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Be they multi-centre breaks or cross continent journeys, Grand Tours are the trip of a lifetime. Some tours favour breadth, covering vast tracts of land across a wide region, while others focus on more detailed explorations of smaller areas. We offer both types from the longest railway line in the world, to music-centric tours of the USA's Deep South.

The traditional Grand Tours became a trend in Britain around the seventeenth century but was the preserve of the super rich. With the introduction of train travel the Tour became open to the upper middle classes. Unfortunately the number of people taking the Grand Tour has declined in recent years as more and more young people are taking gap years in exotic locations rather than learning more about their own part of the world. In honour of the original Grand Tour we have compiled a selection of train journeys which are in keeping with the ideals of education and enlightenment as well as reflecting the make up of the modern world.

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Europe & The Great British Isles 2021

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Taj Mahal, Agra
4.7 stars(7 reviews)
2021OctNovDec
2022JanFebMarAprSep...
14 days from
£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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The Northern Lights & Lapland
Small Group
4.7 stars(14 reviews)
2022JanFebMar
10 days from
£2,395 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Arctic Circle Express
4.2 stars(8 reviews)
2022MayJunJulAugSep
17 days from
£3,495 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Portugal & the Douro
Small Group
4.4 stars(16 reviews)
2021Sep
2022AprMayJunAugSepOct
14 days from
£3,395 pp
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  • DestinationPortugal
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Andalucian Explorer
Small Group
4.7 stars(10 reviews)
2021Sep
2022AprJunSep
11 days from
£3,295 pp
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Canada Coast to Coast rail holiday
4.5 stars(11 reviews)
2021Sep
2022MayJunAugSep
17 days from
£4,895 pp
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  • DestinationCanada
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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A Grand Tour of Italy
Small Group
4.5 stars(17 reviews)
2021Oct
2022AprMayJunSepOct
12 days from
£2,895 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Alaska Cruise and National Parks
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Selected dates Sep-21 to Nov-22

17 days from
£5,995 pp
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  • DestinationUSA, Canada
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Cruise, Coach
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USA Coast to Coast
4.8 stars(24 reviews)
2021Sep
2022AprMayJunAugSepOct
20 days from
£4,495 pp
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Beijing to Tibet - 'Across the Roof of the World'
Tailormade

Selected dates Sep-21 to Oct-22

15 days from
£4,295 pp
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15 days from
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  • DestinationChina, Tibet
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Darjeeling & the Last Himalayan Kingdom
2021Nov
2022FebMarOctNov
16 days from
£3,895 pp
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  • DestinationBhutan, India
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Grand Tour of China
4.8 stars(20 reviews)
2021Nov
2022MarAprMayJunAug...
15 days from
£3,195 pp
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  • DestinationChina
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Cruise, Coach
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Our customers love our Grand Tours tours
The Northern Lights and Lapland
18 Mar 2020
Mrs A Chapman
5 stars
“This was our first visit to Norway. It was wonderful! We were so lucky to have perfect weather, and the scenery was magical.
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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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Ultimate Australia and the Ghan
Mar 08 2020
Mr N Larvin
5 stars
“A well organised experience. You leave everything to the tour manager. Just turn up when they say. Australia is a lovely country to visit.
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America Coast to Coast
31 Oct 2019
Mr M Green
5 stars
“Loved everything and everywhere- went with an open mind. Obviously some places were better than others but still enjoyed all
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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.
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Tracks of the Deep South
22 Oct 2019
Mrs S Kirk
5 stars
“We thoroughly enjoyed Tracks of the Deep South. It certainly was action packed. We also met up with friends in Nashville on our free day. Our friends live just 50 mins out of Nashville
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Portugal and the Douro
21 Oct 2019
Mr P Cooke
5 stars
“Excellent variety of stopovers and interesting places
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Grand Tour of America
18 Oct 2019
Mr J Cattigan
5 stars
“It was exactly what we thought it would be and met all our needs. Travel was good, hotels excellent (apart from Niagara, which didn’t detract from the overall experience). Guide was excellent and what we saw was exceptional.
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Andalucian Explorer
18 Oct 2019
Mr J Knox
5 stars
“This was another outstandingly great holiday. It was full of wonderful experiences and unexpected sights.
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