Great Rail Journeys


Mar 21st, 2015, 08:07 AM
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My wife and I are considering a rail tour of France or Scotland with Great Rail Journeys this fall. We would appreciate comments from anyone who has traveled with this company.
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Mar 21st, 2015, 09:07 AM
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I have looked at them, but haven't traveled with them. I doubt I would bother with a tour for France or Italy, they are so easy to do on your own. Have you spent time on this site?
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Mar 21st, 2015, 09:38 AM
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I made a quick dummy reservation for a trip of 7 nights, in mid june. GRJ advertises 2135 €
I come per person :
Eurostar : less than 100 €/back
TGV : less than 100 €/back
6 nights in Nice : 4 stars on booking : 1200 or 850 €...
6 nights in Nice : 3 stars : 750 or less
1 night in Paris : say 150 to get a correct one, 200 for a nice one.
4 dinners and one lunch : say 250 €.

TOTAL : say 1450 €, then I've got to make the excursions proposed... Imagine I rent a car, I do these excursions for 200 €. TOTAL : 1500 € max compared to 2135 €.

If I go with my wife, I just 200 € for the train 250 € for food, the rest is same price : TOTAL for 2 : 2000 € - GRJ : 4270 €. I should become a Travel Agent....
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Mar 21st, 2015, 09:52 AM
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It is cheaper to do everything yourself, but you also have to consider the time taken to plan and sort out everything before hand and also trouble shooting once on your holiday. If something goes wrong, Great Rail Journeys sorts it out for you without any hassel to you. Some people like this security and peace of mind.
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