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Grand Tours

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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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Switzerland
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  • DestinationIreland
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  • DestinationChina, Hong Kong, Japan
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  • DestinationIndia
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  • DestinationItaly
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland, Russia, China, Mongolia
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Our customers love our Grand Tours tours
Grand Imperial Cities
11 Oct 2019
Ms A Townsend
5 stars
“Excellent service and value for money. A full action packed tour with lots to see and do. We experienced a problem with the trains one day and our agent was superb dealing with everything in an efficient and professional manner. This is our 5th hol with GRJ and would definitely use them again
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India's Golden Triangle
Apr 28 2019
Mr D Knights
5 stars
“Well organised well informed. Ivan the tour manager was fantastic. Hemms the local guide was full of knowledge and kept us well informed. All tours throughout were fantastic and made the tour.
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Grand Alpine Explorer
16 Aug 2018
Mr M Ward
4 stars
“The hotels were of variable standard. We felt the hotel in Traunkirchen was not of 4 star standard with regard to facilities, room, and the hotel was not particularly well situated. The dinners served in St Moritz were of poor quality and appeared to have been prepared on an extremely tight budget. However the hotel in Innsbruck was excellent and we would have preferred more time there than in Traunkirchen. The total porterage worked excellently which is why we give the tour 4 and not 3.
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