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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 #1 of 5 activities in King's Lynn
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Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

On Saturday 12/04/14 a group of 5 of us had the pleasure of traveling on the Cumbrian Coast Express. We joined the train at Rugby (it was dead on time) and stayed with it until our return to Rugby, except for a 2 hour break in Carlisle. The staff were informative and helpful and we were supplied with booklets detailing... More

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Hampshire
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19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The important point about these trips with steam is that so much hinges on what happens on the day and also how the national network handles the train that there is always an element of uncertainty that the organisers often don't have much control over. But when it works, as with the Cumbrian Coast Express to Carlisle on April 12th,... More

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North East Coast
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57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

You have to take the advertised itinerary of this company with a strong pinch of salt and realise you are booking up "for the experience". Then you will enjoy an interesting day out. I don't think the trips are intended as a means of transportation from A to B and back again. That said, this was our third trip with... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Booked up this trip as a surprise for a birthday treat,The description on advert & website was ideal ,Steam train journey around local area ,Gave a detailed description of trip.Paid £260.00 as sounded worth it ,received e-ticket, along with the e-ticket we received an email stating that due events out of there control part of the journey was cancelled as... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express - 25th January. Travelled Premier Dining Class with my Wife (Gift for a special occasion). Paid extra for 2 seats together. Cost of day £398. Empty train arrived Manchester with windows streaming condensation and remained so for whole day. Could not clearly see scenery. Return journey miserable affair. No heating between Carlisle and Manchester. Like... More

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

First trip of this kind for use, we were not dissapppointed it was truely amazing! Throughly enjoyed every aspect. Food, service and train itself. Very clean and gorgeous re-fit of an by gone time of steam engine travel. Definate 5 *

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I organised a trip for myself, my girlfriend and another couple on the Cumbrian Mountain Express tour on 8th March. Booking was easy, all done via the website and we received an e-ticket about a week beforehand. The day itself was great. The staff were friendly and helpful, the carriages were clean, warm and comfortable and the train ran to... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Booked my elderly parents on the Winter Cumbrian Express 2 trip to Carlisle a couple of weeks ago. After reading the recent mixed reviews of this company, I was a little hesitant... I needn't have worried. They absolutely loved it! I bought them premier class tickets with a 2-seater dining option - completely worth it, in their opinion. The premier... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After reading some of your reviews, I was a little apprehensive about this trip (8th March) - I need not have worried! The four of us had a wonderful day from start to finish, and returned with some very happy memories. The food and service on Premier class were both excellent (especially the catering staff - nothing was too much... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our "Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express" Day Tour with this company on 15th Feb., 2014, travelling from Preston to Carlisle over Shap and returning through Settle. Our Premier Class coach was sumptuously comfortable, like trains used to be, and the food was so good that we marvelled at the skill of the caterers, 'The Gravy Train', who exceeded... More

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