Rail Holidays UK
(Updated for 2020 Journeys)

Rail Holidays UK

The best train holidays UK for 2020 plus special discount

UK rail holidays are becoming more popular than ever before, and with a number of exceptional journeys aboard some of the world’s most luxurious trains, it’s easy to see why. Brits are taking to the trains for a special day trip, being whisked away for a weekend or enjoying a fully-fledged holiday.

A train holiday in the UK is far more than sitting in a carriage for hours on end. Many holidays top at some of the country’s best destinations to allow you to explore by yourself or for a private tour of a stately home or garden. You’re treated to the very best luxury, with complimentary drinks, multiple courses of the finest cuisine and even entertainment on board.

If you choose for a sleeper train for a rail holiday that lasts a few days up to a week, then you’ll also be treated to luxurious private accommodation complete with en-suite. Imagine a five-star hotel on wheels; that’s precisely what a UK rail holiday is all about, and here at LuxuryTrainTickets.com, we’ve got some of the best deals on the best train vacations in the UK.

UK Rail Holiday Offers, Deals & Discounts

Because UK rail holidays are so popular, prices tend to be fixed whether you book direct with companies such as Northern Belle or Belmond or with a travel agent. Here at LuxuryTrainTickts.com however, we’re able to offer generous discounts on EVERY UK train journey available.

Train Holidays UK Discount Code

Simply use code ‘UKRAIL5’ for a 5% discount on ANY of our train journeys in England, Ireland or Scotland.

Best UK Rail Holidays

The Best UK Rail Holidays

We’ve defined the best UK rail holidays as one’s that offer a lot for little money. With so many tours on offer in the UK and many trains available at different levels of luxury, the price point for holidays can vary massively from £200 per ticket to £10,000+ for ultra-luxurious sleeper trains.

That said you must bear in mind that everything is included in the price. You accommodation, every meal, sometimes even trips to locations are all paid for up-front, making rail holidays very easy to budget for.

Also, most UK rail holidays don’t need to be paid in full. At LuxuryTrainTickets.com for example, you can request to pay a deposit and pay the rest later, or pay in instalments. Simply contact our complimentary concierge service who will be happy to organise this for you at no additional code.

BONUS: For the ultimate journey, see our Orient Express Deals

Scotch Malt Whisky Tour

Scotch Malt Whisky Tour

A special four-night classic whisky tour through Scotland, partnered with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Per Passenger
Scotland's Classic Splendours

Scotland's Classic Splendours

A classic Scottish seven-night tour venturing through some of Scotland's most iconic scenery

Per Passenger
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

Per Passenger
Western Scenic Wonders

Western Scenic Wonders

A captivating three-night journey visiting Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, the Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart

Per Passenger
Cheap Rail Holidays UK

Cheap Rail Holidays UK

You don’t need to spend thousands to enjoy a luxurious UK rail holiday. Tickets can cost as little as £200 per person for a day trip aboard an authentic 1930’s style train, similar to the Orient Express. These journeys may not stop at a specific destination, but allow you to enjoy the glorious British countryside and multiple courses of fine cuisine as you dine in style.

These cheap UK rail holidays depart from all over the UK and offer a large variety of themes and journeys. A popular option for our passengers is to perhaps book a day trip but stay in a local hotel the night before, making a leisurely weekend of it. Take a look at our cheap rail holidays below, and don’t forget to add your ‘UKRAIL5’ discount code for 5% off the advertised prices.

Brief Encounter Afternoon Tea

Brief Encounter Afternoon Tea

Two Great British traditions align

Per Passenger
York at Leisure

York at Leisure

Visit the historic town of York in pure unrivalled luxury

Per Passenger
Brunch aboard the British Pullman

Brunch aboard the British Pullman

All aboard for a fine dining luxury brunch aboard the British Pullman

Per Passenger
Brief Encounter Lunch

Brief Encounter Lunch

A wonderful opportunity to embrace the Golden Age of travel

Per Passenger
Great British Sunday Lunch

Great British Sunday Lunch

A truly indulgent lunch in traditional rain travel luxury

Per Passenger
Champagne Afternoon Tea

Champagne Afternoon Tea

A truly regal afternoon tea aboard the epitome of luxury on rails

Per Passenger
Historic Canterbury

Historic Canterbury

Elegance, opulence & a truly memorable visit to Canterbury

Per Passenger
The Golden Age of Travel

The Golden Age of Travel

The ultimate journey reminiscing to the Golden Age of Travel

Per Passenger
2020 UK Rail Holidays

2020 UK Rail Holidays

With UK train travel being so popular, we highly recommend booking in advance. Therefore we’re pleased to offer journeys up to a year in advance to ensure you get the journey you want and to help you plan ahead. Most train tours don’t need booking too far in advance, a few months is usually ample time and most will even allow for a few weeks ahead where you may be able to find a last minute ticket bargain.

New journeys are being announced all the time and we’re constantly adding new dates to existing holidays as well. If you have something in mind and would rather we did the work for you, our complimentary concierge service can find you the perfect journey and notify you when tickets are available, as soon as they are announced.

