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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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Taj Mahal, Agra
(14 reviews)
2020OctNovDec
2021JanFebMarAprSep...
14 days from
£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Amadeus Queen
Early Booking
(8 reviews)
2021MayJunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,295 pp
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£2,295
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Discovering Japan
(20 reviews)
2020Oct
2021MarAprMaySepOct
13 days from
£4,095 pp
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  • DestinationJapan
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Tracks of the Deep South
(21 reviews)
2020OctNov
2021FebAprMayJunAug...
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Kerala & Exoctic Southern India
(10 reviews)
2020Oct
2021JanOctNov
16 days from
£2,595 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
(51 reviews)
2020OctNovDec
2021FebMarMaySepOctNov
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£3,095 pp
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
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Sri Lanka, Temples and Tea
(8 reviews)
2020Nov
2021JanFebMarNov
15 days from
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  • DestinationSri Lanka
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Coach
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The Outer Hebrides
(32 reviews)
2020Sep
2021AprMayJunJulSep
8 days from
£1,445 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Discover Poland
(9 reviews)
2020Sep
13 days from
£2,695 pp
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Berlin, Dresden & Prague
(10 reviews)
2020Sep
10 days from
£1,875 pp
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  • DestinationCzech Republic, Germany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
(42 reviews)
2020SepOct
2021MayJunJulAugSepOct
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£1,645 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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France's Waterways from Champagne to Paris
Early Booking
(7 reviews)
2021MayJun
7 days from
£2,195 pp £2,095 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Beijing to Tibet - 'Across the Roof of the World'
Mr D Holdstock
“The was a great experience not a lot of down time. The high altitude did hit one or two of us. I would recommend this tour for its historic and geographical interest.
Berlin, Dresden & Prague
Mr M Arnold
“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.
Delights of the Danube (Rail & Cruise)
Mr J Rowse
“The holiday was very good, visiting Berlin and Prague before boarding the Amadeus Brilliant which was excellent. Accommodation and food on board also excellent, a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
Discover Poland
Anonymous
“A country I had not visited before excellent local guides which gave a greater understanding of Poland's history as a nation and from a personal/human point of view the 3 centres where we stayed enhanced the history & travelling between them gave understanding of the Polish way of life
Discovering Japan
Mr P Rao
“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.
Five-Star India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers & Shimla
Anonymous
“Well organised tour, excellent tour manager and local guide, really impressed
Grand Tour of China
Anonymous
“Great trip, well thought out, saw all the main sights without being too rushed.
India's Golden Triangle & Tiger Safari
Anonymous
“Fantastic organisation with minimal fuss.
India's Palace on Wheels & Ultimate Rajasthan
Mrs A Liggett
“The tour was absolutely excellent. The accommodation, the restaurants chosen, the itinerary, were all superb as were the guides everywhere.
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