Great Rail Journeys
About Great Rail Journeys
Great Rail Journeys are the UK’s largest rail based holiday company offering over 230 individual rail tours to over 40 countries. Established over 30 years ago they specialise in escorted, using self-employed Tour Managers, rail holidays.
What can I expect from a Great Rail Journey Holiday?
Great Rail Journeys believe that the journey to the destination is as important as the destination itself. Sit back in your seat and watch sometimes stunning scenery go past, as well as countryside that is often unvisited. Chat to your fellow travellers or relax with a book or magazine this is your holiday to do as you choose. Whatever you choose to do you can relax in the knowledge that all the arrangements have been made for you- hotels, excursions, even meals. If you do encounter any problems your Tour Manager is on hand to help you sort them out. For each holiday you get a detailed itinery which details exactly what is included in your holiday and when – there no ‘hidden’ extras.
However you do not need to be concerned that you will be directed for every minute of the day the itinery has plenty of free time included which allows you to follow your own interests,or go and revisit something that caught your imagination previously or maybe just stay by the hotel pool or enjoy some of the other hotel facilities.
Excursions are designed to introduce you to all the local highlights of the area you are staying in. Frequently a local guide is employed and the excursions offer a mixture of cultural, historical and social activities so you get the best understanding. Most of the excursions are by train but occasionally coaches or boats are used – again Great Rail Journey Holidays consider your needs and commit to restricting coach travel to 1 to 1.5 hours between stops.
Holidays on offer in England include:
- Railways and Castles of Wales (includes 5 nights in a hotel including dinner)
- Torquay and the Eden Project (includes 4 nights bed, breakfast and dinners)
- Norwich and the Norfolk Broads ( includes 4 nights in a hotel with bed, breakfast and evening meal)
- The Emerald Isle – 10 days travelling to and exploring Ireland with 8 nights in a hotel including 5 dinners.
Deals & Offers
Great Railway Journeys offers great value travel however from time to time they will offer discounts on selected breaks. We work closely with Great Railway Journeys to ensure you find the best and latest deals and offers right here.