That seems reasonable.
I've got an extra large Genesis Tour de Fer, and I've just weighed it. With front and rear racks, full mudguards, a D lock (itself 1.3 kg), etc. it comes in at around 17 kg. That's set up for commuting, plus the front rack but minus the toolkit. This was a £1000 bike so in the range you're looking at, and all the comparable bikes I considered were similar.
I can ride it up 25%+ slopes in that state, though slowly and not for long, and have done a flattish 100 km in 3:38. With the 35mm tyres it also handles rough tracks pretty well. My first touring trips (camping) are coming up soon, and I've test ridden with the bike loaded to about 40--45kg. It handles just the same as it does stripped down. I had thought I'd tour more and do fewer long day rides. I may consider a lighter wheelset for unloaded riding when I feel like spending the money, but I'm expecting to take it up the Col d'Izoard just stripping off the racks and mudguards.
Compare to a hypothetical 10 kg tourer, assuming a rider weight of 80 kg you have ~5% more weight, so that much less acceleration and extra climbing effort. You will be slower uphill than on a lighter machine, but you'll have the gears for it and you'll be able to keep going all day once the bike is set up to fit you properly.
If you're doing very light touring ("credit-card touring") and only need to carry your stuff for the day and a small overnight bag, you have much lighter options, like frame bags or a rack that fits any round seatpost but only carries up to around 10 kg. You could put these on a <10 kg aluminium road bike, for example.