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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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Europe & The Great British Isles 2021

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Glacier Express
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.4 stars(46 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
2022JanFeb
8 days from
£1,495 pp
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£1,495
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.5 stars(77 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
9 days from
£1,395 pp
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9 days from
£1,395
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Simply Lake Garda
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.5 stars(52 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,495 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.6 stars(72 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
6 days from
£675 pp
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6 days from
£675
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.5 stars(42 reviews)
2021MayJunJulAugSepOct
10 days from
£1,895 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.6 stars(33 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
13 days from
£2,095 pp
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13 days from
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Railways & Castles of Wales
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.5 stars(63 reviews)
2021AprMayJunJulAug...
6 days from
£645 pp
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£645
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  • DestinationWales
  • Starts / EndsLlandudno
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence
Small Group
Flexible Booking
4.5 stars(25 reviews)
2021MayJunAugSepOct
7 days from
£1,445 pp
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7 days from
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Taj Mahal, Agra
Flexible Booking
4.7 stars(7 reviews)
2021AprSepOctNovDec
2022JanFebMarAprSep...
14 days from
£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
Flexible Booking
4.8 stars(31 reviews)
2021MaySepOctNov
2022JanFebMarAprSep...
18 days from
£3,095 pp
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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A Castle On The Shore Of Loch Fyne
Small Group
Flexible Booking
3.9 stars(29 reviews)
2021MayJunJulAugSepOct
7 days from
£945 pp
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£945
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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  • DestinationIndia
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Our customers love our Most popular train tours tours
Edinburgh, the Highlands and Islands
27 Oct 2020
Mr Joslin Lewis
5 stars
“Everything went to plan and the holiday was well described in the advance literature.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Railways and Castles of Wales
20 Oct 2020
Mr Michael Saunders
5 stars
“Because everything was just fine, from the hotel staff to the organised trips? The covid arrangements were outstanding
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
India’s Golden Triangle, Tigers and Shimla
13 Mar 2020
Mrs K Harper
5 stars
“EXCELLENT HOLIDAY, PROFESSIONAL FRIENDLY SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDES.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Avignon, the Rhône and Provence
20 Oct 2019
Dr P Hill
5 stars
“excellent organisation. No problems
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne
14 Oct 2019
Mr R Kingston
5 stars
“Thanks to Graham our Guide everything went very well.Very much enjoyed the Castle.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
Grand Imperial Cities
11 Oct 2019
Ms A Townsend
5 stars
“Excellent service and value for money. A full action packed holiday with lots to see and do. We experienced a problem with the trains one day and our agent was superb dealing with everything in an efficient and professional manner. This is our 5th hol with GRJ and would definitely use them again
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
09 Aug 2019
Mrs L Beech
5 stars
“Excellent organisation. Information well communicated. High quality hotels and food. Interesting excursions.
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Western Highlands and Hebrides
03 Aug 2019
Mr P Johnson
5 stars
“Thoroughly enjoyed the round of experiences in this holiday. A bit spoilt by the weather.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys
India's Golden Triangle
28 Apr 2019
Mr D Knights
5 stars
“Well organised well informed. Ivan the tour manager was fantastic. Hemms the local guide was full of knowledge and kept us well informed. All tours throughout were fantastic and made the holiday.
Collected by Great Rail Journeys

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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