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Special Interest Holidays

The world is packed full of experiences and adventures, many of which can only be experienced in certain places across the globe, at certain times of year and occasionally, only once in a decade.

Special Interest Holidays

Many discerning travellers have a certain thing in mind, something that's kept them awake at night, something they've been planning their whole lives for. To help those travellers truly make the most out of discovering what they've always wanted to discover, we've come up with a range of special interest tours. Poignant battlefields, spectacular natural light shows, gastronomical extravaganzas, magnificent festivals and famous plays all make an appearance in this collection which features unique and iconic tours, catering to specific interests.

Oberammergau - Way of the Cross

Oberammergau 2020

Oberammergau 2020

Join us to experience Oberammergau's 42nd Passion Play, the moving re-enactment of Christ's crucifixion and subsequent resurrection performed by a cast of 2,000.

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Gastronomic Piedmont

Tantalise your taste buds and awaken your senses to the delightful scenery and revered gastronomy of the Italian Piedmont region. We take in the delights of attractive Cuneo, marvel at the delicacies and verdant vistas of the Langhe region, and experience all the class and architectural aplomb of tremendous Turin.

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Tracks of the Deep South

Historic tracks lead us on a rail tour through the heartland of great American music - from Nashville, home of Country Music, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans.

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Moscow & St Petersburg

Discover the two incredible and powerful cities that have both driven and shaped Russia on this magnificent journey. Starting in Moscow, we visit iconic attractions including the Kremlin and Red Square, before travelling to St Petersburg - a city so rich in history its entire centre is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Based in the spa town of Harrogate, experience the Christmas Market in York, enjoy a vintage steam rail journey with a festive theme and visit the historic house of Castle Howard in its full Christmas glory.

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Edinburgh Tattoo

Experience the spectacle of marching bands when you visit the Edinburgh Tattoo by train, with pipes and drums resonating from the castle's elevated setting. Complimenting the trip, witness incredible lochs, glens and mountains as we explore the West Highlands.

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Oberammergau & Rhine Cruise

The Oberammergau Passion Play is famous across the world for its marvellous retelling of the Passion of the Christ. Celebrate the play with tier 1 or 2 category tickets before embarking on a wonderful 7-night cruise on the magnificent Rhine river.

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Oberammergau, Amsterdam & Five-Star Rhine Cruise

The Oberammergau Passion Play is famous across the world for its marvellous retelling of the Passion of the Christ. Celebrate the play with tier 1 tickets before embarking on a wonderful 7-night cruise on the magnificent Rhine river.

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Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres

Visit Ypres and enjoy a tour of fabulous Bruges, with its perfectly preserved centre and myriad of attractive waterways making it a wonderful destination to explore. We will also discover some of the most significant battlefields fought upon during the Great War, as well as experiencing what life was really like in the trenches.

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Around the World in 50 Days

Beginning and ending in London, we travel just under 23,000 miles across the globe on this incredible worldwide adventure. Starting in the iconic 'Big Apple', we chart a course across the heartland of America, to the West Coast. From there, we cross the Pacific into Asia and immerse ourselves in the rich legacies of China, before boarding the iconic Tsar's Gold Train for the journey across Russia. For the final leg of the journey, we head into central Europe, south through the imperial cities to Venice, boarding the luxurious Simplon-Orient- Express for the journey home.

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Bavarian Christmas Markets

Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas Markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.

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Cologne's Wonderful Markets

Cologne has seven incredible bustling Christmas markets to choose from. Sample local bratwurst, beers and mulled wine in Europe's Christmas market capital, before we pay a visit to West Germany's former capital, the magnificent city of Bonn.

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Usher in the spring season on this colourful flower-filled tour. From our beautiful woodland base in St Austell, we visit the Cornwall Flower Show, see the famous Eden Project and Heligan, and explore the Cornish countryside by heritage train.

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The flagship tour for our carnival holidays is Venice's Carnevale, which offers exuberance and colour with spine tingling luxury. Providing a comprehensive list of all the possible combinations of special interest tours would be a herculean task which is why we are proud to announce GRJ independent, which offers tailor made holidays by train.

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Lynne
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