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UK Best sellers - Our most popular rail tours at Great Rail Journeys

If you're looking for a little inspiration for your next escorted rail holiday, take a look through our bestselling tours to get a taste for some of our most popular itineraries. The following are our most often booked tours; the trips that our customers love, and it's not difficult to see why. With an outstanding combination of fantastic hotels, thrilling cultural experiences, appetising meals and journeys through some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes, each of these diverse tours offers a truly first class travel experience.

Whether you'd like to stay close to home and enjoy a delightful getaway in the British Isles, Ireland or Europe, or indulge in a once in a lifetime trip to the alluring faraway shores of India, we offer an extensive range of tours to many diverse destinations, all guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust. And, with over 40 years' experience, an award-winning service, as well as inclusive value, you can be sure that when you book an escorted rail holiday with Great Rail Journeys, we'll take care of all the finer details, leaving you to simply relax and enjoy your time away.

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Simply Lake Garda

Picturesque, peaceful and perfectly placed for our visits to Verona and Venice, the lakeside town of Desenzano forms the ideal base for a wonderful holiday with a delightful setting on the shores of tranquil Lake Garda - one of Italy's best-loved lakes.

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10 days from £1,395 pp

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Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit historic castles and the Isle of Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.

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9 days from £1,305 pp

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Traditional Glacier Express

Stunning scenery and spectacular views regale us as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express. We enjoy mountain railways, charming towns and dramatic Alpine scenery on this tour through the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland.

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8 days from £1,245 pp

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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is famous for its stunning coastline, superb sandy beaches, spectacular scenery and gentle pace of life. This charming island also boasts some of the most impressive heritage railways found anywhere in the British Isles, not to mention the historic horse-drawn trams.

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6 days from £695 pp

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Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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13 days from £2,045 pp

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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.

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7 days from £1,195 pp

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Discover the most celebrated historical sights that India has to offer on our tour of 'India's Golden Triangle', an awe-inspiring adventure that sees passengers visit the iconic Taj Mahal, take a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Delhi's bazaar, and travel through the foothills of the Himalayas on the UNESCO-listed Toy Train. In Europe, experience the fascinating history of Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Berlin on our incredible tour, 'Grand Imperial Cities', or enjoy astounding Alpine scenery on a journey through the Swiss Alps aboard the famous Glacier Express.

If you'd prefer to explore the charming landscapes that lie just beyond your doorstep, why not discover the Highlands of Scotland on our 'Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands' tour? From the majestic expanse of water at Loch Ness and Loch Linnhe to the enticing combination of traditional and contemporary architecture in the Scottish capital, this extraordinary round-trip showcases the very best Scotland has to offer. Or, to taste a calmer pace of life, experience the 'Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man'. This charming island boasts an incredible array of heritage railways, which you have the pleasure of experiencing on this leisurely, bestselling tour.

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