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'There is no better way to travel than with St James Rail. The journeys are incredibly well researched and meticulously planned by the founder and tour leaders'

Peter and Joan (Mosman)

PO Box N400

Grosvenor Place

NSW 1220


ABN  76 150 053 384

Tel: +61 2 9326 9660

Mobile +61 418 585 838


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Exciting tours with SJR in 2020

13 January 2020  

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Wed 25 Mar – Thu 16 Apr 2020

- 6 places remain - BOOK NOW! 


Wed 26 Feb to Fri 20 Mar 2020

- 4 places remain - BOOK NOW 


Mid October – Mid November 2020  

- Full Brochure will come soon  

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 35 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.  



CHERRY BLOSSOMS - Japan by Rail 2020 - 

A 22 day tour to view cherry blossoms on the Japanese islands of Kyushu, Honshu and Hokkaido. Enjoy a stay in beautiful traditional accommodationcomfortable first class train journeys on the high speed 'Shinkansen' as well as special scenic rail journeys such as steam trains. The tour is led by Japanese speaking expert Takako and Owen, who have designed and organised the tour. We are proud and passionate about our tours - we make it possible to experience the real Japan, visiting not only iconic cities and sights, but also ‘off the beaten track’ small villages, and meeting local people.

Date: Wed 25 Mar – Thu 16 Apr 2020

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Join us as for a six day / five night rail cruise aboard the Southern Aurora through regional NSW - with sleeping, lounge and dining cars. Mark Anzac Day in the Riverina town of Coolamon as we salute the Hon Tim Fischer AC, friend and traveller with St James Rail over many years. Enjoy the great scenery of areas not normally visited by passenger trains, watch the world pass from the lounge car, and enjoy fine meals and taste local produce.

Date: Fri 24 – Wed 29 April 2020

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NUTCOTE - the home of May Gibbs

Join us for a day tour to Nutcote the home of famed author May Gibbs - one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators and best known for the iconic Australian children’s story - Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Join us for an inspection of Nutcote, luncheon and travel by ferry on Sydney Harbour.

Date: Wednesday 27 May 2020 -  BOOK NOW 



 A three day, two night rail / coach journey to the Central West to explore Millthorpe, Carcoar, Canobolas and Orange in autumn. Taste local regional food, great cool-climate wines, and an excellent degustation meal at Millthorpe’s famed hatted restaurant – Tonic.

Date: Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 May 2020 

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