Train & rail tours
Rail tours are perhaps the most relaxing and enjoyable method of sightseeing, providing a grandstand view of some of the world’s most beautiful scenery as it unfurls in front of you. What’s more, with rail holidays, you can simply sit back and enjoy the journey in comfort, with someone else making the arrangements and seat reservations on your behalf.
Whether it’s speeding past the cherry blossom and mountains of Japan on its legendary Bullet train or trundling through tea plantations on India’s nostalgic Ooty toy train, we’ve designed our rail tours to provide a fascinating window on some of the most breathtaking landscapes, terrains and cities the globe has to offer.
Our itineraries include some of the world’s great rail tours. Marvel at the Canadian Rocky Mountains as you ride the fabled Rocky Mountaineer, gliding past turquoise lakes, rugged peaks, steep canyons and thick pine forests. Gaze at the jaw-dropping Swiss Alps on the world-famous Glacier Express. And experience one of the world’s most scenic rail tours on the famous Alaska Railroad, snaking through the vast tundra, glaciers and ice-clad mountains of spectacular Alaska.
Countless other lands and sights await on our train tours. Our European rail tours holidays include riding the classic Golden Pass Panoramic train through Alpine Switzerland to Lake Geneva and the iconic legendary Bernina Express as its crosses bridges, passes waterfalls and winds through tunnels en-route to the high-altitude resort of St. Moritz.
Our North American train holidays, meanwhile, include Canada’s flagship the Canadian train, speeding between Toronto and the Rockies, and the atmospheric City of New Orleans train, which cuts a swathe through the USA’s musical heartlands on its way from Chicago to New Orleans.
We also offer great rail tours in South America, with rides on the luxurious Andean Explorer as it ascends through the Andes to Puno, passing colourful markets, deep valleys and lush farmland. Our train tours also include a journey on Tunisia’s famous Red Lizard as it weaves through the steep-walled Seldja Gorge – a desert journey that will stay with you forever.
Take a closer look at our rail tours and related itineraries here.
Trains of the World
- Alaska Railroad
- City Of New Orleans Train
- Ocean Train
- Prince Rupert Train
- Rocky Mountaineer
- The Canadian
Our partners are the leading names in train holidays. The Rocky Mountaineer has been voted one of the best train journeys in the world and is repeatedly awarded luxury travel accolades.
VIA Rail’s flagship train, the Canadian takes 4 days to travel between Toronto and the Rockies, unveiling the full breadth and beauty of this awesome country on a classic trans-Canada journey. VIA Rail also operate the Jasper-Prince Rupert train taking in some of Canada’s most spectacular natural wonders on the journey from the beautiful Pacific coast at Prince Rupert to the forestry capital of British Columbia - Prince George.
Opening up a world of grace, elegance and romance, Blue Train tours are famed for exquisite cuisine, with fine meals freshly prepared on board by top chefs, accompanied by South Africa’s finest wines. Passengers are waited on throughout the journey. As you recline in your fabulously opulent suite, the beautiful, ever-changing South African landscape unfolds before you.
Our European partners are specialist in rail holidays and offer a combination of panoramic scenery and equally spectacular service. The Glacier Express is arguably the most famous railway in the world with its breathtaking bridges and tunnels and glamorous resorts. The arguably equally famous Bernina Express Train traverses the Swiss Alps from North to South, winding past wild gorges and icy glaciers, snow-capped mountains, rugged waterfalls and picture-perfect Swiss chalets in unspoilt villages.
Wine lovers can enjoy a leisurely, luxurious journey through verdant wine country aboard the sleek Napa Valley wine train - enjoying a fabulous regional lunch in an antique railcar.
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