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Cultural Collection

Explore our new collection of cultural escorted tours; historical tours, castles and gardens, culinary tours and more…

The Cultural Collection Escorted Tours

Open up a whole new world of experiences with Great Rail Journeys' fantastic collection of cultural tours. This wonderful range includes excursions to the tragic battlefields of World War One, delves into some of history's most important figures as well as gastronomic explorations around the European continent and visits to some of Europe's most beautiful gardens and fairytale castles. From the culinary delights of traditional Italy to a chance of uncovering the mysteries of Elizabeth I's personal life, we're sure they'll be something for everyone amongst our wonderful Cultural Collection. This fascinating range gives you the chance to come away with new knowledge and skills, whether that be learning the tricks of Spanish style cooking or getting green-fingered at France's premier garden festival.

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Railways & Castles of Wales

Enjoy a fantastic tour of North Wales, based in charming Llandudno. From here we explore the historic steam railways and impressive castles found along the coastline of this beautiful and mountainous region of Wales.

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2019AprMayJunJulSep

6 days from $1,405 pp

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Lille, Flanders & the Somme

A short rail journey to Lille takes us close to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, two of the most infamous and iconic sites of the First World War. We also explore the fascinating city of Lille on a guided tour which includes a traditional beer and waffle tasting.

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2019AprMay

5 days from $1,125 pp

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Five-Star Tulips Cruise

Discover the magnificent floral displays of the Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy a talk onboard ship from television personality Charlie Dimmock on this wonderfully diverse cruise on the enchanting Belgian and Dutch waterways. 

On this tour we uncover the beautiful historic cities of Amsterdam, Ghent and Antwerp as well as the Battlefields of Ypres, the spectacular Keukenhof tulips and the Hoorn-Medemblik steam train. We also enjoy a talk from army veteran and battlefields expert Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh OBE on this memorable river cruise.

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2019Apr
2020Apr

8 days from $2,535 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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2019Mar
2020JanFebMar

11 days from $3,985 pp

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A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne

Set in idyllic, undiscovered surroundings overlooking picturesque Loch Fyne, a 19th century Baronial Castle awaits you on this magnificent tour. Cruise the open waters to the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, explore nearby Oban and Inveraray.

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2019MayJun

7 days from $1,915 pp

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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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2019AprMayJunOct

13 days from $3,335 pp

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Our range of historical themed tours offer the opportunity to learn more about some of the most important figures and periods in British history. Explore the factoryworks of Northern England on our Industrial Revolution tour or unearth the personal stories behind Britain's greatest leader, Winston Churchill, to name but a few. Meanwhile, Great Rail Journeys' selection of battlefield themed tours visit the poignant memorials to the fallen on the theatres of the First World War. Discover the torrid conditions for those who fought on the fields of the Somme and Ypres and pay your respects to the many that tragically lost their lives here.

Taste your way through Western Europe and pick up a few tips of your own on our gastronomic and culinary themed rail tours; from trying the very finest in Italian wines to discovering authentic Catalonian seafood. Our gastronomy tours not only offer a chance to taste these wonderful delicacies but also offer the opportunity to how these stunning foodstuffs are made and the stories behind those who produce it. If you're more gardener than budding chef, then why not get some tips from the very best on our wonderful selection of Gardens & Castles tours? Wander through vivid explosions of colour and sweet aromas at some of Europe's premier gardening festivals or explore the looming spires and narrow passageways of Bavaria's mystical castles.

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