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For the globally curious and intrepid traveler who craves experiences that only world-class destinations offer, look no further than Grand Tours. These in-depth journeys plunge you into unique cultures, putting regional wonders and memorable adventures at your fingertips. Delve into cities whose histories are woven with intrigue on guided tours of popular sites and particular points of interest. Because your Grand Tour itinerary includes an array of included meals, each stop means a new chance to savor regional delicacies and taste new flavors. Pair these elements with well-connected train routes on local rail networks, high-speed trains, or scenic lines whose journeys showcase astounding landscapes to create a vacation you will surely cherish.

Our in-depth itineraries take you to locations around the globe, whether it be vibrant cities throughout Spain and Portugal or countries whose charms are evident in their terrain and gastronomy alike, like Italy. Explore destinations rife with iconic sights - natural or manufactured - such as the United Kingdom, Switzerland, or Japan. You can even venture south of the equator to nations brimming with experiences of which you could only dream. Places like South Africa and New Zealand set the perfect backdrop for such escapades.

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Edinburgh, Highlands & Islands
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Edinburgh
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Trondheim
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Florence Italy
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Kleine Scheddeg to the Jungraujoch
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Matsumoto Castle Japan
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Milford Sound
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The Ghan
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Grand Alpine Explorer
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Grand Imperial Cities
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland - An Escorted Experience
14 Oct 2023
NICHOLAS
5 stars
“Our Switzerland trip through VBR was beyond amazing & beautiful! Amazing train rides, saw so much & our free time was plentiful. Our tour manager Joe “Royal” Royale was so wonderful! He got us to our trains, our hotels & through a few situations of train breakdowns without panic & a smile on his face! Hotels were very nice & the included dinners were decent! The best part were the people on this tour, by the end of the trip we felt like family! Joe Royale thanks for the stories, your humor & the best holiday ever!
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Top to Toe of Italy
14 Oct 2023
Eloise De Beer
5 stars
“We had a fabulous Tour Manager in Lydia. She was always available and approachable and friendly to all. We stayed in excellent hotels, tours, and great meals were included. There's only a couple things I'd change. We were too long on the Amalfi Coast, and wished we could spend some time exploring Sorrento on our own. My roommate and I paid for 2 extra nights in the first hotel, in Murano, and you would think at $269 per night, breakfast would be included.
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Grand Alpine Explorer
06 Oct 2023
Renae Hinchey
5 stars
“Wonderful trip! Such beauty to see and the view from the trains were exceptional. Our guide made it easy for us to catch the right trains and enjoy the many stops we made. Hotels and food were great.
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Grand Imperial Cities
25 Sep 2023
Theresa
5 stars
“This tour was so well organized! Everything went like clockwork. Everyone was great to tour with.
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Edinburgh, the Highlands and Islands
2/Mar
OLSON, CASSANDRA
4 stars
“Everything was decent. The weather didn't cooperate with us for this trip so we did miss out on a lot of the train side of our great rail journey. This was my first time booking this type of trip and while I think it was a good experience I have decided that I prefer a more leisurely vacation with a less structured itinerary.
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Grand Tour of the UK
20 Nov 2023
CJ
4 stars
“The Grand Tour of the UK included many interesting sights and informative day tours. It was certainly a worthwhile experience, and our Tour Manager was well-informed and very helpful. We did have some problems with baggage handling and lodging, but after the tour I contacted the Vacations By Rail Customer Service Manager and was able to receive appropriate compensation for the problems we encountered. I was glad to see that Vacations By Rail was responsive to our complaint.
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Arctic Circle Express
11 Oct 2023
BOOTH, JR, EDWIN RUSSEL
4 stars
“Great trip! Wish we had less time on the bus, and more time in the destinations
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