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For a true adventure, take the train to explore remarkable destinations, travelling through beautiful landscapes and magical cities.

Great Rail Journeys

Rail journeys are a wonderful experience and all part of your holiday. Touring on a train, in the UK, Europe or beyond is a fabulous way to enjoy the countryside and scenery while relaxing in comfort.

With all the arrangements taken care of, you can arrive on the platform knowing your holiday starts immediately.

The world, quite literally, is your oyster. Whether you fancy a UK tour of the south coast, a magical journey on the Marrakech Express or a coast-to-coast Amtrak tour of the USA, and everything in between, Great Rail Journeys will have a tour for you.

With a choice of more than 300 tours, travelling to over 40 countries, the options are extensive and worldwide. There are excursions on every tour and free time too, so you can explore independently.

Each tour is supported by an accompanying tour manager, who takes care of all the logistics and can often provide extensive information about the destinations en route, so you can travel stress-free and really get the best from your trip.

If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll be welcomed by the tour manager and introduced to the group, often a mixture of friends, couples and singles.

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A Castle in the Highlands

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Great Rail Journeys, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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My InterRail

If you're thinking about taking a European Rail trip, why not travel using a My InterRail card, which is run by National Rail.

When it started in 1972, the InterRail pass was designed for young people who wanted to discover Europe was travelling by train. However nowadays there's a pass for everyone, not just students and young adults under 26, who wefre visiting the continent, often with huge rucksacks!

Whether you're an adult, child or mature traveller over 60, there's a pass for you, so you can explore the joys of Europe by train.f

If you’d like to discover Europe, the Global Pass opens up 30 countries by rail! You can travel to Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria or Sweden, with many countries in between.

There're a vast range of options, so if you want to travel for a month on a non-stop trip or take a more leisurely ‘flexi’ approach using trains for 5 days out of 10, there will be a pass for you. And what’s more, those over 60 qualify for an additional discount.

Perhaps you'd like to get to know just one country thoroughly. In this case you can choose a One Country Pass from 27 available, which allow you the ‘flexi’ options of travelling for a specified number of days within a one-month period.

If you'd like to treat yourself to first-class facilities, excellent seats and extra space, as you travel through Europe, this's an option too.

My InterRail will provide you with everything you need for a wonderful InterRail journey, all at the best available price. There are no booking fees and tickets are sent to you by Special Delivery.

Excellent information and details of reservations, night trains and intercountry trains are all given on the official website.

Get more information about My InterRail.

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from My InterRail, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Tailor Made Rail

Many people are now highly enthusiastic about rail travel, given that your holiday starts the minute you board the train.  No queues, no security hold ups and no removing belts or braces! Instead settle into a very comfortable seat and take advantage of the glorious passing views.

Travelling on European train networks or one of the especially commissioned trains, is a true pleasure, with your itinerary carefully planned and no detail left unattended to. You can just sit back to enjoy the scenery and cityscapes.

Tailor Made Rail will work with you to plan the holiday you want, recommending scenic routes, places to visit on your journey and hotels to stay in along the way. They are, quite simply, experts in train travel and European destinations. If you plan to visit family or friends in Europe or are having a holiday, this wonderful mode of transport will take you to your journey’s end relaxed and refreshed, with great memories of your train trip.

Your bespoke break might include a visit to the Italian opera, a few days in Vienna and Bratislava or an adventure to Casablanca – all happily achievable and planned in advance for peace of mind. Let your imagination run free and create the rail holiday you have always dreamed of. 

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Tailor Made Rail, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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