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Address: 14A Tuesday Market Place, King's Lynn PE30 1JN, England
Phone Number:
+44 1553 661500
09:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:45 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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Fabulous day on Premier Day Trip to Carlise

I saw this all day trip advertised in a local paper and decided to book the premier service for 4th March. We left Euston Station London at 7.10 am and proceeded to the known... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we would like to try another tour, this time to the Czech republic. Met at Stansted for our flight on Ryanair. Took 1 hour for bag drop, not very efficient. Once through flight full, but on time. Met in Prgue and bussed up to Liberec. Two days of standard guage steam train around North Bohemia. Very good trips with... More 

Thank Fossil01
Northampton, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A birthday surprise for my brother. Could not have chosen anything better. We chose the Cumbriqn Mountain Express trip. Had organised Premium package that included First Class travel, breakfast, light lunch and four course dinner. The staff were excellent, friendly attentive, organised and very efficient. This is an experience organised by a group of companies that each focus on their... More 

Thank David L
Letchworth UK
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78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Travelled on the Cumbrian Mountain express on Saturday 22nd.April .From the start there were problems as the locomotive rostered to haul the train from Euston failed and another had to be found.Delays due to this accumulated throughout the trip. The Railway Touruing Company train manager did everything in his power to alleviate problems resulting from these delays.However due to various... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A long day, but really great. You pick the train up at 8 am at three bridges and meander through the countryside to Bath. You stop off at a couple of stations for water breaks ( for the train that is), and arrive back approx 9.30 pm. You can get breakfast lunch and afternoon tea on the train or just... More 

Thank Shirley E
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I saw this all day trip advertised in a local paper and decided to book the premier service for 4th March. We left Euston Station London at 7.10 am and proceeded to the known pick-ups, before continuing our journey to Carlise. Walking to our carriage I had a thrill as we approached our first class carriage, with the tables laid... More 

1 Thank thegraduate31
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A most enjoyable and satisfying tour in Austria and Bohemia. The main activities were railway based but also opportunity to see the beautiful cities of Vienna, Pilsen and Prague, as well as smaller towns of Gmund and Trebon. Once out of Vienna the countryside was snow covered. Scenery varied from flat farmland to more hilly terrain and into mixed forests... More 

Thank 5kas
Rugby, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

First class Premier carriage; First class service; First class staff; First class organisation.Excellent food . I think the heading within Google search for a review written in 2012 is very out of date and very unfair. "You have been warned" which it states in capitals should read "Warned not to miss this company ". With a friend, we recently took... More 

Thank benno448
Heysham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A fantastic steam-hauled day out from Manchester Victoria, around Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Lancashire, with enough time to explore Buxton. As usual on these trips, Premier Dining was well worth it, with first class service and restaurant quality food prepared and served on the move by Gravy Train Catering. The staff, paid and unpaid, are helpful, polite and courteous.... More 

Thank Neil H
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our trip was CANCELLED FOUR TIMES with nothing but blame being passed on to the volunteers. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY, this company will do nothing but let you down and blame anyone but themselves

Thank janewills672017
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Originally booked this last September, as advertised, for my three grown up sons and myself. The week before, I became aware, via enthusiasts websites, that this train would not run as intended and would run from Carnforth to Carlisle and back via Shap only due to "gauging" issues around The Cumbrian Coast route! I was somewhat annoyed about this as... More 

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RTCUK1, Manager at The Railway Touring Company, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your day. West Brom Tom is an asset to RTC along with all of our volunteer stewards. We will pass your kind comments on to all involved. More 

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