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Premium Escorted

We believe that all of our tours are of fantastic quality and value, but sometimes you prefer the extra special, and our Premium Collection offers exactly that.

Premium Escorted Tours

At Great Rail Journeys, we believe that all of our tours are of fantastic quality and represent brilliant value for money. But we know that sometimes, our customers prefer something extra special, and our Premium Collection offers exactly that.

Our Premium Collection features all of the components that have made our tours so successful, but generally operates at a higher overall level with more inclusions. These tours feature First Class rail travel from the beginning of the tour through to its conclusion as standard - ensuring that you will always be in the very best seating available on the train, regardless of the length of your journey.

Similarly, the hotels used on our Premium tours all offer outstanding 4 or 5 star accommodation, with impeccable service levels. As with all of our tours, each of the hotels featured has been carefully selected for their excellent locations. But these hotels have also been hand-picked for other unique qualities.

In addition to the fantastic First Class rail travel throughout the tour, many of the tours in our Premium Collection also feature journeys on some of the world's most famous trains, such as the iconic Glacier Express. Others feature journeys - sometimes for several days - on glamorous private trains, like the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or El Expreso de la Robla. The Great Rail Journeys Premium Collection covers a varied array of destinations, but one constant across the program is that each tour includes a great level of inclusive sightseeing, combined with other unique excursions to uncover the very best that the region has to offer.

We’ve found 23 tours for you matching: Premium Escorted Tours

Sirmione on Lake Garda

Known as the 'Pearl of the Lake', picture-perfect Sirmione is perched on a peninsula on the southern shore of Lake Garda. On this exceptional tour we visit Mantova, the Sigurtá Gardens, and iconic Venice, for a guided tour of this incredible 'Floating City.'

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2018JulSep
2019MayJunJulAugSepOct

10 days from $3,825 pp

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Save up to $100 pp
NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT*
Glacier Express & St MoritzGlacier Express & St Moritz

Glacier Express & St Moritz

Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the setting for this magnificent tour, as we take the iconic Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps, staying in glamorous St Moritz, and Zermatt, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

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2018AugSep
2019JunJul

12 days from $5,725 pp

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Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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2018AugSepOct
2019MayJunAugSep

13 days from $4,205 pp

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Stresa & Lake Maggiore

From our stunning location overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore in the picturesque town of Stresa, we explore this magnificent region of Italy. We cross Lake Maggiore to explore the Borromean Islands, taste the wines of the Monferrato region, visit enchanting Lake Orta and travel into Switzerland on the scenic Centovalli Railway.

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2018Sep
2019JunSep

10 days from $4,735 pp

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Early Booking Offer
Save up to $250 pp

Rockies & Premium Alaska Cruise

Soak up the magnificent views that scenic Canada and stunning Alaska have to offer. With a journey on the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer, and a 7-night cruise through Alaska's sparkling waters, we take in the very best these two destinations have to offer.

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2018Sep
2019May

16 days from $6,015 pp

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NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT*
The Splendours of Southern AfricaThe Splendours of Southern Africa

Victoria Falls, Cape Town and the Garden Route

Marvel at the natural wonders of southern Africa on this incredible adventure. Join the sumptuous Pride of Africa for a truly elegant journey in luxurious air-conditioned suites with 5-Star service. Later, enjoy a safari in Botswana and bask in the majesty of Victoria Falls.

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2018Oct

15 days from $8,935 pp

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