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These epic journeys will leave you with countless cherished memories, whether it is a cross-continental journey or a multi-centre holiday in a focussed area.

Escorted Grand Tours

Traditional adventures with a modern twist

Be they multi-centre breaks or cross continent journeys, Grand Tours are the trip of a lifetime. Some tours favour breadth, covering vast tracts of land across a wide region, while others focus on more detailed explorations of smaller areas. We offer both types from the longest railway line in the world, to music-centric tours of the USA's Deep South.

The traditional Grand Tours became a trend in Britain around the seventeenth century but was the preserve of the super rich. With the introduction of train travel the Tour became open to the upper middle classes. Unfortunately the number of people taking the Grand Tour has declined in recent years as more and more young people are taking gap years in exotic locations rather than learning more about their own part of the world. In honour of the original Grand Tour we have compiled a selection of train journeys which are in keeping with the ideals of education and enlightenment as well as reflecting the make up of the modern world.

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A Grand Tour of Italy
(25 reviews)
2020AprMayJunSepOct
12 days from
£2,795 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Grand Tour of China
(37 reviews)
2020MarAprMayJunSep...
15 days from
£2,995 pp
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  • DestinationChina
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow / LHR Heathrow, London Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise
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India's Tigers & Palaces
(29 reviews)
2020JanFebMarSepOctNov
12 days from
£1,745 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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The Northern Lights & Lapland
(14 reviews)
2020JanFebMar
11 days from
£2,695 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow / London Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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USA Coast to Coast
(37 reviews)
2020MayJunSepOct
20 days from
£4,395 pp
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
(47 reviews)
2020FebMarMaySepOct...
18 days from
£2,995 pp
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Tracks of the Deep South
(19 reviews)
2020FebMayAugSepOctNov
14 days from
£2,695 pp
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Andalucian Explorer
(21 reviews)
2020AprMaySep
12 days from
£2,995 pp
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
(17 reviews)
2020MayJunSep
15 days from
£4,425 pp
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  • DestinationCanada
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Grand Imperial Cities
(51 reviews)
2020MarAprMayJunJul...
13 days from
£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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India's Palace on Wheels
(24 reviews)
2020JanFebMarOctNov
15 days from
£4,920 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Discovering Japan
(20 reviews)
2020MarAprMaySepOct
13 days from
£3,775 pp
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  • DestinationJapan
  • Starts / EndsLHR Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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A Grand Tour of Italy
Mrs J Hitchcock
“I will never need to travel with another company again. Great Rail Journeys are 5 star in every respect. Fantastic holiday.
Beijing to Tibet - 'Across the Roof of the World'
Mr D Holdstock
“The was a great experience not a lot of down time. The high altitude did hit one or two of us. I would recommend this tour for its historic and geographical interest.
Andalucian Explorer
Mr J Knox
“This was another outstandingly great holiday. It was full of wonderful experiences and unexpected sights.
Arctic Circle Express
Mr D Higgins
“This was an absolutely brilliant tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed, in spite of some early morning starts and late evening finishes! The Tour Manager was just great and a real fund of knowledge at every stage of the tour. She was well informed and was able to keep us very well advised along the way, as well as keeping the whole trip on schedule.
Canada Coast to Coast
Mrs A Moehead
“Fantastic experience Kay our tour manager was very professional and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed the company of our fellow travelers. The accommodation was superior and the overnight stays and tours excellent
Discovering Japan
Mr P Rao
“It was all we could expect. Bill McIntosh is a very good tour manager and Haru's presence was very comforting and useful to speak Japanese and organize things.
Grand Tour of China
Anonymous
“Great trip, well thought out, saw all the main sights without being too rushed.
Highlights of the Baltics & Scandinavia
Anonymous
“on the whole accommodation was excellent Scancia in
India's Golden Triangle & Tiger Safari
Mr G Tagg
“Everything is very well arranged and organised with all excursions coordinated to the very last detail.
Luke Simpson
Luke
Lynne Broadley
Lynne
Helen Laverack
Helen
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