Great Rail Journeys vs Elite Luxury Kenya - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 3.5
Value — 3.7
Guide — 3.8
Activities — 3.8
Lodging — 3.7
Transportation — 3.7
Meals — 3.7
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
Guide — 0.0
Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
Transportation — 0.0
Meals — 0.0
Recent Reviews

Excellent!

5.0 January 2017
RU
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just came back from the Classic Glacier Express trip to Switzerland. Excellent in practically all respects and our tour manager, Joe Mutch did a tremendous job and struck a perfect balance being authoritative without being authoritarian. You definitely felt looked after but without unnecessary restrictions and indeed we were encouraged on our free days to explore and useful suggestions were offered. The only criticism of the whole trip was that the food in the two hotels outside Switzerland, on the route there and the route back, was a little disappointing. But then both hotels were right opposite the train station so were probably being chosen for other than their culinary proficiency. The food in the hotels in Brig and Chur, on the other hand, was very good.
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Tour Great Rail Journeys Company Reviews

Absolutely fabulous!

5.0 January 2017
A
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Just returned from our Jungrau Express holiday in Switzerland. Absolutely fabulous! Our Tour Manager Mark Buxton was excellent, giving support, help and advice where needed without intruding into our holiday. We were encouraged to see that some of our fellow travelers were on their second or third Great Rail holiday and one couple were even on their fourteenth! Off to book our holiday for next year with Great Rail Journeys.
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Tour Great Rail Journeys Company Reviews

Amazing holiday!

5.0 January 2017
VD
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We went on the golden triangle trip to India in October 15 ! It was an amazing holiday and very well organized 10/10 to our tour manager Alan for an excellent trip! Hotels were very nice and all our excursions well planned and very interesting thanks to our Indian guide Dilip! Thus is our second trip with Great Rail and we would highly recommend them, a bit more expensive than some other companies but well worth it when you don't have to worry about getting to your next destination ! We have also done coast to coast USA and would highly recommend this tour as well ! Would like to see some younger people on these trips and you don't have to be a rail enthusiast to go !
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Tour Great Rail Journeys Company Reviews

Tours 10 Trips 5 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 373 $ 442
Operator Type Group Tour Operator Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator Local Specialist
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • River Cruises
  • Independent / Self-Guided Packages
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
Service Level Luxury Luxury
Regions
  • North America
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Africa
Known For
  • 50+
  • Luxury
  • Train & Rail
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Luxury
Headquarters York, UK Nairobi, Kenya
Year Established 1981 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A
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    About Great Rail Journeys

    Great Rail Journeys provides private and small group escorted holidays by rail all around the world.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Providing high class, quality holiday experiences, Great Rail Journeys knows how to craft the perfect itinerary for train enthusiasts. This mode of transport is unique, and Great Rail Journey’s takes full advantage of the more slow paced journey you get on a train. Their tours are specialized, with private excursions available, and high caliber customer service on board and off.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Rail journeys are perfect for large groups and families, but certain packages can also be great for a romantic getaway. Solo travelers are also welcome, but do be aware that a single supplement is charged. If you’re a more independent traveler, rail journeys can be a great way to see the world in safety and comfort. 

    Where Do They Operate?

    They offer exciting rail journeys all over the world, many with specialized focus, such as Christmas Rail tours in Europe. You can also choose from among “Iconic Trains” if you’re a history buff, or train journeys that include safari excursions in India or Africa.

    Why Travel With Them?

    They offer a fully escorted experience, ensuring all you have to do is relax. With a heavy emphasis on responsible tourism, they do their utmost to keep their effect on the surrounding landscape as minimal as possible.

    About Elite Luxury Kenya

    Also called “Kenya Safaris” this company is very locally minded, offering boutique travel experiences including honeymoon, and fully customized travel.

    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Elite Luxury Kenya provides a travel experience in Kenya that will introduce travelers to another side of the African safari. No frills, yet comfortable, the travel options seem to distinctly be designed to showcase traveling beyond the safari. Though this is not to say safari’s are not a focus. Rather for them, a safari holiday with them means you’ll get a very diverse tour in terms of activities, excursions, and accommodations.

    Who Travels With Them?

    Those seeking an affordable Kenya, Tanzania, and / or Uganda experience. Their tours are private and completely customizable. As a smaller company travelers may find that accommodations are less luxury in feel than an established luxury safari brand, however you will be very comfortable and well taken care of. And if local touches are important to you, these will make your trip especially enjoyable.

    Where Do They Operate?

    Despite what the name suggests, Elite Luxury Kenya also provides tours in Tanzania and Uganda. Part of their mission is to introduce travelers to Kenya and these other destinations beyond the typical safari. To that end you may enjoy a beach holiday, gorilla trek, or hike up Mount Kenya.

    Why Travel With Them?

    Kenya based and small, traveling with them is a way to support local business and in return have a fully local experience. You will get a sense of the “real” Kenya, while also experiencing all the classic safari moments.

    Tours are led by local knowledgeable guides, and your trip is designed by experts for a personalized touch - this helps ensure your trip to Kenya fulfills everything you want to see.


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