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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.

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.

We’ve found 27 tours for you matching: Special Interest Holidays

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.

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2018Dec

5 days from £425 pp

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The Harrogate Flower Show

On this horticulture-themed tour, we spend a day at the fabulous Harrogate Flower Show, travel across the North York Moors to Whitby by heritage steam railway and visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

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2018Sep
2019AprSep

6 days from £545 pp

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Usher in the spring season on this colourful flower-filled tour. From our beautiful woodland base in St Austell, we visit the Cornwall Flower Show, see the famous Eden Project and Heligan, and explore the Cornish countryside by heritage train.

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2019Apr

5 days from £575 pp

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Lille, Flanders & the Somme

A short rail journey to Lille takes us close to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, two of the most infamous and iconic sites of the First World War. We also explore the fascinating city of Lille on a guided tour which includes a traditional beer and waffle tasting.

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2018MayJunSepOct

5 days from £585 pp

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Cologne's Wonderful Markets

Cologne has seven incredible bustling Christmas Markets to choose from. Sample local bratwurst, beers and mulled wine in Europe's Christmas Market capital, before we take a journey on Wuppertal's Kaiser carriage.

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2018Dec

4 days from £595 pp

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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.

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2018JulSep

5 days from £675 pp

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