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Classic Rail Journeys & Escorted Rail Tours

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 holiday 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 holidays 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 railways 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 railways 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 railway trip.

These classic tours are our favourites simply because of how they take the brilliance of a rail holiday 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 colours 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 holiday.

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

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Traditional Glacier Express
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(63 reviews)
2020MayJunJulAugSepOct
8 days from
£1,495 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Classic Glacier Express
(31 reviews)
2020MayJunJulAugSep
9 days from
£2,295 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Harz Mountains & the Rhine Gorge
(53 reviews)
2020MayJunJulAugSepOct
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£1,495 pp
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  • DestinationGermany
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Wengen & the Jungfrau Express
(32 reviews)
2020MayJunAugSep
8 days from
£1,695 pp
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Jungfrau Express
Topseller
(34 reviews)
2020JunJulSep
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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First Class Glacier Express in Winter (Brig-Chur) 2016
(23 reviews)
2021JanFebMar
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£2,095 pp
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Nice & the Cote d'Azur
(17 reviews)
2020MayJunSepOct
7 days from
£1,245 pp
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  • DestinationFrance
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
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Arctic Circle Express
(13 reviews)
2020JunJulAug
2021JunJulAug
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£3,795 pp
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  • DestinationNorway, Sweden
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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India's Palace on Wheels
(24 reviews)
2020OctNov
2021FebMarAprOctNov
15 days from
£5,695 pp
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  • DestinationIndia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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The Ghan
Early Booking
(14 reviews)
2021JanFebOctNov
23 days from
£6,895 pp £6,695 pp
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  • DestinationAustralia
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
  • AccommodationRail, Hotel
  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer train tour
(17 reviews)
2020JunSep
2021MayJunSep
15 days from
£4,925 pp
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  • DestinationCanada
  • Starts / EndsLondon Heathrow
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  • TransportFlight, Rail, Coach
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Glacier Express & St Moritz
(27 reviews)
2020JunSep
10 days from
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  • DestinationSwitzerland
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Arctic Circle Express
Mr D Higgins
“This was an absolutely brilliant tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed, in spite of some early morning starts and late evening finishes! The Tour Manager was just great and a real fund of knowledge at every stage of the tour. She was well informed and was able to keep us very well advised along the way, as well as keeping the whole trip on schedule.
Australia & the Ghan
Mr N Larvin
“A well organised experience. You leave everything to the tour manager. Just turn up when they say. Australia is a lovely country to visit.
Classic Glacier Express
Mr D Webber
“Great experiences, wonderful scenery, well organised, great Tour Manager, friendly group, no problems.
Glacier Express in Winter
Ms M Hickox
“Awesome trip! Fabulous sites and people on our tour!
Harz Mountains & Rhine Gorge
Mr P Troutman
“This was our first trip to Europe. Our experience was beyond expectations. The tour director, the accomodations, the fellowship of the group all combined to make it memorable.
India's Palace on Wheels & Ultimate Rajasthan
Mrs A Liggett
“The tour was absolutely excellent. The accommodation, the restaurants chosen, the itinerary, were all superb as were the guides everywhere.
Interlaken & the Jungfrau Express in Winter
Mr C Davies
“Amazing holiday already rebooked
Jungfrau Express
Anonymous
“great holiday with excelent tour manager
Medieval Cities Of Spain
Mrs G Barton
“A holiday full of beautiful medieval cities - excellent city tours but enough free time to explore ourselves too. Good hotels and excellent tour manager.
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