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This incredible selection of tours are customers favourites for a reason. Year after year, we enjoy comments from our customers proclaiming their enjoyment for the hotels, the meals, the cultural experiences and, of course, the magnificent railway journeys these holidays encompass.

In the glorious south of Europe, discover Italy and Spain. Two countries simply bursting with vibrant traditions, here, you can find some of the most iconic sights in Europe, from the canals of Venice to the Moorish palace of Granada. Enjoy informative guided tours, sample food and wine in authentic settings, and truly immerse yourself in cultures that are renowned for their erachanging art and delicious food.

For those who appreciate the splendours of nature, there can be no place better than stunning Switzerland. A destination where the towns and cities spill over into the incomparable countryside with astonishing effects, this is certainly a country that has to be seen by rail. And on board the Glacier Express, the 'slowest express train in the world', is a fine way to do it, as the leisurely pace allows passengers to truly absorb the awe-inspiring Alpine landscape in all seasons.

Austria and Germany are home to some of the Imperial capitals established by the Hapsburg empire. Vienna with its elegant, artistic style, and Berlin with its turbulent history and resilient monuments both offer an inspiring insight into the changes of mainland Europe throughout the ages.

Just beyond your front door, you can enjoy the very best that the United Kingdom has to offer. Climb aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the most visited heritage railway in England thanks to it's breathtaking scenery, and picturesque railway stations along the way. On the Isle of Man, uncover an incredible amount of history that still comes alive on the island, with horse-drawn trams, steam railways, and castles that are beloved by visitors from all around the world.

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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
(99 reviews)
2020AugSepOct
2021MarAprMayJunJul...
9 days from
£1,395 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Traditional Glacier Express
Topseller
(63 reviews)
2020AugSepOct
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
8 days from
£1,495 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Highland Adventure
(82 reviews)
2020SepOct
2021Sep
5 days from
£745 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsInverness
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Simply Lake Garda
(67 reviews)
2020AugSepOct
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,395 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Railways & Castles of Wales
(77 reviews)
2020SepOct
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
6 days from
£695 pp
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  • DestinationWales
  • Starts / EndsLlandudno
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
(31 reviews)
2020AugSep
2021AprMayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
£845 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate / York, Harrogate
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Classic Glacier Express
(31 reviews)
2020AugSep
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9 days from
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
(96 reviews)
2020AugSepOct
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6 days from
£695 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
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  • TransportRail, Coach
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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence
(41 reviews)
2020SepOct
7 days from
£1,245 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
(41 reviews)
2020AugSepOct
7 days from
£995 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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The Italian Riviera
(28 reviews)
2020SepOct
2021AprMayJunAugSepOct
10 days from
£2,095 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Glacier Express & St Moritz
(27 reviews)
2020Sep
2021MayJunJulAugSep
10 days from
£2,695 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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A Grand Tour of Italy
Mrs J Hitchcock
“I will never need to travel with another company again. Great Rail Journeys are 5 star in every respect. Fantastic holiday.
Andalucian Explorer
Mr J Knox
“This was another outstandingly great holiday. It was full of wonderful experiences and unexpected sights.
Austrian Alps All-Inclusive
Anonymous
“The holiday was very well organised. The hotels were extremely good and rail travel and coach travel was very comfortable.
Avignon, the Rhône & Provence
Dr P Hill
“excellent organisation. No problems
Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees
Mr K Berridge
“Great holiday almost ruined by the chaotic and badly planned journey home
Classic Glacier Express
Mr D Webber
“Great experiences, wonderful scenery, well organised, great Tour Manager, friendly group, no problems.
Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands
Mrs C Inboden
“Everybody I dealt with at Great Rails was very knowledgeable and organized. Our experience was exactly as expected.
Fairytale Castles & The Bavarian Alps
Anonymous
“It was a great experience
Harz Mountains & Rhine Gorge
Mr P Troutman
“This was our first trip to Europe. Our experience was beyond expectations. The tour director, the accomodations, the fellowship of the group all combined to make it memorable.
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