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Rest of the World Holiday Extensions

Great Rail Journeys' holiday extensions have so much to offer travellers in terms of cherished experiences, new sights, sounds and friendships to be formed, as well as the simple pleasure of a little longer spent soaking up a warm climate. We know our tours deliver the very best in comprehensive itineraries and excursions, but sometimes your sense of wanderlust may demand that little bit more. To help you take advantage of wherever in the world your tour has taken you, we have designed a range of comprehensive holiday extensions that allows you to make the very best out of your time away.

During your main holiday, you will be escorted throughout by your Tour Manager, but once your extension begins, you will be free to relax and explore at your own pace. Experience the peace and quiet as you unwind in the shady oasis of the Australian rainforest, or be drawn like a moth to the bright lights of Abu Dhabi and Dubai with its indulgent shopping malls, restaurants and beaches. If getting back to nature is what you desire then you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals of the Galapagos Islands or even catch a sight of Africa's greatest hunter, the lion on a Great Rail Journeys holiday extension.

Africa Extensions

Speak the word 'Africa' and you conjure images of sweeping arid landscapes, dramatic coastlines, vibrant cities and some of the most majestic, inspiring and endangered wildlife on earth. Though today we see Africa as a land of beauty, heat and safari, history teaches us that mankind once walked out from this ancient continent, so it is of little surprise that tradition and culture are found here in abundance.

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

2 Nights from £895 - 2020

2 Nights from £895 - 2021

Cruise along the immense Zambezi River, filled with wildlife and beauty, before witnessing the breath-taking Victoria Falls. Known as 'the smoke that thunders' reflecting their indigenous name, the Falls are generally seen as one of the world's finest natural wonders.

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South Afican Adventure

Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger National Park

Nambia & The Pride of Africa

Knysna

Garden Route

3 Nights from £795 - 2020

3 Nights from £845 - 2021

From iconic Cape Town, nestled between the shoulders of Table Mountain to the gloriously blue-green Knysna Lagoon, this extension takes you through some of South Africa's most diverse and mesmeric scenery. Enjoy the ostrich capital of the world in Oudtshoorn and gaze in awe at nature's dramatic subterranean architecture in the Cango Caves. This spectacular tour extension showcases the best of South Africa's Southern Cape region.

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Nambia & The Pride of Africa

Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger National Park

Dar Es Salaam, Victoria Falls & The Pride of Africa

 

Chobe National Park

Chobe

2 Nights from £625 - 2020

2 Nights from £845 - 2021

From Chobe Bush Lodge, at the 'four corners' of Africa - where the borders of Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe meet - embark on a unique and exciting encounter with wildlife. Head out on safari, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elephants, hippos, and leopards that roam the plains of Chobe National Park, and enjoy a captivating boat ride on this unforgettable holiday extension.

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Victoria Falls, Cape Town & the Garden Route

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

4 Nights from £1,095 - 2020

4 Nights from £1,095 - 2021

Indulge in the ultimate in paradisical island relaxation on this tranquil break. Escape to the luxurious Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa on Zanzibar's east coast, surrounded by pristine white sands and verdant tropical gardens. Here, leisure time is aplenty to soak up your stunning surrounds; relax under the shade of a palm tree, dip your toes in the sparkling ocean waters, enjoy live entertainment at the hotel and simply embrace the laid-back island lifestyle.

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Kenya & Maasai Mara Grand Safari

Asia Extensions

Discover more of Asia, an incredible continent that must be explored as much as possible. Whether you with to enjoy the relaxed beauty of Laos in southeast Asia, the ultra-modern, high-rise beauty of Hong Kong, or the traditional marvels of Suzhou, there is truly something for everyone in these holiday extensions.

Laos

Laos

4 Nights from £945 - 2020

4 Nights from £995 - 2021

Tourism has taken longer to reach Laos than some of Southeast Asia's better-known destinations, and as a result this wonderful country still retains much of its old traditions and charm. Known as 'the land of a million elephants', Laos is renowned for its beautiful scenery and warm, friendly people. You'll also discover a rich culture and wonderful cuisine in this laid-back country. Staying in the UNESCO-listed city of Luang Prabang, you'll find a city of gleaming temples and historic architecture, surrounded by mountains.

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Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong Delta

Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

3 Nights from £445 - 2020

3 Nights from £445 - 2021

Enhance your explorations of China with a three night holiday extension to Asia's 'World City'- Hong Kong. Lively and contemporary, Hong Kong is the world's most vertical city, and with its modern architecture and expansive skyline, it's easy to see why. There is much to discover here, between the city's deep natural harbour and busy streets, but if the hustle and bustles gets too much, simply take refuge in one of the relaxing temples, or head to the hills and explore the beautiful mountains.

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Grand Tour of China

Australia & the Ghan

Australasia Extensions

Australasia's spectacular nations make for a wealth of opportunities to discover, explore and experience. Wherever your chosen destination, Great Rail Journey's is excited to offer a choice selection of extensions to our Australasia collection - with expeditions to natural paradises and excursions to iconic cities, these extra days added to our tours allow you to make the most of your time away.

Singapore

Singapore

2 Nights from £275 - 2020

2 Nights from £275 - 2021

Home to no less than 29 Michelin-starred restaurants, acres of UNESCO-listed botanic gardens and a thriving arts scene, this 'gateway between the east and the west' is thrilling multicultural centre, famed for its fantastic rainforests, surrounding a bustling urban hub.

Whet your appetite for adventure with a pre-tour stopover in Asia's 'City in a Garden', using your time as you wish to explore the many facets of Singapore's seemingly endless charms.

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Grand Tour of New Zealand

Australia & The Ghan

South America Extensions

The Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands

7 Nights from £3,895 - 2020

7 Nights from £4,873 - 2021

From the fascinating lava-sculpted landscapes to the vast array of wildlife, the Galapagos is a truly unique destination. Human presence has been kept to a minimum here and as a result, the wildlife is incredibly tame, giving nature lovers a fantastic opportunity to view a range of magnificent creatures up close.

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Machu Picchu & the Andes