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The UNESCO sites of Europe

Considered to be culturally or naturally important, UNESCO-listed sites boast international interest and are protected by the heritage body. At Great Rail Journeys, many of our tours visit these prestigious sites, allowing you the opportunity to explore some of the world's greatest monuments, landscapes and cities.

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Puglia & Basilicata

Immerse yourself in culture on the unspoilt 'heel' of Italy, a rugged, rural and breathtakingly beautiful area. We tour the ancient city of Rome before travelling through the olive groves, vineyards and almond trees of a region referred to as 'the breadbasket of Italy' on a wonderful adventure exploring Puglia & Basilicata.

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13 days from £2,425 pp

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Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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13 days from £2,045 pp

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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence

Discover Avignon, the Rhône and Provence. Inspiration for artists including Vincent Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and atmosphere. Staying in the delightful city of Avignon, we explore Roman Provence and enjoy a lunch cruise along the Rhône.

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7 days from £1,195 pp

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Austrian Alps All-Inclusive

Explore the mighty Austrian Alps on this wonderful tour to one of Europe's most scenic and alluring countries. From our base in the enchanting Tyrolean town of St Johann, we discover the majesty of this Alpine wonderland.

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10 days from £1,495 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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5 days from £695 pp

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Alsace & the Route des Vins

Discover the crooked, half-timbered town of Colmar - a quintessential Alsatian destination. Experience local hospitality, traditional cuisine and superb excursions, while enjoying the distinctive wines produced in the vineyards along the 'Route des Vins'.

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7 days from £1,445 pp

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Why not visit the stunning Plitvice Lakes on our delightful tour of Slovenia, Croatia & Montenegro? One of the very first natural World Heritage sites to be declared by UNESCO, the sixteen Plitvice Lakes are connected by an incredible series of waterfalls and set in a beautiful 116 square-mile National Park. Alternatively, you could enjoy a visit to the picturesque UNESCO-listed village of Hallstatt on our tour of the Austrian Lake District, or visit two World Heritage Old Towns and the stunning listed city of St Petersburg on our Baltic Explorer holiday.

Further afield, the spectacular city temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom await, and our visit to them is a highlight of our tour of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong Delta. These proud monuments of Cambodian culture are internationally-acclaimed sites of religious and cultural importance, and superb examples of preserved ancient architecture. With many tours to incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites such as these, you can experience the world's treasures on your Great Rail Journeys holiday.

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