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Scott McGregor's Railway Adventures

 Railway Adventures are designed for comfortable, leisurely enjoyment of a country and its culture, travelling as much as possible by train. Our groups are generally small (15 to 20 passengers is average) and our team of leaders and guides are experienced in looking after passengers as individuals and in groups.  

Scott McGregor is a well known face from 30 years of work as an actor, presenter and producer in projects ranging from TV home makeovers to railway travel and history. He currently runs ‘Railway Adventures’ offering specialised tours to destinations all over the world. For many years he ran the Antiques and Collectables company Off The Rails and has spent most of his free time consumed by a variety of challenging home renovations.

He has also presented two series of his own Railway Adventure programs screened in Australia and overseas and was a regular face on the Lifestyle Channel as the Antiques and Collectables expert and travel guy. 

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Phone Toll free in Australia 1300 733323 or from around the world call +61 418 428 909

 

Railway Adventures with Scott McGregor

SRI LANKA ON THE VICEROY SPECIAL

 7th November 2018 -   Sri Lanka on the Viceroy Special. The British built broad gauge railway network branching out into all the main regions of the island contain some of the most scenic and dramatic sections of railway to be found anywhere in the world. Riding the rails in Sri lanka is like stepping back in time, so much of the original colonial era survives and the chance to explore the stunning country and its wondous railways in a stately private train is a golden opportunity rarely offered. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours. (Gpt-RAdv)   

OUTBACK QUEENSLAND RAIL TOUR with Robert Kingsford-Smith

 2018 DATES: 26 June - 10 July; 14-28 August; 11-25 September;  -  North Queensland is a canvas on which nature paints many spectacular landscapes. Vast outback plains, tidal estuaries of the Gulf, tropical rainsorests, and the character filled Savannah are the backdrops for fascinating and awe-inspiring experiences.  The tour features five unique train trips, an island-hopping flight, comfortable coach and train in a trip from brisbane to Mount Isa through Longreach and Winton, up to the Gulf of Carpentaria, across the wide Savannah and the Atherton Tableland and down through the rainforest of the Kuranda range to Cairns. Stopping at  Mount Isa, Normanton, the stunning Cobbold Gorge, the intriguing Undara Lava Tubes, the tour finishes in Cairns after an exciting day trip to Port Douglas and Mossman Gorge. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for reservations. (Gpt-RAdv)    * 2019 dates coming soon

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THAILAND & LAOS by Rail & River - with Bob Daniel

21 November 2018 - Embark on a round trip traversing the bustling cities, scenic countryside’s, towering mountains, rolling hills and incredibly scenic rivers of Thailand and Laos. Characterised and recognised by friendly faces, sparkling temples and world-class cuisine, these two lands epitomize the best of South East Asia. In this jam-packed tour, you’ll experience a unique mix of characters and destinations, sights, sounds and tastes that make these two countries so special. From the sombre and deeply affecting Death Railway and Hellfire Pass, to the sublime and majestic mountains of Laos and the Mekong River. Visit the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya and the spectacular World Heritage-listed town of Luang Prabang. Whistle along as we cross the Bridge Over The River Kwai, take a steam train trip from Bangkok and meet local tribe people still living their traditional way of life. Top it all off with an Australian tour leader well versed in South East Asian travel, local guides along the way and the highest class of travel wherever possible! Guidepost Rail Tours (RA)

CUBA BY RAIL & ROAD

 April 2019 - Cuba is known for its white-sand beaches, rolling mountains, cigares and rum. With this unique tour you will travel as much as possible by train, sometimes in our own private railcar, covering large parts of the very interesting Cuban railway system. This fully escorted tour is for people with a real sense of exploration away from the normally visited areas. AN EXOTIC AND RELATIVELY UNDISCOVERED DESTINATION. Contact Guidepost Touirs for reservations. (RAdv)

