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3rd December 2020 

Xmas Luncheon  Kiama / Berry 

Sun 6 Dec 2020

-  3 places remain - BOOK NOW 

Xmas Luncheon Brisbane Waters 

Wed 9 Dec 2020

-  4 places remain - BOOK NOW 


Sunday 3 to Monday 11 January 2021

-  2 places remain - BOOK NOW 

JAPAN by RAIL - Autumn Colour 2021

Tue 19 Oct - Fri 12 Nov2021


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.  



Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia, and as it is not on the tourist trail, has stayed remarkably untouched by mass tourism. Indeed, a third of the island has been set aside as a Natural or Conservation Park, and the rest of the island is composed of farms, wineries and sanctuaries, and a couple of tiny towns. The island is better known abroad than by Australians – it is a unique destination worthy of discovery.

A small group, personalised tour, with a maximum of eight people - an ideal six day break away before Christmas.

Date:Wed 16 to Tue 22 Dec 2020 -  NEW - BOOK NOW 

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Join us for a great day of heritage rail travel, sightseeing, great scenery, luncheon and the company of your SJR friends as we mark the end of a very challenging year and the approaching Christmas season. Depart from Sydney Station, through the southern suburbs as we pass the edge of the Royal National Park towards Stanwell Park and the great views over the Illawarra coast. Through Wollongong to Kiama, where we enjoy luncheon and time to stroll along the beach, headland or visit the blowhole.

Date: Sun 6 Dec 2020 - last call - 3 places remain, book now 

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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: Sat 24 to Thu 29 April 2021 -  Fully booked 

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Peter and Joan (Mosman)

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Grosvenor Place

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