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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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5 days from
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  • DestinationThe Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Tresco Abbey Gardens
4.0 stars(10 reviews)
2022AprMayAugOct
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Paddington
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
4.0 stars(67 reviews)
2022AprMayJunAugSepOct
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
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Flower of Carpets Brussels
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationBelgium
  • AccommodationHotel
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Orkney, Shetland and The Caledonian Sleeper
3.4 stars(27 reviews)
2022MayJunSep
7 days from
£1,445 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
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The Outer Hebrides
4.1 stars(79 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow / Edinburgh, Glasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
4.0 stars(51 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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The Aberdonian Steam Train - © Alan Weaver
4.4 stars(24 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
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Budapest Parliament Building
2022JunJulAugSep
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£2,895 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
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8 days from
£2,645
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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13 days from
£2,195
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  • DestinationHungary
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Our customers love our Castles & Gardens tours
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
12/Oct
Anonymous
5 stars
“Great holiday.
Collected by Trustpilot
Yorkshire Dales and Moors
23/Sep
Charles
5 stars
“The Yorkshire moors and dales trip was a joy from beginning to end
Collected by Trustpilot
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
Castles and Wildlife of Scotland
14/Oct
A Dancer
4 stars
“Superb, apart from the cold, decaying and unwelcoming Tulloch Hotel. Not a good experience being eighty years old on the top floor with no room phone or intercom. No photos or videos taken
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Yorkshire and Northumberland
13/Oct
M Shawyer
4 stars
“Really interesting few days, spoiled only by the weather restricting our time on Holy Island and closing Bumburgh Castle. Hotels and food very good. Tour guide Tim was excellent.
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Orkney, Shetland and The Caledonian Sleeper
12/Oct
L Stallwood
4 stars
“Tour excellent but Caledonian Sleeper very disappointing both ways. Ferries good, tour manager and guides really knowledgeable. Shetland and Orkney interesting and welcoming. Dunrobin Castle beautiful and an excellent stop
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Royal Deeside and The Tornado Steam Train
5/Oct
R Towner
4 stars
“We did submit a review a couple of weeks ago. We enjoyed the trip very much, with the exception of the hotel in Dundee. we were asked to be seated for our meal at 7.15, which everyone one was. we were not served until 8.45 and then one person on our table didn't get their dessert. Staff took drinks orders then food and ours was the last table for everything. When the food came it was cold. Also not great choices on the menu. we felt there was an attutide of, Oh Its the party, lets serve everyone else because they are paying full whack, whereas the party will be cheap rate. If only they knew how much the holiday cost! Reception staff couldn't tell us if the rooms would be serviced, so tea and milk could be replenished and just said they didn't know and made no effort to find out. The room staff happened to be passing and said they would be. Not impressed by the Apex. We really enjoyed the day in Dundee with the guide, then free time and then the trip to Arbroath. the Royal Deeside train was nice. trip to Balmoral a bit pointless, as there was little to see. The trip on the Tornado was first Class, thoroughly enjoyable. Our Tour Guide was excellent.
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The Outer Hebrides and The Highlands
4/Oct
P Moody
4 stars
“Good experience
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Edinburgh, Glencoe and Isle of Skye
1/Oct
S Stafferton
4 stars
“Interesting, and very well managed under difficult conditions.
Collected by Trustpilot

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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