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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


 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)   


13 to 30 May 2018 in Italy with Sicily Option 30 May to 4 June - Vienna - Graz - Ljubljana - Lake Bled - Trieste - Venice - Florence - Rome - Catania - Syacusa - Agrigento - Palermo.  From Vienna on the Danube through the old Austrian empire and Slovenia, home to some spectacular mountain train journeys. Explore Venice and Florence on route to Rome where a long stay at our favourite hotel, Domus Australia, allows for numerous day trips and excursions in and around the eternal city including, of course, the Vatican. Continue your Railway Adventure to Sicily by train and ferry to enjoy the astounding scenery and history on everything from local express to our own private rail-car around Mt Etna.  Scott and his team of local guides will host you on an adventure revealing the very heart and soul of Austria, Italy and Malta. Contact Guidepost Rail Tours for reservations. (Gpt-RAdv)  


    30th May 2018 -   Sicily, the Mediterranean’s largest island has a special place in the story of Southern Europe. Successive waves of ancient and modern empires have left their mark and the unusual geography which features Europe’s largest volcano colours its unique character. Our wide loop of the island by train and coach takes in its most iconic sights and the special nature of Sicily and its people is revealed on this easy-going and entertaining, 5 star short adventure.  (Gpt-RA)

OUTBACK QUEENSLAND RAIL TOUR with Robert Kingsford-Smith

 2018 DATES: 1-15 May; 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)    

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 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 2018 - 18 days

28 April to 15 May 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.   Contact Guidepost Tours for details. (RA)


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)

Visit our video page to see last years Vietnam Rail Tour


 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)


 3 to 8 May 2018 - The character-filled, 400 Km South West Railway in Southern Queensland branches off the main line at Warwick in the Darling Downs and passes through Goondiwindi on its way to the end of line at Dirranbandi. Famous for Australia’s last mail train run, the Dirranbandi Mail, which finished in 1993, the line was one of the many pioneer railways to be built at the beginning of the 20th century in the quest to tie Queensland’s isolated communities and the rich farming lands to the big smoke.  (RA)


 2018 DATES: 12 to 20 April & 6 to 14 November. - The first railway between Sydney and Brisbane via the scenic New England route has been closed for decades. However, part of this line, in Queensland, is still maintained and occasionally a very special rail tour brings this iconic line to life. Our Raiwlay Adventure takes you across Queensland Granite Belt  from Brisbane to Toowoomba then continues on to Warwick for a special steam journey down the range to Wallengarra.  Contact Guidepost Tours for more details (RAdv)


 2018 DATES: 8-19 March with Chris Harding & 18-29 October 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)


 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)  

SOUTHERN AFRICA with Scott McGregor

 13 to 26 August 2018 - When it comes to spectacular diversity, there’s nowhere in the world like Southern Africa. Right from the first landings of Portuguese sailors in the 15th Century, the wealth of the region has been an irresistible draw for fortune hunters of all sorts. But today’s adventurers are drawn by different riches – from the majestic game parks and wild savannah landscapes to the rugged coastlines, lush winelands and the ever colourful cities and towns, it’s no surprise Southern Africa is on many a traveller’s ultimate bucketlist. South Africa is also fortunate to have a wealth of classic rail journeys and unique trains that make travelling in this wonderful region even more special. Chief among these is Rovos Rail, a train that has a rightful claim to its billing as the most luxurious in the world. Travelling from Pretoria to Cape Town and up to Victoria Falls, you’ll be guided through the history and culture of this fascinating region. Get up close and personal with Africa’s iconic wildlife on a private game reserve, savour the region’s finest cuisines and famous wines, explore the mighty Zambezi by boat and steam train and see inside the world’s largest diamond mines. And that’s just the start of what you’ll experience on this grand tour of Africa’s great southern lands. (RAdv)


NEW DEPARTURE 22 September 2018 * 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)


7th to 16th May 2018  -  Tyrolia, famous for its soaring mountain vistas, fertile valleys and charming Baroque cities, is the atmospheric heartland of Alpine Austria. Explore the cities, scenery and character of this wonderful region by rail, including an historic steam driven mountain rack railway and chartered vintage tram. Soak up the atmosphere of Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for the ‘Sound of Music’ in Salzburg and delight in the capital of The Tyrol, Innsbruck. Your journey is capped off with a trip over the UNESCO listed Semmering Pass railway and quality time in the grand and elegant city of Vienna. (RAdv)

SCANDINAVIA BY TRAIN BOAT & PLANE July 2018 - with Scott McGregor

23 July to 9 August 2018 - 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)    

Visit our video page to see our last Scandinavia Tour


Trains Boats & Planes with Bob Daniel,  7 to 24 September 2018 - 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)   

SPAIN PORTUGAL & MOROCCO - A Moorish Railway Adventure

 5 to 22 October 2018 - In 2018 Morocco will launch Africa's first high speed railway which adds to the expansion of the smart 'AVE' trains in Spain. Using the rail resources at our disposal in this intriguing programme we will blend speed with a variety of more sedate and scenic local trains, boats and coach trips to connect the expanses of Southern Spain with Portugal and the exotic Kingdom of Morocco. Moorish Palaces, medieval cathedrals, famously delicious food, atmospheric town squares, markets and bazaars, fascinating histories and conveniently timetabled train trips are all a part of thisexciting 3 country adventure. Contact Guidepost Tours (RAdv)


 8th October 2018 - Base your adventure in four of the country’s most culturally and historically iconic cities. Explore in detail on comprehensive day trips that include guided city tours; visiting character-filled towns; and soaking up the sights, sounds and flavours of places such as Dresden, Potsdam, Cologne and the Rhine Valley. This comprehensive escorted railway adventure showcases Germany in glorious detail and includes luxury coach charter and porterage throughout, with extended stays in cities, ensuring your comfort and giving you the flexibility and freedom to explore independently. (RAdv)


 14 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)

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