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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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A Grand Tour of Italy
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4.2 stars(50 reviews)
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Andalucian Explorer
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4.5 stars(34 reviews)
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Grand Alpine Explorer
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4.5 stars(16 reviews)
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Marrakech
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4.4 stars(24 reviews)
2024MaySepOct
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Portugal & the Douro
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4.2 stars(60 reviews)
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Girolata Bay
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Top to Toe of Italy
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4.1 stars(20 reviews)
2024MaySepOct
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The Northern Lights & Lapland
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4.4 stars(204 reviews)
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Taj Mahal, Agra
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Grand Imperial Cities
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4.6 stars(122 reviews)
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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  • TransportRail
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Canada Coast to Coast rail holiday
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4.1 stars(44 reviews)
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  • DestinationCanada
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Discovering Japan
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4.3 stars(58 reviews)
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Grand Tour of Japan
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  • DestinationJapan
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Milford Sound
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4.5 stars(48 reviews)
2024SepNov
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  • DestinationNew Zealand
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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Tigers, the Taj Mahal and Mumbai
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  • DestinationIndia
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Angkor Wat
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
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Andalucian Explorer
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4.5 stars(34 reviews)
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  • DestinationSpain
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Portugal & the Douro
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  • DestinationPortugal
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Our customers love our Grand Tours tours
Grand Imperial Cities
16/Apr
Lawrence
5 stars
“Brilliant tour of 4 major European cities. Exceptional tour manager made the tour well above expectations. Great value.
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Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Botswana Safari
14/Apr
C Miller
5 stars
“Super time had by all. Made all the more perfect by a most caring and efficient Guide. She gave 100% of herself..
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Grand Tour of New Zealand
11/Apr
Bev
5 stars
“This was a full-on itinerary but worth the effort. We really experienced New Zealand in all its glory. The tour was well organised, the guides and Tour manager were excellent. We recommend Great Rail Journeys, this was our 9th holiday with them.
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The Northern Lights and Lapland
4/Apr
K Scott
5 stars
“Wonderfull experience . Hotels very good but evening meals poor.Tour manager most efficient , knowledgable and very quick to solve problems, would go on any trip with him at the helm.
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Grand Tour of India, Nepal and the Himalayas
3/Apr
Pooniavadee Ungapen
5 stars
“we had a wonderful time . Just to remind the organiser the road to kathmandu was too hard and a lot of time wasted
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Sri Lanka's Leopards and Temples
3/Apr
C Woods
5 stars
“This is a lovely tour, busy, but a great experience. Sri Lanka is a beautiful country and you get to see a lot of sights. The hotels are great with gorgeous swimming pools. The food was good and all buffets so you get to choose what you want. This tour was really good value as well.
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Highlights of India, Mumbai and the Golden Triangle
29/Mar
Martin Hall
5 stars
“Superb trip everything was catered for which made for an effortless holiday.
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Darjeeling and the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
28/Mar
Sue Bates
5 stars
“A holiday full of experiences in amazing places. History, culture, nature and fabulous landscapes. Something for everyone especially rail enthusiasts.
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Ultimate Australia
24/Mar
Danny Rodwell
5 stars
“Saw and learned a lot about Australia and its people and history. Enjoyed the train travel available at the time we toured. Our tour manager was very efficient and fun. Local guides/drivers added to the experience.
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