Here is a selection of useful links for those requiring further information, advice, destination guides or tickets for rail travel.
We have two partner companies, GRJ independent and Rail Discoveries, who share our passion for quality holidays and excellent customer service.
Developed by Great Rail Journeys for independent travellers seeking quality and individuality, GRJ Independent allows you to design your very own holiday by rail and offers great flexibility. You may choose to visit one destination for a relaxing short break, or you may prefer to explore a particular country or region in depth. All holidays include first class rail throughout, private transfers to and from your accommodation and hotels graded between 3* plus and 5*. Visit the website www.grjindependent.com or call 01904 521 921 for more information.
Rail Discoveries offers a great selection of excellent value-for-money holidays to Europe and beyond by rail. All holidays include return rail travel, transfers, comfortable hotels in great locations, a selection of excursions and the services of a Tour Manager included in the brochure price. For more information visit the website at www.raildiscoveries.com or call 01904 734 939 for more information.
Please note that some of the companies below are not registered with ABTA, and therefore the ABTA scheme of financial protection does not apply to these companies.
Information about travel within the UK
National Rail Enquiries
The National Rail Enquiries website gives timetables and fares for all mainland UK train operating companies, information about stations and destinations, as well as service bulletins. www.nationalrail.co.uk
Alternatively, for UK rail travel enquiries and fares, telephone: 08457 48 49 50
For information about Heathrow Airport, including flight information, airport parking and how to get there, visit http://www.heathrowairport.com/
For information about Gatwick Airport, including flight information, airport parking and how to get there, visit http://www.gatwickairport.com/
Information about rail travel outside the UK
The 'encyclopaedia' for rail travel, which is an excellent source of useful information and practical advice on travelling by train all over the world, is www.seat61.com
The Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) website offers an online timetable for most rail routes throughout Europe - including train times from any UK station to stations throughout Europe. Click on International Guests for the English version. www.bahn.de
Advice from Government Organisations
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office
For travel advice, including information regarding entry requirements, health, travel insurance and money, visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website: http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travelling-and-living-overseas/
The Department of Health
For health advice, information regarding the EHIC card and access to healthcare abroad, visit the Department of Health website www.dh.gov.uk/
Identity & Passport Service
For information regarding applying for a UK passport, including fees, interviews, photo guidelines, visit the Identity & Passport Service website www.ips.gov.uk/
Information about the countries you will be visiting
ANTOR (The Association of National Tourist Offices) gives links to the websites of a number of National Tourist Offices. Visit: www.antor.com
World Travel Guide
For detailed country and city guides visit the World Travel Guide website: www.worldtravelguide.net
For exchange rates and a currency converter, visit the Travelex website: www.travelex.co.uk/
BBC Weather offers weather forecasts for destinations around the world. Visit: www.bbc.co.uk/weather/