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Michael Portillo's Great Railway Journeys

Follow in the footsteps of George Bradshaw and Michael Portillo discovering tours which feature the routes from the Great British Railway Journeys series.

Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys

As the home of the railway, it makes sense that the British Isles have some of the most wonderful, varied, and beautiful lines scattered about its countries. Delight in the wonderful railways that date from the earliest inceptions of railways, to modern marvels that connect the farthest reaches of the country. 

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Settle to Carlisle

Great British Railway Journeys Series One

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Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the UK by train taking in many scenic UK railway journeys from Buxton and Matlock to Torquay and Totnes.

Norfolk Broads

Great British Railway Journeys Series Two

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In series 2 Michael Portillo embarks on a series of railway journeys through Edwardian Britain. Highlights of which are Dereham to Cromer on a heritage diesel train, and the Turkish baths of Harrogate.

Isle of Man Steam Railway

Great British Railway Journeys Series Three

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Travelling through northern England's dramatic scenery from Berwick-upon-Tweed, across the Pennines to the Lake District and then on to the Isle of Man.

Welsh Highland Railway

Great British Railway Journeys Series Four

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Industrial Revolution inspired railway journeys are featured in series 4 as Michael visits Welshpool and Aberystwyth along other towns across the UK. 

Keighley Worth Valley

Great British Railway Journeys Series Five

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Michael Portillo travels the length and breadth of the UK by train and visits towns along the railways. From Brighton to Chichester to Manchester and Birkenhead.

Newcastle to Lindsfarne

Great British Railway Journeys Series Six

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Michael Portillo journeys to Newcastle and Lindisfarne in this series about UK train journeys.

Bristol SS Great Britain

Great British Railway Journeys Series Seven

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Bristol to Glastonbury and Egham to Henley-on-Thames is covered in this series of Great Railway Journeys.

Dublin Castle

Great British Railway Journeys Series Eight

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Longniddry to Edinburgh, Greystones to Dublin and The Flying Scotsman are just a few of the trains and places Michael visits in this series.

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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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2019AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

6 days from £695 pp

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Huskies and the Northern Lights

Join us on a remarkable adventure into the mysterious Arctic on this tour that features some unique and unforgettable experiences. Discover the magic of Norway in winter as husky dogs lead you through the snow, chase the incomparable northern lights, and ride aboard the most northern railway in the world. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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2019JanFeb

6 days from £1,695 pp

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Yorkshire & Northumberland

Scenic rail journeys bring to life the history and wild, natural beauty of Yorkshire and Northumbria on this wonderful eight day tour. Follow in Viking and Roman footsteps, visiting historic York, Chester's Roman Fort, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and the glorious Alnwick Gardens.

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2019MayJunAugSepOct

8 days from £895 pp

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The Enchanting Emerald Isle

Rugged coastline, beautiful rolling hills and dramatic castles are all within reach on this tour of the Emerald Isle. Our highlights include the Ring of Kerry, Cork and Killarney, the legendary Blarney Stone, the Cliffs of Moher and Ireland's wonderful capital, Dublin.

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2019MayJunAugSep

10 days from £1,595 pp

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Trans Canadian Adventure

Explore the untamed scenery and majestic beauty of Canada, on a true adventure to the 'Great White North.' See the roaring Niagara Falls, take a journey on The Canadian, and visit two of Canada's best cities. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.

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2019MaySep

13 days from £2,895 pp

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The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Take in seductive Tuscany and beguiling Venice, before boarding the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, stepping back in time to a world of romance, indulgence and adventure.

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