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Lakes & Mountains Escorted Tours

Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities, nature takes centre stage - and our lakes and mountains holidays showcase scenes that will take your breath away.

Make the journey part of the adventure as you explore the world's iconic mountains by rail. The Alps extend across Europe, providing stunning views of villages nestled in deep valleys and flowering Alpine meadows that turn into rugged mountains. And what better way to discover them than on the world-renowned Glacier or Bernina Express?

The great lakes of the world provide no less scenic wonders, but offer a more sedate experience. Discover waters that dance between shades of emerald and blue, where shores are dotted with elegant villas, ancient towns, and leafy vineyards. From beautiful Garda and Como in Italy, to the often overlooked beauty of Austria's Lake Zell and, further afield, the unparalleled drama found in Canada's national parks. Wherever you go, discover a wealth of extraordinary scenery perfectly suited to explorations by rail.

Come summer or winter, our lakes and mountains rail holidays get you back to nature in comfort, offering up a stunning feast for the eyes as well as authentic local experiences. Wind through snow-dusted mountains by train, sip local wines in family-run country estates, or cruise the sparkling waters of the world's most beautiful lakes; there's no better way to see the world.

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Back to nature: 5 authentic experiences in scenic Europe

Discover a way of travelling that puts nature centre stage as you discover Europe's spectacular lake and mountain scenery in the best possible way - by rail. Our itineraries are packed with unique experiences, from authentic, local activities that bring to life the cultural heart of your destination, to those unforgettable, bucket-list excursions that you'll remember for years to come. Here's just a small selection of some of our favourite experiences found on our scenic lakes and mountain holidays.

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Beijing to Tibet - 'Across the Roof of the World'
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Selected dates Sep-21 to Oct-22

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$4,295 pp
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  • DestinationChina, Tibet
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
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Simply Lake Garda
4.5 stars(52 reviews)
10 days
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  • DestinationItaly
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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  • DestinationCanada
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationItaly
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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  • DestinationItaly, Switzerland
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationAustria
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationCanada
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationGermany
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationNorway
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationAustria, Italy
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Our customers love our Lakes & Mountains tours
Sirmione on Lake Garda
12/Oct
Peter Else
5 stars
“wonderful location great hotel very friendly staff tour leader was brilliant Another well organised tour by GRJ
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Harz Mountains and Rhine Gorge
16 Sep 2020
Martin Biswell
5 stars
“Brilliant holiday great places visited but would have preferred to stay in the Herz mountains for whole holiday
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Austrian Alps All-Inclusive
16 Oct 2019
Mr D Thomas
5 stars
“Great Rail Journeys were faultless throughout, however, on the journey from Brussels to Austria the German railway system was abysmal. Both legs of the trip (Brussels to Cologne, and then Cologne to Munich ) were plagued with delays and two major engine failure on the locomotive. When we arrived in Austria everything was brilliant, great hotel, excellent food, friendly staff and a well organised and enjoyable itinerary. The GRJ tour manager Steven was amazing,
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Jungfrau Express
15 Sep 2019
Martin Wilson
5 stars
“Very well organised, very nice hotel, excellent tour manager.
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Grand Tour of Scandinavia
18 Jul 2019
Mr D Higgins
5 stars
“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.
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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mr C Davies
5 stars
“Amazing holiday already rebooked
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The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mrs C Maskell
5 stars
“Lovely hotel, excellent tour manager , met some lovely people, plenty of snow
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Canada Coast to Coast
23 Oct 2018
Mrs A Moehead
5 stars
“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
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Lake Como and The Bernina Express
17/Oct
Izzyd
4 stars
“A wonderful trip. Well organised and led by Chris, our tour manager. The dinner experience in the hotel Grand Caddenabia wasn’t wonderful but the accommodation was good. I really enjoyed travelling by rail and would certainly consider another Great Rail Journey in the future.
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