Great Rail - Escorted Holidays by Train site: Holiday Nos. 1- 50






A Castle in the Highlands 2013
On this amazing holiday on Scotland’s stunning West Coast, we spend four nights at Glenborrodale Castle, enjoying sumptuous meals and exciting excursions, all the time surrounded by some of the UK’s most breathtakingly beautiful scenery.
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Adventures in New Zealand 2013
Enthralling scenery and breathtaking views are found at every turn in the 'youngest country on Earth'. Discover steaming geysers, snowy mountains, bottomless fiords and lush forests on this tour showcasing the beauties of New Zealand's North and South Islands.
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Adventures in New Zealand 2014
Enthralling scenery and breathtaking views are found at every turn in the 'youngest country on Earth'. Discover steaming geysers, snowy mountains, bottomless fiords and lush forests on this tour showcasing the beauties of New Zealand's North and South Islands.
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Along the Pilgrims Way to the Douro 2013
On this incredible tour we follow the pilgrimage route of St James before enjoying a seven-night cruise through the stunning Douro Valley, gliding past delightful almond orchards and through dramatic gorges, where terraced hillsides surround the riverbanks and vineyards plunge from the hilltops to the very edge of the river.
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Alps of Lake Geneva 2013
Relax by Lake Geneva and explore the dramatic scenery from our base in the market town of Vevey. Funicular and mountain railways, lake steamers and the excellent rail network bring the sights of the area within easy reach on this leisurely holiday.
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Alps of Lake Geneva in Winter & Spring 2013
Based beside the crystal-clear waters of Lake Geneva in the elegant town of Vevey, this fantastic tour explores the incredible mountain railways and breathtaking scenery of this fabulous region of the Alps, including an excursion through the dramatic Trient Gorge to Chamonix on board the historic Mont Blanc Express.
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Alsace & the Route des Vins 2013
We spend six nights in the crooked, half-timbered town of Colmar - the quintessential Alsatian destination - which allows us to enjoy fantastic Alsatian hospitality, traditional Alsatian cuisine and superb excursions, while enjoying the distinctive wines produced in world-class vineyards along the famous ‘Route des Vins’.
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Andalucian Explorer 2013
Showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Andalucia, this tour takes us from Spain's bustling, fashionable capital city, through the iconic Moorish citadel of Granada's Alhambra, to the elegant city of Seville, via the whitewashed passages of Cordoba's Old Town.
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Arctic Circle Express 2013
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 15-day tour you'll visit fascinating cities, including Oslo and Stockholm, and travel to the untouched lands beyond the Arctic Circle.
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Avignon, the Rhône & Provence 2013
Inspiration for artists including Van Gogh, this region of France oozes history, charm and atmosphere. Staying in the delightful city of Avignon, we explore Roman Provence and enjoy a lunch cruise along the Rhône.
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Bardolino & Lake Garda 2013
Set on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, the pretty town of Bardolino is one of the region’s most charming tourist destinations. It is also the base for this fantastic, relaxing holiday, which takes in the most beautiful sights around the lake in addition to some of northern Italy’s finest cities.
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Belgian Steam Weekend 2013
Celebrate the Three Valleys Steam Railway Gala and experience the wonderful South Limburg Railway on this short break which also takes in medieval Bruges, charming Valkenburg and the country’s vibrant capital.
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Berlin, Dresden & Prague 2013
Magnificent architecture, iconic monuments and rejuvenated cities combine on a rail tour to the heart of Central Europe, visiting three of the Continent's most important and most beautiful destinations on a journey into history.
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Beside Lake Como 2013
Lake Como, pretty Italian towns, lake steamers, mountain scenery and historic mansions provide the setting for this spectacular tour. Our holiday is based around Lake Como, which has been attracting visitors to its beautiful shores for more than 200 years.
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Biarritz & the Atlantic Pyrenees 2013
Superb sandy beaches, a mild climate and a delightful ocean promenade have drawn visitors to Biarritz for years. Here we see the region’s lovely coastal resorts, the mighty Pyrenees and the unique Basque heritage.
