The Railway Touring Company special offers to celebrate 25 years

The Railway Touring Company offers many different destinations within Europe, including Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria and Germany.

For 2022, its 25th year, the touring company are offering over 20 European and more than 20 UK rail-based holidays in the programme.

The 2020 winner of the British Travel Awards Small Best Specialist Interest Holiday Company has a 24 year ‘track’ record of organising heritage rail themed holidays combining unusual routes and historic trains (often chartered for the exclusive use of its travellers) to captivate rail enthusiasts along with dramatic scenery, cultural interest and good food to appeal to those simply seeking a memorable journey.

There are several options for Switzerland.  ‘The Alpine Steam Express’, ‘Highlights of Switzerland in Autumn’ and ‘The Swiss Bernese Oberland’ tours all provide stunning scenery.  For amazing views, The Railway Touring Company also has holidays exploring the railways of Venice and Northern Italy and the Norwegian Fjords.

Ireland, with The Emerald Explorer, and the Isle of Man, with the Isle of Man Adventure, are both new to The Railway Touring Company’s holiday offering for 2022. 

Many of the holidays within Europe offer trains which are specially chartered for their tour party and some travel over unusual routes rarely used by passenger trains. An interesting variety of steam and diesel locomotives representing various track gauges are included.

Many of The Railway Touring Company’s European tours in Western Europe include travel by Eurostar, a much more relaxed way to start your European holiday than the hustle and bustle of an airport; your holiday truly starts from London St Pancras, instead of when you arrive at your destination.

Further details of all of our tours, including those within the UK and further afield can be found by visiting their website

Sam Hewitt