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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
4.7 stars(15 reviews)
2023FebMarAprSepOct...
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Tracks of the Deep South
4.1 stars(37 reviews)
2023FebAprMayJunSepOct
2024FebAprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Salzburg
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4.4 stars(30 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,395 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi
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4.1 stars(66 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSepOct
7 days from
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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16 days from
£3,795
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  • DestinationBhutan, India
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Discovering Japan
4.4 stars(15 reviews)
2023MarAprMaySepOct
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  • DestinationJapan
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Kerala & Exoctic Southern India
4.5 stars(8 reviews)
2023FebOctNov
2024JanFebOctNov
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£2,295 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Grand Tour of India & Nepal
4.4 stars(18 reviews)
2023FebAprOctNov
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£3,245 pp
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  • DestinationIndia, Nepal
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
4.8 stars(34 reviews)
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
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Top to Toe of Italy
Small Group
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3.9 stars(16 reviews)
2023AprMayJunSepOct
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Gatwick
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Schonbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
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4.9 stars(9 reviews)
2023JunJulAugSep
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Discover Poland
Small Group
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4.8 stars(14 reviews)
2023MayJunJulAugSep
13 days from
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Our customers love our Cultural Trips by Rail tours
Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia
9/Nov
Austin
5 stars
“This was a full on experience expertly handled by Great Rail Journeys. The hotels and food were superb. The tour manger was excellent and had great attention to detail. Even a typhoon did not phase him and with quickly arranging a different hotel and internal flights we were back on track. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip and will certainly book another with Great Rail.
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India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Shimla
3/Nov
M Royle
5 stars
“Excellent trip.
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Tracks of the Deep South
28/Oct
Mr Julian Bown
5 stars
“Excellent!
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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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Delights of the Danube (Fly and Cruise)
15/Oct
Gillian Hollingsworth Morris
5 stars
“It was everything thay was advertised. Great staff, exquisite food, comfy beds, wonderful trips. Lovely evening entertainment. You couldn't do anymore to make this better. Thank you
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Top to Toe of Italy
12/Oct
J Red
5 stars
“We had a great time travelling from top to toe in Italy. The holiday was fast paced but each destination was worth the visit. We had excellent tour guides, excellent hotels in good locations and a superb tour manager who was well organised and well informed.
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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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Discover Japan
27 Oct 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.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Berlin, Dresden and Prague
22 Oct 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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