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Premium Small Group Tours

To enhance your holiday experience, all our European and UK tours are now limited to just 25 people. This means you'll enjoy more unique excursions and stay at hotels a larger group wouldn't be able to. You'll also get to spend more time with your Tour Manager, benefitting from their experience and passion for travel as you explore with new friends.

Harder Kulm look-out point

Enhanced, Experience-led Itineraries

We know the best holidays are filled with immersive experiences that allow you to soak in the culture of your destination. With a smaller group, we can include excursions that not every tourist gets to enjoy. Explore the Vatican after hours on a private tour, go truffle hunting in Umbria or sip wines cultivated on the fertile slopes of Europe's most active volcano.

Dordogne street scene

Experience Life as a Local

There's no better way to explore than with a local. They know all the best stories about their hometown, as well as the hidden nooks and crannies most people would miss on their own or in a larger group. Our local tour guides bring history to life right before your eyes, their passion, knowledge and people skills making for a truly engaging experience.

Group of travellers in Antwerpen

Small groups, winners year after year

Your feedback is essential in making our holidays even better, and one thing you were sure about was that less is more. Smaller group sizes have been successful year after year and are just as sociable an experience, if not more so, than if there were more people. You'll get more one on one time with your Tour Manager and find it easier to get to know your group.

Discover why premium small group tours are so rewarding

The best of both worlds, in a smaller group, you'll have a Tour Manager looking out for you throughout your holiday, just like our larger groups would, while also getting extra time to benefit from their hands-on expertise. You'll get a more in-depth insight into the cultures and traditions of the places you visit with locally-led tours that everyone can get involved in, excursions to sites not big enough for larger groups, and accommodation at unique or boutique hotels. There'll also be the chance to explore your way, with a more sedate pace set for viewing the attractions. On trains, it'll be easier to get a window seat and admire the views, while you and your new friends will be able to stay together yet still socially distance.

La Truffadou train in France

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Europe & The Great British Isles 2021

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The Northern Lights & Lapland
Small Group
4.7 stars(14 reviews)
2022JanFebMar
2023JanFebMar
10 days from
£2,195 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
4.3 stars(246 reviews)
2022MarAprMayJunJul...
9 days from
£1,495 pp
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£1,495
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsEdinburgh
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Girolata Bay
Small Group
2022AprMayJunSepOct
12 days from
£2,595 pp
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  • DestinationFrance, Italy
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Classic Glacier Express
Small Group
4.7 stars(34 reviews)
2022MarAprMayJunJul...
9 days from
£2,095 pp
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£2,095
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
4.6 stars(195 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
6 days from
£695 pp
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£695
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHeysham
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Italian Riviera
Small Group
4.2 stars(21 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,995 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Highland Adventure
4.3 stars(114 reviews)
2022MarAprMayJunJul...
5 days from
£745 pp
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£745
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  • DestinationScotland
  • Starts / EndsInverness
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Glacier Express
4.4 stars(49 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
8 days from
£1,595 pp
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£1,595
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Tresco Abbey Gardens
4.1 stars(23 reviews)
2022AprMayAugOct
8 days from
£1,795 pp
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£1,795
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsLondon Paddington
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Grand Imperial Cities
Small Group
4.6 stars(33 reviews)
2022MarAprMayJunJul...
13 days from
£2,095 pp
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  • DestinationAustria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Sirmione on Lake Garda
Small Group
4.5 stars(46 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAug...
10 days from
£1,895 pp
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  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsLondon
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Yorkshire & Northumberland
4.1 stars(64 reviews)
2022AprMayJunJulAugSep
7 days from
£895 pp
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  • DestinationEngland
  • Starts / EndsHarrogate
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Our customers love our Small Groups tours
Highland Adventure
1/Dec
C Carraway
5 stars
“This experience was amazing. The highlands are so breath taking. Roger our tour guide was awesome. Highly recommend.
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Vintage Railways of the Isle of Man
14/Nov
John Oxley
5 stars
“Despite the problems with the ferry crossings both going and returning to Heysham, I felt the holiday was a success and the tour manager should be highly commended for the way she dealt with all the problems. The Great Rail Journeys Head Office should also be congratulated for so swiftly arranging accommodation due to cancelled ferries and paying for an extra evening meal both the Lancaster Hotel on the way out and at the Isle of Man hotel before our return on the evening ferry. The holiday programme itself on the Island lived up to expectation and I thoroughly enjoyed all the experiences and the hotel where we stayed was excellent with the staff being very friendly and helpful.
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Orkney, Shetland and The Caledonian Sleeper
7/Nov
Martin
5 stars
“Scenic, professionally organised, wild, remote and magical.
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Railways and Castles of Wales
4/Nov
A Sugden
5 stars
“I had a great time - interesting places to visit with great scenic views.
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Simply Lake Garda
29/Oct
P Stuart
5 stars
“Tour courier was especially helpful - always going the extra mile! The NH hotel in Turin was a let down. The light switches did not work and the washbasin plug was inoperable.
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Sicily and The Aeolian Islands
26/Oct
Hautealp
5 stars
“A busy tour with many varied experiences. Palermo’s amazing Norman churches and castle: drinks with the Countess after being shown around her palace: train journeys along the rugged coast : boating among the Aeolian archipelago: Taormina’s stunning beauty and Greek theatre: walking in the ashy snow and smelling the sulphur near the top of Mount Etna followed by a trundle in a metre gauge railcar round its base. All topped off with tasty Sicilian food and wine…
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Valleys and Railways of Mid Wales
24/Oct
Jane Simpson
5 stars
“A 5 star trip in every way. We loved the programme; Mid Wales is spectacularly beautiful, particularly seen from narrow track steam engines; Metropole Spar Hotel is a very good hotel with attentive staff and good food. A special mention forTrevor Elliott, our manager, who was attentive, interesting and kind. He ensured that everything ran smoothly and enhanced the whole experience for us.
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Puglia and Basilicata
22/Oct
R Watt
5 stars
“We saw some beautiful places accompanied by friendly companions and a brilliant Tour Manager.
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Carcassonne and Cathar Castles of France
22/Oct
A. Varley
5 stars
“The usual well organised excellently accommodated holiday we have come to expect from Great Rail Journeys
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