle to visit wonderful private homes and gardens.
Departing from:
Dublin
Journey length:
4
Nights
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0.00
£
0.00
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Departure Dublin Heuston
Legends and Loughs
Legends & Loughs
Legends & Loughs
Departing from Dublin, this four-night adventure aboard the Grand Hibernian luxury sleeper train, sends you on a journey to discover the charming Emerald Isle.
Departing from:
Dublin
Journey length:
4
Nights
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5350.00
£
5700.00
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Departure Dublin Heuston
Grand Tour of Ireland Southbound
Grand Tour of Ireland - Southbound
Grand Tour of Ireland - Southbound
This six-night luxury sleeper train holiday in Ireland, takes you on an extraordinary journey to discover the best that the Emerald Isle has to offer.
Departing from:
Dublin
Journey length:
6
Nights
Price per passenger from
£
8375.00
£
8700.00
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Departure Dublin Heuston
A Taste of Ireland with Clodagh McKenna
A Taste of Ireland with Clodagh McKenna
A Taste of Ireland with Clodagh McKenna
The Grand Hibernian luxury sleeper train welcomes you aboard for a culinary journey across Ireland hosted by celebrity TV chef, Clodagh Mckenna.
Departing from:
Dublin
Journey length:
2
Nights
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0.00
£
0.00
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Departure Dublin Heuston
A Taste of Ireland
A Taste of Ireland
A Taste of Ireland
Embark on a two-night journey aboard the Grand Hibernian luxury sleeper train, experience luxury train travel and visit a royal residence in Belfast and the captivating attractions of Kilkenny
Departing from:
Dublin
Journey length:
2
Nights
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3050.00
£
3200.00
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Should I go on a rail holiday?

Without hesitation, absolutely. While cruises of the traditional sense are grand and may take you to more countries, you have so little time to really explore that you never see that country in detail. A train holiday even in the UK offers convenience, relaxation and exceptional sights, most you may never have otherwise seen.

In the early 1900s, a ride on the Orient Express what a grand occasion with many of those returning with stories to tell. No wonder why it’s the most famous train ever to exist. A train holiday offers the same levels of luxury just more attainable than it was.

For something truly unique that requires minimal effort and offers a memorable occasion, a rail holiday is truly unbeatable. Pay the price of the ticket and you’ll enjoy a truly exquisite trip, whether it be just for a day or seven.

Here at LuxuryTrainTickets.com, we’re seeing more and more interest in rail holidays, which is why we’ve been adding more and more journeys. Travellers wish to explore countries at a slower pace and really take in the sights that many will never have the opportunity to see.

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