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Escorted Cultural Trips

It's said that travel broadens the mind, and there can be no easier and more enjoyable way to experience the cultures and customs of different countries, whilst also enjoying their highlights and natural beauty, than on a cultural trip with Great Rail Journeys.

With destinations worldwide to choose from, a cultural trip with Great Rail Journeys places a host of unique cultural experiences at your fingertips. Travel in comfort and style into Morocco's stunning Atlas Mountains to meet the ancient Berber people in their villages of traditional clay houses on our Marrakech Express trip.

Explore the remarkable cultural legacy of China's Imperial Cities, the Great Wall of China and the historic Terracotta Army. Travel to the heart of Indian culture on our tour of Kerala and the Hill Stations of Madras and witness the beauty of traditional Dravidian architecture, vast tea plantations, and the colourful ritualism of the dramatic Kathakali Dance.

All of these unforgettable cultural experiences and many more await anyone with a desire to discover and understand the customs of people from cultures very different from our own, whilst journeying by rail through some of the world's most breath-taking scenery to a host of fascinating destinations.

Great Rail Journeys' wide range of cultural trips by rail offers the chance to discover and become immersed in the culture of some of the world's most famous and fascinating destinations and has something to suit every taste. From exploring the roots of Creole culture and the origins of jazz music on our Tracks of the Deep South tour of the southern United States to experiencing the exotic customs and traditions of south-east Asia on the endlessly fascinating and enjoyable Sri Lanka, Temples and Tea trip Great Rail Journeys provides best of stress-free, comfortable rail travel to a host of unforgettable cultural, historic and scenic destinations worldwide.

Guided by one of our knowledgeable, friendly and experienced Tour Managers and featuring journeys on some of the most iconic and picturesque railways in the world, whenever and wherever you choose to indulge your senses in the unique pleasures of a cultural rail trip with Great Rail Journeys, you are assured of an itinerary packed with superb destinations and entertaining excursions and activities. You'll also find plenty of time to discover your own cultural highlights to create personal memories of a trip that you'll cherish forever.

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Europe & The Great British Isles 2021

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The Outer Hebrides
4.1 stars(93 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
8 days from
£1,545 pp
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£1,545
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow / Glasgow, Edinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
4.1 stars(39 reviews)
2022AugSepOct
7 days from
£1,595 pp
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£1,595
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Amadeus Queen
4.6 stars(8 reviews)
2022JulAugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
10 days from
£2,195 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Tracks of the Deep South
4.2 stars(16 reviews)
2022SepOct
2023FebAprMayJunSepOct
14 days from
£2,795 pp
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£2,795
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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4 days from
£635
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  • DestinationScotland
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Taj Mahal, Agra
4.7 stars(7 reviews)
2022SepOctNov
2023JanFebMarAprSepOct
14 days from
£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Darjeeling & the Last Himalayan Kingdom
2022OctNov
2023FebMarOctNov
16 days from
£3,595 pp
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  • DestinationBhutan, India
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
2022JulAugSep
2023JunJulAugSep
8 days from
£1,695 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Grand Tour of China
4.8 stars(20 reviews)
2023MarAprMaySepOct
15 days from
£2,995 pp
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  • DestinationChina
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise, Coach
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Discovering Japan
4.4 stars(15 reviews)
2022SepOct
2023MarAprMaySepOct
13 days from
£4,195 pp
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  • DestinationJapan
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Discover Poland
Small Group
4.8 stars(6 reviews)
2022AugSep
13 days from
£2,595 pp
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Kerala & Exoctic Southern India
4.3 stars(6 reviews)
2022OctNov
2023JanFebOctNov
16 days from
£2,395 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Our customers love our Cultural Trips by Rail tours
Delights of the Danube (Rail and Cruise)
1/Jul
Mags
5 stars
“Great Food Great cabin helpful staff met lovely people
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The Outer Hebrides and The Highlands
1/Jul
D Jones
5 stars
“We were looked after well by our tour guide and the history of the island
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Discover Poland
30/Jun
John
5 stars
“Brilliant but exhausting. It was not a restful holiday. Great hotels (except extra hotel due to rail strike). Rail travel well organised. Guide (Greg) was excellent. Very knowledgeable. Small group of only 7 so individual attention. Poland is an interesting country with varied sights and activities and can thoroughly recommend. Cannot understand why more do not book this trip. Trams and electric buses in the cities. The Salt Mines are incredible. Both Wroclaw (Vrots-waf) and Krakow are wonderful to visit. Good to learn about WW2 and the Polish Story. Magnificent churches. Don't miss the Fire Eating Dragon of Krakow!
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Sri Lanka's Leopards and Temples
28/Feb
Peter Grieve
5 stars
“Absolutely fantastic holiday. Martyn the tour manager and Ravi the local guide were brilliant. Such an interesting and varied tour - Sri Lanka is a beautiful island. Would highly recommend.
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India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Shimla
13 Mar 2020
Mrs K Harper
5 stars
“EXCELLENT HOLIDAY, PROFESSIONAL FRIENDLY SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES.
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Discover Japan
Oct 27 2019
Mr P Rao
5 stars
“It was all we could expect. Bill McIntosh is a very good tour manager and Haru's presence was very comforting and useful to speak Japanese and organize things.
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Berlin, Dresden and Prague
Oct 22 2019
Mr M Arnold
5 stars
“The tour manager was brilliant and the group made up of interesting and nice people who geld as a group of travellers. Hotel were very nice and the Eurostar was a great experience as was the German rail network.
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Discover Southern India and Kerala
Apr 19 2019
Mrs P Emmett
5 stars
“Very well planned itinerary with lots of interesting places and happenings.
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Ultimate Rajasthan and the Palace on Wheels
21 Dec 2018
Mrs A Liggett
5 stars
“The tour was absolutely excellent. The accommodation, the restaurants chosen, the itinerary, were all superb as were the guides everywhere.
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