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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 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.
SJR CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
LUNCHEON ON WATER
Join us for a relaxing day exploring the Pittwater, Broken Bay, Hawkesbury and Brisbane Waters on our exclusive private charter of the Fantasea escapade. We cruise these beautiful waterways; enjoy simple food with quality wine / soft drinks / juices; step ashore to stretch your legs and explore riparian communities; relax and enjoy good views and conversation.
Date: Fri 10 Dec 2021 - NEW, ONE DAY TOUR
SJR CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
AT ESTUARY RESTAURANT
Join us for a relaxing day of rail travel, great scenery, luncheon and the company of your SJR friends as we mark the end of another very challenging year and the approaching Christmastide. Travel by rail to Hawkesbury River, then transfer to the Estuary Seafood Restaurant at Kangaroo Point – with stunning views over the river. Enjoy a welcome drink, followed by a quality three course festive luncheon. With splendid views along the Hawkesbury River, our restaurant is reserved exclusively for us.
Date: Sat 11 Dec 2021 - NEW, ONE DAY TOUR
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 12 to Mon 20 Dec 2021 - NEW TOUR
FORGOTTEN WORLD RAIL ADVENTURE
A NEW ZEALAND RAIL JOURNEY 2022
JJoinus 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 22 Feb – Sat 5 Mar 2022 - BOOK NOW
JAPAN'S KYUSHU BY RAIL
SCENIC RAIL TOUR AROUND KYUSHU
Join us for one of our new tours to Japan – an 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