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Green Travel Rail Tours

Rail holidays are the perfect way to explore, enjoy and protect our planet

Offering more than three hundred rail tours and holidays in forty countries around the world, it has always been Great Rail Journeys' ambition to introduce travellers to the joys of exploring some of the world's most beautiful, historic and unforgettable destinations by rail.

As travel and tourism is subject nowadays to increased scrutiny in respect of its environmental impact, Great Rail Journeys is, and always has been, committed to providing environmentally responsible green travel. Research demonstrates that rail travel produces a tenth of the harmful greenhouse gases in comparison to air travel.

Besides providing the opportunity to travel on some of the most iconic trains and railways on earth, such as Switzerland's stunningly scenic Alpine Jungfrau Railway, South Africa's luxurious Blue Train and Australia's legendary outback service The Ghan, we're also doing our bit to encourage sustainable tourism by enabling travellers to enjoy memorable tours and holidays whilst journeying on one of the most ecologically-friendly forms of transport. As a consequence of Great Rail Journeys' dedication to providing environmentally responsible green travel we have been awarded three stars by the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO) which acknowledges that we have "gone above and beyond the minimum sustainable tourism requirements expected by AITO".

Great Rail Journeys proves that it is possible to enjoy spectacular and unforgettable rail holidays around the world whilst adhering to the principles of environmentally responsible green travel.

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Berlin, Dresden & Prague Fly:Rail

Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a Berlin, Dresden and Prague tour, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.

Departs from June 2017 to September 2017.
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10 days from £1,495per personView tour details
Andalucian Explorer

Showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Andalucía, this tour takes us from Spain's bustling, fashionable capital city, through the iconic Moorish citadel of Granada's Alhambra, to the elegant city of Seville, via the whitewashed passages of Cordoba's Old Town.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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13 days from £2,895per personView tour details
Grand Tour of the UK

Imbued with centuries of history and culture, the UK is one of the most rewarding nations to travel around. Explore the length and breadth of Britain on this outstanding tour of the island. Discover ancient attractions, modern cities and wild landscapes from the rugged Rannoch Moor to the inspiring Stonehenge.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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14 days from £2,195per personView tour details
Berlin, Dresden & Prague

Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a Berlin, Dresden and Prague tour, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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11 days from £1,895per personView tour details
Highlights of the Baltics & Scandinavia

Discover the contrasting cultures of the fascinating Baltic region, from colourful Scandinavia to the splendour of Russia, via the historic countries of Latvia and Estonia. Explore glorious palaces and UNESCO World Heritage sites on this unique Baltic Explorer rail tour.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
18 days from £2,795per personView tour details
Avignon, the Rhône & Provence

Discover Avignon, the Rhône and Provence. Inspiration for artists including Vincent Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and atmosphere. Staying in the delightful city of Avignon, we explore Roman Provence and enjoy a lunch cruise along the Rhône.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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7 days from £1,095per personView tour details
Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees

Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years. Here we see the region's lovely coastal resorts, the mighty Pyrenees and the unique Basque heritage.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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7 days from £1,345per personView tour details
America's Great National Parks

An oasis of spellbinding scenery and memorable experiences await on this enthralling tour of America's great natural gems. From cosmopolitan Chicago to breathtaking Glacier National Park, tour the best of Montana and Yellowstone, explore Salt Lake City, journey on the world's highest cog railway and discover the magical desert landscapes of Colorado.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
16 days from £3,095per personView tour details
1930s Pullman Glacier Express

During this 10-day tour to St Moritz and Zermatt, we relive the golden age of Swiss rail travel as we ride on the Pullman Glacier Express train. Travelling in restored carriages from the late 1920s and early 1930s, we enjoy impeccable Swiss hospitality and unbeatable Alpine views on this remarkable two-day journey.

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Arras & the Somme Battlefields

From our base in delightful Arras, we explore the World War I battlefield sites and moving memorials in the Somme, discover how Arras was restored to its former glory and ride the P'tit Train historic military railway.

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It is in everybody's best interests to reduce their carbon footprint and minimise their environmental impact. Taking a proactive approach to environmentally responsible green travel is one practical and effective way in which to do this.

Great Rail Journeys provides holidays and tours to some of the most popular and outstanding destinations in the world, covering Europe, the USA, Canada, India and the Orient, Russia and Asia, South and Central America, Africa and Australasia. And since we focus on travel by rail, ours are amongst the most ecologically-friendly tours and holidays available.

Inevitably some of Great Rail Journeys' holidays involve international flights but we do everything in our power to offset the environmental impact of flights via the adoption of green policies and practices such as waste recycling and energy conservation elsewhere in our business and we encourage those who travel with us to similarly reduce their own 'carbon footprint'. By offering environmentally responsible green travel Great Rail Journeys is helping to ensure that exploring the world by rail is as enjoyable and rewarding for tomorrow's travellers as it is for today's.

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