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  • Norway – Lofoten and the Arctic North

    Norway – Lofoten and the Arctic North

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    25 August 2017

    Welcome to the land of the midnight sun – where it really never does get dark in mid-summer. If you wait up late enough you can watch the sun graze the horizon, a blazing ball of orange, before it immediately starts to rise again.

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  • The Italian Riviera

    The Italian Riviera

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    17 August 2017

    The sun shifted, and out of the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean you could see the outstretched arms of Christ 20 feet below, protecting the entrance to the harbour at San Fruttuoso. Sent down to the briny depths in 1954 to commemorate inventor Dario Gonzatti, the pioneer of scuba diving, today it is a magnate for divers, tourists and locals alike, including Great Rail Journeys customers as they travel through the Italian Riviera.

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  • Moscow – St Petersburg in Winter

    Moscow – St Petersburg in Winter

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    19 June 2017

    Russia in winter is a breathtaking spectacle of colour. As the CEO of a travel company, I have the fortunate pleasure of visiting many of the destinations our tours explore, and with Moscow and St Petersburg featuring in brand new itineraries, it was time to discover the nation for myself.

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  • My travels through India by Peter Liney

    My travels through India by Peter Liney

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    25 April 2017

    A firm handshake and a broad smile; his name was David (a member of Kerala’s Christian community who make up 20% of the population here), and with this and this alone, he welcomed me aboard his giant Chinese fishing net. Here a team of six lowered the netting over 250 times a day into the estuary below, which just a few short metres away transformed into the Arabian Sea.

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  • Across the Roof of the World to Tibet

    Across the Roof of the World to Tibet

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    21 April 2016

    My journey started with a few days in Beijing and the opportunity to take in all of the city’s great landmarks – in particular Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden Palace...

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  • Shimla Blog

    Shimla Blog

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    8 April 2016

    The Himalayan Toy Train slowly emerges from the infamous “kissing tunnel” and settles into its stop at Barog Station.

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  • Switzerland by train

    Switzerland by train

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    26 January 2016

    It was with quite a lot of pleasure I recently spent five days in Switzerland as a guest of Swiss Tourism and was able to travel on three of the great iconic train journeys...

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