RAIL TOURING

 

Rail travel is a fantastic way of getting off the beaten track and seeing the 'real scenery' of the country you are visiting.

 

We have an exciting collection of luxury train journeys on offer.  We have something for everyone - from travelling across the unspoilt Australia Outback to the ultra luxurious Venice-Simplon Orient Express that travels around Europe and so on.

Browse below for a more in-depth look on the journeys on offer.

RAIL PASSES:

We sell a range of rail passes which allow you to travel for a set period in a particular country or across a number of countries in a particular continent.

 

Rail passes available are:

  • Interrail Country Pass - unlimited rail travel through a single European country such as France, Italy, United Kingdom etc for a set number of days

  • Interrail European Pass - unlimited travel over a set period through most European countries.

  • Amtrak USA Rail Pass - unlimited rail travel in the United States for a period of 15, 30 or 45 days.

  • Japan Rail Pass - unlimited rail pass in Japan for either 7 or 14 days in standard or green class (first).

 

EUROSTAR:

Travel between the United Kingdom, France, Brussels and Amsterdam using the Eurostar. 

 

There are three travel classes to choose from - standard class offers a basic seat, standard premier has a reasonably large seat with a meal and drink service  while premier class offers lounge access (at selected stations) before departure, a large seat and hot meal with drinks.

BOOK WITH THE BEST:

We are a proud affiliate of Protravel, one of the largest travel companies in the world, who have a buying power of over $6 billion (USD) annually.  This allows us to be confident that we are offering competitive pricing to our clients. 

 

Our ATOL and ABTA membership obtained through this affiliation means that any money paid towards your holiday is protected.

THE GHAN, INDIAN PACIFIC, THE GREAT SOUTHERN & THE OVERLAND:

The Ghan, Indian Pacific, Great Southern and Overland are Australias ultimate rail journeys.


Dine on Australian delicacies and drink local wine while learning from the rich culture of rural Australia life.  The modern bedrooms on board are to a retro-Edwardian theme with large windows for observation.

With routes that include cities Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth through to the outback towns of Alice Springs, Coober Pedy and Darwin.

MAHARAJA EXPRESS:

The pinnacle of Indian luxury travel - The Maharajas Express Luxury Train Journey, which takes you on a once in a life-time adventure through the heart of India.

The Maharaja Express is known for providing world-class hospitality and maximum convenience for experiencing multiple destinations in a short span of time.

 

Owing to the top-notch facilities and comfort that it offers travellers, it has been awarded the 'World's Leading Luxury Train' title at the Annual World Travel Writers Convention six times in a row, from 2013 to 2018.

From the magnificent palaces of Rajasthan, world wonders such as the Taj Mahal, to cultural sightseeing, this Indian Luxury Train covers them all in Four Tour Circuits that it offers. One gets to witness the culture and royal colours of India coming to life as the Maharaja Express Train sprinkles across the vast geography of the nation. 

 

VENICE-SIMPLON-ORIENT EXPRESS:

To embark on a voyage aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is to become part of its ever-changing history. 

As the gleaming carriages arrive into the station and the uniformed steward welcomes guests aboard, they’ll know that the journey of a lifetime has begun. 

Though associated with the glamour of the Roaring Twenties, the golden age of travel is still alive and well today. Passengers will savour beautiful surroundings, dine on spectacular cuisine, and connect with like-minded adventurers united in the shared joy of travel. 

SOUTH AFRICA BLUE TRAIN:

The Blue Train affords the luxury travel a unique view of the South African countryside. 

 

Your journey begins the moment you arrive at the station with access to one of their exclusive lounges.  Travel from Cape Town to Pretoria The 1600km journey is a wonderful of all things South Africa - from the varying degrees of stunning landscapes to world-class dining, service and accommodation

Kings and presidents have indulged on this magnificent, moving five-star “hotel-on-wheels”. From love-struck honeymooners, to adulated celebrities. And even ordinary folk who fantasise about a life of spectacular luxury, a life that has seemed tantalisingly out of reach. Until now…

 

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COPPER CANYON, MEXICO:

 

For more than 50 years, the Chihuahua-Pacific train, known as El Chepe, has been the only passenger train in all of Mexico. It connects the states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa along a 652-kilometre span, and crosses eighty-six tunnels and thirty-seven bridges above flowing rivers to meet the Tarahumara culture through one of the most modern railway networks in the world.

During your various stops you will get to experience the authentic Mexican culture, some of the best cuisine in the world long with raw scenery which include some stunning waterfalls.

BELMOND ANDEAN EXPLORER / BELMOND HIRAM BINGHAM:

The Belmond Andean Explorer takes you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

From Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire—traversing the highest plains of the Andes—to the reflective beauty of Lake Titicaca. Take the opportunity to explore the vast Colca Canyon then continue towards the city centre of Arequipa, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

While the Belmond Hiram Explorer is the best way to get to and from Macchu Picchu. 

Named after the explorer who rediscovered the citadel at Machu Picchu, the train rolls gently through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Rising through the majestic Andean countryside, it delivers guests to the ancient city of the Incas.

The Belmond Hiram Bingham assures a magical journey, never to be forgotten.

EASTERN & ORIENT EXPRESS

Venturing through Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, the Eastern & Oriental Express traverses the most iconic rail route in Southeast Asia. 

A luxurious private cabin provides an indulgent sanctuary to relax in, with picture frame windows perfect for watching the scenery unfold. 

Guests can mingle with fellow travellers over cocktails in the Observation Car, and delight at gastronomic cuisine over dinner. They’ll become acquainted with local characters during off-board excursions and onboard entertainment, from village elders to knowledgeable historians. 

 

PRIDE OF AFRICA:

Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard the reconditioned wood-panelled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury which is the Pride of Africa.

Various itineraries are on offer that includes the Victoria Falls, South Africa, Namibia and Ethiopia.

 

The trains have a charming Victorian atmosphere.  Dining cars are complemented by a selection of fine South African wines. An enthusiastic team of chefs is responsible for overseeing the very important task of ensuring guests’ every need is catered for. There’s an accent on fresh local ingredients and traditional dishes such as game are a specialty.  

BELMOND GRAND HIBERNIAN:

The first luxury rail experience of its kind in Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian traverses the sprawling countryside, dramatic coasts and fascinating cities that define this captivating land. 

Step aboard to enter a world of indulgence – contemporary carriages inspired by Dublin’s architecture, fine cuisine featuring local delicacies and ever-changing scenery. 

The train accommodates up to 40 guests in elegant -en- suite cabins. Combined with two unique Restaurant Cars and welcoming Observation Car, the interiors proudly reflect Irish heritage while offering contemporary luxury. 

Our vacations by rail include a selection of two-, four- and six-night journeys. All depart from Dublin and encompass the highlights of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. 

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BELMOND ROYAL SCOTSMAN:

The traditional country house style of Belmond Royal Scotsman offers an unparalleled way to explore the best of Scotland. 

As the train draws out of Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, travellers embark on a journey that combines thrilling history, breath-taking nature and dramatic romance. 

Guests can enjoy a morning in the great outdoors with an exhilarating clay pigeon shoot and indulge in afternoon tea, while sharing stories with new friends as the train journeys on. 

Nightfall brings cocktails and black-tie dinners, while a beautifully appointed cabin provides the perfect place to unwind before the next day’s adventures. 

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