Great Scenic Journeys was set up to help transform, promote and accredit, the collection of scenic transport routes across the UK and beyond.
Fantastic for your well-being
Travel and exploring is renowned for improving mental health and well-being. A break from the routine, enjoying and visiting new places, making memories, experiences and perspectives, as well as meeting people and enjoying fresh air is a great antidote for the rigours of every day life!
Good for the environment
Green scenery and green journeys are so compatible. Public transport helps reduce carbon footprint, particularly with the advent of electric vehicles and other sustainable measures and innovation to help the environment.
Customer service at the heart
All of the companies featured in ‘Great Scenic Journeys’ have been verified by our customer experience assessors and accredited as delivering quality customer service and offering an interesting and enlightening journey experience.
The easy way to explore
Transport journeys offer a glimpse of breathtaking scenery, lifestyles, and cultures, and are the gateway to deeper exploration. Discover hidden gems and stunning landscapes from the comfort of your seat. Visit great destinations and attractions for a fab adventure!
Public transport is a great value way to experience amazing scenery. There’s fabulous affordable fares and offers available for an unforgettable experience.
Great Scenic Journeys was founded by a team of individuals who were inspired by work that they undertook for First Group’s Devon and Cornwall bus business where they supported the creation of ‘Adventures by Bus’.
‘Adventures by Bus’ is a collection of scenic scheduled bus routes that are exciting and fascinating adventures for customers, with a unique brand for each route, a great customer experience and with unforgettable views and interest!
We recognised the beauty and value of scenic transport journeys across the UK, Ireland, and beyond, and set out to showcase them through Great Scenic Journeys and help work with transport companies and their partners to improve the experience for customers.
Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team includes transport leaders, entrepreneurs and marketing experts to showcase the best of our collection of scenic journeys.
There are few more experienced and well-respected bus industry professionals than Giles who has enjoyed over 45 years senior experience in the transport sector, spending the last 10 years as Managing Director of First Group’s UK and Ireland Bus Division, leading a root and branch review of the business, transforming the customer experience and the relationships with Local Authorities. He was previously founder and Chair of leading bus company Blazefield and also co-founder and then Chief Executive of Prism Rail plc that operated 4 UK train franchises. Giles held the post of Chair of the Association of Train Operating Companies, President and then Chair of CPT and was co-founder and Chairman of Open Access rail company, Grand Central.
Alex WarnerChief Executive
Alex has 30 years’ experience in the transport industry, having held senior roles on the board of train, bus, coach and logistics companies up to and including at Managing Director and Chair level. Alex founded his own transport consultancy, Flash Forward Consulting in 2012, that he sold to Tracsis PLC in 2021, that focused, in particular, on customer service, destination marketing and revenue generative opportunities for transport companies. He was also one of the founding non-executive directors of a large leisure services company and is Chair of the Surrey F.A. and West Midlands Grand Rail Collaboration.
Luke BodinChief Operating Officer
Luke Bodin is a young entrepreneur. He is the founder of BA Events, an events company that specializes in bringing people and ideas together for clients. With a keen eye for detail and a creative mind, Luke has successfully executed events ranging from intimate away days to large scale expos – with extensive experience in the transport industry.
Andrew PennChief Technology Officer
A talented graphic designer and website designer and founder of Penn Studio with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has a passion for creativity and innovation. Andrew has a deep understanding of the transport industry and has worked with major brands in the rail, bus, and automotive sectors.
Adventures throughout the UK and Ireland
Our collection of fabulous journeys cover all parts of the UK and Ireland. Many routes have spectacular scenery - others are hidden gems with so many fascinating features and things to do.View journeys
The transport companies that run each of the Great Scenic Journeys are all assessed by our customer service experts and to be awarded Premium Journey status is a mark of the highest quality. In March 2023, we commenced our accreditation reviews and will be updating our website to recognise those that have reached this prestigious achievement. Watch this space!View our journeys