Travelling on 19 steam railways and a tramway; journeying by train across Brunel’s Royal Albert Saltash Bridge en route to Looe; visiting museums, and hopping aboard the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, these are just some of the steam train enthusiasts’ wishlist experiences on the UK Heritage Railways Tour that kicks off in London on 27 June 2017.
Railway Tours Worldwide, together with McLachlan Experiences, has put together a unique group (maximum 30 participants) tour that goes where individual steam enthusiasts generally find almost impossible to organise for themselves. On the UK Heritage Railways Tour everything will be organised from excellent accommodation including dinners and breakfasts, coach touring, tickets for rides on the heritage railways, to taking passengers to visit hidden gems.
Britain is the home of heritage railways with most “getting up steam” at weekends and sometimes during the week for the most part of the year. Every weekend, thousands of volunteers go to work on these railways and many volunteers will steam up their historic locos so that visitors can enjoy a nostalgic trip back in time. Throughout Britain in the rural valleys you will see a plume of steam as these wonderful old machines haul their visitors between villages as they have done for decades. The choice of heritage railways is incredible with some having a track of only a mile or two while others have extensive rail networks.
The tour commences in London on 27 June 2017 and is restricted to 30 participants with places filling up fast.