SOUTH AMERICAN RAILWAY JOURNEY ACROSS THE ANDES -Buenos Aires to Lima

 7 to 27 October 2018 - This out-of-the-ordinary tour will take you from Argentina and through Bolivia, finishing in Peru on a 21-day, once-in-a-lifetime adventure! Travel from the iconic city of Buenos Aires to Tucuman, from where we visit the famous wine region of Cafayate. Traverse the country on the iconic “Tren a las Nubes” and continue the journey through the incredible landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats to La Paz in Bolivia. We then continue into Peru to the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca, and the UNESCO Wolrld Heritage Listed, iconic site of Machu Picchu and beyond. This journey brings you to many of the region’s must-see sites, but you’ll also explore some tourist destinations that are frequently omitted from most other mainstream tours, including Cafayate, the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Uyuni and Lake Titicaca, among others. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for (Gpt-RAdv)

JAVA BY RAIL - Jakarta to Bali in April 2019 - 18 days

30 March 2019 from Jakarta, across Java to Bali - Java is the richest, most densely populated of Indonesia's countless islands. Its diverse landscape ranges from towering volcanoes to dense forest, manicured rice paddies and teeming cities. Our train adventure explores this 1000km long island starting in Jakarta and travelling through Bandung, Yogyakarta, Solo and Surabuya to Jember in the east where we take a short ferry ride to Bali. This tour is an undiscovered gem and great value. There is option to extend your stay for a few days at a beautiful resort in Bali.   Contact Guidepost Tours for details. (RA)  BOOKINGS OPEN, 

VIETNAM BY PRIVATE TRAIN & LUXURY BOAT with Hayley Anderson

5 to 20 September 2018  - HO CHI MINH CITY * DALAT * HOI AN * HUE * DONG HOI * HANOI * HALONG BAY * SAPA  -  Enjoy one of the world’s great train journeys and experience Vietnam’s most iconic destinations on a 2,000-kilometre odyssey from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi and beyond. Luxury hotels, most meals and many side trips reveal Vietnam’s history, culture, gourmet food, wonderfully friendly people and excellent shopping.  Private carriages on the Reunification Express, your own train to the mystic hill station of Sapa and private luxury junk on magic Halong Bay are features of this unique tour. All in all it’s a stimulating and enlightening gentle adventure.  Contact Guidepost Rail tours. (Gpt-RAdv)

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VICTORIAN STEAM SAFARI - October 2018

 12 October 2018 -  Join us on a round-trip that showcases Victoria’s culturally rich cities and towns, iconic gold-rush history, local gastronomy and character-filled railways. Beginning in Melbourne with a special dinner aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, we set off to the gold rush town of Ballarat, before visiting Castlemaine where we take a trip on the iconic Victorian Goldfields Railway. We continue our steam-powered adventure on a special departure heading north to Echuca. We’ll enjoy a sumptuous lunch as we cruise down Australia’s greatest river aboard the PS EmmyLou. IBack to Bendigo and on to Horsham, before exploring the stunning Grampians National Park. Spending the day amongst these spectacular sandstone mountains and the rare wildflowers and wildlife is a fitting exclamation mark to the last day of our tour before joining the The Overland train back to Melbourne.  (RAdv)

SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND with TOOWOOMBA CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS - September 2018

 26 September 2018-  The first railway between Sydney and Brisbane via the scenic New England route has been closed for decades. However, part of this iconic line, in Queensland, is still maintained and occasionally a very special rail tour brings it to life. This short and sweet adventure centres on a spring time excursion along this historic and dramatic railway. It takes you across Southern Queensland’s Granite Belt from Brisbane to Toowoomba for The Carnival of Flowers, then continues onto Warwick by special steam train for the historic run up the range to Wallangarra. The journey incorporates tours in cities and towns along the way including Toowoomba, Tenterfield and Armidale. Contact Guidepost Tours for a full brochure. (RAdv)

