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The Railway Touring Company Day Tours

14a Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
01553 661500
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Ranked #2 of 5 Activities in King's Lynn
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luzern
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

there is no answer to different mail inquiries even i have insisted to give answer to various questions on the beginning of a trip such as meeting point, ect. very very bad behavoiur and no repley from the administration -be aware that they will not contact you at any time at all !!! the administration ist very bad in terms... More

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Coventry
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We travelled on this train on 25th August. We paid for 1st Class and a table for two, so it's fairly pricey but worth it. You get a very comfortable seat and a decent window, so different from modern rolling stock. However people do need to be aware that all of this is vintage equipment. The carriages are at least... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Bought husband a surprise journey to Weymouth up graded to first class what a joke. Buffet car was disappointing, coffee served in polystyrene cups and not good coffee, poor choice of food as it was going to be along journey choices could be better, cake I bought was out of date perhaps it was left over from a bygone time,... More

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East midlands
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on the Buxton Express. Good start times and plenty of time being pulled by the steam train. Staff courteous polite and all volunteers! Atmosphere during the day was fun and we met lots of great people. The weather was not good but that is not the touring company's problem!! We made the best of dodging showers and had... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Really excellent trip despite the British Summer Weather, well organised and I really recommend the first class service. (sadly no premier service on this one). There are plenty of chances to snap the engine as it runs around the train for direction changes and the scenery is stunning on the clime to Blaenau Ffestiniog- the fish and chips from the... More

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Runcorn, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our first trip, we did the North Wales Coast Express, it exceeded our expectations. We went first class and its well worth it. On time at every station. Plenty of staff on board and they were very attentive. Taking on water and changing engines meant time to go and look at the engine properly which was great. (This isn't The... More

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York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My father went on the waverley, york to carlisle, they had deisel train all way to Carlisle , because of fireman strike, however my father had phoned beforehand to check and nothing was mentioned of this nor was it mentioned on there confirmation letter , this said that we have pleasure in confirming that all the route would be steam... More

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Back in April, we booked and paid for a July trip on The Waverley for my father's 80th birthday and he's been looking forward to it ever since. 8 days prior to departure we received a scrappy, dismissive and badly-written, standard letter by post, cancelling the trip and blaming Network Rail but with no explanation. The Railway Touring Company could... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Went on the Cumbrian Mountain Express which I had looked forward to for some while but was disappointed to find that the starting point had been changed which meant instead of leaving at 7.20am we would have to leave at 5.40am to avoid this I had to drive to another town and pick the train up there. Disappointment again as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I booked this trip as a surprise for my wife on her retirement - steam hauled train from Victoria to Weymouth and back leaving at 08.44. Travelled in First Class - very comfortable old fashioned Pullman type furnishings. Morning coffee and afternoon tea served by ex Pullman Steward - such style - those were the days! Wonderful trip to Weymouth... More

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