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Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys is the UK’s leading operator of holidays by rail. The company was founded over 30 years ago and there is no one with a better understanding of rail holidays. Great Rail Journeys are dedicated rail travel and rail holiday experts and nobody offers a better choice of escorted holidays by train.

Through this expertise, Great Rail Journeys is able to provide excellent rail holidays with carefully planned itineraries and rail travel. They create enjoyable and engaging excursions, which are included in the price of the tour, and source quality hotels in good locations.

In addition, every holiday is escorted by a professional Tour Manager who is there to help customers get the most out of the places they are visiting and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Above all, the Tour Manager enables the group to relax and enjoy their holiday, safe in the knowledge that the logistical arrangements of their rail travel are taken care of.

Great Rail Journeys offer the widest selection of holidays by rail, with over 230 itineraries to more than 40 countries worldwide. Tours range from epic rail adventures across the USA, Canada, and Russia, to holidays taking in the breath-taking scenery of the Swiss Alps and the Italian Lakes – as well as short breaks featuring some of the UK’s finest heritage railways. There really is something in the range of tours suit every taste.

Discover the true joy of a holiday by rail, an adventure which begins the moment you step on board. Contact Ultimate Destinations to discuss booking a holiday with Great Rail Journeys today. You can call us on 01923 284148 or send an email to info@ultimatedestinations.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.


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We had a fantastic time in Sicily. Thank you for your suggestion - so much more than we expected, lots of interesting places to visit and the hotels were excellent.

AJ

We felt as though we were away for ever and had not 1 but 3 holidays!

The Kingston family

The list of superlatives about the holiday is endless...You can be assured that we will be in contact with Ultimate Destinations in the near future to discuss our next “tailor made” requirements.

Tony and Barbara

We had a terrific time. Everything worked like clockwork; your organisation was wonderful.
Thank you for everything you did to make this holiday trouble free. We'll be back to see you for our next holiday!

T.K.

Debbie - thanks for arranging our return boarding passes. Great service.

A.T.

Our holiday in the USA was "awesome" as they say. All the hotels you provided were excellent. Thank you for helping us make it such a great experience...and for the fantastic memories.

Mr and Mrs H

We were planning a special trip to the Maldives and we chose Diamonds Thudufushi in the South Ari Atoll. Andy helped make all the arrangements including sourcing seats on direct BA flights at a competitive price. The holiday was wonderful and very relaxing. Would definitely recommend this beautiful island.

Liz Patel

Thank you for booking such a great holiday - we had the best time we didn't want to come home! Orlando was absolutely fantastic, we loved it there - and we really liked Tampa too shopping there was great!! Was honestly the best holiday we've had! I'll have to start thinking soon where's next!

Sophie

Thank you for organising our ANZCRO trip, it was fantastic. All the connections and hotels were spot on. Will recommend you to anyone thinking of doing any long haul trips.

Fran

Thank you for organising our trip to the States. We had a fantastic time everywhere we went. Hotels were well chosen and were very clean and comfortable with just the right amount of luxury for two night stays. Transport links all worked smoothly and having Cape Cod as our final stay was perfect with wonderful accommodation and beautiful beaches. Many thanks for your guidance!

Bridgit

We had the most fabulous time imaginable on our trip to India and would certainly go back.... we were lucky to come to you to arrange this trip.

The Jopling Family

I just wanted to thank you for your excellent service arranging our recent trip to Cyprus, no problems with the car park or flight. Also thanks for your prompt assistance with our queries while we were there. If you keep 'holding our hands' like this you'll never get rid of us!

Sue

Thanks for your advice on the Ghazala Gardens in Sharm El Sheik which proved to be a great place to stay and in a prime location. We had a really fantastic time and everything ran very smoothly, flights on time, transfers great, hotel very good.

The Deakin Family

I cannot recommend Buffalo Tours highly enough. Many thanks, Andy, as ever, for organising our trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. It was certainly an adventure and a half!

Ralph and Alison

Thank you for arranging our trip to Athens. Hotel Hemes in Athens was a short walk away from everything we needed.

Carole

We had a great time in Kefalonia. The whole trip was very smooth and well organised by Ionian, and we would definitely use them again if going to that part of the world. We were also lucky with the weather, and even the hire car, as it appeared most of those who booked ahead of us had taken all the small cars leaving us with something slightly roomier and more powerful.

Phil

Living in Chorleywood, it gave us peace of mind to be able to speak directly to someone knowledgeable and book with a local Agent.

LP

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