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If you're looking for a little inspiration for your next escorted rail tour, take a look through our bestselling tours to get a taste for some of our most popular itineraries.

Our most popular rail tours at Great Rail Journeys

Planning a vacation can be a daunting prospect, and here at Great Rail Journeys we endeavor to make the process as simple as possible for you. That is why all of our tours are escorted by a professional Tour Manager, we include all accommodation and travel while at your destination, and clearly outline all included meals, excursions and leisure time, to make budgeting for your trip simple. All that's left for you to do is decide where in the world you want to explore.

To help provide a little inspiration, we would like to present our tried and tested, bestselling tours. As our customers' favorites, these tours showcase some of the best travel experiences that we have to offer, from delightful tours around the British Isles and Ireland, to the joys of the Swiss Alps. Visit some of the world's most celebrated natural attractions, beautiful landscapes and bustling cities, and journey on fantastic, heritage railroads, all on a Great Rail Journeys escorted tour.

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We’ve found 11 tours for you matching: Our most popular rail tours at Great Rail Journeys

Highland Adventure

Breathtaking scenery and fantastic journeys by mainline and steam railroads; this tour takes in the very best of northern Scotland from our base in Inverness - the gateway to your Highland adventure.

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5 days from $1,135 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 breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland.

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8 days from $2,275 pp

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Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands

Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit historic castles and the Isle of Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on this fabulous round trip climaxing with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.

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9 days from $2,045 pp

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Grand Imperial Cities

Fascinating grand imperial cities and high-speed intercity train journeys showcase the turbulent history of Central Europe. Discover what turned these former Habsburg and Prussian cities into four of Europe's greatest destinations.

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13 days from $3,335 pp

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Railroads & Castles of Wales

Enjoy a fantastic tour of North Wales, based in charming Llandudno. From here we explore the historic steam railroads and impressive castles found along the coastline of this beautiful and mountainous region of Wales.

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6 days from $1,165 pp

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The Enchanting Emerald Isle

Rugged coastline, beautiful rolling hills and dramatic castles are all within reach on this tour of the Emerald Isle. Our highlights include the Ring of Kerry, Cork and Killarney, the legendary Blarney Stone, the Cliffs of Moher and Ireland's wonderful capital, Dublin.

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10 days from $2,505 pp

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Why not discover the breathtaking scenery and imposing, turreted castles of Scotland on one of our most popular tours of this remarkable country? Scotland has a wealth of culture to offer, which we discover on our tour of 'Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands'. This trip offers a myriad of fascinating experiences, from scenic train rides through the remote landscapes of the Highlands, to time in Scotland's vibrant capital city, Edinburgh. Our tour, 'A Castle of the Shores of Loch Fyne' allows passengers to take in this stunning, unspoiled region by rail, with the opportunity to explore an imposing 19th century baronial castle which overlooks the striking Loch Fyne. Or, take in the spectacular and stark landscapes of northern Scotland on our superb 'Highland Adventures' tour, which includes journeys on many nostalgic steam railroads.

'The Emerald Isle' is as resplendent as the name would suggest, and our Irish program introduces you to some of the country's incredible cultural highlights and verdant scenery. From a tasting at the famous Guinness Storehouse in lively Dublin, to an excursion to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most dramatic natural attractions, this tour is an amazing way to experience this exciting destination. Alternatively, travel to Switzerland and explore the magnificent scenery and quaint, traditional towns of the Swiss Alps, with a journey through the rocky landscapes on the iconic Glacier Express, all on our bestselling 'Traditional Glacier Express' tour.

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