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Highland Adventure Tour

Highland Adventure Tour

Step back in time with visits to iconic landmarks such as the Eilean Donan Castle and the Culloden Battlefield, where we delve into Scotland's fascinating heritage and rich history. This scenic adventure lets you lose yourself in Highland treasures and the rugged beauty of the Scottish landscape.

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Grand Tour of South Africa

Grand Tour of South Africa

Day 8 - Spion kop Battlefield. We take a tour of Spion kop, 'Spy Hill', discovering the historic battlefield with a local expert. In 1900, this was the site of a bloody battle between Boer farmers and British troops, whose miscalculated tactics led to their embarrassing defeat.

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Tracks of the Deep South Tour

Tracks of the Deep South Tour

Starting our journey in North Carolina, we discover the music legends of Tennessee, then continue on the City of New Orleans train through Mississippi to Louisiana, tracing musical tracks on a culture-packed adventure. View Dates & Pricing. Call to book 01904 521 936. Enquire about this tour.

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Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Botswana Safari - Great Rail Journeys

Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Botswana Safari - Great Rail Journeys

The glorious Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River. After a sunset river cruise, looking out for hippos and crocodiles in the water and elephants on the riverbank, we visit the world’s most impressive waterfall, the Victoria Falls, from its rainforest and feel the fabulous iridescent spray.

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Egypt Treasures & 5-Star Nile Cruise

Egypt Treasures & 5-Star Nile Cruise

Discover the secrets of the great Pharaohs, exploring the ancient cities of Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor, then enjoy a cruise along the Nile to experience Egypt's great temples, sacred monuments and archaeological treasures. View Dates & Pricing. Call to book 01904 521 936. Enquire about this tour.

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Premium Canada Coast to Coast

Premium Canada Coast to Coast

Exquisite scenery on the pioneering Rocky Mountaineer. From coastal Vancouver to Banff National Park’s snow-capped mountains, enjoy two panoramic daytime journeys on the First Passage to the West route in unique, onion-domed carriages, learning about the region’s history from engaging hosts.

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WW1 Centenary Commemorations | The Journey Blog - Great Rail Journeys

Read about the Great War Centenary Commemorations which take place between 1914-1918 and pay tribute to our fallen heroes on one of our Battlefield Tours.

We Will Never Forget | The Journey Blog

With the centenary of World War One, Great Rail Journeys bring you a moving series of trips to the battlefields and graves of Northern France and Belgium.

Lochnagar Crater Train Holidays

A selection of our battlefield tours visit The Lochnagar Crater at La Boisselle. This small village in the Somme region of Picardy, Northern France, is a startling reminder that some of the most dangerous military operations of the First World War took place not on the battlefield, but beneath it.

Tyne Cot Cemetery Train Holidays

Today, Tyne Cot Cemetery is the largest Commonwealth war memorial and cemetery in the world and an unmissable destination for visitors on our First World War battlefield tours in Flanders, north-west Belgium.

Beaumont-Hamel Train Holidays

Discover the village of Beaumont-Hamel in northern France and visit the perfectly-preserved trenches and craters of the Somme’s largest battlefield.

A guide to Belgium | The Journey Blog - Great Rail Journeys

Battlefields. If you're looking for something a little more poignant to remember Belgium by, and you're open to soaking up some fascinating history in the process, then you need to go on the Belgium battlefield tours, where you'll discover the town of Ypres, which was once immersed in war between the Germans and the Allied forces in World War I.

Armistice Centenary: four poignant Great War memorials

Historically, Flanders Fields was a great World War One battlefield where around a million soldiers battled - including Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, the author of the famous war poem, "In Flanders Fields".

The Plantagenets

Aside from the lasting legacy of great battlefield victories the Plantagenets also bequeathed democracy to England in the form of Magna Carta, considered to be one of the most important documents in the western world.

Discovering The Beauty Of The Scottish Highlands - Great Rail Journeys

From there, we drove to Culloden Battlefield for a private tour. As we walked the historic grounds, our guide brought to life the stories of the infamous battle that took place here in 1746. It was a sobering reminder of the rich history and culture that permeates every corner of Scotland.

Thiepval Train Holidays & Rail Tours

Trips to Thiepval in northern France reveal a village of importance in the Battle of the Somme and the poignant site of the world’s largest war memorial.

Experts, Authorities And Good Sports | Our Guest Speakers

He is one of the most experienced battlefield guides in the field today, and is a welcome addition to our roster of guest speakers. Piers also joins us on our Five-Star Tulips Cruise to take us through the poignant sites of the battlefields of Ypres from the First World War.

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The Pride of Africa | The Journey Blog - Great Rail Journeys

The trip includes the option to take a battlefield tour at Spionkop and a visit to the Ardmore Ceramics Gallery. The train then traverses the Valley of a Thousand Trees as it makes its way into Durban.

Single Centre Escorted Rail Tours

With a varied range of choices including short breaks in the British countryside, fascinating battlefield tours and luxurious all-inclusive Italian escapes, we have a single centre tour to suit every traveller.

Thailand Train Holidays & Rail Tours

Experience the culture and nightlife of the capital city of Bangkok, enjoy adventure holidays in regions such as Chiang Mai, or simply soak up the sunshine on relaxing beach breaks in the many island and coastal resorts when you visit Thailand by train.

Escorted Group Tours & Rail Holidays Experts

If you're looking for an alternative to our escorted tours then look no further than our Independent service. Travel on your own and explore the world your way, with a unique rail holiday, designed by our destination experts. View more.

Tennessee Valley Railroad

Hauled by either a steam or vintage diesel locomotive, we take the Missionary Ridge route on a 55 minute round trip to East Chattanooga Depot and back. The journey takes us through one of Tennessee's oldest railroad tunnels, which was constructed in the mid-19th century.