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Special Interest Holidays

Special interest holidays on extra special guided group train tours

Our special interest holidays offer tours to suit a variety of tastes. Experience some of Europe's finest carnivals, with music flowing from every street corner and elaborately costumed dancers parading through the city streets. Discover our walking holidays, featuring the opportunity to enjoy the exhilarating mountain air whilst strolling through beautiful Alpine landscapes. Waltz the night away at a Viennese ball, a truly elegant affair not to be missed by those who appreciate the finer things in life, or travel to Scotland to celebrate the birth of the nation's favourite poet, Robert Burns on our special interest tours.

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Moscow & St Petersburg

Discover the two incredible and powerful cities that have both driven and shaped Russia on this magnificent journey. Starting in Moscow, we visit iconic attractions including the Kremlin and Red Square, before travelling to St Petersburg - a city so rich in history its entire centre is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
7 days from £1,495per personView tour details
Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets

Discover the beautiful West Country in the run-up to Christmas on this exciting break. We visit the Christmas Markets of bustling Bristol and glorious Bath and enjoy a steam railway and charming Lacock Abbey.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
4 days from £295per personView tour details
Luxembourg, Trier & Metz Christmas Markets

On this Christmas Market holiday, we stay in Luxembourg whilst enjoying the best of the festive season with visits to the Christmas Markets of medieval Trier and nearby Metz.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £455per personView tour details
Yorkshire Christmas Markets

Based in the spa town of Harrogate, experience the Christmas Market in York, enjoy a vintage steam rail journey with a festive theme and visit the historic house of Castle Howard in its full Christmas glory.

Departs in December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £375per personView tour details
Tracks of the Deep South

Historic tracks lead us on a rail tour through the heartland of great American music - from Nashville, home of Country Music, to the Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll of Memphis and the jazz of New Orleans. Then enjoy an unforgettable private dinner and performance with a member of the Cash Family.

Departs from February 2017 to October 2017.
14 days from £2,895per personView tour details
Gastronomic Italy

This delectable tour is a true indulgence as we experience mouth-watering cuisine, fantastic wines, charming cities and glorious scenery. We visit Florence, Bologna and Parma, taste the region's famous local produce and learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking in this unspoilt part of Italy.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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11 days from £2,195per personView tour details
Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres

Visit Ypres and enjoy a tour of fabulous Bruges, with its perfectly preserved centre and myriad of attractive waterways making it a wonderful destination to explore. We will also discover some of the most significant battlefields fought upon during the Great War, as well as experiencing what life was really like in the trenches.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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5 days from £575per personView tour details
America's Great National Parks

An oasis of spellbinding scenery and memorable experiences await on this enthralling tour of America's great natural gems. From cosmopolitan Chicago to breathtaking Glacier National Park, tour the best of Montana and Yellowstone, explore Salt Lake City, journey on the world's highest cog railway and discover the magical desert landscapes of Colorado.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
16 days from £3,095per personView tour details
Around the World in 51 Days

Beginning and ending in London, we travel just under 23,000 miles across the globe on this incredible worldwide adventure. Starting in the iconic 'Big Apple', we chart a course across the heartland of America, to the West Coast. From there, we cross the Pacific into Asia and immerse ourselves in the rich legacies of China, before boarding the iconic Tsar's Gold Train for the journey across Russia. For the final leg of the journey, we head into central Europe, south through the imperial cities to Venice, boarding the luxurious Simplon-Orient- Express for the journey home.

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Departs in August 2017.
51 days from £24,245per personView tour details
Bavarian Christmas Markets

Sample the sights and smells of three Bavarian Christmas Markets by train. Regensburg, Rothenburg and arguably Germany's most famous Christmas Market, Nuremberg.

Departs from November 2016 to December 2016.
Late departures available
5 days from £645per personView tour details
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Special interest group holidays are as varied and special as the people who take them. At Great Rail Journeys our holidays are selected for people who appreciate a high standard of comfort. The flagship tour for our carnival holidays is Venice's Carnevale, which offers exuberance and colour with spine tingling luxury. Providing a comprehensive list of all the possible combinations of special interest tours would be a herculean task which is why we are proud to announce GRJ independent, which offers tailor made holidays by train.

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