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Holiday Type / Top five journeys by rail

Enjoy a modern approach to a touring holiday and the luxury of rail travel's golden era. Where escorted tours off the train are accompanied by expert local guides, so you can really scratch under the surface of each fascinating destination you visit.

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

This aristocrat amongst trains takes its passengers to some of the most celebrated cities in Europe – Paris, Venice, Budapest, Prague, Berlin and Istanbul. Travelling in its gloriously restored carriages revives the golden age of travel: a 24-hour cabin steward is on-hand throughout your journey, interiors gleam with polished wood and brass, ever-changing landscapes slip past your window and a formal black-tie dinner awaits in one of three dining cars. Cuisine is of the highest calibre, whilst the service is magnificent; breakfast and afternoon...

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Rocky Mountaineer

Hailed as ‘the most spectacular train trip in the world’, this exhilarating two-day journey allows you to experience the dramatic beauty of the Rocky Mountains from the comfort of a luxury carriage. Travelling between Vancouver and Jasper, Lake Louise, Banff or Calgary enjoy the captivating views - lakes, prairies and magnificent glacier clad mountains; cameras will be working overtime from the outdoor viewing platform. Offering impeccable five-star dining and complimentary beverages within the custom designed panoramic glass-domed carriage, th...

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Rovos Rail

Combine a unique rail safari on the world-renowned Rovos Rail with a visit to the spectacular Victoria Falls and a Big 5 safari. The world-renowned Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ trains offer unique rail safaris through magnificent scenery combined with first class accommodation, cuisine and service. Each train consists of a maximum of twenty coaches, all beautifully rebuilt in Edwardian style. The northbound journey from Pretoria to Victoria Falls travels through Botswana, with a game drive en route in Hwange National Park. Straddling both Zambi...

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The Blue Train

Since its inception in 1946, The Blue Train experience has introduced guests to magnificent scenery and standards comparable to five star hotels. With butlers on board, first class service has always been assured, accompanied by fine cuisine and outstanding Cape wines served in the dining car beautifully set up with crystal glasses and fine china. The air-conditioned guest suites convert to bedrooms featuring en suite bathroom with shower or bath and twin or double beds, with complimentary Wifi, a private digital entertainment centre and select...

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Rail Australia- The Ghan Darwin

Cross the Australian continent in style on board the legendary Ghan which travels between Darwin and Adelaide via Alice Springs on its two night journey. Trains are operated by Great Southern Rail and offer superb views of the remarkable Australian landscape and outback. Platinum Service cabins are exceptionally comfortable with a choice of double or twin beds, en suite bathroom, panoramic windows, cabin steward service and a host of extras. Off-train experiences are also available but are included in the Platinum Service Fare.

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