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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)

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, 

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)

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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