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ABTA No. Y0113Compass Tours is a leading operator of Great British Railway Journeys across the UK Rail network.

We now offer a bigger and better selection of trips than ever before, many of our tours are old favourites such as journeys over the Settle to Carlisle line or along various Scottish Highland railways.

Come and join the UKs friendliest and most popular rail operator for your day out or holiday!

Compass Tours is proud to be the only UK based rail tour operator which is a member of ABTA, the UKs leading and most recognised travel association (ABTA No. Y0113).

OUR CURRENT TOUR PROGRAMME



Compass Tours 'The Devonian' on the Dawlish Sea Wall

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The Devonian

Departing from: Southport, Burscough Bridge, Parbold, Wigan Wallgate, Warrington Bank Quay, Crewe & Shrewsbury to Exeter, Torquay & Paignton

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Lochalsh-Eilean Ban

Friday 25th April 2014

The Lochalsh Highlander

EARLY BIRD TOUR

Departing from: Crewe, Preston & Carlisle to Kyle of Lochalsh.

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Glasgow PeoplesPalace

Monday 5th May 2014

The North Wales Scotsman

In partnership with the Diocese of St Asaph

Departing from: Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Flint, Chester, & Frodsham to Glasgow.

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Ribblehead 2

Saturday 10th May 2014

The Sussex Belle Express

Departing from: Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Warrington, Crewe, Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Wellington, Telford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham International & Coventry to Eastbourne & Brighton.

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Ribblehead 2

Saturday 17th May 2014

The Cumbrian Moorlander

Departing from: Grantham, Bottesford, Bingham, Radcliffe, Netherfield, Nottingham, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Rotherham, Swinton & Moorthorpe to Carlisle via the famous Settle & Carlisle line.

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Friday 30th May 2014

The Overnight Highlander

EARLY BIRD TOUR

Departing from: Crewe & Preston to Inverness.

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Friday 6th June 2014

The Highland Clansman

Departing from: Darlington, Durham, Chester le Street & Newcastle to Pitlochry or Aviemore.

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Ribblehead 2

Sunday 15th June 2014

The Cumbrian Moorlander

Departing from: Holyhead, Llanfairpwill, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Shotton, Chester, Helsby, Frodsham & Warrington Bank Quay to Carlisle via the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway Line

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Saturday 28th June 2014

Chester & North Wales Explorer

Departing from: Ayr, Prestwick Town, Troon, Kilmarnock, Auchinleck, Dumfries, Annan, Gretna Green, Carlisle & Penrith to Chester & North Wales.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 5th July 2014

Chester & North Wales Explorer

Departing from: Bishop Auckland, Shildon, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk & York to Chester & North Wales.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Friday 11th July 2014

The White Rose Moorlander

Departing from: Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Dunbar, Drem, Longniddry, Musselburgh, Edinburgh Waverley, Kirknewton, Lockerbie & Carlisle York via the famous Settle & Carlisle Rail Railway Line.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 26th July 2014

The White Rose Moorlander

Departing from: Perth, Dunblane, Stirling, Larbert, Cumbernauld, Coatbridge Central, Wishaw, Carluke, Carstairs, Lockerbie & Carlisle to York via the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway Line.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Dundee Discovery

Saturday 9th August 2014

The Forth & Tay Bridge Explorer

Departing from: Spondon, Long Eaton, Beeston, Nottingham, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Meadow Hall, Rotherham, Swinton & Moorthorpe to Dundee via the Forth & Tay bridges.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Friday 22nd August 2014

The Forth & Tay Bridges Express

Departing from: Nuneaton, Hinckley, South Wigston, Leicester, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Stamford, Peterborough, Grantham & Newark Northgate Dundee via the Forth & Tay Bridges.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Cardiff MillenniumCentre

Saturday 6th September 2014

The Heart of Wales Scenic Rambler

Departing from: Barrow In Furness, Ulverston, Grange Over Sands, Arnside, Carnforth, Lancaster, Preston, Wigan, Warrington Crewe & Shrewsbury to Cardiff via the scenic Heart of Wales Rail Line.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 27th to Monday 29th September 2014

The West Highlander - Oban

Departing from: Newport, Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury, Whitchurch, Crewe, Warrington, Wigan, Euxton, Preston & Carlisle to Oban.
A 3-day weekend break by rail to the Scottish Highlands inclusive of 2 nights stay in quality hotel accommodation in the Oban area.
This tour includes our Premier Dining option.

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Highlands Castle 5

Saturday 4th to Monday 6th October 2014

The West Highlander - Inveraray

Departing from: Crewe, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Wakefield, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham & Chester-le-Street to Oban.

A 3-day weekend break by rail to the Scottish Highlands inclusive of 2 nights stay at the luxury Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, Inveraray.
This tour includes our Premier Dining option.

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Highlands Misc 3

Saturday 18th to Monday 20th October 2014

The Autumn Highlander - Aviemore

Departing from: Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Chester, Delamere, Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham, Stockport, Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Preston, & Carlisle to Aviemore.
A 3-day weekend break by rail to the Scottish Highlands inclusive of 2 nights stay in quality hotel accommodation in the Aviemore area.
This tour includes our Premier Dining option.

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Highlands Castle 2

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th October 2014

The Autumn Highlander - Aviemore

Departing from: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Bedworth, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley, Stoke On Trent, Kidsgrove, Crewe, Warrington, Wigan, Euxton, Preston, & Carlisle to Aviemore.
A 3-day weekend break by rail to the Scottish Highlands inclusive of 2 nights stay in quality hotel accommodation in the Aviemore area.
This tour includes our Premier Dining option.

