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Iconic Rail Journeys & Escorted Rail Tours

As the leading rail holiday experts, we firmly believe there's no better way to explore the world than by rail. A rail journey introduces you to scenic delights you'd never uncover on any other form of travel; as you glide through the heart of your destination, steal glimpses at picture-perfect rural landscapes, glittering azure coastlines, or frosty mountain peaks.

One of the things that makes rail travel so unique, is the long history behind classic railways. Intriguing tales, both fictional and non-fictional, give certain trains and rail routes an almost legendary status; one that makes our classic rail holidays something to remember.

From the dizzying heights of Switzerland's Alpine railways to the scenic beauty of Canada's Rocky Mountaineer, classic rail journeys are found across the globe. Our classic rail holidays take these unforgettable journeys and elevate them, by including them in culture-rich itineraries, all packed with hand-picked excursions and authentic experiences.

Take a look at our classic rail journeys selection below which features rail experiences around the world, and enjoy discovering your next once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

 

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Discovering Japan
Save up to £300pp
4.4 stars(47 reviews)
2024AprMayAugSepOct
2025MarAprMaySepOct
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£4,695 pp £4,495 pp
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Glacier Express
Tour & Cruise
Save up to £300pp
4.6 stars(39 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
2025MayJunJul
12 days from
£3,295 pp
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Grand Imperial Cities
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4.6 stars(118 reviews)
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12 days from
£2,495 pp
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Jungfrau Express
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4.5 stars(115 reviews)
2024MayAugSepOct
9 days from
£3,695 pp £3,495 pp
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
Save up to £300pp
4.2 stars(49 reviews)
2024MayAugSep
2025MayJunAugSep
14 days from
£5,595 pp £5,295 pp
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Classic Glacier Express
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4.6 stars(227 reviews)
2024AprMayJunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,595 pp £2,395 pp
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£2,395
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Glacier Express
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4.6 stars(233 reviews)
2024MarAprMayJunJul...
8 days from
£1,895 pp £1,745 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Glacier Express & St Moritz
Save up to £400
4.2 stars(73 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
9 days from
£3,295 pp £3,095 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Jungfrau Express
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4.5 stars(115 reviews)
2024MayAugSepOct
9 days from
£3,695 pp £3,495 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Geirangerfjord
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4.7 stars(35 reviews)
2024MayJun
13 days from
£3,995 pp £3,895 pp
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Cape Town, the Blue Train & Kruger
4.3 stars(14 reviews)
2024Nov
2025FebMarOctNov
13 days from
£4,995 pp
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  • DestinationSouth Africa
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur) 2016
4.7 stars(86 reviews)
2024MarDec
2025JanFebMar
9 days from
£2,595 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Wengen & the Jungfrau Express
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4.6 stars(105 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSepOct
7 days from
£2,245 pp £2,045 pp
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£2,045
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Kerala & Exoctic Southern India
Save up to £300pp
4.3 stars(22 reviews)
2024OctNov
2025JanFebOctNovDec
16 days from
£2,795 pp £2,595 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Glacier Express All Inclusive
Rail Discoveries
2024AprMayJunJulAug...
Rail Discoveries
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£1,799 pp £1,699 pp
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£1,699
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Glacier Express
Tour & Cruise
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4.6 stars(39 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
2025MayJunJul
12 days from
£3,295 pp
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Grand Alpine Explorer
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4.5 stars(16 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
14 days from
£4,395 pp £4,145 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Heathrow
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Classic Glacier Express in Winter
22/Feb
Mr David Hermelin
5 stars
“Fantastic scenery, great organisation, great company. A superb trip.
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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter
15/Feb
D Simons
5 stars
“The trip was outstanding with a great tour guide and a great group of people. The area was stunning, all transfers with the trains went well, hotel and food were wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend this as an area to visit.
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Traditional Glacier Express in Winter
8/Feb
michael lanham
5 stars
“Everything I was expecting but Switzerland remains an expensive country
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Classic Glacier Express at New Year
16/Jan
Clifford Smy
5 stars
“Great scenery. Kay, our tour manager, was brilliant.
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Discover Southern India and Kerala
15 Dec 2023
David Pates
5 stars
“Fantastic trip. wonderful group. excellent Indian guide, Piju. Very interesting with a lot to see. organisation was 1st class.
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Ultimate Australia
11 Dec 2023
Margaret Duncan
5 stars
“Wonderful itinerary which was everything we could ask for. Australia is a joy offering such diversity which we felt Great Rail journeys introduced us to perfectly.
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Cape Town, The Blue Train and Kruger National Park
05 Dec 2023
Judi
5 stars
“Wonderful holiday. full on but covered everything we wanted. The excursions from Cape Town were well designed and our South African guide there was excellent. The Blue Train journey was memorable. Delayed by cable theft, the train team pulled out all the stops to make sure we enjoyed the enforced wait. The game drives in the Kruger were excellent. Our ranger, Amos, was very knowledgeable and enabled us to see the big five. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip.
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Traditional Glacier Express
30 Oct 2023
Alec
5 stars
“Great views and great travel experiences. Guide was first class in planning and cummunicatopin.
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Classic Swiss Alps and the Jungfrau Express
27 Oct 2023
Shonagh Stewart
5 stars
“Thoroughly enjoyed the Great Rail Journeys experience so much that we are looking to book another trip for next year
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