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Journeys of a Lifetime

The destination you've been eyeing up for years, that trip of a lifetime you've been promising yourself, a rail journey you've always wanted to experience - now's the time to rediscover your travel ambitions. This collection of highly-inclusive, unforgettable holidays really are journeys of a lifetime. So, let us take you on an epic rail holiday, where travelling in style and new adventures come as standard. Take the world-renowned Rocky Mountaineer across Canada's vast and dramatic landscapes or cross five African nations on the Pride of Africa. There's so much waiting for you to explore. Relax as our local experts guide you through breathtaking scenery, fascinating historical sites and authentic gastronomic experiences. ​

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Iconic Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys by name, Great Rail Journeys by nature. On nearly every holiday we run, relaxing, impressive or once-in-a-lifetime rail journeys are par for the course. Whether it's the 180-mile trip the Glacier Express makes through the mountains of Switzerland, an experience aboard the steepest railway line in the world - the Flåm Railway in Norway, or a beautifully-restored journey on the Jacobite Steam Train through the Scottish Highlands, we know all of the best rail experiences to be had.​

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Grand Imperial Cities
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4.6 stars(158 reviews)
2024AugSepOct
2025MarMayJunAugSepOct
12 days from
£2,495 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
4.7 stars(106 reviews)
2024SepOctNovDec
2025JanFebMarAprSep...
18 days from
£3,295 pp
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Grand Alpine Explorer
No Single Supplement
4.5 stars(19 reviews)
2024AugSep
2025AprMayJunJulAugSep
14 days from
£4,295 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Grand Tour of Japan
2024Oct
2025MarAprMaySepOct
16 days from
£6,395 pp
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  • DestinationJapan
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Milford Sound
4.5 stars(48 reviews)
2024SepNov
2025JanFebMarNov
21 days from
£5,995 pp
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  • DestinationNew Zealand
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Engadine Valley
4.5 stars(52 reviews)
2024AugSepOct
2025AprMaySepOct
9 days from
£3,395 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Pyramids of Giza
4.6 stars(14 reviews)
2024OctNovDec
2025JanAprSepOctNovDec
12 days from
£3,995 pp
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  • DestinationEgypt
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Geirangerfjord
4.7 stars(42 reviews)
2025MayJun
13 days from
£3,995 pp
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Arctic Circle Express
No Single Supplement
4.1 stars(47 reviews)
2024AugSep
2025JunJulAugSep
17 days from
£3,895 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco
2024SepOct
14 days from
£3,395 pp
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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The Outer Hebrides
Small Group
4.1 stars(124 reviews)
2024AugSep
2025AprMayJunJulAugSep
8 days from
£2,235 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Top to Toe of Italy
4.1 stars(20 reviews)
2024SepOct
16 days from
£4,595 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Gatwick
  • AccommodationHotel
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Arctic Norway and Midnight sun in Lofoten
25/Jun
Harold McMellon
5 stars
“Stunning scenery seen from a variety of modes of transport. Well organised trip, made even better by our superb guide Caroline whose sense of fun, hard work and attention to detail added an extra dimension to the trip. Hotels in every location were central, the majority by the waterfronts, allowing easy access to the sights. Rooms were of varying sizes but all of a high standard and many with great views. Breakfasts and evening meals were all excellent with plenty of choice. Service good throughout. The timing of the dissemination of pre-trip information from GRJ had changed from their website details but it arrived eventually. Overall a very special, enjoyable trip which we would happily repeat. The highlight being the Lofoten Islands.
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Highlights of America's East Coast
22/Jun
David Roberts
5 stars
“Great holiday and very well organised. Travelling by rail gives you an interesting insight into America and Canada away from the main sights. A good balance with time to experience all the main highlights but also opportunities to explore on your own. Thoroughly recommended.
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Grand Alpine Explorer
20/Jun
Chris Hughes
5 stars
“Excellent tour, fantastic guide. Loved the scenery.
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Wonders of Canada and The Rocky Mountaineer
15/Jun
Mrs Louise French
5 stars
“What an amazing trip! The whole journey was just what we wanted, the scenery, wildlife (we saw a grizzly bear and cubs!), trains and excursions. It was extremely well organised and Ivan our tour manager was excellent.
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Iconic America - Cities, Canyons & Valleys
8/Jun
Ruth
5 stars
“Very interesting holiday and we'll organised
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Machu Picchu and the Andes
29/May
Kevin Winter
5 stars
“The holiday gave us a great overview of the culture and history of Peru and the Incas. From the capital Lima to the reed islands of Lake Titicaca and the Incan sites at Cusco, Machu Picchu, Pisac, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo we saw amazing sites and the continuity of culture. On the high plateau we saw Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuna and a variety of birds, including the majestic Condor. A wonderful experience with a group of like minded travellers.
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Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia
6/May
D Phillips
5 stars
“The tour was informative including all modes of travel,fantastic scenery, informative local tour guides and same minded people in the tour group. Wonderful experience.
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Grand Tour of New Zealand
11/Apr
Bev
5 stars
“This was a full-on itinerary but worth the effort. We really experienced New Zealand in all its glory. The tour was well organised, the guides and Tour manager were excellent. We recommend Great Rail Journeys, this was our 9th holiday with them.
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Ultimate Australia
24/Mar
Danny Rodwell
5 stars
“Saw and learned a lot about Australia and its people and history. Enjoyed the train travel available at the time we toured. Our tour manager was very efficient and fun. Local guides/drivers added to the experience.
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