The Flying Scotsman Steam Train & Liverpool

If you are yet to experience the charm of the Flying Scotsman, then now is your chance! The iconic steam locomotive will be running on the heritage East Lancashire Railway in April. Travel behind this magnificent, 1923-built locomotive as we take an unforgettable trip back to the heyday of the golden age of steam.

Spring is a lovely time of year to journey through the Irwell Valley in the company of the nation’s favourite steam train, and with a visit to Liverpool also included, this break won’t disappoint!


Travel Options


3 Days from just £pp

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel in the North West area with dinner & breakfast
  • Train journey behind the Flying Scotsman on the heritage East Lancashire Railway
  • Free time in Bury
  • En-route visit to Liverpool

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Departure Date Pickup Points Hotel from Price Single Supplement  
02/04/2021 £229.00 £N/A Book Now
Selected Hotel

We’ll stay at a well-appointed 3 or 4-star hotel in the North West area. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant. 

Mobility Information: Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. We will provide you with the hotel information as soon as it is known and should you have any queries on the facilities in relation to mobility, please contact us immediately.

Day 1
From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 2
Following breakfast at the hotel, we head to Bury where we board our train behind the magnificent locomotive, the Flying Scotsman, for a picturesque steam-hauled round trip journey on the East Lancashire Railway. With a journey time of approximately 75 minutes, we travel to the charming town of Rawtenstall through beautiful rural panoramas and picture postcard villages, passing over viaducts and through tunnels before arriving back in Bury. We then enjoy free time to explore the town and visit Bury’s award-winning market. Or you may like to browse the independent boutiques, or delve into the industrial heritage of the North West at Bury Transport Museum, home to stunningly restored vehicles and historic artefacts.

Please note: the itinerary order is subject to change.

Day 3
This morning we check out of our hotel and travel to Liverpool, where we enjoy time at leisure. Once an industrial powerhouse, Liverpool is thriving again today – with a glorious maritime history, rejuvenated dockside and a bustling city centre. There is plenty to see here, from the iconic Liver Building to the locations frequented by the Beatles, such as the Cavern Club. In the early afternoon we continue our journey home.