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Classic 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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Classic Glacier Express
Small Group
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4.6 stars(119 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
9 days from
£2,295 pp £2,145 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Glacier Express
Small Group
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4.5 stars(147 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
8 days from
£1,795 pp £1,645 pp
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8 days from
£1,795
£1,645
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur) 2016
4.6 stars(43 reviews)
2023JanFebMar
9 days from
£1,995 pp
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£1,995
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Jungfrau Express
Small Group
Booking Offer
4.4 stars(71 reviews)
2023MayJunAugSepOct
9 days from
£2,495 pp £2,345 pp
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9 days from
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£2,345
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
4.2 stars(127 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
7 days from
£995 pp
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£995
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Glacier Express & St Moritz
Small Group
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4.4 stars(50 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
10 days from
£2,995 pp £2,845 pp
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10 days from
£2,995
£2,845
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Glacier Express in Winter (Chur-Kandersteg) 2016
4.7 stars(35 reviews)
2023JanFebMar
8 days from
£1,970 pp
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£1,970
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Geirangerfjord
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4.7 stars(17 reviews)
2023MayJun
2024MayJun
13 days from
£2,995 pp £2,845 pp
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13 days from
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Cape Town, the Blue Train & Kruger
Booking Offer
2023FebMarOctNov
2024FebMarOctNov
12 days from
£3,995 pp £3,895 pp
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12 days from
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  • DestinationSouth Africa
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Glacier Express
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4.3 stars(21 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
12 days from
£3,095 pp
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  • DestinationGermany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Arctic Circle Express
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4.1 stars(22 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
17 days from
£3,295 pp £3,145 pp
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17 days from
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
Small Group
Booking Offer
4.4 stars(53 reviews)
2023AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,895 pp £1,745 pp
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£1,745
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Our customers love our Classic Rail Journeys tours
Wengen and the Jungfrau Express
13/Nov
James McGill
5 stars
“My wife says it is the best holiday she has ever been on. I loved it as well. It was well organised and Philip Ellson was an excellent tour guide. The scenery was stunning. Thank you so much. We loved Wengen and all the surrounding area.
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Jungfrau Express Five-Star All Inclusive
31/Oct
A Palmer
5 stars
“It was brilliant - a bit full on (could have done with another free day) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The hotel was very good - the staff were so helpful. The Tour Manager was fantastic. Looking forward to my next Great Rail Journeys trip!
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Mountaintops of Switzerland
30/Oct
Mr Clive Andrew Richardson
5 stars
“Well organised
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Ultimate Canada and The Rocky Mountaineer
29/Oct
Paul
5 stars
“Had a great 2 weeks in Canada, loads of happy memories of experiences, and meeting with some lovely people. The Rocky Mountaineer was a delightful experience, and the staff were very attentive. The Canadian train journey was also fabulous, and I managed to get some lovely pictures of the Rockies from my cabin. I would encourage anyone on The Canadian train to upgrade to a private cabin. I was a sigle / sole traveller, and I upgraded to a 2 person cabin, and occuied it by myself. Not that much more expensive, but worth it for the convenience of having your own private toilet. BTW if you upgrade to a 'one person cabin' you may find your bed gets let down on top of your own personal toilet, which personally I found a little gross, and rather inconvenient if you have to get u pat night for a pee. Mark our tour lead was tireless in his constant support of everyone in the group, and I guess he must have been knackered by the end of the 2 weeks. Thank you Great Rail Journeys, I'd certainly travel with you again.
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The Best of Scotland and Ireland
25/Oct
C Gordon
5 stars
“Great trip.
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Discover Southern India and Kerala
24/Oct
Jan Fereday Smith
5 stars
“A fantastic and full on tour. A well organised and enjoyable tour with nice hotels by coach and rail..
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The Glacier Express and St Moritz
14/Oct
Dr Robinson
5 stars
“Fantastic service and a wonderful destination
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Yorkshire Dales and Moors
12/Oct
J Dempster
5 stars
“A great holiday.
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Lakes and Mountains of Switzerland and Italy
24/Sep
Mr Joe Bannister
5 stars
“Friendly group really well organised holiday and great fun
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