With holiday options and ideas stacking up thick and fast in your inventory this summer, there are many popular destinations to choose from.
Why not try something a little different?
With more and more Britons choosing overseas destinations, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the most beautiful landscapes can often be found right on our doorstep. Exploring these iconic British areas by steam train is the best way to get a truly spectacular experience but why should you travel on a steam train this summer?
Put the luxury back in travel
With busy airports and crowded motorways, it is easy to forget that travelling is part of the holiday itself. Cramped flights, cars or tour buses tend to take a lot of enjoyment out of your trip and that means your holiday gets off on the wrong foot.
Steam train trips retain the luxury, comfort and finesse of days gone by and allow you to relax during your holiday. Slide back into the seat, roll down the window and breathe in the scent of coal whilst watching the countryside glide by. This certainly takes the stress out of travel and gives you the holiday experience you deserve.
Time to see everything
Steam engine tours and experiences are tailored to ensure that, wherever you plan on visiting, you get to see everything without having to rush around. Simply pick the country, region or area you wish to visit and everything is laid out for you: accommodation, travel, dining arrangements and, most importantly, sights.
This saves you a lot of time trying to organise everything and lets you relax during your holiday. Many major sites of interest are covered both cultural and historical and you are always given free days on which to explore your surroundings.
Visit less-accessible areas
It’s not just major points of interest that are visited during a steam train holiday. Many trains take routes through winding valleys, mountain ranges and isolated parts of countryside, meaning that areas you would not necessarily be able to see can be experienced. From ancient forts and castle to traditional villages, there is plenty to see on a steam train trip.
Great for short breaks
If you’re finding it difficult to free up some time in your schedule, a steam holiday may be the perfect answer. Some trips can be as short as five or eight days, making them ideal for those who want a quick break.
By making your transport part of the experience you also reduce the amount of time wasted on your holiday. With traditional holidays, flights and airport transfers can take up a large amount of time, leaving you feeling fatigued and dissatisfied. Train journeys have the opposite effect, making the journey just as important as the destination.
Many places to choose from
Steam engine trips are extremely diverse and available through many regions of the country, as well as in Europe. Trips range from the valleys and rivers of Northumberland to the wild and rocky coastlines of Torbay and Somerset to the bright tulip fields of Amsterdam and the stunning mountain ranges of Germany.