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Winter Sun Escorted Holidays

The winter season has many charms, but as the nights draw in and the temperatures begin to drop, often you begin to yearn for a bit of winter sun. At Great Rail Journeys we have a magnificent and varied collection of sunshine holidays which run throughout the winter season that are sure to appeal to you.

Exactly what the holiday itinerary includes can vary greatly between tours; you could be tiger-spotting on safari in India, exploring the frenetic city of Tokyo or discovering the world-famous Machu Picchu. But one thing they all have in common is a warm - or certainly very agreeable - climate during the UK's winter months. And whichever tour you take, you can expect the excursions to be complemented by free time for you to enjoy the sunshine if you wish.

Just as with all of our other tour collections, our winter sun holidays are led by a friendly and professional Tour Manager, and of course they include some fabulous railway journeys. Some of these, such as the Overlander in New Zealand, are picturesque daytime trips, that provide a fantastic insight into the country visited. Others like the Pride of Africa in Namibia are luxury hotel trains, which offer a different kind of rail experience. But whichever winter sun holiday you choose, you can be sure that you'll enjoy some truly unforgettable experiences by rail.

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India's Golden Triangle

The kaleidoscopic sights of this colourful country take your breath away. Our Indian rail tour takes in the Red and Amber Forts, historic temples, beautiful palaces and ornate gardens, as we visit Delhi, the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and Agra with its white marble icon, the Taj Mahal.

Departs from October 2016 to December 2016 and from January 2017 to December 2017.
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13 days from £1,945per personView tour details
Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong Delta

Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the bustling
metropolis of Ho Chi Minh and the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, to the spectacular natural
beauty and unmistakable outline of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong Delta.

Departs from October 2016 to December 2016 and from January 2017 to December 2017.
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18 days from £2,695per personView tour details
India's Palace on Wheels

Magnificent palaces and forts are waiting to be discovered on this Indian rail adventure aboard the Palace on Wheels train. Experience the lifestyle of the Maharajahs as we visit walled cities, marvel at the astonishing Taj Mahal and enjoy tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park.

Departs from February 2017 to November 2017.
15 days from £3,995per personView tour details
Grand Tour of India & Nepal

Explore the ultimate highlights of India and Nepal on this once-in-a-lifetime grand tour which includes some of the world's most beautiful buildings, temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful and moving ceremonies, take an elephant safari and experience breathtaking views of the Himalaya from Pokhara.

Departs from February 2017 to December 2017.
18 days from £2,615per personView tour details
Australia & the Ghan

This fantastic rail adventure takes in many of Australia's natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the Blue Mountains. A wonderful train journey on the legendary Ghan from Alice Springs to Adelaide is a real highlight, and time in Melbourne and Sydney to explore completes this holiday of a lifetime.

Departs from October 2016 to November 2016 and from January 2017 to November 2017.
22 days from £5,745per personView tour details
Kerala & Exotic Southern India

During this truly unforgettable tour of southern India, we visit the cities, temples and tea plantations of the Tamil Nadu region before heading to Kerala. We explore the captivating city of Kochi, relax on Kerala's beaches and cruise through the backwaters of Vambanad Lake.

Departs in October 2016 and from February 2017 to November 2017.
15 days from £2,695per personView tour details
Grand Tour of New Zealand

Enthralling scenery and breathtaking views are found at every turn in the 'Youngest Country on Earth'. Discover steaming geysers, picturesque mountains, bottomless fjords and lush forests on this tour showcasing the beauty of New Zealand's North and South Islands.

Departs in November 2016 and from February 2017 to November 2017.
22 days from £4,995per personView tour details
Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger National Park

Discover the highlights of South Africa with a rail journey on the luxurious Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a hotel at the gate of Kruger National Park.

Departs in November 2016 and from January 2017 to November 2017.
12 days from £3,295per personView tour details
India's Golden Triangle & Tiger Safari

This amazing adventure through historic India takes us to some of the glorious country's most exciting sights. On our fascinating journey we discover thriving cities, spectacular forts, and have a chance to see a tiger in the wild, culminating with a night in a 200-year-old palace.

Departs from October 2016 to November 2016 and from January 2017 to December 2017.
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11 days from £1,645per personView tour details
Sri Lanka, Temples & Tea

Discover the fabulous diverse scenery of exotic Sri Lanka on this spectacular journey through the country's cultural heritage. During this south Asian adventure we explore Sri Lanka's many glorious attractions, from its charming coastal cities to its mountain temple retreats, and from its ancient royal palaces to its magnificent Buddhist monuments.

Departs from March 2017 to November 2017.
14 days from £2,295per personView tour details
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Many of these winter sun holidays travel to destinations outside of Europe and therefore depart the UK from an airport. Yet we do offer some tours that depart from St Pancras International, such as the Bulbfields Cruise and the exotic Marrakech Express, which travels right through Spain and into northern Africa. So if you like the idea of a break in Puglia & Basilicata, or even discovering the many delights of Australia, you can escape the UK this winter and make sure you have a fabulous winter sun holiday by rail to remember. With such a wonderful range of holidays to pick from, you are bound to find your ideal holiday in our collection.

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