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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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The Outer Hebrides
Small Group
4.1 stars(39 reviews)
2021AugSep
2022AprMayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,745 pp
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£1,745
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow / Glasgow, Edinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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5 days from
£965
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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5 days from
£875
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  • DestinationThe Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsAmsterdam
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
Small Group
3.9 stars(36 reviews)
2021AugSepOct
2022AprMayJunAugSepOct
7 days from
£1,045 pp
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£1,045
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Flower of Carpets Brussels
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
5 days from
£795 pp
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£795
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  • DestinationBelgium
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Dunrobin Castle
Small Group
3.5 stars(15 reviews)
2021Oct
2022MayJunSep
7 days from
£1,700 pp
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£1,700
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
Small Group
3.9 stars(29 reviews)
2021AugSepOct
2022AprMayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
£995 pp
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£995
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Budapest Parliament Building
2021Sep
2022JunJulAugSep
13 days from
£2,995 pp
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£2,995
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Alladale Wilderness Reserve
Small Group
2021Oct
2022AprMayJunSepOct
7 days from
£1,695 pp
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£1,695
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Euston
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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8 days from
£1,595
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  • DestinationScotland
  • AccommodationHotel
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8 days from
£1,945
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Paddington
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Our customers love our Castles & Gardens tours
Yorkshire and Northumberland
3/Jul
Mr Leslie Halls
5 stars
“Great experience, well organised, not to rushed and ample free time. All in all a great experience and exceeded my expectations. In theses troubled times that we are living in I thought the organisation during the whole tour was simply the best
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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
Yorkshire Dales and Moors
4/Jul
David
4 stars
“Gisborough Hall was a good hotel, good room and in a quiet location. enjoyed the steam train ride from Grosmont to Pickering and the shorter ride on the Wensleydale Railway. For a "Great Rail Journey" there could have been more train rides, for example a journey from Middlesborough to Whitby, which I understand is quite a scenic route.
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A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
2/Jul
R Brook
4 stars
“Very good itinerary in spite of Covid restrictions and the cancellation of the West Highland train journey to Oban and the ferry crossing to Bute. Both situations dealt with quite promptly. Stonefield Castle suited us very well with good food and genuine old fashioned hospitality. Wonderful position and outstanding views.
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The Outer Hebrides and The Highlands
29/Jun
Mr C J Elliott
4 stars
“The holiday was fantastic. The Tour guides were very good. WOULD have given FIVE if we had traveled on the steam train from Fort William to Mailag there was time to do this within the day. And seeing the company is renowned for great rail travel this was MOST DISAPPOINTING. Do realize this would have added to the cost of the holiday but would have gladly paid the extra.
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Orkney, Shetland and The Caledonian Sleeper
27/Jun
Robert Lane
4 stars
“Interesting places pity about the weather very good guides on the island tours. We had some excellent meals . Smaller group made it easier to get about and our tour leader was excellent .
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South Devon and The Dawlish Coast
21/Jun
Mrs Frances Pullan
4 stars
“Because of Covid restrictions service was limited in the dining room. Otherwise hotel was fine Also it would have been useful to have a little more background info on the outings and specific features to look out for.
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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
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.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys

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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