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If you're looking for a little inspiration for your next escorted rail vacation, 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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2020AprMayJunJulSepOct

5 days from $985 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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2019Oct
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9 days from $1,875 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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2020AprMayJunJulAugSepOct

15 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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2019SepOct
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6 days from $1,015 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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2019Sep
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10 days from $2,245 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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2019Sep
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8 days from $2,025 pp

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A Castle On The Shores Of Loch Fyne

Set in idyllic, undiscovered surroundings overlooking picturesque Loch Fyne, a 19th century Baronial Castle awaits you on this magnificent tour. Cruise the open waters to the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, explore nearby Oban and Inveraray.

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2019SepOct
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7 days from $1,425 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 travel around. Explore the length and breadth of Britain on this outstanding tour of the island. Discover ancient attractions, modern cities and wild landscapes from the rugged Rannoch Moor to the inspiring Stonehenge.

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2020MaySep

14 days from $3,895 pp

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Glacier Express in Winter

This adventurous twin-center rail vacation provides ample opportunity to explore the majestic Swiss Alps cloaked in their winter finery, and to enjoy our trip on the famous Glacier Express, surely the slowest, and certainly one of the most scenic 'express' trains in the world.

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2020JanFebMar

8 days from $2,165 pp

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Yorkshire & Northumberland

Scenic rail journeys bring to life the history and wild, natural beauty of Yorkshire and Northumbria on this wonderful eight day tour. Follow in Viking and Roman footsteps, visiting historic York, Chester's Roman Fort, Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and the glorious Alnwick Gardens.

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2019Oct

8 days from $1,365 pp

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Western Highlands & Hebrides

Discover the incredibly picturesque Western Highlands and the rugged, breathtaking coastal islands which lie off Scotland's western coast. This tour takes us on some of the world's most scenic railroad journeys as part of a truly memorable exploration of the Highlands.

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2019Sep
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9 days from $1,805 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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