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Escorted Castles & Gardens Tours

Vivid colours, contrasting scents, verdant foliage, experience it all with Great Rail Journeys' fantastic selection of escorted garden tours. Visit some of the best gardens in Europe and discover their well- kept secrets to success for yourself. Stroll through the picturesque hedgerows of the Château de Villandry, wander through the whimsical castles of storybook Bavaria, or pick up tips from the green- fingered experts at the International Garden Festival in France. Our hand-picked garden and castle tours contain all the wonderful excursions and comfortable accommodation options our customers have come to expect and are just as enthralling as the rest of our extensive catalogue.

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Yorkshire & Northumberland
(31 reviews)
2020AugSep
2021AprMayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
£845 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate / York, Harrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
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The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
(8 reviews)
2020Oct
5 days from
£495 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsTorquay
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
(41 reviews)
2020SepOct
7 days from
£995 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Outer Hebrides
(32 reviews)
2020Sep
2021AprMayJunJulSep
8 days from
£1,445 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Coastal Cornwall & Lost Gardens
(5 reviews)
2020Sep
6 days from
£975 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsCornwall
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Saxony by Steam
(10 reviews)
2020Sep
8 days from
£1,295 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Tresco Abbey Gardens
(6 reviews)
2020Aug
2021AprAugSep
8 days from
£1,795 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsPenzance, London Paddington
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
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Budapest Parliament Building
Early Booking
2021MayJunJulAugSep
13 days from
£2,895 pp
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£2,895
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Early Booking
8 days from
£1,395
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Neuschwanstein Castle
Early Booking
2021MayJunJulAugSep
12 days from
£2,895 pp £2,795 pp
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12 days from
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£2,795
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Alladale Wilderness Reserve
2020Oct
2021AprMayJulOct
7 days from
£1,575 pp
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£1,575
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsLondon, London Euston
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Armadale Castle
2020Sep
2021AprMayJunJulSep
9 days from
£1,945 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Euston
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Coastal Cornwall & its Captivating Gardens
Mr A Gander
“Excellent weather helped spending time in such a superb location, with excellent tours around the Cornwall countryside.
Fairytale Castles & The Bavarian Alps
Anonymous
“It was a great experience
Colditz, Meissen & Saxony by Steam
Mrs J Yaxley
“A wonderful holiday in great company. The overnight hotels in both Nuremburg and Cologne were acceptable as overnight stays. The main hotel in Dresden was excellent, lovely rooms, fabulous food. Well organised by Great Rail. Excursions were all excellent. We felt the Tour Manager treated us all rather like schoolkids but it didn't spoil the holiday. Would certainly recommend.
South Devon & The Dawlish Coast
Mr C Lee
“Well organised,great value hotel.
Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly
Anonymous
“Well organised, with adequate free time
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
Anonymous
“Very little free time, both to experience the hotel and surroundings and also the local harbour. It is Scotland, but there was a lot of travel to get anywhere. The trip to the distillery was a long way for an hour’s experience, and not really of much interest to the ladies perhaps.
Gardens of the Loire & Versailles
Anonymous
“Good selection of castles and gardens, all a bit different. Hotels were very acceptable
Steam Trains & Tulips of Holland
Mr L Willitt
“Overall the holiday was a very good and enjoyable one.Any bad experiences which occurred,such as a train door not opening and 5 members of our party unable to get off until the next station,were not the fault of G.R.J.staff.Hotel accommodation very comfortable and staff very friendly at all times.Would recommend to friends.
The Harrogate Flower Show
Anonymous
“Well organised. Good company.

Tour the scenes that inspired the great Claude Monet on our Gardens of the Loire & Versailles tour, including the bridge and Water Lilly pond that would prove to become the main focus of the celebrated painters work. This is after working our way through the stunning scenery of the Loire Valley, speckled as it is with ancient and charming French Château's, including the 16th century Château de Villandry and the Château de Chenonceau, complete with picturesque fountain gardens. Attend the internationally renowned 'Festival des Jardins' and view the latest in cutting-edge trends and landscape designs at this popular event, all before exploring the grandeur and opulence of Versailles Palace, formerly the home of French royalty. The Versailles' Gardens are equally breathtaking as the palace's jewel rich interior, with a series of mesmerizing fountain displays and canal structures interwoven amongst dramatic sculpture and fine-combed lawns.

Or perhaps enjoy a picturesque escorted tour through the stunning climes of Lake Maggiore and Garda in Northern Italy. The warm climate and unique lakeside conditions make for some stunning natural landscapes. Renaissance villas and traditional Italian village dot the hills, hidden away amongst the rolling hills around Sirmione. The area is also home to some of Italy's oldest and most celebrated gardens, including the colourful oasis of Sigurtà and Padua's Orto Botanico, the world's oldest remaining botanical gardens, having opened in its first iteration in 1545. Enjoy a cruise on the shimmering emerald waters of Lake Garda and explore the pretty neo- Gothic villa and exotic gardens of Isola del Garda, the lake's largest island and discover the alluring islands of Borromeo, set amongst the tranquil Lake Maggiore.

Our Fairytale Castles and Bavarian Alps escorted castle holiday takes you through the heart of classic Germany, exploring the Gothic spires that have inspired the likes of the Brothers Grimm. Discover classic Munich and the stunning natural landscapes of the Rhine Gorge, past verdant vineyards and looming Baroque architecture. Your holiday continues with a fascinating excursion to two of Europe's most beautiful castles, opulent Hohenschwangau and the iconic hilltop Neuschwanstein, both originally built by King Ludwig. All this and more is included on Great Rail Journeys' captivating selection of Castle and Garden themed escorted rail holidays.

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