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The Railway Touring Company

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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About The Railway Touring Company
The Railway Touring Company has a long established reputation for providing an interesting variety of UK day trips by steam train and tours in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
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OnAir813462 wrote a review Yesterday
St Helens, United Kingdom1 contribution
Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express on Saturday the 22nd of January 2022 First time on a steam train excursion. Really enjoyed the day. Coach was comfortable and a little warm at times until we realised you could turn heating off. For photographers on the journey to Carlisle on the Settle route, steam is on the right side of the coach, so makes photography a little awkward, was clear on the other side coming back so choose left side of the coach is my advice. Carlisle wasn't very exciting although we ate well at Francos. The reason for 4 stars is that the Buffet for those of us who couldn't afford the dining option, was mediocre. The light wasn't great when getting to Carnforth and beyond but that's down to the time of the year.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from RTCUK2, Manager at The Railway Touring Company
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Thank you for your comments following your experience on our Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express trip on Saturday. We are so glad you really enjoyed your day on board. We will pass your feedback on the buffet car on to the catering company. We hope to see you again soon.
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Michael S wrote a review Yesterday
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First class in every respect. In particular the food, served on hot plates by friendly efficient staff. The coach was luxurious (we travelled premiere class) and what a luxury not be driving and to have a drink from the well stocked bar. if you do travel premiere, forget the take away coffee when you arrive at the station early morning, we were served coffee and tea shortly after departure. We will definitely travel again.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from RTCUK2, Manager at The Railway Touring Company
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Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience on our Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express trip. We are so happy you enjoyed your Premier Class experience on board. We look forward to welcoming you on board again soon.
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David Walker wrote a review Jan 23
Oldham, United Kingdom1 contribution
I traveled on the Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express on Saturday the 22nd of January 2022 . The whole experience was fabulous from start to finish. The staff on the train were excellent and I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is planning a day out to give one of the Railway Touring Companies day trips a go . Thanks again for a brilliant day out .
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from RTCUK2, Manager at The Railway Touring Company
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Thank you for your feedback following your day with us on Saturday on our Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express trip. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience. Your comments will be passed on to all involved. We hope to welcome you on board again soon.
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Jane S wrote a review Dec 2021
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Fabulous trip from Newcastle to Edinburgh on 11th December 2021. The train carriage itself was very cosy. The staff where extremely helpful and hard working and determined to give customers an excellent experience. Tea or coffee was served once we have boarded the train and our breakfast bacon bap, followed by a choice of muffin was very welcome. Later on, we were served with a mince pie and mulled wine which was really nice. Two lovely elves passed through the train. Whilst we spent some time in Edinburgh, the staff had prepared our tables with any drinks that had been ordered, along with a selection of sandwiches and a scone which was served with tea or coffee. The carriage was warm though could be ventilated by opening the window. Staff were masked as were other guests unless eating or drinking. Thanks to everyone for giving us a memorable treat. It was very special.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from RTCUK2, Manager at The Railway Touring Company
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your comments following your recent experience on our Edinburgh Christmas Market trip. We are so pleased you had a fabulous time with us on board. You can be assured that we will always follow the current Covid guidelines to keep all of our passengers and staff safe. Your thanks will be passed on to all involved. Please come and join us for another day out very soon.
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Ken Hathaway wrote a review Dec 2021
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Hi Many Thanks for a great day on the Duchess to York. The Staff were great and in a good festive mood. Kind Regards Ken.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Response from RTCUK2, Manager at The Railway Touring Company
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Ken for your feedback on your recent day out with us. We are so pleased you had a great day on board. Your comments will be passed on to all of our staff. We hope to see you again soon.
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