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Steam Train Tours in Europe

Steam Train Tours

Steam train trips are an ideal way to experience the beautiful European countryside. This is the best way to experience what travel was like during the heyday of steam trains. The UK & Europe are home to a collection of iconic steam trains, and the Jacobite Steam Train is arguably the most famous. Passengers admire some of the most breathtaking Scottish scenery, from Ben Nevis to the 21-arched Glenfinnan Viaduct and Loch Linnhe, on the journey between Fort William and Mallaig. Elsewhere in the UK, the Royal Windsor Steam Express chugs across the River Thames from London to Windsor and showcases lovely sites while indulging guests in a classical English brunch. The North Yorkshire Moors Railroad makes excursions through Yorkshire's wild landscapes on a route that includes some of the oldest railway tunnels in the world.

Steam train rides on the continent are just as noteworthy and are perhaps some of Europe's best-kept secrets. Consider Germany's Brocken Railroad, which is hauled by a steam train engine and takes travelers to the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. Switzerland is known for its scenic rail journeys, and the Furka Steam Railway is no exception, with spectacular views of the Central Alps, the Furka Pass, and the Rhone and Mutt Glaciers. Steam rail tours in Switzerland also include the Brienzer Rothorn Railway, which dates to the 1890s. This mountain train's claim to fame is its red panorama coaches and the opportunity to see more than 690 peaks on the journey. Steam rail tours showcase some of Europe's most renowned trains and spectacular scenery.

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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
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British Parliament Along the Thames
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Strathspey Railway
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
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Edinburgh, the Highlands and Islands
20/Jun
Wayne Thomas
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“Trip escort (Angie) was very helpfull and knowledgeable. Hotels were nicee and in good locations, loved the Kings House location, quite and pretty.
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Best of London & Paris by Rail
19/Jun
Cynthia Hansen
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“This was my first international trip and it was amazing! The sights of London and Paris did not disappoint. The tour manager was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The only negative was the transportation company used in London which was late all 3 days causing us to miss the ceremony at the Tower of London. They should not be used for any future tours.
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Highland Adventure
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“Vacations By Rail did really well in showing us the many facets the Scottish Highlands have to offer. The tour guide was absolutely fabulous and went out of his way to make sure we all had a great time. Only complaint is I didn't want to leave.
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Edinburgh, the Jacobite & Isle of Skye
18/May
Mary
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“As usual, Vacations by Rail came through with an amazing trip. They took care of all the details and we just had fun. The scheduled tours were all excellent yet we had some time to explore on our own. It was great!
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Edinburgh, the Highlands & St Andrews
23 Sep 2023
MITCHELL, PAMELA
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“Exceeded all expectations!! We loved it all!.. great itinerary,and fabulous Tour manager…Roger!! He was ALWAYS positive,enthusiastic and knowledgeable!!! The Best!!
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