As well as our wide range of steam hauled daytrips within the UK, many of which start from London stations, The Railway Touring Company also offers many different destinations within Europe, including Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria and Germany.
Many of the trains are specially chartered for our 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 we provide 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. Our new tours always attract early bookings in good numbers so we suggest that if your choice is one of these tours, you book without hesitation to avoid disappointment.
We revisit countries that are always in demand as destinations for our tours including Switzerland for Swiss Bernese Oberland and Lucerne and Swiss Alps. The popularity of this venue is evidence of its attractiveness for the perceptive traveller and if you are new to rail tours abroad we strongly recommend that you consider one of these.
In April 2018 we are offering a tour combining steam in Germany and Czech Republic, our Spring in Saxony and Bohemia tour, this tour also includes the Steam Locomotive Festival in Dresden.
Many of our 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.
For tours further afield we offer our tours in South America in the Autumn most years. We also have a tour to Sri Lanka in the Spring, which features the Viceroy Special train and one to India in Spring of 2018 with features including steam on the Darjeeling Railway.
Further details of all of our tours, including those within the UK and further afield can be found by visiting our website www.railwaytouring.net