The Railway Touring Company: A different way to see the world



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

Many of the trains 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.

Each year The Railway Touring Company provides an ever-changing programme of tours and even those with the same name or visiting the same country as used in previous years will have a different itinerary and programme of activities.

Their exciting new tours always attract early bookings so they suggest that if you would like to experience one of these tours, you book without hesitation to avoid disappointment.

The Railway Touring Company revisit countries that are always in demand as destinations for their tours, including Switzerland for Swiss Bernese Oberland and Highlights of Switzerland in Autumn. The popularity of this country is evidence of its attractiveness for the perceptive traveller and if you are new to rail tours abroad, they strongly recommend that you consider one of these.

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 when you board your train at London St Pancras, instead of when you arrive at your destination.

For intrepid travellers check out our exciting Worldwide tours: The South African Steam Safari in the landscapes and rich history of the Western Cape Province. The Railway Touring Company’s Australian tour, Trams and Trains in Melbourne, gives you high-speed Vlocity and vintage trains and even some trams!

For an incredible experience, Peru and Bolivia will give you heritage, culture and amazing sights including Machu Picchu and Cusco the capital of the Incas.

Their popular Golden Triangle with Shimla tours are back. These tours include highlights such as the Vintage Railbus, steam from Delhi to Rewari, a private steam charter in Shimla as well as visits to many tourist sites including Taj Mahal and the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. 

Further details of all The Railway Touring Company tours can be found by visiting their website or telephone 01553 661500.


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