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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.
ICELAND BY LAND & CRUISE
Join us on a twenty-four day tour to explore Iceland’s amazing landscape, from both land and sea. Experience ten days and nights on land in Iceland exploring its scenic beauty, then join Silversea’s luxurious Silver Moon for a twelve-day all-inclusive cruise around Iceland, before heading to the Isle of Lewis, Oban, Belfast, Liverpool, Waterford, Fishguard and Falmouth to Southampton. (There is also the option to continue aboard Silver Moon for another fourteen days to Honfleur, Saint Malo, Montoir de Bretagne, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Vigo, Oporto and Lisbon – call for details.)
Date: - Tue 15 Aug to Sat 9 Sep 2023
CANADA’S EAST COAST BY RAIL & SHIP
Explore Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. Fly to Toronto to begin the tour, or travel from Vancouver across Canada by rail to Toronto. Experience the beauty of Canada from rail, sea and coach and explore the vibrant cities of the east, as well as the more remote communities in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
Date: - Sat 30 Jul or Fri 5 Aug - Wed 31 Aug 2022 ‐ Full
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 - limited places remain
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
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: Thu 6 – Wed 19 Oct 2022 - NEW TOUR