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The Railway Touring Company

Address: 14a Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
Phone Number: +44 1553 661500
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Ranked #5 of 9 Activities in King's Lynn
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A terrific day out. Travelling at high speed behind A4 Union of South Africa was a joy. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I travelled first class and thought it good value for money. Plenty of tea, coffee and food each way. The coach was very comfy and clean. All in all a great day. Look forward to travelling... More 

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Hitchin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Took the steam train trip to Lincoln joining at Stevenage. We travelled Premier class which was expensive. The food was fine and plentiful given it was prepared on a train. We had a full English breakfast on the way out and four course dinner on the return. The downside was that it was a very cold day and the heating... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a great day. Train pulled into Slough dead on time, looking amazing. All aboard for a great day of nostalgia. Compfy seats, beautiful laid table, excellent staff, friendly and helpful, could not do enough for you. Lovely food, all served with a smile. Great fun seeing all the train enthusiasts at the train stations and even in fields taking... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Every Xmas we have a family day out on a steam train and this year we went to Worcester - the day was another success - Xmas dinner was excellent and as ever staff were so courteous.

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England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I am putting this review on here as the company have not replied to this trip complaint from the beginning of October. Don't book this this company. They are expensive for what you get. Their organization is poor especially if you are disabled. They offer one thing and you get another. The food in some of the hotels we stayed... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Cumbrian Mountain Express Trip on Saturday 16th August 2014 We are saddened to be writing this review, because we love steam trains and admire the people (quite often volunteers) that work so hard to keep these old trains going. A one day excursion is not cheap and we paid £250 for the 2 of us, which we thought acceptable for... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I booked on the Christmas Rose from London's kings cross to York. Because of rail maintenance the departure had to be move an hour and fifteen minutes earlier. Problem was that there was no earlier train from Ipswich to make the connection. I complained to rail track, and they said they pay compensation in these cases, but I would need... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

tiredlast saturday we boarded a steam train at 6am, the journey was to take us from poole to dartmouth,we were not sure what to expect,it was one of the best adventures ever,we saw some lovely country side,met lovely people, and were looked after so well by all the staff,all our meals were served to us at our tables,chairs so comfy,and... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Train pulled by Union of South Africa steam train which was magnificent when viewed pulling into Newcastle Station for our return journey. Excellent food throughout whole of journey, starting with hearty full English with Buck's Fizz, steak and ale pie for lunch and wonderful soup, pork and cheese cake for dinner. Staff were attentive and nothing was too much trouble.... More 

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Have been on a couple of these trips. The good points: - the steam locomotives, when running, are fantastic; the routes through the English and British countryside are wonderful. The bad points - overall management, administration and customer service by RTC are very, very poor. This results in far too many poor customer experiences, as evidenced by the number of... More 

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