Unlike planes, which whisk you from point A to B with barely a glimpse of what’s in between, a train journey can be a destination in itself.
There’s something refreshingly traditional about taking a train, particularly if you’re travelling over a long, multi-night route. The days of silverware and fine china may be long gone in the airline industry, but on overnight trains you’ll still find dining cars with full-service meals and uniformed wait staff.
During the day, many train travellers choose to read books, play cards or simply enjoy the scenery passing by. Rather than cramming yourself into an ever-shrinking plane seat or squinting at road signs trying to figure out where to make your next turn, why not relax on a train? Someone else does the driving, you have more legroom and you can move around at will – not just when the captain turns the seat belt sign off!
Here, we give you a glimpse into some of the amazing rail tours we can organise for you close to home. But we can also tailor some amazing international train journeys for you. Whether it’s the lightning fast bullet trains in Japan and China, the high speed trains in many countries across Europe, the Eurostar, which travels between London and Paris in just over two hours, trains such as the Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian, which spend over a week travelling across eight time zones, luxury trains such as the Blue Train in South Africa, the almost decadent luxury trains in India, famous trains like the Venice Simplon Orient Express, rail travel to Machu Picchu in Peru, the Rocky Mountaineer in western Canada, the Trans-Canadian Railway, which crosses Canada in a week, or even the world famous Indian Pacific and The Ghan, we have trains, trains and more trains to satisfy your ‘rail itch’.
So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Catch these upcoming rail holidays here