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Northern Belle & British Pullman

by Venice Simplon Orient Express

We are delighted to be agents for legendary Venice Simplon-Orient Express operated trains, The Northern Belle & The British Pullman. You can book a selection of tours on the Northern Belle and the British Pullman through us online or by calling our office on 0151 7221147 where our booking agents will be happy to assist in giving you a perfect day to remember!

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Lochalsh-Eilean Donan castle

Friday 25th April 2014

The Lochalsh Highlander

Departing from: Wishaw, Coatbridge Central, Cumbernauld, Larbert, Stirling, Dunblane & Perth to Kyle of Lochalsh.

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Friday 2nd May 2014

The Robbie Burns Express

In partnership with the Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association

Departing from: Hooton, Chester, Mouldsworth, Cuddington, Greenbank, Northwich, Plumley, Knutsford, Mobberley, Hale, Altrincham, Stockport, Manchester, Bolton, Chorley & Preston to Dumfries, Kilmarnock or Ayr.

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Cardiff MillenniumCentre

Wednesday 7th May 2014

The Heart of Wales Scenic Rambler

Departing from: Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Wakefield Kirkgate & Huddersfield to Cardiff via the Heart of Wales line.

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Ribblehead 2

Saturday 10th May 2014

Day Excursion to London

Departing from: Whitchurch, Shrewsbury, Wellington & Telford to London.

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Ribblehead 2

Wednesday 28th May 2014

The Canterbury Tales Explorer

Departing from: Crewe, Marple, New Mills Central, Chinley, Grindleford, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Langley Mill, East Midlands Parkway, Loughborough & Leicester to Canterbury.

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Friday 30th May 2014

The Forth & Tay Highlander

Departing from: Carlisle, Newcastle, Cramlington, Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick, Dunbar, Drem, Longniddry, Musselburgh & Edinburgh to Inverness via the Forth Bridge.

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Loch Long

Saturday 7th June 2014

The Highland Clansman

Departing from: Saltburn, Redcar Central, Middlesborough, Thornaby, Stockton, Billingham, Hartlepool, Sunderland & Newcastle Central to Pitlochry or Aviemore.

Limited availability in First Class.
Standard Class - FULLY BOOKED.

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Saturday 21st June 2014

The Dorset Coast Express

Departing from: Hereford, Ledbury, Great Malvern, Worcester Foregate St, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster, Stourbridge Junction, Rowley Regis, Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby, Northampton & Milton Keynes to Bournemouth & Weymouth.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 28th June 2014

Anglesey & Holyhead Express

Departing from: Preston to Holyhead via North Wales Coast.

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Saturday 5th July 2014

Anglesey & Holyhead Express

Departing from: Stockport to Holyhead via the North Wales Coast.

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Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The Forth & Tay Bridges Express

Departing from: Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Shrewsbury, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western & Preston to Dundee via the Forth & Tay Bridges.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 2nd August 2014

The Forth & Tay Bridge Explorer

Departing from: Scarborough, Seamer, Malton, York, Thirsk, Northallerton & Darlington to Dundee via the Forth & Tay bridges.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 16th August 2014

The Heart of Wales Scenic Rambler

Departing from: Grantham , Bottesford, Bingham, Radcliffe, Netherfield, Nottingham, Tutbury & Hatton, Uttoxeter, Blythe Bridge & Stoke to Cardiff via the Heart of Wales Line.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Friday 29th August 2014

The Edinburgh Festival Moorlander

Departing from: Darlington, Northallerton, Thirsk, York, Skipton & Hellifield to Edinburgh via the famous Settle & Carlisle Railway Line.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 13th Septemeber 2014

The Cumbrian Coast Express

Departing from: Saltburn, Redcar Central, Middlesbrough, Thornaby, Eaglescliffe & Darlington to Carlisle.
Outbourd via the Tyne Valley.
Returning via the Cumbrian Coast.

This tour includes Premier Dining.

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Saturday 4th to Monday 6th October 2014

The West Highlander - Oban

Departing from: Crewe, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Wakefield, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham & Chester-le-Street to Oban.

A 3-day weekend break by rail to the Scottish Highlands inclusive of 2 nights stay in quality hotel accommodation in the Oban area.
This tour includes our Premier Dining option.

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Saturday 18th to Monday 20th October 2014

The Autumn Highlander - Inverness

Departing from: Holyhead, Llanfairpwll, Bangor, Llandudno Junction, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Flint, Chester, Delamere, Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham, Stockport, Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Preston, & Carlisle to Inverness.
A 3-day weekend break by rail to the Scottish Highlands inclusive of 2 nights stay in quality hotel accommodation in the Inverness area.
This tour includes our Premier Dining option.

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Highlands Castle 1

Saturday 25th to Monday 27th October 2014

The Autumn Highlander - Inverness

Departing from: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry, Bedworth, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Rugeley, Stoke On Trent, Kidsgrove, Crewe, Warrington, Wigan, Euxton, Preston, & Carlisle to Inverness.
A 3-day weekend break by rail to the Scottish Highlands inclusive of 2 nights stay in quality hotel accommodation in the Inverness area.
This tour includes our Premier Dining option.

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RailTrail :: Quality Escorted Holidays by Train

RailTrail

Quality Escorted Holidays by Rail

Departing from: Your local station, we are delighted to offer quality UK breaks by scheduled train through RailTrail Tours Ltd. The tours can be joined from any UK rail station and include all accommodation, a dedicated tour manager and excursions on the days whilst your away.

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