True rail holiday specialists
With Great Rail Journeys, the journey is part of the adventure. Crossing vast continents, travelling through some of the harshest and most remote landscapes on the planet. Seeing sights inaccessible by any other means of transport, all from the comfort of some of the world’s greatest trains. It really is an adventure. Whether you are travelling on the epic Trans-Siberian Express from London to Vladivostock, enjoying a safari in South Africa from the legendary Blue Train or crossing the vast continent of Australia on the iconic Ghan, it is the journey that you will remember, as much as the places that you visit.
Great Rail Journeys is the UK’s leading provider of escorted rail holidays. This award winning rail tour operator has been organising quality rail holidays for over 40 years and has built up an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of just what is needed to create a great rail-based holiday. Dedicated rail travel and rail holiday experts, nobody offers a better choice of escorted holidays by train. 95% of Great Rail Customers say that they would book with them again (Reevoo 24/2/2017).
Through this expertise, Great Rail Journeys is able to provide excellent rail holidays with carefully planned itineraries and rail travel. Taking great pride in providing you with a truly first class holiday experience, they create enjoyable and engaging excursions, which are included in the price of the tour and source quality hotels in good locations. Many meals are also included in the cost. And Great Rail Journeys welcomes every kind of traveller, meaning that their packages are suitable for single travellers, couples, and even small groups.
Great Rail Journeys believes that the journey really is just the start of the adventure. This is why the travel plans that they organise are primarily by rail. After all, trains are the most spacious and comfortable mode of long-haul transport, as well as one of the greenest and most sociable. They also allow you to travel responsibly – after all, travel is more than just seeing the main sights.
On a train, you can simply sit and relax, watching the ever-changing scenery from the large windows. Otherwise, you can get up and walk about, perhaps enjoying a conversation with your new travelling companions. With many of tours departing from London St Pancras International, you can avoid the queuing and stresses associated with airports, and instead admire the views from Europe’s fabulous high-speed rail network. With space to stretch out, the journey from the UK to your destination is no longer a necessary hassle, but instead a truly enjoyable part of your holiday.
We’d all agree that believes that holidays should be a completely stress-free experience for the traveller. This is why all of Great Rail Journey’s holidays are escorted by a professional Tour Manager, who oversees the smooth running of all the arrangements, ensuring you can simply relax.
What makes an inspiring adventure?
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 talk to us about rail holidays with Great Rail Journeys. You can call us on 01923 284148 or send us an email to [email protected]. We look forward to being of service.