TASMANIA BY RAIL ROAD & RIVER

  18-29 October 2018 with Bob Daniel - • LAUNCESTON • CRADLE MOUNTAIN • STRAHAN • TARRALEAH • HOBART *  See yourself riding in the balcony coach of a hard-working steam train up the wild West Coast mountains, soaking up the wonders of modern art at MONA, sipping whisky in the atmosphere of a stone clad distillery or being in zone beside sublime Cradle Mountain Lake. You will also be treated to welcoming locals, gourmet foods and wines, quality accommodation and unique side trips on rail, road and river in the company of your experienced and knowledgeable host.  Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations.  (Gpt-RAdv)

JAPAN AUTUMN COLOURS BY RAIL with Scott McGregor

 30 October to 12 November 2018 - It’s not hard to argue the merits of train travel, but to discover how far rail technology has come in the last two centuries you need look no further than Japan. Its excellent railway system is one of the world’s most extensive and advanced, and train travel is unarguably the best way to explore this fascinating country.  Speed, efficiency, comfort, convenience and a choice of spectacular destinations are hallmarks of travelling by train in Japan. (RA)  TOUR FULLY BOOKED - WAITLIST ONLY

JAPAN BY RAIL, A CHERRY BLOSSOM SPECTACULAR - April 2019

 9 to 24 April 2019 - Join Scott McGregor and discover the highlights of Japan’s main island, Honshu, on this dynamic journey. Beginning in the modern, neon-lit capital of Tokyo, the famous bullet train takes us south to the prosperous city of Hiroshima, with a moving history and legacy like no other. We then continue on to the iconic city of Kyoto – richly endowed with exquisite gardens, extraordinary temples and enthralling cultural treasures. We also explore the region around Mount Fuji, rich with natural beauty, volcanic drama and an extraordinary open-air art museum, accessed by the historic Tozan mountain railway. (RA)

SWISS ALPINE ADVENTURE BY RAIL with Chris Harding

22 September 2018  ....  then 28 April & 22 September 2019  * ZURICH * GRUYERES * INTERLAKEN * FILISUR * ST MORITZ * CHUR * BRIG * MONTREUX * ZERMATT * LUCERNE *  Train travel is central to Swiss life, reaching into every corner of the land and beyond. It is also one of the most efficient, and easily the most patronised rail network per head of population in the world. There can be no better way to get a window on this spectacular country. Using the extraordinary network of Swiss Rail and comfortable hotels located close to stations and town centres, this finely-tuned adventure, led by your experienced Switzerland expert Chris Harding, will take you through the heart of the Alps to explore a wonderful mix of the country’s key historical, cultural and scenic destinations.  Contact Guidepost Tours for more details and reservations. (Gpt-RAdv)

ICONS OF ENGLAND & WALES - including DUXFORD AIR SHOW with Bob Daniel.

Trains Boats & Planes with Bob Daniel,  7 to 24 September 2018 - HISTORIC AIRCRAFT & HERITAGE RAILWAYS - Britain’s empire was built on its naval strength, consolidated by the Industrial Revolution and the Golden Age of Railways. However, the story of the RAF’s victory in the air and the subsequent aviation revolution that saw Concord take to the skies, gives inspiration to this tour celebrating the three great modes of transport that make the UK what it is today. We’ll travel on first-class trains and luxury coaches, and stay in quality 3 and 4-star accommodation on our adventure that also incorporates great scenery, architecture and a vast, eclectic mix of England’s cultural icons.  Contact Guidepost Tours for more information and reservations. (Gpt-RAdv)   

WESTERN AUSTRALIA -

 19 September 2018 - Australia’s wild west took an upward and progressive turn when the completion of the great Trans-Continental Railway in 1917 connected the Commonwealth’s largest state with the rest of the nation. No longer did travellers have to undertake an arduous sea voyage – this new, comfortable and very direct route became the foundation for a vibrant tourism industry that has gone from strength to strength. On this railway adventure, we’ll tick all these boxes and more as we explore these highlights by a variety of train and coach, enjoying great hotels and fine food and wine along the way, all in the company of your experienced tour leader and other like-minded travellers. (RA)


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