Tasmania 2022
Tasmania 2022

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60th Anniversary of the Souther Aurora
60th Anniversary of the Souther Aurora

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EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS
EASTERN & ORIENTAL EXPRESS

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Tasmania 2022
Tasmania 2022

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60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOUTHERN AURORA

Sat 23 – Thu 28 Apr 2022 

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MID SOUTH COAST

Mon 14 to Sat 19 Feb 2022

 - NEW TOUR, BOOK NOW 

TASMANIA 2022

Thu 3 - Thu 24 Mar 2022

 - 5 places remain - BOOK NOW 

NEWSLETTER JANUARY

Sat 1 Jan 2022

 - New Issue is available now

JAPAN KYUSHU 2022

Tue  4 – Sat 22 Oct  2022

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Welcome,  welcome back.

If you are new to St James Rail (SJR) - welcome.

To our regular SJR travellers - welcome back.

 

St James Rail specialise in personalised, escorted tours, across Australia and around the world - we’ve been looking after people for more than 40 years as we explore the world by rail.

 

We are very proud that our tours are researched, planned and led by us - Takako Ishige and Owen Johnstone-Donnet - who are you personal contacts and tour leaders from the first email or phone call, until the end of the tour.  

 

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60th ANNIVERSARY OF
THE SOUTHERN AURORA

ORIGINAL JOURNEY

The Southern Aurora marks its 60th Anniversary in 2022 – join our annual Anzac Rail Cruise - an SJR tradition for over 25 years - as we mark this significant occasion and re-live the journey from Sydney to Melbournethe traditional route of the famous Southern Aurora. Enjoy two nights in Melbourne, and commemorate Anzac Day aboard Puffing Billy in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. On our return we explore the food, wine and scenery of the Victorian High Country and more. Fantastic scenery, great food, wine and the company of SJR friends. 

Date: -  Sat 23 – Thu 28 Apr 2022 - NEW YOUR, BOOK NOW 

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TASMANIA 2022 

Explore the well known and lesser well known parts of Tasmania – walk around Cradle Mountain Lake, taste local seafood at Stanley; breathe the ‘freshest air in the world’ at Cape Grim; ride Wee Georgie Wood steam engine; cruise the world-heritage Gordon River and journey in premium carriages on the Abt Wilderness Railway: explore Bruny Island; the Derwent River Railway; Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula; Maria Island; end with an exploration of the Tamar Valley and the city of Launceston.

Date: Thu 3 to Thu 24 Mar 2022 -  5 places remain 

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GREAT SOUTHERN RAIL JOURNEY & KANGAROO ISLAND, SA I

‘With its rugged coastline, sun-kissed beaches, forested peaks, and exhilarating capital cities, the stunning journey between Brisbane and Adelaide feels like nowhere else in Australia.’ Journey Beyond Rail. Join us for a nine day / eight night tour that includes the Great Southern train journey (4 days / 3 nights) from Brisbane through Sydney, Melbourne and to Adelaide, and then four nights on Kangaroo Island. 

Date: Sun 11 to Mon 19 Dec 2022 -  NEW Date 

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FORGOTTEN WORLD RAIL ADVENTURE
A NEW ZEALAND RAIL JOURNEY  2023

Join us to New Zealand’s North Island to experience a unique rail adventure – driving your own rail cart along the 142 km rail line from Okahukura to Stratford and return. We pass through 24 tunnels, and cross 98 bridges on this remarkable journey, experiencing local hospitality and the beautiful New Zealand countryside along the way. Explore the Taranaki Region of New Zealand – Mt Taranaki and New Plymouth - as well as journeying on the paddle steamer Waimarie on the Wanganui River.

Date: Tue 24 Jan – Sat 4 Feb 2023 -  BOOK NOW 

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JAPAN'S KYUSHU BY RAIL
SCENIC RAIL TOUR AROUND KYUSHU

Join us for one of our new tours to Japan – an 18 day in-depth tour of the southern of Japan’s four main islands – Kyushu. With a combination of splendid coast line (much will rail lines travelling along it) and mountainous hinterland, the natural landscape is spectacular. Add to that the rich culture of the island, with gardens, famed pottery, textiles, art and food, there is much to see. We travel on a range of trains, from the modern shinkansen, to local trains, and special ‘resort’ trains where the train is itself the destination. 

Date: Tue 4 – Sat 22 Oct 2022 -  NEW TOUR 

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