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The Railway Touring Company

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Nice trip let down by caterers

Four of us (2couples)travelled to Weymouth on a birthday treat. We were greeted on the platform by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
RockyBoyRubyGirl
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The Waverley experience - such a great day

We boarded the steam locomotive at Leeds en-route to Carlise and the whole trip was such a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MFJB
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The Railway Touring Company has a long established reputation for providing an interesting variety of UK day trips by steam train and tours in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
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14A Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my husbands birthday treat, we had the most fantastic day. Booked Premier class and it was great service with the most charming attendants. Buck’s Fizz, cooked full English breakfast, and a great four course meal on the journey back. The chefs work so...More

Thank Lynne H
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your day with us and managed to do so much in whilst in Worcester. We look forward to welcoming you on board again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tour from London Victoria to Swanage via the heritage line. We travelled first class with the extra supplement for a table for two. Well what’s not to like - tea – as much as you can drink, lite snacks, friendly people and...More

Thank M L
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback in all areas. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us on our day trip The Swanage Belle. I will pass on all your comments and let John know also of your comment. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy RTC day trips and would go on more if more of them started from York or Leeds! They use excellent engines and drive them brilliantly; the food is nice (especially in first or Premier!) and the line guide booklets are highly informative....More

Thank L5162TIhelen
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear you enjoy our day trips. We look forward to welcoming you on board more of them in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us (2couples)travelled to Weymouth on a birthday treat. We were greeted on the platform by a steward who said (in a very loud voice)how excited he was there were so many women on the trip because it meant more ‘tips’! He spent the...More

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RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your day out overall. We have passed your feedback regarding the catering and member of waiting staff on to the catering company. They are looking into this. If you wish to speak with us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded the steam locomotive at Leeds en-route to Carlise and the whole trip was such a great experience.From the catering team, Phillip and his colleagues and Mark and Margaret who were volunteers and knew everything about the train were just so lovely. The food...More

Thank MFJB
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your day with us. We hope to welcome you on board again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This company is run by a bunch of idiots! We paid over £400 to travel by steam train between Taunton in Somerset and Par in Cornwall. On the way back we stopped in Plymouth and were then told the engine didn't have enough coal to...More

Thank Keith S
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We apologise for the issue our train experienced on Sunday. We have looked into what happened and we have written to everyone who travelled with us. If you wish to speak with us about your booking please contact us at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked as a special treat for my partner's birthday and to celebrate my son completing his A levels and what an excellent experience we had. Premier class although expensive was worth every penny, the carriage was beautiful, the meals of excellent quality and the staff,...More

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RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am so pleased you and your son celebrated him completing his A levels and also your partner's birthday with us on our Cumbrian Mountain Express tour behind the Flying Scotsman. I am glad the day, service and food met...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to this day on a steam train very much, and I was not disappointed one bit, even the rain on the windows didn't spoil it for me. We left York station at 9.30 am, and arrived back there at 9.50pm, tired...More

Thank noradavison
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to welcoming you on another tour, in Premier Class, in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another outstanding central European tour traversing the 'little big country' of scenic Slovakia. We started in Bratislava with a buffet lunch and an evening cruise on the Danube - these buffet cruises are becoming most agreeable feature of many RTC tours The 'core' of the...More

Thank 5kas
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. I am very happy to hear you enjoyed such a lovely time with us on our Summer in Slovakia tour.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

A thoroughly pleasant journey on the Dorset Coast Express gently playing on the nostalgia for steam trains. In all honesty, it wasn't clear how much work the 'Union of South Africa' was doing as the heavy lifting coming out of stations was done by the...More

Thank Chris F
RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your recent experience on our Dorset Coast Express tour.

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Coftonowl
19 July 2018|
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Response from Andy R | Reviewed this property |
I think that you can but woukd expect a corkage charge. The on board drinks are normally reasonably priced from my experience
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Patricia P
20 June 2017|
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Response from Shirley E | Reviewed this property |
The person who has answered the question below is quite right. The standard class is just tables in the middle of 4 bench type seats. You can buy bacon rolls and tea or coffee or even take your own food a board. There is no... More
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les317537
20 March 2017|
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Response from 19phil50 | Reviewed this property |
This is a difficult question to answer, as previous answers have said it uses heritage rolling stock, if the user is confined to a wheelchair I would say no, but if the user is able to transfer with only carers help. It... More
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