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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
4.6 stars(118 reviews)
2024MarAprMayJunJul...
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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Geirangerfjord
4.7 stars(35 reviews)
2024MayJun
13 days from
£4,095 pp
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  • DestinationNorway
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Grand Alpine Explorer
4.5 stars(16 reviews)
2024MayJunJulAugSep
14 days from
£4,395 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Germany, Switzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Milford Sound
4.4 stars(37 reviews)
2024SepNov
2025JanFebMarOctNov
21 days from
£6,295 pp
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  • DestinationNew Zealand
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Arctic Circle Express
4.1 stars(47 reviews)
2024JunJulAugSep
17 days from
£3,895 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta
4.7 stars(90 reviews)
2024AprSepOctNovDec
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18 days from
£3,295 pp
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  • DestinationCambodia, Vietnam
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Engadine Valley
4.4 stars(40 reviews)
2024MayJunSep
9 days from
£3,695 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Outer Hebrides
4.1 stars(120 reviews)
2024MayAugSep
8 days from
£2,285 pp
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsGlasgow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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USA Coast to Coast
4.5 stars(63 reviews)
2024MayJunSepOct
2025AprMayJunSepOct
18 days from
£4,995 pp
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
4.2 stars(49 reviews)
2024MayAugSep
2025MayJunAugSep
14 days from
£5,595 pp
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  • DestinationCanada
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Washington DC
4.5 stars(6 reviews)
2024JunSep
2025MayJunSepOct
10 days from
£2,795 pp
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  • DestinationUSA, Canada
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco
2024JunSepOct
14 days from
£3,395 pp
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  • DestinationUSA
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Our customers love our Journeys of a Lifetime tours
Treasures of Egypt and Nile Cruise
29/Feb
Chris
5 stars
“My wife and I can unreservedly recommend our recent GRJ trip to Egypt. We were well looked after by our tour manager John and well informed by our Egyptologist guide Ahmed. We visited so many amazing sights during our time. Any queries, questions or requests that we had during our stay were promptly and effectively responded to. All hotels that we visited were all of a high all round standard. We also enjoyed a variety of forms of transport during our time there - literally planes, boats and planes! All in all we had a very positive experience.
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Grand Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia
17/Feb
C Grocott
5 stars
“Great holiday and experiences !
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Grand Tour of New Zealand
10/Feb
Angie Entwistle
5 stars
“A fantastic holiday led by an excellent tour leader - faultless.
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Ultimate Australia
11 Dec 2023
Margaret Duncan
5 stars
“Wonderful itinerary which was everything we could ask for. Australia is a joy offering such diversity which we felt Great Rail journeys introduced us to perfectly.
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USA Coast to Coast
03 Nov 2023
Philip Kershaw
5 stars
“absolutly wonderful and epic experience once in a lifetime holiday
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Grand Imperial Cities
28 Oct 2023
Joanne Hulbert
5 stars
“All round great experience. Tour Manager (Kevin) was great, organised and prepared. The cities were great, just the right split between guided and free time. Have already recommended to others.
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Top to Toe of Italy
28 Oct 2023
Mr Noble
5 stars
“The hotels and travelling logistics was excellent and well planned. Communication prior to the holiday was good. The cities we visited and day excursions were well organised. Our tour guide was excellent always at hand to answer questions of iron out little snags. If any negative the organised evening meals were of poor quality, but overall it was a five star holiday.
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Mountaintops of Switzerland
16 Oct 2023
T Yeoman
5 stars
“Good choice of hotels in interesting places. Excellent tour guide.
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The Outer Hebrides and the Highlands
28 Sep 2023
Carol H
5 stars
“Enjoyable, well managed trip. Interesting historical and cultural sights.
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