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Experience of the Month: All Hail The Rail!

Train Journeys

Did you hear about the driver who turned up five hours late to his interview with Virgin Trains? They were so impressed they hired him on the spot. Train travel is a national joke, but holidays by rail are not. They can be first class adventures, when done well. And no one does them better than Great Rail Journeys, who have been leading outstanding tours for over 30 years. They have helped us put together four superb railway getaways across the USA, Canada, India and the Swiss Alps. No Northern Line nonsense. No engineering work. Just a life-enhancing holiday to remember.


USA Coast to Coast

Washington DC, USA

20 nights from £3,750 Experience a once-in-a-lifetime coast to coast rail journey across the most diverse country in the world. Your photo album will include many of America's highlights including the Statue of Liberty, the White House, the Wild West, the Rockies, the Grand Canyon, Hollywood Boulevard and the Golden Gate Bridge. Highlights

  • New York, including a harbour cruise

  • Washington

  • Chicago and Denver

  • Journey on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

  • Journey on the Durango & Silverton Railroad

  • Monument Valley

  • Journey on The Grand Canyon Railroad

  • Los Angeles and Hollywood

  • San Francisco

  • Stay on the luxury liner RMS Queen Mary

What’s Included

  • Scheduled Virgin Atlantic flights in Economy Class from London Heathrow to New York and San Francisco to London

  • Rail and coach travel as described

  • 16 nights' hotel accommodation (room only)

  • 3 overnight train journeys in two-berth roomette (meals included)

  • Guided city tours in New York including a Manhattan harbour cruise, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco

  • 4 iconic Amtrak journeys on the Capitol Limited, California Zephyr, Southwest Chief and Coast Starlight

  • 2 fantastic rail journeys on heritage lines of Durango& Silverton Railroad and Grand Canyon Railroad

  • Time to explore the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

  • Transfers and luggage handling in USA, flight taxes and charges

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager throughout


Traditional Glacier Express

Traditional Glacier Express

7 nights from £1,275 Stunning scenery and spectacular views are enough to take your breath away as we travel by rail through the heart of the Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express train. During our Swiss adventure, we enjoy thrilling mountain railways, charming towns and dramatic Alpine scenery for which Switzerland is justly famous. Highlights

  • Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town

  • A journey on the Bernina Express

  • The ancient municipality of Poschiavo

  • The Iconic Glacier Express

  • Kandersteg, a delightful mountain resort

  • Zermatt and the Matterhorn

  • GRJ Swiss Travel Card

What’s Included

  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day

  • 5 dinners

  • Full-day excursion on the Bernina Express

  • Journey on the iconic Glacier Express

  • Mountain railway excursion to Zermatt

  • GRJ Swiss Travel Card

  • All transfers

  • Porterage for certain sections of the tour

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager throughout


India’s Golden Triangle

Amber Fort

12 Nights from £1,875 The kaleidoscopic sights of this colourful country take your breath away. Our Indian rail tour takes in Red and Amber Forts, temples, beautiful palaces and ornate gardens, as we visit Delhi, the pink city of Jaipur and Agra with its white marble icon, the Taj Mahal Highlights

  • New and Old Delhi

  • Toy Train rail journey

  • Shimla and the Shivalik Himalaya

  • The Taj Mahal

  • Agra Fort

  • Fatehpur Sikri

  • The Pink City of Jaipur

  • Amber Fort

  • The Palace of the Winds

What’s Included

  • Scheduled British Airways/Virgin Atlantic return flights in Economy Class from London Heathrow to Delhi (including flight taxes and charges)

  • Rail travel in India on the Toy Train and in air-conditioned Chair Class on the Shatabdi Express

  • 11 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day

  • 2 restaurant lunches and 2 packed lunches

  • Dinner every day (packed dinner on Day 6 and on the final evening)

  • Guided city tours in Delhi, Shimla and Jaipur

  • Visits to the iconic monuments of the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and the Amber Fort

  • Luggage handling in India

  • All transfers by modern, Volvo coach with on board toilets in India

  • Tips throughout the tour

  • Porterage is included throughout your holiday in India

  • The services of a professional British Tour Manager and a local guide throughout


Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer

17 Nights from £4,275 From the laid-back city of Toronto to the dramatic Pacific Ocean setting of Vancouver and the natural beauty of Vancouver Island, this incredible adventure takes us across Canada 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.


  • Toronto

  • Niagara Falls

  • The Canadian rail journey

  • The Columbian Icefield

  • Banff

  • Lake Louise

  • The Rocky Mountaineer rail journey

  • Vancouver

  • Vancouver Island

What’s Included

  • Scheduled British Airways/Air Canada flights in Economy Class from London Heathrow to Toronto, and Vancouver to London Heathrow

  • 13 nights' hotel accommodation (room only)

  • 3 nights' Sleeper Touring Class rail travel on the Canadian from Toronto to Jasper in two-berth cabins including all meals (except dinner on the first evening on board)

  • 2 days' daylight rail travel in RedLeaf on the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff to Vancouver, with meals on board

  • Full day excursion to Niagara Falls

  • Guided city tours of Toronto and Vancouver

  • Visit to the Icefields Parkway

  • Excursion to Lake Louise and Emerald Lake

  • Visit to Maligne Lake and Canyon

  • Porterage is included throughout the Canada & the Rocky Mountaineer holiday.

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager throughout


For further details on any of the above or any other Great Rail Journey itineraries please visit the shop, email or call 0208 989 9445.

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