Testimonials

A few words from some of our happy customers…


Bath Christmas Trip - Just wanted to say that I had an enjoyable trip last year as a first class passenger. It was a fantastic day out and I felt like I had travelled back in time. I can't wait to take another trip!

- Becky Maclaran


Many thanks for a superb day out yesterday to York. Well done all. Pete & Rachel H.

- Peter Hemming


Winter Cumbrian 30th January - A massive thank you to your team that took my Dad and me to Carlisle (from Nuneaton) on the Duchess of Sutherland it was his 80th birthday today (Sunday) and despite an hour delay (no fault of yours) it didn't spoil the day for him, the food was fantastic and the staff were great.

- Ian Arkesden


Thanks a million!!!!!! Dear everyone involved! I would like to send my wife and my sincere thanks to all concerned on yesterday's trip to York behind Duchess of Sutherland! When the 'chips were down' early in the morning with a hour-and-a-half's late departure from March this was swept under the carpet when they got us an extended time in York. It was brilliant! All of your staff on that train worked so hard it made the journey a lot of fun. (Maybe not for them, ha ha ha, or should I say Ho, Ho, Ho?).Anyway, thanks a million and a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year to you all.

- Colin and Valerie Rush


My partner and I travelled on the Royal Duchy last Sunday 28th August, what a fantastic experience. We were in Premier Dining and I just wanted to say thank you for everything, the food, service, the train of course totally fabulous, did not want to get off the train at the end of our day. Would absolutely recommend the experience to anybody, will try to do another trip in the future. Thanks once again for a great day.

- Mr Keith Gladman


This is just to say thank you very much for a hugely enjoyable tour, and the arrangements with Swiss Travel were exemplary. Keith Allwright was an excellent “mother hen”.

- Jeremy Hawes


Andrew - This is a belated thank you for your many kindnesses during our recent Highlights of Germany trip in January. We also found many of the tour guests to be wonderfully helpful making it easier and more enjoyable for us as well.

- Gene H from California


Just like to say how much we enjoyed our long day out touring the Cumbrian coast on Saturday 5th March. Our second trip with you and our first as First Class. Well looked after and excellent food. Only thing we miss out on being in a carriage is actually seeing the stunning sight of the locomotive at full tilt.

- Mrs Patient


Just a short message to thank you for a most enjoyable day out on Sat 20.05 on the CME. Neither engine let us down and both put up excellent performances. Thanks to the respective owners and crews. Also thanks to the stewards in coach E and who really looked after us. It was also a big birthday for me and I received a nice gift from one of the stewards on behalf of and many thanks to all of you

- Mr George Neal


This was the first trip that my wife and I have made with the Railway Touring Company; it will not be our last and we are already planning to spend our little 'bonus' shortly.

- Mr Tim Lovett


Just been on 'The Waverley', hauled by the Flying Scotsman. Had a fantastic day from start to finish. Staff were excellent. Food and service in Premier class were both excellent. This is my third tour with RTC-all were good,but this was by far the best.

- Mr Davies


Sussex Belle - We travelled on the Sussex Belle on Weds 12/12/12. Just to say thanks for a great day out... I had my 4 grandsons with us and they had a brilliant day, absolutely loved meeting Santa on the train, and were very happy with their gifts! Thanks.

- Dave Collins


My birthday present from my wife was a trip last Sunday on The Waverley from York to Carlisle pulled by the magnificent 'Flying Scotsman'. What a wonderful trip and I must compliment all of your staff who made this such a splendid day for us, one never to forget! Thank you.

- Mr Edmonds


Just wanted to let you know that my husband loved every minute of his Flying Scotsman trip last Sunday. The loco has a special meaning for him, as his brother worked on it many years ago, and he has long wanted to do the Settle to Carlisle route. Everything was so well organised and the service and food were excellent. Thank you to all concerned.

- Mrs Jaynoy


White Rose - I have just got home after a wonderful day on your White Rose Special to York. Can I say what a lovely day we have had.  All the staff on the train were fantastic and the catering was excellent.  I noticed on trip advisor people slagging your company off, we'll all I can say is we thoroughly enjoyed our day and will definitely be booking again. Many thanks.

- Murry Goldberg


Winter in Bavaria - An excellent leader who had sound knowledge and looked after the non railway buffs.

- Mr R Edmondson


The Tynesider - My family and I attended The Tynesider trip yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. This was enhanced by the way the staff were so friendly and helpful. I felt that I had to send my thanks to the staff especially "Santa".

- Mrs V Grange


Winter CME - Great trip, scenery and sunset wonderful. The Settle & Carlisle is one of the best trips in the country. Train staff were great and most helpful (we had a steam heating leak under our seat - but were "rehomed" in another carriage without fuss)

- Keith Morris


We travelled on the Cumbrian coast express on the 14th March. We had a wonderful day what a fantastic experience from start to finish and a brilliant way to celebrate my birthday. We will be doing it again. Thanks to everyone particularly the catering staff who worked so hard and managed to serve soup on a moving train.

- Roberta Stokes


I would just like to thank everybody involved with The White Rose Charter from Cambridge to York on 17/12/15. We had a great day out despite many operational problems which were totally out of the control of those organising and running the charter and thoroughly enjoyed the fine running on the return journey back to March station. Well done to all involved.

- Stephen Nederpel


Highlights of Germany 2016 - Excellent tour in all respects despite the changes in itinerary. My 4th European tour with RTC. I will definitely travel with you again in the near future.

- Dr S Bidey