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Rail Tours in UK & Ireland

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Those seeking a getaway closer to home will enjoy one of our tours of the United Kingdom or the Emerald Isle. From London's famous sights, to the stark landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the UK offers a wealth of fascinating experiences, whilst Ireland's Ring of Kerry and west coast enchant with verdant countryside, welcoming villages and hearty food and drink.

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Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands 2016

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit historic castles and the Isle of Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.

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9 days from £1,095per personView tour details
Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man 2016

Reminiscent of a bygone age, the Isle of Man is famous for its stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life. This charming island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railways found anywhere in the British Isles, not to mention the historic horse-drawn trams.

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6 days from £625per personView tour details
Chatsworth & The Peak District 2016

The spellbinding Peak District awaits on this wonderful tour. Based in pretty Breadsall, we enjoy a charming heritage railway journey, explore Crich Tramway Village, admire the stunning Hope Valley by rail and visit Chatsworth House.

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5 days from £445per personView tour details
Valleys & Railways of Mid Wales 2016

From picturesque coastline to rolling hills, explore the very heart of the renowned Welsh countryside on this exciting tour. Enjoy classic heritage railway journeys along some of the country's oldest lines and roll through the stunning scenery that Wales has become synonymous with.

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5 days from £395per personView tour details
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne 2016

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, and sample the renowned locally-sourced produce.

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7 days from £845per personView tour details
Yorkshire & Northumberland 2016

Scenic rail journeys bring to life the history and wild, natural beauty of Yorkshire & Northumbria on this wonderful 8-day tour. Following in Viking and Roman footsteps, we visit historic York, Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne, as well as taking in the glorious and fascinating Alnwick Gardens.

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8 days from £775per personView tour details
Railways & Castles of Wales 2016

Wonderful mountain railways and castles of Wales are an integral part of this adventure as we explore the highlights. Our base in Llandudno is ideal for climbing Snowdon by rail and discovering the castles of Caernarfon and Conwy.

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6 days from £595per personView tour details
Western Highlands & Hebrides 2016

Discover the incredibly picturesque Western Highlands and the rugged, breathtaking coastal islands which lie off Scotland's western coast. This tour takes us on some of the world's most scenic railway journeys, on a cruise to spot wildlife in the Atlantic, and finishes in Pitlochry as part of a truly memorable exploration of the Highlands.

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9 days from £1,195per personView tour details
The Enchanting Emerald Isle 2016

Rugged coastline, beautiful rolling hills and welcoming cities all feature on this classic tour of Ireland. We spend time in Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Cork, taking in the splendid scenery that abounds in the luscious, historic countryside.

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10 days from £1,175per personView tour details
A Scottish Christmas 2016

Spend Christmas in Inverness, with hearty food, warming drinks, entertainment and festive cheer. Enjoy the proud cities of Edinburgh and Inverness and travel through the yuletide scenery on beautiful rail trips.

7 days from £995per personView tour details
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More and more people are discovering that the UK and Ireland have a wealth of interesting holiday destinations which they are seldom given credit for. Almost every parish has its share of local myths, history and cultural idiosyncrasies so that an unfamiliar traveller can feel entirely lost while touring this sceptred isle. Great Rail Journeys escorted tours cover the best and finest sights with expert local knowledge providing insight into our own familiar yet fresh landscape.

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