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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.

If you want to learn more about the stunning railways of the UK, discover Coastal Railways with Julie Walters. More information can be found here.

There are 49 tours matching Grand Tours

A Grand Tour of Italy

Experience the very essence of Italy as we discover stylish Milan, the Eternal City of Rome, the tiny yet powerful Vatican City, graceful Renaissance Florence, the labyrinthine port of grand Venice, and iconic Pisa with its unmistakable Leaning Tower, with comfortable rail travel and 4-Star hotels throughout.

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13 days from £2,815 pp

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Grand Tour of China

A dizzying mix of ancient cultures, tumultuous history, breathtaking natural beauty and dynamic urban landscapes, China is a feast for all the senses. Magnificent Beijing, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, captivating pandas and a cruise through the Three Gorges combine to offer an unforgettable experience.

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17 days from £2,995 pp

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India's Golden Triangle & Tiger Safari

This amazing adventure through historic India takes us to some of the glorious country's most exciting sights. On our fascinating journey we discover thriving cities, spectacular forts, and have a chance to see a tiger in the wild, culminating with a night in a 200-year-old palace.

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12 days from £1,795 pp

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Sardinia & CorsicaSardinia & Corsica

Sardinia & Corsica

With its beautiful towns, truly wonderful scenery and white sandy beaches,  Sardinia has enchanted all who visit.  On this stunning tour we discover its remote interior by private heritage railway, see some of its historic ancient monuments and visit the sparkling Costa Smeralda and untouched Corsica. 

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10 days from £1,995 pp

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The Northern Lights & Lapland

On this remarkable adventure we explore Norway and Swedish Lapland, journeying north far into the Arctic Circle where we seek out the magical Northern Lights, all whilst travelling on some of Scandinavia's most scenic railways.

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11 days from £2,595 pp

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Top to Toe of ItalyTop to Toe of Italy

Top to Toe of Italy

From its ancient and classical cities to its hillside villages and dramatic coastline, Italy offers something for all visitors. On this incredible adventure we travel the length of this attractive country, taking in iconic sights such as Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Pompeii, and lesser-known places like Tuscan Siena.

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16 days from £3,545 pp

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