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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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Railway Adventures with Scott McGregor

MYSTICAL BURMA by Rail Road Air & River - February 2018

10 to 24 February 2018  * Mystical Myanmar is home to a network of rustic railways, wide and welcoming rivers, atmospheric temples, towns, cities and colonial hill stations. There’s a wonderful diversity of natural beauty and the people are famously friendly and easy going. Enjoy the pleasures of 4 and 5-star accommodation, most meals and a variety of travel from Yangon to Inle Lake, Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin (formerly Maymyo) and then complete your journey with a luxury Pandaw cruise down the Irrawaddy River to Bagan and the plains of the thousand golden temples. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for unique Railway Adventures. (Gpt-RA)

SRI LANKA ON THE VICEROY SPECIAL with Scott McGregor

 Next tour starts 7th November 2017   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

2nd May (SOLD OUT), 1st August & 5th September 2017 -  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)    *** Please note that our August tour will fly from Brisbane to Longreach.- May & September tours will still travel on the Spirit of the Outback train  

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SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND "CARNIVAL OF FLOWERS" STEAM SPECTACULAR & NORTHERN NSW - September

 20 TO 28 September 2017-  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)

JAVA BY RAIL - Jakarta to Bali in April 2018

April 2018 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. Note new dates for 2018 tour to be released shortly - request your brochure now!. Contact Guidepost Tours for details. (RA)

TAIWAN BY RAIL & ROAD with Bob Daniel

 16-28 November 2017   -  TAIPEI * SUN MOON LAKE * MOUNT ALISHAN * KAOSIUNG-CITY * TAITUNG * TAROKO GORGE * WULAI         Taiwan is a treasure, mountainous, scenic, and full of great cultural icons from its rich history as an island on the trade routes and influence of Asia’s great powers. Some of China’s greatest art works ended up there when the Nationalists fled the mainland and established the modern republic. Our northern Autumn journey takes us from bustling Taipei by high speed train to the magical resort of Sun Moon Lake. Victorian era. Switchback railways traverse the mountains into the giant cypress forests of Mt Alishan in the high altitude at the heart of the island. Our trains continue the circumnavigation south to Kaohsiung and Taitung then north hugging the east coast past gorges, ravines, dramatic coastlines and vibrant historic cities. Luxury accommodation, delicious dinners and plenty of time to shop complete this great value adventure. (RAdv)

TASMANIA BY RAIL ROAD & RIVER

 October 2017 - • LAUNCESTON • CRADLE MOUNTAIN • • STRAHAN • BOTHWELL • 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)

NEW ZEALAND RAIL & WINE ADVENTURE

 5-22 October with Robert Kingsford-Smith  -  AUCKLAND * ROTORUA * WELLINGTON * MARLBOROUGH * NELSON * CHRISTCHURCH * FRANZ JOSEF * QUEENSTOWN * DUNEDIN

Unrivalled natural beauty, surreal sceneries, living century-old traditions, astounding food—these are just some of New Zealand’s unique and fascinating traits. Add to this an extensive rail network with an abundance of spectacular journeys, and you have all the ingredients for an unsurpassed adventure.  (RAdv)

SPLENDOURS OF CHINA BY HIGH-SPEED RAIL with YANGZTE RIVER CRUISE

11th to 29th September 2017 - Rich culture, amazing architecture, bustling cities, serene landscapes full of natural beauty, and efficient transport systems are just a few reasons travellers are drawn to this fascinating corner of the world. This tour will have you experiencing the extremes that make this destination truly unique from the 2000 plus year old Terracotta Warriors to the ultramodern and sleek bullet trains.   You’ll stand in awe of the steep cliffs of the Three Gorges and marvel at the cute yet endangered Giant Pandas. This tour encapsulates all of Chinas most amazing experiences whilst also showing you a more intimate side of the country when you get to mingle with the locals. A VERY POPULAR ITINERARY!  Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations. (RAdv)

SCANDINAVIA BY TRAIN BOAT & PLANE July 2017 - with Scott McGregor

24 July to 10 August 2017 The idyllic Scandinavian mid-summer is basked in never-ending sunshine and buzzing with high-spirited locals enjoying her evanescent beauty after a long, harsh winter. It is the ideal time to adventure through the stunning landscape by magnificent trains, boats and coaches. This spectacular Scandinavian voyage kicks off from historical capital, Stockholm. Journey through to Lapland discovering Sweden’s untouched inland riding the stunning Inlandsbanan train. As described by author Ernst Didring as ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’, the legendary Ofoten line will take you beyond the Arctic Circle though to Norway’s northern coast to cruise the Lofoten islands by boat.  The Norland line that journeys on to the charming city of Trondheim is alive with scenic railway charm. Enjoy unparalleled views of the breathtaking landscapes of the Rauma and Flam railways on your journey to the iconic cities of Alesund and Bergen.  Reservations for Scott McGregor's Railway Adventures only with Guidepost Rail Tours. (Gpt-RAdv)    

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ICONS OF ENGLAND & WALES - INCLUDING DUXFORD AIR SHOW - HISTORIC AIRCRAFT & HERITAGE RAILWAYS

Trains Boats & Planes with Alan Coltman - 8 to 25 September 2017 - 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)   

SCOTLAND & THE HIGHLANDS BY RAIL - June 2018

 15 June 2018 for 18 days - Scotland doesn't waste an inch of its compact area in order to delight and impress visitors. Wild and unspoilt, Scotland's landscapes are timeless, and few pleasures can compare with stepping aboard a magnificently restores steam train and gently rolling through the dramatically heather-clad hills of the Scottish Highlands. THIS SPECIAL TOUR IS PACKED WITH UNIQUE & UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES. Contact Guidepost Tours for reservations. We can also assist with other travel arrangements in the UK and Europe. (RAdv)

GRAND INDIA ON THE DECCAN ODYSSEY with SHIMLA EXTENSION - January 2018

 January 2018 - India is defined by its diversity, its people, its landscapes and its traditions. Spirituality is the common thread strung across the vast and diverse tapestry that is the subcontinent, and nowhere epitomises this better than the world cities of Mumbai and Delhi, the sweeping plains and grand forts of Rajasthan, and the spectacular setting and character of the old British-Raj hill station in Shimla. Immerse yourself in the life of luxury train travel as you discover the splendors of India’s most compelling destinations on the opulent Deccan Odyssey. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours (RA)

WINTER WONDERLAND - A SCANDINAVIAN ARCTIC ADVENTURE - March 2018

 10 March 2018 - Norway and Sweden can be epitomised by their rich history, hearty gastronomy, stylish and sophisticated cultural life and character-filled cities but, truth be told, the highlight of these countries is their exquisite natural beauty. Virgin forests rest untouched, rugged cliffs and impossibly picturesque fjords dramatically line a coast where rocky islands protrude from the sea, and grand glaciers and ice fields create an unrivalled arctic wonderland. Mankind has always revered the wonders of nature, and the spectacular mystical display of the Aurora Borealis has captured imaginations for eternity. Join Scott for a journey full of chances to experience the Northern Lights, and explore two of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world, at a time of the year when the wonders of a winter landscape are at their most phenomenal. (RAdv)


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