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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.
ANZAC SOUTHERN AURORA 2021
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
& NSW HIGH COUNTRY II
Join us on our seven day, six night trip to the Snowy Mountains region and high country of NSW. Highlights include: Bungendore Village; the Australian War Memorial; Cooma; Thredbo; Corryong; and Tumbarumba. Inspect the Snowy Scheme, stay in Thredbo, visit the Tumbarumba Winery, traverse the Alpine Way and more.
Date: Sat 15 – Fri 21 May 2021 - New Tour - BOOK NOW
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JAPAN BY RAIL 2022
Join us for one of our most popular tours to Japan – a twenty-two day tour to view cherry blossoms on the Japanese islands of Kyushu, Honshu and Hokkaido. Enjoy staying in excellent hot spring (Onsen) resorts in beautiful ryokans as well as city hotels. Travel first class on the high speed 'Shinkansen' trains, enjoy special scenic rail journeys – such as the steam hauled SL Hitoyoshi along the Kuma River and themed scenic trains - and experience an overnight coastal ferry journey from Honshu to Hokkaido. The tour is led by Japanese speaking expert Takako Ishige and Owen Johnstone-Donnet, who have designed and organised the tour.
Date: Wed 23 Mar – Thu 14 Apr 2022 - BOOK NOW