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Black Forest Discovery 2013
Experience the beautiful Black Forest from beautiful Lake Titisee, set amidst lush green meadows and pine-clad hills. A boat cruise and steam journey through scented woodlands make for a wonderful break.
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Boppard & Rhine in Flames 2013
We stay in Boppard, one of the Rhine Valley’s charming wine towns, exploring the surrounding picturesque Rhine region. The highlight is an evening cruise to experience the magical ‘Rhine in Flames’ spectacle.
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Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres 2013
Enjoy fabulous Bruges, with its perfectly preserved centre and myriad of attractive waterways, and explore historic Ypres on a guided tour of the preserved trenches and cemeteries.
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Bulbfields Cruise in Spring 2013
Discover the beauty and history of the Dutch and Belgian waterways in springtime from the luxury of your 5-star ship. Admire the colourful tulip carpets and flower displays at the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens in Holland and visit great medieval cities like Antwerp and Ghent in Belgium.
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Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer 2013
From the laid-back city of Toronto to the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver, this incredible adventure takes us across the entire continent of North America by rail, lifting us high into the mighty Rockies in style and comfort on board the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, one of the world’s greatest trains.
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Canada Coast to Coast 2013
Discover the best of Canada on this truly epic journey from Vancouver to Halifax. Travelling on iconic trains across the entire continent of North America, the view outside your window changes every day, from the towering Rockies to the central plains, the great lakes and finally the rugged coastline of Nova Scotia.
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Canterbury & the Railways of Kent 2013
Known as the 'Garden of England', Kent boasts beautiful countryside and attractive towns. We discover these on our exciting break and experience two vintage steam railways and the old-world city of Canterbury.
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Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger 2013
Join us on the luxurious Blue Train on a wonderful journey from Cape Town to Pretoria and discover the highlights of South Africa. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a private game lodge in Kruger National Park.
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Cape Town, The Blue Train & Kruger 2014
Join us on the luxurious Blue Train on a wonderful journey from Cape Town to Pretoria and discover the highlights of South Africa. Ascend Table Mountain, sample local wines in Stellenbosch and enjoy fantastic game drives during a wonderful three-night stay at a private game lodge in Kruger National Park.
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Châteaux of the Loire 2013
Beautiful castles and fine wines epitomise the Loire Valley, which we explore together on this fabulous rail break to the historic playground of the French Royalty.
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Christmas & New Year in the Golden West 2013
Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas in the USA's glorious west. Beginning in spectacular Las Vegas, we discover some of America's most famous landmarks - including the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon and the legendary Route 66 - on this marvellous tour, which culminates with thrilling New Year in San Francisco.
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Classic Glacier Express (Brig-Chur) 2013
Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur famous the world over. Explore the Alps on Switzerland’s terrific rail network during this incredibly popular mountain holiday.
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Colours & Coasts of the Pyrenees 2013
Savour the colours and flavours of south-west France's two wonderful coastlines. Travel into the Pyrenees on the 'Yellow Canary' and the Petit Train de la Rhune and stay in historic Perpignan, the pink city of Toulouse and the glamorous resort of Biarritz.
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Danube Cruise 2013
At every bend, the spectacular Danube reveals new surprises – imposing fortresses, vine-laden hillsides and alluring forests. Explore four distinctive countries on MS Belvedere and experience the region’s harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty.
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Devon & Cornish Rivieras 2013
Discover the very best of the South-West as we steam along the English Riviera, hugging the Devon coastline, before encountering Cornwall's charming harbours and fabled Land's End.
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Dijon & the Wines of Burgundy 2013
Based in the city of Dijon, we enjoy two full-day expert guided wine tours with traditional lunches in local restaurants, explore Dijon and Beaune, and dine in a fantastic Michelin-starred restaurant.
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Discover Poland 2013
Reflect on a region’s fascinating past as we discover unified Berlin and explore the medieval squares and castles of Wroclaw, Krakow and Warsaw. Take a poignant trip to Auschwitz and visit unique salt mines as we discover the history, music and people of beautiful Poland.
