Britain by Rail October 2018 | Craig Travel

Britain by Rail October 2018

Britain by Rail
October 9, 2018 to October 22, 2018
14 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging
3.5 Challenging

The United Kingdom, a nation made up of four distinct fascinating cultures and characterised by spectacular scenery, is the destination of this delightful new itinerary.  Join us as we take in the sights of  Britain plus the awe-inspiring landscapes of Wales and Scotland. Discover and experience Great Britain ain an uniquely different way! Sit back and enjoy rides on the British rail network as we journey the length of Britain, taking in the ever changing landscapes of this historic isle. Carefully selected hotel stays (many for two nights) allow us to visit several  incredible landmarks and learn about Britain’s unique history, myths and legends. Legendary steam train journeys through some of the most attractive countryside and across the breathtaking Scottish Highlands await you in this unique rail adventure!  We expect this adventure to fill in quickly so don’t delay, book your places today! 

Alternate Departures

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
CT Rating 3.5 Challenging
3.5 Challenging

As shown, this itinerary involves long travel days, with several early starts and complicated rail itineraries. Rail journeys can and will be rough and many entail difficult access to the carriages.  Walking tours will include cobblestones, slopes, stairs and uneven surfaces. Luggage must be kept to one checked bag per person. Good walking shoes are highly recommended and members must have no mobility issues to fully enjoy this itinerary. Rail schedules are subject to change.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Learn about and ride the London Underground plus explore the city
  • Stays in comfortable hotels in London(2), Bath(2), Llandudno(2), Glasgow(1), Fort William(1), Inverness(2),Edinburgh(2)
  • Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig, crossing the Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • World famous narrow gauge steam trains - Ffestiniog Railway in Wales and the Severn Valley Railway
  • Travel by rail on the Great Western, West Coast, West Highland and Scottish East Coast Lines
  • Whisky tasting in Scotland
  • Edinburgh city tour including the Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada
  • 12 nights at comfortable first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • Travel on a variety of regular and vintage trains and modern climate controlled motor coaches
  • 24 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 12 breakfasts, L - 4 lunches, D - 8 dinners)
  • All entrance fees where visits are indicated
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort, English Tour manager plus local guides
  • Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only* (Join London / Leave Edinburgh)
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s / Fredericton
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Single Supplement

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with a minimum 20 members and on exchange rates, taxes and fees effective June 2017. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 group members.

*Land Only price is based on joining at the hotel in London and leaving at the hotel in Edinburgh. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $314 to $417 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75- 85 will range from $191 to $385 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information.  

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Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018