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Book today: 3 great rail journey experiences you’ll love

Railway Traveller discovers three great rail journey experiences you’ll love. These include the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Oberammergau Passion Play. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can be enjoyed by train.

The Occasion: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2021

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place every year in August in Edinburgh. Visitors to the Tattoo get to see some amazing military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands. It’s an amazing visual and musical spectacle that shouldn’t be missed. This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime rail journey to book today.

Great Rail Journeys is offering travellers the chance to see the Edinburgh Tattoo and travel on the Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway. You will also sail down the River Forth and pay a visit to Stirling Castle. You can start the 4-day holiday on 8 or 15 August 2021. Prices from £645pp.

The Occasion: The Oberammergau Passion Play 2022

Every ten years in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau, the entire village comes together to present the Passion Play. This is their interpretation of a biblical story that dates back to 1634.

Fred Holidays is offering rail travellers the chance to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2022. On a 10-night trip you will also enjoy a cruise down the Danube river plus trips to Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Munich. The 10-night holiday begins on 1 June 2022. Prices from £4,479 pp.

The Occasion: The Floriade Flower Show & Keukenhof Gardens 2022

The famous Floriade Flower Show is held in the Netherlands every 10 years. Spread over five themed zones across 66 hectares, this is a true garden spectacle. The garden city of Almere is the location for the 2022’s event. This decade’s theme is ‘Growing Green Cities’ and there will be exhibitions from over 30 different countries. Visitors will also be able to see huge displays of plants, vegetables, fruit and produce from across the world.

Guests on this trip will also enjoy a visit to popular Keukenhof Gardens. The gardens, which are open for only two months a year, are home to many different flower species. Best known of these are tulips – seven million of these are planted every year. No wonder it is known as ‘the Garden of Europe’.

Great Rail Journeys is offering travellers the chance to see the Floriade Flower Show and Keukenhof Gardens in 2022. The 5-day holiday begins on 17 April 2022. Prices from £875pp.