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Classic Rail Journeys

These tours have been with us for years and are often cited as being favourites of our customers. They often feature iconic, must-do great rail journeys.

Classic Rail Journeys & Escorted Rail Tours

Classic rail journeys of the modern world

Classic rail journeys are quintessential adventures. From the beaches of Cape Town to the snowbound peak of Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps our flagship tours combine the luxury of a great rail vacation with the excitement of global travel and have proven themselves favourites with our customers year after year. Our classic rail journeys section covers a broad selection of our favourite tours but for longer epic adventures see our Grand Tours section.

One of the things that makes rail travel so unique, so romantic and so fascinating is the long history behind railroads and trains. A myriad of stories and tales, both fictional and non-fictional give certain trains and rail routes an almost legendary status in our eyes, making these tours truly something to remember. From the dizzying heights of Swiss railroads to the Canadian Rocky Mountaineer, classic rail journeys are found across the globe, and our Great Rail Journeys' catalogue feature a wide selection combining our excellent escorted experience with the beauty of a classic railroad trip.

These classic tours are our favourites simply because of how they take the brilliance of a rail vacation and apply it to some of the most beautiful and most memorable locations in the world. We love how they embellish the charm of the Italian coasts, how they showcase the magic of the South American Andes and how they uncover the dramatic wilderness of South Africa. We love how they bring out the magnificent colors of India, how they explore the stunning landscapes of Australia and how they trundle up the Norwegian fjords. Most of all, we love them for the longevity of the memories they produce and how the experiences, excursions and destinations will always be remembered.

Take a look at our classic rail journeys selection below which features rail experiences around the world, and enjoy discovering your next once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

If you want to learn more about the stunning railroads of the UK, discover Coastal Railroads with Julie Walters. More information can be found here.

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Glacier Express & Rhine Cruise

Embark on one of the world's fi nest rail adventures aboard the Glacier Express before descending down the valley for a cruise on the spectacular Rhine. Enjoy picture-postcard river gorges, iconic cities, cheerful riverside towns and much more.

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2020MayJunAugSep

11 days from $3,365 pp

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Jungfrau Express & Rhine Cruise

Before you set sail on the magical waters of the Rhine, venture to the top of Europe on the Jungfrau Railroad to Jungfraujoch, the continent's highest railroad station. Experience the majesty of the Swiss Alps by rail, as the mountains serenade you with spectacular views across the peaks below.

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2020JunAugSepOct

10 days from $2,805 pp

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The Magic of Sicily

Set just off the 'toe' of Italy, Sicily boasts an enthralling combination of historic cities, alluring coastlines, glorious landscapes, and the wonderful remains of ancient civilisations that shaped the island. Our excursion-rich adventure is crowned with a thrilling journey to Mount Etna.

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2020MayJunSep

8 days from $1,595 pp

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Traditional Glacier Express

Stunning scenery and spectacular views regale us as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express. We enjoy mountain railroads, charming towns, and dramatic Alpine scenery on this tour through the sublime landscapes of Switzerland.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

8 days from $1,955 pp

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Grand Tour of the UK

Imbued with centuries of history and culture, the UK is one of the most rewarding nations to explore by train. Discover the length and breadth of Britain on this outstanding tour and experience ancient attractions, modern cities, and wild landscapes from Inverness - the 'Capital of the Highlands' - to mind boggling Stonehenge.

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2020MaySep

14 days from $3,895 pp

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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer

From the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver, to the laid-back city of Toronto, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada by rail, in style and comfort onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer and The Canadian, two of the world's greatest journeys.

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2020MayJunSep

14 days from $5,175 pp

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Classic Glacier Express

Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Chur to Brig famous the world over. Discover Zermatt by mountain railroad, visit Spiez Castle, take a journey on the Bernina Express, and explore the Alps at your own pace during this popular mountain vacation.

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2020AprMayJunJulAugSep

9 days from $2,815 pp

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India's Palace on Wheels & Ultimate Rajasthan

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.

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2020JanFebMarOctNov

14 days from $5,905 pp

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Jungfrau Express

From our base in the quintessentially Swiss town of Meiringen, we enjoy journeys by mountain railroad and lake steamer, crowned with an excursion on the Jungfrau Railroad to the 'Top of Europe.'

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2020MayJunSep

8 days from $2,885 pp

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Glacier Express & St Moritz

Dramatic mountain scenery and beautiful lakes provide the setting for this magnificent tour, as we take the iconic Glacier Express through the Swiss Alps, staying in glamorous St Moritz, and Zermatt, where we enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

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2020JunSep

10 days from $3,895 pp

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Arctic Circle Express

Majestic mountains and heavenly fjords in Norway combine with the tranquil landscapes of Sweden on an epic journey that includes every great Scandinavian rail experience. On this exciting 16-day tour you'll visit the fascinating cities Oslo and Stockholm and travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the 'Land of the Midnight Sun.'

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2020JunJulAug

16 days from $5,095 pp

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Nice & the Côte d'Azur

The wonderful hilltop towns of fragrant Provence combine with chic resorts and the glamorous principality of Monaco on this exciting rail tour of Nice and the Côte d'Azur. Join us as we discover the French Riviera, which has long been a favoured destination of the rich and famous.

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2020MaySepOct

7 days from $2,025 pp

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