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
holidays in 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.