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.