Afternoon Tea Journeys

Afternoon Tea

Two Great British traditions align in this wonderful experience

Castles and Gardens Journeys

Castles & Gardens

Visit historic highlights of Great Britain and beyond with a castles & gardens luxury train journey

Historic Venues Journeys

Historic Venues

A luxurious jaunt to a historic venue of the world, from famous country houses to exceptional natural wonders

Scenic Route Journeys

Scenic Routes

Slow, steady, relaxed luxury journeys to indulge and enjoy in pure comfort

Goodwood Journeys

Goodwood

Arrive to Goodwood in style for one of the spectacular annual events

Sport and Social Events

Sport & Social Events

A luxurious day trip to some of the biggest events on the calendar aboard an authentic vintage train

Belmond Royal Scotsman

Rail Holidays in Scotland

Some of the very best train holidays in the world can be found in Scotland. Aboard the Belmond Royal Scotsman, rail holidays in Scotland offer breath-taking views as you meander through the highlands in unrivalled 1930’s opulence. Holidays tend to last three to seven days, during which time you visit some of Scotland’s highlights, experience private tours of stately homes, gardens and distilleries, while back on board you’re treated to nothing less than five-star luxury.

The Belmond Royal Scotsman is a luxury sleeper train, very much in the style of the Orient Express. The carriages are made from fine woods and fabrics, and a 24-hour steward service ensure you always have everything you could possibly want. Your private accommodation is nothing short of exceptional and even includes a private en-suite.

Prices are higher than that of a train holiday in England, however this is the next level in luxury and holidays tend to last much longer and include far more extras. Think of a holiday aboard the Royal Scotsman as a once-in-a-lifetime journey aboard the Orient Express, except without the need to travel to mainland Europe.

Clans, Castles & Isles

Clans, Castles & Isles

Experience Scotland at it's finest with a fully-fledged five-night tour of Scotland's highlights

Per Passenger
Glorious & Grand - A Private Garden Tour

Glorious & Grand - A Private Garden Tour

A journey like no other, step aboard the Royal Scotsman for an exquisite four-night tour

Per Passenger
Grand Taste of the Highlands

Grand Taste of the Highlands

Visit enchanting sites of Scotland's natural beauty as you embark on this glorious five-night tour

Per Passenger
Grand Taste of the Highlands - Northbound

Grand Taste of the Highlands - Northbound

Head further afield northbound for a five-night tour of Scotland's unrivalled natural beauty

Per Passenger
Grand Tour of Great Britain

Grand Tour of Great Britain

A truly unforgettable tour aboard the Royal Scotsman across the Great British countryside

Per Passenger
Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Northbound

Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Northbound

An inspiring seven-night journey though Scotland, evoking the senses with exceptional scenery

Per Passenger
Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Westbound

Grand Western Scenic Wonders - Westbound

A spellbinding seven-night journey through Scotland's beautiful countryside & historic sites

Per Passenger
Heritage Homes & Gardens

Heritage Homes & Gardens

A luxurious four-night jaunt across Scotland as you explore famous historic houses & gardens

Per Passenger
Scotch Malt Whisky Tour

Scotch Malt Whisky Tour

A special four-night classic whisky tour through Scotland, partnered with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Per Passenger
Scotland's Classic Splendours

Scotland's Classic Splendours

A classic Scottish seven-night tour venturing through some of Scotland's most iconic scenery

Per Passenger
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

Per Passenger
Western Scenic Wonders

Western Scenic Wonders

A captivating three-night journey visiting Loch Lomond, Ben Nevis, the Isle of Bute & Mount Stuart

Per Passenger
Belmond Grand Hibernian

Rail Holidays in Ireland

Ireland also has its very own Orient Express style luxury train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Lavished in luxury, a rail holiday in Ireland combines the finest levels of grandeur with beautiful landscapes and some truly memorable locations.

Travelling across the emerald isle, a rail holiday in Ireland takes you to some of the country’s most beautiful locations and offers bespoke tours of homes, gardens and even boat tours to go seal watching. All tours are of course optional and if you prefer to spend time aboard one of the most luxurious trains in the world, you are welcome to do so.

The Belmond Grand Hibernian is perfect for a train holiday in Ireland. Not too dissimilar from the Orient Express, the Grand Hibernian is lavished with luxury throughout every carriage, including your very own private accommodation. Suites are similar to those found in the world’s most glamorous hotels, with fine fabrics and wood panelling, as well as your very own en-suite.

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

Per Passenger
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.

Per Passenger
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 Emeral Isle has to offer.

Per Passenger
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.

Per Passenger
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.

Per Passenger
Benefits of a Rail Holiday

Benefits of a rail holiday

A rail holiday is a truly unique way to spend your vacation. Rather than the hassle of flights and passports, a train holiday is far more relaxed and offers levels of luxury you simply wouldn’t find anywhere else on Earth. Short from staying in an ultra-luxurious hotel, a rail holiday embodies traditional 1920’s or 1930’s opulence, ensuring your every need is taken care of.

Rail holidays are also range in terms of length from a day to a week and offer exceptional value for money when you factor in the accommodation, food and all the tours included within the price. Plus, with many trains running holidays in England, Scotland and Ireland, there are a vast amount of journeys to choose from throughout the year.

Benefits of a UK rail holiday include:

• More relaxed than a traditional holiday
• Great value when you factor in accommodation, food & extras
• Large range of journeys to suite every budget
• Orient Express levels of luxury found no-where else
• Some exceptional sights pass right by your window
• 24-hour steward service for all your needs
• Private accommodation with en-suite
• Holidays across England, Scotland & Ireland
• Exclusive private tours of stately homes, gardens & distilleries
• Discounts available at LuxuryTrainTickets.com

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