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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 2023

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Tresco Abbey Gardens
4.2 stars(51 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
9 days from
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Paddington
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
4.2 stars(127 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International, London Heathrow / St Pancras International, Amsterdam
  • AccommodationCruise
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Brae
3.9 stars(55 reviews)
2023AprMayJulSepOct
7 days from
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
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  • TransportCoach
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Skye, Orkney and the Wild North
2023MayJunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationScotland
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The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
4.0 stars(56 reviews)
2023AprMayJunOct
5 days from
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsTorquay
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Fermain Bay Guernsey
4.3 stars(22 reviews)
2023MayJunJulSep
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsSOU Southampton
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  • TransportFlight, Coach
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The Outer Hebrides
4.1 stars(115 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAugSep
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Castle Howard
3.8 stars(20 reviews)
2023MayJunOct
5 days from
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsGuisborough
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Edinburgh, Sterling and Dalhousie Castle
2023AprMayJunJulSepOct
6 days from
£1,195 pp
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Neuschwanstein Castle
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3.8 stars(16 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
12 days from
£2,995 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
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Budapest Parliament Building
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4.2 stars(12 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
13 days from
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Our customers love our Castles & Gardens tours
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
28/Oct
B Lawrence
5 stars
“The Castle is in need of renovation I found my bed to be uncomfortable as mattress was sagging, ( new one's needed )
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The Best of Scotland and Ireland
25/Oct
C Gordon
5 stars
“Great trip.
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Fairytale Bavaria and Danube Cruise
17/Oct
N Packer
5 stars
“Wonderful holiday, lots of train travel mixed with beautiful villages and towns and excellent cuisine on the cruise ship.
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Oberammergau and The Castles, Mountains and Lakes of Bavaria
14/Oct
Fiona Maybrey
5 stars
“Brilliant trip despite the weather, only downside was the non staggered seating and lack of a feeling of pilgrimage.
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Yorkshire Dales and Moors
12/Oct
J Dempster
5 stars
“A great holiday.
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Orkney and the Shetland Isles
10/Oct
Derek May
5 stars
“It was a very good trip but we had to live out of our suitcase as we were in a different bed every night. It would have been nicer to have had longer on both islands as there was so much to see.
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Floriade and Keukenhof Gardens or Amsterdam
9/Oct
Elizabeth
5 stars
“The Floriade was a wonderful day with the best weather of our holiday. Arriving early meant we had lots of space to wander round and ride the cable car. Delft was a good base, and our hotel was well located. There is lots to see and do in Delft. Our Tour Manager was helpful and very approachable. The small group size was ideal, and we had good company.
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Imperial Cities and Danube Cruise
2/Oct
J Davies
5 stars
“It was a wonderful experience. The tour managers were excellent - very knowledgeable and organised. The Amadeus Star is a beautiful and comfortable cruise ship with extremely helpful and friendly crew. The food was excellent - and plenty of it. The train journeys were comfortable and the city tours were most informative. For improvement it would be nice to have some more time to discover the cities on our own and do some shopping. One criticism (which I am aware that GRJ probably can do nothing about) is the cramped Eurostar lounge at Brussels station.
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Edinburgh, Glencoe and Isle of Skye
23/Sep
M Jenkins
5 stars
“We saw a lot of the area in the time we were there. The steam train was great fun, travelling through places that would be hard to access by other means and the sleeper was an experience not to be missed. David was a fantastic guide who was very knowledgable and looked after everyone on the tour. Great tour, great accommodation and would recommend.
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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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