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Historial Rail tours

Stroll through history with Great Rail Journeys' fantastic selection of Historical Tours.

Historical Escorted Tours

Forays into the past are perfectly matched with some of our already existing cultural experiences, including gastronomic delights and carnival atmospheres across Europe, which is why we have created this dedicated collection of rail tours. Now you can find each of our itineraries that combine such unmissable sightseeing opportunities in one place.

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Lille, Flanders & the Somme

A short rail journey to Lille takes us close to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, two of the most infamous and iconic sites of the First World War. We also explore the fascinating city of Lille on a guided tour which includes a traditional beer and waffle tasting.

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2019AprMayJunSepOct

5 days from £575 pp

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The Plantagenets in France

Follow the path of the backstabbing, brave, and utterly ruthless Plantagenet family through France, exploring the tense, and often tragic battles of Agincourt and Poitiers. With your specialist Tour Manager to lead the way, you'll be transported to a time of fragile English, French relations.

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2019AprSepOct

5 days from £875 pp

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America's Founding History

Discover some of the most pivotal moments in the history of the world's largest superpower, the USA. From the hardships of the pioneers, who came to colonise this harsh environment, through the Revolutionary and Civil wars, to the founding fathers and the creation of the US constitution. America's history may not be long, but it is most certainly captivating.

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These informative experiences are the best way to explore some of history's most important figures and events; from the poignant memorials and battlefields of World War One to treading in the regal footsteps of the British Raj in vibrant India. So whether you discover the private life of Winston Churchill and walk the halls of his childhood home or follow the path of Jesus' apostle James, on our Madrid, Santiago & the Way of James tour, there is something for every budding history fanatic. Not only is each tour insightful and full of detail but includes all the usual wonderful accommodation and fantastic excursions our customers have come to expect.

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