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Winter & Spring Escorted Rail Journeys

Fresh snow blankets the landscape, transforming it into a serene wonderland on guided winter rail journeys. Icicles hang from the trees like sparkling ornaments and bustling town squares take on a hushed allure that invites peaceful strolling and quiet introspection. 

As spring comes and the snow melts in our favourite Alpine destinations, the scenery is transformed and nature comes to life - revealing glorious flower-filled meadows and lush hills. It's the perfect time to travel on spring rail journeys in the Mediterranean and Morocco to experience sunshine and pleasant temperatures.

Winter rail journeys and spring rail journeys are one of the best ways to avoid over crowding from tourists. All of our itineraries are carefully plotted to unveil the hidden depths of a destination, by combining both major attractions and little known sights with the intimate knowledge of a local guide. The draw of the most stunning and culturally interesting attractions is obvious all year round but travelling in spring is a fabulous way to see the spring blossoming of life after winter and enjoy unrivalled access to some of the world's finest destinations on our winter rail journeys.

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Europe & The Great British Isles 2021

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8 days from
£1,395
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
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Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express in Winter
4.7 stars(9 reviews)
2022JanFeb
7 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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Flexible Booking
8 days from
£1,795
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportRail, Cruise
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The Harz Mountains
4.0 stars(7 reviews)
2022JanFeb
7 days from
£1,095 pp
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£1,095
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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The Northern Lights & Lapland
4.7 stars(14 reviews)
2022JanFebMar
10 days from
£2,395 pp
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£2,395
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Flexible Booking
5 days from
£825
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  • DestinationThe Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail, Coach
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Europe & The UK 2021

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The Canadian in Winter
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Selected dates Nov-20 to March-21

11 days from
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Tailormade
11 days from
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  • DestinationCanada
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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15 days from
£7,995
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  • DestinationArgentina, Brazil
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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19 days from
£10,995
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  • DestinationGermany, Poland, Russia, Mongolia
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International / London Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportRail
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Flexible Booking
8 days from
£1,795
£1,595
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  • DestinationBelgium, The Netherlands
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationCruise
  • TransportFlight, Cruise
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Highlights of Canada at Christmas
2021Dec
11 days from
£2,995 pp
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£2,995
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  • DestinationCanada
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail
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Highlights of Canada in Winter
2022FebMar
11 days from
£2,595 pp
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  • DestinationCanada
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Our customers love our Winter & Spring tours
The Northern Lights and Lapland
18 Mar 2020
Mrs A Chapman
5 stars
“This was our first visit to Norway. It was wonderful! We were so lucky to have perfect weather, and the scenery was magical.
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Glacier Express in Winter
10 Feb 2020
Ms M Hickox
5 stars
“Awesome trip! Fabulous sites and people on our tour!
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Interlaken and the Jungfrau Express in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mr C Davies
5 stars
“Amazing holiday already rebooked
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The Alps of the Austrian Tyrol in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mrs C Maskell
5 stars
“Lovely hotel, excellent tour manager , met some lovely people, plenty of snow
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Classic Glacier Express in Winter
13 Mar 2020
Mr G Whittaker
4 stars
“A very enjoyable and well-packaged holiday, with an experienced and very approachable tour manager. Excellent traditional hotels. Extremely good value for money. But …. The group was FAR too large for a "First Class" holiday - and that would stop me trusting GRJ's descriptions in future !! Too many changes to the published itinerary. Not a good idea to have long and tiring day trips on either the first day in Switzerland or the last day before travel home.
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Steam Trains and Tulips of Holland
30 May 2019
Mr L Willitt
4 stars
“Overall the holiday was a very good and enjoyable one.Any bad experiences which occurred,such as a train door not opening and 5 members of our party unable to get off until the next station,were not the fault of G.R.J.staff.Hotel accommodation very comfortable and staff very friendly at all times.Would recommend to friends.
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The Harz Mountains in Winter
18 Apr 2019
Mrs G Lunt
4 stars
“We thoroughly enjoyed the excursions and being based in Wernigerode. The hotel was very clean and comfortable but there was little fresh bread at breakfast and the food at the evening buffets was of variable quality.
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Springtime Tulips and Keukenhof Gardens Rail and Cruise
05 Jun 2018
Mrs D Holbrook
4 stars
“Grj 's part in the holiday was excellent as we expect. The food was the downside as it was constantly nouvelle cuisine and occasionally the same ingredients recycled which meant a lot of us were glad when we got to the last meal. The ship's staff were very friendly and helpful.
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The Harrogate Flower Show
05 Oct 2017
Mrs L Godson
4 stars
“It was an excelkent holiday. The only reason for 4 rather than 5 stars was because of one or two reservations about the hotel.
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