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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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Europe & The Great British Isles 2021

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Yorkshire & Northumberland
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.0 stars(19 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
£845 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
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The Outer Hebrides
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.1 stars(24 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,445 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
Small Group
Flexible Booking
3.9 stars(29 reviews)
2021MayJunJulAugSepOct
7 days from
£945 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Romantic Road and Bavarian Alps
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.4 stars(8 reviews)
2021MayJunAugSep
9 days from
£2,095 pp
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9 days from
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Saxony by Steam
4.6 stars(9 reviews)
2021Jun
8 days from
£1,195 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.7 stars(7 reviews)
2021MayJunSepOct
5 days from
£545 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsTorquay
  • AccommodationHotel
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Europe & The UK 2021

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Flexible Booking
8 days from
£1,795
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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8 days from
£1,895
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Paddington
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Flexible Booking
5 days from
£825
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  • DestinationThe Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Budapest Parliament Building
Flexible Booking
2021MayJunJulAugSep
2022JunJulAugSep
13 days from
£2,795 pp
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13 days from
£2,795
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Flexible Booking
7 days from
£1,595
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Euston
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Flexible Booking
9 days from
£1,795
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Euston
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Our customers love our Castles & Gardens tours
Yorkshire and Northumberland
Oct 10 2020
Miss Christine Diwell
5 stars
“Well organised, attentive tour manager, well spaced varied and interesting programme and good hotels
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Colditz, Meissen and Saxony by Steam
23 Sep 2020
Mr Michael Arnold
5 stars
“Excursions and hotels all very nice, plenty of free time and it was also very warm(!)
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
14 Oct 2019
Mr R Kingston
5 stars
“Thanks to Graham our Guide everything went very well.Very much enjoyed the Castle.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
South Devon and The Dawlish Coast
04 Aug 2019
Mr C Lee
5 stars
“Well organised,great value hotel.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Steam Trains and Tulips of Holland
30 May 2019
Mr L Willitt
4 stars
“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.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
The Outer Hebrides and The Highlands
28 Sep 2018
Dr W Parry
4 stars
“If you had selected betterl hotels, as I mention below, then probably it would have gained an extra star! Accommodation is an important part of a holiday, i'm surprised I have to mention this!
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Romantic Road and Bavarian Alps
11 Jul 2018
Mr R Lennon
4 stars
“It would have been 5 stars if the hotel meals had been better with more choice and larger portions.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens Rail and Cruise
05 Jun 2018
Mrs D Holbrook
4 stars
“Grj 's part in the holiday was excellent as we expect. The food was the downside as it was constantly nouvelle cuisine and occasionally the same ingredients recycled which meant a lot of us were glad when we got to the last meal. The ship's staff were very friendly and helpful.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
The Harrogate Flower Show
05 Oct 2017
Mrs L Godson
4 stars
“It was an excelkent holiday. The only reason for 4 rather than 5 stars was because of one or two reservations about the hotel.
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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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