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Discovering Japan 2013
Ancient ceremonies meet 21st century technology in this astonishing country of contrasts. This fascinating tour goes a long way to interpret the mystery of Japan as we cross the country on high-speed Bullet Trains.
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Discovering Japan 2014
Ancient ceremonies meet 21st century technology in this astonishing country of contrasts. This fascinating tour goes a long way to interpret the mystery of Japan as we cross the country on high-speed Bullet Trains. Join us for 13 days as we explore the Land of the Rising Sun by rail.
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Ecuador The Avenue of Volcanoes 2013
From the spectacular Avenue of Volcanoes, along the Inca trail and through incredible rainforests to the beautiful Pacific Coast, this tour of Ecuador allows you to experience the breathtaking scenery and fascinating culture of South America in just one country, while offering the perfect gateway to the Galapagos Islands.
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Edinburgh Tattoo 2013
Incredible lochs, glens and mountains complement the highlight of our trip to experience the spectacle of the edinburgh tattoo, where marching bands perform in view of the city’s magnificent castle.
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Edinburgh, the Highlands & Islands 2013
Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands and visit the isles of Skye and 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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Fairytale Castles & Bavarian Alps 2013
Whimsical palaces and gingerbread castles set the theme of our fairytale rail tour, during which we relax in the wonderful Bavarian countryside, visit the capital Bavaria, Munich, and take a trip by train up the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.
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First Class Glacier Express in Winter & Spring (Brig-Chur) 201213
Spectacular views and stunning scenery have made the Glacier Express from Brig to Chur famous the world over. Shimmering winter peaks and sugar-frosted forests provide a picture-postcard backdrop to our wonderful winter rail adventure.
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Fjords of Norway 2013
Words and pictures do not even begin to do justice to quite how spectacular and wonderful the Norwegian fjords really are. We visit Bergen, spend two nights at the head of a fjord in Flåm, experience the unforgettable Flåm and Bergen Railways, cruise across the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord and explore Norway’s capital, Oslo.
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Florence, San Marino & the Adriatic 2013
Combining rich history and culture with a celebrated artistic heritage, this magnificent tour gives a wonderful insight into some of Europe’s finest destinations. On this exciting adventure we discover Roman landmarks, Imperial cities and some truly beautiful natural landscapes.
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Garonne & The Dordogne Cruise 2013
Enjoy this relaxing cruise through one of Europe's most famous wine regions. From Bordeaux, we navigate the Garonne and Dordogne, two of France's most scenic rivers, enjoying the unique landscapes lining their banks.
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Gastronomic Italy 2013
This delectable tour is a true indulgence as we experience mouth-watering cuisine, fantastic wines, charming cities and glorious scenery. We visit Florence, Bologna and Parma, taste the region’s famous local produce and learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking during a delicious itinerary in this unspoilt part of Italy.
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Germany's Royal Gardens 2013
On this exciting tour we explore a fantastic array of Germany’s public gardens, including the International Garden Show in Hamburg, the impressive Sanssouci Park, the irresistible Europa Rosarium, the UNESCO Garden-Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz and Herrenhausen’s Royal Gardens in Hanover.
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Glacier Express in Winter & Spring (Chur-Kandersteg) 2013
This adventurous twin-centre rail holiday 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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Glacier Express to St Moritz 2013
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, enjoying breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.
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Grand Arctic Circle Explorer 2013
Explore Denmark, Sweden and Norway on this truly spectacular overland rail adventure. We visit the region's three magnificent and lively capital cities, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, the wild landscapes north of the Arctic Circle and Norway's awe-inspiring fjords.
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Grand Imperial Cities 2013
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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Grand Tour of India & Nepal 2013
Explore the ultimate highlights of India and Nepal on this once-in-a-lifetime grand tour which includes some of the world’s most beautiful buildings, temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful and moving ceremonies, take an elephant safari and experience breathtaking views of the the Himalaya from Pokhara.
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Grand Tour of India & Nepal 2014
Explore the ultimate highlights of India and Nepal on this once-in-a-lifetime grand tour which includes some of the world’s most beautiful buildings, temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful and moving ceremonies, take an elephant safari and experience breathtaking views of the the Himalaya from Pokhara.
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