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Great Rail Journeys

Great Rail Journeys offers a comprehensive range of worldwide holidays by rail, some of which combine rail travel with an ocean or river cruise.  They guarantee that you will never pay a high by booking early, because if they do subsequently reduce prices they will pass on the saving to anyone who has already booked. They will also absorb the cost of any fuel charges or air passenger taxes which are levied after you have booked.

Why not watch the short video to give you a quick overview of the service they offer, and then listed below are just a few examples of the type of holidays available. They also offer holidays with Rail Discoveries (previously known as Treyn), which is a sister brand.

 

The following links will enable you to watch short videos of some itineraries: –

Scottish Islands & Lochs Cruise

This 7 night holiday includes a 5 night cruise on the luxury MV Lord of the Glens through the Scottish Highlands. During the week you will visit places such as Oban, the Isle of Mull, Tobermory, the West Highland Line, the Caledonian Canal, Loch Ness, Inverness and Edinburgh

Rhineland Markets Cruise

Visit some authentic Christmas Markets in Germany, visiting at Koblenz, Mainz, Rudesheim and the Rhine Gorge. Great opportunities for those last minute Christmas presents

Waterways of the Tsars

This 15 holiday includes 11 nights on a river cruise, 3 nights in a hotel and 1 night on a sleeper train, and you will visit many places including Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, Uglich, Yaroslavl, Goritzy,  and St Petersburg

Venice Lagoon & River Po Cruise

This holiday includes 6 nights on a cruise and 2 in hotels, and will give you a great flavour of Italy, and you will have time to explore Venice, which everyone should do at some stage

Lake Garda & Gardone Riviera

Departing from St Pancras on the Eurostar, this 9 night holiday will enable you to also experience the TGV to Italy. You will visit a number of beautiful places including Verona, Valpolicella, Milan, Lake Garda and Venice

Glacier Express to St Moritz

During this 9 night holiday you will experience train travel on the Eurostar, EuroCity, the narrow-gauge Bernina Express, the Glacier Express and the Gornergrat Mountain Railway. Visit places such as St Moritz, Zermatt, Lake Maggiore and Luxembourg

Steam Trains & Tulips in Holland

Visit Delft, Keukenhof Gardens, Hoorn and Amsterdam, with plenty of time for sightseeing on this 5 night short break holiday . Visit the Hoorn Steam Train Museum, and then take a ride on a steam train to Medemblik

The Trans-American Rail Tour

This holiday includes 17 nights hotel accommodation and 2 overnight train journeys, as you cross the USA from San Francisco to New York. You will visit Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Flagstaff, Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park, Chicago and Niagara Falls. Experience the Grand Canyon Railroad, the Durango & Silverton Railroad and Amtrak

Rockies & Alaska Cruise

Enjoy a 7 night Alaska cruise on Norwegian Pearl, combined with 8 nights hotel accommodation, and you will have 2 days daylight travel on the Rocky Mountaineer. By the end of the holiday you will have visited Calgary, Banff, the Icefields Parkway, Jasper National Park, Kamloops, Vancouver, Seattle, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan

South African Adventure

Your holiday includes 5 nights hotel accommodation and 8 nights on the pride of Africa, in twin or double bed Pullman Suites. You will enjoy excursions to the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, Cape Town, Table Mountain & Robben Island, as well as going on 4 Game Drives and visiting an Ostrich Farm. There will also be a city tour of Bloemfontein, Kirstenbosh botanical gardens & Cape Point including the Flying Dutchman funicular railway, and a couple of wine tasting tours

Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong Delta

Visit some amazing places including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), the Cu Chi tunnels, the Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. Enjoy 1 night onboard a luxury junk in Halong Bay, and 1 night on a sleeper train from Hanoi to Hue. Excursions include a tuk-tuk ride , sightseeing tours of Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh, and you will also visit the Marble Mountains, Cai Rang floating market, and Angkor Wat temple

There are many more itineraries on offer from Great Rail Journeys, Treyn and Rail Select, so please contact us for more information.

(page updated August 2014)

 

 

 

 

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